India Golden Triangle Tour & Tiger Safari

Delhi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra - Bandhavgarh - Kanha - Pench - Nagpur - Delhi

Overview

India is home to several historic cities and national parks that hold lots of surprises. These places are apt for culture lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and for the ones seeking solace. Our 16 days and 15 nights India golden triangle tour & tiger safari cover all the renowned attractions in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. In addition, it also takes you through the lush green forests of the popular tiger reserves in the country. Explore the heritage monuments, walk through the ancient lanes and take a part in thrilling wildlife safaris. India Golden Triangle Tiger tour includes it all.

Trip Highlights
  • A guided tour in Delhi
  • Jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Excursion to Ranthambore Fort
  • A guided excursion in Jaipur
  • Take an elephant ride to Amer Fort
  • Explore Fatehpur Sikri
  • A city tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Excursion on the jeep in Bandhavgarh National Park
  • Enjoy Wildlife safari in Kanha National Park
  • Spot wildlife in Pench National Park
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Itinerary Details

Your India golden triangle tiger tour officially begins after landing at Delhi International Airport. Our representative will greet you outside the airport and escort you to the designated hotel. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax for the time being. A sightseeing tour around the city is scheduled for the day.

The capital city of Delhi is an amalgamation of ancient and modern times. It boasts of a glorious past steeped with modernity in the present. Delhi is packed with historical sites that evoke euphoria and redefines charm. This region is also full of enchanting bazaars that is a slice of paradise for shopaholics. The colorful chaos and the breathtaking corners will fill your heart with delight.

You will be exploring India Gate, Qutub Minar as well as the iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

India Gate, the majestic war memorial with 42 meters height stands tall in the heart of Delhi. The foundation stone was laid in 1921 by the Duke of Connaught and it was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens. It is dedicated to a total of 70,000 British-Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. Apart from being a war memorial, India Gate exudes an opulent architecture where grandeur is the norm.

Qutub Minar is a 73 meters tall minaret with a history dating back to the 13th-century. It is a tapered 5-storey tower made from marble and red sandstone. It is one of the finest architectural masterpieces and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The soaring tower lies in a huge complex surrounded by lush greenery and mesmerizes visitors with its charm.

The iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the honorable Indian President. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens and took 17 years to complete the construction of this grand palace. This architectural marvel sprawls across an area of 330 acres and flaunts 340 rooms and a huge garden. Some parts are open to the general public and getting a glimpse of this space is sheer bliss.

After a sumptuous lunch, this excursion will continue to Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid.

Nestled on the banks of the Yamuna River, the memorial of Raj Ghat pays tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that sits on the same spot where Gandhiji was cremated. Raj Ghat is also the cremation ground of many other prominent personalities including Jawahar Lal Nehru, K R Narayan, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Built by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the country. More than 500 workers were involved in the construction of this architectural gem. The mosque is an eclectic mix of red sandstone and white marbles that looks breathtakingly beautiful. Jama Masjid boasts three massive domes, two 40 meters tall minarets and a large courtyard that can accommodate over 25,000 people.

You also get an opportunity to enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk and feel the essence of Old Delhi lanes. Later, drive back to the hotel and experience a peaceful stay.

The densely populated Chandni Chowk is one of the ancient markets in Old Delhi. In the 17th- century, this market was frequented by traders from China, Turkey and Holland. Chandni Chowk is a wholesale market and shoppers get huge discounts on whatever they choose to buy. From books, jewelery, handicrafts, food, this place has it all.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

On the second day of India golden triangle tour & tiger safari, you will proceed towards Ranthambore. Early in the morning board the train to Ranthambore and upon arrival you will be escorted to the lodge. Spend some time at leisure and in the afternoon get ready to explore the famed national park. The evening is free to enjoy amidst lush green surrounding.

Sprawling over an area of 69 thousand acres, Ranthambore National Park is a heaven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This park is dedicated to the majestic tiger population and is especially known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. This national park boasts of a diverse ecosystem with rich flora and fauna as well as several species of wild animals. It often includes Sloth Bear, Hyena, Indian Palm Civet, Rock Python, Chital, Indian Wild Boar, Black Bucks and more.

Stay overnight at the lodge.

The next two days of your India Golden Triangle Tiger tour is scheduled for jungle safari which will be taking you to the dense forest of Ranthambore National Park. You might spot a wild creature wandering in the natural habitat and searching for the prey. You will be also visiting the majestic Ranthambore Fort and the revered Trinetra Ganesh Temple.

