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12 Days - Taj Mahal Tour and Tiger Safari

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi

Overview

This tour is specially devoted to the two most famous things of India- Taj Mahal and tigers. Taj Mahal is the monument which has made India come to the centre stage as it is one of ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. It combines the best architectural features of previous Mughal structures and 22 years were invested for its construction. On other hand, the national animal of India- Tiger is a specie which has been given special attention and there are various national parks which have converted into well maintained tiger reserves to save it from extinction. The highlights will be Taj Mahal, monuments in Delhi, Jaipur and tigers trail in Rnathambore, Bandhavgarh and Sariska. Icing on the cake will be Khajuraho Temples. These temples showcase the hard work put in by the craftsmen during the Chandela dynasty’s rule in Madhya Pradesh region.

Tour Itinerary
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Day 01 : Delhi

The trip will commence with your arrival at Delhi where you are warmly greeted by our officials who take you to a pre-booked hotel. Day free to relax and be at ease. Spend your night enjoying a comfortable stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 02 : In Delhi

This will be a very comprehensive city exploration as on the same day you get to see how the modern and old parts of the city and you will get to know that how easily both of these glue to each other to form a perfect picture of the capital as we see it today. Red Fort, Chandni Chowk Market, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place market, Lotus Temple, Birla Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Central government administration buildings, Rashtrapati Bhawan etc are some of the sites which will be put in your schedule for day two. If you wish you can also hire a rickshaw puller to drive you to a short distance. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Sariska

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Sariska in Rajasthan where on your arrival, you will be assisted while checking in at the hotel/ resort. After check in, a guided safari in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctaury which is covered under Project Tiger. Apart from tigers, you can also find wide variety of flora and fauna that flourishes in arid and dry deciduous like regions, for e.g. hyena, leopard, cheetal, Jackal, Nilgai etc. Overnight stay at the resort/lodge in Sariska.

Day 04 : Sariska – Jaipur

Covering a distance of nearly 200 kms in two hours by road, you will be transferred to Jaipur (jungle safari included in the drive) which is renowned Pink City. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is here that you get to enjoy the hospitality that Rajasthan is famous for. As soon as you arrive at Jaipur, you will be shifted to a hotel. Peaceful night stay at Jaipur.

Day 05 : In Jaipur

Day fifth lists various tourist attractions of Jaipur on the schedule. Breakfast will be followed by an entire day’s excursion of Pink City. Main landmarks to visit are Hawa Mahal, City Palace (both showing Rajput architectural splendour), Jantar Mantar (the best preserved astronomical observatory of all five constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II), Amber Palace offering a beautiful panoramic view of Jaipur (fort gate is reached on an elephant back). Evening visit to Chowki Dhani, a theme village which offers a complete rustic experience to the travellers. Overnight at Jaipur.

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Day 06 : Jaipur – Ranthambore

Day fifth lists various tourist attractions of Jaipur on the schedule. Breakfast will be followed by an entire day’s excursion of Pink City. Main landmarks to visit are Hawa Mahal, City Palace (both showing Rajput architectural splendour), Jantar Mantar (the best preserved astronomical observatory of all five constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II), Amber Palace offering a beautiful panoramic view of Jaipur (fort gate is reached on an elephant back). Evening visit to Chowki Dhani, a theme village which offers a complete rustic experience to the travellers. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 07 : In Ranthambore

Wake up to a beautiful morning for a jeep safari inside the national park. This morning safari is arranged specially for you because in the morning you can spot more tigers as compared any other time of the day. For Naturalists, wild life explorers and lovers this place will surely prove to be heaven! Visit to Ranthambore Fort located inside the National Park only on the travel cards. Return to the hotel/ resort for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Ranthambore – Agra

Start for Agra after having breakfast at Ranthambore hotel/ resort. On arrival (covering 294 kms), check in to a hotel with the kind assistance of our representatives after which you will be made to visit the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. The interiors of this tomb are so splendid that by some this is considered a better architectural marvel than Taj Mahal (with respect to interiors). Afterwards, one can go out to taste the Mughlai cuisine being served at the local street markets. Night stay at Agra.

Day 09 : Agra – Khajuraho

Welcome the dawn on a happy note by watching the splendid sunrise scene over Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one monument which has such a beauty that’s world renowned for being delightful and magnificent at the same time. Agra Fort is the next destination in Agra city. This expansive fortress was rebuilt by Akbar to give its present look. Boarding a superfast train afterwards, we will be reaching Khajuraho passing Jhansi and Orcha in between. On arrival, assisted check in to the hotel. Overnight at Khajuraho.

Day 10 : Khajuraho – Bandavgarh

Khajuraho housing the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples is a visual treat for all. The beautiful carvings done on the high-rise walls of the temples are so properly done and each detail is captured so precisely that you’ll be awe-struck at once. A visit to these temples on day tenth is put for you in your itinerary. Come afternoon you will be transferred to Bandavgarh where you will be checking into a hotel on arrival. Later, visit to Bandhavgarh National Park (earlier hunting ground for the royal family of Meva). Return to the hotel for night stay.

Day 11 : In Bandhavgarh

Post a delicious morning meal, embark on a jeep safari in Bandhavgarh National Park as this is famous for its wildlife variety. Your trip will be taken to a high point at the time you spot the very pretty looking white tiger for which Bandhavgarh is famous. Proceed on to see the Bandhavgarh Fort after the wild safari. Resposeful night stay at the hotel in Bandhavgarh.

Day 12 : Departure

Early morning exploration of the Bandavgarh National Park with even greater chances of finding tigers. After this, we take you again to the hotel where you can sit back at ease and can recollect the beautiful memories of past days just gone by. Transfer to the nearby railway station on time to catch the train for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, transfer to the airport to fly back home.



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