Capture the essence of India on this relaxed ten day tour that takes you on a journey through the history, culture and wildlife of this ancient land. Visit a bustling Hindu temple, walk through the arches of Mughal forts, take in the magnificent sight of the Taj Mahal, go tiger spotting in Ranthambore and round this off with a visit to the historic city of Amritsar.
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Start your tour in hustle and bustle of Delhi, visit crafts museum, which is one of the largest crafts museums in India, where one can observe the traditional artwork of tribal and rural craftsmen and Birla Temple, a magnificent Hindu temple. Head towards Agra, visit the red sandstone Agra Fort and magnificent Taj mahal at sunrise. Tour through an abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri while driving to Jaipur
After a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur, we leave to Ranthambore. Situated in Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in Northern India and very popular for tigers and other wildlife as well. Enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature through several game drives into the park. Proceed for the train journey with Indian Railways for Amritsar; also known as a spiritual centre for Sikh religion, famous for its marvelous Golden Temple which sometimes attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal. Also visit Wagah Border to watch the closing ceremony which is a daily practice of lowering the two nation’s flags by security forces of India and Pakistan.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
DAY 01 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi, transfer to hotel and afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour of Delhi
Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our KVT’s representative would assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. In the afternoon we proceed for the half-day sightseeing tour of Delhi; we start with craft museum, the largest craft museum in India. It was started in the 1950s with the efforts of well-known Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. The museum holds 33,000 rare and typical pieces of which 3000 are on display; these reflects the fine artwork of Indian craftsmen and one can observe craftsmen at work in the museum. Then we head towards National Rail Museum, it was opened on the 1st February 1977 and spread over on 10 acres of land. The museum has a wide range of collection of rare and antique steam locomotives, carriages, saloons and other railway artifacts. Here we enjoy the toy train ride to explore the collection of the museum. After that we move towards The Laxminarayan Temple also known as Birla Mandir (‘Mandir’ means Temple in Hindi) the temple was built by the industrialist J.K. Birla in the year 1939 and it is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). Note: Museum remains closed on Monday
DAY 02 - Agra
Drive to Agra and afternoon visit Agra Fort; evening free to explore
This day after breakfast we drive by surface to Agra (Distance: 240km approx.). Reach there and check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the imposing Agra Fort which is also known as Lal Qila and Red Fort of Agra; it is located to the northwest of its famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The Fort is described as walled palatial city and its mighty red sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. The Fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and evening is free for us to explore the beautiful city of Agra on own.
DAY 03 - Jaipur
Early morning visit Taj Mahal; later drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
Today we will rise early to visit the beautiful white marble Taj Mahal (remains closed on Friday) at sunrise. Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. The Taj Mahal is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor. Later we drive (approx. 250Km/6-7hours) to Jaipur en-route Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted royal city constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. This impressive and well-preserved citadel served as the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign.
DAY 04 - Jaipur
Sightseeing of Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, 11 km away from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber Fort, Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later, we proceed to the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City palace was built during the 18th century; the palace complex houses numerous edifices, vast courtyards and attractive gardens. Then we move towards Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was specially built as a high screen wall so that the women of royal household could observe the street festivities while nobody can see them from outside.
DAY 05 - Ranthambore
Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore, Evening game drive into park
Today we drive to Ranthambore National Park (Distance: 180Km); the park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Indian state Rajasthan. Located at the junction of Aravalli and Vindhya hills range, it is one of the biggest and famous national parks in Northern India. Ranthambore National Park was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973 and it became a national park in 1980. Ranthambore National Park is the site of one of the largest banyan trees in India. The wildlife here includes leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. The park is also home to a wide range of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. We reach at Rathambore and check-in to the hotel and during afternoon we enjoy 01 game drive into the park. There are two choices of vehicle for going on the safari, an all-wheel drive jeep called a "Gypsy" (which seat up to 6 visitors) or 16 or 20 seater safari bus called a "Canter – a large open truck" on sharing basis. After the game drive we return to hotel and relax.
DAY 06 - Ranthambore
Morning and evening game drive into park
This day we have two game drives in Ranthambore National Park. The first game drive will be in the morning and second in the afternoon (either by Jeep or canter). Later after the game drives we come back to hotel and relax.
DAY 07 - Ramthambore
Morning free and afternoon catch the train from Sawai Madhopur to Amritsar
Today we have a free morning and in the afternoon we will be transferred to the Sawai Madhopur railway station to board the overnight train towards Amritsar. Amritsar is a city in the Indian state of Punjab and it is home to the prominent Harmandir Sahib also well known as the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikhs.
DAY 08 - Amritsar
Arrive Amritsar and visit Wagah border to watch the evening ceremony
Early morning we reach Amritsar railway station and will be transferred to the hotel for check-in and relax. Late afternoon we head towards Wagah Border to watch the closing ceremony that is 'lowering of the flags' or The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. Then we return to the hotel and relax.
DAY 09 - Amritsar
Morning visit Golden temple and full day free for own exploration
Today morning we visit glorious Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib. It is an important pilgrimage destination for devotees all around the world. It remains open to visitors and pilgrims alike 24 hours a day, all year round. The temple houses the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib; there is also an Amrit Sarovar (pool of nectar) where pilgrims take holy dips and drink its water to purify their soul. Then we return to the hotel and rest of the day is free for us to explore the surroundings on own.
DAY 10 - Amritsar
Departure transfer to the International airport of Amritsar
Today, you will be transferred to the International airport of Amritsar to board the flight for your onward destination.
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