8 Days Golden Triangle with Tiger Safari

Weather

Climate in India varies greatly, from the arid deserts of Rajasthan to the cool highlands of Assam, allegedly the wettest place on earth. But basically India has a three-season year - the hot, the wet and the cool. The heat starts to build up on the northern plains around February and by April it becomes quite hot. The first signs of the monsoon appear in May, with high humidity, short rainstorms and violent electrical storms. The monsoon rains begin around June in the extreme south and sweep north to cover the whole country by early July. The main monsoon comes from the southwest, but the southeastern coast is affected by the short and surprisingly wet northeastern monsoon, which brings rain from mid-October to the end of December. The main monsoon ends around October, and India's northern cities become crisp at night in December. In the far south, where it never gets cool, the temperatures are comfortably warm rather than hot.

What To Pack
  • Safari Hats
  • Clothing in neutral colors
  • A safari jacket
  • Comfortable safari shoes
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras, Lenses, Memory Cards, Batteries and Lens Cleaner
  • Small bean bag
  • Plug adaptors
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Passport
  • Guide books
  • Your itinerary

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Duration

8 Days & 7 Nights

Departure

Daily Departure.

This Itinerary is 100% Customizable.

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Standard: $ 1,200.00

Luxury: $ 1,420.00

Discover the rich heritage and culture of India and have a date with the royal Bengal tiger in this 8 days itinerary. Here on this tour you will visit Delhi & New Delhi- consists of seven ancient cities. Agra- the Taj city, Ranthambore National park – world famous for tiger sightings located at 480 Km from Delhi and lastly you will visit Jaipur –  worlds first planned city on our Shilpshartra by a Hindu scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in New Delhi

Meet and greet on arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport by The Earth Safari representatives. Thereafter receive a short briefing about your safari which gives you a clear idea on the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After the briefing be driven to your city hotel for check-in.

 

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: None 

Day 2:
New Delhi (Full Day Sightseeing)

Today after breakfast, head on for full day guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. First we will be visit Old Delhi, build by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shanjehan known as Shahjehanabad during Mughal rule.  Here you will  first visit the largest Mosque of Asia Jama Masjid  and there upon enjoy rickshaw ride  through the narrow bylanes of Shahjehanabad , will give you an glimpse of the bygone era, followed by visit to and Red fort build by the same emperor.  Later visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi.  Than have lunch at city restaurant. After Lunch, you visit Humayun Tomb- also called precursor of Taj Mahal, followed by drive through the Luyten Delhi, where you will have glimpse of  British era,  with short stop at India gate, memorial built in the memory of Soldiers who died in First world war. Lastly visit Qutab Minar, the tallest and famous towers in the world, also famous for its architecture, history, design.

 

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3:
New Delhi - Agra

Today, after breakfast, you will be driven to Agra (225Km/ 4hrs). On arrival, head on for full day sightseeing of Agra, include visit to Agra Fort & Taj Mahal.



Agra fort built by Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor in 1565 A.D. later additions Jahangir his son and Shah Jahan his grandson Shah Jahan.. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. It has a total perimeter of 2.4 km and is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone punctuated at regular intervals by bastions. A 9mt. wide and 10mt. deep moat surround
the outer wall. There are number of exquisite building like Moti Masjid-a white marvel mosque akin to a perfect pearl, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khaas, Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Shish Mahal and Musamman or Samman Burj-where Shahjahan was held captive in 1666 A.D.

 

Taj Mahal, completed in 1653 A.D. built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his Queen, Mumtaz. It is India’s most fascinating and beautiful monument, perfectly symmetrical monuments took 22 years (1630-1652) and 20,000 workers, Masons and Jewelers to build. Set amidst landscaped gardens Taj Mahal on the bank of the Yamuna River. It can be observed like a Mirage from the Agra Fort from where Emperor Shah Jahan stared at it, for the last eight years his life as a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb.
Sikandra- the mausoleum of emperor Akbar represent his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative region. Completed in 1613 A.D. by his son Jahangir, it is one of the well preserved monuments. Itmad-ud-Daulah is the tomb of Mirza Ghyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar Court. The Marvel tomb was built by Emperor Jehangir's Queen, Noorjahan, for her father Mirza Ghyas Beg during 1622-1628 A.D.

