Bird Safari & Golden Triangle
India’s rich natural landscape has long been the refuge for birds from all over Asia. This tour focuses on the most popular destinations to India with one full-day dedicated for the “true” nature of India as you join our rank of birdwatchers for an easy and rewarding bird safari!
Visit one of the world’s most famous bird sanctuaries, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. In addition, we will also tour the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This is one of the essential India tours for anyone looking to visit the most iconic destinations and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. You’ll also see amazing historical Hindu and Islamic temples, ancient forts, beautiful palaces and the magnificent Taj Mahal!
8 Days, 7 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur (Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary), Abhaneri, Jaipur
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR
Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)
Delhi | Humayun Tomb , Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride
Let’s tour Humayun’s Tomb - one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and best example of Mughal architecture in India, Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower, and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. As we travel through both Old and New Delhi, don’t forget to add photographs of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album.
Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Followed by our group Namaste dinner.
Breakfast Welcome Dinner
Delhi – Agra | Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal
Our first stop here is the the Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb that is a Mughal era mausoleum, often described as a "jewel box" or the "Baby Tāj". This tomb has often been regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.
Later we visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. The Taj Mahal is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Taj!
Agra - Bharatpur | Taj Mahal Sunrise, Agra Fort, Marble Inlay Crafts
After breakfast, our next stop is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. This is our chance to size up the Itmad-ud-Daula tomb that is a Mughal era mausoleum, often described as a "jewel box" or the "Baby Tāj". This tomb has often been regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.
Later we visit marble Inlay workshop run by local craftsmen who maintains the Taj mahal.
We then travel to Braratpur.
Bharatpur | Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Your knowledge guide will lead you in an early morning and an evening bird viewing. The park is also home to deer, antelope and boar, which can be readily spotted. Take a leisurely walk to enjoy the sights and inhabitants of this park. Who in our group will be the champion ‘shutter shooter’?
Bharatpur - Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri Step Well, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Cooking Demo
Marvel at an AD800-AD900 century step well, Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri. The structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible in the dessert state. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface. It was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat. One side of the well has a pavilion and resting room for the royals. Chand Baori has been used as filming locations including Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Visit Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest of five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the early 18th century.
We proceed for a photo op at Hawa Mahal, a palace so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while remaining unseen from the outside.
Continue to City Palace that is an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. It was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), Mubarak Mahal (housing a textile museum), Diwan-e-Khas (or Hall of Private audience housing the two largest silver vessels in the world), the Diwan-e-Aam ( or Hall of Public Audience) and the gateway Ridhi Sidhi Pol (with four small doorways decorated with motifs depicting the four seasons).
Later we have a Cooking Demonstration with local flavors & styles followed by dinner.
Breakfast Cooking Demo & Dinner
Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Choki Dhani
Continue to Sheesh Mahal, "Palace of Mirrors" which takes its name from the reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.
On our way, enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
The remainder of the afternoon is free to relax or walk around the local bazzar.
Spend the evening at Chokhi Dhani (a Rajasthani cultural village) to enjoy traditional performances of dancers & acrobats, snack stalls, paintings, costumes and tasty Rajasthani thali cuisine at this Rajasthani cultural village.
Breakfast Chokhi Dhani & Dinner
Jaipur – Jaipur Airport (JAI)
The tour comes to an end. To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart in the afternoon or evening or 8 pm (or later) from your departing international airport. Bon voyage!
Private Tour Dates & PricingDaily departures except Wednesdays.
|Departure Date||2 Persons *||3 Persons **||4 Persons *||6 Persons *|
|Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2019||$3,285||$3,060||$3,045||$2,840|
|Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2020||$3,450||$3,215||$3,195||$2,980|
Booking Your FlightWe can find the best flights and airfares for your tour. Buying your own air tickets? No problem.
- ‣ 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
- ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
- ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
- ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
- ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments
- ‣ Welcome Dinner
- ‣ Cooking Demonstration
- ‣ Chokhi Dhani Evening and Dinner
- ‣ Jeep Ride in Jaipur to visit Amber Fort (or request an Elephant Ride during reservation)
- ‣ Travel Insurance
- ‣ Medical Expenses
- ‣ Visa Fees
- ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
- ‣ Gratuities
- ‣ Laundry Service
- ‣ Telephone Calls
- ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
- ‣ All the other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions