Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Sikandra - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore - Mundia - Jaipur - Samode - Delhi
Day 01 : Abroad - Delhi
Midnight : Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, our executive would be honoured to hold your name on a placard (Please look for him in the main arrival lounge) to receive and welcome you. After meeting and greeting, transfer to Hotel. Check in at the hotel after receiving a warm Indian welcome and relax for the rest of the day amidst the superb hotel facilities. Delhi's many-layered existence is tantalizing and will entice you into a fascinating journey of discovery. Overnight at Hotel Uppal's Orchid (A five star graded hotel).
Day 02 : Delhi
Akshardham Temple, a modern day Wonder of the World will begin your insight into ancient and modern Delhi. Moving on to the Red Fort, you can watch the magnificent artifacts and royal dresses at the museum inside the fort. From here we proceed in bicycle rickshaws through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk to Jama Masjid. Perched just opposite the mighty Red Fort the grandeur of Jama Masjid is best appreciated during Islamic festivals - (optional visit). As you stroll through the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk, don't miss out on some great bargains, especially in traditional clothes and silver trinkets. We then drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapathi Bhawan. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Sikandra - Agra
After an early breakfast leave for Agra, a distance of about 205 kms (4 hrs) by road. En-route visit Sikandra mausoleum of the great Mughal king Akbar. Enjoy a lavish buffet at the "Hotel Mughal Shereton Agra". Post lunch visit the world famous Taj Mahal - where you can explore its Hall of Public Audience and the Royal Pavilions. The symmetry and the gleam of the marble, along with the intricate carvings and graceful Arabic script - I think you could be blind and still feel affected by the calm beauty of the complex. Enjoy an exciting rickshaw ride to the gates of the majestic Taj. You can browse through the market as Agra makes a good market for its inlay work on marble, pick up some of these artifacts as a souvenirs and memorabilia. Night stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur
We begin the day with a visit to the Agra Fort, from where you can enjoy the beauty of Taj at a distance of about 2 kms. We then drive to Bharatpur - well known as Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary - home to an astonishing range of flora and fauna. Birds come to this national park in waves. Enroute we visit Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone town, where you will experience the combined influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Arrive at Bharatpur and transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy a boat ride to the nesting colonies of birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Udai Vilas Palace (A Heritage Hotel).
Day 05 : Bharatpur - Ranthambhore
Morning have a completely rewarding experience of seeing an overwhelming range of birds during the rickshaw ride into the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Later we drive to Ranthambore - famous for the wildlife sanctuary- which is home to India's royal tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. Arrive at Ranthambore & check into a hotel. In the evening you can have a park ride. Night stay in Ranthambore.
Day 06 : Ranthambhore - Mundia - Jaipur
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) to enjoy the sheer beauty of nature and its creations in the national park. Sitting on elephant back you can look for tigers, a good sight to watch. On our way to Jaipur we will be visiting Mundia Village for a short while where you will experience the cordiality of Rajasthani villages. The charm of spending some time amidst the colourful villages is no less than staying in heritage palaces of Rajasthan. Later drive to Jaipur - the fabled "Pink City" of the desert. Arrive at Jaipur and check in at Mundia House (a family home) for an overnight stay.
Day 07 : Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, we leave for the majestic Amber Fort. Riding on elephant back up to the fort, located against the backdrop of the wooded hills is just thrilling. Later we visit the 'Palace of Winds' also known as Hawa Mahal, where you can peep through the delicately screened and carved windows just as the royal ladies used to. We then head to the City Palace Museum where you can enjoy an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. You can go for a walk in the ancient markets of the city in the evening. Late evening enjoy dinner amidst traditional Rajasthani dances at Chokhi Dani (an ethnic village resort). Night stay in Jaipur.
Day Day 08 : Jaipur - Samode
Browsing through the markets in Jaipur, where skilled craftsmen display jewellery, paintings, carvings and colourful textiles, will be an enjoyable experience for you. Post lunch we leave for Samode. You will be booked in luxurious air-conditioned dune coloured tents, furnished with lavish accommodation and every other comfort to make your short stay at Samode Bagh a unique and most memorable one. Evening camel safari to the village interiors will help you experience the charm of rural world. On return to your royal tents, enjoy a grand dinner along with colorful folk performance of local folk music and dance over a magical camp fire. These magical moments are sure to dazzle your eyes. Overnight at Samode Bagh.
Day 09 : Samode - Delhi
You can enjoy your morning tea amidst the beauty of Samode Bagh, a garden paradise also famous as a romantic hideaway. We then leave for Delhi. The rest of the day is at leisure, relax your weary body and soul by going for an Ayurveda massage or spa bath offered by the hotel, or just soak yourself into warm waters of swimming pool with a glass of a chilled beer, other alternative is just loose yourself into your cozy hotel bed and enjoy a movie stuff - mind it, movie should be from Bollywood. Overnight at the hotel premises.
Day 10: Delhi - Abroad
After morning breakfast we leave for Qutub Minar as no travel to Delhi would be complete without a visit to this 5 storey minaret. We will have our lunch. In the afternoon you can stroll through the market areas of Delhi, pick some ethnic dresses and designer embroidery bags and shoes from the most famous lanes of Janpath.