Taj And Tiger

Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Tour Package Duration : 07 Night / 08 Days
Nature has bestowed India with various beauties. The wildlife attractions of India are huge and it attracts a lot of tourists every year. You can get an opportunity to unravel the treasures of wildlife in India by opting Taj and Tiger tour. Numerous rare and endangered species of birds, animals and reptiles are found in India. Enjoy the beauty of wildlife along with enjoying the various heritage sites and monuments of some of the exciting destinations.
Proved to be one of the popular wildlife tourist destinations, Ranthambore provides an array of wild animals. Tigers are the most important reason for its popularity. Hordes of tourist visit the National Park from different parts of the world to enjoy the beauty of wildlife in this part of the region. It has pulled many wildlife photographers and naturalist who want to study the lives of the animals in details. Ranthambore is one of the places where you can watch the majestic predators in the jungle.

Taj Mahal needs no introduction. It’s known to all that Agra is famous for this exquisite marble monument. Agra Fort is also a great structure from where you can have a panoramic view of the Taj. It is also bestowed with fine architecture. Visit to this place is something not to be forgotten in the entire life.

The capital city of Rajasthan and India provides you an array of various forts and palaces, monuments, museums which depicts the rich cultural heritage of India. You can feel the aura of the bygone era by visiting these places. Apart from the heritage sites, natural beauty, different lifestyles, various festivals and fairs can be seen and enjoyed in Jaipur and Delhi.

Taj and Tiger tour is the perfect tour for those who want to enjoy wildlife, natural beauty and historic places at the same time.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

laxmi narayan temple
Arrive Delhi. Met and assistance by GeTS representative and later transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi

After breakfast proceed to full day city tour covering :

Laxmi Narayan Temple - the temple built by the richest family of India and is the biggest temple in the northern region of India - and the temple is dedicated to Godess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu also called as Narayana.

Jama Masjid - got built by Emperor Shahjahan and at one time 20,000 people can offer there prayer and considered to be one of the best mosque of India. Walking tour of old city in the narrow lanes to see the culture and the real India. Walking tour is the most interesting feature of Old City.

Red Fort - the fort which got built by Shahjahan during the 17th century and is in good condition - and the important palaces are the Lahori gate, Elephants gate, The hall for the common audience, The ladies palace, The hall for entertainment, The hall for the private audience, The royal bath and the Pearl Mosque.

After lunch sight seeing continues to :-
humayun tomb

Humayun's Tomb - the first Moghul monument in Delhi and is the memorial of Emperor Himayun is in a garden enclosed by lofty walls with gateway in the north and the west. Now is the time to proceed back to the hotel passing the 8th city of Delhi also called as ""Lutyens Delhi"" which covers the President house, India Gate, parliament house and the diplomatic enclave.

Jama Masjid - got built by Emperor Shahjahan and at one time 20,000 people can offer there prayer and considered to be one of the best mosque of India. Walking tour of old city in the narrow lanes to see the culture and the real India. Walking tour is the most interesting feature of Old City.

Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in this serene spot on the west bank of river Yamuna. A must on every visiting dignitary's itinerary, it is a lovely park full of trees with the Gandhi Memorial Museum directly opposite it. Nearby are the memorial gardens of departed Indian prime ministers such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri Indira.
qutab minar trip

Qutab Minar - the oldest monument of Delhi - The 73 metre tall minaret started in 1193 AD by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and got completed later by his successors in the 13th centaury and the Iron pillar inside the mosque is a superb example - this pillar has withstood the challenges of passing centuries and still perplexes the scientists by remaining unrusted.

Drive through India Gate, parliment house and president house.

Day 03 : DELHI / JAIPUR (247 Kms / 4.5 Hrs drive approx)

Drive to pink city, check in to hotel in Jaipur. After lunch proceed to half day city tour.

City Palace - This former royal residence is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan mughal architecture and craftsmanship. The museum inside the palace has an array of galleries of rare paintings, exquisite miniatures, scholarly manuscripts, artefactsand traditional treatises on architecture. The present Maharaja of Jaipur still stays inside the Palace.

Jantar Mantar - Also called as the Observatory which Swai Jai Singh - the builder of the city has to his credit five observatories in different parts of the country. Jaipur one is considered to be the best and in working condition. Huge instruments in intricate masonry offer an accurate measurement of time , the declination of the sun and the altitude and the azimuth, the positions of the constellations in the sky for the day , the eclipses and the allied astronomical phenomena.

The Hawa Mahal The Hawa Mahal is a great example of the Rajputana architecture, which was strongly influenced by Mughal style of architecture. This particular style of building that we observe in Hawa Mahal, uses the best features of Mughal architecture with other features that could better adapt to the inhospitable weather conditions of Rajasthan.Later return back to the Hotel for Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : JAIPUR

After breakfast proceeds to excursion tour to Amer Fort .Elephant ride one of the most famous rides in Amer.

