Departure from the home country.
Tiger, Shekhavati Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
Drive to Mandawa. Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod, Mandawa, etc. Mandawa was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses, a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection, and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhawati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery.
Morning drive to Jaipur. Rest of the day free.
Morning visit the Amber Fort -the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the Pink Rose residential & business areas.
Drive to Ranthambhore the finest national park of India arriving in the hotel in the afternoon. Evening visit the old fort which overlooks the national park. Overnight hotel.
Taj, AgraDrive to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and private audience. Also, visit the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Drive to Delhi. On arrival, Check in at the hotel.
Tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check out at 1200 hrs.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center. Evening transfer to the airport.