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Golden Triangle and Ranthambore Tour

A perfect 8 day tour package combining the most favored tourist circuit known as the Golden Triangle with a visit to India's most famous Tiger Reserve of Ranthambore. The tour begins in the capital city, New Delhi followed by a visit to the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra before taking you to Ranthambore, one of the well-known Tiger Reserves in India and then to the colourful pink city of Jaipur.

Duration of Golden Triangle and Ranthambore Tour8 Days

Destinations of Golden Triangle and Ranthambore Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur

Day 01: - Arrive Delhi, India

Arrive at Delhi International Airport.

Delhi – A bustling metropolis and a city of 14 million inhabitants, is also India's capital. A near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, Delhi, consisting two parts Old & New Delhi, is a city with something for everyone. From Forts and monuments that are almost 500 years old, to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, Delhi truly is India's crown jewel.

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange for your transfer to your hotel for check-in. No activity is scheduled today, since most of the International flights arrive into India close to midnight only.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 02: Delhi

This morning you are collected from your hotel for full day tour of Old and New Delhi.

The tour of the 17th-century old city includes the great mosque of Jama Masjid, The main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"). Drive past Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

The tour of New Delhi includes the Humayun's Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Drive down the spectacular Rajpath ("the Kingsway,") passing the India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers,) the President's House, and the House of Parliament. Enjoy a brief respite from the otherwise bustling city at Birla Mandir, a modern and colorful Hindu temple.

Evening at leisure to perhaps venture out and discover the city or its many restaurants on your own.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 03: Delhi - Agra

This morning you drive to Agra (220 kms/04 hrs)

Agra - "The Land of Taj" was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. Agra is an old city and it is said that its name was derived from Agrabana, a forest that's finds mention in the epic Mahabharata. In more recent times Agra came into prominence when Sikandar Lodi made it his capital city in 1501. Later it passed into the possession of the Mughals. It was during the time of the third emperor "Akbar" that Agra came into its own and later on his grandson "Shah Jahan" ornamented the city with that masterpiece of Mughal architecture - The Taj Mahal.

Upon arrival in Agra check-in to your hotel.

Afternoon you are collected for half day tour of Agra visiting The Taj Mahal - a poem, a feeling of love, in white marble, is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Your tour also includes a visit to the Red Sandstone Agra Fort, seat of the Mughal dynasty in the 16th century, lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years of 1565-1573.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Agra.

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Day 04: Agra – Ranthambore

This morning you drive to Ranthambore (290kms/07 hr) visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route – often called the ghost city, built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, Fatehpur Sikri was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. Later continue your drive to Ranthambore.

Ranthambhore -- In the heart of Rajasthan lies one of the best-known renowned and easily accessed National Parks in India, Ranthambhore. Formerly a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, it became a National Park in 1972 under the Project Tiger scheme. It is bordered on two sides by the Aravalli Hills and Vindhya Range. The park has a mixture of forest, valleys, hills and pools, providing shelter, hunting grounds and water for the animals. There is a healthy population of tigers which you can track by jeep and canter safaris. You can also expect to see a wide variety of deer, monkeys and a variety of birds.

Upon arrival in Ranthambore, check in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Ranthambore.

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Day 05: - Ranthambore

Early morning & evening jeep safaris into the Ranthambore National Park. A local Naturalist will be accompanying you for the Safari to acquaint you with the flora and fauna of the Ranthambore National Park and to help you track Tigers and other species of animals.

Overnight in Ranthambore.

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Day 06: - Ranthambore - Jaipur

Early morning game safari at Ranthambore National Park. Return to the hotel for a leisurely breakfast and later drive to the Pink city of Rajasthan - Jaipur (195 kms/3½ hrs.).

Jaipur - Jaipur is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. It's one of India's most well planned cities, with wide, straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes in a grid system. The great warrior/astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II carefully planned Jaipur's foundation. Laid out in the 18th century, its design followed specifications from an epochal Hindu treatise on architecture.

This "Pink City," so called because its buildings are painted in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs. The royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. The palaces and forts of yesteryear, once witness to royal processions, now shine amid the splendor of modern monuments, juxtaposition accepted quite naturally into the lifestyles of an amazing people.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Jaipur.

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Day 07: Jaipur

This morning, you are collected from your hotel for a city tour of Jaipur.

Visit the Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, although it is actually little more than a façade. The five-story building was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and processions of the city.

The City Palace, located in the heart of the old city, is a large complex of courtyards, buildings, and gardens, and also houses an interesting museum.

Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior.

Your tour also includes a visit to the Amber fort, situated on the outskirts of the city. Here, you are transported back in time today, riding like royalty atop elegantly draped and painted elephants into the high mountain fortress. Amber Fort, was the ancient capital of the State until 1728 and inside the fort, you visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and the Temple of Kali.

Evening at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.

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Day 08: Jaipur - Delhi

Checkout of the hotel at noon, and leisurely drive from Jaipur to Delhi Airport (265kms/05 hrs) in time to board your flight home. For those with bit more time available, this 8 days Golden Triangle and Ranthambore tour, can also be extended to include the city of lakes , Udaipur, or for those seeking to relax on a beach , you could also fly to Goa directly from Jaipur.

Package Rates

All prices are per person and in US Dollars -


Category of Hotels

Valid from 01st Oct’2015 till 15th Apr’2016

 
Superior USD 1092 Book Now
Deluxe USD 1620 Book Now

Note - * Small supplements may apply for travel between 15th November and 30th November' 2015, 20th December' 2015 and 05th January' 2016 and during the month of February' 2016.

Cities Superior Deluxe
Delhi The Suryaa Taj Palace
Agra Jaypee Palace The Gateway
Ranthambore Dev Vilas Vivanta by Taj – Sawai Madhopur Lodge
Jaipur Zone by The Park Jai Mahal Palace

Inclusions:-

#  Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis, EXCEPT in Ranthambore, where it is on Full Board Basis (including all meals), at the selected category of hotels.
#  All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation exactly as per the itinerary using an aircon car.
#  Sightseeing tours/ game rides along with an English Speaking Guide/ Naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments/ park as mentioned above in the Itinerary. 

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