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Golden Triangle & Beyond

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The renowned & popular Golden Triangle tour is combined with Mandawa famous for its abandoned Havelis with beautiful frescoes on its walls. Jodhpur the blue city with opulent fort, palaces & gardens. And Ranthambore Tiger Reserve where you will see the majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Delhi, Agra present a lyrical vision of romantic India highlighting some of the great delights and most memorable sights of Mughal, while Fort and Palaces of Jaipur present the valour of Rajput India. Abhaneri step-well and Hindu temple at Pushkar are also the part of your itinerary.

 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Delhi

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort (closed on Monday) the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination.

In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun`s first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Bahai House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa (250kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Mandawa check in at hotel. Later city tour of Mandawa famous for its marvelous mansions (Havelis). The wealthy businessmen of the village constructed many havelis and baolis with colored painting adorning their walls. Later on with the migration of these merchant families, their old settlements remained in total obscurity with no one to look after them. Located in the heart of Shekhawati region Mandawa is often called as an open art gallery. Famous Havelis you can visit are Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli and Chokhani Double Haveli. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Mandawa - Jodhpur (330kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jodhpur via visiting Nagaur the Ahhichatragarh Fort a wonderful example of Rajput-Mughal architectural glory. Arrive Jodhpur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Jodhpur 

Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Blue City Jodhpur City tour of Jodhpur popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architectures, forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with eight gates leading out of the fortress. Jodhpur marks its origin back to the year of 1459 AD, Rao Jodha the chief of Rathore Clan is credited with the origin of Jodhpur. Mandore, the ancient capital of Marwar is a major historical sites lying just 10kms out from Jodhpur where you will find the cenotaphs of Jodhpur`s former rulers built along the lines of Hindu temples. Visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Mahamandir fantastically carved 84 pillars big temple, Rai ka Baag Palace, Mandore Temples, Gardens & Cenotaphs. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur (330kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jaipur enroute visit Pushkar, one of the oldest cities in India surrounded by hillocks on three sides. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city. According to legends, Lord Brahma, believed to be the creator of the Universe dropped a lotus to the ground leading to the immediate creation of a lake. The city of Pushkar is home to the only active temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. Hindus consider a journey to Pushkar to be the ultimate pilgrimage that must be undertaken to attain salvation.

Visit Pushkar Lake one of the holiest lake in the country having 52 bathing ghats, Brahma & Savitri Temple. Nasiyan Jain Temple built between 1864-95 is dedicated to the first Jain Teerthankara, Shri Rishavadeva. The temple is a double storey building and has a huge hall in the top level. The first floor is called the ‘Swarna Nagari’ and houses some of the most exclusive art and architecture work all in the traditional Jain style. The most beautiful attraction here is the depiction of panorama from a Jainism view where you will see gold plated replicas of all Jain temples of the country. It is said that around 1000 kg gold was used in this making process. There are also the replicas and models of the ancient cities of Ayodhya and Prayag. Khwaja Dargah E Sharif, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda, Anasagar Lake are other attraction in Ajmer. Arrive Jaipur check in at hotel. Rest time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7: Jaipur 

Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Jaipur City tour of Jaipur the first planned city of India. Established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the king of Amber when he shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city. In 1876, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and the entire Jaipur city was painted in pink the symbolic colors of hospitality to welcome him. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple. In morning visit Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort. Later visit City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden & Birla temple. Explore the famous bazaars of Pink City with its rich history and heritage exudes an amazing mix of royalty and art. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 8: Jaipur - Ranthambore (145kms) 

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Ranthambore National Park & check in at resort. Later visit Ranthambore Fort. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

Day 9: Ranthambore 

Breakfast at hotel. Head into Ranthambhore Park twice to enjoy game drives through the rugged terrain which is home to lots of wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger. Your game drives are early in the morning and then early evening, when animals at their most active.

Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world`s best known wilderness areas at the junction of some of the geologically oldest mountain ranges, the Aravallis and Vindyas. Once a private game reserve of the royal house of Jaipur Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. This dry-deciduous forest is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna, a mix of rolling hills and crags, meadows, lakes and rivulets. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena, Indian wolf and mongoose. The dainty chital, sambhar deer, the blue bull antelope, rhesus macaque, langur and an incredible variety of birds amidst a setting of dhok, fig and banyan trees makes a visit to this park a delight for tourists and naturalists alike. Basking crocodiles, king vulture on a snag, the scream of the serpent eagle, the alarm call of spotted deer are some sights and sounds that make this safari experience like none other. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.

 

Day 10: Ranthambore - Agra (250kms)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri an abandoned predominately a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area. See the graceful buildings including Diwan-E-Khas hall, Jodha Bai Palace, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & Buland Darwaza. Arrive Agra check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 11: Agra - Delhi (210kms)

Sunrise visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. And Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb commissioned by Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. 

Later drive to Delhi drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination. 

Assistance on arrival at airport.

10 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).

Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

3-Time shared Gypsy safari in Ranthambore National Parks with forest department naturalist.

Bottled drinking water in car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 10 nights' accommodation

Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges

Mandawa x 1 night
3* - Desert N Dunes/ Desert Mandawa
4* - Vivaana Culture /Udai Vilas Palace
5* - Castle Mandawa/ Alsisar Mahal

Jodhpur x 2 nights
3* - Devi Bhawan/ Pal Haveli
4* - The Ummed/ Ranbanka Place
5* - Welcome Hotel/ Ajit Bhawan

Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur

Ranthambhore x 2 nights
3* - Tiger Machan Resort/ Sher Vilas
4* - Ranthambhore Regency/ WH Ranthambore Mount Valley Resort
5* - Nahargarh Ranthambore/ Dev Vilas

Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Trident Hotel/ Courtyard by Marriott

Any flight tickets.

Camera charges at monuments.

Meals other than mentioned in day plan.

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

Gratuities & optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.