Day 01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi by International flight.
A history which encompasses all the various kings and emperors who fixed their royal citadels here - Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi or then Shahjahanabad. but, combined and integrated into one, these 'new cities' have always been called Delhi and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway.
You will be met on your arrival by the representative with fresh flower garlands. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 02 IN DELHI
This morning you will be given the city tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi -
Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort
, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid
, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat
, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. A unique experience of taking 'rickshaw ride'
from the Red Fort
, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Chandni Chowk - literally means "moonlit crossroads" and an area which best represents the "super-Oriental" - the glory and the guile; the grandeur and the grime, with its crowded bazaars, twisting lanes, maze of small streets strange aromas, the pungent odour of Oriental spices, the cries of shopkeepers, coolies and "rickshaw-walas" and the clatter and whirr of furious industry. New Delhi -
drive past the stately government buildings
of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate
& the Presidential Palace
. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb
of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 DELHI - CORBETT WILDLIFE RESERVE (275 Kms/172 Miles)
Morning LEAVE Delhi for Corbett by road.
Corbett National Park, named after legendary Jim Corbett. It is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. Jim Corbett National Park India has always been famous for their resident tigers. Initially this park was named as 'Hailey National Park' in 1936, renamed in 1954-55 as'Ramganga National Park'. 1955-56 this park was again renamed as 'Jim Corbett National Park' after Jim Corbett who hunted down tigers that had turned man-eaters. Jim Corbett National Park India is the 1st and oldest National Park of India. Jim Corbett National Park India was one of the nine Tiger Reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973 Day 04 Corbett Tiger Trails Tours
This morning and evening you will be given the game viewing by Jeeps / Elephant back.
Day 05 Corbett Wildlife Tours - Agra (260 kms/163 Miles)
Morning leave Corbett for Agra by road.
Agra, the name brings to our mind superb monuments including the magnificent Taj which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra the symbol of a bygone era. The era, when the Mughals ruled India. As a reminder of their glorious past they have left behind some beautiful monuments. The one and the only Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jehangir's Palace. The list of the monuments is endless. If we could push these great monuments away from our minds, then Agra is just like any other city.
Arrive Agra and check in at the hotel.
Today you will be given the tour of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Agra city. Red Fort -
lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the
town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the
finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red
sandstone and a moat. Taj Mahal -
Little needs to be
said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul
raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah
Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife
Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was
designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's
stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted
particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and
some of the best inlay work ever seen.Day 07 AGRA
- JAIPUR (234 Kms / 146 Miles)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Agra for Jaipur by air-conditioned vehicle.
Jaipur the `Pink
City' as it is popularly known, is the bustling capital of
Rajasthan. `Pink city' because most of the buildings are pink in
colour in the old city. The city retains its old self, at the same
time it is moving fast as a modern city. You can see extreme
contrast on the streets of Jaipur. On one side you have cars, buses
and motorbikes, on the other side you can see camel carts.
one side there are traditionally dressed men and women in their
turbans and colorful long skirts and blouses. On the other hand you
can see modernly dressed Indians and foreign tourists having a bite
in their favorite American restaurants
En-route visit Fatehpur
Sikri.Fatehpur Sikri -
Impressive sandstone fortress of
Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built in the 16th century and only
occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the
buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Continue drive to Agra.
Upon arrival in Agra - check-in at the hotel. Thereafter, visit the
Red Fort, which was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years
1563-73 in the finest architectural style
Arrive Jaipur and
check at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
08 IN JAIPUR
This morning you will be given excursion to Amber
Tour of the impressive Amber Fort
, situated on a
ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will
mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to
the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion.
The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years
to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight
into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
afternoon you will be given the city tour of Jaipur - Your tour will
include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja
although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many
antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed
here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the
Hawa Mahal, "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar
Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a
stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.
at the hotel. DAY- 09 JAIPUR - DELHI ( 265Kms /
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leave Jaipur for
Delhi by road.
In Delhi you will have some free time to do your
last minute shopping.
Later you will be met by the
representative of Exotique Expeditions and transferred to the
airport, in time to connect your onward flight.