Taj and Tigers

Duration: 8 days
Destination: India, DL, New Delhi
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  • 8 days
  • New Delhi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

India is an ancient land of mystery, palaces and kings, romance and intrigue, nobility and grandeur. A mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. India, with its diverse wildlife, remains one of the finest places in the world to photograph wild tigers in the heart of its most colourful state, Rajasthan. See the magic of India during this incredible eight-day tour beginning and ending in Delhi.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Delhi: Old and New Delhi come to life during visits to the Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar and the grandiose colonial district
Agra: Behold the love poem written in stone that is the Taj Mahal and explore the city’s imposing Red Fort
Ranthambore National Park: Keep an eye out for sambar deer, birds, eagles, crocodiles and the elusive Bengal tiger
Jaipur: Admire the amazing Amber Fort, visit the dazzling City Palace and see the romantic Palace of the Winds

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL DELHI

Pass By: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport with meet and greet by a representative followed by transfer to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour manager. Delhi is a bustling metropolis where the past and the present merge, and where the Old and the New cities define the capital’s cultural and architectural heritage.
Overnight in Delhi

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel = Country Inn & Suites, NH8 or similar 3*
Superior Hotel = Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar 5*

Day 2: DELHI

Pass By: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 579, Main Chhatarpur Rd, Shahoorpur Extension, Sat Bari, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
After breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi seeing the largest monument of Old Delhi, the imposing Red Fort, built in red sandstone (photo stop from outside, entrance not included). The walls of the massive Red Fort rise a daunting 33 metres (108 ft) above the bustle of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power of former emperors. Very near the fort is the 17th-century Jama Masjid (‘Friday Mosque’), the largest mosque in India. Walk through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk, to experience the hustle and bustle of a crowded oriental bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation. In New Delhi, visit the India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to the President House, flanked by the houses of Parliament, the Secretariat building, the Birla Temple and Lotus Temple.
Overnight in Delhi .

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel = Country Inn & Suites, NH8 or similar 3*
Superior Hotel = Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar or similar 5*

Day 3: DELHI – AGRA (210km – 3.5 hrs)

Pass By: Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Agra, 54, Taj Rd, Near Phol Syed Crossing, Agra Cantt, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, driving southwards to Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna. Check-in on arrival. Agra rose to fame in the 17th century as the capital of the Mughal Empire and was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. In modern times, the city houses a thriving crafts industry, including marble inlay work and carpets. In the afternoon, go out on a sightseeing tour of Agra, which includes the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-17th century by the heartbroken Shah Jahan following the death in childbirth of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, this mausoleum is an eternal love poem written in stone. During the visit, admire the intricacy of the work of the 20,000 craftsmen who were brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy to build this astonishing monument. (Closed on Fridays)
Overnight in Agra.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Clarks Shiraz or similar 5*
Superior Hotel Category = Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar 5*

Day 4: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – BHARATPUR – SAWAI MADHOPUR (4.5 hrs total by road and rail)

Pass By: The Pugmark ( a Wildlife Resort), Village Khilchipur,Ranthambore,, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
After breakfast at the hotel, depart by road to Bharatpur to board the Jan Shatabdi Express train to Sawai Madhopur , arriving late afternoon to the gateway to the famous Ranthambore National Park. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Ranthambore National Park is a prime example of the Project Tiger conservation project’s success, as it is renowned for its tiger population. Dinner included
Overnight in Sawai Madhopur

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = The Pugmark or similar 3*
Superior Hotel Category = Tiger Den Resort or similar 4*

Day 5: RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Pass By: The Pugmark ( a Wildlife Resort), Village Khilchipur,Ranthambore,, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001, India
Explore Ranthambore National Park on a canter safari after breakfast at the hotel. Ranthambore is located in what was originally the private hunting ground of the maharajas of Jaipur. The park features a varied geography of forested hills, sweeping grasslands and lakes, all under the shadow of the ruins of the hilltop Ranthambore Fort, more than 200 metres above the surrounding plain. The park’s Bengal tigers are renowned for being fearless and roaming the park during the day. Other residents include leopards, striped Hyenas, sambar and chital deer, jackals, sloth bears, wild boars and more. Break for lunch and return to the park in the afternoon for yet more animal sightings. After, return to the hotel. Lunch & Dinner included
Overnight in Ranthambore

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Lunch
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = The Pugmark or similar 3*
Superior Hotel Category = Tiger Den Resort or similar 4*

Day 6: SAWAI MADHOPUR – JAIPUR (185 km – 4.5 hrs)

Pass By: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Amer Rd, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028, India
Depart for Jaipur after breakfast at the hotel, arriving in the ‘Pink City’, as it is popularly known, at about lunchtime. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = KK Royal Days or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Indana Jaipur or similar 5*

Day 7: JAIPUR

Pass By: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Amer Rd, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028, India
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a morning tour of Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort’s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples, and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by Sheesh Mahal, a room with all the four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Admire the frescoes of the Ganesh Pol gate and the colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam.
Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within, such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. Also of interest is the Armoury Museum, which houses an impressive collection of antique weapons such as blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers, which belonged the royals.
Then, make a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds (photo stop) and the famous Johari bazaar famous for its jewels and saris, the Tripolia bazaar with bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware, the Bapu bazaar renowned for its perfumes and textiles, and Chandpol bazaar for pottery and bracelets.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = KK Royal Days or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Indana Jaipur or similar 5*

Day 8: JAIPUR – DEPARTURE DELHI (265km – 6 hrs)

Pass By: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Delhi and transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.
Breakfast included.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Train from Bharatpur to Sawai Madhopur
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES. All monuments and parks as indicated:
  • - Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, New Delhi tour, Lotus Temple in Delhi
  • - Morning and afternoon canter safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • - Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, Jaipur bazaar.
  • Meet & Greet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Welcome briefing session with the tour manager on day 1

Exclusions
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Optional excursions suggested in the itinerary.
  • Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable
  • Tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff
  • Any service not listed above
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice
  • Drop off at Indira Gandhi international Airport by late afternoon (around 3 pm or 4 pm)
  • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in India. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Airport

Voucher info

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Duration

8 days

Package is not cancellable.

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