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Golden Triangle & Wildlife tour of India
FD-FHZ-137479
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Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Delhi
End Destination
Delhi
What's included
  • Accommodation as detailed
  • All Entrance fees at monuments as per the itinerary
  • Services of English speaking local guides during sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Park safaris as per itinerary by shared Jeep with services of naturalist
  • Entry fees to the national parks as per itinerary
  • All arrival & departure transfers with representative at the airports
  • Assistance and porterage at the airports
  • Land transport
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Camera and/or video camera fees at monuments
  • Gratuities
  • Any meals or beverages that are not specified in the above inclusions
  • Christmas & New Year Evening dinner supplements
  • International & Domestic Flights – Available on request
Itinerary
1
Day 1
Arrive Delhi

After clearing Customs and Immigration, step into the receiving area, where our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel.

Through the centuries, eight cities have been built on this site, by the Hindus, the Mughals and the British, each adding their own flavor. In a matter of minutes you can be transported from a sprawling, elegant garden city to the ancient twisting alleyways of Old Delhi.

Overnight at hotel

2
Day 2
Delhi

After breakfast, depart for sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.

On the tour of “Old Delhi,” you will head out to explore this exotic locale with its narrow dirt roads, myriads of people and inexpensive and colorful bazaars that keep alive the traditional workmanship for which Delhi has always been famous. Driving past the Red Fort. Take a cycle rickshaw ride, which will take you into the heart of Chandni Chowk (the silver square - so named because of the silver merchants). Negotiating alleyways, which seemingly get narrower and narrower you end up at the Jama Masjid, the largest Muslim mosque in India.

Later drive to the outskirts of New Delhi to explore the Qutab Minnar, on the way our guide will point out the Raj-era architecture in the city center, including the renowned India Gate and Edwin Landseer Lutyens’ and Herbert Baker’s monumental governmental building on Raisina Hill.

Qutub Minnar, a victory minaret built by the first invading Persian, Qutab-ud-din, a millennium ago in South Delhi. One of Delhi’s most visited and striking monuments, the 72-meter (230 feet) high tower which majestically over the wide plains of Delhi. It is a victory tower built by the slave king Qutubuddin Aibak and later completed by his successor Iltutmish.

Wrap up the day with the visit of UNESCO World Heritage site, Humayun's Tomb which was built in the mid-16th century, 9 years after his death. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone on such a scale.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

3
Day 3
Delhi – Agra

After an early breakfast, drive to Agra and check-in at your hotel.

In the afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 laborers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Please note: Taj Mahal remains closed every Friday.

Later visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12-meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Overnight at hotel (B)

4
Day 4
Agra - Ranthambore

After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore. On arrival, check-in at hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan and is famous for its Tigers.

Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

5
Day 5
Ranthambore

Enjoy morning & afternoon safaris in the park.

Late in the morning, those interested can visit DHONK. Dhonk is a responsible enterprise making handicrafts in and around Ranthambhore. It aims to provide a sustainable livelihood to people living near Ranthambhore.

Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

6
Day 6
Ranthambore – Jaipur

Early morning proceed for a safari in the park.

After late breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Jaipur.

Arrive Jaipur and check-in at your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as “The Pink City” for the color of the buildings in its wonderful old city.

Overnight at hotel (B)

7
Day 7
Jaipur

Full day sightseeing of Jaipur including a visit to the Amber Fort and a photo stop at the Palace of the Winds, the Hawa Mahal in the morning.

A visit to the City Palace in the afternoon, which now houses the royal residence and museums with a fine collection of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts and paintings, followed by a stopover at Jantar Mantar, wraps up the day. Explore the local markets or visit a jeweler’s workshop as Jaipur is most famous for its gems.

Overnight at hotel (B)

8
Day 8
Jaipur - Delhi – Jabalpur - Kanha

Early morning (5:30 am): Check out with packed breakfast and transfer to airport for your flight to Delhi.

Leave for Delhi by Jet Airways flight 9W-2250 (07:20/08:25).

Arrive Delhi and connect your flight to Jabalpur.

Leave for Jabalpur by Air India flight AI-9617 (12:30/13:50).

You will be received on arrival in Jabalpur and transferred to your hotel in Kanha National Park (approx. 4 hrs drive)

Arrive Kanha and check-in at your hotel.

Kanha Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1,949 sq km making it one of the best habitats for tigers in India. Kanha’s undulating landscape is dotted with dense groves of vegetation, hillocks and meadows. Of all these habitats, it is Kanha’s meadows that are its lifeline, as they sustain large numbers of Chital, Sambar, Barasingha and Gaur, which in turn support populations of Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Jungle Cats and Foxes. The park is primarily a deciduous forest. It is home to over 1,000 species of flowering plants and about 300 species of birds.

Overnight at hotel (B,D)

9
Day 9
Kanha National Park

Early morning & afternoon game drives in the park by shared Jeep.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

10
Day 10
Kanha – Bandhavgarh

After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Please note: The parks are closed for safaris every Wednesday afternoon. 

Bandhavgarh is known to have World’s highest density of Bengal Tigers. Tthe total area of 1200 sq.km is home to over 55 tigers at present. Other than Tigers and Leopards the mixed vegetation of Sal and Savannahs makes Bandhavgarh an abode of Spotted Deer, Sambhar Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Indian Gaur and Jackal among its 22 species of mammals and around 220 species of birds.

Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

11
Day 11
Bandhavgarh

Early morning & afternoon game drives in the park by shared Jeep.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

12
Day 12
Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – Delhi

After breakfast, check-out and leave for Jabalpur airport (approx. 4 hrs drive) for your flight to Delhi.

Leave Jabalpur for Delhi by Air India flight AI-9618 (14:20/15:50).

You will be received on arrival in Delhi and transferred to an airport hotel.

Overnight at hotel (B)

13
Day 13
Depart Delhi

In time check-out from your hotel and transfer to airport to board your international flight.

Please note: Your room will be available for use till 12 Noon

(B)

 

Additional Information
Hotels

Delhi - Vasant Continental

Agra - Jaypee Palace

Ranthambhore - Nahargarh

Jaipur - ITC Rajputana

Kanha - Flame of the Forest

Bandhavgarh - Samode Safari Lodge

Delhi (airport hotel) - Pullmann

 

Hotels are subject to availability and suitable alternatives may be supplied.

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