Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Golden Triangle and Sarsika Tour
9 Nights/10 Days
Itinerary: Delhi - Neemrana – Jaipur – Sariska – Agra - Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
A Yatra representative will meet you at a location convenient to you in Delhi and transfer you in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel of stay. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: In Delhi
In the morning, proceed for the sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Proceed to the historical sites of the city such as Qutab Minar, then visit the mausoleum of the Muhgal Emperor Humayun and the Birla Temple. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Estate), Parliament House and Secretariat building. Further on, proceed to the Red Fort, built in 1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan and Jama Masjid, one of the largests mosques in India. Visit Chandni Chowk, a traditional shopping hub to get a taste of life in the old city. The tour will also include visits to Raj Ghar and Shanti Vana, cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi- Neemrana - 120 Kms - 3 hours drive
In the morning drive to Neemrana. About 120 kilometers from Delhi, Neemrana is a bustling tourist destination famous for its fort that is built on a hill. Upon arrival in Neemrana, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel.
Day 4: Neemrana - Jaipur – 138 Kms – 3 hrs drive
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Jaipur. A morning drive through the beautiful Arravali hills, you will be able to cover th 138 kilometer distance in about 3 hours.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to spend at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: In Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sightseeing tour of the City, starting with Amber Fort. You can also experience a unique ride on an elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the Fort is situated.
The tour will also include visits to Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. Also visit the Maharaja's City Palace, a former royal residence now converted in to a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. Drive through the pink-rosed residential and business areas, past the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, which is the landmark of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur - Sariska
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Sariska Tiger Reserve. Sariska is about 110 kilometers from Jaipur, and given the morning traffic the drive will take about 2 hours. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
Sariska is probably one of the most visited wildlife parks in India. Like many other wildlife parks, Sariska too was the hunting reserve of the royal family of the area. the Royal family of Alwar. The reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the protection of Project Tiger as a tiger reserve in 1979. The park covers a large area of 800 square kilometers, 480 square kilometers of which form the core area of the national park.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Sariska
After breakfast at the hotel, head out to the tiger reserve for morning and afternoon game safaris. You will be accompanied by a trained naturalist on these trips. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: To Sariska - Agra - 210 Kms - 5 hours drive
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Agra which is about 210 kilometers away and the drive will take about 5 hours. Before Agra, halt and visit Fatehpur Sikri. The fortified city was built by Akbar as his political capital, and even today it impresses visitors with its majestic palaces and the five-tiered Panch Mahal. The tomb of Salim Chisti, a saint who had predicted the birth of Akbar's son is also at Fatehpur Sikri.
Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 9: Agra - Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sight seeing tour of Agra. Via the newly built expressway, the 204 kilometer drive will take about 4 hours.
Your first stop for the day will be the Taj Mahal, recognized as one of the modern wonders of the world. The monument is a mausoleum built by the emperor Shah Jahan as a testimony of his love for his empress, Mumtaz Mahal.
Next stop will be Agra Fort. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort was home to the greatest Mughal Emperors: Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb.
Then drive back to Delhi and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, a Yatra representative will facilitate your transfer to the airport or any other location convenient to you.
- The duration and specifications of the package can be modified as per requirement.