There are ten different zones in Ranthambore National Park where the wildlife safari takes place. There are chances of spotting a tiger or other wild animals running free in their habitat. Look around for exotic bird species that are unique and found rarely. Be sure to carry the binocular for a better visual experience.

Within the national park, lies the majestic Ranthambore Fort. This ancient fort has a history dating back to the 10th-century. The 700 feet high fortress overlooking the dense forest is a sight to behold. Presently, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the list of Rajasthan Hill Forts.

Within the walls of the Ranthambore Fort, lies the sacred Trinetra Ganesh Temple. It is one of the oldest religious sites in the country built in 1300 by Hamir Chauhan. This is probably the only temple in the world that worships Lord Ganesh's wives and sons. However, the idol of Ganesha in the form of Trinetra (three eyes) is the main deity of the temple.

Stay overnight at the lodge.

On the next day of your tiger safari India Ranthambore tour, you will be leaving for Jaipur, the royal capital of Rajasthan. Have a delicious breakfast early in the morning and get ready to leave for Jaipur by road. After reaching the hotel you can relax and spend the day at leisure.

The vibrant city of Jaipur was developed in the 17th-century under the patronage of the Rajput Dynasty. The entire city has a gorgeous pink hue that engraves a picturesque frame in mind. The magnificent palaces, enchanting forts, breathtaking temples and bustling bazaars have an unusual way of making connections.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Post breakfast, you will be leaving for the town of Amer by road. Amer is a small town near the capital city of Jaipur. It was originally established by the Rajasthani clan, Meenas and was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. This region derived its name from Ambikeshwar Temple perched atop Cheel ka Teela.

Upon arrival, you will be riding an elephant to reach the legendary hilltop of Amer Fort. The 16th-century Amer Fort was built in the year 1592 by Man Singh, Akbar's general. This magnificent fort flaunts a huge complex and depicts exemplary architectural style. It is made from red sandstone and white marbles and showcases the rich culture of the bygone era. The timeless interiors are adorned with exquisite mirror works that reflects the fine craftsmanship of those times.

Afterward, return to the hotel and have lunch. Later, India Golden Triangle Tiger tour continues to the top attractions in Jaipur including the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.

City Palace is a jewel in the crown of the planned medieval city of Jaipur. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh II and was also the administrative seat of the king. The palace complex is packed with several buildings, gardens, galleries, courtyards and restaurants. The gracious structure is a mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture which teleports visitors to the old world.

Built-in the year 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is often regarded as an extension to the legendary City Palace. This five-storey palace resembles Krishna's crown and boasts 953 honeycombed shaped windows adorned with latticework. The grand exterior and the classic interior exude aristocratic opulence and redefine charm.

Another eminent wonder constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II is the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. This is the largest amongst the five other observatories in India. In the ancient era, this observatory was used to measure the distance of celestial bodies. Jantar Mantar also houses the world's largest stone sundial and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Drive back to the hotel and rest for the day. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Have a sumptuous breakfast and leave for Agra by road. On the way, you will be exploring the popular sites around Fatehpur Sikri. Sightseeing starts with Buland Darwaza and continues to Salim Chisti Tomb, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid.

The small town of Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the reign of Akbar. Religious beliefs and architectural brilliance best describe this ancient city. Fatehpur Sikri is overflowing with heritage sites that are magnificent and enchanting. Presently, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by a fortified wall with several gates.

Popularly called 'Gate of Victory', Buland Darwaza was built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1601. This exquisite structure was erected by the Mughal King to celebrate his victory over the state of Gujarat. The 54 meters tall Buland Darwaza is made from sandstone and decorated with black and white marble.

Built-in the 16th-century within the Jama Masjid complex, Tomb of Salim Chishti is regarded as the epitome of Mughal architecture. It is the final resting ground for Salim Chishti, the Sufi Saint who predicted the birth of Jahangir, Akbar's beloved son. The mausoleum was built by the great king to pay tribute to the saint. The tomb rests in the middle of the grand hall enclosed with intricate marble screens.

Panch Mahal is a five-storey castle built by Emperor Akbar and he used it for entertainment and relaxation. The extraordinary architecture bears resemblance to a Buddhist Temple. The four-storeys are designed in a decreasing size with 84 pillars on the ground floor. The top storey has four pillars supporting an elevated pavilion. There is also a pool in front of Panch Mahal, Anoop Talao where musical performances took place during those times.

