Duration: 08 Nights & 09 Days
Routing: Delhi - Corbett - Agra – Jaipur - Delhi
|Corbett||Tiger & Jeep Safari|
|Agra||Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Sikandra|
|Delhi||Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb & Qutub Minar|
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Afternoon tour of New Delhi. In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 02: Delhi - Corbett (295 km – 06 hr)
Today we drive to Corbett National Park, named after the legendary hunter – naturalist, Corbett stretches over an area of 1300 sq km in the Himalayan foothills. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora & fauna, it is famous for its wild population of, Tigers Leopards & Elephants. Park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India's 1st national park & the 1st sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, it supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger & its prey.
Later in the evening walk in the outskirts of the National Park watching bird & attend a briefing on the surrounding forest & wildlife
Overnight Wildlife Resort – Corbett (B, D)
Day 03: Corbett
Today morning before Breakfast we take a Jeep safari / canter safari along the periphery of the core area, this exciting drive through the unforgettable & breathtaking Khinanauli range to catch some best wildlife sights & Tigers in Park. After lunch optional walk in the forest with a naturalist. Before dinner a short video film on the flora & fauna of the area.
Overnight Wildlife Resort – Corbett (B, L, D)
Day 04: Corbett – Dhikala
Early morning drive to Dhikala by Canter (16 seater vehicle) & also visit Jim Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi where you will see the belonging & life history of Mr. Jim Corbett still intact at the museum.
Overnight Wildlife Resort – Corbett (B, L, D)
Day 05: Corbett – Delhi (295 km- 6 hr)
Early morning elephant safari - a totally different experience of the forest from elephant back. The wild animals by & large are not afraid of the elephants & the people sitting on the back are ignored allows to take a closer look at the wildlife. The elephants can also go through areas that the jeeps cannot go to thus increasing the chances of seeing wildlife.
Later we drive back to Delhi.
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)
Day 06: Delhi – Agra (205 km – 4 hours)
Today we will drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Later we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.
Overnight Hotel – Agra (B)
Day 07: Agra – Japiur by surface
After breakfast we will drive to Jaiur, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Continue drive to Jaipur, with its rich & colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani
Apart from this you have another option. WE have planned an evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village Resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 08: Jaipur
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
We have seeing tour to Jaipur. Foremost on our excursion trip comes the famous Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
As we finishes with the Amber Fort we proceed to the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 09: Jaipur – Delhi and departure.
Today we drive back to Delhi International airport to board flight for onward journey.
Our tour concludes: Hi-Life Tours thanks you for your patronage & look forward serve you again in near future