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Tigers & Historic Palaces

Appreciate this family trip of ten days in Rajasthan with full of fun, adventure, and Indian colors! Our objective is to keep the children interested in this holiday as we visit beautiful historic buildings and spectacular palaces: Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, etc.

DAY01: Namaste! welcome to india!
Arrive at the International Airport in Delhi. 
After the traditional welcome, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY02: Delhi – agra (210 km, 4 h)
Rise early and transfer to the railway station to board the train to Agra. This is a special train started recently between Delhi and Agra. It has air-conditioned carriages fitted with aircraft type comfortable seats. During these two hours route, we will get to see the glimpses of Indian rural life. On arrival, we would be received by our representative and transfer to hotel. Explore Agra Red Fort, a historical fort in the city of Agra and its walls are richly adorned with red sandstone. Till 1638, this fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. Thereafter the capital of Mughal was shifted from Agra to Red Fort in Delhi. Visit of Taj Mahal, a 17th-century marvel in the poetic description. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj is a dream in white marble with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Shah Jahan, the fifth Moghul King, built this beautiful mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died at the birth of her fourteenth child.

DAY03: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri (40km, 1h)
Drive down to Bharatpur. En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted royal city constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This impressive and well-preserved citadel served as the political capital of Akbar for 14 years. In 1585 Akbar abandoned Fatehpur Sikri due to the dearth of water.

Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur (25km, 40m)

After the visit, we resume our journey to Bharatpur.
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Bharatpur is famous owing to its Keoladeo Ghana National Park which is host to thousands of different birds, some 230 different species. Now the Reserve is a sanctuary for the birds and motor vehicles are prohibited in the premises and only cycling and walking are allowed.
In the afternoon, we have a rickshaw ride observing some of the enormous cranes with their huge orange becks, pelicans, geese, duck, and eagles. This ride will offer you various offers to capture the beautiful birds in the camera.
After the ride, we come back to the hotel.
Relax in the Hotel.

DAY04: Bharatpur - Ranthambhore
After breakfast, we take a Cycle-Rickshaw ride into the sanctuary to spot a large variety of birds and animals. More fascinating than any other bird is the spotted owlet that grabs the attention of all the wildlife enthusiasts. After delicious lunch, we will be transferred to the railway station in Bharatpur where we board the evening express train for Ranthambore National Park. During this journey, we observe the hustle -bustle at each station. On arrival, we are received by our representative along with the driver and given a short transfer to the hotel. We would be reached by 18:00 hrs. Rest of the evening is free to relax and rejuvenate for the next day Safari exploration.

DAY05: Exploration in the quest of tiger
Enjoy two game drives by private jeep in the park to wander through the Jungles to find the elusive tiger. Wake up early morning and leave for our first safari in the Ranthambore National Park. We track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After relaxing for the rest of the pre-lunch session, we leave for another safari into the jungle after lunch to catch glimpses of some more animal and bird species. At the end of this adventurous day, we return back to the hotel and relax

DAY06: Ranthambhore – Jaipur (180 km, 4 h, 30 m)
In the morning, we drive to Jaipur - popularly known as the Pink City that is the colorful capital of Rajasthan. Late afternoon, we can opt for Bollywood session to watch a Hindi film in one of the biggest cinema in India - Raj Mandir.

DAY07: Exploration of the Pink City
After breakfast, we drive to the ancient capital of Amer, 11 km from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber (Amer) Fort, Amer was the ancient capital of Kachwaha dynasty for 6 centuries.
Take an Elephant ride (optional), an experience to remember for a long time, to reach the Fort situated on the hill. Having appreciated its beauty and captured that in our cameras we visit City Palace Jaipur, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Visit 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. Explore 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 other the festivities on the road through its 953 ‘Jharokas’or small windows without being seen by the public.

DAY08: Jaipur – Pushkar (145 km, 3 h, 20 m)
After breakfast, we drive towards Pushkar - a small town located on the edge of the desert with a tranquil lake, small hills with temples on top and the world famous Brahma Temple to boast of few kilometers before the town of Pushkar. We stop at the Ajmer to visit the ‘Dargah’ to the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. After the visit, we resume our journey to Pushkar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later, we will do a visit to the Brahma Temple and the Sacred Lake. This is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus as it is the only temple of Lord Brahma in India. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world as per Hindu mythology. The evening is free to explore the local bazaar of Pushkar.

DAY09: Ajmer – Delhi
The morning is free to stroll around the bazaar, visit more temples or enjoy the hotel pool. There are an optional camel and cart ride (Note: This could be organized on request but need to be paid locally). After lunch, we will be transferred to the railway station of Ajmer to board the train to Delhi. Dinner would be served on board. Upon arrival, we would be received by our representative along with the driver and transfer to the hotel.

DAY10: Departure
In the afternoon we 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. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the International Airport or any point of convenience for onward journey to respective countries.

Number of days: 10
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: International flights tickets. Travel insurance.
What to bring: Passport and Visa
Transport: SUV 4x4
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