Rajasthan with Taj & Tiger ToursDuration: 09 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Udaipur - Delhi.
Day 01:Arrival in Delhi
You will be met upon by a TNS TRAVELS representative in Delhi, who will receive you with warmth and you would be handed over with your travel docket which will contain all the necessary documents & guidelines, which would be necessary for you during the tour. The docket would mainly consist of your hotel vouchers, corresponding maps etc.
Over night stay at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra (By Surface : 210 KM - 4 Hours)
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Then drive to Agra which is a five hours drive from Delhi.
Reach Agra . Check in at the hotel . Then Proceed for sightseeing of Taj Mahal the symbol of love. Enjoy a tanga ride while you go to Taj Mahal.
We'll visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
Evening is for leisure .Hopp around in the nearby markets .
Back to the hotel .Overnight Hotel at Agra.
Day 03: Agra - Ranthambore (By Surface : 294 KM - 6 Hours)
After your break fast in the hotel .Check out from the hotel. Drive to ranthambore enroute fatehfur-sikri.
The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. The city was abandoned by the emperor due to scarcity of water .Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
After your sight seeing in fatehpur-sikri. Drive to ranthambore which Will be a four hours drive from fatehpur- sikri.
Reach Ranthmabore. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Ranthambore
Have your break fast in the lodge. Then Proceed for Morning Jeep Wild Tiger Safari at Ranthambore.
Ranthambore - Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with nature for a luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle. Ranthambhore - perhaps the best place in the world to sight a tiger in the wild. The Ranthambhore National Park has had more Tiger sightings than any other National Park in the country.
After noon get back to the lodge . Have lunch. Relax in the lodge .After sometime proceed for evening safari in the park.
It spreads over a highly undulating topography varying from gentle to steep slopes; from flat topped hills of the Vindhyas to the conical hillocks and sharp ridges of the Aravalis, from wide and flat valleys to narrow rocky gorges. An important geological feature the 'Great Boundary Fault' where the Vindhya plateaus meet the Aravali hill ranges, meanders through the Reserve. The National Park is bound by the rivers Chambal in the south and Banas in the north.
Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.
Day 05: Ranthambore - Jaipur (By Surface : 130 KM - 3 Hours)
After your break fast in the lodge .Check out from the lodge . Then drive to the pink city of India, jaipur .
Jaipur popularly known Jaipur popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Reach Jaipur Check in at the hotel. Evening is for leisure
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
Day 06: Jaipur
Have your breakfast in the hotel. Then proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur - Udaipur (By Surface : 405 KM - 7 Hours)
Enjoy your break fast in the hotel. Check out from the hotel .Drive to Udaipur the Venice of east which will be a drive of around five hours from Jodhpur.
Udaipur was founded in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh after his final unsuccessful attempt to defend the Mewar capital, Chittorgarh from the invading Mughals under Emperor Akbar. The Kingdom of Mewar was considered the most respectable among all Princely states in Rajasthan & still remembered for the courage to protect the Kingdom.
Reach Udaipur. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is for leisure. Evening proceed to the lake for a boat ride.
Over night stay at Udaipur.
Day 08: Udaipur
After your breakfast in the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing and Start your city tour from City Palace, an intriguing collection of buildings contributed by various Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh & built in the year 1725. The magnificence of the Palace starts right from its entrance at the northern Tripolia Gate that brings us to the central courtyard, the best place to view the facade of filigreed balconies & ornate cupola-topped towers. Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour) is an ornamental garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the Ladies of the Queen's court. He built the garden with several fountains, pools & is decorated with chiselled pavilions & elephants. The fountains worked on the unique hydraulic technique devised in the year 1700 AD & work till today.
Later we visit Jagdish Temple, the Indo-Aryan temple, built in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, is the largest & the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. We also enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola, the beauty of the lake is enhanced by the surrounding hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats & embankments. The Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) & Jag Mandir, the two island palaces on the lake look like pearls in the lake.
After your sightseeing .Get back to the hotel.
Overnight stay at Udaipur
Day 09: Udaipur - Delhi (By Flight)
FLIGHT NAME: AIR INDIA
FLIGHT NO: IC 472 HRS
DEPARTURE: 1255 HRS
ARRIVAL: 1525 HRS
Enjoy your break fast in the hotel. Spent some time in the hotel. Transfer to the airport prior to your time of the flight.
Notes : Please note that lunches & dinners are not included. All hotels are subject to availability. The above mentioned tour price is for 2 people traveling together. Domestic airfare is a part of the tour price.