Starts - Delhi
Ends – Delhi
Duration – 09 Days/ 08 Nights
Places Covered - Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

About Delhi: India a land of snake charmers and magicians and the capital of this land of mysteries is Delhi. Delhi is just not a city but a book-- a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt. Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poors equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' that is for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true color when one goes around the lanes of Delhi. Delhi-- a window to the kaleidoscope that is India.

Day 1:- Arrive Delhi, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi hotel.

Day 2:- After breakfast visit the ancient capital city, with its magnificent Red Fort the pageant of Indian History, from its origin around 1200 BC, through the periods under the Sultans in the 10th century and Mughals from the 14th Century. Then in afternoon visit New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, The President’s House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Lotus Temple & Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight in  Delhi hotel.

About Varanasi: Chaotic, Colorful, Charismatic and Claustrophobic- Varanasi’s ancient alleyways and the bathing Ghats (river banks) leading to the holy River Ganges are an essential part of India. This is India’s Hindu spiritual heartland, a place of pilgrimage, daily devotion and death. Also known s Kashi and Benares, the city of Shiva may be an auspicious place to die, but it is bursting with life.

Day 03:- After breakfast first half of the day free at leisure and then depart for Varanasi by overnight train. Overnight in the train. (You can choose to fly to Varanasi also).

Day 04:- Arrive Varanasi. Pickup from the station and transfer to the reserved accommodation.  Evening visit the Ghats of River Ganges for a mesmerizing Aarti (Prayer), where every evening at dusk, thousands of devotees and tourists gather on the steps of Dasaswamedha Ghat (River Bank)  for the Ganges Aarti (Fire worship) ceremony. As the darkness descends, it’s a highly charged spiritual extravaganza where oil lamps are lit, bells clang, incense burns and bhajans (devotional prayers) are chanted. Many devotees light a small basket of flowers and set it adrift on the Ganges.  Overnight in Varanasi hotel.

Day 05:- Dawn boat ride on Ganges – Of all the experiences in Varanasi, there is nothing quite as humbling as an early morning boat ride on the Ganges. Set your alarm for a pre dawn start. The driver takes you to the Dasaswamedha Ghat or Assi Ghat for the ride. Sitting in your rickety wooden rowing boat, there’s an eerie sense of peace on the river until the sunrise bathes the river banks in gold and reveals the moving theater of spiritual devotion. All along the river banks, crowds of people are bathing, performing praying ceremony, praying to the Sun god and washing away the sins of Life. During the day city tour like Vishwanath temple, Banaras Hindu University, Archaeological museum etc. & the Sarnath Temple tour which is 10 kms north east and is a thriving center for Buddhists. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06:- Today you are free after breakfast until you are transferred to the train station for your onward journey by train to Agra. Overnight in Train.

About Fatehpursikri:  Also known as the Ghost city or the haunted city – which was estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar build in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. The founding of Fatehpur Sikri reads like a fairytale. When all else had failed, the Emperor Akbar came here in search of the renowned Sufi mystic, Sheikh Salim Chishti, to ask the blessing of a son. His prayer was heard, and soon a son was born. In honor of the saint, Akbar named the prince Salim and vowed to found a new city. So Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent new city rose on the craggy hills 40 kms from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. The sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

About Ranthambore – National Park:  is positioned at the convergence of the Vindhyan plateau and Aravali hill, in the Eastern region of Rajasthan. Two rivers, namely Banas in the North and Chambal in the South, flow through this National Park. You can also find six artificial lakes and quite a few perennial streams passing through the Ranthambore National Park. In the year of 1955, this Park got declared as a game sanctuary. However, its status of a national park came in the year of 1980. The year 1972 marks the commencement of Project Tiger. It was at this point of time when this park was conferred the status of a tiger reserve in the country. Ranthambore National Park is spread on an area of 1,334 sq kms together with its neighboring sanctuaries - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. In this park, there are some areas earmarked for the tourists where they can wander at their heart’s will and explore the fauna and flora housed here.

Day 07:- After breakfast drive to Ranthambore - (Ranthambore contains the Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat as well as other animals such as Leopards, Elephants and many smaller animals. Safaris by jeep/ canter & Elephants are accompanied by an expert ranger)  via Fatehpursikri (Also known as the Ghost city or the haunted city) – which was estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar build in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Ranthambore by road from Agra. Check in the reserved hut/ room of the resort. Visit the 1000 years old Ranthambore fort & in evening walk around the surrounding areas of the National Park. Overnight in the resort.

Day 08:- After breakfast spot the tigers while you are driven in the dense jungles of Ranthambore on a Safari with the reserved Canter / Jeep for tiger tracking & bird watching, take some memorable pictures. Overnight in the resort.

Day 09:- After breakfast, drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the Airport/ Hotel as per your further plans.

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