Tigers and The Taj Mahal Tour

  • Tour Duration
    10 Nights / 11 Days
  • Places Covered
    Delhi(2) > Dudhwa National Park(3) > Agra(2) > Corbett(3)

An 11-day Tigers and the Taj Mahal tour includes safari covering two of North India's best Tiger Reserves, the Dudhwa National Park and the Jim Corbett National Park. This safari also takes you to India's capital Delhi, a modern cosmopolitan city, and to Agra, the city read more...

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All about tigers and the taj mahal tour

An 11-day Tigers and the Taj Mahal tour includes safari covering two of North India's best Tiger Reserves, the Dudhwa National Park and the Jim Corbett National Park. This safari also takes you to India's capital Delhi, a modern cosmopolitan city, and to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.

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  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi

    Your Tigers and the Taj Mahal tour begins with your arrival at Delhi International Airport. Delhi, the capital city of India is a bustling metropolis with something for everyone. It is home to almost 17 million inhabitants, forts, monuments, modern shopping malls, nightclubs, golf courses, and so much more. A merge of ancient and modern, Delhi truly is India's crown jewel. Consisting of two parts- Old & New Delhi, the city has layers upon layers to explore. 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. 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 In Delhi

    In the morning, post breakfast you are collected from your hotel for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. The tour of Old Delhi includes the Red Fort- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mighty fortress of the Mughals dating to the 17th century, great mosque of Jama Masjid, the main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"). Drive past Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The tour of New Delhi includes the Humayun's Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal, another of the World Heritage sites in India. Drive down the spectacular Rajpath ("the Kingsway,") passing the India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the soldiers,) the President's House, and the House of Parliament. Lastly, visit the Qutub Minar Complex, another World Heritage Sites. Overnight in Delhi.

  3. Day 3 Fly Delhi – Lucknow & Drive to Dudhwa (225 kms/04 hrs)

    This morning you will be met by our representative and escorted from your hotel to airport to board flight for Lucknow. On arrival at Lucknow airport, you will be met by our representative and driven to Dudhwa (225 kms/04 hrs). Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in North India, the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve covers a large area and comprises of 3 National parks, the Dudhwa National Park, which is 600 sq kms, the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary which is 230 sq kms and the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary which is 400 sq kms. The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve extends right up to the India-Nepal Border. One of the finest forests in India, some of the trees in Dudhwa are more than 150 years old and over 70 feet tall. Dudhwa represents one of the few remaining examples of a highly diverse and productive Terai eco-system, and the park supports a large number of endangered species including Tigers, Leopards, Asiatic Black Bears, Sloth Bears, Swamp Deers, One Horned Rhinoceros, Elephants, Cheetals, Hog Deers, Barking Deers, Sambars, Wild Pigs, etc. For bird lovers, the Dudhwa National park has around 400 bird species, and it is a delight for bird watchers. Among the birds to be seen here are Painted Storks, Drongos, Hornbills, Sarus Cranes, Barbets, Minivets, Bee-eaters, several species of Owls and more. One can also spot rare species like the Bengal Florican, and a range of migratory birds that settle here during winters. Upon arrival in Dudhwa, check in to Jaagir Lodge. Jaagir Lodge: Situated just a short distance from the entrance to the Dudhwa National Park. The jungle lodge is a former hunting lodge, built in the 1940s, wonderfully set in 7 acres of forest land. Accommodation at the lodge consists of Luxury Rooms, Luxury Suites, and Luxury Villas, all named after either the animals, birds, and fauna of the region. Leisure facilities at the Tree of Life include a library, swimming pool with an amazing view of the forest behind and Wellness Spa. Overnight in Dudhwa.

  4. Day 4 In Dudhwa

    Early morning and afternoon game safaris into the Dudhwa National Park. Safaris in Dudhwa are conducted using customized Jeeps, and good naturalists are available to acquaint visitors with the flora and fauna. Overnight in Dudhwa.

  5. Day 5 In Dudhwa

    Early morning, visit the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It will take around two hours to reach. You then take a boat to view an amazing variety of birds, crocodiles and there is also the possibility of seeing dolphins. Safaris in to the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (close to Dudhwa) are only recommended between mid November and end March. Safaris in Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary are conducted using customized Jeeps, and good naturalists are available to acquaint visitors with the flora and fauna. Boat safaris in the Girva River are also available in this region of the Dudhwa National Park. Overnight in Dudhwa.

