INCREDIBLE INDIA

GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND TIGER SPOTTING

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

ITINERARY

YOUR ITINERARY

Namaste - Welcome to Delhi

Welcome to Delhi. No planned activities, welcome dinner in the evening.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Bid farewell to India

You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight home

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Check FCO Travel Advice and Entry Requirements

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/entry-requirements

Visa Requirements

A valid visa is required for India . British passport holders can refer to this link:https://www.hcilondon.gov.in/ However if you are joining the trip from any other country, check with your local Embassy.

Vaccinations and Health Advice

You can check Vaccinations and Health Advice via this link or your with your local GP surgery https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-east/india

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all our trips and should include Covid cover for trip cancellation. It must also cover you for any activities that you book that are not included in the itinerary.

Packing List and other Useful information

  • Backpack or day bag

  • Power adaptors- https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/jordan/

  • Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

  • Travel wipes/ Hand sanitizer/Face Mask

  • Insect repellent

  • Comfortable Walking shoes/trainers with good grips as the climb in Petra can be very uneven

  • Head scarf or something that will also cover the face to keep the sand off your face and eyes in the desert

  • Swimwear for the dead sea and towel

  • Beach shoes for the dead sea- the beach is pebbly so you would need beach shoes with a grip

  • Clothing- Although Jordan is a predominantly Muslim country, it is a very liberal country and there are no formal dress rules, however when visiting Holy Places,(ie Mosques) you are requested to dress respectfully. It’s always good to carry an additional warm piece of clothing for the desert at night

  • Medication – If you are carrying prescribed medication, you will need to carry a doctor’s note with you to verify this.

CURRENCY
The preferred local currency in Jordan is Jordanian Dinar. You can also use US Dollars, but will generally get any change back in Dinar’s. ATM’s are available in most towns and credit cards are also accepted in most places. We would recommend budgeting approx £35.00/£40.00 per day for meals and extras (not including alcohol). You can buy this in the UK before you travel. Tips for guide and driver and any optional activities are not included in this budget. Tips of course are discretionary for rewarding good service. We recommend USD5.00 per person per day to be split between the guide and driver.