Duration : 9 Nights/ 10 Days
Day 1: International Arrival at New Delhi
After a comfortable International flight , arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Meet and greet at the airport by our Airport executive and transfer to Hotel. Traditional Indian Style Welcome ceremony at the Hotel.
Relax and after lunch , your tour guide will take you around Old part of Delhi wherein you would visit the magnificent Jama Masjid, which is the Asia’s biggest Mosque , the Grand Red Fort , Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat where The Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.& The Gandhi memorial at the end.
Dinner would be at the Chinese Restaurant – Tea House of the August Moon at Taj Palace Hotel OR at the Indian Cuisine Restaurant – Varq in TajMahal Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : In Delhi
Today breakfast at leisure and later your Tour guide will take you for sightseeing
of Sir Lutyen’s Delhi which is
the New Part of Delhi and houses the magnificent President House ( Erstwhile
Viceroy’s House ) , the round shape Parliament Building , the wide Vista
connecting the India Gate. You will drive along all these magnificent pieces of
British Architecture. Later visit the National museum and then visit Humayun’s
Tomb and the Qutab Minar which exposes you to the great Moghul Architecture of
Your guide will take you for Lunch at any continental restaurant in New Delhi.
After lunch , you will visit one of the World’ s biggest Hindu temple in the Eastern part of New Delhi when you cross over the Yamuna River. The Temple is named as Akshardham Temple , built within a sprawling area with gardens around. It is 43 Meters high and 96 Meter wide and 110 Meters Long with exotic carvings on the wall. It would take approximately 3 – 4 hours to visit the Temple complex completely. Return to Hotel.
A Table for dinner will be booked for you at the “ Dampukht “ Restaurant at the Maurya Sheraton. Special delicacies are cooked at a very slow process which was developed in Awadh – a place of the Moghul Times in the State of Uttar Pradesh now.
Day 03 : Delhi / Agra – By Private Car ( 2 Hours )
Breakfast at 8 AM. Later Chauffeur will meet you and will drive you Agra. Stop
midway to stretch your leg and
for any refreshment you may need. Continue drive and arrive at Sikandra – the
Tomb of Emperor Akbar which was built between 1605 to 1613 . Continue drive and
arrive Agra. Arrive at your Hotel & a special traditional welcome await
you. The Hotel is situated closely juxtaposed to the 7th Wonder of the World –
You will be staying in a neatly appointed room which would have a view of the Tajmahal Be at leisure in the Hotel , maybe go for a splash in the Swimming Pool.
Lunch at the Hotel Restaurant – You may have any food of your choice. Lunch can be at your own pace. At 4 PM , your professional French Speaking Guide will escort you on a live visit to the gorgeous Taj Mahal , a massive Tomb made of White Marble transported from “ Makrana “ in Rajasthan. At places you will find delicate inlay of precious stones on the Wall of TajMahal. Legend has that 20,000 masons and Engineers worked here to build this grand structure which is primarily an epitome of eternal love which Moghul Emperor Shahjehan and his beloved wife had for each other.
The time of the visit to Tajmahal will be managed in a manner to enable you see the Taj by sunset when the sun spills it orange glory on the White marble and the whole ambiance just looks so picturesque. The interesting history of monument will be carefully narrated by your Guide at the spot. Soon after sunset , your guide will escort you back to your Hotel. Dinner at the Hotel’s restaurant – You may like to have dinner at the Pool Terrace or for a Mughal Dinner. Care is taken by the Hotel decorators to take you back to the Moghul era who always had an inimitable style of grandeur.
Day 04 : In Agra
You may try for a South Indian Cuisine for Breakfast this morning in the comfort of your room or at their restaurant. Later your guide will be pleased to escort you to the massive Red Fort which was also built by Emperor ShahJehan and paradoxically was arrested and imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb where the only incentive allowed was that Emperor Shahjehan was put in such a vantage location in the Fort from where he could view the TajMahal. He spent the rest of his life imprisoned ! Feel the times of the Moghul era here and later visit the It- Mad- Ud – Daullah , also known as Baby Taj or a “ draft “ of the Taj Mahal .
