Start in Trivandrum and end in Delhi! With the sightseeing tour Kanyakumari to Delhi (Bus Tour), you have a 21 day tour package taking you through Trivandrum, India and 20 other destinations in India. Kanyakumari to Delhi (Bus Tour) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
In and around Trivandrum1000 AM; Assemble at Trivandrum bus departure point. Proceed to Kanyaumari check in at hotel. City tour of Kanyakumari, on two rocky islets just off the shore, southeast of the Kumari Amman temple, are the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, built in 1970, and the 133 feet (41 m) tall statue of Tamil saint?poet Thiruvalluvar, one of the biggest statues in Asia, completed in 2000 by sculptor V. Ganapati Sthapati. One of the rocks, called Sri Padhaparai, is said to bear the footprints of the virgin goddess. Swami Vivekananda is said to have meditated on this rock for three days. Also on this rock, there is a Dhyana mandapam, an area for meditation. Ferry services are available to reach the memorial.The Gandhi Memorial has been built on the spot where the urn containing the Mahatmas ashes was kept for public viewing before immersion. Resembling central Indian Hindu temples in form, the memorial was designed in such a way that on Mahatma Gandhis birthday, 2 October, the first rays of the sun fall on the exact place where his ashes were kept.Vattakottai Fort; a seaside Circular Fort fort near Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India. It was built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. Entrance of the fort.It was constructed under the supervision of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy, an ex-Dutch naval officer of the VOC, who became commander of the Travancore army (the very army that defeated him in the Battle of Colachel) in the 18th century, after he earned the trust of the Travancore King Marthanda Varma. De Lannoy constructed Vattakottai, as part of the defence-fortifications he undertook throughout Travancore. The fort is made of granite blocks and, today, a part of the fort extends into the sea. It is a protected site under the Indian archaeological department. A major renovation of the fort was undertaken recently by the department, and the site is now a popular tourist spot. Vattakottai Fort commands a picturesque view of both the sea on it.Start point Assemble at Bus departure point at 10AM, Trivandrum International Airport (New Terminal), Chackai,Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Breakfast at hotel sightseeing in Madurai. Visit Meenakshi Temple: This temple is the citys main attraction. This temple is nearly 2000 years old placed in the heart of the old town - a splendid example of Dravidian architecture. A striking feature of the temple is the astonishing structure know as Ayiramkaal Mandapam or the Hall of Thousand Pillars and each pillar features high, ornate, bold sculptures that look life like. The present temple was designed in 1560 by Vishwanatha Nayak and subsequently built during the reign of Tirumalai Nayak. There are four entrances to the temple with an area of six hectares. Each of its 12 towers has the height of 45 to 50 meters. The Potrama Raikulam or the Golden Lotus Tank is the place where the Tamil literacy society, called Sangam used to meet to decide the merits of the work presented to them. The temple museum has 985 richly carved pillars and each one surpasses the other in beauty. Tirumalai Nayak Mahal: This Indo-Saracenic building was built in 1636 by the ruler whose name it bears. The imposing edifice is famous for the Stuccowork on its domes and impressive arches. The Sorgavilasam (Celestial Pavilion), measuring 75m x 52m, constructed entirely of brick and mortar without the support of a single rafter or girder, is a marvel of indo-Saracenic architectural style. Among other striking features of the palace are the massive white pillars, several of which line the corridor that runs along the courtyard. Connected by high decorated arches, these pillars measure 20m in height and have a circumference of 4m. Elsewhere, there are polished black stone pillars of varying heights. It was King Thirumalai Nayak?s grandson who demolished much of the fine structure and removed most of the jewels and woodcarvings in order to build his own palace in Tiruchirapalli. Vaniyur Mariamman Teppakulam: This enormous temple tank is fed by water from the Vaigai river. Mariamman Teppakulam is a beautiful square tank spread over a huge area of almost 16 acres, located about 5Kms East of Meenakshi Temple. The tank is the scene of the colourful float festival held in January/February to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Thirumalai Nayak, who built this tank. The deities of Meenakshi and Sundareswarar are placed in a float, called Teppam, decorated with flowers and illuminated with hundred of lights. This float is taken around the tank to the sound of traditional music. On the Northern side of the tank a temple is dedicated to Mariamman, a famous village deity of Tamil Nadu.
