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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum dedicated to his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India.

Countries Visited

India

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA
    Hello, Delhi! Welcome to Delhi, India’s capital city. Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
  2. Day 2
    DELHI
    Delhi Delights Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Then, visit Jama Masjid and take a [LF] rickshaw ride through a local bazaar. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of free time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a cooking demonstration and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. (B,L,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    MARKET HIGH Hop on a rickshaw and explore Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling a variety of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    DELHI–AGRA
    Remembrance & Worship This morning, visit Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE As Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib has religious significance and splendid architecture. The grand edifice is built in the Sikh architectural style, while this magnificent house of worship is made using stunning white marble below its commanding golden dome.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    AGRA
    Moghul Monuments Start your day with a sunrise visit to the captivating Taj Mahal. After a bit of down time, travel to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    LOVE REMEMBERED Explore the extravagant Taj Mahal, a marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK AREA
    By Road & Rail Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for merely 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    RANTHAMBORE AREA
    The Game is Afoot Today, explore Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B,L,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE In addition to Bengal tigers, Ranthambore National Park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and more. Take the opportunity to spot them all on guided game drives today.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    RANTHAMBORE AREA–JAIPUR
    Jaunt to Jaipur Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales and known as the “Pink City” ever since. After lunch, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar, consisting of 19 astronomical instruments used for measuring time and dates back to 1728. Next, visit the City Palace Museum, once the royal residence and now showcases a collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes from the past. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  8. Day 8
    JAIPUR
    Jewels of Jaipur Today, visit the amazing Amber Fort in the morning. Lastly, visit a [LF] local vocational training program for children. Tonight, enjoy a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family, followed by a sari-and turban-tying demonstration. (B,D)

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE Ladli is a training program teaching orphaned children valuable skills to keep them off the streets. Here, learn about the project while interacting with the children and helping them practice their English skills.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    FORMIDABLE FORTRESS Visit the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan,” built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    JAIPUR–DELHI
    Departure Prep Fly back to Delhi this morning and prepare for your journey home. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    DELHI
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Small Group Discoveries
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Meals:
Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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Accommodations

Delhi: Le Meridien New Delhi
Ideally located in the heart of New Delhi, the luxurious Le Meridien New Delhi stands tall over the historic landscape of Lutyen's Delhi. The hotel features a sophisticated and modern design, and sweeping views of New Delhi.
Address:
Windsor Place, New Delhi
Delhi , India
Agra: Trident, Agra
The Trident, Agra is set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, and built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Address:
Tajnagri Scheme
Agra , India
Ranthambore National Park: Ranthambhore Kothi
Nestled in lush green forest and just a stone's throw away from Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambhore Kothi offers British-style bungalows with private balconies. The ideal spot for your jungle safari and chance to view very rare tigers.
Address:
Near helipad, Village Khilchipur
Sawai Madhopur , India
Jaipur: Jaipur Marriott Hotel
Experience a winning combination of traditional luxury and modern convenience at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel. Entrenched in the cultural legacy of India's Pink City,
Address:
Ashram Marg, Near Jawahar Circle, Rajasthan
Jaipur , India
Delhi: Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
This modern hotel is located adjacent to the airport and within walking distance to the Aero metro station, offering convenient access to the city.
Address:
Asset No 2; Aerocity Hospitality Dist, IGI Airport
Delhi , India

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Professional Staff
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Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
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