Taj Tigers and Temples Tour

Per person

1855 USD

all inclusive on double occupancy

16 days/15 nights

Delhi- Varanasi- Jaipur- Ranthambore- Agra- Orcha- Khajuraho- Bandhavgarh- Delhi

Embark on a Taj, Tigers, and Temples tour of the vibrant culture and unique wildlife of India. This itinerary is specially crafted for the ones, who wish to cherish the first-hand experience of the diversity of India. Get mesmerized by the beauty of the Taj Mahal during sunset and also on the same tour, feel the adrenaline rush to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. Experience the royal life at the Amber Fort in Jaipur and also on the same tour; admire the incredible art of the ancient temples of Khajuraho adorned with intricate and erotic sculptures. Additionally, listen to the chanting of mantras as the fire ceremony takes place at River Ganges in Varanasi, and also on the same tour, listen to the roar of the ferocious tiger, the national animal of India, as you embark on the thrilling tiger safari.

Taj, Tiger, and Temples Tour of India has a lot to offer. From exploring the streets of New and Old Delhi, visiting the beautiful and tranquil Taj Mahal at sunrise or sunset to the remotest inaccessible areas of the jungle for a tiger safari – this tour is designed for travelers who wish to explore the diversity and grace of India’s most famous tourist spots. From Delhi, take a short flight to Varanasi to capture the real essence of this holy city. We make sure that our guests get to fully experience the city’s magic by going on walking tours of the Ghats and old city, visiting Sarnath, and witnessing the ceremony of evening Ganga Aarti. Explore the forts, palaces, and local markets of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Rajasthan, the land of Rajputs and Maharajas is an epic photo adventure to royal palaces, magnificent forts, street markets, and the daily life of local people.

The tiger safari further goes to Ranthambore, once the hunting ground of Maharajas. The deep dense forest excites you for a matchless tiger safari like never before. The Old Fort at this Tiger Reserve and the water holes are some of the best places for wildlife photography and especially tiger safari in India. Continuing your Taj, Tiger safari and temples tour in India, explore the Mughal city of Agra and its monuments.

From Agra, take a short comfortable train ride to explore the beauty of Central India. Either it is the Ancient temples of Khajuraho or the traditions of India and rural culture. Leave behind the chaos of cities and step ahead to walk on the rough trails of Indian villages. As you reach Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, give your dreams a life as you spot the famous Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals in their natural habitat. Tiger safari tour of this awe-inspiring wildlife safari destination in India along with other cities will surely give you memories of a lifetime. Our tour guides and experts guarantee information and guidance at each step of the trip.

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, India

Day 2: Delhi | Explore Delhi  

Day 3: Varanasi | Flight to Varanasi 

Day 4: Varanasi | Explore Varanasi

Day 5: Jaipur | Flight to Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur | Explore Jaipur

Day 7: Ranthambore | Drive to Ranthambore

Day 8: Ranthambore | Morning & Evening Tiger Safari

Day 9: Agra | Drive to Agra 

Day 10: Agra | Explore Agra

Day 11: Khajuraho | Train to Jhansi | Drive to Khajuraho via Orchha

Day 12: Khajuraho | Explore Khajuraho | Evening Safari in Panna

Day 13: Bandhavgarh | Drive to Bandhavgarh

Day 14 & 15: Bandhavgarh National Park | Morning and Evening Safaris

Day 16: Departure | Drive to Jabalpur |Flight to Delhi/Mumbai

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Who can join?

  • This tour is primarily designed to provide unique wildlife and cultural experiences of India for first-timers and enthusiastic travelers.
  • Ample chances to see some of nature’s most extraordinary creatures, from the Royal Bengal Tiger to countless exquisite birds. This tour is mainly focused on the best National Parks which are known for the high density of striped majestic cats ( Tiger)
  • Explore the great photo opportunities of this tour using your DSLR, mirrorless, point-and-shoot compact camera, or iPhone. Beginner, amateur, enthusiast, and semi-pro photographers that want to explore their photography skills. Our photography tour leader Harsh Agarwal is eager to share his ideas and creativity as well as the knowledge of the technical aspects of your camera settings.

Other Useful Information

Difficulty Level: Easy
Weather: October/ March  – Temp- 77/48.2 F (25/9 C)

It gets really cold in the early morning, so extra layers are advisable. The probability of rain is almost negligible to very low rain with 7-8 hours of sunshine each day.

Register: To register, $ 500 will hold your space. 30 percent advance before 4 months of the tour. Final payment will be due before 30 days of starting the tour. Please contact us for further details.

