Tiger Safari & Taj Mahal Tour starting from USD 2279 / person
Discover India’s most celebrated national parks on our 14-day Tiger Safari tour package. Kick off your journey with a deep dive into the vibrant streets of Delhi, the historic forts of Jaipur, and the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Cap off your adventure by venturing into three renowned national parks (Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh & Kanha), each teeming with royal Bengal tigers.
Day 1 – Delhi – Arrival at Delhi International Airport
Morning or evening: Arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport where our local representative will warmly welcome and greet you. After checking in to your hotel, unwind and prepare to embark on your ‘India’s Tigers and Lions Safari Tour.’
A visit to Delhi will be proposed according to your arrival schedule at Delhi International Airport.
Day 2 – Delhi: – Sightseeing of Delhi
Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, begin a tour of Old Delhi, with the famous Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor also responsible for the construction of the Taj Mahal. With its courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees, the mosque is an architectural marvel.
Afternoon: Visit Humayun’s Tomb, often considered the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. The tomb is set within a beautiful garden, laid out in the Persian Char Bagh style. Then, head to Qutub Minar, a five-story victory tower with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran inscribed on its walls.
Late Afternoon: End the day with a drive past India Gate, an iconic war memorial, and take a moment to appreciate the grandeur of Rashtrapati Bhawan (the Presidential Palace) from the outside. These landmarks offer a taste of the city’s British colonial history blended with modern Indian governance. Return to your hotel for a restful evening.
Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur
Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Jaipur, the pink city of India.
Afternoon: Upon arrival check into your hotel. Visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds. This five-story building in pink sandstone features a honeycomb of latticed windows that allow royal women to observe street festivals without being seen from outside.
End of Afternoon: Visit the Laxminarayan Temple, commonly known as Birla Temple. This modern marvel made entirely of white marble, contrasts with the historic temples you’ve seen so far. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi, and you can see various carvings depicting mythological events. If time permits, you can assist with the evening puja ceremony at the temple.
Day 4: Jaipur
Morning: After breakfast at your hotel dead to visit the Amber Fort, a fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Don’t miss the Sheesh Mahal, a room adorned with thousands of mirror tiles and colored glasses. The fort also houses Diwan-i-Aam, the Hall of Public Audience, featuring a double row of columns with elephant-head brackets.
On the way back to Jaipur, a brief halt to visit from outside the Jal Mahal situated on lake Mansagar.
Afternoon: Later explore the City Palace complex, which includes the Mubarak Mahal, now converted into a costume gallery displaying royal attires, and the Chandra Mahal, offering panoramic views of the city. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory that houses 19 architectural astronomical instruments.
End of the Afternoon: Walk around the local bazaars of Jaipur, such as Johari Bazaar, famous for precious gemstones, and Tripolia Bazaar, known for its ironware, utensils, and trinkets.
Day 5 – Jaipur / Ranthambore :
Morning: In the morning drive to Ranthambore National Park, renowned for its Bengal tiger population. It is one of the best places in India to spot the royal Bengal tiger in their wild habitat. The park also features diverse landscapes and wildlife, including leopards, hyenas, and historic landmarks like the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort.
Afternoon: Arrive at Ranthambore and check into your hotel. In the afternoon set off for a game drive in the national park.
Evening: Free at your hotel.
Day 6 – Ranthambore:
Morning: Set off on an early morning game drive in Ranthambore National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic Bengal tiger, as well as other wildlife like leopards, deer, and several bird species. Later in the morning back to the hotel to relax.
Afternoon: Another game drive in the national park. This time, focus on the park’s rich birdlife, including eagles and flamingos.
Evening: free at your hotel.
Day 7 – Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Morning: In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, set out for Agra, making a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned Mughal city. Highlights include Buland Darwaza, the 54-meter high entrance, and the Tomb of Salim Chishti, adorned with intricate marble screens.
Afternoon: After reaching Agra, check in to your hotel and visit Agra Fort, a red sandstone edifice with a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Explore the Jahangiri Mahal, an impressive blend of Persian and Mughal architecture, and the Sheesh Mahal, known for its mirrored mosaics.
End of Afternoon: Dive into the shopping scene at Kinari Bazaar, perfect for shopping for local artifacts and a great place to find fabrics, saris, and spices.
Day 8 – Agra to Delhi by Road, Then to Jabalpur by Flight:
Morning: Early in the morning depart to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise to capture its marble facade reflecting the evolving hues of the sun. The monument is a symbol of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Back to hotel for the breakfast.
Afternoon: After breakfast, drive to Delhi airport to catch your flight to Jabalpur.
Evening: Upon arrival in Jabalpur, welcome by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Evening free at your hotel.
Day 9 – Jabalpur / Bandhavgarh:
Morning: After breakfast, drive to Bandhavgarh National Park, a haven to spot the royal Bengal tigers and other wildlife.
Afternoon: Arrive at your resort and check-in. Later, buckle up for a game drive in the park. Keep your cameras ready; you might just spot a tiger!
Evening: The evening is yours to relax at the resort or perhaps share your safari stories around a campfire.
Day 10 – Bandhavgarh:
Morning & Evening: Get ready for not one, but two game drives today in Bandhavgarh National Park. You will venture out early morning and early evening, the best times to see the park’s wildlife in action especially the royal Bengal tiger.
Evening: Return to the resort for some well-deserved relaxation.
Day 11 – Bandhavgarh / Kanha:
Morning: After an early breakfast, it’s time to drive to Kanha National Park, located in the heart of India in Madhya Pradesh, is renowned for its lush meadows, dense forests, and abundant wildlife, including the elusive royal Bengal tiger. A true paradise for nature enthusiasts, the park offers a serene escape into India’s rich biodiversity.
Afternoon: Arrive at Kanha and check into your resort. Later head for a jeep safari in the park.
Evening: Evening free time to relax.
Day 12 – Kanha:
Morning & Evening: Prepare yourself for two exciting game drives in the park. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic royal Bengal tiger and other exotic wildlife.
Evening: Free time to relax.
Day 13 – Kanha / Jabalpur:
Morning: After breakfast, drive to Jabalpur airport to catch your flight to New Delhi.
Afternoon: Upon arrival in Delhi, our local representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. Later, we’ll explore the serene Lodhi Gardens, a true urban oasis.
Evening: The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy at your hotel.
Day 14 – Delhi:
Transfer to Delhi’s International Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your memorable trip to Tigers safari and Taj Mahal tour.
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Your hotels or similar
3*/4* and heritage hotels:
- Delhi: Cardinal Express Hotel
- Jaipur: Khandela haveli (heritage)
- Ranthambore: Ranthambore Heritage Haveli (Heritage)
- Agra: Royal Regent
- Jabalpur : Narmada Jackson
- Bandhavgarh: Tiger Trails Resort
- Kanha: Infinity Resort Kanha
- Air-conditioned comfortable private vehicle according to the number of passengers (parking fees, petrol, road taxes, and tolls included).
- An experienced basic English-speaking driver (including accommodation, meals, and salary).
- Accommodation on a twin/ double sharing basis with breakfast and taxes included.
3 Game drives in Ranthambore National Park, 3 game drives in Bandhavgarh National Park & 3 game drives in
- Kanha National Park with a naturalist guide.
- An elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- A cooking class demo and dinner in an Indian family in Jaipur.
- English-speaking guides in Jaipur, Agra & Delhi.
- International flights.
- Lunches and dinners.
- Entrances to monuments and sites to visit.
- Visa fees.
- All other personal expenses not included in the trip.