Essence Of India With Ranthambore
Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Ranthambore, Jaipur
A quintessential Indian journey, this majestic itinerary showcases the rich heritage of India's bustling cities, renowned temples and exotic jungles. Marvel at the Taj Mahal, search for the elusive Bengal Tiger on former royal hunting grounds and stroll through a traditional spice market in Jaipur.
Our prices start from3,995 LAND ONLY
8 Days • GUIDED • 16 MealsOperated Tour
- 7 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Delhi, A Rich Melting Pot
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to vibrant India! A delightful melting pot of old and new, you'll start in dynamic Delhi, with its bustling backstreets, rich history and wealth of colors. On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel, the elegant Taj Mahal Hotel, situated in the heart of the leafy boulevards of Lutyens. Join your traveling concierge and fellow travelers for your welcome dinner at 7 p.m.
Day 2 - Relaxed Start - Delhi Sightseeing
In the morning you'll be taken to Old Delhi, driving past the Red Fort, the main residence of the Mughal dynasty until 1856. View this magnificent building from the outside, before heading on a guided tour of Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Explore Delhi your way with a choice of two experiences. Later drive past the impressive President Palace, India gate and Parliament House.
Day 3 - An Agra Adventure
In the morning, you'll begin your journey to Agra. The main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty, this historical fort is made up of a number of impressive buildings, including the Sheesh Mahal or "glass palace" and the The Muthamman Burj. It may not hold the same fame as the nearby Taj Mahal, but it is no less impressive. Stay in and enjoy your hotel's invigorating facilities or head on a Mughal heritage walk, where you'll get to meet locals and learn more about their life and the history of the area in the shadow of the Taj Mahal.
Day 4 - The Taj Mahal And Ranthambore
At sunrise, visit the illustrious phenomenon that is the Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll begin your journey to Bharatpur, where you will be served lunch at the lavish Laxmi Niwas Palace. Later, transfer to Bharatpur Junction train station, where you'll board a train to Sawai Madhopur. On arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel, Nahargarh Ranthambhore. Built in the style of a traditional Rajput hunting palace, this dreamy venue is nestled in the foothills of the Aravalli Range, near the Ranthambore National Park. Head to your imperial rooms before joining your fellow travelers for dinner with wine.
Day 5 - In Search Of Tigers In Ranthambore
Start with an early morning journey into the former private hunting grounds of the maharajahs of Jaipur, in search of the elusive tiger. More commonly seen in the dry, deciduous forest are the wild boars, monkeys, spotted deer and antelopes, but if you are ever going to witness tigers in their natural habitat, this is the place. Return to your resort for breakfast and a day at leisure. At dusk, enjoy another foray into the national park with an expert naturalist. Besides the wildlife, there are also lakes, ruins of palaces, traditional Chhatri, old fortifications and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort within the park.
Day 6 - Jaipur, The Pink City
Travel through the rural countryside where flat, green fields are abundant with brightly coloured flowers. Your destination is the stunning Rajasthan capital of Jaipur. More affectionately known as the Pink City, this pretty destination owes its name to a visit from Queen Victoria in 1876, when all its buildings were painted pink as a sign of hospitality. Later, ascend by jeep to Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Today you'll experience India's spiritual majesty, with a special blessing ceremony at Amber Fort. Your highlight dinner will be served at the opulent 1135 A.D., with its royal interior, traditional music and breathtaking sunset views.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Jaipur Sightseeing
between an interesting artisan walking tour of the old city of Jaipur, or a visit to the Block Printing and Blue Pottery Workshop. After lunch, see the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, and visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory, constructed between 1727 and 1734 by Maharajah Jai Singh II. During the tour, you will visit the flower and spice market, filled with colors and smells to ignite the senses.
Day 8 - Depart Delhi
After breakfast, transfer will take you to Jaipur Airport for your onward flight to Delhi. Please do not schedule flights departing Delhi before 9 p.m. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land, cruise and on-tour flights only, based on October 2, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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