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World Famous Taj and Tiger Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 425 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 450 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Arrive Delhi by any convenient flight. Meet upon arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Note: Check-in time at the hotel is 12 Noon. If you will arrive early morning the accommodation will be required from previous night.

Day 2: In Delhi.

Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for the full day tour of Old and New Delhi in the afternoon. Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built by behind sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars.

Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial centre of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts. New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eighth city - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.

You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Also visit the local Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple). Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi / Agra. 210 Km & 04-05 Hours.

Morning after breakfast at the hotel, leave Delhi and drive to Agra. Enroute stop at the famous tomb of Akbar "Sikandra" after visiting Sikandra continue drive to Agra and upon arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel. Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire, at the time of the Mughals in the 16th & 17th centuries. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city's origins are dim but Akbar's grandfather Babur is credited with Agra's founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal. Afternoon half day sightseeing of the Agra city, visit Agra Fort, Idmad-Ud-Dola {Baby Taj Mahal. Evening visit the world famous monument of love the Taj Mahal during sunset. Overnight stay at hotel. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

Day 4: Agra / Ranthambore. 300 Km & 06-07 Hours.

Morning after breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ranthambore. On the way you will visit Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Afterwards continue drive to Ranthambore. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: In Ranthambore. Morning & afternoon game drives in Ranthambore National Park by open hood canter bus. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Ranthambore / Jaipur. 200 Km & 04-05 Hours.

Morning after breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jaipur, upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities. Evening drive to Choki Dhani Village Resort, which is approx. 40 Kms from Jaipur. Enjoy special Rajasthani Dinner at Choki Dhani, afterwards return back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Jaipur.

After breakfast depart for a half day excursion to Amber Fort. 11 Km. from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily caparisoned elephant, true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interior of the fort has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, you will feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered.

After your tour return to the hotel or to a city restaurant where you can relax or enjoy a lunch on your own. At around 2 p.m. venture back into the city, for the tour of Jaipur. This afternoon you will visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Jaipur / Delhi / Departure. 250 Km & 04-05 Hours. Morning after breakfast at the hotel, drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to airport to take flight for onward destination. End of the services with happy memories.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis at budget hotels.
- Daily breakfast at the hotels.
- Transport services by an exclusive A/C Car for all transfers, sightseeing and long journey tours as per itinerary, including all taxes, toll tax, parking, driver allowance, fuel charges.
- 1 Lunch at Hotel Taj View, Agra.
- 2 Game drives in Ranthambore national park by canter bus on seat sharing basis.
- 1 Elephant ride in Jaipur.
- 1 Rajasthani dinner at Choki Dhani Village resort, Jaipur.
- Assistance upon arrival in Delhi.
- All present applicable taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Any Air/train fares.
- Personal expenses like tips, drinks, any meal (which is not specified above), telephone, fax, internet, laundry.
- Entry ticket, permit fees, boat/ferry ticket, camera tickets at various places of sight seeing.

About This Supplier
Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2009

M19045 was founded 40 years ago and we have catered to more than 1 million clients from all over the world. We have been recommended by the Lonely Planet - Rough Guide and and received 11 awards for our service in travel and hospitality. We have a team of 40 members working 24/7 for our clients. Avijit Arya is our...

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