Tigers, Leopards, Royal Rajasthan & Taj Group Tour

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

16 Days & 15 Nights

Departure

11/01/2019 - 26/01/2019
08/02/2019 - 23/02/2019
08/03/2019 - 23/03/2019
12/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

Cost Per Person

Price for Foreign National

Luxury: $ 3,510.00


*Price based on person sharing a double room

"Tigers, Leopards, Royal Rajasthan & Taj" is a join in luxury group tour which focuses on the Big cats of Rajasthan, which are the Royal Bengal Tiger and the elusive Leopard. Along with the wild safaris this tour also takes you on a cultural and Heritage journey to the Royal cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kumbhalgarh & Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. This group tour also includes a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra and Sightseeing in New Delhi which is the capital of India.

 

Pricing Details and Departure Status

 

Fixed Departure Dates

Price per Person in Double / Triple

Price for a Solo Traveller

Departure Status

Booking Open / Close

11/01/2019 - 26/01/2019

 

USD 3510

USD 4405

4 Seats remaining

Open

08/02/2019 - 23/02/2019

 

USD 3510

USD 4405

5 Seats remaining

Open

08/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

 

USD 3510

USD 4405

7 Seats remaining

Open

12/04/2019 - 27/04/2019

 

USD 3510

USD 4405

8 Seats remaining

Open

 

 

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 Jaypee Vasant Continental or Similar

Meals:  None 

Day 2:
New Delhi - Full Day Sightseeing of New Delhi & Old Delhi

This morning after breakfast head on for full day guided tour of Old and New Delhi. First you will visit Old Delhi, build by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shanjahan known as Shahjahanabad during Mughal rule. Here you will first visit the largest Mosque of Asia Jama Masjid and there upon enjoy rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Shahjahanabad, it will give you a glimpse of the bygone era, followed by drive pass of 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’s Tomb- also called precursor of Taj Mahal. Followed by drive through the Lutyens Delhi, where you will have glimpse of British era which is renowned for its formal parks and magnificent parliament building with short stop at India gate, war 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 and design.

 

 

Overnight at Jaypee Vasant Continental or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3:
Delhi to Agra

This morning, after a delicious breakfast, you will drive approximately 4 hours to Agra and will be able to visit the Agra Fort which was built in the 16th century AD by three generations of Mughal dynasty. Next you will visit the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah; before the Taj Mahal was built its design was already standing and is known as the 'Baby Taj'. Built to represent a silver jewel box in marble, this mausoleum houses the body of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. You will end the day with a magical view of a sunset over the mausoleum from Mahtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden.

 

Overnight at ITC Mughal or Simlar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4:
Agra - Ranthambhore National Park

This morning you will visit Taj Mahal at sunrise; a monument of love built by Shah Jehan in 1632 for his queen. 20,000 men laboured day and night to build this masterpiece for 22 years. Later you will drive to Ranthambhore National Park; en route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri - an enigmatic deserted Mughal city. This spacious, red sandstone city was built in the 16th century by the great Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The architecture is a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles. Reach at Ranthambhore upon arrival you will be met by our representative and check in to hotel, our representative will brief you about safari program, Evening free at leisure.

 

Overnight at Ranthambhore Regency or Similar

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Days 5 & 6:
Ranthambhore National Park

Over the two days you will be able to explore the vibrant Ranthambhore National Park encompasses nearly 400 sq km of dry, deciduous forest in South Western Rajasthan, nestled between the Aravali and Vindhya Hills. Though mainly known for tigers, sounders of wild boar and gazelle can be seen, as well as the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile. The lakes and pools at the park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals.

 

Overnight at Ranthambhore Regency or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 7:
Ranthambhore - Jaipur

Today enjoy your final game drive within the park. After breakfast you will drive to Jaipur (approximately 3 hours). On arrival you will be check in at your hotel and have plenty of time to settle in and explore the capital of Rajasthan. Famous for its colourful culture, forts, palaces and lakes, the city basks in the glory of a rich and eventful past. It remains the only city in the world that symbolises the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

 

Overnight at Grand Uniara or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8:
Jaipur

Today morning after breakfast you will embark upon a full-day guided tour of Jaipur. The bazaars seem with people, camels and horses, while around them roam magnificent palaces. In the morning you will drive past the Hawa Mahal and then continue to Amber Fort. Hawa Mahal is an elaborate facade behind which the ladies of the Royale court used to sit and observe life below. Amber, the ancient capital of the region, still recalls its heyday in the majestic ramparts rising steeply along the contoured hillsides. Visit the Jagmandir, or the Hall of Victory, glittering with mirrors, as well as the Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Later in the day, you will visit Jaipur city itself, visiting the Maharaja's City Palace and the Jantar Mantar (observatory).

