Day 1 : Overnight Travel

Fri. 8 Nov 2019

Overnight flight from UK to Delhi.

Day 2 : New Delhi

Sat. 9 Nov 2019

Arrival at Delhi Airport.

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel in Aerocity which is close to the airport.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Lemon Tree Aerocity, Superior Room

Included

Dinner

Day 3 : New Delhi

Sun. 10 Nov 2019

Delhi Sightseeing

In Old Delhi visit the Jama Masjid, this great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, winding through the labyrinthine lanes glimpsing tiny shops crammed with spices and trinkets. View the magnificent 17th century Red Fort and finally stop at Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.

In New Delhi explore Humayun’s tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site completed in 1572. Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor and this is the first example of a Mughal garden tomb. It is clearly an inspiration for later monuments including the Taj Mahal. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world, and an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. The superb buildings in this complex date from the onset of Muslim rule in India. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. Visit Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple which is known for its huge community kitchen, serving food morning till evening to people across all religions. 

Overnight: Lemon Tree Aerocity, Superior Room

Day 4 : Agra

Mon. 11 Nov 2019

Morning drive to Agra (4½ hours)

After checking in at the hotel, visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India.  Built in the 11th century, an era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857.

In the  evening, visit Sheroes Hangout, a cafe and empowerment project for women who have been victims of acid attacks. 

Overnight: Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Deluxe Room

Activities and Services

Sheroes Cafe

Included

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Ranthambore National Park

Tue. 12 Nov 2019

Early morning sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, the greatest love story ever told. On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, in wild extravagance, Shahjehan built her this memorial.  20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this wealth of white marble and precious stone. It really is astonishingly beautiful.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and later drive to Fatehpur Sikri. Located 40 kms from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that display the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

Post sightseeing continue drive to Bharatpur railway station to board train for Sawai Madhopur:

Jan Shatabdi Express (12060) Bharatpur / Sawai Madhopur 15:45/18:02

You will be met at Sawai Madhopur station and driven to your hotel. Check in for 2 nights stay.

Overnight: Ranthambore Heritage Haveli, Deluxe Room

Activities and Services

Included

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Ranthambore National Park

Wed. 13 Nov 2019

Ranthambore Safaris

Morning and afternoon canter (safari bus) safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Formerly the hunting grounds for the Maharajahs of Jaipur before Indian independence, the Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country

Overnight: Ranthambore Heritage Haveli, Deluxe Room

Activities and Services

Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Jaipur

Thu. 14 Nov 2019

Transfer to Jaipur (4 hours drive)

 On arrival, check in at hotel for 2 nights stay.

Birla Temple

In the evening, visit to the Birla temple to see the Aarti (prayers) ceremony. The small but lovely Birla temple is made of white marble and is perched on a small hillock overlooking the surrounding areas. The evening aarti here with the lamps and devotees chanting religious hymns creates a soothing and spiritual atmosphere.

Overnight: Sarovar Premiere, Deluxe Room

Activities and Services

Included

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Jaipur

Fri. 15 Nov 2019

Jaipur Sightseeing

Morning excursion to Amber Fort, a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The imposing fort has an exquisite interior with miniatures painted on the walls depicting hunting, war scenes and festivals with precious stones and mirrors embedded into the plaster. Visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory and the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En-route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

In the afternoon, visit the Maharajah's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of which is converted into a museum. A small portion of the Palace is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Also visit the interesting Jantar Mantar which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Finally, take an interesting Cycle Rickshaw Ride in the crowded bazaar of Old Jaipur town.

Overnight: Sarovar Premiere, Deluxe Room

Included

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Overnight Travel

Sat. 16 Nov 2019

Transfer to Delhi (5 hours drive)

After breakfast, drive straight from Jaipur to Delhi airport to board your return flight back home.

Included

Breakfast

Day 10 : End of Itinerary

Sun. 17 Nov 2019

Arrival back in UK.

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