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Home » Rajasthan Tours » Forts & Tigers Luxury Tour

Forts & Tigers Luxury Tour
Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met our Hansa Vacations representative and after a warm welcome proceed to the pre-booked hotel.
Delhi - One of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi has been the centre of political activity since time immemorial. The city has witnessed the formation and destruction several times in the course of history. Ruled by several dynasties, it has always attracted emperors, conquerors and the poor alike. Delhi bears complexities, contradictions, beauty and dynamism - where the past coexists with the present. The city has undergone several changes from centuries, but its transformation from walled city to cosmopolitan city never interrupted its spirit, the spirit of prosperity and progress. In this city, the counterparts of tall skyscrapers and modern townships are ancient buildings, majestic monuments and historic ruins. The lifestyles and traditions of Delhi are rich and truly reflects the diverse Indian culture - a window to the kaleidoscope that is India. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of the city. Your city tour will start with a visit to the (Birla Mandir) Laxminarayan Temple, built by one of India's foremost business families and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver. Proceed to the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi that offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
 
Afternoon proceed for a visit to New Delhi. Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate built in memory of the 85,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. Opposite the India Gate, is the massive Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Continue on to Humayun`s Tomb of the Mughal era followed by tour of the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (204 Kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, once the capital of Mughal India, it is famous for the world renowned Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). Visit the “Monument of Love” - Taj Mahal which symbolize eternal love frozen in white marble built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.

Later visit Agra Fort in the evening. Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi to shift his capital from Delhi to Agra.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Agra - Bharatpur (55 Kms / 1.5 hrs) – Ranthambhor (By train)
After breakfast drive to Bharatpur - lying between the cities of Agra and Jaipur in the north-west is famous for Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary which is a home to an astonishing range of flora and fauna. Birds come to this national park in waves. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.

Continue drive to Bharatpur and upon arrival, board the cycle rickshaws to the famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29 sq. kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia. Later transfer to Bharatpur Railway station to board the train Shatabdi Express to Sawai Madhopur. The train departs Bharatpur at 1540 hours and arrive Sawai Madhopur at 1750 Hrs. Upon arrival in Ranthambore, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel

Sawai Madhopur was founded by Madho Singh II and was known as Madhopur till the time Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, impressed by Jai Singh's wit, bestowed him with a surname of Sawai. From then onwards, Madhopur became Sawai Madhopur. Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur's claim to fame today is the Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore National Park. Visit the National Park to catch a glimpse of the majestic Tigers roaming around in the open wilderness and also pay a visit to the imposing fort to turn a page in the history of Rajasthan. The village of Sawai Madhopur with the rolling hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas surrounding it is quiet attractive with a pleasant atmosphere.

Day 05: Ranthambhor – Jaipur (156 Kms/03 Hours)
Early morning you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by jeep/canter. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur – check into the hotel

Jaipur is a land of natural beauty and great history. It has a flourishing tourism industry. Also called pink City, it is the capital of Rajasthan. It is well connected to the other parts of the world, through its vast network of airways, railways and roads. The palaces of Jaipur are the favourite spots for tourists, both Indian and foreign. Many old and neglected palaces and forts in Jaipur have been converted into heritage hotels. The service sector of Jaipur boasts of its tourism, real estate, insurance and hotel industry. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast start the day with an excursion to Amer Fort. Amer was the ancient capital of Jaipur. It is situated atop the Aravalli hills overlooking the city. Ascend the fort on elephant's back, like a king. Later visit Jaigarh fort where you can see the world's largest canon displayed. In the afternoon visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar Observatory and City Palace museum which covers a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. A part of this palace is a now a museum, containing three wings of Armoury, Textiles and Artefacts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Friday: Jaipur – Jodhpur (By flight IT 4306  1440 / 1540 Hrs)
After breakfast morning will be free for personal activities. Afternoon our PITT representative will transfer you to the airport to board the flight to Jodhpur. Upon arrival in Jodhpur our representative will assist you and transfer you to hotel.

Popularly known as the royal city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is located on the edge of the Thar Desert and is dotted with a number of forts and palaces. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore and Jaswant Thada. Featuring beautiful palaces, forts and temples, Jodhpur is a beautiful city and a major tourist destination of India. Also known as Marwar, Sun City and the Blue City Jodhpur was once a seat of a princely state and is visited by large number of tourists every year. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

Day 08: Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur (By surface)
Morning drive to Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur. Known for its Jain temples, Ranakpur is an important Jain pilgrim centre. Take a visit to Ranakpur Jain temples. Built in the 15th century, the architecture of Ranakpur Jain temples resembles to that of Khajuraho temples. Covering an area of 48000 sq ft, a tour of the Jain temple complex will give you a glimpse into the rich history and architecture of the past. Continue drive to Udaipur.

The city of Udaipur which is also known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. An exotic city offering various tourist activities. Udaipur lake city offers five gorgeous lakes, beautiful green gardens, fantabulous fountains, awe inspiring palaces & forts, stunning Aravalli mountain range and old mansions converted heritage hotels. The city of Lakes "Udaipur" is a lovely blend of water, lush green hills that set fire and passion in poet. Its palaces are straight out of a fairy-tale book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is excitement that defines imagination. After arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09: Udaipur
Morning begins with a city tour covering Saheliyon-Ki-Bari - The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Jagdish temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu and approachable by a broad flight of steps, the shrine is a rectangular platform on the lines of Indo-Aryan style of architecture, City Palace - located amidst Lake Pichola, Eklingji and Nagda temples - built in white marble with a double- storied porch. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur – Delhi      (By flight)
Morning will be at leisure. Afternoon our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi our representative will meet and assist you and transfer you to hotel.

Day 11: Delhi Departure (By International flight)
In time our Hansa Vacations representative will meet you and transfer you to International airport to board the flight back home.