Tigers & The Taj
Cross paths with some of India’s most majestic creatures and experience India’s deep cultural heritage as you embark on this perfectly paced tour to see the most popular travel destinations in India. Enjoy some of India’s most scenic wildlife adventures and spot a rich diversity of the Bengal tigers, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and an abundance of birdlife in their natural habitat.
Explore the desert life style in a Rajasthan culture village and walk into the deepest step well in the world.
Witness firsthand the culture of Indian, Mughal empires and the British Raj with heritage journeys through Hindu and Islamic temples, forts, grand palaces and the most magnificent Taj Mahal – a grand monument which took over 22 years to complete.
8 Days, 7 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore & 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 | Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bag
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.
Another must-see, we will view the Taj Mahal from the lesser known, and less crowded, Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) just across the river. Experience a breathtaking photo-op with a fully symmetrical view of the Taj Mahal!
Agra - Ranthambore | Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
One the way we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri (Built between 1569 and 1585), which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and a fascinating place to explore.
We will have a quick photo-op stop at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keoladeo is a bird sanctuary that attracts many species of birds from India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Siberia, China and Tibet. The park is also home to deer, antelope and boar, which can be readily spotted. Who in our group will be the champion ‘shooter’?
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Ranthambore | Wildlife Game Drives
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Ranthambore - Jaipur | Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Cotton Bazaar
On our way, enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
Later we visit a cotton weaving house for a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before we arrive at Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan.
Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Step Well near Kheri Gate, Choki Dhani
Continue to Sheesh Mahal, "Palace of Mirrors" which takes its name from the reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.
And then to 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.
City Palace 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).
Marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole. If we are lucky, there will be bright red dragonflies playing on the glassy surface of the water.
We 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 cusine at this Rajasthani cultural village.
Breakfast Choki Dhani Dinner
Jaipur – Delhi (DEL) | Chand Baori
The tour ends and you reach Delhi International airport by 5 pm. You are advised to schedule your departure flight for 8 pm or later to provide an ample buffer.
Dates & PricingPrivate group, daily departures except Wednesdays.
|Tour Date||2 Persons *||3 Persons **||4 Persons *||6 Persons *|
|Oct 1 to Dec 19, 2018. Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2019||$3,270||$2,690||$2,945||$2,700|
|Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2019||$3,200||$2,640||$2,875||$2,610|
|Oct 1 to Dec 19, 2019. Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2020||$3,435||$2,825||$3,090||$2,835|
|Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2020||$3,360||$2,770||$3,020||$2,740|
* Price per person, based on double occupancy.
** Price per person, based on triple occupancy.
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- ‣ 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
- ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
- ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for more details)
- ‣ Welcome Dinner
- ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
- ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments
- ‣ Wildlife Game Drives
- ‣ Chokhi Dhani Evening and Dinner
- ‣ Jeep Ride in Jaipur to visit Amber Fort (or request an Elephant Ride during reservation)
- ‣ Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride
- ‣ 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