Breakfast at hotel drive to Yercaud check in at hotel.? Yercaud; a hill station in the Servarayan range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. It is at an altitude of 1,500 meters (4,920 feet) from sea level. The town gets its name from the lake located at its center - in Tamil "Yeri" means "lake" and "Kaadu" means "forest". Yercaud is known for coffee plantations and orange groves. It also has an orchidarium run by the Botanical Survey of India. The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, which is situated at a height of 5326 feet. Hence the Yercaud hill area is called Shevaroy Hills. Overnight at hotel.
In and around BangaloreBreakfast at hotel drive to Bangalore, check in at hotel.? City tour include visit to Lal Bagh Garden: Hyder Ali laid out this famous botanical garden and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. The garden today houses over 1000 species of flora which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. Also see the Government buildings Vidhana Soudha: This splendid neo-Dravidian granite building that dominates the northern boundary of the Cubbon Park is the home of the State Legislature and the Secretariat. The massive sandalwood door of the Cabinet room is a spectacular feature of this imposing building. The Vidhana Soudha is bedecked in illuminated glory during special periods and is a sight worth viewing. The Bangalore Palace & Fort: The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple. The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar king in 1887 on the 400 acre space. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, foiled windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings. Tippu?s Summer Palace:?The palace was first a mud-brick defense built by Kempegowda in 1537. Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan later rebuilt it 1791. The two-storied structure (replica of the Daria Daulat in Srirangapatnam) served as Tipus summer retreat. An inscription on the wooden screen describes the palace as the abode of happiness, almost mocking the ruins that surround it. Though the palace still has elegant teak pillars, most of the painted decorations have been destroyed. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Hampi via visiting Chitradurga Fort. The Chitradurga Fort built during the 17th and 18th century have gone through the hands of several rulers and undergone the transformation. But the fort was expanded during the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Within the fort are temples, mosque, storage for oil and grain and a citadel. Being a place of Historical importance this fort is quite popular among tourists. The Hidimbeshwar temple situated within the fort is the oldest among the 20 temples and a must see place. The temple is carved out of a rock and has the influence of the Dravidian culture.? Continue drive to Hampi check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Hampi a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nestled within the ruins of medieval city of Vijayanagar in the state of Karnataka on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. Vijayanagara, meaning the City of Victory, is set in a surreal boulder-strewn landscape. Although the city was invaded by marauding Mughul invaders in the 16th century, much of it still remains today.Hazara Rama Temple - situated in the midst of the Royal Enclosure, is one of the prime attractions of Hampi. This site was used only for ceremonial processions and is renowned among devotees for its bas-relief sculptures that represent important events that occurred in Ramayana. It is one of the popular temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hampi region. The walls of this temple are adorned with 15th century art work, such as carvings of elephants, horses, soldiers and dancing girls.Kings Balance - Remember all those fanciful tales of Kings weighing themselves with gems, rubies and gold? Well, its at Hampi where they seem to take on life with Kings Balance being one such pleasant affirmation. 5 meters tall and carved out of stone, Kings Balance appears like a lonesome archway left standing, but peer closely and you can spot the three loops on the beam where the balance must have hung.The Mahanavami Dibba - a square structure, is another popular attraction in Hampi, which was constructed by the King Krishnadevaraya after his win over Udayagiri (in present-day Orissa). This ancient site is the tallest structure in the Royal Enclosure of Hampi and can be easily observed from nearby places due to its height. It is on the must visit list of all tourists because of its ornate carvings and historic importance.The Royal Enclosure - often been compared to an open air museum. Apart from giving the visitor a glimpse into what life was like under the Vijayanagara rulers, it also showcases the architectural excellence of the era and the level of destruction the city witnessed after the decline of the Vijayanagara kings. Some of