 

Overnight at the Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4:
Agra - Ranthambore National Park

Today, after breakfast check out from hotel and you will be driven for Ranthambhore National park (295Km/5 ½ hrs approx.). Ranthambore national Park one of the world famous and most renowned national park in Northern India. It is located in the southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 180 km from Jaipur. It covers an area of 1,334 sq km along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones.

 

On arrival at Ranthambhore check in to hotel and after lunch get ready for afternoon safari at 1430 hrs approx.  

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 5 & 6:
Ranthambore National Park

You day starts early morning wake up call and tea before you head on early morning Game drive. Our local naturalists are extremely knowledgeable about park and the tiger movements since they grew up there and spent many years working as a naturalist. Having a couple days ensures tiger sightings and if you are lucky may catch a glimpse of them playing, hunting, sleeping and drinking.  Return late morning to the lodge where the hot breakfast awaits you. Relax in your room or by the pool side a perfect treat for the hot day.  Later after lunch, around 3 pm head on for the afternoon game drive. A treat for every wildlife and nature lover, watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life.

 

Overnight at the Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7:
Ranthambore - Jaipur - Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur (180 Km / 4Hrs), upon arrival, check in to your hotel.

Jaipur the pink city and its pink color associated with hospitality in Rajasthan, spreading out pink carpet for its visitors. Planned by young architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 AD. Laid in a grid system, with straight avenues, roads, streets, lanes cris cross the city with rows of shops on either side of main bazaars arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (Chowkris), based on the principles of “Shilpshastra”, an epochal treatise on Hindu architecture.


On arrival at Jaipur, check in at your hotel and proceed to your half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur city tour visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. The city palace houses museum with superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chased handles, some of them inlaid with enamel and embellished with Jewels and encased in magnificent Scabbards. The art gallery has excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets and rare artifacts. Evening is at leisure.

 

Overnight at Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:
Jaipur - Sightseeing - Delhi - Departure

Today after an early breakfast, check out from your hotel and head on for an excursion to Amber fort. The former capital has a beautiful complex of palaces, halls, gardens and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over a period of about two centuries. It emerges from the placid waters of Mootha Lake and is approachable only through steep path. Enjoy short Elephant ride to reach the fort located on the hill.


After sightseeing, enjoy a farewell lunch at city restaurant and depart for New Delhi (285 km/ 5hrs approx.) On arrival at New Delhi, get transfer to International airport for your onward destination with exciting and sweet memories of Culture & wildlife trip to India.

 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

End of Safari

Our Choice Of Lodges, Camps & Hotels
Destination Standard Luxury
Agra Clark Shiraz

Trident Agra

ITC The Mughal
Jaipur Ramada Jaipur

Mandawa Haveli
Le Meridian

Rajputana Palace
Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore Regency
Dev Vilas
New Delhi The Hans
The Maidens
Le Meridian

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Inclusions
  • Meeting & Assistance by ‘The Earth Safari' representative at Airports & Railway Stations.
  • Accommodation in Double Room / Cottages at all places.
  • Accommodation in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur on breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation in Ranthambore on fullboard basis.
  • Game Drives in National Parks in an open 4X4 Safari vehicle on sharing basis.
  • Entrance fee to Monuments and National Parks.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking. Guide/naturalist on safari and sightseeings.
  • AC Class trainfare whereever applicable
  • Economy Class domestic Airfare whereever applicable
  • All transfers by luxury AC Car
  • Applicable government taxes

Exclusions
  • International Airfare and Taxes.
  • Extras at the lodges or tented camps i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any other item not included in itinerary

Important Notes
  • Quoted prices are indicative only.
  • Flights & Train’s costs included in the itinerary are based on advance purchase fares. These are subject to change and availability.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to change the hotels, lodges to similar category in case of no availability.
  • The Earth Safari reserves the right to reroute the itinerary in case of non-availability of Flight/ Train tickets or other reasons of similar nature.
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed onto you.
  • There are limited safari vehicles allowed to enter in the national parks and are most difficult to book at a short notice. Please book your tour much in advance.
  • The published price is not applicable during the Christmas and the New Year period.
  • Check-in and check-out time at all hotels is 12 noon unless otherwise specified.
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