Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Park
This classic itinerary leads to the most significant places in Rajasthan from the capital New Delhi, to the sparkling Jaipur, to Agra, world famous for its famous Taj Mahal, with a detour to visit one of the most important parks in India that hosts a diverse wildlife, including tigers.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Meet and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, tour of Old Delhi. Panoramic visit of Red Fort, built in 1639 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (who also built the Taj Mahal) and since 2007 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of Asia, also commissioned by Shahjahan and completed in 1656. Passing through Chandni Chowk market built in the 17th century by the emperor himself. Visit of Raj Ghat, site of the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi, drive through government buildings, which represent the largest liberal democracy in the world. Visit of India Gate, the arch erected in memory of the Indian soldiers who left their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. Visit the Qutub Minar complex, a tower of 73 meters, engraved with verses of the Koran, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, which is one of the finest monuments in India. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur (Km.270 - approx 6 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as "Pink City" because its colours of pink sandstone buildings that characterise beautiful Old Town. Jaipur was founded in 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. In 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey has ranked Jaipur the 7th best place to visit in Asia. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
Breakfast and excursion to the famous Amber fort, 11 kms. from the city, Amber was the ancient capital of the state and the seat of all the Rajput dynasties until the founding of Jaipur. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh I. This magnificent fort is built in yellow and pink sandstone and white marble. Return to the city and stop in the front of the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 to allow the ladies of the court to observe, without being seen, the daily life in the streets. Visit of City Palace, still the residence of the royal family although a part of its is open to public. Followed by a visit of the Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory, the World Heritage site, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734 on the model of similar structures already erected in Delhi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur / Ranthambore (Km.175 - approx 3 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Ranthambore. Upon arrival, accommodation in the hotel.
Day 06: Ranthambore
Breakfast and full day dedicated to Safari in the park. The tiger is not the only attraction in Ranthambhore. which houses, among others, a wide variety of birds and other animals including owls, monkeys, leopards, caracals, hyenas, jackals, jungle cat, marsh crocodiles, wild boars, bears and various species of deer. It should be remembered that in the Park the animals live in the free state and that therefore their movements cannot be predicted nor guaranteed sightings. There will be two safaris in the park: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 07: Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (Km. 270 - approx 6 hrs)
Breakfast and departure for Agra with a stop in Fatehpur Sikri, located 40 km from Agra and built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569, as evidence of the power of his court. The city was abandoned 15 years later due to lack of water. Its red sandstone buildings and pavilions are perfectly preserved. Continue to Agra, the city of love.
Day 08: Agra / Delhi ( Km. 210 - approx 4 hrs)
In the morning visit of the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, of which Shah Jahan, for the love of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631, ordered the construction which was completed in 1653. bodies lie in a simple crypt. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Visit of the Red Fort, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, whose construction was commissioned by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Visit of the royal palaces and the Audience Halls. . Departure for Delhi. Dinner and transfer to the airport.
Day 09: Depart from Delhi.
Flight from Delhi.