the most impressive structures here are:Statue of Ugra Narasimha Temple -?Ugra Narasimha Statue, Hampi is a statue of Laxmi Narasimha. The statue is carved out of a single block of stone. This single stone structure of Lord Narasimha is a major Tourist Attraction in Karnataka and is considered to be an important Monument in Karnataka. The Ugra Narasimha Statue is located to the south of Hampi.Virupaksha Temple - This temple, in worship, known as ?Shri Lokeswara-Maha-Sila-prasada? from the epigraphs, was built by Lokamahadevi, the Queen of Vikaramaditya in about to commemorate her husband?s victory over the Pallavas of Kanchipuram. It closely resembles the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram on plan and elevation and represents a fully developed and perfected stage of the Dravidian architecture.Vithala Temple Complex - Vittala Temple is a 16th century structure that is dedicated to the Lord Vittala or Lord Vishnu. It is a must see site for all tourists going to Hampi b
In and around BadamiBreakfast at hotel drive to Badami check in at hotel. Explore to Badami: Badami also known as Vatapi, is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills. Badami, the capital of early Chalukyas is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Afternoon we make a short drive to visit the Cave temples ? dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves ? all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill. Enter the first cave temple ?past Shiva?s doorkeepers and there he is! The eighteen ?armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. The largest and most ornamental is the third cave temple dedicated to Vishnu. Here are some splendid carvings of the Hindu pantheon. Narasimha ? the half man half lion avatar of Vishnu, Hari Hara, the composite god who is half Siva and half Vishnu. There are also some paintings on the ceiling and wonderful bracket figures on the piers. Overlooking the cave temples is a reservoir and also visit the Bhootha Natha temples that lend their name to the lake just beneath the cave temples. Take a dip in this green tranquil lake. It is said to have healing properties. Aihole UNESCO World heritage site; famous as the ?Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture?, Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. Wherever one looks, it?s temples that meet the eyes. Intricately carved, rich in detail, quiet and peaceful. Mute witnesses of a bygone era. Visit the oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5thcentury. On the roof of the temple is another shrine-like vimana. The Durga (Fort)Temple is notable for its semi-circular apse, elevated plinth and the gallery that encircles the sanctum. The interior is filled with fascinating carvings. Dating back to the 6thcentury the Ravalphadi Cave ? Temple celebrates the many forms of Siva. Not-to-be-missed is the Konthi Temple Complex (Kwanthi Gudi), the Uma Maheshwari Temple, the Jain Meguti Temple and the two-storied Buddhist Temple. Climb up the stairs and you?ll come across a tranquil, smiling Buddha carved on the ceiling. Pattadakal, a world Heritage centre, it has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Visit the biggest Templehere is dedicated to Virupaksha. Enclosed in a large quadrangle surrounded by small cells, it has a massive gateway and several inscriptions. Besides scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabaratha, there is a wonderful carving designed to look like an elephant from one side and a buffalo from the other. In front of the temple is a majestic 2.6 metres high Nandi made of deep green stone and is covered in a red floral cape. Stop now at the Malliarjuna and Papanatha temples- dedicatedly chiselled and rich in detail. The inner hall of the Papanatha temple is guarded by Nandi and Virabhadra. There are 16 pillars in the main hall with beautiful carvings. Besides these temples is a group of temples remarkable primarily, for representin
Breakfast at hotel, drive to Goa. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax on walk on the beach. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit North Goa Churches; Basilica of Bom Jesus A World Heritage Site, Preserved body of St. Francis Xavier constructed around 1695. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is famous for the preserved mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Se Cathedral Largest church in Asia, giant bells and exquisite architecture. Se Cathedral of Goa is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. Church of St. Francis of Assisi A stunning and charming building, architecture has a combination of Hindu and Christian elements. