Tiger and Taj

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Tiger and Taj

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Destination for this trip:

Agra, India; Bangalore, India; Delhi, India; Gwalior, India; Jaipur, India; Khajuraho, India; Madhya Pradesh, India; Raipur, India; Rajasthan, India

Length of trip:

18 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2000 to $ 3000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

The Tiger and Taj tour package offers the perfect combination of best things India has to offer: the Taj Mahal and the tigers. The tour package has been popular among many architecture enthusiasts, heritage aficionados, wildlife freaks, and tourists on the whole. The tour package takes you from the captivating capital city to the major wildlife destinations of Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh renowned for its tiger population and the smaller ones of Shivpuri and Bandipur. Then there are the cities of Jaipur, Gwalior, Orchha, and Khajuraho worth visiting for its rich cultural heritage, forts, palaces, and captivating customs. Last but not the least, we will visit the amazing city of Agra with its astonishing Taj Mahal to make the holiday unforgettable.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Delhi

    Arrive Delhi.

    Traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 2 - Delhi

    Historical and Educational Tours

    After breakfast, there will be a guided tour of the historic city of Delhi; it is the city where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who ruled this region and it has been built, destroyed, and re-built over seven times. The guided tour takes to the monuments that depict the different eras. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, and the Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation."

    Sightseeing

    In the afternoon, there will be a tour of New Delhi which includes the Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, the President's House, and a drive through Connaught Place.

    Optional
    Sightseeing

    In the evening, we will see the Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 3 - Jaipur

    Delhi - Jaipur (265 kms/ 5 hrs).
    Private Car Service

    Breakfast. We will drive to Jaipur - the Pink City of Rajasthan.

    Hotel

    Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel.

    Sightseeing

    Later, you will take a guided half-day city tour of Jaipur covering Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, and Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory).

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 4 - Jaipur

    Food and Dining

    Enjoy a royal breakfast at hotel.

    Sightseeing

    Then, there will be a guided excursion to the majestic Amber Fort, the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still arrive on an elephant just like the maharajas used to.

    Shopping

    Evening at leisure so you can enjoy the real charm of this royal city and stroll in the local bazaars to see handicrafts and artisans.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 5 - Jaipur

    Jaipur – Ranthambore (155 kms / 3 hrs).
    Hotel

    Breakfast. We will drive to Ranthambore. On arrival check into the hotel.

    Historical and Educational Tours

    In the afternoon, we will visit the Ranthambore Fort.

    Safari

    After, you will then take a jeep safari into the park.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 6 - Rajasthan

    Ranthambore (day excursion to Bundi & Tonk).
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, there will be a day excursion to Tonk and Bundi. In Bundi, you will visit the Bundi palace, Raniji-ki-Baoli (Queen's step well), the Dhabhai Kund, and the Bhora-ji-ka-Kund. Tonk is an old town dating to the middle of the 17th century. It is famous for its Sunehri Kothi with its intricate mirror work and colourful medley of painted mosques, mansions, and colonial buildings.

    Hotel

    You will return to Ranthambore. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 7 - Agra

    Ranthambore – Agra (275 kms / 6 hrs).
    Sightseeing

    Breakfast at hotel. Then, we will proceed to Agra via Fatepur Sikri, a World Heritage Site. Assisted by a guide, you will be able to visit this world famous complex of monuments and temples built in a uniform architectural style.

    Private Car Service

    Drive onto Agra.

    Hotel

    On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 8 - Gwalior

    Agra – Gwalior (118 kms / 2.5 hrs).
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, you will visit the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal of Agra is a monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and the Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar. Built with red sandstone, the Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture.

    Private Car Service

    In the afternoon, we shall drive to Gwalior.

    Hotel

    On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 9 - Gwalior

    Gwalior- Shivpuri (112 kms / 3 hrs).
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, there will be a half day guided tour of Gwalior which includes the Gwalior Fort, Teli-ka-Mandir, Sas-Bahu Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, and Tansen’s Tomb.

    Hotel

    In the evening, we will proceed to Shivpuri. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 10 - Madhya Pradesh

    Shivpuri- Chanderi- Orcha (270 kms / 6 hrs).
    Safari

    An early morning safari to Madhav National Park.

    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, there will be a guided sightseeing of Shivpuri summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior including Chhatris, Madhav Vilas Palace, Sakhya Sagar Boat Club, and Bhadaiya Kund. In the afternoon, we will drive to Orrcha and visit Chanderi, surrounded by hills, lakes, forests, and several monuments of Bundela Rajputs and Malwa Sultans.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 11 - Khajuraho

    Orcha- Khajuraho (170 kms / 3 hrs).
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast a guided tour of Orrcha including Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Chhatris (Cenotaphs).

    Private Car Service

    In the afternoon, we will drive to Khajuraho.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 12 - Khajuraho

    Sightseeing

    Breakfast followed by a guided tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and carvings. Visit the Northern, Eastern and Southern group of temples.

    Relaxation

    Evening for leisure.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 13 - Madhya Pradesh

    Khajuraho- Bandhavgarh (237 kms / 5 hrs).
    National Parks

    After breakfast, you will be able to enjoy a leisurely drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. This is also known as the ‘white tiger country’. On arrival, you will check-in to the resort.

    Hotel

    Evening in leisure. Overnight at jungle resort.

  • Day 14 - Madhya Pradesh

    Safari

    You will take an early morning jungle safari.

    Sightseeing

    After breakfast day for leisure until the evening safari to get a chance to view and enjoy more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds.

    Hotel

    Overnight at resort.

  • Day 15 - Madhya Pradesh

    Bandhavgarh – Kanha (260 kms / 6 hrs).
    Safari

    After breakfast, we will drive to Kanha. On arrival, you will check into a jungle resort. You will then take a jungle safari for another chance to view the royal tiger and other wildlife. In the evening, you may visit the Bamni Dadar, near the National Park. This place is also known as the sunset point and the Park view is at it scenic best from this point. The grazing sambhar, barking deer, gaurs, and other animals make the ambience magical.

    Hotel

    Overnight at the resort.

  • Day 16 - Raipur

    Kanha – Raipur (220 kms / 4 hrs) – Chennai.
    Commercial Flight

    Early breakfast, then drive to Raipur to catch a flight to Chennai.

    Hotel

    On arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 17 - Bangalore

    Chennai – Bangalore (flight) – Bandipur (170 kms / 4.5 hrs).
    Commercial Flight

    You will catch an early morning flight to Bangalore and drive straight to Mudumalai.

    Hotel

    Stopover for breakfast at Mysore. Arrive Mudumalai by lunch. Check into hotel.

    Safari

    In the evening, we will take a jeep safari into the forest.

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 18 - Bangalore

    Bandipur – Bangalore (170 kms / 4 .5 hrs).

    Breakfast. Drive to Bangalore to catch a flight to onward destination.

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