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Tigers & The Taj

Tigers & The Taj

$2265

per person

Spot exotic animals and appreciate the magnificent tigers of India. Embark on the history and culture of Indian, Mughal empires and the British Raj! Explore the heritage journey through Hindu and Islamic temples, forts, palaces and the most magnificent shrine for a lost love, the Taj Mahal.

Get started and enjoy one of India’s most scenic nature parks. With a rich diversity of fauna and flora including the Bengal tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, leopard, sloth bear and a myriad of bird life, you don’t want to miss this tour!

8 Days, 7 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore & Jaipur

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Up at Delhi

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

Day 3: Delhi – Agra | Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bag

Day 4: Agra – Ranthambore | Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Day 5: Ranthambore | Wildlife Game Drives

Day 6: Ranthambore – Jaipur | Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Cotton Bazaar

Day 7: Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Step Well near Kheri Gate, Choki Dhani

Day 8: Jaipur – Delhi | Chand Baori

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INCLUSIONS

‣  4-Star Hotel Accommodations

‣  Airport Transfers

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

‣  Traditional Garlanding Welcome

‣  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

    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel for the remainder of the day.
    2

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

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. 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 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 the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Welcome Dinner
    3

    Delhi – Agra | Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bag

    Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Our first stop here 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 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.
    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 the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    4

    Agra - Ranthambore | Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

    Enjoy your breakfast and then drive to Ranthambhore.
    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 the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    5

    Ranthambore | Wildlife Game Drives

    Enjoy two Wildlife Game Drives (early morning and afternoon) in the Ranthambore National Park. The Park sprawls over an estimated 400 sq. km (150 sq. miles). Steep crags embrace a network of lakes and rivers, and on top of one of these hills is the impressive Ranthambhore Fort, built in the 8th century. The national park is peppered with the battlements and spillovers of the Ranthambhore Fort - tigers are said to frequent these ruins! The tigers can be spotted quite often, even during the day. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, the tigers seem quite accustomed to human activity and take the visitors in stride. For its relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast     Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    6

    Ranthambore - Jaipur | Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Cotton Bazaar

    En route to Jaipur, we 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.
    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.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
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    Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Step Well near Kheri Gate, Choki Dhani

    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 on a jeep, we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds.
    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 (Special Village) to enjoy traditional performances of dancers & acrobats, snack stalls, paintings, costumes and tasty Rajasthani thali cusine at this mock Rajasthani village.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Choki Dhani Dinner
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    Jaipur – Delhi (DEL) | Chand Baori

    Traveling to Delhi 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 3,500 steps and is 13 stories deep.
    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.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Dates & Pricing

    Private Tour: Daily departure except Wednesday.
    2 Persons *3 Persons **4 Persons *6 Persons *
    Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2018$2,265$1,685$1,920$1,750
    Oct 1 to Dec 19, 2018$2,415$1,805$2,070$1,845
    Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2019$2,415$1,805$2,070$1,895
     * Price per person in US dollars, double occupancy.
    ** Price per person in US dollars, triple occupancy.
    Solo traveler or larger groups, call for price.
    Prices include all currently applicable taxes. 

    Booking Your Flight

    We can find the best flights and airfares for your tour.
    Buying your own air tickets? No problem.

    Exclusions

    • ‣ 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

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    Hotel Information

    DestinationHotels Rating
    DelhiThe Piccadily★★★★
    AgraHotel Crystal Sarovar★★★★
    RanthambhoreThe Sher Garh★★★★
    JaipurAlsisar Haveli★★★★
     Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.