Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour combines India’s celebrated history, heritage & culture with thrilling wildlife. The 8-day exclusive tour covers famous monuments, world heritage sites including the legendary Taj Mahal. Ranthambore presents a chance to spot tigers in beautiful Ranthambore National Park on game drives. Awe at the fascinating sights, explore the local markets, savor delicious Indian gastronomy and experience India unlike ever before!
Arrive at the Delhi International Airport and you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative. Get assistance with transfer to the hotel and check in formalities. Enjoy the comforts of your room and the hotel. Delhi: The capital city of India, Delhi is a unique blend of the ancient with bustling modernity. Not just one city but eight cities, the oldest one dating back to 5000 years, the city is dotted with famous monuments, heritage, culture and matchless experiences. Old Delhi dates back to the rule of Mughals (17th-19th century) while New Delhi was the Imperial capital of British, each offering an insight into incredible India. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you for guided sightseeing. This tour includes the following places: Red Fort: Known as the ‘Lal Quila’ named after its red sandstone structure, the Red Fort is one of the masterpieces of Mughal architecture. Built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, located along the Yamuna River this fortress is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 2.4 km perimeter has a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water-cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a Pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Red fort’s gates face the renowned Chandni Chowk. Jama Masjid: An architectural extravaganza constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658, the Jama Masjid is a holy place of worship for thousands and thousands of Muslims. The wonderful construction is witnessed in the long stretch of stairs and the hefty courtyard. Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): India’s most popular markets for textiles, electronic goods, spices and more, Chandni Chowk is well-known for its flamboyant streets. Designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter, ‘the moonlit square’ as it was also known as was home to well-to-do families of that time. The draw of this market is the famous Paranthawale Gali known for its mouth-watering paranthas and famous gold market Dariba Kalan. Raj Ghat: Calm and blissful, Raj Ghat is an elementary square platform of black marble on the banks of Yamuna River. The place symbolizes the spot where Mahatma Gandhi ‘The Father of the Nation’ was cremated. India Gate: 42 metre high, the arch-shaped India Gate was built in 1931 the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. Formerly called the All India War Memorial the walls of the monument are engraved with names of the warriors. Later an addition was an eternal flame near the arch honors the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier). Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): The authorized residence of the President of the country, the palatial building was designed by British architect Lutyens and served as the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India. Humayun’s Tomb: Nestled amid lush gardens, the mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun was built by his widow Haji Begum in his memory. The garden tomb is one of the world heritage sites inscribed by UNESCO and is said to be the motivation behind the 'wonder of the world' Taj Mahal. Qutub Minar: Built in the southern part of the capital, Qutub Archaeological Complex was built by the Muslim King; Qutab–ud–din Aibak in 1199 A.D. It is the oldest of monuments in Delhi to be granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters tall and its base is a mosque. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, meet our tour representative who will assist you with the check-out formalities. Start with your drive to Agra, the next stop on your Golden Triangle tour package. The drive from Delhi to Agra will be via the new Expressway, one of India’s finest highways. Agra: Nestled on the banks of Yamuna River, Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries. The epitome of the grandeur of the days, the city is known for India’s most famous landmark-Taj Mahal. Fascinating masterpieces of architecture, vibrant markets and more make it one of the most worthwhile places to visit in India. On your arrival at the hotel in Agra, you will again be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-in formalities. Later in the afternoon, a tour guide will pick you up for the guided sightseeing trip of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal at sunset. Agra Fort: The red-sandstone fortress by the River Yamuna was the center of governance of the Mughal Empire and is listed as world heritage sites in India. Mughal Emperor Akbar constructed the fort in the 16th century for the soldiers while his grandson, Shah Jahan made opulent. There are a number of attractive buildings in the premises such as Samman Burj- where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid- a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Taj Mahal: The beautiful mausoleum of white-marble in named among wonders of the world. Built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal it is one of the most beautiful structures in the world and named as ‘icon of love’. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most recognized and most visited landmark in India. The marvel took 22 years of construction, starting from 1631. Over 20,000 artisans were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Golden Triangle Tour. Overnight stay in Agra.
Depart Agra for Ranthambore, your next stop on tour, en route stopping at Fatehpur Sikri for a guided tour. Fatehpur Sikri: The deserted capital of the Mughal Empire, the city is roughly 35 kms outside Agra. Built in the 16th century and was abandoned for 12 years due to the scarcity of water. To date the walled city has many beautiful sites of the bygone days. The 54 m tall Buland Darwaza is the main entrance to this city constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat. Inside there are beautiful palaces, gardens, shrines and other buildings. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue to drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore: A wonderful example of Project Tiger's conservation in Rajasthan, The Ranthambore National Park is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in India. Like many things and places of Rajasthan, this too has royal connections. It was formerly the hunting grounds of the royal family of Jaipur. Spread over 400 sq. km. of dry deciduous forest dotted many sharp cliffs, lakes, and rivers. The 10th century Ranthambore Fort stands as a silent watchman on one of these hills. Since, Ranthambore is a tiger reserve, glimpses of tigers are very common in this area. Besides, few panthers are spotted especially in the Kachida Valley is known to be the best place to have a glimpse of these exclusive cats. Other easily spotted species include marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, and the sloth bears. The avian population includes the black storks, quails, Bonelli’s eagles; spur fowls, crested serpent eagles, and painted storks. During the winters, there are a lot of migratory birds in the forest, including a different variety of ducks. The National Park is well known for wildlife photography. Wildlife safaris in Ranthambore are conducted in jeeps. On arrival in Ranthambore, check-in at the jungle lodge. Lunch & dinner in the lodge. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Morning and evening game drives into Ranthambore National Park. The morning Safaris are usually from sunrise to about 10.00 AM, and the afternoon/evening safaris are from 3.00 PM to sunset. All meals in the lodge. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Early morning game drive in Ranthambore National Park. After breakfast, check out and continue your tour on to Jaipur. Jaipur: A UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink-tinted constructions in the old city. Situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls, the city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Built according to Hindu architecture, the city is known for amazing palaces, forts, charming architecture, markets, and more. On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast, your guide will pick up from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Sightseeing in Jaipur includes: Amber Fort: The Amber Fort is located 11 km away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls. City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons. Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact, each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is the 27-meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour. Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks, the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Delhi's International Airport in time for your flight back home.
|Valid from 01 Oct 2020 to 30 Jun 2021||USD 1392 Per Person|