|Delhi – Neemrana – Jaipur – Ranthambhore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Nainital – Corbett – Mussoorie – Chandigarh – Delhi.|
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Welcome at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, our representative assist and escort the group by a private a/c car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After check-in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, in the evening witness Light and Sound show at the Red Fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
Light and Sound Show: A spectacular sound and light show at the Red Fort. Which makes the 5,000 years old history of the city come alive. Amidst the tranquility of the splendidly panoramic and historic environs of the Red Fort, select episodes from the annals of Delhi’s historic and legendary past are vividly brought to life. Special effects combine with the unique ambience to make this show a hauntingly unforgettable experience.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour & explore the historic city, starting with Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and the most splendid mosque in India, both built by Emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later take a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continues to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi including President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers; a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate; built to honor and pay a tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visit Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by the Birla family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi, the towering capital city of independent and largest democratic country in the world: India. It is one of India’s modern and fastest developing cities with a charismatic charm on its visitors. Delhi is located and sprawled on the both side banks of Yamuna River. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, Delhi city is blended of ancient past of India with a vibration of the modern world. Delhi houses finest museums, historical monuments, sightseeing places, and temples in the country. Delhi is designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata, the august heroes, founded Delhi, in the ancient time around 1200 BC the name of the city was Indraprastha, Delhi is developed and construed time to time on 7 ancient cities of the old age.
03 Day: Delhi – Neemrana – Jaipur ( 260 kms: 6 – 7 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur, en route visit to the one of the magnificent fort of Rajasthan: Neemrana; now converted into the luxury heritage hotel, you may opt to have lunch and Zip Tour over here, an exciting and adventurous activity. The Zip tour is an amusement ride wherein the person hangs his weight through a harness which is suspended via pulley from a cable. Later continue to drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening, visit the Amber Fort to see the Light and Sound Show: holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendary past of 600 years & 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances & their valor & strength, the rulers not only established a long dynasty but, in time, also played a part in changing the destiny of Medieval India. Afterwards you may opt to explore the bustling colourful market of Jaipur by hopping onto a cycle rickshaw ride. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Jaipur widely known as the ‘Pink City’ of India. The entire walls houses and buildings of the city were washed with pink colour for a grand and royal welcome of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria from Britain, who visited Jaipur in 1853 A.D. This splendid city as was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides. Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is designed accordance of Hindu architecture science called Shilpa Shastra, the town has been designed in a rectangular shape of 9 blocks, depicting the 9 partition of universe. This fascinating city houses, majestic forts, grand palaces, lavish gardens, havelis and museums, while visiting these places you will have a true vision of Royal golden past of Rajasthan.
04 Day: Jaipur
Today morning breakfast take full day sightseeing tour of Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated just outside the city, was built by Rajpoot Kind Man Sigh I, Amber Fort is known for its artistic style of Hindu elements. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace located in the heart of the city, this royal palace is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, visit to Central Museum and Jantar Mantar: the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh, afterwards visit Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of Winds” was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex. Also, visit at modern artistic Birla Temple, the speculator in white shimmering marble, glitters in the night hours. In the evening visit the famous market of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
05 Day: Jaipur – Ranthambhore (180 kms: 4 hrs):
After early breakfast checkout and drive to Ranthambhore, the hunting place of Royal Family of Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. Later take the evening jungle safari by canter to explore Ranthambhore wildlife Sanctuary, one of the best places in India to see a tiger in its natural habitat. In the dry season tigers can be seen near the watering holes and are clearly visible in the dry forest, there are various species of flora and fauna, which are also worth a look. Also, Ranthambhore Fort overlooking the National Park and Jogi Mahal. Also, visit the famous Temple of Ganesha in the Fort. Later return to the resort for overnight stay.
Ranthambhore hailed as one of India’s finest wildlife locations. It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972. The park derives its name from the fort of Ranthambhore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The fort dates back to the 11th century when it was a vital citadel for the control of central India. Though overrun by vegetation, remnants of the summer palaces, temples and guard stones within the fort still remain. Earlier, the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambhore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The Tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits – especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed.
