GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND TIGER SPOTTING
India tour highlights comprised of India’s most popular cities, Delhi, Agra and jaipur, this amazing 10-day golden triangle tour is perfect for solo travellers looking to get a taste of life in India, not to mention a glimpse at one of the seven wonders of the world. starting in Delhi, a place steeped in rich history, with tours of both the old and new city, we work our way south, to Agra, to visit architectural delight, the Taj Mahal. one of the world’s seven wonders, this magnificent structure was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife in 1632 and is an undoubted highlight of this trip. from here, we’ll be heading west to Jaipur, stopping on the way to visit the abandoned mogul capital of Fatehpur Sikri. once in jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, we will visit the stunning amber fort, the palace of the winds and the city palace. depending on the time of year, it is also in Jaipur where you can join the locals in their colourful celebrations of holi festival, making this trip extra special. we’ll finish up our incredible India tour with a safari in the Ranthambore national park, home to India’s tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles!
Namaste - Welcome to Delhi
Welcome to Delhi. No planned activities, welcome dinner in the evening.
Explore Delhi – Full day of sightseeing
After breakfast we will head out to explore Delhi and see some of the must sees with our guide. We will visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. After which we will enjoy a rickshaw ride in the busy bazaar.
In the afternoon we will continue onto the Qutub Minar minaret andvictory tower, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch). Also drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden)
After breakfast we will depart for Agra. After checking in at our hotel we will visit Agra fort a majestic citadel that has been standing for centuries and learn more about the history of the Mughal Empire. Get wowed by the beautiful architecture and take a wander through the courtyards and gardens.
Early evening you will be taken to Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) to view the Taj Mahal at sunset for a full circle view back across the Yamuna River. This is a magical experience and will give you amazing views and photo opportunities.
Stunning Taj Mahal Sunrise and Fatehpur Sikri
Today we will see the magical sunrise over the Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the architectural splendour of the Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan to enshrine the remains of his favourite wife. A true masterpiece that will wow you!
We will return to the hotel for breakfast and continue our journey to the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur. On the way we will visit the historical site of Fatehpur Sikri. The city was founded in 1571 as the capital of the Mughal Empire by Emperor Akbar and remarkably well preserved with stunning architecture. We will then continue our drive to Jaipur.
Exploring Jaipur the Pink City
After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the majestic Amber Fort housing the breath taking beautiful Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) accessed via the grand entry gate Ganesh Pol. Stunning architecture and stooped with history. Learn more about the history and enjoy the amazing views over the city. We will continue to Hawa Mahal one of the most important Landmarks in Jaipur (Palace of Winds) which has 953 windows where the Royal Rajput ladies used to watch the hustle and bustle of the city. Finishing our tour at The Jantar Mantar Observatory for an astronomical experience.
Jaipur Free Day
Today is a free day for you to spend at your leisure. Maybe explore one of the bustling bazaars,
Visit Birla Mandar or watch a movie at the iconic Raj Mandir.
Afternoon Tiger Spotting and Jungle Safari in Ranthambore
Morning breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Ranthambhore.
On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Afternoon Lunch in the resort and proceed for Shared Jungle safari to track the Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild along with other wildlife of Ranthambhore including deer, sambhars, peacocks’ crocodiles, parrots, and lots of different bird species.
Second day of Tiger Spotting and Jungle Safari in Ranthambore
Today we return to Ranthambore in the morning for a shared canter jungle safari to spot the rare Indian tigers in full glory at the Ranthambhore National Park.
After lunch we return to Ranthambhore for another shared canter jungle safari on open to spot the rare Indian tigers in full glory at the Ranthambhore National Park.
Evening is free to watch wildlife documentary movies on Ranthambhore Tiger reserve.
Ranthambore to Delhi
Today we will board a train back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will also have some free time for last minute shopping at the local market and in the evening we will visit the famous Gurdwara Bangla Sahib to attend the evening ceremony.
Bid farewell to India
You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home
Check FCO Travel Advice and Entry Requirements
Vaccinations and Health Advice
Packing List and other Useful information
- Backpack or day bag
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Travel wipes/ Hand sanitizer/Face Mask
- Insect/Mosquito repellent
- Comfortable walking shoes/trainers or sandals
- Light fitting and loose clothing especially for visits to temples (long sleeves nd long trousers are recommended)
- If the trip is during Holi, you can take some white clothing to wear on the day that you are happy to spoil or you can buy something locally
- Medication – If you are carrying prescribed medication, you will need to carry a doctor’s note with you to verify this.
- Print out of your visa and Travel Insurance Policy