The Golden Triangle Tour with Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore

  • Tour Duration
    11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Places Covered
    Delhi(1) > Umaria(1) > Bandhavgarh(3) > Khajuraho(1) > Agra(1) > Ranthambore(3) > Jaipur(1)

A twelve-day India tour, including India’s, must-visit Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, along with with the city of Khajuraho, and the two of India’s most famous National park, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore, giving the traveler ample opportunity to see and exper read more...

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All about the golden triangle tour with bandhavgarh and ranthambore

A twelve-day India tour, including India’s, must-visit Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, along with with the city of Khajuraho, and the two of India’s most famous National park, Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore, giving the traveler ample opportunity to see and experience the wildlife in India

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  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi

    Your India wildlife tour begins with your arrival at Delhi International Airport. Delhi: A bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants, is also India's capital. A near-perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, Delhi, consisting of two parts Old & New Delhi, is a city with something for everyone. From Forts and monuments that are almost 500 years old to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, Delhi truly is India's crown jewel. Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange your transfer to the Claridges hotel for check-in. No activity is scheduled today since most of the International flights arrive in India close to midnight only. The Claridges: Located in the heart of the city, The Claridges has been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950s. Set on 3 acres of land, the hotel is a low-rise building with only three floors. It is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping & cultural centers and historical landmarks. The Hotel's facilities include a Swimming Pool, Health Club, and several Bars and Restaurants. Overnight in Delhi.

  2. Day 2 Delhi - Umaria

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for a half day tour of New Delhi. The tour of New Delhi includes the Humayun's Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Drive down the spectacular Rajpath ("the Kingsway,") passing the India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers,) the President's House, and the House of Parliament. Qutab Minar - a Victory tower. Your sightseeing tour is followed by a transfer to Delhi railway station to board the overnight train to Umaria.

  3. Day 3 Umaria - Bandhavgarh (30 kms/45 minutes)

    Upon arrival at Umaria Railway station, you will be met and drive to Bandhavgarh (30 kms/45 minutes), the first of the two National parks that you visit on your India wildlife tour. Bandhavgarh: Bandhavgarh National Park, situated in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, has established a reputation as one of the best places in India to observe Tigers. The 105 square kilometers of park area, open for tourists is reported to have over 25 tigers. Like many Tiger reserves in India, the area was formerly the hunting reserve of a Maharaja and contains much evidence of its royal associations, most spectacular being the ruins of a huge hilltop fort which dominates the center of the reserve. The Sal Forest which predominates in the Park is replaced by mixed forests at the higher elevations in the hills and there are also expanses of grassland and bamboo in the north. The core of the reserve is hilly and dominated by the ancient natural fort which towers to an impressive 800 metres above the forest. The Fort too is worth a visit. Bandhavgarh being an arid region, water is always attractive to wildlife and the presence of pools and streams in the reserve is one of the reasons it is so favoured by both game and predators. Although Tigers are the star attraction at Bandhavgarh the list of other mammals and birds that have made Bandhavgarh their home, is very impressive too. The list of birds includes such species as Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Plum-headed Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and Asian India Safaris Spotted Deer Paradise Flycatcher among a total of over 250 species recorded in the district. Tigers and the more rarely seen Leopards have no shortage of prey in the reserve. The Spotted Deer or Chital is a favorite item on the Tiger menu and several thousand of these delightful deer inhabit the park. Other species found here in varying abundance include; Chinkara, Chowsinga, Wild Boar, Sambar, Muntjac and Nilgai. The Asian Bison or Gaur last sighted as a small herd in 1998, the animal is now conspicuous by its absence since. A closely monitored programme of the reintroduction of the Gaur is planned within a couple of years. A hunting pack of wild dogs may also be seen on occasion. Mammal sightings always require a degree of luck, particularly when the species is essentially nocturnal or reclusive but each outing in the reserve will at least provide a chance to meet one of the rarer inhabitants such as Sloth Bear, Indian fox, Jackal, Wolf, Ratel, Striped Hyenas, Jungle Cat or Indian Pangolin. More predictable are the sounders of Wild Boar rooting among the vegetation, Indian Hares, the lively little Palm Squirrels which seem to be constantly in a state of agitation, and several members of the mongoose tribe. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaques are also plentiful, the former enjoying an elevated view of the forest as they devour their favorite leaves and often the first creature to bark out a warning at the appearance of a Tiger below. Upon arrival in Bandhavgarh, check in to the Tiger Den Resort. Tiger Den: Located less than 500 meters from the entrance of the Bandhavgarh National Park, the Tiger Den is a comfortable jungle lodge, with a well-furnished cottage style accommodation set amidst well-manicured lawns. Facilities here are rather basic, but the resort's management more than makes up for them, with their excellent all-round services and their excellent naturalists. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

