London - Delhi
Depart London for Flight to Delhi
Arrive New Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel, assist you in check in at the hotel, handover and explain all travel related documents. In the afternoon visit Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India; India Gate – A War Memorial Arch. Also drive past the President’s house, Parliament house, Government secretariat buildings and Connaught place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping center.
Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for the half day city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour in Chandni Chowk- the silver street of old Delhi bustling with activity. Afternoon drive to Jaipur 275kms / 5 hrs drive. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
This morning you will drive 11kms in the outskirts of the city to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. In the afternoon visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enamelled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir-hunting in the evening.
Jaipur - Ranthambhore
Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambore, 180kms, 3 hours drive. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Lunch at the resort. Afternoon game drive to the National Park in an open vehicle. Dinner and overnight at Resort
Morning & Evening drives in the park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort. Overnight in Ranthambore. With an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the day. Ranthambore: Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness. During the day visit a local village followed by a camel ride. In the evening at the resort, Rajasthani folk dance followed by bar be que dinner. Overnight at the Resort.
Morning & Evening drives in the park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort During the day our specially designed itinerary let you visit the famous Ranthambhore Fort, A declared world heritage site. Just steal few hours from your day to travel 5 kms from the resorts and visit the only one hideous fort as it not visible from a distance. The gifted Fort is a massive enclave and builds a quite high altitude of 700 feet from the ground. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Sawai Madho Singh Ist of Jaipur in 1754 AD and since then it was maintained as the royal hunting preserve and has 3 manmade lakes in it. Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh were part of the Royal Hunting, who stayed here. Overnight at the Resort in Ranthambhore
Ranthambhore – Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra through the country side to visiting the ancient abandoned Moghul capita, FATEHPUR SIKRI. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar's spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here. On arrival check into the hotel. Later proceed for visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. Overnight in Agra
Agra – New Delhi + Flight to Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Early morning sunrise visit to the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The greatest monument of love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, by skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers, who worked for 17 years to build this edifice. The marble was brought from Makrana, near Jodhpur and precious stones of onyx, amethyst, malachite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jade, crystal and mother of pearl were carried to Agra from Persia, Russia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean. [The Taj is closed on Friday]. Back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, at 0900 hrs drive back to New Delhi 220 kms 4-5 hrs drive Lunch on way to New Delhi to board a flight to Colombo at 1835 hrs to arrive Colombo at 2210 hrs. Welcome to Sri Lanka! On arrival at Colombo airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel, assist you in check in at the hotel, handover and explain all travel related documents Note: It is unwise to say or do anything disrespectful to Buddha in Sri Lanka. Inappropriate act may cause deportation or denial of entry.
Colombo – Yala National Park
Morning after breakfast drive to Yala National Park through the country side and villages. On arrival check into the resort. Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. though Yala spreads over an area of 1260 square kilometers, The park consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public, and also adjoining parks only one fifth of the area is open to the visitors. Four-fifths of the park is designated a Strict Natural Reserve. Adjoining the eastern border of the park is Yala East National Park (Kumana). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Yala National Park
Morning after breakfast jeep safari to Yala National Park. The safari usually takes 4 to 5 hours depending on weather and your own interest. Yala is an ideal place to spot the “big four” of Sri Lankan wildlife, the elephants, the sloth bear, the illusive leopard and the wild buffalo, the unsung denizen of the park, if nothing else dangerous to the extreme. The roaming elephant herds can be easily seen during dry spells at the small scale reservoirs like Butuwe (derived from the word “Wana Butewa”) and Mahaseelawa while Uraniya is best known for its aquatic avifauna, wild buffalo, mugger or mash crocodile & salt water crocodiles. The black sloth bear is more difficult to spot as it’s more of a solitary animal of nocturnal habits and sightings tend to be a seasonal occurrence. Again afternoon jeep safari to the national park. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Yala National Park - Marissa
Morning game drive to the Yala national park and later proceed to Mirissa, a quickly developing crescent of beach located in the Southern tip of Sri Lanka. Mirissa and its breathtaking sandy beach pretty much transforms your dreams and visions of a tropical paradise into an everyday reality. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and only about 200 km from the Equator, this secluded crescent shaped beach is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget about all the hussle and bussle of your other life that’s a million miles away. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. Mirissa is the largest fishing port on the south coast and is known for its tuna, mullet, snapper and butterfish and Also well known for Blue whale and dolphin watching locations. Overnight stay at the Resort
Mirissa, Whale Watching
Get up in the early morning and arrive at Mirissa Habour at 6:30AM., when the sun rises and whales start to emerge from beneath the sea. It’s a ninety percent chance of seeing whales if coming in the right season between November to April. But depend on the weather conditions . Back to the resort and afternoon relax at Beach. Overnight stay at Marissa.
Colombo - London
Morning free for leisure activities and later transfer to international airport to board a flight back home.
We will spend most of the morning driving southeast to Tsavo National Park. We’ll stop at Hunter’s Lodge for lunch and a visit with a bustling colony of African Golden Weavers and we may get great photographs of the resident Giant Kingfisher. In the afternoon we’ll drive to Sagala Lodge where we hope to find species like Scaly Chatterer, Bare-eyed Thrush, Spotted Eagle Owl and a variety of Whydahs and Widowbirds.
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
- If under any medication, enough stock