Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
arrival in Delhi meet & assist at the airport & transfer to
» Delhi :
India?s capital & a major gateway to
the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully
combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location
was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat
of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The
division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals
of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor
goes, he will invariably confront the citys? past.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the
largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started
in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which was also built by
Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and
Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon, city tour of New
Delhi. Visit Humayuns Tomb; built in mid 16th century this is an early
example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate,
President House, Connaught Place. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi
Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) or Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh temple).
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur (260 Kms, 05-06 Hrs
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur - The Pink City : Jaipur needed a fresh
coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in
1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required
quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor?s
compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity. Since then the PINK color is associated
with hospitality in Rajput culture. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at prebooked
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills
of the Aravallis to the fort entrance.
» Amber Fort :
At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur,
Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort
began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is
a superb example of Rajput architecture. Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur.
Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of
art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built
my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
Day 05 : Jaipur- Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (240 Kms, 06-07 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of
Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the
Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See
the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti,
Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original
glory. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at
prebooked hotel. Agra fort.
Day 06 : Agra-unchagaon (180 Kms, 04-05 Hrs Drive)
We have envisaged overnight stay in Unchagaon because Agra to Corbett is a
very long drive. The other option is to drive back from Agra to Delhi, stay
overnight in Delhi and drive to Corbett the next day. After breakfast, city
tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and
additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It
contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other
beautiful structues; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was
constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Contruction of
the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Afternoon, leave for
Unchagaon. Arrive Unchangaon and check in at Fort Unchagaon - The Fort
Unchangaon stands tall as an ideal gateway to Uttaranchal. Home to the Jat
rulers who rose in prominence during the decline of Mugal Empire, it was
originally made of mud, but its walls were late replaced by brick and old
building inside the fort was totally renovated during the 1930's to give it
a distinctly colonial look.
Day 07 : Unchagaon-corbett (210 Kms, 04-05
After breakfast, free. Later, leave for Corbett. Arrive Corbett and check
in at prebooked hotel.
Day 08 : Corbett
Morning and afternoon, jungle safari inside the park in a private jeep.
Day 09 : Corbett
Early morning, safari inside the park in a jeep. Rest of the day, free.
Day 10 : Corbett-delhi (255 Kms, 05-06 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in at prebooked
Day 11 : Depart Delhi
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home/onward destination.