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Best Indian Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary with Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is in Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan state. Located at the junction of the Aravalli & Vindhya hill range, this is one of the finest places to view animals, especially as they are used to being stared at here. The park covers an area of Approximately 400 sq Km & if combined it with the area of Sawaiman Singh sanctuary area, it is around 500 Sq km.

Ranthambore is dotted with structures that reminds of bygone eras. There are many water bodies located all over the park, which provide perfect relief during the extremely hot summer months for the forest inhabitants. A huge fort, after which the park is named, towers over the park atop a hill. The park remains open every year from October to May. Famous for the exciting & frequent tiger sightings captured dramatically in several books, this park is today affected by ecological pressures & poaching In Nutshell, Ranthambore National park is a wildlife enthusiast & photographer's dream. It offers excellent accommodation & internal transportation facilities.

Plan 1: 8 Nights Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour

Duration: 08 nights - 09 days
Locations: Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Delhiisa bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.

Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight Hotel - Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi - Jaipur (262km - 5hr)

Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colorful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. Overnight Hotel - Jaipur

Day 03 : Jaipur

Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight Hotel - Jaipur

Day 04 : Jaipur - Ranthambore (145km -3hr)

Today we drive to Ranthambore National Park, bounded to the north by Banas River & to the Chambal River in the south. It is named after historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the park. The Park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in the year 1955 by the Indian Government & was declared as Project Tiger reserves in the year 1973. It became National Park in the year 1980 & later in the year 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh & Keladevi sanctuaries, total area 1334 km.

It is famous for its tiger population & is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other Major wild animals found in the national park include the tiger, leopard, Nilgai, dholes, wild pig, Sambar, chital & the gaur. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds & reptiles Overnight Wildlife Resort - Ranthambore

Day 05 : Ranthambore

Early morning today before Breakfast, we take Jeep Safari to the Tiger Reserve, since becoming one of the original areas under Project, the park has recovered much of its natural beauty & dry deciduous forest has been restored.

In the Evening, we take a Jeep safari to try luck in spotting the Tigers Overnight Wildlife Resort – Ranthambore

Day 06 : Ranthambore – Bharatpur (255km -05hr)

Today we drive to Bharatpur, founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. It was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, & the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg & Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan.

Sanctuary was previously known as Bharatpur bird Sanctuary & now known as Keoladeo National Park. The name Keoladeo is derived from the name of an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the sanctuary's central zone while the Hindi term 'Ghana' implies dense, thick areas of forest cover. This is a magnificent park having one of the World’s greatest & most important heronries. It is situated at the confluence of Ghambhir & Banganga Rivers in Bharatpur district. Now a World Heritage site by UNESCO, this former duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Siberia & Turkmenistan. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian Crane, have been recorded in the park. Overnight Wildlife Resort - Bharatpur

Day 07 : Bharatpur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (55 km – 2 hr)

Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.

Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughals Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

We visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughals Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughals Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. Overnight Hotel - Agra

Day 08 : Agra-Delhi via Sikandra (220km – 5hr)

Today We will also visit Sikandra, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Further we continue our drive to Delhi. Overnight Hotel - Delhi

Day 09 : Delhi - Departure

In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later dinner transfer to International airport.

Tour concludes.

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Plan 2: 7 Nights Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Itinerary

Route Map: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Ranthambore
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi. At airport, you will be received by our representative who will assist your transfer to your pre booked hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: A Day in Delhi for the Visits

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 meters on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid -The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - It is the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

Post lunch you will take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi. An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor; Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Indo-Persian architecture built during Mughal reign in Delhi. Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 meters high Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End the tour by visiting the Lotus temple at the sunset. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Drive from Delhi to Agra

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the city of Taj (Agra). On arrival, you will be transferred to your pre booked hotel. Relax and get freshen for afternoon tour of the city.

Visit the Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endorser walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.

In the late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal at the sunset - a white marble Tomb built in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal. In the evening, explore Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight at hotel in Agra.

Day 04: Drive from Agra to Jaipur Visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and also the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.

En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was built at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Arrival in Jaipur in the evening will be followed by transfer to your reserved hotel room. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05: A Day in Jaipur for Visits

Today after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort. Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated.

The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh, the fort is made out of red sand stone and white marble.

Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal. City Palace located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of this Palace. The building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and on display here is a wide array of royal costumes; some vary exquisite and precious pashmina (Kashmiri) shawls, Benares silk sarries, Sanganeri block prints and folk embroidery. In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 06: Drive from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Sawai Madhopur. Arrive Sawai Madhopur and check-in at your pre booked hotel. Late afternoon, proceed for a game drive to the Ranthambore National Park. Overnight in Sawai Madhopur.

Day 07: A day in Sawai Madhopur to See Tigers and Other Wildlife

Morning and Afternoon: Game drives to the Ranthambore National Park. Overnight at hotel in Sawai Madhopur.

