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INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND THE TIGERS OF RANTHAMBORE - 2017

Tour Code - 2620 9 days - DELHI to DELHI $1360 AUD

This fascinating tour of the Golden Triangle encapsulates the glittering royal past of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, taking in magnificent forts, ornate mosques and enchanting palaces. Search for tigers on a jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park, said to be the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

Extend your trip with a relaxing stay in Goa

Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Ranthambore National Park.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; train from Ranthambore to Delhi.
  • HOTELS
    Hotel accommodation in twin-bed rooms with private facilities, as stated or similar.
  • MEALS
    Breakfast daily (B), 2 Lunches (L) and 3 Dinners (D)

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8
2
3

Day by Day

  1. DELHI.
    Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new, boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India's Mughal emperors. On arrival in Delhi you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel where the afternoon is free for you to relax or start exploring. This evening meet your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  2. DELHI.
    Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. This afternoon, enjoy New Delhi's major sights including the towering QUTAB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun, the grand India Gate war memorial, then a drive past Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan. (B)

  3. DELHI - AGRA.
    Today we travel to Agra and visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. Visit the famous TAJ MAHAL at sunset. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal and took 22 years to build. (B)

  4. AGRA - FATEHPU SIKRI - JAIPUR.
    En-route to Jaipur this morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. En-route visit CHAND BAORI, the ancient stepwell in Abhaneri, with 11 levels of zigzagging steps. Later arrive at Jaipur, Rajasthan's quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the "Pink City", Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples & monuments. (B)

  5. JAIPUR.
    Today we start the day with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the 'Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan'. This fortress-palace has a sombre exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Explore the ANOKHI MUSEUM and the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons and costumes, then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B) NOTE: Museum visit subject to opening times.

  6. JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.
    Drive to Ranthambore National Park, home to its famous tigers and the only place in Rajasthan where these impressive creatures can be seen in the wild. It is said that Ranthambore provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Plant a tree in the National Park and enjoy your first jungle safari this afternoon. (B,L,D)

  7. RANTHAMBORE.
    Bring your wildlife-watching eyes and spot telltale tiger stripes today on your two jungle safaris. Also look out for leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and Indian wild boar. (B,L,D)

  8. RANTHAMBORE - DELHI.
    Depart early this morning for your train to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel in Gurgaon on arrival. (B)

  9. DELHI.
    Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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02 Dec 2017 10 Dec 2017 $1360 AUD $1931 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE DELHI 01 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 $128 AUD $66 AUD
PRE DELHI 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2017 $96 AUD $48 AUD
POST DELHI 01 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 $120 AUD $59 AUD
POST DELHI 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2017 $109 AUD $54 AUD

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