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The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture.
Only after stepping foot in India will you realise that Indian cuisine, as you know it, just doesn’t exist. To paint both the delicate and punchy flavours of India with the same broad brushstroke overlooks the smorgasbord of dishes on offer from north to south. Tried and tested recipes balance coriander, cumin and cardamom with almost scientific precision, guaranteeing a culinary experience you will never forget.
Enjoy a sneak peek into daily life in India by staying at a haveli or in a homestay. If only for a few nights, you will be shoehorned into a family, enjoying traditional Indian hospitality, sampling home cooked food and exploring the path less travelled. Staying at one of these unique lodgings will give you an incredible insight into real India, and you will be welcomed with open arms by hosts whose wealth of local knowledge knows no bounds. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from plantation bungalows to historic houses, majestic forts and charming cottages, a short stay in one of these unique properties allows you to immerse yourself in India rather than simply visit it.
India is a magical country which welcomes travellers with a chaotic and colourful assault on the senses. Never is this more prominent than during one of the many festivals. Below we have listed the dates for the major festivals in India in 2017. Speak to one of our specialists about incorporating one of these into a tailor-made itinerary.
With millions of passengers on the move every day, travelling on some 71,000 miles of track, India's intricate network of railways are the arteries of the country, connecting its bustling cities with its sleepy villages and everywhere in between. The sprawling rail network reaches the nooks and crannies of India which are otherwise impossible to find. Amongst the country's miles of train tracks are some of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world, most notable of which are its famed toy trains. Whilst perhaps not the most efficient way of getting from A to B, the experience is an absolute must to add to your India itinerary.
Golden Triangle With Tigers
Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur
Best for: Imagine Favourites, Culture History, Highlights
This itinerary offers all the iconic experiences of India’s classic Golden Triangle route coupled with game drives in Ranthambore National Park, one the best places to spot the majestic Bengal tiger in its natural habitat.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
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This ten night itinerary is perfect for those wishing to seek out Bengal tigers in India’s rugged wilderness, yet also want to experience some of India’s most notable cultural and historic attractions. Starting in Delhi, this trip follows the traditional Golden Triangle route, involving iconic highlights such as the Taj Mahal, Delhi’s Qutb Minar and the majestic forts and palaces of Jaipur, with the added stops in the rural village of Ramathra and Ranthambore National Park, one of the best parks to spot the elusive Bengal Tiger. Accommodation along the way includes a charming heritage haveli, a serene eco-friendly wilderness camp and the mighty Ramathra Fort. Such a combination of culture, history and wildlife alongside some of our favourite properties will definitely make this a trip to remember.
Days 1 - 3 : Delhi, India
Stay at The Imperial for 2 nights
Your Indian adventure begins in Delhi, where you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to The Imperial, a fantastic historical hotel offering understated luxury in a great location in New Delhi. Your first afternoon is free to spend how you wish. You may choose to relax by the hotel’s swimming pool or an afternoon tour of Delhi’s spectacular garden tombs and the Lodi Gardens can also be arranged. The next day is spent discovering Delhi’s main attractions, including the ancient bazaars of Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Qutb Minar complex.
Day 3 - 4 : Agra, India
Stay at Trident Agra for 1 night
On the morning of day three, you will be driven to Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Station in time to catch a two hour train to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. Accompanied by a private guide, this day will be spent exploring Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal forts in India, and Mehtab Bagh, a large park offering spectacular views of the Taj Mahal across the Yumana River.
Days 4 - 6 : Ramathra, India
Stay at Ramathra Fort for 2 nights
The following morning you will make your way to the Taj Mahal for sunrise. Although an early start, we feel this is the best time of day to fully appreciate this beautiful mausoleum in all its magnificence. Then, it is approximately a four hour drive to Ramathra, where you will be staying in the magnificent hilltop fort-palace, Ramathra Fort. Wonderfully remote, with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside, your time at Ramathra Fort is the perfect opportunity to unwind and experience a slice of rural Rajasthan. Amongst the numerous excursions offered from the hotel, our recommendation would be to take a jeep safari to discover cave temples and forts on the edge of the Chambal River Valley or borrow a bicycle and spend an afternoon exploring the local villages.
Days 6 - 8 : Ranthambore National Park, India
Stay at Khem Villas for 2 nights
From Ramathra, it’s a two and a half hour drive to Ranthambore National Park – one of the best places in India to catch a glimpse of Bengal tigers. During morning and afternoon game drives keep an eye out for a variety of animals, including jackals, mongoose, sloth bears, leopards, monkeys, wild boar and of course the elusive tiger. Whilst enjoying the splendours of the park you will be staying Khem Villas, a welcoming and tranquil wilderness camp ideally located just a ten-minute drive from the gates of Ranthambore. The camp also has a small spa and a plunge pool, perfect for relaxation in between game drives.
Days 8 - 11 : Jaipur, India
Stay at Samode Haveli for 3 nights
On the morning of day eight, it’s time to say goodbye to Ranthambore and drive approximately four hours to Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur. During your time in Jaipur you will be staying at Samode Haveli, a delightful heritage hotel tucked away in the streets of Old Jaipur. Part of the Golden Triangle, Jaipur is bursting with cultural and historic gems to explore. The first full day in Jaipur is spent enjoying a private guided tour exploring the historic City Palace, the Jantar Mantar observatory and Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. The second day takes you a little more off-the-beaten-track, as you enjoy a guided walk to visit the settlement of the Meena Tribe before ascending the Aravalli hills on a historic path. The path offers breath-taking views of Jaipur’s spectacular Amber Fort, which you will then visit that afternoon.
Day 11 : Jaipur to UK
The following morning marks the end of your Classic Golden Triangle with Tigers trip as you are driven to Jaipur Airport in time to board your flight back home via Delhi.
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From $3223 per person
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private car and guide
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.