Forts and Palaces with Magnificent Indian Wildlife 10 Nights

    A royal affair: hop around India’s best forts and palaces

    • Duration

      11 Days

    • Total Destinations

      4

    • Attractions

      11

    • Pkg Id

      0000156

    India is a land with untold historical riches, evident in the different types of architecture dating back to the Bronze Age. Check out these magnificent architectural testaments to the yesteryears with a customized trip to India’s best forts, palaces and museums. End the tour feeling like a royal going on a hunt at Ranthambore, where you track and shoot tiger. With your cameras of course!

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    DAY 1
    Arrive Delhi

    • On arrival in Delhi, guests will be met at the aero bridge and will be assisted through customs / immigration baggage collection. And you will be transferred to your Hotel
    • Delhi: The planning of New Delhi started in 1911 under the guidance of Sir Edwin Lutyens; this was following the declaration made by King George V at the Delhi Durbar.
    • Delhi is steeped in history, which dates back to 3000 years. 'Indraprastha', the seat of the Pandavas in the early centuries of the era, was situated in Purana Quila and is believed to be Delhi's earliest city.
    • The Imperial:The Imperial, New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, is located on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway. The restored 1930’s Victorian – style building is a perfect confluence of old-world charm and modern day conveniences.
    • Spend Two overnight at The Imperial. Accommodation is in a Heritage Room with en suite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis

    DAY 2
    Delhi

    • Morning at leisure for independent activities.
    • Afternoon proceed on tour of Old Delhi visiting:
    • Chandni Chowk: Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk which was once the grandest of markets in India. Even though today Chandni Chowk appears choked with congestion, it retains its historical character.
    • Spice Market: Khari Baoli is a street in Old Delhi known for its wholesale grocery and Asia's largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products like rice and tea. The market is operating since the 17th century.
    • Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid of Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in • India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.
    • And end your tour with High Tea at Dharampura Haveli where the children have the opportunity of flying kites or have Heena painting.
    • Haveli Dharampura: with its distinctive features is attributed as Late Mughal style though parts of it has the influence of the 20th Century architecture. During Mughal and late Mughal Period, a large numbers of Havelis were built by the courtiers.
    • Evening visit to Dance Academy, for a small interaction with a bollywood style dance teacher, and a small dance class over Bollywood songs

    DAY 3
    Delhi - Agra

    • Morning drive to Agra.
    • Agra: The city of Agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia. Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal.
    • On arrival check in at ITC Mughal.
    • Afternoon proceed on Mughal Heritage Walk with a guide.
    • Visit the small village of Kachpura, a rural settlement, with a stunning backdrop of the Taj Mahal. The youth from the community, who have been trained up as tour guides, take you through the village allowing you to real get a feel of village life.
    • Sunset visit of Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh Side ( Located  across river Yamuna / Taj Mahal close on Friday) 
    • Taj Mahal: Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
    • Spend Two Nights, Accommodation is in a Royal Mughal Suite, Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast Basis

    DAY 4
    Agra

    • Re- visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise. 
    • After visit to Taj Mahal Return to Hotel for breakfast. Later proceed on a city tour of Agra, visiting Itmad-Ud-Daulah: 
    • After Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. 
    • Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is softer with lot of inlay carvings. 
    • After visiting Itmad-Ud-Daulah, drive onto the Agra Fort in a decorated horse carriage, 
    • Agra Fort: The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
    • Afternoon at leisure.

    DAY 5
    Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore

    • This morning you will be transferred to Bharatpur Railway Station for train to Ranthambhore. (Dep 1030 / Arr 1255 Hrs / Golden Temple Mail  Air Conditioned Sleeper Class) 
    • Ranthambhore National Park: - Ranthambhore National Park is known for its small population of friendly tigers, who do not seem to shy away from the approach of humans. Tucked between the rugged Aravalli and Vindhya hills, the reserve also boasts a spectacular landscape filled with border-strewn highland plateaus, lakes and rivers. A hunting ground for the local maharajahs until 1970, the park has since become a refuge for hundreds of species of birds, mammals and reptiles.  
    • On arrival transfer from Railway Station to Hotel Khem Villas, Ranthambhore.
    • Khem Villas - the lodge’s 20 acres of grassland, lakes and forest were hand-planted years ago, cultivating a flourishing natural habitat for myriad wildlife and Because of its proximity to the Ranthambore National Reserve, you can occasionally witness the pug marks of various wild animals such as jackals, leopards and tigers.
    • Afternoon game drive by exclusive jeep.
    • Spend Two nights at Khem Villas. Accommodation is Cottage with en suite facilities. Yours stay is on Full board with schedule game drive.

