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Golden Triangle & Sunderbans

Duration : 10 Nights - 11 Days
Destination : Delhi - Mathura/Vrindavan - Sikandra - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Kolkata - Sunderbans - Kolkata

01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Welcome at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and feedback about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour of the sightseeing of the city; otherwise take the rest and overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour to explore the historic city, firstly visiting Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated. Later in you opt cycle rickshaw ride past through the bustling and colorful bazaar of Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), the regal residence of British rulers, a palace built for British Viceroys. India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by wealthiest Birla family. Humayun's Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai's Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening witness the light and sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.

03 Day: Delhi - Mathura/Vrindavan - Sikandra - Agra (210 kms: 4 hrs)
Today morning check out and drive to Agra, the city of world famous Taj Mahal. Enroute you may opt to stop over at Mathura- Vrindavan, the birth palace of Lord Krishna, to visit some of notable temples Bankey Bihari and Iskcon. Later continue to drive to Agra, on the way visit at 'Sikandra, a marvelous mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar, spectacularly designed structure of Hindu and Muslim architecture, afterwards proceed to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel, after relaxation. Later start the tour of visiting the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjehan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. Later return to the hotel the hotel for overnight stay.

04 Day: Agra
Early morning visit world's most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its' fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues to visit Agra Fort,was built in 1576 AD., by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj where from Emperor Shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious Aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of Agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his loveliest wife was cremated.

05 Day: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (240 kms: 5 - 6 hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive pink city Jaipur. Enroute stop over at Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of the Mughal kingdom, built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who blessed birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important structure here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane e Khas; Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, one of the largest and tallest gateways in the world. In the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, Jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: Jaipur
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in 15th Centaury by Rajput King Man Singh, later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, which is nearby to Amber fort. Later drive back to the main city to visit imperial 'City Palace', a miraculous places to witness the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Distinguishing Jantar Mantar innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh, he built 5 observatories, and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Visiting splendid Hawa Mahal, also known 'Palace of Winds' built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. City palace houses both the monuments. The afternoon is for relaxation.

07 Day: Jaipur - Kolkata
Today morning, check out from the hotel and drive to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Kolkata. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. After relaxation visit the High Court Building, built in 1872 and the oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, St. Mary's. The Howrah Bridge, built in 1943 - the bridge is crossed by approximately two million people everyday; the Botanical Gardens, the oldest and largest of their kinds in India; Victoria Memorial: The symbol of Calcutta built between 1906 and 1921 at a cost of Rs. 7.5 million and is a reminder of the might of British India and has been often compared to Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Kolkata - Sunderbans
8.30 A.M.: Departure from the hotel and drive to Gothkhali jetty (to board the boat ) Refreshments are provided during the journey through rustic Bengal.
11.00 A.M.: Arrival at Gothkhali (Here the road journey ends and the cruise to beautiful Sunderban begins).
11.30 A.M.: Departure by Boat for Dayapur. Tea/Coffee on Boat
1.15 P.M.: Arrival at Sunderban Tiger Camp, Dayapur (The resort is located right opposite the Sunderban Tiger Reserve Forest separated just by River Pitchkhali).
1.30 P.M.: Lunch.
3.30 P.M.: Departure by boat for Sajnekh ali Tiger Project Area for viewing Wild life, Sajnekhali Museum, Mangrove Interpretation Centre & Watch Tower.
5.30 P.M.: Return to Sunderban Tiger Camp.
6.00 P.M.:Evening Tea/Coffee with Snacks. Enjoy a Panoramic View from Watch Tower. Evening Get-Together. Folk Dance by Local Artists/ Wild Life Movie and Bonfire (during winter season only)
9.00 P.M.: Dinner.
Note: Timing may vary depending upon tide.

09 Day: Sunderbans
6: 30/5:30 A.M: Morning Tea.
8.00 A.M.: A thrilling Boat Cruise inside creeks and dense forest (breakfast on boat during cruise) through numerous rivers while visiting Dobanke Watch Tower where the canopy walk inside the forest sends chills down your body (experience the life in which caged animals live in, while getting an all around view of the forest). Also visit the Spotted Deer Rehabilitation Centre. After which we cruise through Matla - Sea Face (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) -Cruising back through the 5 river junction - to Pitchkhali.

1:00 P.M.: Lunch.
4.00 P.M.: Promenade around the Neighbouring villages to interact with the Local Community at a typical Sunderban settlement to understand their local Art, Culture and Way of Life (how man and tiger coexist in such a difficult terrain. In simple words a "Rendezvous with the Rural Bengal."
5:30 P.M.: Evening Tea / Coffee with Snacks, followed by a Folk Dance by Local Artists/Wildlife Movie.
9:00 P.M.: Dinner.
Note: Timing may vary depending upon tide.

10 Day: Sunderbans - Kolkata
6.30 A.M.: Morning Tea.
7.00 A.M.: Visit to Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower and Cruise through Rivers and Narrow Creeks of Pitchkhali- Sarakhkhali-Sudhanokhali- Bonobibi Dharani (narrow creek) and visit the Watch-Tower followed by a cruise around the Islands of the Sunderban Tiger Project Area (Breakfast on Boat during Cruise).
10.00 A.M.: Return to Sunderban Tiger Camp.
11.30 A.M.: Lunch.
12.00 Noon: Departure for Gothkhali by Boat.
3.00 P.M.: Arrival at Gothkhali.
3.30 P.M.: Departure for Kolkata.
6.30 P.M.: Arrival at Kolkata and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Timing may very depending upon tide.

11 Day: Kolkata - Hometown
Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the hotel to board the scheduled flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.

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