13 Days Rajasthan Tour with Tiger Safari Golden Triangle and North India
Rajasthan is not just about grand palaces and the royal way of living. It is an adventurous destination, with its rugged terrain and wildlife sanctuaries. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan gives you an exciting rendezvous with the wild side of nature, bring you up, close and personal with animals such as the ferocious lion and several others. This Rajasthan wildlife tour takes you on an exciting journey in Rajasthan, while exploring other delights on our way.
Destination Covered:- Delhi,Varanasi,Khujraho,Orcha,Jhansi,Agra,Jaipur,Ranthambhore,Pushkar,Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Bishnoi Village
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
On your arrival at international airport in Delhi and after clearing customs & immigration, our representative will greet you and transfer to the hotel.After leisurely breakfast, start a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi- A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
New Delhi- An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave followed by shopping at prime and famous shopping places.Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02 : DELHI - VARANASI
rajasthan-wildlifeAfter breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi.Upon arrival at Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Varanasi, known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. One of the oldest living cities in the world, as also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, Varanasi is a major tourist attraction. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city has been a center of learning and civilization for over 2000 years.Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, once of the most sacred places for Budhhist, where Lord Buddha gave first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Visit famous Dhamaekha Stupa, Moolgandha Kuti Vihar and famous Sarnath museum having rich collection of antiques from Ancient India. Evening visit to the Ganges for glittering evening Aarti (prayer) ceremony. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 03: VARANASI- KHAJURAHO
In the early morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you.Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple while returning to the hotel.Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho.
Khajuraho Located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho has emerged as a renowned tourist destination from a tiny unknown village. A World UNESCO Heritage Site, Khajuraho is better known as the Temple Town. Famed for its magnificent Jain and Hindu temples and intricate stone sculptures, Khajuraho remains the epitome of the temple architectural style and aesthetic sensibility. Of the 85 beautiful temples, only 22 have survived the ravages of time. Made of sandstone blocks fitted together, these remain as a collective glorification to life, love and joy, to the spirit of creativity and human relationships. Built by the Chandela rulers in 9th and 10th century AD, the temples exhibit carved images of gods and goddesses, celestial maidens and dancers, animals and musicians, all frozen in stone.Upon arrival at Khajuraho, transfer to hotel.Afternoon visit to Eastern & western groups of hotels. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 04: KHAJURAHO-ORCHHA-JHANSI-AGRA
After breakfast drive Jhansi enroute visit Orchha.
Orchha - A medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with Palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century which have remarkable withstood the onslaught of time. The River Betwa picturesquely flanks the city.Proceed for sightseeing of Orchha sites within the Fort Complex. Lunch will be at Orchha and then proceed to the Jhansi Railway Station to board train for Agra
NDLS Shatabadi ; Leaves Jhansi at 1756hrs & arrive Agra at 2025hrs
On arrival check into the hotel
Agra- Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475 AD. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. Sikandar Lodi made Agra his capital but Babur defeated the Lodis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire. In the mid 16th century and earlier 17th century AD, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. Overnight at Agra.
Day 05: AGRA-FATEHPUR SIKRI-JAIPUR
Sunrise visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its' speculative view.
Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna.Visit Red Fort. Afternoon drive to Jaipur visiting Fathpur Sikri enroute.
Fatehpur Sikri-The Red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Continue drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel.
Jaipur-The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains its character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06: JAIPUR
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort, which includes an elephant ride up to the gate of the fort.
Amber Fort Palace- Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles find their ultimate expression. Then return to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.Afternoon city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
City Palace- A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar- This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal-The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 07: JAIPUR- RANTHAMBHORE
Morning after breakfast drive to ranthambhore,one of the best jungles in India to shoot the Tiger by your camera. On arrival check in the Hotel. Take afternoon safari to the Jungle.
Day 08: RANTHAMBHORE
Today you can have morning & afternoon Jungle Safari, today don’t forget to see the mighty Ranthambhore Fort.
Day 09: RANTHAMBHORE- PUSHKAR
After breakfast drive to Pushkar(a very Holy City).On arrival checkin the hotel.Later visit the Famous Bramha Temple as well as the other temples & also visit the Ghats. .
Day 10: Pushkar - Udaipur
Morning visit the Ghats & see the prayers & different religious ceremonies.Later drive to Udaipur,enroute visit the Mighty Chittor Fort(having great historical background).On arrival checkin the hotel.Relax & go for a walk in the old city.
Udaipur: "The Venice of the East", Udaipur is an enchanting city. From lakes in the midst of sandy terrain to green forested hills where wildlife still abounds, the surprises are endless. And, in the lakes, or by their edges, are palaces straight out of fairy tales, each more beautiful than the other. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli mountain ranges situated on the edge of three lakes.
Day 11: UDAIPUR
After breakfast start your sight seeing trip of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, the Crystal gallery, take a boat ride in famous Pichola lake view the Lake Palace, visit Jagmandir Island. Afternoon visit Sahelion ki Bari, Mansoon Palace & the Vintage Car Collection.
Day 12: UDAIPUR- RANAKPUR- JODHPUR
Early Morning checkout and drive to Jodhpur, enroute visit the 12th Century Temples of Ranakpur.
Ranakpur: The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, came across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars - none of which is similarly carved. Proceed to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free to relax or you can also have a walk in the old city, overnight at the hotel.
Jodpur-Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. One of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is encompassed by a 10 km long and high wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the valiant Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples. Jodhpur is also known for its unique art and culture. On arrival check in the Hotel. Later visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace
Mehrangarh Fort is the most famous tourist attraction in Jodhpur. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces in its complex including Moti Mahal, Janaki Mahal, Chandan Mahal, Royal Durbar Takht, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Umaid Vilas and Maan Vilas, all showcasing royal grandeur of the bygone era. The enchanting Umaid Bhawan Palace is another beautiful tourist attraction in Jodhpur.
Day 13: JODHPUR / BISHNOI VILLAGE / JODHPUR
Morning safari to Bishnoi Village
The Bishnoi’s are a community of Rajasthan who are famous for there rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals. Bishnoi Village Safari is the organized to help tourists take a glimpse of rich cultural life of Bishnoi Villages and True Rajasthan. Bishnois are strong lovers of wild animals. It is because of their protection that in Bishnoi dominated areas, deer and antelope(such as blue bulls, black bucks, chinkaras and chowsinghas) are seen grazing peacefully in their fields. Bishnois are known to be very violent and aggressive in protecting trees and wildlife. It is said that if you are a hunter, then the worst thing that could happen to you is to be caught hunting by a Bishnoi. Unlike most Hindu communities, Bishnois bury their dead instead of cremating them. This is because of the strict prohibition on the felling of trees, the wood of which is required for cremation. In October, 1996, Nihal Chand Bishnoi sacrificed his life for protecting wild animals. A film, Willing to Sacrifice, based on his story won the award for the Best Environment Film at the 5th International Festival of Films, TV and Video Programmes held at Bratislava, Slovakia Catch afternoon Flight for Delhi. On arrival you can visit the Markets of Delhi for your last minute shopping. Later you will be dropped to International Airport to catch late night Flight back home.