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April 13 - 22, 2019
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Go in search of the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, after exploring India's magnificent Golden Triangle, taking in Delhi, Jaipur, the legendary Taj Mahal and the labyrinthine Agra Fort.

Price per person
$1,437 CAD

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*price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy reflects ALL promotional savings and is land only.


TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
• Ranthambore NP - home of the elusive Bengal tiger and exotic Indian wildlife
• Old and New Delhi - Humayun's Tomb, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat. Take a Rickshaw ride through Delhi's backstreets.
• Fatehpur Sikri - An ancient abandoned Mughal city
• Karauli - the former princely state. Stay in the Maharaja's Palace and see the fine restoration work taking place at Karauli City Palace
• The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument
• The Pink City of Jaipur - The Amber Fort, regal City Palace and ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar


INCLUDED
• 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
• Travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
• Touring of Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur and Ranthambore
• Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
• Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 10
• 9 nights - 3-4 star and heritage hotels and Jungle lodge
• 3 game drives in shared canter at Ranthambore National Park
• Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
• All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles, train trip from Ranthambore - Delhi in A/C reserved seating
NOT INCLUDED
• International flights and visas
• Entrance Fees: USD$70-80, paid in local currency
• Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 7 USD per day per traveller. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
• Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50, paid in local currency


ITINERARY

Day 1
Delhi
Saturday. Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore this bustling capital city.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2
Old & New Delhi
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, and in New Delhi Rajpath and India Gate. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste dinner at our hotel.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
The Taj Mahal
Delhi - Agra. Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in affectionate memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built and has no peers.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4
The Princely state of Karauli
Agra - Karauli. Bright and early this morning we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. 

The highlight of today is our arrival to the former princely state (up till 1949) of Karauli, and now somewhat of a regional village. The current Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani in recent years opened the doors of their stately Palace Bhanwar Vilas, built in 1938, as a 3-4 star heritage hotel. Our stay this evening will be in Bhanwar Vilas where we will be able to explore the Palace, guest quarters, banquet and reception halls, stables and grounds at leisure. The sovereigns, continue to reside at the Palace and you will often see them moving about. The young Princess often gives guided tours of the Palace, which we will take part in, if the opportunity arises. The family is also lovingly restoring the Karauli City Palace, where we will gain access to visit later this afternoon. Tonight, opt to attend the evening Aaarti (prayer) taking place nearby.
Overnight: Karauli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Jaipur
Karauli - Jaipur. This morning we make a quick visit to the children and teachers at a local school (if open) where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. If you have bought any educational items with you to hand out to children this would be the time to do so. Upon arrival to the Pink City of Jaipur, the remainder of the afternoon and evening are offered at leisure. 
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6
Jaipur sightseeing
Very early this morning there is the opportunity to sail over the lofty hilltop forts and regal palaces of Jaipur in a hot air balloon, on our Balloon Over Jaipur add-on. We then travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8
Ranthambore National Park
Jaipur - Ranthambore. After breakfast on day 7, we set out by road to Ranthambore National Park. Upon arrival, we will check in to our hotel and have time to freshen up before embarking on an evening game drive. Ranthambore National Park is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger's conservation efforts in Rajasthan. On day 8, we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with some time to relax during the day.
Overnight: Ranthambore National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 9
To Delhi by train
Ranthambore - Delhi. After an early breakfast, we return to Delhi by train. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax or independently explore Delhi your own way.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 10
Delhi
Monday. Our tour concludes after breakfast. Hotel check-out and included transfer to the airport for your onward flight. 
Breakfast


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Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect ALL applicable savings, and are land only. Airfare extra. Exclusive Maritime Travel 40% Savings: Expires November 30, 2018. Valid on new bookings only. Not combinable with other offers. Rates are land only. Prices quoted reflect any promotional savings, and is subject to availability until booked. Offers reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Subject to On The Go Tours Booking Terms and Conditions.