day 1 DELHI ARRIVAL
Arrival at Delhi airport. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at your hotel Delhi.
day 2 DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at hotel, head for a full day guided tour which includes visit to sights both in Old Delhi & New Delhi. Start in Raj Ghat at the memorial dedicated to the Mahatma Gandhi, then visit the imposing red sandstone fort called the Red Fort, followed by a ride in a cycle rickshaw in the crowded but interesting market of Chandni Chowk. Those interested can also opt for a ride in the modern Delhi Metro.
Second part of the tour will involve visiting New Delhi - including Lutyen's Delhi that comprises of the British colonial President's House, and a World War I memorial arch called India Gate. Later in the day visit Mughal emperor Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar (India's tallest stone tower) and a more modern Lotus Temple, so named because of its ornate shaped structure. After the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
day 3 DELHI
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure. Later in the evening visit an Indian family to experience local culture, hospitality, a visit to the local market, followed by a home cooked dinner. After the entertaining evening, return to your hotel for overnight stay.
day 4 DELHI TO AGRA BY TRAIN
Transfer to railway station to catch your express train to Agra. You get your breakfast on the train. On arrival in Agra, pick-up from railway station and head to the impressive 16th century Agra Fort, made of red sandstone. After the visit, head to the hotel * check-in. Later in the evening head to the Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the Word, the Taj Mahal stands tall as a pristine symbol of eternal love. View a beautiful sunset from the Taj Mahal. Later return to your hotel for overnight stay.
day 5 AGRA TO RANTHAMBORE BY ROAD (VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI)
Option to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Return to hotel for breakfast. Thereafter embark on an approximate six-hour drive to Ranthambore. En route, visit the UNESCO World Heritage complex of Fatehpur Sikri, that was built in 16th century and abandoned later due to water scarcity. Continue to Ranthambore and check in at your hotel upon arrival. Evening free to spend at leisure. Overnight at your hotel near Ranthambore National Park.
day 6 RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Early morning head for a safari drive in the park. The Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 150 square miles of thick forests. Your guide will help you spot Wild Boar, spotted Deer, Sambhar Deer, Nilgai (Indian antelope), Chinkara (Indian gazelle), Sloth Bear and some birds as well. If you are lucky, you will spot a Leopard or even the king of the jungle - the Tiger! Later, return to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter you get another chance to spot the elusive tiger in an afternoon safari. After your second safari, return to your hotel for overnight stay in Ranthambore.
day 7 RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK TO JAIPUR BY ROAD
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Jaipur by road (a journey of around 3.5 hours). Famously known as "The Pink city", due to the colour of houses that were painted pale pink in 1853 to welcome the Prince of Wales. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Early evening you will see the Amber Fort, that is located on a hilltop and looks quite formidable with its imposing walls and ramparts. Those interested can wait and watch the sound & light show â€“ depicting the history and traditions of the regional Rajputana culture. Return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
day 8 JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
Breakfast at hotel. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the Amer Fort, located on the outskirts. Built on a hilltop, this 16th century fort looks quite formidable with its imposing walls and ramparts. Thereafter, return to city limits to visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, Hawa Mahal (The palace of winds) & Jal Mahal (The palace on water). After the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Jaipur.
day 9 JAIPUR TO DELHI BY ROAD. DELHI DEPARTURE
After an early breakfast, travel back to Delhi by road in time to catch your return flight.