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RANTHAMBHORE

Highlights

  • Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and photo stop of Hawa Mahal
  • Experiential visit to Chokhi Dhani ethnic village
  • 2 safaris at Ranthambore
  • All inclusive tour
  • Daily blog
  • GPS access to whereabouts of the group
  • Full time tour escort of the duration of the tour
  • Experienced English speaking guides for sightseeing
Detailed Itinerary

Jaipur

Day 1: Delhi / Jaipur (By Surface 255 Kms / 05 – 06 hrs)

Depart from school by air-conditioned Volvo coach at 0600 hrs for your 6 hour drive to Jaipur. Hot breakfast will be provided enroute. On arrival check into your hotel and have lunch.

The afternoon is devoted to exploring the sights of the city. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and drive past Hawa Mahal before returning to the hotel for tea.

The City Palace situated in the heart of the old City occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, houses the seven storied Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. The Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collections of manuscripts; The Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble paved gallery. The Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.

The Jantar Mantar built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, is an astounding Observatory. The huge masonry instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.

The Hawa Mahal built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument has 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies and is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.

Later, visit Chokhi Dhani, for an authentic Rajasthani village experience. Enjoy delicious vegetarian and non vegetarian Rajasthani food, shop for handicrafts and souvenirs, ride on camels and elephants and have the time of your life.

Overnight at Hotel.


Day 02: Jaipur to Ranthambhore (By Surface 145 Kms, 03 – 04 Hrs)

In the morning after early breakfast at hotel depart for Ranthambore, arriving there by noon. On arrival, check into your hotel and freshen up.

Ranthambhore National Park, earlier a princely game conserve is the scene where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen. It lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas and sharp and conical hills of the Aravali.

A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. The rugged park terrain alternates between dry deciduous forest, open grassy meadow, dotted by several lakes like – Padam Talab, Malik Talab and Raj Bagh and rivers that are only made passable by rough roads built and maintained by the Forest Service. The tiger is not the only attraction at Ranthambore although it is the one park resident that people come to see. A variety of birds including Owlets, the ubiquitous Langur (monkey), Leopard, Caracal, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, marsh Crocodiles, Wild Boar, Bears and various species of Deer are the other attractions.

The park gates open an half hour before sunrise and close half hour after sunset. The timings are vigorously imposed and no exceptions are made to this rule.

Depart for a 3 hour safari immediately after lunch at 1415 hours. Canter Safari is an exciting option here with high chances of spotting the big cat as well as photographing it.

Excursions around the park give valuable insights into the culture and tradition of the local people especially the Meena tribes. One can also look for medieval splendors in the form of forts, havelis (mansion), and palaces that are scattered throughout it.

Return to your hotel for tea. Enjoy a Puppet show during the cultural events organized for your evening today.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Ranthambhore

Ranthambhore

Day 03: Safari and then Ranthambore / Delhi (By surface 405 Kms / 08 – 09 Hrs)

Depart for an early morning safari this morning before returning for breakfast to the hotel.

Check out of your hotel and depart for your drive back to Delhi.

Lunch and tea will be served enroute.

You arrive at your school in Delhi late in the evening.


Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at your preferred hotel on twin/triple/quad sharing basis
  • Air conditioned luxury coach for the duration of the tour
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing of City Palace, Jantar Mantar and photo stop at Hawa Mahal
  • Water, cold drinks and dry snacks during the journey
  • Entrance fees at the monuments
  • English speaking local guides, for sightseeing and excursions as per program
  • 2 safaris by canter in Ranthambore National Park
  • English speaking naturalists for Jungle safaris
  • Services of a tour escort for the duration of the tour
  • GPS access to the know the whereabouts of the group
  • Travel insuarance
  • All applicable taxes.

Exclusions:

  • Any expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone bills, laundry bills, tips at hotels and restaurants etc.
  • Any camera fee to the places of visits.
  • Any other expenses not included.