06 Day: Ranthambhore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (280 kms: 5 hrs)
Today early morning you can take once again the Jungle Safari. After safari and breakfast check-out the resort and drive to Agra, en route stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. After sightseeing, continue to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to built this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Agra is famous for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. Pleasant towns with comparatively slow pace, craftsmen who are the descendant of those who worked under the Mughals know Agra for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. Agra, and the nearby city of Fatehpur Sikri is conveniently close to Delhi. Besides the Taj Mahal, is Agra Fort, Sikandra, Ram Bagh and Itmad-Ud-Daulah-35 kms away are the imperial ruins of the Mughal city, Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabanad, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata.
07 Day: Agra
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, a beautiful architectural monument is one of the 7 wonders of the world. This historical masterpiece is an illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is the crown of all the lovely buildings in the world and a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues with a visit to Agra Fort. The fort was built in 1576 AD by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; here you will find the splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic examples of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, and Meena Bazaar. Emperor Shahjahan imprisoned by his rebellious son Aurangzeb in the Musamman Burj, would see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his dear wife was cremated. Afterwards visit Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjahan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
08 Day: Agra – Nainital (280 kms: 7 – 8 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Nainital. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Nainital is commonly known as the “Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Surrounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is located around the beautiful lake Naini Tal. After refreshment, you can visit the Mall road; this is the shopping paradise for tourists. Mall Road is was constructed during the British colonial rule, and it has a number of Hotels, Travel Agencies, Banks, Showrooms, Department Stores, Shops, Restaurants, and Cafes. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Nainital was discovered by an Englishman named P. Barron in 1839. The glorious gem-like lake and the virgin hills appealed to him so strongly that he left a flourishing sugar business to settle here. And so it began. First the holidaying English then the Indian maharajas and then the Indian public. Nanital has never looked back as a summer retreat since. The headquarters of the district by the same name; Nainital is the largest and most popular hill-station of the Kumaon region. Making it your base, around Nainital the most amazing places worth to visit are Ranikhet, Kausani, Mukteshwar, and Almora. The heart of the destination is the Naini Lake named after the emerald green eyes of the Goddess Parvati, who is also the patron goddess of the region. From around the lake rise wooded slopes, one side being heavily populated by a large township.
09 Day: Nainital – Ranikhet – Kausani (120 kms: 3 – 4 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Kausani, Enroute stop at Ranikhet it is popular for its luscious apples, apricots, peaches and various alpine fruits. You can visit Chaubatia Gardens, Ashaiyana Park, Golf course; it is one of the highest golf courses in Asia. After visit proceed to Kausani. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the evening you can visit Anasakti Ashram; it is also known as Gandhi Ashram. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Kausani; is the place situated in the Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand state of India. Kausani is the Himalayan tourist destination, which is 117 kms from Nainital; the altitude of this place is about 1890 mts. This place offers an excellent 350 km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani – A picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. Kausani lies on the atop the ridge admist dense Pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other on Almora-Bageshwar-Didihat Highway. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the ‘Switzerland of India’, due to similarity in landscape.
10 Day: Nainital
Today morning take a sightseeing tour of the hill stations visiting: Naini Lake: The eye-shaped lake is a tourist hotspot and acts as a magnet for all those visiting the hill resort. You can enjoy boating in the lake. Naini Devi Temple: Nainital is believed to be one of the 64 Shaktipeeths, where one of the body parts of Goddess Sati fell, when Lord Shiva carried her body. Governor’s House: Built in 1899, Governor’s House or Raj Bhavan is a marvelous reminiscent of the British era, St. John’s Church, built in 1844, ‘St. John in the Wilderness’ is one of the most tranquil places in the town of Nainital. Snow View Point: Situated at an altitude of 2,260 m, Snow View Point is one of the coldest regions in Nainital. Naina Peak: Overlooking the Naini Lake, Naina peak (2611mt) provides the most breathtaking view of the hill station of Nainital. Situated at a distance of about 6 km from the main town, Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
11 Day: Nainital – Corbett (148 kms: 3 – 4 hrs)
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Corbett. This is the most popular destination in because of its superb location and sheer abundance of flora fauna. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers. On arrival, transfer to the jungle resort. In the afternoon take a jeep safari to the Bijrani area of Corbett to find the Elusive Tiger – now the cynosure of the questing eye. The Corbett Park, with its varied topography, diverse Flora & Fauna, the beauty of the rivulets, the natural splendor of its landscapes. Then return to the jungle resort. Evening is free for leisure and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the jungle resort.
