India Wildlife and Mughul Cities
10 Nights / 11 Days
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthmbore - jaipur - Delhi
This trip is specially designed for the nature lovers with an adventurous streak. We will take you to the "Tiger country" that are not only celebrated for their natural beauty but also are habitat for some of the rare wild animals and birds and you will get to see these rare fauna from close quarters in their own surroundings.
Fly to Delhi
Delhi Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, your Group Leader will guide you through Delhi’s bustling and vibrant network of narrow streets and alleys, passing mosques and market stalls teeming with people.
Day 3: Agra & The Taj Mahal
Agra & The Taj Mahal It’s a very early start, to catch your train to Agra. Today you visit the Taj Mahal, one of the great wonders of the world and India’s most exquisite treasure. Built by the Mughal king Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, you have plenty of time to uncover the delicate detailing of the white marble and wander through the grounds. The afternoon is free for you to explore Agra, or relax.
Fatehpur Sikri & Ranthambore Today you set off on the road to Fatehpur Sikri. The rich red sandstone city, abandoned by Akbar the Great, conjures up all the majesty of a 16th century royal court. Late this evening, you travel by train to Sawai Madhopar for Ranthambore National Park.
Day5 : Ranthambhor
Ranthambore National Park. Your aim is to catch a sighting of the majestic Bengal tigers among the ruined forts and temples, as you embark on a game drive this morning. Crossing the beautiful bush, you could see leopards, hyenas, nilgai, sambar and chital (all types of antelope), sloth bear and caracal (a lynx-like cat), plus crocodile in the lake. From Ranthambore, you continue west to Pushkar for two nights.
Jaipur Today you explore Pushkar. The lake is one of the most sacred in India and beside it is one of the very few Brahma temples in existence in the country.
Pushkar Camel Fair: Every year around the full moon of the Indian month of Kartik (November), the Pushkar Camel Fair transforms the sleepy town into a hive of activity, as camel traders from all over Rajasthan gather to trade their animals.
You venture north to the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. You enter the City Palace and the famous Palace of the Winds, where royal maidens once peered out from behind the jali (lattice screens), hidden them from prying male eyes.
Amber Palace You travel up to the Aravalli Hills, passing the elephant stables and Jai Pol ‘Victory Gate’ to the fort-palace of Amber. In the afternoon, you drive through the princely state of Rajasthan to catch a glimpse of local life and maybe even have a game of cricket with the locals!
Shekhawati region Today you explore rural Shekhawati, a rich part of the country and home to many finely built havelis (mansions). After lunch you start the journey back to Delhi, stopping at Surajgarh to stay in is a former fortified palace, an unusual and memorable night’s stay!
Delhi After breakfast, you leave the Shekhawati region and continue to Delhi for a free afternoon.