Day 1: Discover the heart of India - Delhi Darshan.
On your arrival to delhi meet our representative in hotel itself. He will help you in checking in at hotel. Relax for sometime, soak the weather as by afternoon we will leave for Delhi city tour. Delhi is a busy city and never stops. We will take you on drive to beautiful roads of delhi visiting Rajpath, it is world war I memorial arch. India Gate towards parliament house and Presidential Palace.
By evening we will reach Qutub Minar - a 72 mts high architecture, the beautiful uncorroded iron pillar which was built in 4th Century AD After this we will visit Delhi haat, an amalgamation of Delhi Culture, food, craft. A great place to experience the diversity of Indian handicrafts and artifacts. You may take your dinner here as this place offers some of the most amazing Indian dishes. On your way back to hotel we will again enroute the Rajpath, lightning India Gate, many indian families visit this place at night and hangout, you may also go out and take some of the most beautiful pictures to remember for lifetime. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Romantic Shekhawat region journey
Wake up early and see a silent Delhi in morning as this is only time when one can experience the calm and quiet Delhi.
After your breakfast we will leave for the romantically rustic Shekhawati region in Rajasthan, MANDAWA. A beautiful place in Rajasthan with amazing Havelli's and stunning castles. It was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh. It is the capital of Shekhawati region.
Another name for Mandawa is "open air art gallery". This is one of the beautiful place in rajasthan. We will reach the hotel by lunch. Post lunch we will take you to village tour of Shekhawati region. We recommend you to go for a wonderful camel ride, the king of deserts. A unique, royal experience which can only be felt in Royal Rajasthan. Their are many beautiful, historic haveli's in Mandawa like Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Chowkhani Haveli, Their are many painting and frescoes in mandawa and the main theme of all the painting and frescos is lifestyle of desert, indian religion deties. Then we will visit Mandawa castle, a giant architural castle, a treat to eyes.
After a wonderful experience of local Mandawa life we will return back to our hotel, in peak time, hotel also organizes various cultural programs during dinner time. If you are lucky you may get a change to enjoy famous rajasthani dance while having your dinner. After your dinner stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: A journey to Land of Rajputs - Jaipur
After a wonderdul experience at Mandawa today we will leave for the land of Rajputs- Jaipur, after your breakfast. The pink city (Jaipur is also called as pink city, it was created by Swai Jai Singh) is a beautiful city which is full of colors, forts, palaces, very rich in it's culture, tradition, art and craft. The road from mandawa to Jaipur is 175 kms (approx 4 hours). We will reach Jaipur by lunch, check it at hotel and relax for a while as soon enough we will leave for beautiful market of jaipur for shopping.
Shopping in Jaipur have always been a pleasure for tourist as it offers everything whether it is jewellery, hand crafted items, gemstones, Traditional rajasthani clothes, trinkets, silverware, marble sculptures, enamel jewellery (Kundan meena), textiles or garments you will find everything here. if you are looking for handicraft items like wall hangings, metal artifacts (white metal), puppets we will visit link road which is next to Saraogi Mansion in Bapu Bazaar. We will also visit Nehru bazaar whicj is famous for camel skin shoes like jutties/mojaries, trinkets, bandhani work, perfumes.
After a special session of shopping we will leave for a delicious rajasthani style dinner in one of the famous restaurant in jaipur. The restaurant is famous for traditional activities like Puppet shows, chinese fiesta, churi shops, it keeps visitors hooked and is a delight to be present here. After a wonderful day we will drive back to hotel, stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4: A day in Jaipur
Wake up early today and breathe fresh air and experience the pink city view from hotel balcony, you may go outside for a short walk, but get back early as we will leave for jaipur excusion today.
After your breakfast we leave for jaipur All guests to assemble in the Hotel lobby at 9:30 a.m. After breakfast we leave for city tour of Jaipur including a visit to famous Hawa Mahal resembled as a crown to Lord Krishna it was built in 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This mughal architectural style monument was built for the women of Royal families so that they view the daily life though beautifully carved windows/balconies.
After this we will visit Royal City Palace, it was once the residence of Royal families in rajasthan, now a museum with a beautiful and rare collection of rajasthani costumes, painitings, and rajput armors.
