Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond
10 Days - Roundtrip from Delhi

$2,748 CAD PP
SAVE $374 per couple!
*price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, land only, and includes ALL applicable savings.
Based on March 11, 2019 departure date. Other dates available

Delhi | Agra | Ranthambore National Park | Jaipur

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, you’ll visit some of India’s most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone. 

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. A final tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. 

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India tour. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!


DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING
DELHI
Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib;  rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration

AGRA
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by  tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri

BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Travel by train

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle

JAIPUR
Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal

MEALS
American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur



ITINERARY
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA
Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY 2 DELHI
Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a  RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. 

Breakfast & Lunch &Dinner

DAY 3 DELHI–AGRA
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, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. 

Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4 AGRA
Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. Later, travel by TONGA (horse-drawn carriage) 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. 

Breakfast

DAY 5 AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
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 only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a TRAIN bound for RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 RANTHAMBORE
Today, explore the park on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR
Rise early this morning for one last GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Tonight, enjoy a  HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. 

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 JAIPUR
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

DAY 9 JAIPUR–DELHI
Fly back to Delhi this morning and prepare for your journey home. 
Breakfast

DAY 10 DELHI
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. 

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** Featured prices are per person, land only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and include intra-vacation flights and the Globus 5% discount. Book and deposit a 2019 Globus Asia, Africa and South Pacific vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 6 and April 30, 2019 for travel in 2019. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways. Offer is not combinable with other promotions EXCEPT the Welcome Back Credit. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.

Receive $50 per person off the land price exclusive with Maritime Travel. Available on select  Globus family of brands vacations (Globus, Cosmos & Monograms – excluding Escapes by Globus and Cosmos Lite tours) of 7 land days or longer; Bookings and deposits must be made between SEPT 1 and NOV 30, 2018, for travel JAN 1/19 thru DEC 31/19.  Not applicable on air only, groups or child rates, and last minute bookings (21 days prior to departure).