Tiger Tour with Taj Mahal
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day - 1 -- Arrival
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Jaipur - Ranthambhore -
Agra - Delhi
Departure from home country.
Day - 2 -- Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
Day - 3 -- Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa. Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod,
Mandawa, etc. Mandawa was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is
still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses , a collection of armories,
costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection
and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area
of Shekhawati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called
the open air gallery.
Day - 4 -- Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Rest of the day free.
Day - 5 -- Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort -the ancient capital of the State. Visit
the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon
tour of Jaipur. Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago
in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable
astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace,
the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through
the Pink Rose residential & business areas.
Day - 6 -- Ranthambore
Drive to Ranthambhore the finest national park of India arriving in the
hotel in afternoon. Evening visit the old fort which overlooks the national
park. Overnight hotel.
Day - 7 -- Day free
Day - 8 -- Agra
Drive to Agra , visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40
kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15
years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the
Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor
Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public
and private audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by
Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Day - 9 -- Delhi
Drive to Delhi. On arrival, Check in at hotel.
Day - 10 -- Delhi
Tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites
of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red
Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check out at 1200 hrs.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's
Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern
Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government
Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Evening transfer
Day - 11 --