The exceptionally beautiful Jama Masjid is the prime attraction in Fatehpur Sikri. It was built in the year 1571 under the patronage of the great Mughal King, Akbar. This mosque has earned accolades for being one of the largest across the globe. Even today, the followers of Islam gather at the courtyard and pray to God.

By afternoon, you will be arriving in Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal. In the evening, you will go for 'Mohabbat the Taj Show' in Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Center. The show depicts the eternal love story of Mumtaz Mahal and Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his most beloved wife.

Lying on the banks of the River Yamuna, the historic city of Agra is the home to the iconic Taj Mahal. However, Taj Mahal is definitely not the standalone attraction as this city has lots to offer. Sprinkled with historic sites, Agra is the epicenter of Indian tourism. It has a magical allure and is also known for the Pietra Dura royal craft which is classic yet contemporary.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Post breakfast; get ready for a sightseeing tour around Agra. A trip to the Taj Mahal has been scheduled followed by the Agra Fort. You also get ample of opportunities to explore the local markets and purchase souvenirs for your loved ones. Later in the evening, have dinner and board the train to Bandhavgarh.

One of the most prominent attractions in our country, the iconic Taj Mahal is a sparkling white mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz. It stands majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River and forms the lifeline of the entire complex. It is the most enchanting example of our country's glorious past and one of the most admired heritage sites in the world.

The historic Agra Fort was the erstwhile residence of the Mughal Kings until 1638. It is the only fortification in India where all the Mughal Emperors have lived. This fort was regarded as a masterpiece during the rule of Akbar. Agra Fort sprawls across a large area and houses several spectacular structures including the Diwan-i-Khas, Diwani-i-Am, Khas Mahal, Jahangir Mahal and more. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Overnight on the train.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the jungle camp close to the Bandhavgarh National Park. Later on, you will be driven to the park with an expert naturalist who will speak about the abundant flora and fauna in this region. A jeep safari is scheduled in the afternoon and you will get an opportunity to explore the length and breadth of this park.

Established in the year 1968, Bandhavgarh is one of the largest national parks in our country. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 1993 and boasts of a large population of white tigers. Bandhavgarh National Park also has the highest density of tiger population across India. This sanctuary is home to 250 bird species, 37 mammal species, 80 butterfly species and several reptiles.

Stay overnight in the camp.

On the tenth day of your Tiger safari India tour, two wildlife safaris are on the cards. In the morning, you will be enjoying a jeep safari and in the evening an elephant safari.

Bandhavgarh National Park has three distinct zones where the jungle safaris take place. The safaris give visitors an opportunity to spot the royal predators in their natural habitat. Other wild animals in the list include Nilgai, Sambar, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Bengal Fox, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet and more. This region is also enriched with lush vegetation that comprises of 300 plant species.

Head back to the camp after an exciting day. Stay overnight in the camp.

After breakfast, pack your bags and get ready for visiting Kanha National Park. You will reach the destination by lunch and check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings on your own.

Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1973, Kanha National Park is home to several species of plants and wild animals. This park has a large population of Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Indian Leopard and Barasinghas. Kanha National Park inspired the world-famous novelist Rudyard Kipling to write the popular 'Jungle Book', a collection of interesting stories for children.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

The next two days of your India golden triangle tour & tiger safari will allow you to explore the length and breadth of the national park. Keep an eye on the interesting animal species living here.

Wildlife safaris are the best way to explore the dense forest of Kanha National Park. This sanctuary has four different zones and each has its own essence. The towering trees accompanied by the wild creatures running free in this region will give you a lifetime experience.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, your tiger safari India tour will continue to Pench. By afternoon, you will be arriving in the national park. Check-in at the lodge and relax for the day.

Named after River Pench, Pench National Park is one of the most popular wildlife reserves in India. It is home to a variety of wild animals namely Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Dog, Indian Leopard, Gaur, Striped Hyena and more such species. The famed sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in the year 1992.

Stay overnight at the lodge.

After having a delectable breakfast at the lodge you will leave for the wildlife safari. Two wildlife safaris are scheduled for the day, one in the morning and another in the evening. Pench National Park boasts of amazing trails and paths that let you explore this sanctuary to the heart's content. Jungle safaris are organized daily to give you the finest experiences possible.

Stay overnight at the lodge.

Post having a mouth-watering breakfast, you will leave for Nagpur by road. Afterward, you will be transferred to the airport for boarding the flight to Delhi. Our representative will guide you further for your onward journey.

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