Come over for exciting explores of India’s fascinating cultures and the spectacular Mughal and Hindu architectures at the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, etc. Also, make an excursion to Sarnath and do safari tours to spot the famed tigers at Ranthambore.
DAY01: Delhi – Jaipur (260 km, 5h, 30 m)
Arrival at the International airport of Delhi in the morning and traditional welcome by our representative. Drive to the colorful capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. With imposing forts, dazzling palaces, serene lakes, and beautiful gardens and markets it has a tremendous attraction for anyone. In the evening, we explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.
Amber, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amber Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Explore the City Palace where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. Visit the Jantar Mantar, a Solar Observatory built in the 18th century; an astronomical treasure house that measures time according to the movement of the Sun to an error of just 2 seconds with solar devices that give accurate astrological predictions as well, till date. Proceed to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied facade of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 to allow royal ladies to watch processions and festivities on the road through its 953 ‘Jharokas’ or small windows, without being seen by the public.
DAY03: Jaipur – Ranthambhore (180 km, 4 h, 30 m)
Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest in Northern India and home of a large range of wildlife, including the Tiger. Have an afternoon safari in the National Park trying to spot the elusive tiger and many of the other species living in the 392 km of the park.
DAY04: Ranthambhore - Fatehpur Sikri (260 km, 5 h) - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (40 km, 1 h)
This morning take another safari in the park to spot the tiger and other animal and bird species.
Visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful city near Agra founded in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. The city hosts several historical building such as the Buland Darwaza. The ancient capital and the fabulous ghost town of red sandstone built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is home to a sixteenth-century citadel, now a ghost town with surprising architecture resulting from the synthesis of various styles: Indo-Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and Jain inspiration. Arrive in beautiful Agra city, on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is the home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631.
In the morning, visit the Taj Mahal as the sun rises. Set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets, the imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones.
In the afternoon, visit the Red Fort, a richly decorated semi-circular red sandstone fort complex with double ramparts and monuments. In the evening, transfer to the railway station to board the overnight train to Varanasi (Banaras). Overnight on the train.
DAY06: Agra – Varanasi (Banaras) - Varanasi (Banaras) - Sarnath
In the morning, you will be received by the driver and transferred to the hotel. Make an excursion to Sarnath, North of Varanasi and near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers. Visit of the temple dedicated to Shreyansanath, an important place of pilgrimage for locals.
Take a boat ride on the Ganges to experience Hindu rituals being performed on the bathing Ghats. Visit the temples and Ashram. Walk along Bazaar would be an ideal way to explore the town. Overnight on the train.
DAY08: Varanasi (Banaras) - Delhi
In the morning, arrival in Delhi and check in at your hotel.
In the afternoon, visit the walled city of Old Delhi; crowded, full of activity and still influenced by the great Mughals who once ruled from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest 17th-century mosque in India; Chandni Chowk - the typical Indian market always abuzz with activities; and Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi (also called the 'Father of the Nation’). Explore New Delhi as we drive past the Presidential Palace, Secretariat Buildings and down the impressive Rajpath to India Gate.
DAY09: Farewell and see you next time!
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the International airport or any point of convenience in Delhi for onward journey to respective countries
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.