  4. Day 4 In Bandhavgarh

    Early morning & evening game safaris into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

  5. Day 5 In Bandhavgarh

    Early morning & evening game safaris into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Overnight in Bandhavgarh.

  6. Day 6 Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho (275 kms/06 hrs)

    Early morning game safari into the Bandhavgarh National Park. Safaris in Bandhavgarh are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Later drive to Khajuraho (275 kms/06 hrs). Khajuraho: Famous for its temples that are India's unique gift to the world, representing, as they do, a tantric way to life, to love, to joy, perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Life, in every form and mood, has been captured in stone, testifying not only to the craftsman's artistry but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose rule the temples were conceived and constructed in the short span of a hundred years, from 950-1050 AD, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Upon arrival in Khajuraho, check in to the Radisson hotel. Radisson Blu Hotel: Just 1km from the famous temples, this is the best place to stay in Khajuraho. An inviting pool, good food, a lively bar, and spacious rooms combine to make a comfortable stay. All rooms are elegantly appointed and offer guest amenities like speakerphones with international direct dialing facility, Internet connectivity, mini-bar, personal safe, channel music, and colour television. Overnight in Khajuraho.

  7. Day 7 Khajuraho - Jhansi (172 kms /3½ hrs.) - Agra

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for half-day city tour of Khajuraho visiting eastern & western group of temples. Afternoon drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi (172 kms /3½ hrs.) to the nearest railway station from Khajuraho, and board train to Agra. Agra: "The Land of Taj" was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. Agra is an ancient city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabana, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. In more recent times Agra came into prominence when Sikandar Lodi made it his capital city in 1501. Later it passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the third emperor "Akbar" that Agra came into its own and later on his grandson "Shah Jehan" ornamented the city with that masterpiece of Mughal architecture - The Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra Railway station, you will be met and escorted to your hotel for check-in to the Trident. Trident: The Trident Agra, is set amidst beautiful gardens and is only a few minutes walk away from the famous Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of the red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, designed around a landscaped central courtyard with a swimming pool and fountains. All rooms are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with modern facilities like a mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, direct dial telephone, data port connectivity, television set with satellite transmission and a personal safe. The hotel features an informal, poolside brasserie and a Bar. The restaurant serves an extensive buffet, and a choice of Continental and Indian cuisine. Overnight in Agra.

