GOLDEN TRIANGLE - RANTHAMBORE

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OVERVIEW

We offer you the best Golden Triangle - Ranthambore, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur Tour. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore for 8 Nights and 9 Days covers Ranthambore along with Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

ITINERARY

Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Evening welcome gathering with your trip leader over cup of tea/coffee/cookies.
Dinner & overnight stay.

 

DELHI
Old Delhi visit the Jama Masjid, the 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 25000 devotees. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, winding through the labyrinthine lanes of the “moonlight place” glimpsing tiny shops crammed with spices and trinkets. Drive past the 17th century Red Fort, the magnificent fort symbolizes the sovereignty of India builds by Shah Jahan and finally stop at Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.

In New Delhi visit Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi''s last Hindu kingdom;India Gate, the 42-metre-high, free-standing arch, designed by Lutyens, built in 1931, is dedicated to 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The interesting Bangla Sahib Sikh temple which feeds thousands of people every day through its huge community kitchen. Drive past the presidential building, the official residence of president of India. 
Dinner & overnight stay.

Today morning drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel.

In the evening visit Sheroes Hangout Cafe.
Sheroes, here, are mostly women who have fought back for life and survival through heinous chemical burns and are now, on a course to define themselves as ''fighters''. Courageous fighters who walk with scars. And this Hangout is where empowerment of women no more remains a widely funded phenomenon, but materialises in form of a readers'' cafe, an activism workshop, a community radio hub, and an exhibit space, where works crafted by Sheores will be on display. Sheroes Hangout is an initiative by Stop Acid Attacks campaign that was founded in New Delhi in 2013. As the idea of this space has evolved from a campaign for acid attack survivors, the ideas of beauty and importance of appearance in society remains the epicenter of discussions and programmes run from here.
Dinner & overnight stay.

Today early morning visit Taj Mahal just around sunrise. Taj Mahal is living example of greatest love story ever told. On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, in wild extravagance, Mughal emperor Shahjehan built her this memorial. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this wealth of white marble and precious stone.

Return to hotel for breakfast. 

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

The afternoon is at leisure. You may like to visit the Taj Mahal again around sunset to see the beauty of this marble wonder in the golden colors of melting sun. 
Dinner & overnight stay.

Morning after breakfast leave Agra by surface for Fatehpur Sikri(2 hours drive).
 
Located 40 Km from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. 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 speak of the grandeur and splendor of the Mughal empire at the height of its power. 
 
Post visit transfer to hotel in Bharatpur for included lunch after which transfer to Bharatpur railway station to board train for Rantahmbore.
 
(12060) Jan Shatabdi Express Bharatpur/Ranthambore 1550/1802
 
On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Dinner & overnight stay.

Today morning & afternoon safari in Ranthambore National Park.
Lunch included in the hotel 

Ranthambore National Park - formerly the hunting grounds for the Maharajahs of Jaipur before Indian independence. The Park is one of the finest tiger reserve in the country under the Project Tiger. The majestic predators, assured of protection, roam freely during the daytime and can be seen at close quarters. Ranthambore sanctuary has a large number of fauna, significant among those being sambhar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, langur, wild boar, peafowl and of course the King of the Jungle- the Great Indian Tiger. A system of three artificial lakes-PadamTalab, Rajbagh and Malik Talab, along with a number of anicuts are part of the biosphere. Besides enhancing the scenic beauty of the Park, they are an important source of water for the inhabitants of the park
Dinner & overnight stay.

Today morning visit the Ranthambore National Park once again for the last time in your quest for elusive Tiger. 

Return to hotel for breakfast and then drive onward to Jaipur. Enroute visit the beautiful Chand Baori (Stepwell) in Abhaneri village. It was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20meters & 3 floors to the bottom of the well.The stepwell rose to fame when scenes from “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” were shot here. 
Dinner & overnight stay.

Morning breakfast, later excursion to Amer fort with elephant joy ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort not only look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir is 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 Jaipur city visit Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Also take an interesting Cycle Rickshaw Ride in the crowded bazar of Old Jaipur town.
Dinner & overnight stay.

Today early morning board flight for Delhi.
 
9W 2250 Jaipur/Delhi 0900/1005
 
Arrive Delhi & connect your return flight back home.

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