Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrival. Namaste! You are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

The capital of India is a true reflection of the old and new of India. We explore Old Delhi, starting with the Red Fort Complex. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex. Next we visit the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. We end our tour with the visit to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. In the evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at hotel. (B/-/D)
***(Red fort is closed on Monday and Chandni Chowk is closed on Sunday)

We start our morning tour with New Delhi and visit Birla House, the Former Residence of Mahatma Gandhi before he was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse on January 30, 1948. Later we visit the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and Humayun's Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, built in 1570. We continue to Qutb Minar and its Monuments. Built in the early 13th century the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high. After the tour of New Delhi we drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, we check in our Hotel. (B/-/D)
***(Birla House is closed on Monday)

We start our day with a visit to one of the most well-known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. We then visit Agra Fort. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. We also visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, the City of Victory was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. We end our tour with a visit to some of the local factories famous for inlay work on marbles and witness the complex art inlaying precious and semiprecious stones on the world famous Marbles for the mines of Makrana. (B/-/D)
***(Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.)

After breakfast we drive to Ranthambore, the former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The rugged terrain and the dense deciduous forests are major features of this national park, which has among the largest and most diverse collection of wildlife species in India.
On arrival in Ranthambore, we check in our hotel. In the afternoon we take a safari through the National Park. On our journey we might see various indigenous animals, such as tiger, nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the Rhesus Macaque and the black-faced Langur. About 150 bird species can be found here including migratory birds that arrive in winter. (B/-/D)

Ranthambore is famous for the famous Royal Bengal Tigers and spotting the big cat in its natural habitat can be an experience. In the morning we take another safari through the park. If we are lucky enough we may be able to spot tigers in their natural environment. After our morning safari, we drive to Jaipur, the rose pink capital of Rajasthan, since most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone. In the evening we enjoy our dinner with a Rajasthani Cultural Dance performance. (B/-/D)

This morning we are treated like the royalty of yesteryear with an elephant ride to Amber Fort, located in a valley formed by a range of Aravallis known as Kalikho hills. We return to Jaipur and experience the art of carpet weaving & block printing. Later we visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art and the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved facade. We also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century that includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The evening is free to enjoy both shopping and the cultural experience in the bazaars. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. (B/-/D)

Today we drive to Delhi. On arrival we are transferred to hotel for Wash & Change. Later we enjoy our farewell dinner. After a memorable journey through incredible India, we are transferred to the airport for our departure home or to our next exciting destination. (B/-/D)
Price is based on twin share.
Small group tour starts and finshes in Delhi
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04 Oct 17 11 Oct 17 $1,405 $650 Inquiry Now
25 Oct 17 01 Nov 17 $1,405 $650 Inquiry Now
29 Nov 17 06 Dec 17 $1,405 $650 Inquiry Now
18 Jan 18 25 Jan 18 $1,405 $650 Inquiry Now
07 Feb 18 14 Feb 18 $1,405 $650 Inquiry Now
18 Apr 18 25 Apr 18 $1,230 $465 Inquiry Now
06 May 18 13 May 18 $1,230 $465 Inquiry Now
09 Aug 18 16 Aug 18 $1,080 $445 Inquiry Now
06 Sep 18 13 Sep 18 $1,080 $445 Inquiry Now
Inclusions
  • Accommodation on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels for 07 Nights
  • Total 15 Meals, including 07 Breakfast, 07 Dinners & 1 Lunch as per the itinerary
  • All sightseeing and transfers by Air- conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fee at the monuments of visit
  • 2 Safaris through Ranthambore National Park
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
  • Services of English Speaking guide for sightseeing
  • Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
  • All presently applicable taxes
Hotel lists
  • Delhi: Vivanta By Taj Dwarka New Delhi
  • Agra: Jaypee Palace
  • Ranthambore: Ranthambore Regency
  • Jaipur: ITC Rajputana - Starwood Luxury Collection