true curtain raiser, this tour takes you to the historic city of Delhi, medieval frescoed Havelis of Shekhawati region, magnificent Samode Palace, the stately forts and palaces of Jaipur and to the eternal monument of love - the Taj Mahal. You will be taken off the beaten track to chase the elusive tiger in Ranthambore, spend a day in a typical village and visit a bird sanctuary. Ideally suited for first time visitors or for those who seek group travel with an independent extension.
 
Day 01: NEW DELHI: Welcome in India. Transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.
   
Day 02: DELHI: Daylong tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyn's Delhi (New Delhi). Also visit Sikh Temple. Evening enjoy Dances of India show followed by dinner at Chor Bizarre.
   
Day 03: MANDAWA: Drive to Shekhawati town Mandawa. Afternoon walking tour to see some of its old frescoed havelis. Evening relish the delectable meal over alluring folk music.

Colourful paintings on the wall of a Haveli, Mandawa

 
Day 04: SAMODE: Morning camel ride to visit the Harlalkabaoli- a working step well, Majisa ka Kuan, and Shiva
  Temple. Later proceed to Samode to stay in Samode Palace,
nestled picturesquely amid rugged hills.
   
Day 05: JAIPUR: Continue to Jaipur. Afternoon city tour includes Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jantar-Mantar (the Observatory) and Maharaja's City Palace.
   
 
Day 06: JAIPUR: Early morning walk through some interesting lanes of the pink city to witness as to how the old city comes into life. Later visit Amber Fort, which is ascended on elephant back. Evening enjoy rickshaw-ride through the colourful bazaars of the Pink City.

Indian Tiger, Ranthambore

 
Day 07: RANTHAMBORE: After reaching Ranthambore, Jungle Safari in jeeps to see the rare Indian Tiger in Ranthambore National Park.
   
Day 08: PEHRASAR: Chase the wild once again in the morning. Later drive to a typical rajasthani village of Pehrasar to stay in Chandra Mahal Haveli. Day free to explore the village.
   
 
Day 09: AGRA: Morning visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to see 415 species of birds, 117 of which migrate from as far as Siberia & China. Followed by delectable lunch in the courtyard of Laxmi Vilas Palace. Later drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute.

Taj Mahal, Agra

 
Day 10: AGRA: Morning visit Taj Mahal - A beautiful poem
written in white marble, and the impressive Agra Fort.
  Evening enjoy a high tea, especially arranged for you in a setting overlooking the Taj Mahal.
   
Day 11: DELHI: Drive back to Delhi visiting Sikandara on the way. Transfer to International airport in time for your flight to onward destination.
   
Day 12: DELHI: Fly to onward destination.

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