Holiday Overview

Amer Fort
Jantar Mantar Observatory (Photo Courtesy: Knowledge Seeker)
Hawa Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Firoze Edassery)
City Palace Jaipur (Photo Courtesy: Miya.m)
The lower tank of the temple
Overview of the temple (Photo Courtesy: China Crisis)
Jaigarh Fort (Photo Courtesy: Matthew Laird Acred)
Amphitheatre at Jawahar Kala Kendra (Photo Courtesy: Sanyambahga)
Jal Mahal (Photo Courtesy: Jal Mahal Project)
Wildlife Safari
Birdwatching in Ranthambhore
Taj Mahal
Amar Singh Gate. Photo Courtesy - Sanyam Bahga
Photo Courtesy: Sanyam Bahga

Agra - Jaipur Break with Ranthambhore is a variant of typical Golden Triangle Itinerary (Delhi - Agra - Jaipur) where guests is looking for a bit of nature centric experience over a touristy and crowded Delhi.


Jaipur(2) - Agra(2) - Ranthambhore(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.
  • Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Proceed to Agra
  • Day-4 Full Day Agra Sightseeing
  • Day-5 Agra - Ranthambhore via Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
  • Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari at Ranthambhore
  • Day-7  Ranthambhore - Jaipur
Sightseeing Summary

Agra - Jama Masjid Agra (1.40 kms), Agra Fort (4.00 kms), Taj Mahal (5.00 kms), Mehtab Bagh (6.00 kms), Sikandara Agra (10.00 kms), Fatehpur Sikri (37.00 kms)

Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory (5.00 kms), Hawa Mahal (5.00 kms), City Palace Jaipur (5.00 kms), Jal Mahal (9.00 kms), Amer Fort (12.00 kms), Mehandipur Balaji Temple (60.00 kms), Abhaneri Stepwells (95.00 kms), Ghushmeshwar Temple (100.00 kms)

Ranthambhore - Wildlife and Birdwatching in Ranthambhore (1.00 kms), Ghushmeshwar Temple (56.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Jaipur Departure - Jaipur
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests can include Delhi as part of the heritage circuit with itinerary starting at Delhi.

  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Ranthambhore -276 kms (7 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Jaipur -180 kms (4.5 hrs)

Jaipur(2) - Agra(2) - Ranthambhore(2) - Jaipur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Jaipur.  Arrive at Jaipur by afternoon. Jaipur is a major destination in Rajasthan visited for its heritage experience. Time permitting guests can enjoy Dinner at Chokhi Dhani Restaurant. (Ethnic Indian Restaurant serving Vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine).

Day-2 Jaipur Sightseeing Proceed for full day sightseeing covering Amer Fort (Elephant ride is possible), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal and City Palace, Jal Mahal, Moti Doongri Temple etc. Evening explore local market for shopping.

Day-3 Proceed to Agra Proceed to Agra (230 kms, 4.5 hours). Agra is a renowned Heritage Destination and home to the Taj Mahal, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Enroute visit Abhaneri Step wells, Mahendipur Balaji Temple and Fatehpur / Sikri (A heritage town 40-50 kms before Agra)

Day-4 Full Day Agra Sightseeing Visit Taj Mahal, one of the original seven wonders of the world and the Monument Agra is renowned for. Early morning is the ideal time to visit Taj Mahal. Later in the day visit Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza. Afternoon excursion to Bharatpur Bird sanctuary (60 kms - 1.5 hours). Take a Bicycle Safari for Bird watching.

Day-5 Agra - Ranthambhore via Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary After breakfast proceed to Ranthambhore (276 kms - 6 hrs). Ranthambhore is a wildlife destination and home to a healthy Tiger Population and Migratory Birds in Winter (Oct - March). The drive is through one of the most rustic areas of Rajasthan offering excellent rural photography opportunities. Reach by late afternoon.

Day-6 Morning and Evening Safari at Ranthambhore Morning and evening Safari in the Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is spread under 100 sq kms and Tiger sighting is frequent. Zone allocation in Ranthambhore is never certain, no. of Jeeps allowed in the park is limited (one is required to book well in advance to avail Jeep Safari) and so Canter safari experience is the next alernative.