Starts/Ends: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India

It takes 5-10 minutes depending on our traffic to reach our accommodation near Airport. Our tour starts on Day 1 at 18.30 pm. Your flight must land at the airport at/before 4 pm on Day 1. The tour ends on Day 18 at 16.00 hrs at Airport. You can take the onward flight at/after 19.00 hrs.0

Highlights Of Your Journey
  • Our Best Cultural, Wildlife, Tiger Safari, and Photography Tour.
  • Focus on architecture, local life, spirituality, and wildlife.
  • Know about the history and culture of Varanasi and Khajuraho.
  • Capture a stunning view of Taj Mahal at Sunrise.
  • Visit the most famous tiger reserves to see & photograph Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Best Tiger safari tour for nature lovers & travelers of any skill level.
  • Spacious, Air-conditioned, Toyota Car for transfers, so there is ample space for camera bags & luggage.

Day 1

Arrival in Delhi

  • Arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Our representative will greet and assist you to the coach.
  • Transfer to your Hotel. Check-in and overnight in Delhi.

Day 2

Delhi

  • Today, after breakfast, visit the Jama Mosque, India’s largest mosque, and drive through the famed Red Fort.
  • Explore the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. You can either take a Rickshaw Ride or walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi.
  • The next stop is the famous Spice market – it is well known that India is famous for spices. A small walk in the largest spice bazaar of Asia- this place is not only a wholesale market for spices but is also a very popular tourist destination. To watch how spices of different colours, aroma and flavours are loaded by rusty hands, carried and unloaded – is a magical marvel in itself.
  • Visit Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi memorial) and Drive pass India Gate and Govt Buildings (President’s house and Secretariat Houses).
  • After lunch, explore the majesty and the beauty of Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower established by the first Islamic monarchs of the country.

Day 3

Delhi –Varanasi (Flight)

  • On time, transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi.
  • On arrival in Varanasi, transfer to Hotel.
  • In the evening Old City walking tour. Walkthrough the oldest and most famous narrow lanes of the city, past the endless human panorama – pilgrims, worshipers, sadhus, children selling flowers and floating lights to place in the river – to arrive at the Ghats at the Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony which is part of the evening pooja or prayers.
  • During the ceremony deepas (oil lamps) are offered to Mother Ganga with thanks and devotion for the light of the sun and for her divine light. As the fire ceremony takes place, bells are rung and chanting and singing provide a fascinating, magical, and spiritual conclusion to the day’s end. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 4

Varanasi

  • Rise very early this morning to experience the life of this ancient city. See the beauty of the rising sun on the boat ride on the holy river Ganges.
  • Experience the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed, thousands of people taking a bath in the holy river and offering flowers and holy water to the Sun God.
  • After breakfast, an excursion trip to Sarnath. Explore the deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha first imparted knowledge regarding Dharma and Karma.
  • Evening at leisure. You can enjoy your evening in the Hotel or visit the Ganges Ghat once again. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 5

Varanasi- Jaipur (flight)

  • Morning at leisure. After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight to Varanasi.
  • On arrival, transfer to Hotel.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant while being entertained by local folk dancers. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6

Jaipur- The Pink City

  • After breakfast, the tour will start with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Later visit Amber Fort.
  • After lunch, Visit the principal residence of Jaipur’s present ruling family, the City Palace.
  • Later visit Jantar Mantar. This UNESCO World Heritage site will amaze visitors for its several astronomical and astrological tools used by researchers of ancient India.
  • You can experience carpet weaving, the block printing demonstration, and the Turban wearing which plays a vital role in the Rajasthani life.
  • Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7

Jaipur- Ranthambore (160 kms/4 hrs)

  • After breakfast and check-out, drive to Ranthambore.
  • On arrival, check in at the Hotel.
  • After lunch, evening tiger safari games drive in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Back to the Hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 8

Morning and evening tiger safari in Ranthambore

  • Early morning jungle safari game drives in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Explore the deep jungles of the Ranthambore National Park on an open-roof vehicle, tracking for tigers. This mission lasts for around three hours, and then you return back to the hotel for breakfast.
  • Spend the rest of the morning relaxing in the comfort of the hotel.
  • In the afternoon, another tiger safari continues into the Ranthambore National Park for wildlife viewing.
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 9

Ranthambore-Agra (280 Kms/ 5.5 hrs)

  • Early morning tiger safari game drives in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
  • Return to Hotel. After breakfast and check-out, drive to Agra.
  • On the way, visit Abhaneri stepwell. On arrival in Agra, check- in the hotel.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 10

Agra

  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal. Our guide will give you all the key information and take you to all the best sites for photography to make sure your experience of visiting the Taj Mahal is as fulfilling as possible.

