Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Namaste & welcome to India. Arrive at Indira Gandhi Airport at T-3. You will be met by our representative and transfer straight to your accommodation and are assisted at check in for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel
Later proceed for sightseeing visit the Red Fort (photo stop), a massive sandstone fort built by Shah Jahan on the banks of Yamuna River, the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and standing across the road from the Red Fort, built in 1656 by Shah Jahan. Approximately 20,000 people can pray here at any one time. Ride a paddling rickshaw through the narrow by lanes of old Delhi Bazaar. Then on to Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of the great father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
New Delhi visiting the Qutub Minar, the tower of victory started by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199AD upon becoming sultan of Delhi, the Bahai Lotus Temple built in the shape of the lotus in marble as a symbol peace and a place where all can worship, India Gate (the war memorial) and the Presidents House (from outside).
Day 3: Agra
Drive to Agra Check in at your hotel
Later in afternoon, visit Agra fort. Fortification has always been and still is the prerogative of the mighty – the dividing line between the ruler and the ruled. The mighty towers and overwhelming facades instilling fear and awe in the bravest of the brave yet there were the few who overcame the daunting adversities and made their mark in history, a signature that still exists.
Day 4: Agra/Ranthambore National Park
In the early morning proceed to Taj Mahal on decorated horse driven carriages. Taj Mahal is one of mankind’s greatest architectural feats. Built out of white marble by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, it was erected by 20,000 laborers over a 12-year period. The entire monument is a masterpiece of symmetry.
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and afterwards drive to Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bharatpur for lunch. Continue driving to Ranthambhore and upon arrival, transfer to your jungle lodge this evening and enjoy a documentary on Indian wildlife and elusive Royal Bengal tiger before dinner and an overnight stay
Day 5: Ranthambore National Park
This Morning proceed on a game drives at Ranthambhore National Park by shared open jeep accompanied by a naturalist. Close to the town of Sawai Madhopur lies Ranthambhore National Park that was at the forefront of Project Tiger. The park covers approximately 400sq km of rolling hills, grassland, bush and woods, rivers and lakes and is very picturesque.
The landscape is accentuated by the many ruins of palaces and forts of this once royal hunting reserve. Ranthambhore has large numbers of sambar, chital, and nilgai. You may also see chinkara, However, it is the larger predators that are so compelling, these include leopard, hyena, jackal, and of course Royal Bengal tiger, for which the park is famous.
Day 6: Travel to Jaipur
Jaipur – Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – II, the ruler of Amber, Jaipur was the first planned city in India. This town is also referred as Pink city for the color of buildings in its wonderful old city. The city was painted pink to honor the visit of Prince Albert of England in 1882. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Jaipur
Early breakfast at hotel then drive to Amber and its glorious hilltop fortress. You will ascend the fort on Elephant back. It is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking architectural mastery. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, where pierced screen windows offer views from different vantage points, and shimmering mirrors encrust the walls of Sheesh Mahal.
Enjoy a shopping experience along with carpet weaving and a gem-cutting demonstration.
Later proceed to Pink city of Jaipur. Stop for a photo at the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds. Then visit the City Palace Museum, which has a priceless collection of antiques, costumes and armory of the Mughals and Rajputs. It also has an art gallery, which displays a collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Afterwards will be an overnight stay.
Day 8: Mandawa
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel, and in the afternoon we proceed for an orientation tour of Mandawa hamlet, visit the colorfully painted havelis with typical Shekhawati style frescos. Relax and unwind in the evening before an overnight stay.
Day 9: Delhi
Drive to Delhi and in the evening relax to overcome the tiredness from the 7-hour journey before an overnight stay.
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to airport and board a night flight for onward journey.
This trip does not include the following: Airfare, Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips, Laundry, Telephone, Beverages etc.
Pricing is TBD.
Specific itineraries are subject to change. Please contact us for more details including upgrade options along with terms and conditions today!
Why choose our adventures over other options?
- We limit the number of people in safari vehicles to maximize both comfort and the opportunity to take some amazing photographs.
- Drivers are not limited to a specific route. We go where the action is and we don’t have to return on a pre-determined schedule.
- You have an expert leading the safari who is extremely knowledgable of the best areas to maximize your experience.
- Photographic opportunities are always available if you want to digitally capture your experience.
- We have fun!
When paying via credit card for this safari, please be aware that there will be an additional 3.5% credit card processing fee charged.
If paying via check, we will provide our mailing address upon contact with you and the amount payable via check is listed below. You will not be charged any additional fee when paying by check.
Please be prepared to provide the following information for each registrant: First/Last Name, Cell Phone Number, Email Address, and anything else that we should know.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
|Start Location||Date(s)||Option||Due by Check|
|New Delhi, DL 110037, India||Dec 7 – Dec 16 2015||Adult||$0||Contact us to ask about registration!|