Cultural Trip

Tour Name: Golden Triangle Tour

Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Duration: 10 Nights / 09 Days

Visit the three corners of the famous golden triangle in India. The specially tailored golden triangle tour offers you a perfect opportunity to view the architectural marvels like Qutub Minar in Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra, Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur and Amber Palace in Jaipur.

Day1: Depart from home
We take a connecting flight to Delhi. (Meals Aloft)

Day2: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi, International airport Welcome by Representative of Tiger Expeditions and transfers to Hotel - Saptagiri, New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day3: Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast, we drive to Jaipur, capital of the state of Rajasthan. It is known as the “Pink City” because of the reddish color applied to the old city walls and palace as a symbol of welcome to a visiting Prince. A labyrinth of fascinating bazaars, opulent palaces and historic sights, tradition and modernity exist side by side. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. We’ll spend two nights at the hotel Holiday Inn. (B, L, D)

Day4: Jaipur
This morning elephant ride take us to Amber Fort, Rajasthan's ancient capital to experience the royal lifestyle of the Maharajas. Visit Jag Mandir (hall of victory) and its famed Sheesh Mahal where the walls and ceiling are embedded with Belgian mirrors. En route to Amber Fort, stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of winds. There also are opportunities for shopping. Over night at hotel. (B, L, D)

Day5: Jaipur - Bharatpur National Park
Drive through rural India for 181 Kilometers/ 4 hrs to great Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO Heritage Site. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded in the Reserve, including endangered species of cranes. Afternoon excursions to the Bharatpur Sanctuary. Overnight at Hotel Uday Vilas Palace. (B, L, D)

Day6: Bharatpur National Park - Agra
Morning Excursion in the park, after lunch, drive to Agra, stopping en route at Fatehpur Sikri (Victory City), a UNESCO heritage site monument. Visiting the Agra Fort which is UNESCO heritage site monument of red sand stone. Overnight in hotel Utkarsh Vilas. (B, L, D)

Day7: Agra
An early morning snack with tea helps us to get awake as we will move to see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Monument Taj Mahal early in the morning to catch the sunrise and also contemplate all the color Changes of Taj Mahal's white marble due to reflection happening during sun rise. We also explore the famous Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage site) with its imposing red sandstone built by third Mughal Emperor. Akbar in 1565. Return to hotel for Lunch followed by late afternoon visit to local market. Over night stay in hotel Utkarh Vilas (B, L, D)

Day8: Agra - Delhi
An early morning snack with tea helps us to get awake as we will move to see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Monument Taj Mahal from back side, return to hotel. After lunch drive to Delhi, stopping en route for drinks at the gardens of Country Inn, Kosi. Arriving Delhi in the late afternoon. Our farewell dinner at Hotel - Saptagiri, New Delhi. We transfer to the airport for the international flight check-in. (B, L, D)

Day9: Delhi - Back home
Meet our connecting flights from Delhi to Back home. (Meals Aloft)

Day8: Agra - Katni
An early morning snack with tea helps us to get awake as we will move to see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Monument Taj Maha from back side, return to hotel. After late breakfast opportunities for shopping and lunch in the traditional market. Catch the Gondwana Express at 1845 hours to Katni. Over night on the train with packed dinner in private air conditioned cabin. (B, L, D)

 Day9:  Katni / Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Arrive Katni railway station at 0515 hrs and transfer to Bandhavgarh by AC 4X4 WD to Bandhavgarh (2 hrs surface drive).  Check into ANF Camp Bandhavgarh. Afternoon game drives in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Day9 to 13: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
We enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife excursions daily. Wildlife viewing is by open four-wheel drive vehicle and possibly from the back of an elephant. Boarding elephants is easy, and the cushioned platforms are very comfortable. Since most animals, including tigers, have little fear of elephants or the people mounted on them, this is ideal for wildlife viewing. Overnights Environmental Education and Conservation Centre Bandhavgarh. (B, L, D Daily)

Day14: Bandhavgarh / Katni / Delhi
Final day, join the morning & afternoon park game drives. At 1700 Hrs - Transfer to Katni railway station to board Train # 2121 MP Sampark Kranti leaving for Nizamuddin at 2010 hrs. Travel in the comfort of 1st AC in a personal coupe. Over night on train. (B, L, D)

Day15: Delhi
Arrive and transfer to hotel - Saptagiri, New Delhi. relax prior to your home flight. After a special farewell dinner at the hotel, we proceed to the Delhi airport for our flight home. (B, L, D)

Day16: Delhi - Our Flight Home
Meet our connecting flight to home. (Meals Aloft)