Rajasthan – the largest state of India – lies in the northwestern part of the country. It is known for its golden deserts, scenic spots, royal palaces, majestic forts and vibrant culture. This place gives a glimpse of the royal era of India, and tourists can experience the same royalty during their visit. Architectural wonders like Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar are popular attractions of this place. You can observe tigers, deer and other rare species in their natural habitat while exploring the Ranthambore National Park.
At Ranthambore National Park, in the Indian Subcontinent, the tiger rules the jungle. This nearly 400 sq. Km wide stretch of land in Rajasthan is where these majestic animals reside, roaming amidst verdant greenery along with other animals and birds.
Unfortunately, due to its dwindling population, spotting a tiger is a matter of luck, but it is still one of the few places on earth where you can witness tigers in their natural habitat. A jeep safari at the park is not just an exciting adventure but is a chance to explore nature in its truest form. It makes people realize the importance of conserving endangered species, to balance the ecosystem of the earth.
The National Park is also home to numerous historic structures, including the magnificent Ranthambore Fort, several temples, mosques, lakes and hunting pavilions. The villages in and around the park give you a glimpse inside the simple life led by the local people of Ranthambore.
Walk around the villages, and you will be mesmerized by the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, where you will realize that the state does live up to the hype.
The vibrant city of Jaipur is brimming with colors, enchanting forts, and mesmerizing markets. Popularly known as the ‘ Pink City,’ the allure of Jaipur is so strong, that it attracts innumerable tourists from India and abroad.
Complemented by Delhi and Agra, the city is part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit. It is the capital of the historically rich state of Rajasthan, in India. The architectural marvels of the city reveal its glorious past.
From the captivating Hawa Mahal to the bewitching City Palace, each place of the city depicts its own story. The markets of Jaipur are full of beautiful handicrafts and jewelry which are unique to the city. With modernization and urbanization, Jaipur is growing at a fast rate. You can find swanky malls, high-end restaurants, and prestigious educational institutions in the city.
Its economy is growing each day, with the addition of different types of industries ranging from manufacturing to information technology. The lively culture of the city is reflected by its people who prefer to wear colorful attire, consume traditional Rajasthani cuisine and treat everyone, including the tourists, with graciousness.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Delhi | Delhi to Jaipur
After your arrival in Delhi, our representative will help you with the onward transfer to Jaipur.
Delhi is a metropolitan city situated on the banks of River Yamuna. The capital of India was transferred to Delhi from Kolkata during the Mughal reign. A unique blend of modernity and traditional India can be seen at this place. Historical structures representing Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture are popular attractions of the city. On the other hand, it is identified with glittering shopping malls and the speedy Metro train.
Jaipur, also called the Pink City of India, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. He was the ruler of the kingdom of Amber, which later became Jaipur. Every iota of this city, from the royal palaces converted into fancy resorts to majestic forts, represents the golden era of royalty.
Complete check-in formalities after reaching the hotel in Jaipur and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 – Sightseeing in Jaipur
Early in the morning, get ready to visit the major attractions of the city.
The City Palace located in the heart of Jaipur is one of the most prominent attractions of this place. Its construction was initiated by Maharaja Sawai Singh II, and it became the house of the throne of many subsequent rulers. Many compartments of the magnificent structure have been converted into museums in reminiscence of the bygone era. The Chandra and Mubarak Mahals here are significant buildings, which can be explored during the visit. Comprising vibrant colours and designs, different parts of this structure represent Mughal, European and Rajput styles of architectures.
You can also visit Hawa Mahal – located on the edge of the City Palace. This five-storey building has more than nine hundred jharokhas. A visit to Jantar Mantar – an observatory – can also be planned. This beautiful structure built using marbles and stones has been declared as a National Monument. You can learn a lot about celestial bodies at this place. There are 14 fixed devices that predict eclipses, measure time and track stars. Afterwards, you can see the Amber Fort, which was built by Man Singh I. It is a UNESCO-listed site, and its extensive gardens and grand chambers with lavish decoration are major attractions.
Later in the evening, return to the hotel and sleep the night away.
Day 3 – Jaipur to Ranthambore | Sightseeing in Ranthambore
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel, and proceed towards Ranthambore – the wildlife haven.
Before it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955, Ranthambore used to be the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Later in the year 1970, hunting was banned by the government. A few years later, it was given the status of a national park. You can see Bengal Tigers at this place in their most natural habitat. Rare species of flora and fauna can be seen at this place, including striped hyenas, Indian flying fox, hedgehogs, black bucks, marsh crocodiles and rat snakes. In addition to this, you can also explore the Ran fort, which lies in the middle of this park.
After this excursion, return to the hotel in the evening for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4 – Ranthambore to Delhi | Departure from Delhi
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and head towards Delhi for departure.