Highlights- Taj Mahal and Pink city of Jaipur would be heritage and culture attraction and Ranthambore National park is also one of the major attraction for wildlife safari. Elephant Ride at Amer Fort, Riksha Ride in Delhi Chadni Chowk & Bird Watching trip in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary.
Day 1- Delhi
Arrival at the Delhi airport. Our representative will meet you and transfer you to Hotel.
The first known capital city of Indraprastha was founded by the Pandavas in 1450BC. Maya, the Danava architect built a superb palace and court for them. Recent finds support the view that it was positioned in the Purana Qila area. Stay overnight at Hotel
Day 2- Delhi
After breakfast, drive for full day tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi consists of places of historic interest like the Red fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar etc. And New Delhi has a lot places that show off their newest trends and style and also there are places that are the most suitable for amusement and pleasurable. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 3- Delhi – Jaipur/ 260 kms
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. In the afternoon, elephant ride visiting Amber Fort.
At a short distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its threatening battlements reflected in the motionless waters of the Maota Lake below.
One of the premium examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Here are the personal chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could look at the events of the royal court in privacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the "Temple of Victory", with its well-known Sheesh Mahal, the sparkling "Hall of Mirrors".
Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience" and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Day 4- Jaipur – Ranthambore/ 185 kms
Following breakfast, enjoy morning city tour of Jaipur. Afternoon, we drive to Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Stay overnight at the hotel.
A voyage into the Ranthambore sanctuary is an exciting experience particularly if you are lucky enough to sight the Tiger. The most pulling factor about Ranthambore is the Tiger. The big cat is totally casual about staring humans and there have been enough wildlife movies shot in the place to advertise the fact. But tigers have their moments of privacy and these seem to outweigh those moments when they don't mind being watched. Ranthambore was among one of the very first sanctuaries to come under the auspices of Project Tiger and from a few dozens the number of tigers have increased to a little over a hundred. Now a national park, it has an area of over 400 square kilometers. Most of the big cats are so secure and protected that they can be seen hunting during the day particularly around the two lakes.
Day 5- In Ranthambore
Morning and Evening drives in the park. Stay overnight at resort.
Day 6- In Ranthambore
Morning and Evening drives in the park. Stay overnight at resort.
Day 7- Ranthambore - Bharatpur 225 kms.
After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Visit the Bird Sanctuary. Stay overnight at the resort.
Day 8- Bharatpur - Agra 50 kms.
After breakfast, drive to Agra. En-route visit Fateh pur sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Stay overnight at the hotel.
The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its wonderful edifices by seeing them. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of unbeatable Mughals for a long time.
Fatehpur Sikri is located only 40 km from Agra city. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 9- Agra - Lucknow
After breakfast, proceed on a tour of the city visiting Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of plan and structure. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Aam, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died as prisoner. Visit the Taj Mahal - the unique poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to preserve her mortal leftovers, it is one of the seven contemporary wonders of the World.[The Taj is closed on Fridays] . Afternoon drive to Lucknow (368K.M 8 hours). Stay overnight at Hotel.
Your holidays can never be lovelier than those spent in Lucknow. The capital city of Uttar Pradesh that is situated on the banks of the Gomti River has been renowned for its silks, perfumes, jewelry, mouth-watering cuisines, and nawabi etiquettes since ages.
The various architectural wonders in Lucknow are absolute must visits for the tourists. The massive monument Bada Imambada is a major landmark in Lucknow. It has the famous maze bhul bhulaiya that is not easy to get through. Then there is the tall structure of the Rumi Darwaza whose beauty and majesty will brush you off your feet. Lucknow also boasts of the Husainabad Imambada that is often referred to as the Chhota Imambada. Muharram is the best time to visit the Imambada when the lighting adds to the beauty of the historical monument. Even the months of November/December make up a nice option when Lucknow celebrates the Lucknow Mahotsav and is at its cultural best. The festive strength is exposed in the plays, classical and semi classical music and dance recitals, kite flying and Tonga races that are enjoyed during the 10-day long celebrations.
For those of you who would like to know the history of Lucknow better a visit to the 19th century picture gallery is a must. There are a number of portraits of almost all the Nawabs of Lucknow. Even the local zoo of Lucknow Banarsi Bagh is worth visiting. Itar or flower essence extracted from scented flowers and the Chikan or traditional hand-woven embroidered cloths are the most buys from Lucknow. Say overnight at hotel.
Day 11- Lucknow – Dudhwa- (223 km.)
After breakfast drive to Dudhwa National Park En route to Dudhwa, the unique Frog Temple at Oyal can also be visited. The only one of its kind in India, it was built by the former Maharajas of the Oyal state in the district of Lakhimpur-Kheri. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the base of the stone temple is built in the shape of a large frog. The temple is at a distance of 10 km from Hargaon on the route to Lakhimpur-Kheri and Dudhwa.
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in the Lakhimpur-Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive Terai eco-systems. The reserve has an area of 614 sq km. The northern edge of the reserve lies along the Indo-Nepal border while the southern boundary is marked by the river Suheli. It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species, which include tiger, leopard, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal floricans, etc.
Day 12- Dudhwa National Park
Enjoy full day of jungle activities.
The grasslands of the reserve are the habitat of the largest kind of Indian deer-the swamp deer or the Barasingha, called thus because of their magnificent antlers (bara-twelve; singha-antler). Decline in their habitats led to a drastic decline in numbers and a small area named Sonaripur Sanctuary was set aside in 1958 for the conservation of this rare species of deer. Later, it was upgraded to cover an area of 212 sq km and was renamed the Dudhwa Sanctuary. In 1977, the area was further extended to include over 614 sq km and was declared a national park. Eleven years later, in 1988, when Dudhwa became a part of Project Tiger, the area of the Kishanpur Sanctuary was added to create the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
It was here in 1984 that a major rhinoceros rehabilitation project was started since these forests had been the habitat of the rhinoceros 150 years ago. Five rhinos were relocated from Assam but two of the females died due to the strains of transportation. These were replaced in 1985 by four more females from Nepal.
Day 13-Dudhwa National Park
Enjoy full day of jungle activities at Dudhwa National Park.
Day 14- Dudhwa - Lucknow - Delhi
Morning after breakfast travel by car to Lucknow (238 K.M/ 5 hours driving) to board your flight to New Delhi. Stay overnight at Delhi.
Day 15- Delhi - Abroad
After breakfast, transfer for international airport to catch flight
Tour Cost Per Person on twin sharing basis
||USD 1550 per Person
||USD1825 per Person
||USD2120 per person
Validity: 15th Oct’2012- 30th June’20113
Tour Cost Includes:
- Assistance on arrival at International / Domestic Airport.
- Accommodation on twin sharing at all places as per the tour program
- All Meals at Wildlife Resorts (City Hotels based on Breakfast)
- Jeep Safari at all national parks with entrance fees as per the indicated itinerary.
- A/C Car Transfer from Airport to Hotel
- Village Walk
- Naturalist at all places
- All Taxes.
Tour Cost Does Not Include:
- Any beverages
- Any Major Meals In City Hotels
- Any Airfare ( Delhi- Nagpur & Nagpur Delhi)
- Anything which is not specify in the above.