Step into a whirlwind of wonder with "A Tryst With India," a journey that marries the pulse of Delhi's historical streets with the serene luxury of Alwar and the wild heart of Ranthambore. Experience the embrace of Indian hospitality from the moment you land, with luxurious stays and private transfers. Delight in the rich tapestry of cultural and natural wonders, from majestic forts and tranquil temples to the thrilling tiger trails of Ranthambore. Wrap up your adventure in the royal city of Jaipur, where history and regal splendor come alive. This journey promises not just sights and sounds, but the soul of India, all served with a side of unforgettable luxury.


The itinerary

DAY 1 - Welcome to India: Exploring Delhi Upon your arrival in India, you will be warmly greeted by our representative at the airport, who will facilitate your transfer to Leela Palace or The Oberois, Delhi. Embark on a full-day exploration of Delhi's rich tapestry of history and culture. Start with the historic Red Fort, a marvel of Mughal architecture, followed by a visit to the serene Jama Masjid, one of India's largest mosques. Stroll through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, sampling local delicacies. Post-lunch, discover the British-era grandeur at India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Conclude the day at the peaceful Lodhi Gardens, a perfect blend of nature and heritage. This tour encapsulates the vibrant spirit and diversity of Delhi, offering a glimpse into its past and present. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay. Optional: In the evening, we’ll head for hi-tea at Delhi's first UNESCO heritage & cultural restoration site! A distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort, Haveli Dharampura gives you the opportunity to get a feel of the Mughal era through the architectural beauty of the Haveli teamed up with the amenities of the present era. Oh, and the views from their rooftop are gorgeous! You can also relish activities such as kite flying - a staple during Indian holidays!
DAY 2 - Delhi to Alwar Amanbagh (by road 5 hrs): On reaching Alwar, you'll be welcomed at Amanbagh, a luxurious retreat surrounded by beautiful greenery. This place is designed like the grand palaces of Rajasthan, with stunning and elegant details. Relax and enjoy your time in this peaceful place. Walk around the lovely gardens that are well taken care of. If you want, you can go on a special trip to Somsagar Lake for a beautiful picnic. This is a quiet spot where you can have a nice meal outside, surrounded by the calmness of nature. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3 - Discovering Alwar's History at Amanbagh: On this day, explore Alwar's history with a visit to the old Narayani Mata Temple. This temple is very special and has many stories from as far back as 1058 A.D. In the evening, you can join in a special prayer ceremony, called 'aarti', led by a local Meena tribal priest. This ceremony is a great way to see and understand the local traditions and religious practices. Later, as the evening turns to night, you have a wonderful option for dinner.Close to Amanbagh, there's a place called Chhatri where you can have dinner under the stars. This dinner is quite magical – imagine sitting outside with hundreds of small lights, called 'diyas', twinkling under the night sky. A musician will play music just for you, adding to the charm of the evening. This dinner is not just about the food; it's about experiencing the beauty and romance of Alwar in a luxurious setting.
DAY 4 - Alwar to Rabthambore (by road 4 hrs): After breakfast, we'll drive towards Ranthambore. Welcome to the wild! This famous national park is the best place to spot wild tigers in Rajasthan. It comprises 1334 sq km of wild jungle scrub hemmed in by rocky ridges, and at its centre is the 10th-century Ranthambhore Fort. Scattered around the fort are ancient temples and mosques, hunting pavilions, crocodile-filled lakes and vinecovered chhatris (cenotaphs). On arrival, check in at the hotel & unwind. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 - Explore Ranthambore: After breakfast, we'll drive towards Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan. The forests around the Ranthambore Fort were once, the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The Park sprawls over an estimated area of 400 sq Kms. We suggest 2 game viewing drives to maximise your chances of spotting a tiger! (Morning & afternoon) Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 - Ranthambore to Jaipur (by road 4 hrs): After breakfast, your private chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and we'll head to the airport for our flight to Jaipur. Jaipur; the capital of Rajasthan, home to Maharani Gayatri Devi & possibly, the most flamboyant state in India! The city truly is pink, the color of hospitality. Jaipur will redefine comfort for you. Think beautiful Havelis, opulent palaces, folk music, turbans, moustaches & mouth-watering food. On arrival in Jaipur, there'll be an express check-in at the hotel. You can relax & unwind tonight. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7 - Exploring Jaipur: In Jaipur, your day will be filled with the splendor of royal heritage and architectural marvels. Begin with a visit to the magnificent Amber Fort, a stunning fortress located atop a hill. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to experience an elephant ride, a truly royal way to ascend to the fort. The ride offers a picturesque view of the surrounding landscapes and a glimpse into the grandeur of Rajputana architecture and history. After the exhilarating elephant ride, your next stop is the City Palace. This palace is a beautiful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, showcasing a rich collection of artifacts, costumes, and armory from the bygone era. The intricate designs and detailed craftsmanship within the palace will leave you in awe of the royal legacy of Jaipur. Optional: Book some one to one time with elephants! We recommend Eleday, specially for the kids! They can feed, paint and even bathe the elephants. Laughter and fun ias always guaranteed here! Eleday is not only an entertaining experience for kids, but it also serves as an educational opportunity. Visitors can learn about the conservation efforts being made to protect these magnificent creatures. Additionally, the knowledgeable staff provides insight into elephant behavior and communication, giving visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation for these gentle giants. Whether you're a local or just passing through, a visit to Eleday is a must-do activity for all elephant lovers.
DAY 8 - Jaipur to Delhi (by road 5 hrs): After breakfast, your private chauffeur will drive you to New Delhi. Check-in at the hotel and relax. Day will be free at leisure.
DAY 9 - Departure from Delhi: Your private chauuffeur will escort you to delhi’s International airport for your flight. We hope you carry back more memories than your hands can hold!

Included Services

• Accommodations: Luxurious stays at Leela Palace or The Oberois in Delhi, Amanbagh in Alwar, and similar quality hotels in Ranthambore and Jaipur.
• Transportation: Private transfers from the airport to the hotel and between cities as per the itinerary. This includes a private chauffeur for road trips.
• Meals: Breakfast at the hotels and other meals as mentioned, such as picnic at Somsagar Lake and dinner under the stars in Alwar.
• Guided Tours and Sightseeing: Full-day exploration of Delhi including visits to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and India Gate; historical tours in Alwar; game viewing drives in Ranthambore National Park; and visits to Amber Fort and City Palace in Jaipur.
• Cultural Experiences: Evening aarti at Narayani Mata Temple, optional hi-tea at Haveli Dharampura, and an elephant ride in Jaipur.
• Activities: Opportunities for activities like kite flying in Delhi and possibly elephant interaction at Eleday in Jaipur.

Excluded Services

• International and Domestic Airfares: Any flights needed to arrive in Delhi or depart from Jaipur.
• Visa Fees: Any visa costs required for entry into India.
• Travel Insurance: Not mentioned as included and typically essential for travelers.
• Personal Expenses: Such as additional meals, drinks, shopping, and personal necessities.
• Optional Activities: Additional costs for optional activities not included in the main itinerary, such as the hi-tea at Haveli Dharampura and the personalized experiences with elephants at Eleday.
• Tips and Gratuities: Tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff are usually not included and are left to the discretion of the traveller.
• Entrance Fees: Any entry fees to monuments or parks not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.

 

This tour is available for 12.000 USD from October to May. Contact LCC DMC Minar Travels India for further information.

 

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