Luxury Tour Packages - Golden Triangle with Ranthambhore
The contemporary and classic lifestyle of Delhi, the marble mausoleum Taj Mahal at Agra and the beautiful forts and palaces of Jaipur will kindle your interest about India. Also visit Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary, an erstwhile Royal Hunting Ground and now a home to Tigers, Leopards and Marsh crocodiles. Explore the wildlife, the different perspective of India.
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be welcomed by our Guest Relations Executive and later transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Delhi – the capital of India, is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis of Royal families from Mughal Reigns over the last few millenniums.
Overnight Stay at Delhi – Oberoi New Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi sightseeing
Morning do the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi is a mix of ancient monuments and modern commerce. Visit the historic Red Fort (Closed on Mondays) – Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, which was built as an octagon measuring 900m by 550m and surrounded by a 9-meter deep moat, which was at its inception fed by the waters of the Yamuna River. Very near the Fort is the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. Take a cycle –rickshaw ride through the crowded bazaars to the famous shopping street of Chandini Chowk, a good way to get up close and personal with Old Delhi.
In the afternoon, tour New Delhi. Visit the Qutb Minar, a Tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. The Tomb Of Humayun – the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Also, visit India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to Rashtrapathi Bhawan – the residence of the President of India, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.
Overnight stay at Delhi – Oberoi New Delhi
Day 3 - Delhi – Agra
Post breakfast, head out to Agra. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire for nearly hundred years from 1564 and is the home for one of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal. First visit Taj Mahal, which was built over a period of 22 years by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Then visit Agra Fort which was built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great. There are a number of buildings within the fort such as Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal, sheesh Mahal and the Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shahjahan died as a prisoner. Itimad ud Daulah is the tomb, built by Empress Noorjahan in memory of her father Ghias Ud Din Beg and is considered as a pioneer of the Taj Mahal.
Overnight stay at Agra – Oberoi Amarvilas
Day 4 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambhore
After breakfast star your drive to Ranthambhore. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. This town was built by Emperor Akbar with Red Sand Stone. This town was built in the 17th century and abandoned immediately after 15 years of occupancy due to water shortage and political issues. Some of the important buildings here are Diwane I Am (a vast courtyard where the emperor gave daily public audience), Diwane I Khas (a large quadrangle where all the major functions of the Palace were held), Pachisi Court (The emperor’s private living quarter), Jodha Bhai’s Palace, Hawa Mahal, Panch Mahal and Birbal’s Palace. Continue your drive to Ranthambhore, on arrival check in your hotel and relax for the day.
Overnight stay at Ranthambhore – Oberoi Vanyavilas
Day 5 - Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon go for a safari in search of Royal Bengal Tigers, as well as many other species which inhabit the park. Common sightings in the park include Langur Monkeys, spotted and Sambar Deer, Nilgai and wild pigs. The park is also home to a vast array of bird species. Less commonly sighted are crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards. Total safari time on each trip will be around 2.5 to 3 hours.
Overnight stay at Ranthambhore – Oberoi Vanya Vilas
Day 6 - Ranthambhore – Jaipur
Post breakfast start your drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival check in at the hotel and later in the evening you can explore the markets and bazaars on your own.
Overnight stay at Jaipur – Oberoi Rajvilas
Day 7 - Jaipur sightseeing
Sightseeing of Jaipur includes Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar –the observatory and the Hawa Mahal. At the Amber Fort, you need to climb up the rampart either by elephant or by jeep to reach the top of the palace. Inside the palace visit the Jag Mandir (The hall of Victory), Sheesh Mahal – a room with four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirrors, imported from Belgium. The City Palace is the royal residence. Now part of this residence is converted into museum and remaining part is still now occupied by the royal family of Jaipur. An impressive array of pistols, blunderbusses, swords, rifles and daggers are found in the Armory museum. Jantar Mantar is the large observatory in the world having 17 instruments, most of them are still in working condition. It is built of stones & marbles. Hawa Mahal is otherwise known as the Palace of Winds. This is the ideal spot for photography.
Overnight stay at Jaipur – Oberoi Rajvilas .
Day 8 - Jaipur Departure
This day you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for your onward destination.