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.
Breakfast at leisure and later drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , which is calledas 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.