Arrive in Delhi to a warm reception by our tour guide who escorts to your hotel where you settle in and rest for a while before getting ready to explore the city. It starts with the Rashtrapati Bhawan, takes you on to India Gate and then the Birla Temple with a brief interlude for lunch. Then it is the Qutub Minar and Red Fort. Spend the evening exploring Chandni Chowk and food stalls and retire for the night in your comfy room.
Breakfast early and board the coach for the drive to Agra where you check into your hotel room and freshen up. Then it is a visit to the wonderful mausoleum to love, the inimitable Taj Mahal followed by a visit to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. You admire the beauties of both monuments of Mughal architecture and spend the evening exploring Agra, its bazaar for leather work, brass work and its food before retiring for the night.
Rise early, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and board the waiting coach for the drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the city built by Emperor Akbar but abandoned due to lack of water. Admire the Fort and Palaces and the grand vision of a grand ruler before moving on to Ranthambhore, a vast sanctuary covering 392 square kilometers and home to the Indian tiger as well as dozens of other animals and birds. Check into your hotel and rest for the night.
Rise early before the sun rises and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Set out on an early morning jungle safari during which you may sight the tigers in addition to Nilgai, Sambhar, spotted deer, antelopes, gazelles, monkeys, sloth bears and wild boars. There is an old Fort right in the heart of the sanctuary that is worth the trip. Return to the hotel, pack up and board the coach for the onward drive to the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Check into your hotel, freshen up and set out to visit local attractions such as the new City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Spend the evening exploring the markets. Jaipur is known for its garments, handicrafts and jewellery. Return to your hotel for the night.
Wake up at dawn, enjoy a spicy Rajasthani breakfast and board the coach for the drive to the old Amber fort, about 11 km from Jaipur. The Fort is a vast complex that houses Palaces and Museums. The highlight of this walking tour is the elephant back ride while ascending the hill atop which the fort is located. From Amber we proceed to Jaigarh Fort where you get to see the worldâ€™s biggest cannon. Evening and it is time to board the coach for the return drive to Delhi.
Monument Entry Fee
Carry a water bottle with you at all times.
Be careful of touts and pickpockets.
Wear light clothing in summer and pack woolens for winter.
Tour of monuments may require you to pay for tickets and entrance fees from your pocket.