Agra - Ranthambore
This morning you will visit the stunning Taj Mahal at Sunrise. The Taj Mahal is a monument of love built by Shah Jehan in 1630 for his Queen, Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. For twenty two years 20,000 men laboured day and night to build this masterpiece, which has held the world awe struck ever since. The Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world.
After breakfast, you will be driven for an hour to the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after fifteen years due to a scarcity of water. Here you will see the city's many graceful buildings, which include the Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti and the Panch Mahal.
Later drive for 30 minutes to Bharatpur railway station to board train to Sawai Madhopur.
On arrival you will be driven to your accommodation - the stunning Sher Bagh in the beautiful Ranthambore National Park. It is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India and is spread over an area of 400sq km of dry, deciduous forest. The former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur is a major wildlife tourist spot which attracts many wildlife experts and photographers and lovers.
Ranthambhore was established as the Game Sanctuary in 1955 and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Although there is a rich wildlife here, the park is famous for its tigers and is considered one of the best locations to spot the majestic predators in its natural habitat. Other animals include spotted deer, Nilgai, Sambar Deer, sloth bear, hyena, jackals, leopards, langur monkeys, marsh crocodile and a variety of birds. The terrain is beautiful with lakes, rocky outcrops, and ruins of the 10th Century Ranthambore Fort.
Sher Bagh (Luxury Tent)