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi of Goa was built during 1517-1521 AD. Church of St Augustine Ruins 46 meter high tower, the church was built in 1602 with the combined efforts of 12 Augustinians. They also built a convent besides the church. Church of Marry Immaculate Conception one of the most famous landmarks of Goa. This church is supposed to be one of the earliest churches to be constructed in Goa.Visit South Goa Shree Manguesh temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a hillock surrounded by lush green hills. Though small, it has an air of distinctive elegance. Its lofty white tower at the entrance is a countryside landmark. Shree Mahalsa A short distance away from the Shri Mangueshi temple, the deity worshiped here is an attribute to Vishnu. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel drive to Chipluncheck in at hotel. Chiplun is a hill station in forested Western Ghats range. Visit SawatSada Waterfall Soaring waterfall, best seen during monsoon season, with a wading pool & serene surroundings. Parshurama Temple a temple of Lord Parshurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel morning free and easy to relax. Afternoon drive to Mumbai check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel. Continue drive to Mumbai check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Gateway of India: Mumbais most famous landmark, The Gateway of India, is situated at Apollo Bunder. It was designed by George Wikket. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Through this magnificent monument, numerous viceroys and governors were welcomed to India as they disembarked from their steamers, hence the name.Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya; Barely a stones throw from the Gateway of India is the Prince of Wales Museum, a magnificent, but somewhat strange structure, built in a confluence of Gothic and Moorish styles, and crowned by a sparkling white dome. It boasts a good collection of ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BC, plus some priceless Tibetan and Nepali Art. There is an entire gallery devoted to Buddhist tankha scrolls and another to Tibetan bronzes, but the chief attraction here is the collection of over 2000 miniature paintings from the various art schools of India.Marine Drive; which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill. This is a windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of art deco buildings. Looped between the concrete jungle of Nariman Point, Mumbais Manhattan, and the leafy green slopes of Malabar hill, Marine Drive was once called the queens Necklace, strung with glittering street lights like an enormous strand of imperious jewels.Hanging Gardens; laid out in 1881 these formally laid out gardens have a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals. Perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park, these terraced gardens, also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, provide lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea. Rest time free to explore the city by your own. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel drive to Ankaleshwar check in at hotel. Visit Shri Swaminarayan Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, drive Ahmedabad via visiting Statue of Unity & Vadodara.? The Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875?1950) who was the first deputy prime minister of India and the chief adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian Independence movement; highly respected for his leadership in uniting the 562 princely states of India to form the single large Union of India without any bloodshed. It is located in the state of Gujarat, India. It is the worlds tallest statue with a height of 182 metres (597 ft). It is located on a river island facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in Kevadiya colony.A tribute to the ?Iron Man of India? Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is not just a memorial, as the project is part of a larger tourism ecosystem. The picturesque environs of the Satpura and Vindhyachal hills against the mighty Narmada river provide the perfect background for viewing the statue built on an island. Proximity to the Sardar Sarovar dam only adds to its touristic appeal.To welcome visitors, the Gujarat government has not only built a 3-star hotel, shopping centre and a research centre in the Sardar Patel statue complex, but has also built high-speed elevators that will take you to a height of about 400 feet through the core of the statue where you can get panoramic view of the surroundings. About 200 people can stand at any given point of time on a platform close to the chest of the statue. It is reputed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date and four times the size of Buckingham Palace. At the time of construction, it boasted the most modern amenities such as elevators and the interior is reminiscent of a large European country house. It remains the residence of the Royal Family, who continue to be held in high esteem by the residents of Baroda.The Palace compound is of over 500 acres and houses a number of buildings, particularly the LVP Banquets & Conventions, Moti Baug Palace and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum building.In the 