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Bird Safari and Golden Triangle

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Bird Safari and Golden Triangle

$2150

per person

Experience the “true” nature of India — Journey to small rural villages, visit amazing historical Hindu and Islamic temples, forts, palaces and the most magnificent shrine for a lost love, the Taj Mahal and one of the world’s most famous bird sanctuaries, Keoladeo Ghana National.

Keoladeo is a bird sanctuary that attracts many dramatic shapes and colorful migrant birds from Siberia to South India and also wildlife like deer, antelope and boar.

Join our rank of birdwatchers for an easy rewarding bird safari!

🎃 Halloween Treat!
Book your ‘Bird Safari and Golden Triangle’ Tour by 10/31/2017 to qualify for a $100 discount 🎃 

 

Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Abhaneri  & Agra

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Up at Delhi

Day 2: Delhi | Humayun’s Tomb , Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride

Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur | Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Cotton Bazaar

Day 4: Jaipur | Amber Fort, Step Well near Kheri Gate, Jal Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, City Palace

Day 5: Jaipur – Abhaneri – Bharatpur | Chand Baori, Rural India, Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Day 6: Bharatpur – Agra | Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh

Day 7: Agra – Delhi

 

HOTELS

Destination Hotels Rating
Delhi Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar/The Piccadily ★★★★
Jaipur Alsisar Haveli ★★★★
Bharatpur Laxmi Vilas Palace ★★★★
Agra Utkarsh Vilas ★★★★

Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Hotel check-in time is 2 pm and check out at 12 noon.

 

INCLUSIONS

‣ Bharatpur Rickshaw Ride

‣ Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride

‣ Jeep Ride in Jaipur to visit Amber Fort (or request an Elephant Ride during reservation)

‣  Welcome Dinner

‣ Airport Transfers

‣ Traditional Garlanding Welcome with Welcome Kit

‣ Hotel Accommodations

‣ Daily Breakfast and All Meals (See tour plan for more details)

‣ English-speaking Local Guide

‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

 

 

1

Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel for the remainder of the day or explore this bustling capital city on your own.
2

Delhi | Humayun’s Tomb , Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride

Delhi is the capital of modern India and it has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
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 photos of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album.
Experience busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Followed by our group Namaste dinner.
Breakfast     Lunch     Welcome Dinner
3

Delhi – Jaipur | Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Cotton Bazaar

Today we drive to Jaipur.
Our first visit is 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.
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.
Later we visit a cotton weaving house for a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before arriving Jaipur.
Jaipur is affectionately known as the Pink City because Maharaja Ram Singh had all the Old City painted it a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). It is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. Watch out for snake charmers here!
Breakfast    Lunch     Dinner
4

Jaipur | Amber Fort, Step Well near Kheri Gate, Jal Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, City Palace

We travel to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains below, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples. Reaching its summit by jeep where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds.
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.
On our way, enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
Continue to Sheesh Mahal, "Palace of Mirrors" which takes its name from the reflective glass tiles that embellish its interior.
Later this afternoon we enjoy a tour of the City Palace.  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).
Breakfast    Lunch     Dinner
5

Jaipur - Abhaneri – Bharatpur | Chand Baori, Rural India, Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Departing Jaipur we stop in the village of Abhaneri to see Chand Baori, which is the largest and deepest step well in the world. This incredible well has a staggering 3500 steps and is 13 stories deep.
Hotel check-in at Bharatpur and freshen up before we visit 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. We’ll enjoy a leisurely bicycle rickshaw ride through the park looking for migratory birds and other wildlife. Take a leisurely walk to enjoy the sights and inhabitants of this park.
Breakfast    Lunch     Dinner
6

Bharatpur – Agra | Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh

En route to Agra, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former imperial capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has been deserted for more than four centuries, by all accounts abandoned in 1600 due to a meagre supply of water.
In Agra, we visit 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 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.
Tour 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!
Breakfast    Lunch     Dinner
7

Agra – Delhi (DEL)

After breakfast, we return to Delhi International airport. The tour comes to an end. To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart at 4 pm (or later) from Delhi.
Breakfast

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DATES & PRICING
DEPARTURE DATE DBL OCC SGL OCC AVAILABILITY
Weekly Departures, Monday Oct 9 to Dec 15, 2017 $2,150 $2,740 Yes
Weekly Departures, Monday Jan 15 to Mar 31, 2018 $2,150 $2,740 Yes
Special Departure Dates on Request* DBL OCC: Price per person with double occupancy sharing a room in US Dollars. SGL OCC: Price per person with single occupancy room in US Dollars. Total price = relevant per person price, plus any selected add-ons.
Private tours and single-person tours are available with nominal supplement price, call for details. Discount is available for a group of 10 or more, call for details.   Prices include all currently applicable taxes.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON
  • ‣ Kingdome of Dream Show, Delhi    CALL FOR PRICE
  • ‣ Bollywood Dance Lesson, Delhi     CALL FOR PRICE
  • ‣ Private car with Chauffeur – Half Day        CALL FOR PRICE
  • ‣ Pre-trip or post-trip hotel accommodations     CALL FOR PRICE
EXCLUSIONS
  • ‣ Any travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations made 60 days or more before departure.  The deposit consists of the items below.
  • ‣ $500.00
  • ‣ Selected add-on cultural performances