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Taj, Temples & Tigers

9 Days & 8 Nights 5 Read 1 reviews
  • The Taj Mahal
  • The Tigers and rich birdlife of Ranthambhore National Park
  • The bustling streets and magnificent architecture of Delhi
  • Exploring the palaces of Jaipur, the pink city of victory
  • Authentic Indian food to set your taste buds on fire
  • Hand picked heritage and 4 star hotels of character
The Taj Mahal, the bustling city streets of Delhi, the majesty of Jaipur's palaces and the Tiger filled oasis of Ranthambhore National Park. This easy going discovery trip takes in the highlights of Indian’s “Golden Triangle”. India is a country of mysticism and wonder, full of architectural delights and stunning wildlife. From the iconic Taj Mahal and bustling streets of Delhi to the birds and tigers of the beautiful Ranthambhore National Park, discover India’s ‘golden triangle’ of delights for yourself on this exciting tour. Your trip starts in Delhi where you will explore the treasures of Old and New Delhi including the Red Fort, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, Jama Masjid mosque, the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar and Humayuns’ Tomb. The next highlight is the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s iconic buildings the white marble tomb was crafted by 20,000 craftsmen over 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Leaving Agra you travel to Ranthambhore National Park, one of the Project Tiger’s great successes. Two game drives reveal the abundant bird and animal life, hopefully including tiger sightings. Your next stop is Jaipur, the City of Victory which bursts with, beautiful palaces, hilltop forts and energy. It is truly beguiling and your base for two nights. Your private full day sightseeing tour includes the Amber Fort, the City Palace, the Armoury Museum, the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds and the Jantar Mantar, the largest stone observatory in the world. Your trip ends with a drive back to Delhi and final overnight. Temples, Tigers and Taj is a discovery tour that explores the history, culture, wildlife and essence of this enchanting triangle of India. You will be travelling independently with your own driver and stay in 4 star and heritage hotels each night. In each location you will be guided by local expert guides to give colour and flavour to your experience of India.
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What To Expect

If you would like to discover the highlights of the Golden triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambhore in a short visit to India then this is a great way to do it.

Trip Style:

Private Guided | Alone or with your chosen companion(s), benefit from a private guide throughout most of your trip.

Activity:

Walking, Wildlife Watching, Cultural Activities | Walking as part of a multi activity trip., Trip includes wildlife watching as part of the itinerary, Trip includes cultural activities in the itinerary

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Luxury & Unique Stays
  • Wildlife
  • Historical Journeys
  • National Parks & Trails

Grade & Terrain

This discovery trip is graded easy and suitable for all abilities and ages. Sightseeing is by foot, car, jeep, rickshaw and elephant.

Navigation

Your comfort and safety are our priority and all transfers and sightseeing are by chauffer driven air-conditioned vehicles, which are a maximum of 3 years old and maintained to a high standard. Depending on your party size we use; 2-3 Toyota Innova, 4 - 6 Tempo Traveller and for 7 - 10 Mini Coach.

Drivers & Guides

You will have the same driver for the duration of your trip. All our drivers speak basic English and are fully trained and qualified. Sightseeing and cultural tours are carried out by local guides who speak excellent English in each location so that you get the best insight into each destination.

Accommodation Information

8 Nights accommodation is carefully selected hotels of character are included in your trip. Our standard Taj, Temples & Tigers tour is based on our superior accommodation package. We can also arrange the tour using luxury or comfort accommodation packages.

Single Rooms

Single rooms are available, there is a supplement payable. 

Accommodation: Superior Package

Our superior package uses a mix of luxury city hotels (4 & 5-star), resort hotels and authentic palace hotels. If the hotels detailed below are not available we will book hotels of the same or better standard.

Meals

8 Breakfasts, 2 evening meals and 2 lunches (Ranthambhore) are included. Dinner is available at your hotel or locally.

Included
  • 8 Nights in 4 star and heritage hotels on a twin/double share basis
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners (Ranthambore)
  • Private transfers and sightseeing by chauffer driven air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 Jeep based game drives in Ranthambhore National Park
  • English speaking local guide during the sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • Entry to all museums and monuments as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers and assistance on arrival and departure
  • All taxes
Excluded
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, telephone bills and airport tax.
  • Lunches and 6 dinners
  • Tips to drivers, guides and staff at your discretion
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to/from India
  • India Visa
Extras
  • Additional nights
  • Accommodation upgrades

When To Go

November to March is the best time of year to enjoy this trip as temperatures are mild and it is easier to see Tigers. November to February is particularly good for bird watching in Ranthambore. October and April are a possibility but it can be very hot.

Getting to the Start

By Air: Delhi International Airport (Indira Ghandi Airport) has excellent connections to UK, European and International destinations. Flights are not included in our package price.

Getting from the End

By Air: Delhi International Airport (Indira Ghandi Airport) has excellent connections to UK, European and International destinations. Flights are not included in our package price.

General Information

The distances are approximations of the recommended routes.

Equipment

Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sunhat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes all that you will need for your trip.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for cancellation, curtailment, the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Delhi Day 2 Discover Delhi Day 3 Delhi to Agra Day 4 The Taj Mahal & Drive to Ranthambhore Day 5 Ranthambhore National Park Day 6 Ranthambhore National Park to Jaipur Day 7 Palaces of Jaipur Day 8 Jaipur to Delhi Day 9 Leave Delhi

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