Day 08: Drive from Sawai Madhopur to Delhi

After an early breakfast at the hotel, leave for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be dropped at the place of your stay or to the airport/railway station.

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Plan 3: 9 Nights Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambhore

Duration of Tour : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi.

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

Our Golden Triangle Tour representative will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi

After having an early breakfast in hotel, we will leave for full day sightseeing of Old Delhi and New Delhi. In the afternoon, we will drive past to the President’s House, Parliament House and rest of the evening will be free for leisure activities. Overnight stay will be in Delhi hotels.

Day 03: New Delhi - Sariska (180 Km, 04 hours)

Detailed Itinerary: - In the morning, after having an early breakfast in hotel, we will leave for Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary. Our representatives will receive you on arrival and escorted to the hotel. Then, relax for some time. In the afternoon we will visit one of the finest wildlife sanctuary to see the Tigers and for adventure ride in Jeep safari in Sariska. In Sariska Tiger Reserve, you can watch different varieties of animals & birds. Overnight stay will be in hotel.

Day 04: Sariska - Jaipur (160 Km, 04 hours)

In the morning after having a delicious breakfast, we will leave for Jaipur; Jaipur is founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh - II in 1727. The city of Jay or Victory is the capital of Rajasthan and is known as Pink City. Jaipur is located at the edge of the Great Indian Desert and is called gateway to Rajasthan. Jaipur is an unselfconsciously medieval city with stately palaces, colourful bazaars and a fort brooding over the city.

The city was planned by architect Pt. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. City has been divided into four squares with eight big gates for entrance. On arrival at Jaipur, you will be escorted by our representative to the hotel. Then, relax for some time. In the afternoon, you can visit the local markets. Overnight stay will be in Jaipur hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

After having breakfast in the hotel, we will proceed to explore the whole Jaipur city. First of all, we will visit Amber Fort- the fort is a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal styles and it was the ancient capital of state. You will enjoy the elephant ride to reach the fort. Visit the Ram Niwas Garden- It sprawls across an area of four acres and it consists of Zoological garden. Visit the Hawa Mahal, is also called “Palace of Winds”, it consists of 152 windows with overhanging latticed balconies.

After having Rajasthani lunch, we visit Maharaja’s City Palace - This palace is very fine example of architecture. All the seven floors are well decorated with glasses, and various wall paintings. Overnight stay will be in Jaipur hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur - Ranthambhore (200 Km, 04 hours)

In the morning, after having an early breakfast in hotel, we will leave for Ranthambhore. On arrival in Ranthambhore, you will be escorted by our Golden triangle tours representative to the hotel. Then, relax for some time. In the afternoon, we will visit for RANTHAMBHOR TIGER RESERVE by Jeep Safari to watch so many varieties of animals. Overnight stay will be in Ranthambhore hotel.

Day 07: Ranthambhore

In the morning, after having breakfast, we will proceed for the whole day in Ranthambhore National Park, which sprawls over an area of 392 sq. Kms. It is perhaps one of the best sites for observing and photographing the majestic tiger. Carnivores here are leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and rattle. The herbivorous population includes, chital, Sambar, blue bull and Chinkara. Sambar, the largest Asiatic deer is also the pride of the park. You will also enjoy the ride of Jeep Safari to explore the whole national park. Overnight stay will be in Ranthambhore hotel.

Day 08: Ranthambhore - Bharatpur Bird Tours (250 Km, 06 hours)

In the morning, after having an early breakfast in hotel, we will leave for Bharatpur. On arrival in Bharatpur, you will be escorted by our Golden Triangle tours representative to the hotel. Then, relax for some time. In the afternoon, we will visit Asia‘s largest birds Sanctuary namely “Keoladeo Ghana birds National Park”.

It sprawls over an area of 29 sq.kms; there are over 375 species of beautiful birds, including water birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds. The specialty during winter is the migration of Siberian cranes. Overnight stay will be in Bharatpur hotel.

Day 09: Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (55 Km, 02 hours)

In the early morning, after having breakfast, we will leave for Agra; enroute visiting one of the most important places of Mughal era called “FATEHPUR SIKRI” also called Ghost Town. Forts, Palaces and Tombs are entirely made of sandstone. The city draws special attraction of historians and tourists. Continue your drive to Agra. On arrival at Agra, you will be escorted by our Golden Triangle tours representative to the hotel. After relaxing for some time, get ready to discover the city of Forts & Palaces. Overnight stay will be in Agra hotels.

Day 10: Agra - Delhi (200 Km, 04 hours)

After having an early breakfast in hotel, we will check out from the Hotel after visiting Agra Fort, which was built by three emperors Akbar & Jahangir, on that time it was built by red sand stones and Shah Jahan renovate it with pure white marble. In the afternoon, we will leave for Delhi. When we reach Delhi, you will be transferred to the International airport to board your flight back to your country.

 

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