9 days/8 nights to explore Rajasthan's Golden triangle, spot Tigers in Ranthambore and watch the magnificent Taj Mahal
from 295 USD / 277 EUR per person (incl. hotel)
Tour highlights: Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Bundi, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Taj Mahal
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Your Indian driver will pick you up upon your arrival at the airport (or any other place in Delhi) 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 on India or on your tour. 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 Indian Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu), the Monkey temple... Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi to Jaipur (5 hours)
Today, after you enjoyed breakfast at your hotel, your indian driver will take you to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Named after the indian Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city was founded in the 18th century. At your arrival, your driver will make you 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.
Day 3: Jaipur and Amber fort
In and around Jaipur your driver will make you 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 in a series of temples built on the hills that surround Jaipur .Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur to Pushkar (3 hours)
After breakfast we will head to Pushkar. On the way, you will visit Ajmer, and its Taragarh Fort (one of the oldest hill forts in India and in the world). In Pushkar, visit the Brahama Temple which is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. This temple is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway, there is a beautiful statue of a Hans (goose) - the celestial of Lord Brahma. After walking to the famous Holy Pushkar Lake, sit down and watch Hindu people bathing and washing. Overnight in Pushkar.
Day 5: Pushkar to Bundi (4 hours)
Today your driver will take you to the small charming city of Bundi, surrounded by the hills of the Aravalli Range. Bundi is a city you will explore by foot, as no hectic traffic will bother you. Off the beten tracks, you will visit Garh palace with its marvelous paintings and enjoy the fantastic view over the city. From there you can walk up to the Taragarh fort (also called Star Fort). Built in 1354, the Fort offers a fantastic topview down on the city. Don’t to miss the impressive step-wells, and simply enjoy walking trough the narrow streets of this captivating town. Overnight in Bundi.
Day 6: Bundi to Ranthambore (3.5 hours)
After your breakfast in the relaxing atmosphere of Bundi, you can take another walk up to the Taragarh fort. Don’t to miss the impressive step-wells, and simply enjoy walking trough the narrow streets of this captivating town. The Palace is completely abandoned but its visit is open to general public. Get lost inside the building and feel like an explorer in this place often ignored by tourists. Your driver will take you to Ranthambore, home of the famous National Park. Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 7: Ranthambore to Agra (6h drive)
In the early morning, you will be picked up by a Canter (large roofless vehicle) for a Safari in the National Park (included in our tour). You will get a chance to spot the famous Rajasthani Tigers. But also much more wildlife (duration about 3 hours). Enjoy the marvelous 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.
Day 8: Agra to Delhi (3h drive)
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 gate (the Delhi Gate and the Lahore Gate being the most famous). You will also visit the Sikandra Fort before driving to Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 9: Departure Day
According to your flight schedule, your driver will take you to visit the Red Fort (the large red-colored fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 2 centuries, and offers several strucutures that you will visit inside the main building - closed on Mondays), the nearby great Jama Masjid Mosque (built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656, it is one of the largest Mosques in India), the Chandni Chowk market (one of the oldest and busiest markets in old Delhi), QutbMinar (the 72 meter high monument) and more depending on your interests as you can decide with your driver who knows very well is home town. In the evening we will take you to your hotel, or according to your flight time, to the airport for departure and say you goodbye.
Prices per person:
|Price per Person||1 Person||2 Persons||3 Persons|
|Budget Accommodation||$ 723||678 €||$ 380||356 €||$ 295||277 €|
|Comfort Accommodation||$ 961||901 €||$ 498||467 €||$ 405||380 €|
|Luxury Accommodation||$ 1663||1559 €||$ 849||796 €||$ 677||635 €|
|Driver Only (no accommodation)||$ 494||463 €||$ 265||248 €||$ 196||184 €|
Pricing for 3 persons based on a triple room.
Pricing for Luxury Accommodation includes a high-end Toyota Innova car.
Pricing for more than 3 persons upon request based on your requirements (number of rooms/cars).
Different prices apply during Pushkar Camel Fair. Please inquire.
Your tour includes:
- All arrival, departure, tours as per above itinerary in air conditioned car (Tata Indigo) with English speaking Indian driver including his living expenses
- All applicable hotel & transport taxes (tolls, road taxes, state taxes, fuel)
- 8 nights accommodation in hotels in a double room
- 1 Tiger Safari in Ranthambore, in a Canter vehicule
- The Elephant tour at Amber Fort (Jaipur)
- Daily buffet breakfast (in case of Comfort or Luxury accommodation)
- Your driver's accommodation and meals
- Indian Government services tax
- Passenger and car insurance
Your tour does not include:
- Any meals or drinks (except breakfast in case of Comfort or Luxury accommodation). 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 International airfare to India
- Any other item not specified