By 3 PM we will visit the Giant Amber fort, to get to the hill top of this beautiful fortress you may get on a Elephant (hathi), in ancient it was one of the mode of transportation for Maharajah's. Enjoy the elephant ride in Maharaja style. Or else you may board a jeep ride to get to the top of the Fort. After a wonderful city tour of Jaipur we will drive back to hotel, take your dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5: From Jaipur to Ranthambore national Park
After a delightful day in Jaipur today we will leave for Ranthambore Nantional Park, Rajasthan. Wake up early, take your breakfast as today we will leave for giant and wonderful National park in north indian region, Ranthambore National Park.
The park is 130 km from Jaipur and it is one of most visited national parks in southeaster Rajasthan. It was formerly a hunting ground for Maharaj's of Rajasthan and other royal families. Ranthambore is one of the natural wonders by mother earth and is a home for Tigers and other rare species. By noon we will reach this place, take your lunch you may want to charge your camera as this place atracts many photographers from around the globe. You may get a chance to see The Tiger. We will take jeep rides tomorrow in this beautiful National park. Evening is free at leisure, you may go out and interact with local people. Take your dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jeep Ride in Rathambore National Park Morning & Evening
Wake up early today, breathe fresh air here, take your breakfast as we will leave for early morning jeep safari at 6 AM. Ranthambore national park is one of the most spectacular national park in India and Rajasthan. It is 1334 sq km in area and is the only area where you can spot white tigers in Rajasthan.
The Park used to be a Hunting ground for Maharajas and now is a sanctutary. The wild jungle with rugged mountains surrounded by ancient mosques and temples, lakes filled with crocodiles, ponds, pools a habitat for crocodiles, turtles.
The Ranthambore park was declared a national park in 1981. After your lunch we will we will continue the jeep safari in search of a white tiger, you may take photographs as the park is has some beautiful sceneries, amazing landscapes and a wonderful fort. The ranthambore national park is a home to more than 300 different species of birds. After a beautiful wild day we will return back to hotel, take your dinner stay overnight at Ranthambore.
Day 7: Ranthambore to beautiful Abhaneri Village
Today we will leave for Abhaneri after your lunch. Abhaneri village is 150 km from Ranthambore national park (3 hour drive). On our arrival to Abhaneri village we will check in at a beautiful camp but before that we will visit the amazing step walls of Abhaneri village it's beautifully crafted temples.
The wells here were built around 1300 years back to preserve the rain water to harvest the crops, as their was scarcity of water in ancient times. These wells are built in such a way that even if the water is at the ground level one can easily access water. relax in camp for sometime as we will leave for village journey post lunch. We will visit the wells of Abhaneri, holy place of Harshat Mata and will return back to our camp by evening.
The camp is situated in a beautiful area where you can do various activities like Folk activities, camel ride and can even learn how to cook from local villagers. Don't forget to carry your smile with you as it breaks all the barriers. Take your dinner, stay overnight at camp.
Day 8: Fatehpur Sikri, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
After a beautiful day spended around local people in royal style we will today leave for Agra City. After your breakfast we will leave for the City of Victory, Fatehpur Sikri.
It is 40 kms from Agra and was built by Akbar in 1569. All the monuments, buildings are well crafted in mughal style, the Jama Masjid, Salim Chisti's Tomb and many other palaces. It was the capital city of Mughal empire but was abandoned in 1584 due to scarcity of water. On your arrival to Agra check it at hotel and relax for a while as Post lunch we will leave for one of the Wonders of Love the monument of love, TAJ MAHAL.
The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj mahal is built with precious white marbel and is best viewed under moon light as the marble shines to silver colors. The Taj Mahal changes its color many times during a course of day. Later we will visit for Agra Fort a famous huge fort built in red stone by Akbar in year 1565. There are more than 500 buildings inside the fort, many of them are in Marble. The fort is surrounded by huge walls displayed as the symbol of Power. Their are many ghats near the fort as river Yamuna was touched it. It was a method of transporting goods in and out of the Fort. After a wonmderful journey to Taj Mahal and Agra fort you are free to shop and purchase some souvenir as a memory. You may also buy handicraft items here. By evening drive back to hotel as evening is free at leisure, stay overnight at hotel.
Day 9: A journey to remember for lifetime, drive back to Delhi
After breakfast we will leave for Delhi via Yamuna Expressway. It is a one of the longest six lane road connecting delhi surronded regions and Agra. Their is no disturbance on this road as population here is very less. We will reach Delhi by afternoon we will transfer you to Airport/Station for your next destination.