Ranthambore and The Golden Triangle

  • Tour Duration
    8 Nights / 9 Days
  • Places Covered
    Delhi(2) > Agra(1) > Ranthambore(3) > Jaipur(2)

A 9-day experience to some of the most famous sites in Northern India, including Ranthambore Tiger Reserve for a Wildlife experience and the Taj Mahal at Agra. The itinerary covers the two major delights of India- wildlife tiger safari and the most popular tourist circu read more...

from US $ 1974

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A 9-day experience to some of the most famous sites in Northern India, including Ranthambore Tiger Reserve for a Wildlife experience and the Taj Mahal at Agra. The itinerary covers the two major delights of India- wildlife tiger safari and the most popular tourist circuit-the Golden Triangle.

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  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Delhi: A bustling metropolis and a city of millions, India's capital is a near-perfect blend of the ancient and the modern. Consisting of two parts Old & New Delhi, it 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

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. The tour starts with a visit to the 17th-century old city includes the massive Mughal fortress, the Red Fort, the great mosque of Jama Masjid, the main street of Old Delhi-the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street") and lastly, Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. 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. Lastly, visit the Qutub Complex- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Evening at leisure to perhaps venture out and discover the city or its many restaurants on your own. Overnight in Delhi.

  3. Day 3 Delhi - Agra (220 kms/4 hrs.)

    This morning you drive to Agra (220kms/4 hrs.). Agra: "The Land of Taj" was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Agra is an old 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. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. Upon arrival check-in at 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. In the afternoon, you are collected for a half-day city tour of 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 monuments ever built for love. Time spent at the Taj Mahal will always remain in your memory, as one of the best memories of your Indian holiday. Your tour also includes a visit to the Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal dynasty in the 16th century, lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of town. The red sandstone fortress was built by Akbar over the years of 1565-1573 and now has the status of a World Heritage Site. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Agra.

  4. Day 4 Agra - Ranthambore (290 kms/06 hrs.)

    This morning you drive to Ranthambore (290 kms/06 hrs.) visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Often called the ghost city, it is one of the most spectacular world heritage sites in India. Built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, the entire town was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. Later continue your drive to Ranthambore. 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 ideal for wildlife photography. Upon arrival check-in at Nahargarh. Nahargarh: The impressive Nahargarh Ranthambore is a royal retreat at the Ranthambore National Park. The palace hotel finds mention among the best heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The accommodations are meant for royal pampering as they are a careful mix of modern amenities and lavish Indian furnishings. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves mouth-watering Indian dishes as well as international cuisine. Bar, reading cum hall, lounge, and other facilities add to the thrill of your stay. Overnight in Ranthambore.

  5. Day 5 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.

  6. Day 6 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.

  7. Day 7 Ranthambore - Jaipur (180 kms/3½ hrs.)

    Early morning game safari at Ranthambore National Park. Later drive to the Pink city of Rajasthan - Jaipur (180 kms/3½ hrs.). Jaipur: Jaipur is an exuberance of colour, 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. In fact, Jaipur walled city is one of the UNESCO listed World Heritage SItes in India. 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 royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. 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 at 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.

  8. Day 8 In Jaipur

    This morning you are collected from your hotel for excursion to Amber fort, situated on the outskirts of the city. Here, you are transported back in time today, riding like royalty atop elegantly draped and painted elephants into the high mountain fortress. 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. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, although it is actually little more than a façade. The five-story building was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city. The City Palace, located in the heart of the old city, is a large complex of courtyards, buildings, and gardens, and also houses an interesting museum. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior. Overnight in Jaipur.

  9. Day 9 Jaipur - Delhi Depart

    Morning at leisure until drive to Delhi International airport (265 kms/05 hrs) in time to board flight home.

Price

Start from: USD 1974 Per Person


Accommodation

Cities Accommodations
Delhi
The Claridges
Agra
Trident
Ranthambore
Nahargarh
Jaipur
Jai Mahal Palace

Important Information

  • Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th December'2019 and 05th January'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 Ranthambore, where all meals are included), at the mentioned hotels/ lodge.
  • 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 the monuments / park exactly as mentioned in the Itinerary.
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