Lunch would be booked for you at the Moghul Sheraton which was once adjudged 7th Best Hotel in Asia. Later drive to Fatehpur Sikri which stands at 30 Km from Agra toward West. This mini City built in Red Sandstone was the erstwhile Capital of the Moghul Emperor Akbar. A wonderful 2 Hours will be spent inside the city with your Tour Guide who would be happy to show you around and give you all details on the place. Your dinner can be organized at one of the beautiful and luxurious Hotel – Jaypee Palace. Overnight in your Hotel.
Day 05 : Agra – Jaipur via Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – By Private Car ( 2 + 4 Hours )
Breakfast at leisure and later drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , which is called
as Keoladeo Ghana Bird Park and
gets the name from a Shiva Temple which is in the Jungle. “ Ghana “ means
dense. It is all dense forest here with marshes where you will go on your
rowing little boat with your Naturalist or Guide. Various Birds and animals can
be seen here.
Lunch at the beautiful and gorgeous Laxmi Niwas Palace lawns. Later continue your drive through the farms on both side of the National Highway.. Arrive Jaipur where and a warm Rajasthani Style traditional welcome awaits you wherein beautiful ladies dressed in traditional attire will conduct a ceremonious welcome to make you feel like a Maharaja ! Rajasthan is a state which is famous for valor and sacrifice of the “ Rajput Clan “ who were warriors. Kingdoms were run by various Maharajas and the entire State exudes the Royalty which once marked the State everywhere. You will find many massive and gorgeous Palaces and Forts all over the State. Relax and enjoy the Hotel ambiance.
Lunch at the Hotel After lunch , your Tour guide will meet you and take you around the Jaipur City which was founded by Sawai Mahraja Jai Singh in the 18th Century. Visit the Old City of Jaipur including Jantar Mantar , Hawa Mahal , Sisodia Bagh , City Palace , Jal Mahal which is built between a Lake. “ Jal “ means Water and “ Mahal “ means Palace. Your guide will narrate the history of all the places. You will find Jantar Mantar interesting…it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh who was very fond of Astronomy. You will find a massive sun dial here. Even now one can gauge the positions of Sun and planets here.
This evening you will enjoy a special evening at hotel on the Poolside or at the Raj Mahal during dinner. Your chef will be delighted to cook delicacies of your choice. Some entertainment for you will be organized in Indian ethnic style comprising Puppet Show , making temporary tattoo on your hands or arm with “ Mehendi – leaves crushed and made into a paste and left for sometime. Astrologer and a Palmist will tell your fortune , a Rajasthani Musician and dancer will perform live. It would be an evening which you will never forget. Overnight in the comfort of your bedroom.
Day 06 : In Jaipur
Today after breakfast , Your guide will once again meet you and drive by your private car to Amber Fort which is 11 km away. This sprawling Fort was the initial Capital City of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The most interesting part here for you could be the Joy ride you will enjoy to climb the Fort through the pathway on Elephant back. The Fortress which in on an hillock has major history which will be narrated by your guide.
It would be 2 -3 hours before you end your sojourn to this exquisite Fort, a landmark now for the biggest City in the State of Rajasthan – Jaipur.
This evening we would drive you 30 km away for a special dinner in Rajasthani style with cultural Rajasthani event to yet another beautiful Palace known as Samode Palace situated in a small hamlet called Samode. Dance if you want with the tune of the traditional “ Langa “ Musicians. They sing and play instruments on folk tunes. Drive back to Jaipur & overnight.
Day 07 : Jaipur – Ranthamnore Tiger Park ( Drive By Car )
Rise at leisure and have a relaxed breakfast. Carrying brilliant memories of Jaipur , we drive for 3 – 4 hours with our French escort and guide to the jungles of Ranthambore which was earlier the hunting grounds for the Maharaja of Jaipur. Keeping in view depleting numbers of Tigers living in natural habitat , Project Tiger was launched by Government of India in 1974 to protect Tiger population in India living at various Tiger reserves such as Ranthambore.
