Grand Heritage Tour of India with Tiger Safari
Day One: New Delhi
After an early breakfast, spend the full day sight-seeing in Delhi and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, pass by the Presidential Palace and Nizamuddin’s Tomb.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Hotel Rockland Inn C R Park, New Delhi or Hotel Rockland Inn Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi or equally good.
Day Two: Agra
After an early breakfast leave for Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal.
Check-in and lunch at the hotel.
In the afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, Sikandra and Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Atulyaa Taj or Hotel Alleviate or equally good.
Day Three: Sariska
After an early breakfast leave for Sariska, the Tiger Reserve.
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri and the world-famous bird sanctuary at Bharatpur.
Proceed to Sariska for dinner and overnight stay.
Hotel of Preference: Clarks Inn - Alwar
Day Four: Jaipur
After an early breakfast visit the Sariska Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. Also see Viratnagar, the ancient town of great historical importance.
Proceed to Jaipur, India’s pink city for dinner and overnight stay.
Hotel Mahal Khandela
Day Five: Jaipur
After an early breakfast, climb Amber Fort on an elephant (or jeep), and take a tour of the Amber Fort Complex. Also see the Nahargarh and Jaigarh Forts.
After a visit to the City Palace, return to the hotel.
In the evening the owners of the hotel will host a private dinner, with folk dances and music to entertain you. Overnight at the hotel.
Day Six: Jaipur
Visit the Observatory and the Palace of Wwinds, stroll through the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Return to the Hotel for lunch. Late afternoon visit the Birla Temple and Sisodia Rani Garden. Proceed to beautiful Castle Kalwar – 19 kms from Jaipur for an early dinner.
Overnight at Hotel Mahal Khandela
Day Seven: Kishangarh - Pushkar
Leave for Kishangarh - Pushkar. Lunch at Phool Mahal Palace owned by the former Maharaja of Kishangarh. In the afternoon visit the various sacred lakes and the Temple of Lord Brahma.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Hotel of Preference: Phool Mahal Palace by the lake.
Day Eight: Fort Chittorgarh
After an early breakfast leave for the imposing Fort Chittorgarh - now on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Lunch enroute.
Dinner and overnight at the Fort – Bassi Palace.
Day Nine: Udaipur
After breakfast leave for Udaipur, the lovely lake city. Visit the City Palace and Museum. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Visit the Sajjangarh Fort. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Hotel Mahdendra Prakash or Hotel Lavitra or Hotel Cambay.
Day Ten: Fort Kumbhalgarh
After an early breakfast leave for Fort Kumbhalgarh - now on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Lunch at Castle Kumbhalgarh. From there proceed to Ranakpur, the town that has the fabulous Jain temple complex. Stay at the magnificent Royal Ghanerao Castle, 28 kms from the temples. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Royal Ghanerao Castle or Ghanerao Jungle Lodge.
Day Eleven: Nimaj
After breakfast leave for Nimaj, probably the oldest heritage property owned by a former royal family.
Bullock-cart safari around villages. Folk dances and music and dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Nimaj Palace.
Day Twelve: Jodhpur
After breakfast leave for Jodhpur, the sun city of India.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Hotel of Preference: Kiran Vilas Heritage or Polo Heritage or Hotel Kuchaman Haveli.
Day Thirteen: Jodhpur
After an early breakfast visit Rao Jodha Desert Park. Take a jeep safari through the colourful villages around Jodhpur. Lunch at a resort.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Hotel of Preference: Hotel Kiran Vilas Heritage or Polo Heritage or Hotel Kuchaman Haveli
Day Fourteen: New Delhi
After breakfast take a flight to New Delhi. Check into your hotel.
After lunch visit the iconic Akshardham Temple and the famous Khan Market and Lodhi Garden.
Overnight at the Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the IGI airport New Delhi for journey back home.
End of Tour
Minimum on tour: 4
Best time: August to March
Fee per person (in US dollars)
$4200 twin share
$5880 single room
• 3.5* - 4 * AC accommodation in twin share
• All breakfasts.
• All buffet dinners
• AC car or coach with English-speaking driver and local guides.
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
• Dance show.
• All entry fees
• All activities fees.
• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.
• Lunches, unless stated in itinerary.
• Travel Insurance (required). Insurance of any kind.
• Personal expenses.
• Tipping: $120 per person for the entire tour. This can be disbursed at the beginning of the tour.
India is a country of 1.30 billion mostly peace-loving people. Sometimes a foreign authority issues advisories to its citizens regarding taking extreme care when in India. Your welfare is equally our concern.
- You will be received and seen off at the airports.
- Our representative will display your name on a placard.
- If we feel certain areas are to be avoided we may modify routes, etc without in anyway effecting your overall experience which would be enthralling.
- Please obtain proper receipts for all the products you buy and do so only from authorised shops.
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