“India is a land of beauty and generosity, of traditional hospitality and acceptance of many cultures”
-Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
This is a short journey of India, covering highlights of the country – The Golden triangle (Delhi, Jaipur and Agra) along with Ranthambore National park. Agra also known as the city of Taj Mahal is popular to have one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal the monument which symbolises love. Jaipur the pink city represents culture, history and legacy of Rajasthan. Delhi, divided into old Delhi and New Delhi are contrasting worlds with New Delhi representing modern world and progressing India while old Delhi giving a glimpse of India pre Independence. Another destination of this jorney is Ranthambore national park, a magnificent place to spot tigers in its habitat. The forests of Ranthambore are dry and decidious and offers good visibility and hence great tiger spotting. This tour is perfectly suited for thise visiting India for the forest time with limited time in hand.
Meet your travel manager on arrival at New Delhi airport. Your tour manager would ensure smooth check in at your hotel in Delhi and shall hand over your travel documents. A small briefing about the tour and what you are going to experience in days to come is always good. New Delhi is a city of contrasts with Old Delhi and New Delhi representing thwo different worlds of Heritage and Development. We may utilize rest of the day to catch glimpse of monuments in Delhi city. A visit to Old Delhi can be a unique experience to see of how things function seamlessly without proper alignment of systems. Later you may want to catch glimse of breath taking views of qutub minar, a minaret and “victory tower”.
Overnight at Hotel in New Delhi.
A 4 hours and 200 Kms Journey would Take us to Agra, The City of Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is a ivory – white marble mausoleum on the banks of river yamuna. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 to house the tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal also houses tomb of the emperor as well. Taj Mahal was constructed using best of the available materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials and 22,000 labourers, painters, embroidery artists and stonecutters to shape the Taj Mahal. The plinth and tomb took roughly 12 years to complete and the remaining parts like minarets, mosque and gateway took an additional 10 years. The imperial court of muusoleum documenting Shah Jahan’s grief after the death of her beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal illustrates the love story held as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
In the evening we enjoy light and sound show in Agra. Overnight stay at prime location in Agra Close to Taj. Next day we visit the glorious Taj Mahal.
A 6 hours and 260 Kms drive will take you to Ranthamore National Park, The land of fort tigers
Ranthambore National Park, one of the most popular and best destinations to spot tigers in the wild used to be hunting ground for royal families of Sawai Madhopur. The forest of Ranthambore is dry & deciduous with visibility advantage and hence records good toger sightings. Due to the typr of forests, tigers of Ranthambore have also become used to the presence of tourists most of the times. There are many documentaries filmed in Ranthambore National park which makes it the most popular national park in the country. These documentaries not just made the park popular but also some of the tigers. One of the most famous tigers from Ranthambore National Park was Machhli (Hindi word for Fish), who has the record of surviving in the wild for maximum number of years, ie 20 years in wherein the tigers are believed to have life cycle of 10 to 14 years in the wild.
We stay in Ranthambore National park for 3 nights and during our stay in Ranthambore, we shall spend most mornings and evenings exploring premium safari zones of the park on a four wheel drive safari. We shall also visit Ranthambore school of Arts during our stay. The Ranthambore School of Art at Sawai Madhopur was established with an aim to create awareness about the tiger conservation and the students in the school belong to the neighbouring villages. Our Stay at Ranthambore National park would be in a Luxury resort on the periphery of the park.
A 3 hours and 180 Kms drive will take us to Jaipur, the gateway to Rajsthan
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan state of India is also know as the pink city. The story behind pink city goes way back in 1876, when the prince of whales visited India. Since color pink symbolises hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted whole city pink. Jaipur city is a perfect blend on ancient history with all the luxuries of morden day world. The city has many monuments highlighting the rich history of the place.All these monuments are now open for tourists and attracts tourists from around the world. Jaipur is also one of the three cities which are referred as Golden triangle of India. The city is renowned for colored gems which are used in jewellery.
We stay at Jaipur for 2 Nights in a luxury hotel with heritage look. We shall visit Amer fort, Nahargarh Fort, hawa mahal, jal mahal, jantar mantar during our stay. One of the dinners we will have at Chowki Dhani, the introduction to the culture of rajasthan.
A 260 Kms and 6 hours drive would take us back to New Delhi. Out short trip visiting highlights of India comes to its last leg here. Overnight we stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of the City and next day we board the flight back home with sweet yet wild memories of India. If time allows we may visit another monument in New Delhi.
October to March