  6. Day 6 Drive Dudhwa - Lucknow (225 kms/ 04 hrs) & Train to Agra

    Early morning visit the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located about an hour's drive from the Tree of Life Dudhwa lodge. The Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary has tall grass lands, and is considered to be a good place to sight the elusive tiger, as well as an amazing variety of deer, birds and sloth bear. Later, drive to Lucknow railway station (225 kms/ 04 hrs) in time to board train for 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 old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabana, a forest that finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. 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 for check-in to Hotel 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.

  7. Day 7 In Agra

    This morning you will be collected for a half day city tour of Agra. Visit The Taj Mahal, one of the ‘wonders of the world’ - a feeling of love. The white-marble mausoleum is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles. Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour also includes a visit to the red-sandstone Agra Fort, seat of the Mughal dynasty in the 16th century, lying 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. This too is a one among the world heritage sites in India. Later, excursion to Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, but mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. The walled city too is one of the heritage sites to be listed as UNESCO. Overnight in Agra.

  8. Day 8 Drive Agra - Corbett (345 kms/ 08 hrs)

    Drive Agra-Corbett (345 kms/ 08 hrs) Corbett: Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand, Corbett is arguably one of the most picturesque National Parks in India and the first in India. Corbett was named in honour of late Jim Corbett, a legendary figure in the conservation history of India who played an important role in helping to create the reserve. The park spans across some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres, and has grown substantially in size, since being declared India's first Project Tiger Reserve in 1973. Corbett National Park: Corbett National Park has more than 50 species of mammals, 585 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles, but the Park is known for its elephants and leopards, even more than its tigers. Many kinds of deer, namely chital (spotted deer), sambar (Indian stag), chinkara (Indian gazelle), pada (hog deer) and muntjac (barking deer) abound in the Park. Tiger sighting is rare, in spite of a lot of alarm calls from monkeys and deer. Elephant herds comprising tuskers, females and calves are commonly seen. Leopard sighting is even rarer than that of the tiger, and these spotted cats confine themselves to the higher reaches of the Park. Other feline species found in the Park are leopard cats, jungle cats, the rare fishing cat, and caracal, to name a few. Sloth bears, wild boars, monkeys, wild dogs, jackals and mountain goats also inhabit the Park. The aquatic reptile population in the Park consists of mugger (Crocodylus palustris) and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) crocodiles, while Indian rock pythons, Russell's vipers, cobras, king cobras and common kraits are some of the snakes found in the Park. Bird life includes parakeets, flycatchers, babblers, cuckoos, robins, bulbuls, Indian and Great Pied hornbills, warblers and finches amongst other rare Himalyan birds. Corbett is also a favourite amongst fishing enthusiasts, with opportunities to fish for the rare Mahseer and Cat fish. Upon arrival check-in to the Corbett Ramganga Resort. Corbett Ramganga Resort: Situated on the northern boundary of famous Corbett National Park, right on the banks of the crystal clear River Ramganga, the resort is spread over 20 acres and facilities available include a full size swimming pool, toddler's pool for kids, indoor games such as table tennis, chess, carom, outdoor games like cricket, football, volley-ball, badminton, tennis (hard court), tug-of-war, library. The biggest attraction of the resort is its fishing facilities - the Ramganga is just right for testing the King of the River - the Mahseer. The biggest catch recorded here is a 6-foot, 76 lbs. Overnight in Corbett.

  9. Day 9 In Corbett

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

  10. Day 10 In Corbett

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

  11. Day 11 Drive Corbett-Delhi (290 Kms/07 hrs)& Depart

    Early morning game safari into the Corbett National Park. Safaris in Corbett are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience. Later drive to Delhi airport (290 Kms/07 hrs) in time to board your flight home.

Price

Start from: USD 2430 Per Person

Domestic airfare: USD 90 Per Person


Accommodation

Cities Accommodations
Delhi
The Claridges
Dudhwa National Park
Jaagir Lodge
Agra
Trident
Corbett
Corbett Ramganga Resort

Important Information

  • Small supplements may apply for travel between 18th November and 03rd December’2020, 20th December'2020 and 05th January'2021 and during the month of February’ 2021.
  • 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 in Delhi and Agra and on Full Board basis (including all meals), in Dudhwa and Corbett as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours / game rides along with a local English Speaking Guide / naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments / parks exactly as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Aircon Executive class train tickets for the sector Lucknow – Agra.
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