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Taj, Temples & Tigers
07 nights - 08 days
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Explore the capital city of Delhi — so vibrant and passionate. Journey to the Taj Mahal, the eternal symbol of love in Agra. Then head for the jungle and tiger sighting in the famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Finally visit the pink city of Jaipur and the imposing Amber Fort. This is an enthralling glimpse into the very fabric of India.
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting the Jama Masjid, by cycle rickshaw, via the pulsating Chandni Chowk market area. These labyrinthine back streets of Delhi were once the capital in Mughal times and called Shah Jehanabad. Later visit the Raj Ghat — Mahatma Gandhi's moving cremation site, before returning to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Maidens.
Morning sightseeing of New Delhi includes the impressive Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab Minar and India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights stay at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road.
Sunrise visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love. After breakfast visit the stunning Agra Fort, built by the Mughul Emperors to symbolise their power, with its shady gardens and wide terraces overlooking the Jamuna River. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Morning drive to Bharatpur railway station to board train to Sawai Madhopur. Afternoon jeep drive into Ranthambore National Park, one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Two nights stay at Tiger Den Resort.
Morning and afternoon games drives. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and situated very near to the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, the Park offers a diverse range of habitat for leopard, dhole, wild pig, sambar, chital and gaur to roam.
Early morning game safari. After lunch drive to Jaipur. Two nights stay at the Samode Haveli.
After breakfast visit the imposing Amber Fort, climbing the steep slope on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Walk through the Fort bejewelled with outstanding murals and amazing mirror work. Afternoon visit the delightful Palace of theWinds, the Astronomical Observatory and the fascinating City Palace Museum.
Morning flight to Delhi for your onward destination.
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Suggested extensions: Udaipur, Goa, Amritsar, Maheshwar, Shimla and Nepal. Various other extensions are available on request.