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Tigers and The Taj 11 Days / 09 Nights

  • Tigers and the Taj Mahal are two of the most iconic attractions in India and this interesting tour covers them both! Before reaching Agra to spend time at Taj Mahal, the tour takes you on an incredible journey where you discover the history and culture of Delhi and Jaipur. Later, you will head to the wildlife-rich Ranthambore National Park. You will also be visiting the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

     

    Tour Nights

    • Delhi: 3 nights
    • Jaipur: 2 nights
    • Ranthambore: 2 nights
    • Bharatpur: 1 nights
    • Agra: 1 nights
  • Summary

    • Tour code: AWI06
    • Accommodation Grade
    • Private Tour

Your Tour Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Delhi

Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

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Day 2 Arrival - Delhi

Arrive at International airport, after traditional welcome by our representative would assist you at New Delhi transfer to hotel for check in. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Read More

Day 3 Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old New Delhi. Stalk around the sprawling metropolis which is a bewitching blend of the past and the present. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are some of the famous edifices that lead the list of all the travellers here. An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, Parliament House, The President’s Residence and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset. Read More

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Day 4 Delhi - Jaipur

Post breakfast; Proceed towards the beautiful pink city where you will get to experience the royal Rajputana culture which is known for its warm hospitality. Jaipur, the capital and the largest city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the Pink City, was built by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 A.D. The whole city was painted pink in 1876 during the visit of Prince of Whales, later Edward VII. Two nights stay in Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Read More

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Day 5 Jaipur

Post breakfast; Proceed for a full day excursion of the city. Begin with the beautiful and historical Amber Fort. Enjoy an intrepid Elephant ride ascent to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace which sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture.

Sky Waltz Balloon Safari (optional) with an additional cost Started in 2008, SkyWaltz is the first and only fully-licensed and approved commercial Hot Air Balloon operation in India.The operating season is from 15th August to 15th May and the 60-minute ride offers you spectacular aerial views of the beautiful landscapes. Participants are honoured with First Flight certificate as a memento.
 
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Day 6 Jaipur - Ranthambore

Begin your journey for Ranthambhore early in the morning after breakfast. Being one of the best preserved National Parks of India, Ranthambore has the highest density of Indian Tigers, which makes this national park pretty much popular among all the travellers. Spare your evening at leisure upon arrival.

Day 7 Ranthambore

This day calls for a heavy dose of adventure. Spend your whole day inside the jungle during the exciting jungle safari which you may proceed in a jeep or an open truck called Canter. Overnight stay will be at the resort.

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Day 8 Ranthambore - Bharatpur

Enjoy your early morning breakfast and proceed towards Bharatpur, a paradise for the avian world and the pilgrimage for the bird lovers. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and relax.

Day 9 Bharatpur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra

Spend your day at the Bird Park for bird watching. Later on, drive to Agra, a city that beguiles travellers with its irresistible charm. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful and deserted medieval city, built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. Check in at your hotel in Agra and relax.

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Day 10 Agra - Delhi

Proceed for day sightseeing of Agra in the morning after breakfast. Visit the legendary edifice, Taj Mahal which doesn’t require any introduction. Capture some of the best inlay work ever seen, particularly the elegant domes and intricately carved screens. This architectural wonder is also noted for its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry. Apart from Taj Mahal, there is one another picture perfect monument that awaits to get captured in your camera, which is the Agra Fort. Ensconced within, is the magnificent Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. After Agra Fort, visit BABY TAJ - The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. Now, drive back to Delhi, en-route visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. Upon arrival in Delhi, check-in at hotel and relax Read More

Day 11 Delhi to UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

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Day 1 To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla.

Days 2 & 3 Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4 To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 5 To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1 To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.

Day 2 Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony.

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Day 3 To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £605

    £125

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £755

    £155

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 30 Sep

    £715

    £195

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1 To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure

Day 2 Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of B dha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3 Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to N arkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

Day 4 Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath.

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Day 5 Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories.

Experience Varanasi, a city steeped in history and mythology located on the banks of River Ganga. A city that penetrates your hearts & minds through its aura of divinity. A city that links you to that supreme almighty who is worshipped in various forms in its numerous ancient temples.

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Day 1 To Varanasi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Varanasi and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Varanasi. Afternoon visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Day 2 Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘Ghats’. Later visit the Chunar Fort, which enjoys a commanding position on the banks of the Ganges and the crumbling Ramnagar Fort, the ancestral home of the former Maharaja of Banaras that dates back to 1750.

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Day 3 To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly back towards Delhi and stay overnight at the Hotel in Delhi.

Day 4 To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Rishikesh, often referred to as the world Yoga capital, is a town that sits on the banks of River Ganga in the foothills of Shivalik mountain ranges. The region is known for its tranquil environs, ancient temples and art of holistic healing, which attract people to its throes from far and wide.

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Day 1 To Rishikesh

Post breakfast, transfer to airport towards your onward journey to Dehradun. Continue by car to Ananda in The Himalayas in Rishikesh for a 4-night stay.

Days 2-5 Rishikesh

At leisure. Wellness Package • Individual Wellness consultation• Ayurvedic consultation • Personal fitness consultation•Fitness Test and Body composition analysis • Ongoing progress checks with Doctor and Spa consultants • Detailed debrief session and lifestyle consultation and counseling session • Morning Wake U signature tea and fresh fruit bowl provided every day• 3 Ananda Rejuvenation Spa Cuisine meals (breakfast/ lunch/ dinner), per night per person • Daily use of the Hydrotherapy facilities Steam, Sauna, Chill Plunge Pool, Kneipp Hydrotherapy Foot Bath and Heated Lap Pool • Scheduled Spa Lifestyle and Wellness activities Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Vedanta, Fitness, Cooking demonstrations Lectures, Workshops and Excursions Read More

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Day 6 To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport in Dehradun towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories.

Dates & Prices

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 11 Apr

    £1245

    £335

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 11 Apr

    £1355

    £465

  • Period of travel
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    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Apr - 11 Apr

    £1615

    £685

Tour Highlights

  • Exploring the bustling capital city- Delhi
  • Experience the contrast of life between Old and New Delhi
  • Behold the beauty of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Discover the 'Pink City' Jaipur and relish an adventurous camel ride at Amber Fort
  • See the Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Meet some of the most sought after members of the animal kingdom including tigers, leopards and crocodiles at Ranthambore National Park
  • Enjoy bird watching at Bharatpur Bird Santuary
  • Sight the magnificent Agra Fort

what's included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven Air-conditioned car inclusive of representative assistance. Where courtesy transfers are provided by the hotel representative assistance may not be available in some places.
  • Accommodation: Room with attached private facilities.
  • Meal Plan: : Bed & Breakfast at all places and at Ranthambore on Full Board.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of a local agent in all major cities and an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments.
  • Taxes:All applicable taxes and service charges.

what's Not included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

* Subject to Availability | Extremely Limited.

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