Day 01: Arrival Delhi
To begin with, you arrive in Delhi the Indian capital for the beginning of the North India Wildlife Itinerary. The tour representative arranges for you to check in at a hotel for dinner and overnight rest.
Day 02 : Delhi Corbett - By Road (275 Kms./ 06 Hrs.)
Today you spend the day enjoying a wildlife safari to the jungles of Corbett National Park. Check in at a wildlife reserve on arrival for dinner and overnight rest. Ride a jeep to the picture postcard Bijrani range where you enjoy pleasant evening walks.
Bijrani in the past served as a shooting block. In fact during the days of British colonial rule in India, Bijrani was a favorite hunting ground for enthusiasts. Covered with Chaur grass and Sal forests, Bijrani is where youre likely to spot tigers apart from a variety of wildlife and bird species.
Birds and animals congregate near the Mailani Tal and Phul Tal, two stagnant water ponds in Bijrani.
Day 03: Corbett
Today the North India Wildlife Itinerary involves an entire days jeep safari into the forests that cloak Dhikala range in Corbett National Park. Enter through the Dhangari gate that lies at a distance of 6 kilometers from the forest Camp. Drive to the Gharial pool, Champion pool and High Bank - each fascinating observation points near River Ramganga. Arrive at Dhikala by lunch. Spend the evening on a wildlife safari into the jungles of Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India.
Day 04: Corbett Agra - By Road (390 Kms. / 09 Hrs.)
Post breakfast you are driven to Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. On arrival the tour representative arranges for you to check in at a hotel for an overnight stay. You are free to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 05: Agra
The North India Tour Itinerary offers you an opportunity to explore Agra a land known for its monumental treasures as well as historic significance.
Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal. Famous for its tradition of handicrafts and cultural treasures, Agra retains its heritage charm. Old homes, rustic mansions and a strange old world charm greet you on Agra tours. Agra was second only to Mathura in religious significance in ancient times. Agra became a ground for monumental treasures only after it came under Mughal domination. Each Emperor tried to out do the other by patronizing building skills of local artisans.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum or rauza that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite Empress Mumtaz Mahal. Everything from its delicately shaped dome to artistically shaped minarets, add to the aesthetic magnificence of the Taj. Set at the far end of a Char Bagh lawn, the Taj Mahal is flanked by a Guest House and a Prayer House.
Agra Fort is a bewitching red sandstone fortress that was constructed by Emperor Akbar as a royal military establishment in the year 1565. The massive fort walls encompass an entire township within. Tour the palatial structures that were constructed by different Mughal rulers at different points of time in history.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Agra - Enroute Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur - By Road (250 Kms. / 05 Hrs.)
Post breakfast the North India Tour Itinerary arranges for you to be driven to Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan, India. Visit the monumental wealth at Fatehpur Sikri on the way. On arrival in Jaipur the tour representative arranges for you to check in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Fatehpur Sikri was built under the patronage of Mughal Emperor Akbar who conceived of this city as a tribute to the great saint Salim Chisti on whose mausoleum he was blessed with an heir to the Mughal legacy. The buildings inside Fatehpur Sikri are an interesting amalgamation of various building styles, notably a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic building styles.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur
Spend the day exploring the attractions of Jaipur i.e. also referred to as the 'Pink City'.
Amber Fort is an imposing fortress that takes your breath away at sight. Perched atop a sandstone hill this massive royal home was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. Amber is definitely one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Amber commands extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond. The building was finally completed in the early 18th century when the threat of Mughal domination was receding. Guests may ride an elephant up to the imposing fort gates on elephant back.
Palace of Winds "Hawa Mahal": Jaipur's signature building, the Hawa Mahal, a multi layered palace, was built by Sawai Pratap Singh (grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh) in 1799 AD and Mr. Lal Chand Usta was the architect. Famous for it's beehive like structure, the Hawa Mahal is interplay of red and pink sand stone, carefully and painstakingly outlined with white borders and motifs. The palaces and forts of yesteryears, which were witness to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments, accepted quite naturally into the lifestyle of the people of the "Pink City" Jaipur.
City Palace: Located in the capital of Rajasthan, the City Palace of Jaipur or the main palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. Originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, additions have been made to the palace complex by many of his successors. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, the City Palace Museum etc.
Jaisingh Observatory: Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II ruled the state of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India from 1699 to 1743. In 1728 he founded the capital city of Jaipur about 200 km southwest of Delhi. As a scholar he read the works of Ptolemy, Euclid and Persian astronomers. Wanting to improve the Indian calendar and the ability to precisely locate the Sun, for purposes of map making, he built five astronomical observatories in India, at Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi (or Benares), Ujjain and Mathura. The instruments at these observatories, based on Moslem design, perhaps copies of the large 15th century instruments at Samarkand, Uzbekistan built by Ulugh Beg, were large masonry structures equipped with protractors and marked grids to aid in the precise measurements of the location of celestial objects.
Jantar Mantar: Built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provide accurate time, which are subject to daily corrections.
Central museum: Situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.
Jalmahal: (6 kms) on the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
Laxmi Narayan Temple: Situated just below the Moti 000ngri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh is located on the road to Agra. The magnificent palace garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Amer: The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh. The palace complex is lavishly ornamented. Palaces within Amer that are worth seeing are Sheesh Mahal, Diwan e-Khas, Sukh Mandir et al.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
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