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Taj & Tiger Tour - 8 days

With the Golden triangle tour that is culturally enriching and thoroughly encaptivating, enjoy the woods and the wildlife of India. The mystical beauty of Taj Mahal and the grandeur of the forts and palaces of Jaipur are a tad less beautiful than the sinewy frame of the Great Indian tiger that burns bright!

Day 1:    Arrive Delhi
 
 

Arrive Delhi today. You will be met on arrival by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel. (Check-in time at the hotel is 1200 hours)
Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, is a teaming metropolis of 14 million people and nowhere in the Country is the contrast between old and new more obvious.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2:    Delhi
 
 

Today after breakfast proceed for Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in India. Here you will also enjoy Rickshaw Ride in narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk - once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial market of City. Visit Raj Ghat – the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, drive pass from the magnificent Red Fort - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi - visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand- carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time not rusting even after 1500 years. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of the Indian soldiers), Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's house) - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings- an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Return back to hotel. Evening at leisure.  
Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3:    Delhi - Jaipur (250 Km / 6 h)
 
 

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and  drive to Jaipur  and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at lesiure.
Jaipur, or the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is a well planned city of magnificent palaces and building. Built from rose-coloured terra cotta, it has given it the name 'Pink City'. Nowadays the Capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 1 million, it is a city full of contrasts with bazaars teeming with turbaned elders and jean clad youngsters to camels, horses and a multitude of vehicles.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4:    Jaipur
 
 

Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the region prior to Jaipur, and located 11 km north of the City. Now a deserted complex crowning the crest of a hill with panoramic views, Amber Fort is extremely well preserved and a fascinating place to explore. The forts majestic ramparts follow the natural contours of the ridge and he palace is full of hidden gems – the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors), Jas Mandir with its latticed windows and glass inlay work and Zenana. (Women’s quarters) Elephants still carry visitors in stately splendour to the main Palace, through magnificent high gateways.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit the opulent Maharaja's City Palace which occupies the heart of Jai Singh II’s city and has been home to the City’s rulers for 200 years. A superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the interiors of the Palace are lavishly furnished and decorated and the Museum houses a fabulous collection of textiles, art and crafts and arms. The Jantar Mantar or Observatory was built by Jai Singh II, a keen astronomer, in 1728. It resembles a collection of giant sculptures and was used to determine the position of the stars and planets, accurately calculate Jaipur’s time, make horoscopes and is today still used to forecast the expected arrival date and intensity of the monsoon and summer temperatures. Photo stop at Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds -  Hawa Mahal, is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Also visit colorful local market in Jaipur. 

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5:    Jaipur - Ranthambhore (180 Km / 4 h)
 
 

Leave early morning after breakfast to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the daytime. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. Arrive and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon game drive into Ranthambore National park to take a chance on Tiger sighting. Back to hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 6:    Ranthambhore
 
 

Early morning proceed for another safari by shared canters to Ranthambore National Park for wild life viewing. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast check out from hotel and  drive to Agra  en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned reputedly due to lack of water, the buildings, blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture and reflecting Akbar’s secular vision, remain in an excellent condition and it is a fascinating place to wander around.

Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 7:    Ranthambhore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (250 Km / 6 h)
 
 

Drive to Agra and on arrival, check-in at the hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Agra was the capital of the Mughal court during the 16th and 17th centuries and its sublime monuments date from that era. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque riverine region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri have been declared World Heritage Sites. Agra is renowned for its delicate Pietra Dura work; a Florentine technique imported by Jahangir of arranging minute pieces of precious and semi precious stones in complex, stylized floral and geometric designs into a marble base.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 8:    Agra - Delhi - Departure (220 Km / 4 h)
 
 

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for tour of the city. Visit to incomparable Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his favourite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took 20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. It is undoubtedly a building as close to perfection as is achievable and its appearance changes magically with the light at different times of the day. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays)

Also visit to Agra Fort, the imposing red stone fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort surrounded by almost forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves glimpsing the Taj Mahal in the distance. Also enjoy Marble craftsman with the Demonstration of the inlay work of precious and semi precious stones in the marble. Later drive to Delhi to board the for your onwards destination.

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 
  • Elephant Ride at Amber fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability) 
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • 2 Canter Ride at Ranthambhore National Park on sharing basis 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

An overview of Taj & Tiger Tour

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Barbara & Roger Baldwin, UK - Excellent itinerary planned with very helpful advice. Accommodation was excellent, staff were exceptional and the local people very friendly – we loved it all. India is a wonderful place to visit.

John and Helen Raper, Whales - Thank you. A holiday to remember!
Excellent insight of India    . Very good blend of culture, natural and historical sights. All hotels were good – superb rooms. An excellent tour.

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

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Taj & Tiger Tour - 8 days

With the Golden triangle tour that is culturally enriching and thoroughly encaptivating, enjoy the woods and the wildlife of India. The mystical beauty of Taj Mahal and the grandeur of the forts and palaces of Jaipur are a tad less beautiful than the sinewy frame of the Great Indian tiger that burns bright!