1930s Maharaja Pratapsinh created a golf course for use by his European guests. In the 1990s, Pratapsinh?s grandson Samarjitsinh, a former Ranji trophy cricket player, renovated the course and opened it to the public. After visiting Varoda Museum continue drive to Ahmedabad check in at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. City tour of Ahmedabad, visit the Shaking minarets, Calico textile museum, Sabarmati ashram, Vishala vichar museum and Kite museum. Later visit the famous Law gardens (for handicrafts) and C.J road for shopping.Shaking minarets; are two minarets located at the Siddhi Bashir mosque. They are uniquely designed in a way that when one minaret is shaken the other one shakes too. Calico textile museum; is one of the finest textile museums in the world. Housed in one of Gujarats famous carved wooden havelis, the museum displays a magnificent collection of rare textiles that date back to the 17th century. There is also an excellent reference library on textiles. Sabarmati Ashram; On a quiet stretch of the river Sabarmati, 7 kms north of the city, Mahatma Gandhi set up a simple retreat in 1915. This was his first Satyagraha Ashram and for many it was the nerve center of Indias freedom movement. Hridaya Kunj, the cottage where he lived is preserved as it was in the Mahatmas lifetime. The Gandhi Ashram has a memorial center, library and a sound and light spectacle to offer its visitors.Vishala Vichar museum; is a restaurant with traditional Gujarati food in village surroundings. It has Vichar Utensil Museum worth visiting. The museum houses a unique collection of utensils. Kite museum; houses a wonderful variety of kites that depict their colorful history and regional flavors. Afternoon drive to Udaipur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Udaipur: a splash of colour in Rajasthan that is brighter when tinged with the tones of local lore and legends. Visit the City Palace, built in 1725, which houses the Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - studded with glittering Belgium Mirrors, Moti Mahal and the Palace of Lord Krishna all of which are ornately decorated. Later visit the Jagdish Temple. This temple built in 1651 is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity of Gods. Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari gardens and fountains. Later drive around the Fatehsagar Lake. Visit Eklingji and Nagda Temple. Eklingji was built for the tutelary deity of the Maharanas of Mewar, of sand stone and marble in 734 A.D. Its 108 temples are enclosed by high walls and has a pyramidical roof composed of hundred of knobs. Later visit Nagda, one of the ancient Palaces of Mewar dating back to the 6th century A.D. The Sas-Bahu Temples are among the most exquisitely carved temples. Evening enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola on which the majestic Lake Palace Hotel is situated. See the ghats along the lake and the interesting buildings on the banks. The view of the city palace from the lake is spectacular. Lake Pichola, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel drive to Jaipur via visiting Pushkar and Ajmer. Visit Brahma Temple:?This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma is worshiped and the main attraction of Pushkar. The temple has a special position in Hindu pantheons. There is life-size four-armed idol of Lord Brahma - the creator in the vestibule. The temple has marble floors and stairs and coins have been put by the devotees to mark the birth or deaths of the loved ones. Pushkar Lake: According to the legends, the lake was dedicated to Lord Brahma after a lotus fell from his hands and dropped into this picturesque valley. A lake sprang up on the same spot latter on which is considered holy. The entire lake is supposed to be surrounded by 500 temples, 52 palaces, and 52 ghats. On the occasion of Kartik Purnima in November every year, devotees take holy bath in the lake and a fair is organized, known world over as the Pushkar Fair. Savitri Temple: The temple is dedicated to Savitri, the wife of Lord Brahma and located on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill. Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti; located at the end of a dusty alley in the main market, makes Ajmer an important pilgrim centre for Muslims from all parts of the world and Pushkar is the abode of Lord Brahma, which devout Hindus aspire to visit at least once in their lifetime. Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpara,?In 1193 A.D, the Afghan Mohammad Ghori conquered Ajmer and converted a Sanskrit school into a mosque by adding a seven arched wall in front of the pillared hall in just two-and-a-half days. Ana Sagar Lake This beautiful lake was built by King Anaji (AD 1135-1150), the grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan at a picturesque site located to the north of Ajmer. Daulat Bagh Gardens, which was created by Jehangir, is located next to the lake. Baradari or the marble pavilion was added to the lake by Shahjahan Arrive Jaipur check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Amber Fort and enjoy Elephant Ride. Raja Man Singh the Rajput commander of Akbar?s army constructed the fortress palace in the end of 16th century. Amber is superb example of Rajput architecture, situated on a hilltop, overlooking a lake. