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Rajasthan: Nature in the Golden Triangle

We take you through the Golden Triangle- but with a twist. This 10-day journey takes you into the natural spaces of India between its grand monuments to a journey like no other.

Overview

This 10-day journey takes you through the various layers that is India. The first is, of course, the cultural. The journey ticks off the major points of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur with visits to the Taj Mahal and winding through old markets and grand monuments. The next, is the adventurous. As you travel through this region, you would discover the city as it wakes up. It is a hidden side of Delhi that few tourists see. The last, is the natural – whether they be naturally created or man-made. This includes the Ranthambore National Park and various conservation centres.

 

Your journey begins in Delhi. You would be taken through the old markets of Delhi, the Friday mosque, the Qutub Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb – a precursor to the Taj Mahal. You would also hike through the forests of Delhi and learn about indigenous trees of the city including how they shaped Delhi’s history.

 

An expert chauffeur would then take you to Jaipur – the pink city. Many have thought highly of Jaipur’s Amber Fort and pink city. To explore the city in all its glory is special. Early in the morning, you would cycle through the pink city to see newspapers being sorted and delivered, breakfast being started on, milk being delivered and a lot more.

 

The journey then takes you to Ranthambore National Park. Once the hunting grounds of the kings of Rajasthan, the National Park is now a sanctuary for tigers and is a great place to sight some of these majestic cats. Along with this, the park is a great combination of rock outcrops and shrub forests.

 

Your trip would then progress to Bharatpur – a wetland known around India and the world for the endemic and migratory birds that arrive there. An early morning spent searching for cranes and bar-headed geese is quite rewarding.

 

The road winds from Bharatpur to the Chambal Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh. The only home of Indian Skimmers and a haven for Snout-nosed crocodiles, marsh crocodiles, and river dolphins, the Sanctuary follows one of the cleanest rivers in India.

 

Your chauffeur would then take you to Agra. In Agra, you would visit the Taj Mahal early in the morning. The monument takes on a special hue at that time and to see the monument in all its glory without much crowd, is something special.

 

From Agra, you would return to Delhi. Enroute, you would visit an Elephant Rescue Centre. Domesticated and circus elephants, that have been previously mistreated by their owners have been rescued and brought here where they are free to be themselves. The Centre takes care of their well-being and has strict rules regarding their management.

Route

Day 1: You would arrive at Delhi today.
Day 2: A day would be spent exploring the Old Delhi markets and hiking through the forests of the city.
Day 3: After a visit to the major monuments of the city, you would drive on to Jaipur.
Day 4: A full day would be spent in Jaipur exploring the Pink City and the Amber Fort.
Day 5: Today you would be driven to Ranthambore and can enjoy an afternoon jeep safari.
Day 6: 2 safaris are scheduled today for you in the morning or the afternoon.
Day 7: Today you would be driven to Bharatpur
Day 8: Either in the evening of the previous day, or early in the morning today, you would visit the Bharatpur bird sanctuary before driving on to Chambal. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a river safari on the Chambal river.
Day 9: Today, after a morning safari, you would be taken to Agra to see the Agra Fort.
Day 10: Early in the morning, you would visit the Taj Mahal and then drive to Delhi. On the way you would visit the Elephant rescue center. Late in the evening, you can take your flight back home.

Prices start from

£970 per person

€1,360 per person

$1,465 per person

Accommodation

The accommodation that you would be staying in has been specially curated by Indian Outskirts. They are comfortable places to stay in the region and have been highly regarded by guests.

 

Delhi: Justa Greater Kailash | 3*

Jaipur: Shahpura House | Heritage property with 3* facilities

Ranthambore: Ranthambore Regency | 3*

Bharatpur: Laxmi Vilas Palace | Heritage property with 3* facilities

Chambal: Chambal Safari Lodge | 3*

Agra: Four Points by Sheraton | 3*

Inclusions & Exclusions:

The prices include the following services:

 

Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure by our representative.
Accommodation in the hotels as mentioned, or similar for a total of 09 nights
Meal Plan : Bed & Breakfast basis. Besides, the following meals are also included
Ranthambore: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Chambal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
All monument & park entrance fee as per the itinerary
Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
Train fare in air-conditioned class for Ranthambore/ Bharatpur sector
All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
Exclusive Jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park
Rickshaw/ Cycling in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Boat Safari in Chambal National Sanctuary
Meet the Elephants at the Elephant Rescue Center
Services of locally appointed English Speaking guide/ Naturalist as per the itinerary
Presently applicable Government taxes, which are subject to change.
Professional and service charges for preparation and operation of the tour program.

 

The prices include the above services. They do not include:

 

International airfare
Visa
Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, torches, tips and gratuities etc.
Insurance

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