Old Delhi, constitutes of Red Fort built by Emperor Shahjehaan in 1638 AD, Jama Mosque largest mosque in India also built by Shahjehan, Raj Ghat and Shanti van-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and drives past Chandni Chowk, the main congested shopping hub of Old Delhi.
New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD ) Humayun's Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mahal, India Gate, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place.
Day 03 : Delhi-Jaipur drive, 260 km/4-5 hours
Drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Amer fort.
Amer Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest.
Check-in at at the hotel.
Rest of the day free
Day 04 : Jaipur
Morning city sightseeing tour.
Jaipur city was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 05 : Jaipur-Ranthambhore drive, 185 km/4 hours
Drive to Ranthambhore and check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon jungle safari.
Surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis, amidst vast, arid and denuded tracts of the desert ecology of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass, the Ranthambhor National Park, spread over an area of 392 sq.kms. of dense forest with nullahs and waterfalls.
The herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara. Sambar deer is the pride of the park. There is no other park in Asia, where these largest of all Asiatic deer can be seen so frequently during day-time. Wild boars and langurs are a common sight. Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near the lakes.
The tiger is the biggest attraction of this park. According to naturalists, Ranthambhore is one of the best parks in the country for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. Other carnivores in the park include leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel.
The park nests more than 300 varieties of birds. Common birds seen in the reserve are peafowls, parakeets, doves, partridges, storks, egrets, flycatchers, eagles and owls. During winter months, migratory birds such as grelag goose, ruddy shelduck and pintails are also seen. Some rare birds like the black eagle and the crested hawk eagle have also been sighted in the park recently.
Day 06 : Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jungle safari.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Ranthambhore-Agra drive, 318 km/6-1/2 hours
Early departure for Agra visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint , Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569. The shortage of water lead to the desertion of this city. Visit the mosque of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
0n arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Agra-Delhi-Ramnagar - dep at 2245 hours
Sightseeing tour of Agra (Taj remains closed on Fridays)
Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque, it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah built between 1622 AD by Empress Nur Jehan, in memory of her father, Ghias-id-Din Beg., it is considered a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
Afternoon drive to Delhi and transfer to railway station in time for train to Ramnagar.
Day 09 : Arrive Ramnagar/Corbett
Arrive Ramnagar at 05:00 hours and transfer to Resort in Corbett.
Afternoon jeep safari.
Evening camp fire dinner, lecture and film show on wildlife.
Day 10 : Corbett
Jungle safari by jeep and possibly one by elephant.
Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Corbett National Park has varied topography and vegetation that gives Corbett a rich diversity in habitats and natural beauty. Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges and the Park's rolling grasslands known as the Chaurs provide visitors with an excellent view of its inhabitants. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble through the ravines. Corbett has the highest density of tiger in the country - approximately one every 5 sq.km. and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four species of deer - hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, support the predator. Besides the tiger, Corbett is haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species, which includes elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole - the wild dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill. Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the mugger or marsh crocodile.