(Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur)
Featuring a hot air balloon adventure, tiger safaris, elephant rides, snake charmers and endless adventures, the entire family will feel as if they are exploring a whole new world during this exotic journey through India’s principle cities Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur. Tour the enchanting Red Fort, historically rich Agra, the hall of mirrors in the Amber Fort, the pink city, the legendary Taj Mahal, dazzling ancient palaces and the highlight – trek for tigers in the jungles of Rajasthan! Ideal for children of any age, India makes for an exotic family adventure like no other.
PLEASE NOTE: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is closed from July 1 - September 30 due to the monsoon season.
Book by June 15th and save $100 per person or $400 for a family of four. Travel by September 1, 2013
Relax and enjoy an airport transfer in a private vehicle, with driver, and English-speaking assistant.
The Claridges is a centrally located, elegant property close to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the city's business and shopping districts. The hotel is situated near the New Delhi Train Station, domestic airport and the international airport. The hotel offers 162 comfortable and spacious guestrooms that are complete with a range of modern amenities. Dine in elegance at any of the onsite restaurants, serving a variety of delicious dishes. The bar provides the ideal setting for you to relax with a refreshing cocktail. Leisure facilities include a health club, swimming pool, tennis court and shopping arcade.
This private guided tour of Old & New Delhi boast spectacular monuments and holy sites. The city of New Delhi was designed in the typically British colonial style, with tree-lined avenues and colonial bungalows. Whilst on this tour you will see the Laxminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu temple, and Gate of India which is a 42 m high War Memorial Arch. On route you will drive past the Parliament House, the Secretariat buildings and the Vice Regal Palace, which is now the official residence of the President of India. Also visit the Red Fort which was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, when he moved his capital from Agra to bring prestige to his reign. Its wall is 1.5 miles long, and varies in height from 60-110 ft. At 72.5 meters, the Qutab Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Surrounding the building are many fine examples of Indian artwork dating back to 1193. Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture dating to the Slave Dynasty (1268-1287 AD). The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum is similar to the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Agra. (205 Kms/5 Hrs)
Wyndham Grand located in the city of Taj, has been built on 18 acres of land with a large frontage. A beautiful hotel property inspired by the intricacy of Mughal architecture with splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains and ancient interiors that take you back to an era of emperors and princes with the modern facilities. It is a masterpiece of architecture built on ''Mughal Theme'' with world class modern hi-tech amenities. It is attracting leisure & business tourists from all over the world. The easy to approach location is another big advantage. The royal ambience, the intricate craftsmanship and the beautiful landscape makes it the most preferred destination in the itinerary of tourists. A visual delight for holiday makers as it revives the grandeur of the Mughal Emperors.
Be amazed on this private guided tour of Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife and Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort, built of red sandstone and marble. This great monument of red sandstone dominating a bend in the river Yamuna, 2km northwest of Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughals during 1565-1571.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur via Fatehpur Sikri. Approximate drive time 6 hrs.
You'll join others to Rajasthan's first Project Tiger reserve, spread over 392 sq. km, and named after the 1,000 year old fort which stands in the park. Game viewing for tigers is often successful, and the park is also home to sambhar, cheetah, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear, jackal, and hyena among others.
Khem Villas is a jungle camp established by Usha and Goverdhan Singh Rathore along with Pritam Singh on the outskirts of Ranthambhore. Goverdhan is the son of Fateh Singh Rathore, one of India’s leading tiger experts who is also aptly referred to as the founding father of Ranthambore. The resort's accommodation consists of rooms, cottages and luxury tents and they are sure to please even the most discerning travelers. The food in the camp is strictly vegetarian and is freshly cooked using mainly home grown organic vegetables. Guests will be provided a satisfying selection of Indian, Western and Oriental Cuisine during their stay. Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities provided throughout and near the resort.
The 13th century Ranthambore Fort is in the midst of the jungle, and features the palaces of Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton KiHaveli, 32-pillard Chhatri, Mosque & the Ganesh Temple.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Jaipur.
From its creation in 1727, the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result modern day Jaipur is considered by many as the craft capital of India. Traditional methods are still used to produce many valuable and highly prized items. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji.
On this fascinating evening walk mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the region's culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and ladoo from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold painters and tie dying experts. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the Winds is the meeting point at which this two and a half hour walk begins.
The Trident, Jaipur captures the romance and beauty of the fabled "Pink City" with its rose-colored facade reflecting traditional Rajasthani architecture. Situated en route to Jaipur's renowned Amber Fort, the hotel looks out onto the scenic Mansagar Lake and the picturesque Aravalli range. The hotel's135 rooms and 2 suites are a viewing gallery for all grandeur of the Pink City of Jaipur.The restaurant and bar at the Trident have been designed keeping in mind the international traveler while maintaining the elegance associated with Jaipur. The outdoor heated swimming pool offers a perfect ambience for guests to relax and unwind. A bonus is a view of the picturesque Aravali hills.
Private guided tour of the City Palace of Jaipur, an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture, originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar is a collection of massive astronomical instruments, built of local stone and marble. Each instrument carries an astronomical scale marked on the marble inner lining, and bronze tablets were also employed. Adjoining the Palace is the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Hawa Mahal overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city. We feel the Amber Fort is best reached by car, but an optional elephant ride is available should you prefer (cost not included).
The elephant safaris followed with dinner are conducted in the original Aravali forests surrounding the camp and follow a route through villages, agricultural fields, hills and ancient monuments. The birdlife in the thick forests is thriving and though panthers do inhabit the jungles, it is very rare to see them. Occasionally the hyena and the wolf has been sighted by guests, antelopes and jackals are in abundance. The night safaris are extremely popular.
Observe the wonders of this world famous 'Pink City' is favoured equally for its vibrancy as well as its arresting monuments from up in the sky. Be mesmerised by the city as you fly over and absorb its riotous cocktail of Colours, Forts & Palaces. The most acknowledged tourist place of India, Jaipur is fondly called the Pink City. A complete feast for those inclined to adventure, the city is known for its monuments, comfortable and luxurious hotels, rich history, gardens, exquisite cuisines, havelis, forts and a lot more. The description is endless; words always fall short to describe the beauty and explicit nature of city. Known for its Royal Rajput culture, Jaipur is also one of the most beautifully planned cities of it's time. Truly - a paradise on earth. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the launch sight to enjoy the exhilarating sight of the balloons being inflated and prepared. Then it will be around an hour in the sky, exploring the great features of the city before getting back to ground level and back to your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Delhi.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of India for the most up to date visa information.
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