Magical India Family Adventure Private Journey
From splendid Old and New Delhi to the home of the world-famous Taj Mahal, from Pink City Jaipur to the wilds of Ranthambore National Park, India promises a dream holiday with your family! Join games drives in India’s forests, learn to cook traditional food and learn Pigeon flying and some old customs.
PRIVATE JOURNEY- Departs Daily - On this 8-day/7-night package, you will visit Delhi, Agra, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur. This tour includes private arrival and departure transfers, accommodation in deluxe hotels, daily breakfast, additional meals as mentioned in the itinerary, and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary.
- Accommodations as per itinerary
- Train tickets as per the itinerary
- Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line
- Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
- Items of a personal nature
- All other items not mentioned as included
- International flights
- Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant
Welcome to Delhi! Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be met by your private driver and driven approximately 1-hour to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, set out for some of the unique experiences: This tour will highlight the unique sport of Pigeon Flying around the walled city of Shahjehanbad, the old Mughal capital. In fact, it was the Mughal rulers who were great patrons of this craft as a means of communication with people of eminence in their kingdom. Kabooter baaz, the pigeon handlers, from Turkistan and Persia (Iran), where this sport was an old pastime, were welcomed at the Mughal court and were, in fact, instrumental in raising it to a fine art for communication. Visit Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi followed by a Rickshaw ride. Then visit Railway Museum (closed on Mondays) has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real-size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signalling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum. The star attraction here is the Fairy Queen, built in 1855 and considered one of her age's best-preserved steam locomotive engines. A ride in a joy train and mono rail (PSMT) is the most exciting experience besides boating. Afterwards, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (the residence of the President of India), and visit India Gate, a memorial to the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Delhi – Mathura- Agra
Deluxe : ITC Mughal or similar accommodations
This morning we drive to Mathura for a visit to Wildlife SOS which is an Elephant conservation & care centre. On arrival, you will enjoy a personal guided experience at the centre. A 02-hours visit to the Elephant Conservation & Care Centre will provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime; to meet and interact with rescued elephants and to learn more about the Earth’s largest land mammal. After that, we will drive to Agra and check-in at your hotel. You will visit Agra's sights in the afternoon, such as the impressive Mogul Agra Fort. Known as the Red Fort of Agra, this walled imperial city was founded in 1565 by the emperor Akbar (1556-1605) and is a well-deserving UNESCO World Heritage site, located just 2.5 kilometres from the famous Taj Mahal. Its palaces, grand mosques and elaborate public hall are crafted from pink-red sandstone and are a testament to an era when Indo-Muslim art, strongly marked by influences from Persia, was at its height. Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal for his deceased wife, was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort. He is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a marble tower he himself built, with one of the most alluring views of the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra. (B)
Agra – Ranthambore National Park
An early start this morning, but worth it for sunrise views of the Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). It's also the quietest time to visit before the crowds arrive. Post breakfast back at your hotel, and continue your travels, heading east to the ancient, abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. A highlight in the province of Uttar Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri served briefly as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. After exploring the city, drive to the nearby Bharatpur railway station. Board your train and travel to Sawai Madhopur — a journey of just over two hours. This is the nearest station to Ranthambhore National Park — your location for the next two nights. Dinner and overnight in Ranthambore National Park (B, D)
Ranthambore National Park
Today you will discover the fantastic wildlife of the National park with Morning and afternoon game drives. Experience its lush forests that are home to Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai and over 250 species of birds. The duration of the safari is around 03 hours and accompanied by an experienced naturalist. (B, L, D)
Ranthambore National Park- Jaipur
After breakfast, you will drive approximately 3-hours and 30-minutes to “Pink City” -Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you will be taken for a Cooking Demonstration at Ikaki Niwas. It is a beautiful house which is tastefully decorated in the Rajasthani style with motifs and wall frescos. The cooking demo at Ikaki Niwas is a perfect way to learn the art of Indian and local Rajasthani Cuisine. Each dish is explained in detail and clients are encouraged to actively participate in the cooking process. The Demonstration is followed by a meal with the Family. Overnight in Jaipur. (B, D)
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and meet your private driver for the approximate 5-6-hour transfer to the Delhi International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight. (B)