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Uncover Interesting History of the Past in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

North India or the northern part of India is one of the most frequented among all the travel destinations in India. It's the part which serves as the best introduction to India you'll ever find anywhere else. Every year, hordes of tourists visit the cities of North India to soak up the charm that makes India unique. Whether you are interested in history, day-to-day culture or the spiritual life of Indians, North India sums it all up quite beautifully. It leaves you with plenty of memories that will live on for a long time to come. North India is full of interesting stories, waiting to be told and retold.

A trip to the Golden Triangle Circuit, which consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is something you'll fall in love with. A sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi will provide you with an opportunity to explore the vibrant Mughal history. At Agra, you'll enjoy visiting the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and many other buildings that will further help you dig out the history of the Mughal rulers. If you are a wildlife lover, you will enjoy a jeep safari into the Ranthambore National Park, which is famously known for sightings of the Royal Bengal Tiger among other wild animals.

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is redolent with the valiant history of the Rajput Maharajas. A tour to the northern part of India will never be complete without spending at least a couple of days in Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. As you travel through this city, you will come across some of the most popular forts and palaces that were built by the Rajput rulers. All in all, a trip to North India offers almost everything which a modern-day travellers looks for – in good proportion.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

As you arrive at Delhi International airport you will meet with our representative who will escort you to your hotel after a traditional Indian welcome. Leisurely stay awaits at your hotel.

Day 02 Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast its time to enjoy combined sightseeing trip of Old and New Delhi. Serving India as the capital city Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The city is known for its wide spread boulevards and greenery. Old Delhi includes visit to Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosque of India), Red Fort and Raj Ghat (The cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi).

To explore the Old Delhi area fully would take days, but a great way to get around and experience the vibrant atmosphere and array of sounds and sights on display is by traditional cycle-rickshaw.

New Delhi holds attractions like Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, drive past President’s Palace and India Gate (The War Memorial built in the memory of martyr of British Indian Army who fought for World War I and Afghan war)

Day 03 Delhi – Agra

After breakfast leave for Agra, on arrival you get assisted check in at your hotel. Visit the monument of love - Taj Mahal which symbolize eternal love frozen in white marble built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal speaks of the eternal love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj in whose memory this symmetrical marble structure was erected to keep his love alive forever.

Later we will visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. The construction of this massive fort was started by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1566.

After Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah which is also known to travellers as "Baby Taj". This highly ornate edifice mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Important remarks: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays

Day 04 Agra – Ranthambore en route Fateh Pur Sikri

After breakfast in the hotel you will be driven to Ranthambore en route visiting the deserted town of Fateh pur Sikri, Akbar made this small hamlet as his capital just to honour the Sufi saint Salim Chisti by whose grace he was blessed with son, Jahangir. It has some of the amazing buildings whose architecture is brilliant and very finely designed. Diwan–e–Khas, hall of Private Audience and Diwan–e-Aam, hall of the Public Audience, five stories Panch Mahal and the massive Buland Darwaza are some of the iconic buildings of Fatehpur Sikri. Drive to Ranthambore. Check in at your jungle resort for night stay.

Day 05 Ranthambore: Morning & Afternoon Safari

Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most renowned National Park in Northern India under ‘Project Tiger’. It was once a famous hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur . Today we offer you one morning and one evening game drives into the tiger project, giving you a fair chance to track the Royal Bengal Tigers, however if you are not lucky enough you may choose to take another game drive the following morning. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Go for jungle safari where you can have an encounter with king of jungle- Tiger. Majority of the species which you can spot are of the herbivorous deer and antelope species. Apart from the Tigers one can also see leopard, monkey langurs, jackals, jungle cat, wild boar, sloth beer, Nilgai, Sambhar, and Chital, Blackbuck and many more.

Day 06 Ranthambore – Jaipur

Head to the pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. It is the gateway of Indian culture and history. On arrival at Jaipur check into your hotel. After some relaxation visit the local markets where you can have chance to see the daily life of Jaipur and interact with the locals. The colourful turbans wore by men and heavy jewellery by women entices you. Here in local market you can buy souvenirs for your friends and families. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 07 Jaipur – Excursion to Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort.

Today start your day early, visit Amer fort which is located on the periphery of the city and is approximately 11 Km from the main town. The beauty of reaching Amer fort is on elephant’s back which gives you a feel of Maharaja while elevating the fort. Amer was the first capital of Kacchwaha kings later they shifted in the Jaipur city. Amer Fort is the cocktail of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After spending some time at Amer Fort visit another fascinating fort called Jaigarh Fort which showcases world’s largest cannon on wheel. Later visit the Royal City Palace where in one wing the royal family reside and other part are converted into museum. Next to City Palace is the Jantar Mantar observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. For photography you will be taken to Hawa Mahal which has many windows from where the royal ladies used to view the processions on religious occasions taken out in the street. Evening free for own activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 08 Jaipur - Delhi

A relaxed morning at Jaipur. After breakfast you will be driven to Delhi airport from where you board your flight back to home or your onward destination.

Your India tour ends here with sweet and everlasting memories of your India visit with us on our Taj, Tiger and Culture tour package in North India. The entire team and management of Max Holidays India wishes you ‘Happy Journey’ back to home and we look forward to welcoming you yet again on another exciting India adventure in the coming years.

Remarks : Depending on your outgoing flight schedule, you may ask our India travel experts to arrange additional night stay in Delhi at additional charges.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

7 nights in handpicked hotels

Meals

7 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw Ride, Tonga Ride, Elephant ride, Jungle Van for Safari

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills,Tips to hotels,restaurants, stations, monuments, personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone calls, mini fridge/bar in room etc.

Accommodation Style

Accommodation style

Nicely designed, tastefully decorated and well equipped rooms in 3 star equivalent hotels throughout the trip will be provided. To mingle the taste of old style accommodation, we may decide to provide heritage hotel in Jaipur.

Normally our tour cost offers are based on room sharing basis until specified unless. Single room supplement can be provided upon request for those willing to stay in a single room only.

Remark : Upgradation to higher category hotels can be made at additional cost.

Trip Video

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