Corbett National Park: Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is famous for its wild population of Leopards. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India’s first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey. Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
12 Day: Corbett – Dehradun – Mussoorie (246 kms: 6 hrs)
Early morning you can go for Elephant/jeep Safari inside the park. Later return to the hotel for breakfast and check out the resort and drive to Mussoorie, en route you may take a halt at Dehradun visiting Durbar Shri Guru Ram Rai – Sikh pilgrimage site, Tapkeshwar Temple – temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sahasra Dhara – this place is famous for the hot springs, Malsi Deer Park – this refuge for deer is a beautiful forest and is very popular as a picnic spot, Tapovan – situated on the banks of sacred Ganga, it is said that this is the place where the great Guru Dronacharya in the epic Mahabharata went through penance and also had his ashram. On arrival transfer to the hotel. In the evening you can take a walk on the mall road, overnight at the hotel in Mussoorie.
Mussoorie, the proverbial Queen of Hill stations, as professed by the British gentry who evaded hot, desultory summers of Delhi and Kolkata by spending time here. Being at an average altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a ‘fairyland’ atmosphere to tourists. Mussoorie is called the Queen among the hill stations. It overlooks the sprawling Doon valley and the city of Dehradun, the gateway to Mussoorie and infects to the entire Garhwal region of the Himalayas. Spread over a ridge, 2000 meters above sea level, Mussoorie offers distant views of the holy and mighty river Ganga from one end of the ridge, and of the famous river Jamuna from the other; a stretch of around 19 kilometers all.
13 Day: Mussoorie
After breakfast, the day will be spent doing local sightseeing in and around Mussoorie visiting: Kempty Falls, situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft, it is a beautiful waterfall, which falls from a height of about 40 ft from a mountain, you may also opt for cable car ride at the Gun Hills for a beautiful view of the Dun valley, Municipal Garden: also known as Company Baugh, is situated in the Happy Valley area of this beautiful town, Gun Hill: At a height of 2122 m, this is the second highest peak of the town. During the colonial era, a gun was placed atop the hill and fired exactly at mid-day to announce the time. Thus, the place derived its name as ‘Gun Hill’. Camel’s Back: The road borrows its name from a large rock here that looks like a camel’s back. Jwalaji Temple: 9 kms from the town, dedicated to Goddess ‘Durga’, this temple is situated atop the Benog Hill, at a height of 2100 m. Enveloped by thick forests from all sides. Lal Tibba: a scenic 5 km uphill walk from Picture Palace to the highest point in Mussoorie. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
14 Day: Mussoorie – Chandigarh (225 kms: 5 – 6 hrs)
After an early breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Chandigarh, on arrival transfer to the hotel, after relaxation visiting: Leisure valley is like a garland of gardens that beautifies the entire city. Rock Garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best part about the rock garden is that each of its artwork has been made by using industrial & urban waste. Overnight at the hotel.
Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed. Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which, however, get belied in the ‘City Beautiful’. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature’s preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called “THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ”.
15 Day: Chandigarh – Delhi (245 kms: 5 – 6 hrs)
After an early breakfast, take the sightseeing tour of Chandigarh city Sukhna Lake is a beautiful lake that lies in the foothills of Shivalik range. The unique thing about Sukhna is that it is a manmade lake. Rose Garden: Asia’s largest Rose Garden and is spread over 30 acres of land having over 1600 different species of roses. These have been planted beautifully carved out lawns and flowers beds. Museum and Art Gallery. Later check out the hotel and drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
16 Day: Delhi – Hometown
Today morning after breakfast the day is free for individual activities, shopping: Delhi is one of the most popular for shopping, here you can do the shopping for anything you need for your collections, decoration, food, beauty product, textile, wooden, silver, bronze art, Jewelry: the famous markets are Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Khan Market, Old Delhi Market, Chandani Chowk, Spice Market (Khari Baoli), Delhi Hat and so many other, while doing the shopping you should visit the genuine and reputed shops. For other general shops be quite smart enough to justify the prices and product offered to you. Later check out the hotel and drive to Airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown/onwards journey. On departure, the tour concludes with happy memories.