    DAY 6
    Ranthambhore

    • Morning and afternoon game drive in an exclusive jeep  

    DAY 7
    Ranthambhore - Jaipur

    • Morning game drive by exclusive Jeep. Later drive - 3  ½  Hours to Jaipur.
    • Jaipur: Founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, Jaipur is where modernity and tradition exist side by side. The walled city, vibrant with colours, houses the City Palace, an astronomical observatory and a bustling bazaar where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, lac bangles and other handicrafts in their workshops. 
    • Upon arrival in Jaipur, you will check-in at The Taj Rambagh Palace.
    • Taj Rambagh Palace: In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings. 
    • Evening enjoy short tour of the Palace organized by the Hotel for all the In- house with a glass of champagne /Wine followed by Cultural program.
    • Spend Three Nights at The Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. Accommodation is in a Palace Room. Your stay is on Bed & Breakfast Basis

    DAY 8
    Jaipur

    • This morning guests will be taken on a guided tour of the Amber Fort and Albert hall.
    • The Amber Fort is located 11 km from Jaipur. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. 
    • Albert Hall Museum: In Jaipur is the most stunning museum. This beautiful museum is modelled along the popular Albert Museum of London and deeply represents the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The museum houses the unique collection of ancient stuffs like beautiful crafts work, ceramics objects, sketches, models, wood work, toys, dolls, common history examples, such as Egyptian Mummy and the well known Persian Golden Carpet.
    • Afternoon at Leisure. Evening visit to Dera Amer.
    • Upon arrival at Dera Amer, guests will be greeted by the Elephants and they get the opportunity of feeding the Elephant.
    • Elephant ride will come to an end at the camp where guest will be served Dinner.
    • Dera Amer situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort is the ideal location for outdoor recreational and adventure activities in very close proximity to the city of Jaipur.

    DAY 9
    Jaipur

    • Morning Visit City Palace. The whole complex is wonderfully laid out with large courtyards, balconies, cupolas, arched entrances and gardens, which are prime examples of Rajput architecture. 
    • During the tour of city palace, guests will have the opportunity of visiting the private chambers, which are normally not accessible by the general public.
    • Later, you will have the opportunity of embarking on a walking tour of the market in the old city.
    • You will visit the Maniharon ka Rasta (Bangle makers lane), then walk to the Thada market (wholesale area) followed by a walk through the wedding market selling various things for Indian wedding.
    • Afternoon at leisure

    DAY 10
    Jaipur - Delhi

    • Morning transfer to Jaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi 
    • Upon Arrival check in at hotel, The Imperial, New Delhi. Afternoon proceed on a orientation tour of New Delhi driving past 
    • India Gate: This 42m high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath. 
    • Rajpath: The Kings Way is another focus of Lutyens New Delhi. It is immensely broad and is flanked On either side of ornamental ponds.
    • Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House): The official residence of the President of India stands at the opposite end of the Rajpath from India Gate. To the west of the building is a Mughal garden, which occupies 130 ha.
    • Later visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the temple of the Sikhs. Their turbans and beards make the men easily identifiable with the sect. Sikhism developed as an antithesis to the caste ridden and ritualistic forms of Hinduism and developed as a simple religion whose foundation was “sewa” – socially responsibility irrespective of a person’s social standing. 
    • Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. 
    • Late evening departure transfer from Hotel to the International Airport in time for your flight back home

    DAY 11
    Depart Delhi

    • Morning departure transfer from Hotel to International Airport for flight back home  

    Top Attractions of Forts and Palaces with Magnificent Indian Wildlife 10 Nights Tour

    A royal affair: hop around India’s best forts and palaces

    Jama Masjid

    The Masjid-i Jehan Numa commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost of one million rupees and was inaugurated by Imam Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari from Bukhara.

    Chandni Chowk

    The Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi India. It is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station. The Red Fort monument is located at the eastern end of Chandni Chowk. It was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. The market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight and remains o

    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal is on top among the 7 wonders of the world and it is pride of India. Taj Mahal is said to be the symbol of love. In the first look itself anyone can fall in love with this ivory white marble mausoleum. On your trip to India Taj Mahal is a must visit place because if you missed it then you missed the best travel experience in India. This over 400 years old site attracts over 7-8 millions of visitors every year. It is located in the heartland of the city of Agra, India.

    Agra Fort

    Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983 the Agra fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famo

    Amer Fort

    Amer Fort or Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer Rajasthan India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan. The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by the Meenas and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. Located high on a hill it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur. Amer Fort is known for its artis

    Amber Fort

    Amer Fort or Amber Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres located 11 kilometres from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by Raja Man Singh and additions were, later, made by Sawai Jai Singh.

    Albert Hall Museum

    The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan India. The building is situated in Ram Niwas garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is also called the Government Central Museum.

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara or Sikh house of worship in Delhi India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru Guru Har Krishan as well as the holy river inside its complex known as the Sarovar. It was first built as a small shrine by Sikh General Sardar Baghel Singh in 1783 who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delh

    India Gate

    The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi formerly called Kingsway.It stands as a memorial to 70000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in between 19141921 in the First World War in France Flanders Mesopotamia Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East and the thi

    Rashtrapati Bhavan

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the presidents official residence including reception halls guest rooms and offices also called the mansion it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare Presidential Estate that additionall

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