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    12 Nights | 13 Days

    Exploring the

    Mystique of India

    >> Day 1 Arriving in DelhiUpon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be

    met by a Luxe India representative and transferred

    to the hotel where you will be assisted for the check

    in. Delhi remains one of the oldest surviving cities

    in the world today. It is in fact, an amalgam of

    eight cities, each site being built in a different

    era by a new dynasty/ruler. Today the remains

    of forts, palaces and buildings are spread across

    the city, hence adding to its character. Delhi

    through its 1000-year-old history has evolved

    into a culturally secular city absorbing different

    religions, diverse cultures, both foreign and

    indigenous, and yet functioning as one organic

    entity. It was known for its riches both material

    and cultural foreign travelers were hypnotized

    by it books have been written on it since time

    immemorial, poets have loved it and Kings and

    Emperors have fought over it.

    Spend two nights at Taj Mahal Dehli Hotel.

    Accommodation is in Superior room on bed &

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  • Taj Mahal Delhi Hotel

    The Taj Mahal is Delhis premier social hotel, with

    nightly cocktail affairs, cultural events, and the

    occasional society weddings drawing the glitterati.

    The lobby has Mughal-inspired decorative domes,

    a giant Oriental rug, and a general feeling of

    bustle. Centrally located in prestigious Lutyens

    Delhi, the Taj is popular with business travelers

    and celebrities, and the service is correspondingly

    slick.

    >> Day 2 In DelhiAfter breakfast, proceed for a visit of Old Delhi

    covering The Jama Masjid. Located in the centre

    of the old city, this congregational mosque was

    built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423.

    Later visit The Red Fort on the western bank of

    the river Yamuna. Built in red stone, The Mughal

    Emperor Shah Jahan, started the construction of

    this massive fort in 1638, after which he shifted

    the capital from Agra to Delhi. Later visit The Raj

    Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in

    1948.

    Afternoon, proceed for a visit of New Delhi covering

    The Qutub Minar, one of the finest Islamic structures

    ever raised in India, Humayuns Tomb the first

    garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent and the

    inspiration for several monuments including the

    Taj Mahal. After this a drive around India Gate and

    Lutyens buildings will be arranged.

    >> Day 3 Delhi - AgraAfter breakfast proceed for private road transfer

    to Agra (about 04-05 hours drive).

    Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj

    Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition

    to the legendary Taj, many monuments that

    epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture.

    In the Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th

    centuries, Agra was the capital of India. It was

    here that the founder of the dynasty, Babar, laid

    out the first formal Persian garden on the banks

    of the river Yamuna. Here, Akbar, his grandson

    raised the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort.

    Within its walls, Jehangir built rose-red palaces,

    courts and gardens, and Shah Jahan embellished

    it with marble mosques, palaces and pavilions

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  • of gem-inlaid white marble. The crowning glory

    of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument of

    love and imagination that represents India to the

    world. On arrival you will be met by Luxe India

    representative and be assisted for check in at the

    hotel. Spend two nights at The Gateway Hotel.

    Accommodation is in Executive room on bed &

    breakfast plan.

    The Gateway Hotel Agra

    Situated within three kilometers of the Taj Mahal,

    the world-renowned monument to love, The Taj

    View Hotel has stylish and comfortable rooms all of

    which evoke the beauty of the Mughal architecture

    of Agra and many offering an uninterrupted view,

    albeit it distant of the monument itself. The hotel

    also boasts meticulously landscaped gardens and

    a swimming pool.

    >> Day 4 In AgraA spectacular start to the day, would be visiting

    Taj Mahal at sunrise, to view the glowing light

    of sun over its opaque white dome. Visit the

    beautiful monument, Taj Mahal built by Mughal

    emperor Shah Jahan in 1560, in loving memory of

    his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal

    remains. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays).

    Upon return back to the hotel, have breakfast

    at the hotel. Late morning we continue with our

    sightseeing, visiting Agra Fort and several of its

    palaces, that is built by the four generations of

    the Mughal dynasty. Rest of the day at leisure

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  • >> Day 5 Agra - Bharatpur - RanthamboreLate morning proceed for private road transfer to

    Bharatpur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri which

    was the political capital of Indias Mughal Empire

    under Akbars reign from 1571 till 1585 and regarded

    as the crowning glory of his architectural legacy.

    On arrival in Bharatpur you will be assisted in

    conecting Jan Shatabdi Express (1548-1800 hrs)

    for Sawai Madhopur.

    Sprawling over a undulating terrain of Aravali and

    Vindhyan ranges, in the heart of Rajasthan, is the

    wilderness of Ranthambore National Park, one of

    the finest Tiger Reserves of India. Formerly the

    hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it was

    declared a National Park in 1972. Dry deciduous

    forests, lakes, meadows, mountains and forts

    combine to create a park of great beauty, which

    still has a healthy population of tigers. In this

    beautiful setting you can also see leopards, hyena,

    deer, sloth bear, wild boar and jungle cat.

    On arrival you will be met by Luxe India

    representative and will be assisted for check in

    at the hotel.

    Spend two nights at Sawai Madhopur Lodge Hotel.

    Accommodation is in Luxury room on full board

    basis. Game drives included.

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  • >> Day 6 In RanthamboreEarly morning proceed for Game drive and visit

    the National Park. Late morning return to the

    hotel for breakfast.

    Have lunch at the hotel on direct payment basis.

    In the afternoon proceed again for the Game

    drive.

    Evening at your hotel, you will meet up with Mr.

    Fateh Singh Rathore (Subject to his availability

    in city). He was the first, Director of the

    Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve and initiated the

    Project Tiger in Ranthambhore. He lives with

    his family very close to Ranthambhore and still

    involved in one way or another to make their

    contribution towards bringing about a ray of hope

    for the survival of Indian wildlife.

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  • >> Day 7 Ranthambore - JaipurAfter breakfast visit the Ranthambore Fort. The

    fortress of Ranthambore was founded in 944 by

    the Chauhan Rajputs. The fortress commanded a

    strategic location, 700 feet above the surrounding

    plain.

    Later proceed for private road transfer to Jaipur

    (about 04 hours drive). Jaipur is also known as

    the Pink City, because of the terra-cotta-colored

    lime plaster that coats the old part of the citys

    walls, buildings, and temples. The reasons for

    painting the town pink are unknown, some say it

    is because Maharaja Jai Singh IIs being a devotee

    of Lord Shiva and as pink was his favourite.

    The most popular reason is that pink is the

    traditional color of hospitality, and the old part

    of the city was freshly painted and paved with

    pink gravel to warmly welcome Edward VII for

    his visit here in 1876. Today, Jaipur is a thriving

    world class economy that attracts more and more

    multinational enterprises to set up shop here

    than in any other city of prominence in North

    India. On arrival you will be met by Luxe India

    representative and be assisted for check in at the

    hotel. Spend two nights at Taj Rambagh Palace

    Hotel. Accommodation is in Palace room on bed

    & breakfast plan.

    Taj Rambagh Palace Jaipur

    A destination palace resort spread over 47 acres of

    tranquil, landscaped gardens, Rambagh Palace is

    Jaipurs foremost Royal Palace residence. Located

    close to the walled Pink City, spectacular fo