Day-7  Ranthambhore - Jaipur Proceed to Jaipur (180 kms - 4.5 hrs). Enroute its possible to Ghushmeshwar Temple before Reaching Jaipur for onward departure.

Detailed Sightseeing

Agra :

  • Jama Masjid Agra - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort, is one of the larger mosques in India and a most visited monument after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

  • Agra Fort - Agra Fort is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take upto an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.

  • Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. Its a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became symbol of love world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original seven wonders of the world.

  • Mehtab Bagh - Mehtab Bagh overlooks The Taj Mahal from otherside of the river and offers excellent views. The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj and the Agra Fort

  • Sikandara Agra - The Tomb of Akbar the Great is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605-1613, set on 119 acres of garden in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra.

  • Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.

Jaipur :

  • Jantar Mantar Observatory - The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built in 18th century. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of few such other built in that period and is considered one of the world heritage site.

  • Hawa Mahal - Hawa Mahal is a unique five-storey building built in 1799 akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah". Its a popular monument to visit for guests arriving at Jaipur for its unique architecture and views around the area.

  • City Palace Jaipur - City Palace is a palace complex in Jaipur which was the seat of the royal family of Jaipur. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum (Sawai Mansingh Museum) but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings.

  • Jal Mahal - Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Number of birds seen around the lake makes it a good place for a bird watcher to arrive in winter.

  • Amer Fort - Amer Fort is located in Amer, 12 kilometres from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions of Jaipur, located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built in 18th century and is known for its artistic style. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. The fort is a must for its different areas, its spread over 4 levels and its aesthetic ambiance. The areas comprise Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. There is also a stepwell nearby that could be an interesting visit for any traveller.

  • Mehandipur Balaji Temple - Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa is a Lord Hanuman Temple and renowned pilgrim centre at 60 kms from Jaipur, just off Agra Road.

  • Abhaneri Stepwells - Abhaneri is a village at 95 kms from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road and home to Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple. Abhaneri is a popular stopr for travellers on Jaipur - Agra route on the Golden Triangle circuit.

  • Ghushmeshwar Temple - Ghushmeshwar Shiva Temple is a major pilgrim centre at 100 kms from Jaipur near Tonk, believed by many as the 12th Jyotirlinga Temple.

Ranthambhore :

  • Wildlife and Birdwatching in Ranthambhore - Ranthambhore is most visited park of Rajasthan. Its a relatively smaller park spread over 90 sq kms and accessed from Sawai Madhopur Station (12 kms) or Jaipur (180 kms). Ranthambore is best known for its large tiger population. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. Sightings are Average for Tigers and Average to Good for other Mammals. Besides tigers, the reserve has bird population with more than 270 different species of birds.

  • Ghushmeshwar Temple - Ghushmeshwar Shiva Temple is a major pilgrim centre at 100 kms from Jaipur near Tonk, believed by many as the 12th Jyotirlinga Temple.

Destination Overview

Jaipur - Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and one of the major tourist destinations of India and part of the famed “Golden Triangle” itinerary route along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur has now evolved into a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.

Ranthambhore - The Ranthambhore National Park is a tiger reserve and a popular ex-Delhi getaway.

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  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Ranthambhore -276 kms (7 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Jaipur -180 kms (4.5 hrs)

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  • Jaipur to Agra -230 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Agra to Ranthambhore -276 kms (7 hrs)
  • Ranthambhore to Jaipur -180 kms (4.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Ranthambhore offers a Wildlife experience but regular visitors to other Wildlife areas (such as Bandhavgarh) may not find the experience upto the mark. For availing Jeep Safaris very early planning and reservation is recommended. However Bird watching at Lakes and farms around Ranthambhore (e.g. Surval Lake) is excellent during Winter when migratory birds arrive. Guests with interests in bird watching could focus more on safaris around Ranthambhore than inside the park safaris.

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