  8. Day 8 Agra - Ranthambore (290 kms/06 hrs.)

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for a half-day sightseeing tour Agra visiting The Taj Mahal - a poem, a feeling of love, in white marble, is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. A visit to the Taj Mahal will certainly be remembered by you as a highlight of your India tour. Your tour also includes a visit to the Red Sandstone Agra Fort, seat of the Mughal dynasty in the 16th century, lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years of 1565-1573 and now it is one of the world heritage sites in India inscribed by UNESCO. Your sightseeing tour is followed by a drive to Ranthambore (290 kms/06 hrs.) visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Often called the ghost city as it was abandoned within 13 years of its inaugural. It was built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, and now is an inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later continue your drive to Ranthambore, for your next tryst with the wildlife in India. Ranthambore: The most conveniently located National Park in the North Indian state of Rajasthan, is considered by many to be one of India's most beautiful national parks. The Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger's conservation efforts in Rajasthan. It covers an area of 400 sq km with many steep crags embracing a network of lakes and rivers. Atop one of these hills, the 10th century Ranthambore Fort stands like a silent sentinel. The terrain is a blend of impregnable forests and open bushland. The forest is the typically dry deciduous type with dhok being the most prominent tree. Ranthambore is best known for its tiger population, and tiger sightings are common here. Apart from tigers, the park has its share of panthers, too. Kachida Valley is believed to be the place to sight these rather elusive cats. One can also find marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, and sloth bears apart from Chital, Nilgai, and Chinkara. The avian population comprises of black storks, quails, Bonelli's eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles and painted storks. During the winter months, the park attracts a lot of migratory birds, including a variety of ducks. It is the ideal park for wildlife photography. Upon arrival check-in at the Nahargarh. Nahargarh: The royal palace retreat in the lush forest of Ranthambore is one of the most indulgent properties in Rajasthan. Stay here comprises of delightful accommodation with modern amenities, a spa, Bar and grand courtyards, 3 different swimming pools, an amphitheater called Hathi Kund where the entertainment for the evening is hosted, restaurants serving mouth-watering platters and more. Feel like a royal in the royal land of Ranthambore. Overnight in Ranthambore.

  9. Day 9 In Ranthambore

    Early morning & evening game safaris into the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambhore are organized in jeeps and open-air mini trucks, and local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Overnight in Ranthambore.

  10. Day 10 In Ranthambore

    Early morning & evening game safaris into the Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambhore are organized in jeeps and open-air mini trucks, and local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Overnight in Ranthambore.

  11. Day 11 Jaipur - Ranthambore ( 195 kms/ 3 1/2 hrs.)

    Early morning game safaris into the Ranthambore National Park in jeeps and open-air mini trucks, and local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Later, proceed to Jaipur by road. Early morning game safari at Ranthambore National Park. Safaris in Ranthambhore are organized in jeeps and open-air mini trucks, and local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Later drive to the Pink city of Rajasthan - Jaipur (180 kms/3½ hrs.). Jaipur: Jaipur is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. It's one of India's most well-planned cities, with wide, straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes in a grid system. The great warrior/astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II carefully planned Jaipur's foundation. Laid out in the 18th century, its design followed specifications from an epochal Hindu treatise on architecture. This "Pink City," so-called because its buildings are painted in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs. The walled city of Jaipur is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palaces and forts of yesteryear, once witness to royal processions, now shine amid the splendor of modern monuments, juxtaposition accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of an amazing people. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to the Jai Mahal Palace. Jai Mahal Palace: Set in several acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Jai Mahal Palace was the residence of the former Prime Minister of the state of Jaipur. Now a Deluxe hotel, managed by the Taj Group, the hotel has recently been refurbished and upgraded. Almost all rooms offer breathtaking views of the Moghul gardens or the swimming pool. Excellent service and modern amenities make the Jai Mahal Palace one of the finest hotels in Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.

  12. Day 12 Jaipur - Delhi (265 kms/05 hrs) & Depart

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for excursion to Amber fort, situated on the outskirts of the city. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State until 1728 and inside the fort, you visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and the Temple of Kali. Your sightseeing tour is followed by a drive to Delhi International airport (265 kms/05 hrs) in time to board the flight home.

Price

Start from: USD 2562 Per Person


Accommodation

Cities Accommodations
Delhi
The Claridges
Bandhavgarh
Tiger Den Resort
Khajuraho
Radisson
Agra
Trident
Ranthambore
Nahargarh
Jaipur
Jai Mahal Palace

Important Information

  • Small supplements may apply for travel between 01st November and 15th November’2019, 20th December'2019 and 05th January'2020 and during the month of February’ 2020.
  • All the figures quoted above are net per person in US Dollars.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis (EXCEPT in Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore where all meals are included), at the mentioned hotels/ lodges.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours / game rides along with an English Speaking Guide / naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments / parks exactly as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Aircon II Tier Sleeper class train tickets for the sector Delhi - Umaria
  • Aircon Executive Chair Car train tickets for the sector Jhansi - Agra
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