Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi
Your driver will pick you up upon your arrival at the airport and escort you to your car. Then we will take you to your hotel. There proceed to your check-in before we brief you to the rest of the tour, and answer the questions you may have. According to your arrival time, we will take you for a first tour of Delhi's highlights: such as the Akshardham temple (and its unimaginable architecture), Humayun's Tomb (built in the 1500s), the Lotus Temple (notable for its flowerlike shape, it has won several architectural awards), the Birla Mandir (also know as Laxminarayan Temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu), the Monkey temple... Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 : From Delhi to Jaipur (5h driving)
Today we will drive to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Named after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city was founded in the 18th century. At your arrival, discover the beautiful Jal Mahal. The Palace (literally 'Water Palace') is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. The postcard view becomes particularly romantic at sunset when the Palace lights up and seems to float in the air. In the evening you can enjoy a unique cinema experience or a world famous Indian Ayurvedic massage. Overnight in Jaipur.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Jaipur sightseeing
In and around Jaipur you will visit: Amber Fort (where you can ride an elephant to get to the top of the fort *) that was built by Raja Man Singh I, the old town and its monuments, Birla Mandir (a Hindu temple located at the foot of Moti Dungri fort), the Palace of Winds (in the shape of the crown of Krishna, which 953 small windows allowed women to watch everyday life and processions without being seen), the City Palace (the palace complex that includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, was built in 1732 )... In the afternoon, you will visit Galtaji. The ancient Hindu pilgrimage site consists of a series of temples built on the hills that surround Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.
* Elephant ride: this is an attraction enjoyed by locals. If you are animal wellness-sensitive and against their harassment for business reasons, you can, of course, do the 15/20 minutes walk-up by foot.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : From Jaipur to Ranthambore (3,5h driving)
After the breakfast at your hotel, you can enjoy some more sightseeing of the pink city Jaipur. If you did not have time you can explore the city palace or mingle on the market near the clock tower. Then your driver will take you to Ranthambore, home of the famous National Park. Visits to the National Park are either done in a Jeep or a Canter vehicle (roofless minibus, hosting up to 20 people). Overnight in Ranthambore.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : From Ranthambore to Agra (6h driving)
In the early morning, you will be picked up by a Canter (large roofless vehicle) or a private jeep (according to your booking choice) for a Safari in the National Park. You will get a chance to spot the famous Rajasthani Tigers. But also much more wildlife (duration about 3 hours). Enjoy the marvellous green environment of this wild nature. After you returned to your hotel, your driver will take you to Agra. On the way, we will stop in Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 to 1585. It was abandoned shortly after its completion, due to lack of water and the proximity with enemies. Then you will continue to Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Agra to Delhi (3-4h driving)
Start the day off by visiting the famous Taj Mahal during sunrise. It is the symbol of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next, you will visit the Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site) built by the great Emperor Akbar. Existing since the 11th century, the Fort was expanded by the Mughals and contains several buildings such as the Hall of Public Audience and also several gates (the Delhi Gate and the Lahore Gate are the most famous). You will also visit the Sikandra Fort. Then your driver will take you to your hotel in Delhi or to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals : Breakfast
|SUMMARY: 6 Days - 5 nights Tigers and Maharajas |
|During this fascinating 6 days and 5 nights tour of India, you will discover the most beautiful palaces and temples of Rajasthan as well as the sumptuous tigers that have made the Maharajas famous. You will visit the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Agra, Ranthambore and the Indian capital, Delhi. During this private trip you will be escorted by your Indian driver, who will guide you to the most beautiful places in the region by private car, and also introduce you to Indian culture and its gastronomy (and much more ...). |
| Highlights of your trip: |
| Admire the fascinating rajasthani Tigers at the Ranthambore National Parc |
Surrender to the romantic atmosphere of the Taj Mahal
Live like a Maharaja in Jaipur and at the Amber fort
Discover the vibrant city of Delhi, the capital city of India
Explore the forgotten sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri
In Delhi, your dedicated Indian driver will welcome you at the airport and take care of your from that moment. We will take you by private car (air-conditioned) to your hotel in Delhi. After you checked-in, we will brief on the continuation of your trip. Your driver (English speaking) will be your guide for the duration of the trip. He will make you discover the best places of India and Rajasthan, and will also take you off the beaten tracks, for an unforgettable journey. Whatever your requests, your Indian driver will adapt to your expectations.
We pay a special attention to carefully choosing our range of hotels. We give priority to small and exquisite properties that offer high standards in term of service.
(hotels indicated above depend on room availability at the time of your booking. In case a hotel is fully booked, we will offer a hotel of similar or better category)
|This tour includes: |
|- All arrival, departure, tours as per above itinerary by air conditioned car with English speaking driver including his living expenses |
- All applicable hotel & transport taxes (tolls, road taxes, state taxes, fuel)
- 5 nights accommodation in a single/double/triple room
- 2 Tiger safaris at the Ranthambore National Parc, in a Canter jeep (up to 20 people)
- Breakfast buffet at your hotel
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Your driver's accommodation and meals
- Indian Government services tax
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees
|This tour does not include: |
|- Any meals or drinks (except as specified above). Your driver can recommend safe food restaurants on the way or in the cities |
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor...
- Entrance fees during sightseeing
- Any domestic or international airfare
- Any other item not specified