Day 1:    Arrive Delhi
 
 

Arrive Delhi today. You will be met on arrival by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Breakfast at hotel. (Check-in time at the hotel is 1200 hours)
Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India lying along the River Yamuna, is a teaming metropolis of 14 million people and nowhere in the Country is the contrast between old and new more obvious.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2:    Delhi
 
 

Today after breakfast proceed for Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in India. Here you will also enjoy Rickshaw Ride in narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk - once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial market of City. Visit Raj Ghat – the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, drive pass from the magnificent Red Fort - a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi - visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand- carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time not rusting even after 1500 years. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of the Indian soldiers), Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's house) - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings- an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.
Return back to hotel. Evening at leisure.  
Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3:    Delhi - Jaipur (250 Km / 6 h)
 
 

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and  drive to Jaipur  and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at lesiure.
Jaipur, or the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is a well planned city of magnificent palaces and building. Built from rose-coloured terra cotta, it has given it the name 'Pink City'. Nowadays the Capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 1 million, it is a city full of contrasts with bazaars teeming with turbaned elders and jean clad youngsters to camels, horses and a multitude of vehicles.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4:    Jaipur
 
 

Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the region prior to Jaipur, and located 11 km north of the City. Now a deserted complex crowning the crest of a hill with panoramic views, Amber Fort is extremely well preserved and a fascinating place to explore. The forts majestic ramparts follow the natural contours of the ridge and he palace is full of hidden gems – the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors), Jas Mandir with its latticed windows and glass inlay work and Zenana. (Women’s quarters) Elephants still carry visitors in stately splendour to the main Palace, through magnificent high gateways.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visit the opulent Maharaja's City Palace which occupies the heart of Jai Singh II’s city and has been home to the City’s rulers for 200 years. A superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the interiors of the Palace are lavishly furnished and decorated and the Museum houses a fabulous collection of textiles, art and crafts and arms. The Jantar Mantar or Observatory was built by Jai Singh II, a keen astronomer, in 1728. It resembles a collection of giant sculptures and was used to determine the position of the stars and planets, accurately calculate Jaipur’s time, make horoscopes and is today still used to forecast the expected arrival date and intensity of the monsoon and summer temperatures. Photo stop at Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds -  Hawa Mahal, is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Also visit colorful local market in Jaipur. 

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5:    Jaipur - Ranthambhore (180 Km / 4 h)
 
 

Leave early morning after breakfast to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park or Ranthambhore is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the daytime. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. Arrive and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon game drive into Ranthambore National park to take a chance on Tiger sighting. Back to hotel. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 6:    Ranthambhore
 
 

Early morning proceed for another safari by shared canters to Ranthambore National Park for wild life viewing. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast check out from hotel and  drive to Agra  en-route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the famous Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. The Mughal capital for only 14 years until abandoned reputedly due to lack of water, the buildings, blending Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture and reflecting Akbar’s secular vision, remain in an excellent condition and it is a fascinating place to wander around.

Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Day 7:    Ranthambhore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (250 Km / 6 h)
 
 

Drive to Agra and on arrival, check-in at the hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.  Agra was the capital of the Mughal court during the 16th and 17th centuries and its sublime monuments date from that era. The emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jehan governed their vast empires from here and as prolific builders; artisans from Persia, Central Asia and other parts of India were attracted by their patronage. The resulting luxurious palaces, tombs, forts and gardens dot the picturesque riverine region along the Yamuna River; three of which, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri have been declared World Heritage Sites. Agra is renowned for its delicate Pietra Dura work; a Florentine technique imported by Jahangir of arranging minute pieces of precious and semi precious stones in complex, stylized floral and geometric designs into a marble base.

Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 8:    Agra - Delhi - Departure (220 Km / 4 h)
 
 

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for tour of the city. Visit to incomparable Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument to love and devotion. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan for his favourite wife Mumtaz, its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship took 20,000 workers almost 22 years to complete in 1653. It is undoubtedly a building as close to perfection as is achievable and its appearance changes magically with the light at different times of the day. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays)

Also visit to Agra Fort, the imposing red stone fort was started in 1565 by Akbar. The fort surrounded by almost forms a crescent along the riverfront and encompasses a huge complex of courtly buildings reflecting the varied styles of the Emperors. Wander through the lavishly decorated halls, courtyards and galleries discovering hidden pavilions and alcoves glimpsing the Taj Mahal in the distance. Also enjoy Marble craftsman with the Demonstration of the inlay work of precious and semi precious stones in the marble. Later drive to Delhi to board the for your onwards destination.

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 
  • Elephant Ride at Amber fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability) 
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • 2 Canter Ride at Ranthambhore National Park on sharing basis 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Barbara & Roger Baldwin, UK - Excellent itinerary planned with very helpful advice. Accommodation was excellent, staff were exceptional and the local people very friendly – we loved it all. India is a wonderful place to visit.

John and Helen Raper, Whales - Thank you. A holiday to remember!
Excellent insight of India    . Very good blend of culture, natural and historical sights. All hotels were good – superb rooms. An excellent tour.

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

Contact >>
Indian women and Taj Mahal

Highlights

  • Canter around the biggest national park in North India which was once the preferred hunting grounds of the Maharajas of the yesteryears
  • Travel into the past and witness the regal and extravagant lives and lifestyles of the royalty, tour some of the ancient architectural marvels like the TajMahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, FatehpurSikri, Amber fort, Jaipur city and the Hawa Mahal
  • Have the stories from the past explained to you in English with your very own English speaking guide
  • Feel free to explore the cities of Agra and Jaipur in your leisure time

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