India's Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore

  • 10 Days

  • Northern India

  • Active pace

An Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, an amber sun on Taj Mahal white marble, a tiger stalking on a desert-scrub safari: just a handful of perfect moments on this captivating Indian odyssey.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 02nd April 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Overview

An Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, an amber sun on Taj Mahal white marble, a tiger stalking on a desert-scrub safari: just a handful of perfect moments on this captivating Indian odyssey.

At a glance

  • Delhi Climb aboard a cycle rickshaw and experience the stirring clamour of Old Delhi.
  • Taj Mahal Visit Agra’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Jaipur Wander the peaceful temple gardens and opulent state rooms of the Amber Fort.
  • Ranthambore National Park Search for Bengal tigers on a two-day safari.

Extensions

  • 3 Night Shimla & Dehli experience
  • 7 Night Goa beach stay
  • 6 Night Nepal Tour (2018)
  • Combine this tour with Discover Southern India and Kerala (2018)

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

 

Day 1

Depart UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Arrive Delhi

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening meet your tour director for a welcome dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Delhi

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a cycle rickshaw ride. Drive past Red Fort, visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid mosque and experience a walk in the alleys of Chandni Chowk. Also included is a visit to the ancient stepwell Agrasen ki Baoli, the step well of Agrasen ki Baoli has 103 steps with a series of carved chambers and passages. Also see Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House & Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Delhi - Agra

Leave Delhi for Agra and later visit Agra Fort and the unforgettable Taj Mahal at sunset. Also witness the intricate art of the 350 year old of Pietre Dura or marble inlay work.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

En-route to Jaipur stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned ghost town. Wander around the elegant courtyards, sandstone palaces and victory gate of this eerie city. Later, visit the ancient step wells in Abhaneri before arriving in Jaipur, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Jaipur

Today, visit the stunning Amber Fort. Also known as 'Sleeping beauty of Rajasthan'. This legendary fortress palace hides a rich and elaborate interior. Also see the Anokhi Museum of Hand block printing, City Palace museum followed by time at the local bazaars. Enjoy a visit to taste the local confectionery at a heritage sweetshop. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park

Your tiger adventure starts today as you drive to Ranthambore National Park. Fringed by rocky escarpments, the lush forests and dusty scrubland of Ranthambore is home to its famous tigers, and is the only place in Rajasthan where they can be seen in the wild. On arrival leave your footprint as you plant a tree. This afternoon is the first of the Safari tours in search of the tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Ranthambore

Enjoy a morning Safari tour in Ranthambore National Park to see the protected tigers. The tigers in the park are famous for being seen during the day due to their lack of fear of human presence in jeeps. Other wildlife that might be seen are Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bears and Indian Wild Boar. After lunch experience an afternoon safari in search of the Tigers of Ranthambore. Also included is a visit to a centre working towards women's empowerment. See the village community in Ranthambore and their local craftsmanship.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Ranthambore - Delhi (by Train)

In the morning, transfer to the Railway Station for the train journey to Delhi. Travel on the train in tourist class. On arrival transfer to the hotel in Gurgaon. This evening why not enjoy an optional cinematic theatre show and dinner at the Kingdom of Dreams?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Delhi - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Delhi:Picadilly or Radisson Blu
  • Agra:Jaypee Palace or Radisson
  • Jaipur: Holiday Inn City Centre
  • Ranthambore:Ranthambore Regency
  • Gurgaon/Delhi: Country Inn & Suites

Notes

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard

Day 6: Anokhi Museum visit is subject to opening times. 

Day 9: Optional Cinematic theatre show and dinner at the Kingdom of Dreams is subject to opening times. 

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