Arrive here after a comfortable drive through wide roads. A traditional welcome is in waiting for you at the most luxurious resort neat the Sanctuary Entrance. A love eco-friendly resort with Air conditioned tents , gorgeous dining spaces , an Olympic size Swimming Pool is all for you to relax and enjoy the serenity of the Jungle. You will find peace all over the place. Swim for sometime if you so wish , relax and later have lunch at the Resort. Relax with a bottle of beer or French wine.
At 4.30 PM , an experienced and professional Jungle Naturalist ( Guide ) with your French Escort ( to translate the Naturalist English language ) will pick you on a private exclusive Jeep. They will guide you through vantage trails at the time of sunset when tigers normally walk down to drink water. Most likely you will bump into a Tiger. There are many other flora and fauna. Return after 2 -3 hours of a very interesting jeep safari. This evening dinner of your choice at the Poolside or at the Mango Orchard inside your resort with soft music. Relax through the dinner
Day 08 : In Ranthambore
Today you will be woken up very early in the morning. Get ready to meet your
guide just before dawn and set
out for another Jeep Safari . This additional Jungle ride is organized since
Tigers venture out from the bushes or walk down the Ranthambore Hills either at
Sunset or during Sunrise. A tiger lover must wait for them just before sunrise
to have a close encounter. Keep hunting for a good glimpse of a tiger or a
family. Must keep your video or still camera ready for a shoot.
Return to your resort after 2 -3 hours in the Jungle for breakfast. Spend the day at leisure inside the Resort premises or could go for a walk in the vicinity. Lunch and dinner in the Resort
Day 09 : Ranthambore – Jaipur ( Drive by Private Car ) – New Delhi ( By Private Jet )
Breakfast at leisure and later
your driver and Guide will drive you back to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and you will
be dropped in time at the Sanganer Airport of Jaipur .A short flight of 25 – 30
minutes will bring you back in the Capital of India.
Met by our executive at the airport and transfer to your Hotel near the Airport. Relax , enjoy swimming at the Olympic size Pool with a glass of wine. The Hotel is well landscaped with distinct luxury all around.
Day 10 : New Delhi – Paris
Today will be end of leisure , luxury and fun in India. You will carry unforgettable memories of India’s Culture , its people, the blend of Moghul and British , The Old and the contemporary India. Our Airport Executive will transfer you to the International Departure Terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport which has been recently built and compares with any top of the international Airports in the World. Check in for your business class flight.
HOTELS PATRONISED :
* Delhi : The Oberoi, New Delhi ( 1st Visit ) & Hotel The Oberoi , Gurgaon ( 2nd Visit )
* Agra : Amar Vilas Palace
* Jaipur : Raj Vilas Palace
* Ranthambore : Vanya Vilas Resorts
* Exclusive Jeeps with a professional Naturalist will be engaged during Ranthambore Jungle Rides
* Ala – Carte Dinners as per itinerary will be booked.
* A Language speaking Guide will escort from Jaipur to Ranthambore. Will be present during Jungle rides.
Costs to be based on :
* Accommodation with Breakfast daily at Hotel / Resorts and meals as stated in Itinerary
* Services of a local language speaking guide during all sightseeing.
* Transportation by choice by Toyota or Mercedez or BMW
* Services of an English speaking professional Naturalist in Ranthambore Sanctuary
* Game Drives by Exclusive Jeep
* All Monument and Tiger Park Entry Tickets
* Elephant Ride at Amber Fort for 2 Persons sharing one Elephant.
* All applicable taxes in Hotel / food/ transport.
* Fuel Charges for all drives , Drivers Allowance, Escort Allowance at Ranthambore
* Mineral Water / Soft Drinks during all drives and sightseeing only
* Internal Air travel : Jaipur – Delhi by Business Class or Private Charter Aircraft
Will NOT INCLUDE :
* Any expense of personal nature including Laundry, Soft drinks , Hard Drinks , Wine & Food
* Camera and Video Camera fee
* Tips and Hotels and Airport
* Tips to Drivers / Guides / Naturalist
* Travel and Medical Insurance
* Visa Costs