India | Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

8-days | 7-nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

+ 1
DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 899

Amazing Experience

The wildlife of Ranthambore is also a preferred heritage land of India. This 8-day itinerary offers to explore two different themes adventure and heritage. You will get the chance to understand the Indian culture and traditions.

What's Included

Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
3 nights in Delhi at Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity or similar
2 nights in Agra at Crystal Sarovar Premier Hotel or similar
2 nights in Jaipur at Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
3 nights in Dubai at Armada Bluebay or similar
16 meals: 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Excursion to Amber Fort
Jeep ride in Amber Fort
Visit City Palace
Small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
Visit Agra Fort
Visit the iconic the Taj Mahal
Roman Catholic Cemetery visit
Mission of Charity volunteering
Half Day Dubai City Tour
Cross the Dubai Creek by “Water Taxi”
Photo Stop at Burj al Arab
Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $5/night)

Services NOT included

Visa fees for India
All personal expenses such as gratuities, meals, medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, video or camera fee at the monuments and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | Arrive in Delhi

Welcome to India! After clearing customs, immigration formalities, and baggage collection, you will meet our representative who will welcome with a “Mauli ritual”. Mauli is a symbolic cotton thread tied on the wrist and is our traditional way to start the journey at an auspicious note.

You will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

| Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2 | Delhi

Start your guided exploration of Delhi, India’s capital city that sports a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Arrive Old Delhi and ride in a cycle rickshaw (pedi-cabs) through the narrow lanes. The Old City walls wrap around Chandi Chowk, the ancient market that continues to thrive. The energy in the streets is palpable. Local men sit and sip their tea at chai stands. Next visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century and surrounded by multiple entrances that all lead to the apex of the main worshiping deck. You will continue to Raj Ghat, the memorial of Gandhi, built at the site of his cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River. Continue to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Gandhi, built at the site of his cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Later visit the Sikh temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, second most important Sikh shrine in India and learn about the history of this religion. While at the temple, you have the option to volunteer in the community kitchen to prepare and serve food to the visitors (the temple is visited by about a million every day) and if you wish, you can enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch at the temple with the community. Afternoon, drive past India Gate and the Government Secretariat buildings on the way to the Qutab Minar the five-storied victory tower to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India by the first Musim ruler, Qutab-ud-din Aibak.

| Overnight in Delhi
|  Breakfast

DAY 3 | Delhi – Agra

Following breakfast, you will be transferred in a private vehicle to Agra – the city of Taj Mahal.

Once you arrive in Agra, check in for your stay and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Agra was once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna. It was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson, Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century. A world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys, bustling streets and small buggies, Agra retains the irresistible charm that made this the favorite city of the Mughals.

Rest of the day is at your leisure for independent explorations.

| Overnight in Agra
|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Agra - Ranthambore

Morning drive for Ranthambore home to the elusive Bengal Tiger On arrival, check in for your stay. The Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became a national park. But with the commissioning of Project Tiger in 1972, it was included in the project. With the addition of neighbouring Keladevi and Mansingh sanctuaries, the total area of the national park stands at 1,334 sq. km. The tigers of Ranthambhore are among the best documented and most photographed and filmed of any in India. It is also the park where a successful series of projects undertaken by the wildlife conservationists have benefited the surrounding villages through health projects, agricultural assistance and reforestation – all to deflect pressure from this isolated park.

| Overnight in Ranthambore
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Ranthambore

Set off on a canter safari (vehicle will be shared) to experience the first signs of wildlife awakening in the park, with a good chance to spot a tiger! Ranthambore is considered by many to be one of India’s most beautiful national parks because of the picturesque ruins that dot the wildlife park. Encircled by a series of high escarpments, the forests, lakes and dry scrub that make up the park are dotted with old forts and temples, creating a wonderful atmosphere for both bird and mammal viewing amongst a landscape oozing with ancient Rajput history and Rajasthani culture.

Return to the hotel for a late breakfast.

While in Ranthambhore, visit Dhonk a grass root enterprise providing a sustainable livelihood to village communities and ex poacher families through the promotion of local crafts. Spend the morning with the workers and learn their crafts. Afternoon take another round of canter safari (vehicle will be shared) with a naturalist exploring wildlife and biodiversity in the park. The local naturalist will introduce you to the flora and fauna of the park and also teach you to listen and distinguish between different alarms calls of the main prey species of the park: the tiger. Return to the hotel

| Overnight in Ranthambore
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Ranthambore - Jaipur

After a leisurely morning at the hotel, drive to Jaipur, the 18th century capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur – also known as the ‘Pink City’, for the abundance of pink plastered stone used to build its massive forts, magnificent palaces and exquisite temples. The city built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. A young Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city in accordance with Shilp Shastra – an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. There is far more to the city than just its famous monuments and to get a complete experience of Jaipur, uncover the mysteries of the bazaars and visit silversmiths, turban sellers and traditional markets.

Arrive Jaipur and check-in for your stay.

Evening visit the ancient Hindu Birla temple for Aarti (Prayer) ceremony which is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs, and rituals. An essential part of puja for the devotee is making a spiritual connection with the divine. Most often that contact is facilitated through an object: an element of nature, a sculpture, a vessel, a painting, or a print.

| Overnight in Jaipur
|  Breakfast

DAY 7 | Jaipur

Morning visit the imposing Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings.

Next brief photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Its beehive-like structure is interplay of red and pink sandstone, painstakingly outlined with white borders and motifs. Behind this elaborate latticed facade, the cloistered ladies of the court could watch the daily goings-on in the street below.

| Overnight in Jaipur
|  Breakfast

DAY 8 | Jaipur - Delhi – Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast of this memorable trip.  Afternoon drive back to Delhi reaching in-time to connect flight for onward destination.

|  Breakfast

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