Golden Triangle with Ranthambhore and Mumbai

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Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days.

Destination: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Mumbai.


Golden Triangle tour is the landmark of cultural tours of India and gets even more exciting when you visit Ranthambore. The Tour to India is incomplete without visiting Agra for the TAJ MAHAL – one of the wonders of the world also symbolize India, further Golden Triangle tour takes you to Jaipur to get the feel of real essence of royal and colorful India. Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. It is one of the most frequent visited destinations in India. The city itself is spotted with plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Delhi Arrival at Delhi.
Delhi Red fort , jama masjid  , Chandni chowk Birla Temple , Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar ,India Gate, The Parliament House , drive past Presidents House and Rajghat .Optional Sound & Light Show at Red Fort & dinner at Chor Bizarre
Agra Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri.
Ranthambhore Enjoy the Jungle safari.
Jaipur Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)Optional Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani
Mumbai Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves boat cruise, Prince Wales Museum & Marine Drive.

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Delhi.

Arrive by International flight. After traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our representative will assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in.

Delhi, a perfect amalgamation of the ancient and modern, is the capital city of India. It was chosen as the seat of power by several dynasties because of its strategic  location. It is also the place where several mythological cities such as the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata once blossomed. The city is dotted with amazing monuments built by the rulers of the bygone era such as Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun and Shah Jahan.

Major portion of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century. A huge central administrative area was set up as a testimony to the British rule in India. Delhi is divided into New Delhi and Old Delhi, each having its own unique charm.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Full Day Tour.

After leisure breakfast , you will process to a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad. Visit Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi, built  by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It is renowned as the largest and the most beautiful mosque in India. Then visit the bustling Chandini Chowk, the old  marketplace of Shah Jahanabad. It still retains its old world charm as a wonderful bazaar. From here we head towards Red Fort built by Shah Jahan in 1648.

 

We will also visit Raj Ghat, a memorial built in honor of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform which signifies the spot where  he was cremated on  31 January 1948. Then we drive past India Gate, the memorial commemorating the indomitable spirit of the soldiers who scarified their lives in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers are carved on the walls here. Further we drive past the President’s House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931.

Our next attractions will be Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. It is renowned as a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. The towering Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world and a perfect example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar and its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Optional – Sound and Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre restaurant with mind-blowing interiors.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi – Agra (220 kms.-05 hrs. drive approx ).

After leisure breakfast , we will drive to Agra, a historic city famed the world over for its architectural wonders. Ideally located on the banks of the river Yamuna, it came into limelight as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628. Occupying a significant place on India’s tourist map, Agra is famed for breathtaking monuments such as the Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders in the world), Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. All the three monuments are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After refreshment you will visit Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, symbolizing  eternal love. Beautifully located on the banks of River Yamuna, it was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Its completion took 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, the most important fort in India where several Mughal rulers lived and governed the country. Built in red-sandstone and white marble, the fort boasts of wonderful decorations.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04 : Agra – Ranthambhore (245 Kms. / 6 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast drive to thrilling tiger reserve of Rajasthan Ranthambore – one of the most famous tiger reserve in India it is a delight for nature lovers and photographers. On the way to Ranthambore also visit Kelodeo Bird sanctuary popularly known as Bharatpur Bird sanctuary and enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride that allows you to watch the beautiful species of birds nestled here. Later we move ahead with our drive towards Ranthambore. On arrival check into your pre booked jungle resort and spend a leisurely evening.

Overnight stay at hotel or resort.

 

Day 05: Ranthambore morning and afternoon Jungle safari.

Today begins with an early morning to enjoy the Jungle safari. The main attraction of the park is undoubtedly the tigers and you may have the probability to get the quick look of them during the safari. Apart from tigers you can also see animals such as wild deer, fox, wolfs beers, sambar, chital and many species of birds & reptiles. Later back to the hotel afternoon is free to relax. By evening once again enjoy the wildlife sightseeing with an evening jungle safari.

Overnight stay at hotel or resort.

 

Day 06 : Ranthambhore – Jaipur (140 Kms/ 03 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast , you will drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in to the hotel and take rest.  Jaipur popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

Optional – Chokhi Dhani.

An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 07: Jaipur – Full Day Tour.

After leisure breakfast ,you will process to excursion of Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows)

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09: Jaipur – Mumbai  ( by Flight ).

After early breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. On arrival transfer to hotel and take rest.

After wash and change you will visit Gateway of India, the gateway to the port of Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. We also visit Prince Wales Museum located near the Gateway of India. It reflects the amalgamation of Gothic and Moorish styles of architecture. The museum houses a collection of ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BC and some rare Tibetan and Nepali artifacts.

 

Later we take the boat cruise from Gateway of India to visit Elephanta Caves. These caves are renowned for exquisitely rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century. The Elephanta Caves was named after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island, by the Portuguese.

We also take a drive on the Marine Drive, which runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chowpatty Beach to the foot of Malabar Hill. After sightseeing return to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Mumbai – Depart for home.
After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport to connect flight for onward journey with pleasant experience.

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