  • Return to Hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Agra Fort– one of the grandest forts in India. Spot beautiful demonstrations of Marble inlay work dispersed all around the city. Relish the ancient artistry of local artists of Agra.

  • In the evening, visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula, known as Baby Taj. Later visit Mehtab Bagh, the famous garden overseeing the Taj Mahal located on the banks of the Yamuna River.

  • Overnight in Hotel.

    * Taj Mahal is closed on Friday

Day 11

Agra – Jhansi- Orcha- Khajuraho (train + drive)

  • After early breakfast, transfer to the railway station to connect train Bhopal Shatabadi – 0817 / 1048 Hrs to Jhansi.
  • On arrival, visit the temples of Orcha.
  • Later continue driving to Khajuraho. Khajuraho is the home to the most famous erotic temples built in the 10 & 11th centuries by the Chandella Rulers. On arrival in Khajuraho check in at the hotel.
  • Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12

Khajuraho

  • Visit The Eastern Group of temples and the Western Group of temples, which consist of a group of artistic temples, built in sandstone. The sculptures of Hindu deities, dancers, and musicians appear to be so natural as if they would come alive any time.
  • Evening safari in Panna Tiger Reserve.
  • In the evening, relax at the Hotel.
  • Overnight in Hotel.

Day 13

Khajuraho- Bandhavgarh (226 kms/ 5.5 hrs)

  • After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is the best destination for tiger safari tours in India. On arrival, transferred to your Resort.
  • Evening at leisure. You can relax in the spa or read a book amidst the lush greenery.
  • Enjoy Hi-Tea in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 14 & 15

Morning and Evening Tiger safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

  • Wake up call and Hi-Tea before leaving for game drive.
  • Enjoy your tiger safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, known for its higher density of tiger population.
  • Packed breakfast, served in the forest during the break. Continue your tiger safari tour.
  • 5 hrs. game drive.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing in the comfort of the hotel.
  • In the afternoon, after lunch, another jungle safari continues into the Bandhavgarh National Park for wildlife viewing.
  • The afternoon safari lasts for 3 hrs approx.
  • Hi-Tea after returning from the afternoon tiger safari.
  • Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 16

Bandhavgarh- Jabalpur- Delhi/ Mumbai

  • After rising early consecutively for the last 2 days, will keep our last morning easy. Still, options are open if anyone wants to make another visit to the forest.
  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Jabalpur Airport for onward Journey. Departure at Jabalpur airport
PRICE DETAILS
  •  Deluxe package (4*) – 1855 USD price per person.
  • Luxury package (5*) – 2185 USD price per person.
  • Flight supplement for Delhi- Varanasi and Varanasi- Jaipur is 235 USD per person (rates depend on the time of booking).
  • Prices are in USD, Per Person, based on double occupancy.
  • Prices mentioned are for Private Tour except for shared Jeep Safari in Ranthambore.
  • Also available are customized tours and private jeep safaris in Ranthambore.
Hotels
CityHotel
DelhiITC Dwarka or Similar
Varanasi

Radisson/Similar (5*) or Meradan Grand/ Similar (4*)

JaipurTrident/Similar (5*) or Golden Tulip/Similar (4*)
RanthamboreThe Tigress/ Similar (5*) or Ranthambore Heritage Haveli (4*)
AgraTrident/Similar (5*) or Crystal Sarovar/ Similar (4*)
KhajurahoBandhav Vilas/ Similar (5*) or Nature Heritage Resort/ Similar (4*)
  
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
  • 15 nights’ accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • All transfer and sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Services of Local English-speaking Tour Guides in Khajuraho and Agra.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
  • 3 Game drives in open Jeep on a sharing basis in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. (Can be upgraded to private safari at additional cost depending on availability)
  • All meals are in Ranthambore and Bandhavgarh Hotel.
  • 1 Game drive in Panna Tiger Reserve and 4 Game drives in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in an open jeep on a private basis.
  • Train from Agra to Jhansi in an air-conditioned coach.
  • Entrances to monuments. 
  • Unlimited packaged drinking water in the car.
  • Government Service tax
PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS
  • Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc
  • Visa fees, Airport taxes, Camera/Video fees
  • Flight ticket from Jabalpur to Delhi/Mumbai
  • Medical or evacuation expenses in any emergency.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like roadblocks, political disturbances etc
  • Optional excursions and anything not mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ section.
  • Any expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, telephone charges, laundry etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Any other services not mentioned.

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