Amer Fort - This is 11 kms from the city of Jaipur - and is dedicated to "Amba Mata" Hindu Goddess - the incarnation of earth and fertility. Amer Fort is overlooking the Maota Lake and is rated as a marvel of a bastion excelling in architectural and building skills. Amer Had the distinction of being the capital for six long centuries before Jaipur into being.
amer fort jaipur

You access the Fort by an Elephant Ride and is remarkable view and walk inside the fort. Later return back to the hotel to have yr. lunch and proceed to rest of the monuments after Evening free or time to visit factories of Indian Rugs, precious and semi precious stones, and other factories for which Jaipur is popular for.

Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 05 : Jaipur / Ranthambore (165 km /5 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Ranthambore national park. Check in to hotel. After lunch time for nature walk. Our naturalist will brief you about national park flora and Fauna. Ranthambore national park is situated in Eastern Rajasthan, where the Aravali Hill ranges and the Vindhyan plateau meet, the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rivers Chambal in the South and Banas in the North bound the Ranthambore National Park.

The landscape is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok & Pipal trees, clusters of mango trees and crisscrossed with evergreen belts. The terrain is made up of massive rock formations, steep scarps, perennial lakes and streams and forest suddenly opening up into large areas of Savannah. The terrain of Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary fluctuates between impregnable forests and open bush land. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type, with Dhok, being the most prominent tree.

Ranthambore National Park is famous for its Tigers and is a favorite with photographers. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora - species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals. For the wildlife savvy, Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary today offers an intense diversity of flora and fauna. Tigers, the park's pride make it one of the best places in the country to observe them. Apart from that a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds.

Overnight at Rathambore.

Day 06 : Ranthambore

After breakfast proceed to Canter Safari with our experienced naturalist and wild life specialist.Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch sight seeing continues to:-
ranthambore national park

Ranthambore Fort & Jogi Mahal : With a coverage area of 392-sq-kms, this park got its name from the Ranthambhore Fort, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Park. The fort, which dates back to the 10th century and is probably the oldest existing fort in Rajasthan, was a vital citadel for control of Central India and particularly the Malwa plateau.The entry point to the Ranthambore National Park, goes straight to the foot of the fort and the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the second-largest Banyan tree in India. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Ranthambore / Agra (230 Kms 6 Hrs drive approx).

After Breakfast drive to Agar - Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Lunch on the way to Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted city .which got built by the Third Mughal ruler " Akbar " and remained as capital from 1570 until 1585 and due to the water shortage the Mughal ruler Akbar was compelled to shift his capital from Fathepur Sikri to Agra . The Important Features of the fort are Shahi Darwaza ( Kings Gate ) ,Tomb Of Sheikh Salim Chisti , Palace of Jodha Bai , Birbal Bhawan , Panch Mahal , Hide and seek Palace, Hall for the Common - Private Audience.

Check in to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Agra/Delhi (204 Kms /4 Hrs approx drive).

Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sun rise - to see the different phases of Taj - it looks most beautifull at Sun Rise. Later return back to the hotel for breakfast.

Taj Mahal : an architectural marvel in white marble. The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, is the finest example of Mughal architecture in India and a symbol of eternal love. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a sublime expression of architectural skill and a historic and romantic destination. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a mesmerizing sight. This beautiful marble structure is considered to be aesthetically perfect in its design. Seeing the Taj Mahal by moonlight is truly an unforgettable sight. The enchantingly beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument to love, has to be seen once in your lifetime, preferably in the company of a loved one.
agra fort

Agra Fort - the fort which took 95 years to complete over looking Taj Mahal , and is on the bank of River Yamuna the Important Palaces are Hall for the Common & Private Audience , Palace for Hide & seek game the Library , the palaces of the Daughter of ShahJahan and the palace where the Shahjahan the greatest builder of Taj Mahal got in Prison by his own son and Amar Singh Gate , and then visit around 1600 hrs Taj mahal - so that you can see Taj in different lights - which looks different any time you see - stay at Taj for about 2.30 hrs and then proceed back to the hotel - Evening free for shopping to see the inlay work being done by the artisans. Time for lunch, sight seeing continues to :-

Itimadullah's tomb One of the lesser-known monuments of Agra, the tomb of Itimad ud Daulah is sometimes called the 'Baby Taj' because of its resemblance to Agra's most famous monument. However Itmad ud Daulah's Tomb was built before the Taj Mahal. A number of its stylistic features, such as a tomb in white marble surrounded by a formal garden and the use of inlaywork in marble to create floral or geometric designs, inspired similar features of the Taj Mahal.

Enroute visit Sikandara : A short distance from Agra, lies the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, in Sikandra. Akbar who ruled over the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1605, began building his mausoleum in the spartan style of Timurid architecture. The mausoleum was completed by his son, the next Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, who added more decorative elements to the design of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra.

Later in the evening drive to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to international airport of Delhi. No hotel in Delhi.