This family trip of ten days in Rajasthan is full of fun, adventure and Indian colour. Our objective is to keep the children interested on this holiday when we visit some beautiful historic buildings and spectacular palaces including the magnificent Taj Mahal, true epitome of love.
Our tour begins with Delhi Sightseeing. Next day, we board the express train to Agra which takes almost 2 hours to complete the Journey. Highlight of this trip is Taj Mahal, and see the sunset on this famous monument....
Day 2Train to Agra and sightseeing
Delhi - Agra
Today, we will rise early and transfer to railway station to board the train to Agra.This is special train started recently between Delhi and Agra. it has air-conditioned carriages fitted with aircraft type confrotable seats. During this two hours route, we will get to see the glimpses of Indian rural life.On arrival, we would be received by our represantative and transfer to hotel.
Visit the Agra Red Fort, a historical fort in the city of Agra and its walls are richly adorned with red sandstone. Till 1638, this fort was main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. Thereafter the capital of Mughal was shifted from Agra to Red Fort in Delhi.
Visit of Taj Mahal, a 17th century marvel in poetic description. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj is a dream in white marble with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Shah Jahan, the fifth Moghul King, built this beautiful mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died at the birth of her fourteenth child.
Day 3Drive to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary stopping at Fatehpur Sikri
Agra - Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur
After the visit, we resume our journey to Bharatpur. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Bharatpur is famous owing to its Keoladeo Ghana National Park which is host to thousands of different birds, some 230 different species. Now the Reserve is a sanctuary for the birds and motor vehicles are prohibited in the premises and only cycling and walking are allowed. In the afternoon, we have a Rickshaw ride observing some of the enormous cranes with their huge orange becks, pelicans, geese, duck and eagles. This ride will offer you various offers to capture the beautiful birds in camera. After the ride, we come back to the hotel. Relax in Hotel.
Day 4Train to Ranthambore
Bharatpur - Ranthambhore
After the breakfast, we take a Cycle-Rickshaw ride into the sanctuary to spot a large variety of birds and animals. More fascinating than any other bird is the spotted owlet that grabs the attention of all the wildlife enthusiasts.
After delicious lunch, we will be transferred to the Railway station in Bharatpur where we board the evening express train for Ranthambore National Park. During this journey, we observe the hustle -bustle at each station. On arrival, we are received by our representative along with the driver and given a short transfer to the hotel. We would be reaching by 18:00 hrs. Rest of the evening is free to relax and rejuvenate for the next day Safari exploration.
Day 5Exploration in the quest of Tiger
Today, we have Two game drives by Private Jeep in the park to wander through the Jungles to find the elusive tiger. We wake up early morning and leave for our First safari in the Ranthambore National Park. We track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning and return to the hotel for the breakfast. After relaxing for the rest of the pre-lunch session, we leave for Another safari into the jungle after lunch to catch glimpses of some more animal and bird species. At the end of this adventurous day, we return back to the hotel and relax.
Day 6Drive to Jaipur
Ranthambhore - Jaipur
In the morning, we drive to Jaipur - popularly known as the Pink City that is the colorful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich cultural heritage and colorful past it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Amber(Amer). Also known as 'The City of Victory', Jaipur was the first planned city of its time with imposing forts, dazzling palaces, beautiful gardens and markets. Late afternoon, we can opt for Bollywood session to watch a Hindi film in one of the biggest cinema of India - Raj Mandir.
Day 7Exploration of Pink City
After the breakfast, we drive to the ancient capital of Amer, 11 km from Jaipur. Famous for its massive Amber(amer) Fort, Amer was the ancient capital of Kachwaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We take an Elephant ride (optional), an experience to remember for a long time, to reach the Fort situated on the hill. Having appreciated its beauty and captured that in our cameras we visit City Palace Jaipur, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Next, we visit Jantar Mantar, a Solar Observatory built in the 18th century; an astronomical treasure house that measures time according to the movement of the Sun to an error of just 2 seconds with solar devices that give accurate astrological predictions as well till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied facade of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 to allow royal ladies to watch processions and other the festivities on the road through its 953 ‘jharokas’or small windows without being seen by the public.
Day 8Drive to Pushkar enroute visiting Ajmer
Jaipur - Pushkar
After the breakfast, we drive towards Pushkar - a small town located on the edge of the desert with a tranquil lake, small hills with temples on top and the world famous Brahma Temple to boast of few kilometres before the town of Pushkar, we stop at the Ajmer to visit the ‘Dargah’ to the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. After the visit, we resume our journey to Pushkar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later, we will do a visit to the Brahma Temple and the Sacred Lake. This is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus as it is the only temple of Lord Brahma in India. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world as per Hindu mythology. Evening is free to explore the local bazaar of Pushkar.
Day 9Visit of town and afternoon, Train to Delhi
The morning is free to stroll around the bazaar, visit more temples or enjoy the hotel pool. There is an optional camel and cart ride (this could be organised on request but need to be paid locally). After the lunch, we will be transferred to the Railway station of Ajmer to board the train to Delhi. Dinner would be served on board. Upon arrival, we would be received by our representative along with the driver and transfer to the Hotel.
Arrive in Delhi in the morning and transfer to the hotel where we have the facility of using day rooms to refresh ourselves.
In the afternoon we visit the walled city of Old Delhi; crowded, full of activity and still influenced by the great Mughals who once ruled from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort Delhi. Here we visit Jama Masjid Delhi - the largest 17th century mosque in India; Chandni Chowk - the typical Indian market always abuzz with activities; and Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi (also called the 'Father of the Nation’). We also visit New Delhi where we drive past the Presidential Palace, Secretariat Buildings and down the impressive Rajpath to India Gate .
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the International airport or any point of convenience for onward journey to respective countries.