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. The fort borders the Maota Lake.Jaigarh Fort considered to be one of the most well fortified structures in India. The magnificent fort was constructed by Sawai Singh of Jaipur in 1726 in order to tighten the security of Amber and Jaipur. Situated on the top of the hill the fort provides the stunning view of the Jaipur town and magnificent amber fort. The main highlights of the fort are massive Cannon, fortification, museum, palaces, temples and the magnificent water tanks. Jai Van is claimed to be the largest cannon on wheels in the world. The length of the barrel of this cannon is 20 ft. 2 inches, the diameter 8 ft. 7 inches and it weighs 50 tons. The range of the gun is 22 miles and it consumes 100kgs of gunpowder for every shot. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur, visiting Main tourist attractions of Jaipur. City Palace situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture and house fine collection of textiles, costumes and armory. Palace of the Winds built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Observatory Maharaja Jai Singh was a great astronomer of his time. He built here extraordinary (and very accurate) stargazing Observatory here named as Jantar Mantar. Laxmi Narayan Temple known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble, popularly known as Birla Temple. After sightseeing drive to Ranthambore check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel, morning safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Spread over an area of nearly 392 sq km, the park is marked by dense jungles, rocky ridges, meandering streams and lakes, and deep gorges, all providing a fertile habitat to an extensive variety of flora and fauna. Visit the majestic Ranthambore Fort, after which the park was named, is located atop a steep hill within the reserve. This imposing structure offers spectacular views of the surrounding terrain, and is home to three historic Hindu temples, honouring Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlalji. Trinetra Ganesh Temple; devoted to Ganesh, the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune is located in Ranthambhore fort. Temples dedicated to Ganesh are very famous as Shree Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as the Vighnaharta, the destroyer of obstacles. Wednesday is the main day of darshan and puja, but this temple is frequented by hundreds of devotees everyday. Even the never-ending long hours of wait do not discourage the devotee from seeking the blessing of Lord Ganesha. The beautiful Jogi Mahal, famous for being home to the countrys second largest Banyan tree, is situated on the banks of Padam Talao, the parks largest lake.The areas most scenic lake, however, is the Rajabagh Talao. This popular watering hole is probably one of the best places to see a tiger. Adding to the charm are the Raj Bagh Ruins with ancient pavilions, domes, arches, steps and other stone structures. The smallest lake, Malik Talao, is a great place to see migratory birds and crocodiles, while areas such as Lakarda and Anantpura, in the north and north-western sections of the park, are good for seeing sloth bears. The heavily forested Bakuala area features many small water bodies, and is one of the coldest areas of the park. After lunch at resort drive to Agra via visiting Fatehpur Sikri.? Continue drive to Agra check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Sunrise visit Taj Mahal?one of the seven wonder of the world build by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651. This symbol of love made out of white marble took 22 years to complete was build in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Parsian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planer of this magnificent memorial. On full moon night, the glory of the Taj is at its best.?(Taj Mahal remain closed on every Friday)? Agra Fort:?build by the famed Mughal?Emperor Akbar in 1565AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan region it has partially become Palace. The Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) the beautiful Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall) were also added by Shah Jahan.?Itmad-ud-daulahs Tomb;?Built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, boasts of marble trellis work and inlaid with-precious stones, this mausoleum on the opposite bank of the Yamuna from the Taj, exhibits a strong Persian influence. This is actually the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. After sightseeing drive to Delhi. Tour End HereEnd point Disembark the bus at central Delhi, Delhi, India