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The Taj & the Tiger
Delight your senses in vibrant Rajasthan on this classical itinerary of the North. Visit the famous Taj Mahal, spot a tiger in Ranthambhore, discover opulent palaces and explore ancient forts - all this whilst lapping up legends of the Rajputs!
Day 1: Delhi
Once you arrive in to Delhi, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight – Delhi

Day 2: Old Delhi
Qutab Minar This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Elderly Delhi taking in the impressive Red Fort - dating back to India’s Mughal period; Jama Masjid mosque - the final architectural extravagance of Emperor Shah Jahan & the vibrant, if crowded, Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of New Delhi. Offering a actual contrast to the congestion of Elderly Delhi, open & comparatively streamlined New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British.

Highlights include the majestic India Gate, Rajpath & bustling Connaught Place. A visit is also made to Qutab Minar, a huge tower built to proclaim the arrival of Islam in India in the 11th century & a carpet emporium. Overnight – Delhi

Day 3: Agra
Beautiful Taj MahalDelhi - Agra. Today, journey to Agra, one time capital of India under the Mughals. They take an exotic horsecart or rickshaw ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble it's no peers. Witness first-hand, the efforts Emperor Shah Jahan went to in constructing the immense mausoleum, stunningly studded with semi-precious stones for his beloved spouse, Mumtaz. Visit Agra Fort, which has some of the finest Mughal buildings in India behind its walls, followed by a tour of a marble craftshop. Overnight – Agra

Day 4: Ranthambhore NP
Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambhore. This morning tour & explore the fascinating former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri - Emperor Akbar’s vision in red sandstone. Early afternoon board the train Kota Jan Shatabdi Express (air conditioned chair automobile) to Sawai Madhopur station & onward transfer to Ranthambhore National Park. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight - Ranthambhore NP

Day 5: Ranthambhore NP
Ranthambhore national parkRanthambhore National Park is of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. Sprawling across an area of some 1334 sq. kms, Ranthambhore is scenically attractive. Set amidst a landscape of hills, lakes and rivers, the park boasts an impressive 10th century fort. The park terrain fluctuates between impregnable forests and open bush land. The whole forest is peppered with ruined pavilions and tiny domed, Mughal kiosks known as chhatris. In addition to the Bengal tiger, Ranthambhore is home to wild boar, nilgai, sambar deer as well as a variety of birds. Tiger spottings are more common in the morning or late afternoon, if hunting or tending to their young. Venture on morning and afternoon game drives in shared jeeps or Canters. Overnight - Ranthambhore NP

Day 6: Jaipur
Ranthambhore - Jaipur. Indulge with a final game drive this morning before our afternoon transfer to Jaipur. Jaipur is affectionately known as the ‘Pink City’ as Maharaja Ram Singh had all of the Elderly City painted a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), it is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. Overnight – Jaipur

Day 7: Jaipur
Hawa MahalThis morning, travel beyond Jaipur to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon they tour the City Palace, which boasts an fascinating museum of regal apparel & Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. The 18th century observatory is the largest & best preserved of observatories built by the astronomer prince, Jai Singh II. He had the immense stone structures built to measure time, chart the declination of celestial bodies & predict eclipses. The observatory complex is remarkably fascinating.

Jaipur is additionally renowned for its brilliant silks, saris & complicated beading. This evening there is time to shop in the colouful local markets or visit a tailor. Nice quality tailors are very able to whipping up European-style clothing & other clothes meeting your specification, at a fraction of prices charged for tailoring in the West. Also, most will often deliver your freshly sewn clothes to your door. Overnight – Jaipur

Days 8 - 9: Udaipur
Jaipur - Udaipur. Take a mid-morning flight south to Udaipur, which was founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh II. An oasis of chilled, with its gigantic & Venetian-like appearance, Udaipur is of the most romantic towns in Rajasthan. A favourite amongst the rich & the elite, Udaipur is filled with palaces & temples. Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying our fabulous hotel facilities. On Day 9, you'll enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola, and touring of the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the northeast promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. The City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan.

Day 10: Delhi
Udaipur - Delhi. Departure transfer to the airport for our morning flight to Delhi. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the hotel pool & bar or think about venturing out to further explore this vibrant city. Overnight – Delhi

Day 11: Delhi
Hotel check-out & included onward transfer to airport.

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