Rajasthan Tiger Safari
Bengal Tiger Safari in India is one of highlight tours that can be taken anytime outside the monsoon period. Depending on how much time you have, travelling to two or more parks is ideal. This will increase your chances of seeing tigers and will give you a nice variety of wildlife and scenery. Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan is one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural jungle habitat.
Begin in Delhi, and explore the historical sites of Old Delhi including Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb and Lodi Gardens. New Delhi is known for its colonial style architecture largely influenced by the British architect Edwin Lutyens. After a relaxed tour of Taj Mahal, continue to Ranthambore National Park, one of the world’s finest wildlife sanctuaries with over 62 tigers. Also, tour Rajasthan’s important cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 16-DAY RAJASTHAN SAFARI…
And, experience Golden Triangle & see Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. With your private guide, explore the historical sites of Old Delhi including Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lodi Gardens and Jama Masjid. New Delhi in comparison has an imprint of the British architect Edwin Lutyens. Most notably, his shiny examples are the Parliament and the President’s House.
Transfer to Agra, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Taj Mahal. Tour the splendid Agra fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Continue to Ranthambore National Park, one of the world’s finest wildlife sanctuaries. Enjoy early morning and afternoon jungle safaris (accompanied by a trained naturalist) into the national park. Stay at the luxurious Aman-i-Khas, a luxury tented camp, and enjoy wildlife safaris to see tigers, leopards, crocodiles and more.
Spend two nights in the Aravali Hills at Amanbagh, a luxurious resort in a walled compound in the Rajasthan countryside. A guaranteed highlight of your visit to India, touring includes an early morning visit (with yoga, if desired) at abandoned ruins in the region and a safari tour to local villages (including a visit to a home for tea).
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City,” visiting the centuries-old ruins at Fatehpur Sikri en route. See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas hill forts, palaces, an observatory, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions), surrounded by stark desert. Take an elephant ride to the 16th century Amber Fort. Browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, perfume, jewellery and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery.
Transfer to Jodhpur, the blue hued city of Rajasthan, we take village jeep safari, and visit a Bishnoi village – a community known for their love for nature and animals. Tour the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, with its grand palaces that are impressive examples of architectural excellence.
Spend three nights in Udaipur, India’s most romantic city and serene city. Set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills and surrounded by three lakes, it has its share of palaces including the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets. One day, enjoy an excursion to the gorgeous, fresco-covered Juna Mahal palace, or to the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur.
Return to Delhi for overnight and connect with your onward flight.
Rajasthan, Tigers Safari Includes Taj Mahal and Rajasthan highlights with game viewing Ranthambore for the Indian tiger.
(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur & Aravali Hills, Jodhpur, Udaipur
Day 1 – Arrive
Delhi Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Delhi Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi.
Day 3 – Transfer & Tour
Agra Transfer to Agra for 1 night.
Afternoon private touring and visit to Taj Mahal.
Day 4 – Transfer & Safari
Ranthambore National Park Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Transfer to Ranthambore for two nights at luxury tented camp. Afternoon wildlife viewing.
Day 5 – Safari
Ranthambore National Park Morning and afternoon wildlife viewing.
Day 6 – Transfer & Explore
Aravali Hills Private transfer to the countryside for a two-night stay at Amanbagh.
Day 7 – Explore
Aravali Hills Private touring, including morning visit to ruins and village safari.
Special private Rajasthani feast tonight with classical Indian musician.
Day 8 – Transfer & Tour
Jaipur Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights.
Afternoon private tour.
Day 9 – Tour
Jaipur Private full-day tour, including elephant ride and shopping.
Day 10 – Transfer & Tour
Jodhpur Private transfer to Jodhpur for 2 nights.
Day 11 – Tour
Jodhpur Full-day private tour. Evening tour of spice market.
Day 12 – Transfer & Tour
Udaipur Private transfer and flight to Udaipur for 3 nights.
Introductory city tour this afternoon.
Day 13 – Tour
Udaipur Private city tour, including boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 14 – Tour
Udaipur Private excursion to Jain Temples at Ranakpur or visit local temples and gourmet lunch at a palace.
Day 15 – Transfer & Tour
Delhi Private transfer and flight to Delhi for overnight stay.
Private car and driver at disposal for afternoon shopping or sightseeing.
Day 16 – Depart
Delhi Private transfer to airport.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
Getting There All major international airlines fly to India’s main airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
When to go The best time to travel to India is between September and March. This is a high season and it is advisable to book your holiday well in advance. Summer starts in April and by June, it becomes very hot. By July there is the south-west monsoon, which brings heavy rains to the west coast. September is a generally a clear month though later, between October and December there may be a reverse pattern called the north-east monsoon that appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast. The best time for trekking in the Indian Himalaya is between April and November but it varies from region to region and the altitude you are planning to reach.
Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Indian territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Indian High Commission, embassy or consulate.
All visa applications in UK should be filled online at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk. Cost of six months tourist visa for UK nationals including handling charges is £92.20.