 

Overnight at Grand Uniara or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9:
Jaipur - Jodhpur

Today after a leisurely breakfast you will drive to Jodhpur (approximately 5.5 hours). Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan; it lies at the entrance to the Thar Desert in a region called Marwar. Initially, Mandore served as the capital of the Rathore Rajputs but a more secure capital was needed which led to the founding of Jodhpur; which is overlooked by the massive Meherangarh Fort. Jodhpur is also called ‘blue city’ because of the indigo-washed houses in the old town.

 

Overnight at The Ummed or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10:
Jodhpur

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur where you can visit the impressive Meherangarh Fort. Rising 410 ft. above the surrounding plain, its huge and rugged exterior contains delicately latticed and decorated palaces. One of the best-run private museums in India, the Fort contains period rooms, art collections, and a conservation centre. Jaswant Thada is a 19th century royal crematorium; built of brilliant white marble. The cenotaph here was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur.

 

Overnight at The Ummed or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11:
Jodhpur - Jawai

Today morning after breakfast and check out from your hotel, you will drive to Jawai Bandh (approximately 3.5 hours), en route you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Bishnoi villagers. The Bishnoi people are known the world over for their love and protection of animals and plant life and they may be considered as some of the earliest conservationists in the world. Upon arrival in Jawai Bandh you will be able to settle in to your luxury Swiss tented accommodation, Godwad Safari Camp, set in a dramatic lonely place near small monsoon river, lovely water bodies and green fields. There will be an evening game drive in search of leopards.

 

Overnight at Godwad Safari Camp or Similar

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

Day 12:
Jawai

Today you will spend the day exploring the area, the browns and greens of the surrounding countryside broken by the vibrant colours of the women’s clothes and the men’s turbans. In both the morning and the evening you will be able to take game drives through your stunning surroundings continuing your search for the elusive leopards.

 

Overnight at Godwad Safari Camp or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 13:
Jawai - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh

Bid a fond farewell to the stunning area of Jawai with a final morning game drive before driving for next destination to Kumbhalgarh where you will see world’s second largest wall after The Great Wall of China; en route you will visit magnificent Ranakpur Jain Temple, which is famous for its 1444 marble pillars and no one alike.  

 

Overnight at Kumbhabagh or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 14:
Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur

Today morning after breakfast, check out and you will be driven to Udaipur (90 km/2 hrs), the city of dawn is a jewel of Mewar, ruled by Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. City of fairy tale places and gardens, temples and narrow lanes create a picture perfect atmosphere. The lake pichhola mirrors a feeling of wonder and tranquility.

Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day is leisure.

 

Overnight at Jagat Niwas Palace or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15:
Udaipur

Today after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing, includes visit to city palace a majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenelated walls. It is conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors rooms and gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, called tripolia gate, with eight marble porticoes.  The maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold and equivalent amount was distributed among the populace.  After city palace move on for saheliyo ki bari, small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for stroll. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marbles.

After lunch around 1500 hrs, proceed for boat ride on the picturesque lake pichhola.

 

Overnight at Jagat Niwas Palace or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16:
Udaipur - Departure

After breakfast, morning is at leisure, free time to explore the city at your own pace. In time transferred to Udaipur Airport to board flight to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the international airport within plenty of time for your onward flight.

 

Meals: Breakfast

End of Safari

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Inclusions
  • Welcome Drink on arrival at all hotels.
  • Accommodation in city hotels on Bed and breakfast basis
  • Ranthambhore and Jawai is on full board (all meals)
  • Morning Evening Tea Coffee during the stay at Ranthambhore & Jawai.
  • 5 Jeep Safaris in Ranthambhore National Park.
  • 4 Jeep Safaris in Jawai Leopard Conservation Area
  • English Speaking Guide at all the places for sightseeing
  • Entrance fee to all the monuments as per itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride at Delhi
  • Horse cart Ride at Jodhpur
  • Elephant Ride at Jaipur – Amber Fort
  • Boat Ride at Udaipur – Lake Pichola
  • Services of a professional Naturalist for all your safaris.
  • Free use of indoor / outdoor recreational activities at the hotels
  • All airport and road transfers by AC Vehicle
  • Udaipur to New Delhi domestic flight (One Way)
  • Applicable Govt. Taxes.

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Visa Entry fees into India
  • Tipping.
  • Any other item not included in the Inclusions.

Important Notes
  • Maximum of 2 Children are allowed to share room with 2 Adults.
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar Hotels / lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
  • As the group size is limited, please secure your seats by booking at the earliest.

 

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