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Taj Mahal, Tiger & Culture of India

Guaranteed Departure India Group Tour Package 2024 - 2025

This is a very interesting and one of the most liked tour of North India. It is a blend of cultural heritage of Golden triangle tour package and wildlife activities of Ranthambore National Park which is world renowned for Tiger Safari tour in India. Get enchanted with the glorious past of three beautiful cities of Golden triangle tour viz Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Meet with the king of jungle in its natural habitat and get introduced with the lifestyle of the locals. Taj, Tiger and Culture tour of India will amaze you with the variety of people, heritage sites, costumes, food, languages you will experience in this small tourist circuit of India. The huge royal palaces of Rajput and Mughal kings, the colourful bazaars of popular Pink City in Jaipur, an audience with the Bengal Tiger at his homeland and undoubtedly the most stunning monument of Taj Mahal are going to be the highlight of your journey. You may additionally request to book a hot air balloon trip over Jaipur to have aerial view of the city and/or experience an hour stage performance of the local artists at ‘Mohabbat e Taj show’ in Agra which is a wonderful stage drama describing the whole story behind Taj Mahal and its creators.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Delhi

    On arrival, Meeting & assistance at Delhi International Airport then transfer to Hotel. Your Tour escort will assist you at Airport and at the time of Check in at Hotel, overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.

    Meals : no meal

    Included entrances : no sightseeing tour

  • Day 02 : Delhi

    The day offers sightseeing combined trip of Old and New Delhi with an expert local guide. The sightseeing trip includes a visit to the monuments dating back to the Mughal and the British Empire in India. Today we will take you to a special tour organised by the Salaam Baalak Trust. As the name suggests, Salaam Baalak Trust is an NGO that provides shelter to the street children who were once captured and imposed to work as child labour or to beg. In 2006, they started with a new concept of City Walk serving the sole intention of improving their English skills with the help of which they can earn their bread by working as a tour guide describing about the street life in the area around New Delhi Railway Station. Duration of the tour is of 02 hours that will be a distinct walk in and around the streets of New Delhi Railway station. A Salaam Baalak Tour Guide will accompany you through the streets along with that they will share the challenges faced by them in their life by accompanied with the description of their view about the world according to them. You will also cross the streets of Paharganj followed by a visit to their shelter home. The tour ends at New Delhi Metro Station from where you can board the metro for Jama Masjid which is the largest mosque in India having the courtyard to hold a religious gathering of more than 25000 people, also enjoy a man driven rickshaw ride. Afterwards, proceed to visit Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of the Father of Nation “Mahatma Gandhi”. Later proceed to visit the world’s tallest concrete minaret Qutub Minar (74 meters). Qutub Minar was built by Mughal emperor Qutub ud din Aibak as a tower of victory after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom of Delhi. Now head towards Bangla Sahib Gurudwara – the most religious place for Sikhs and popular among the people serves many devotees from different places, caste, religion, come together and have food, called as langar without any discrimination.
    Your overnight stay will be at your hotel in Delhi.

    Highlights : Salaam Balak Tour, Metro Ride from New Delhi Railway Station to Jama Masjid, Rikshaw Ride, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Included entrances : Salaam Balak Tour, Metro Ride from New Delhi Railway Station to Jama Masjid, Rikshaw Ride, Qutub Minar.

  • Day 03 : Delhi to Jaipur (256 KMS)

    Take a 5 hours long drive to Jaipur after breakfast. Stop at midway in a motel for having some refreshment (tea/coffee etc.) - payment directly. Later continue to Jaipur and upon reaching, check in at the hotel.

    The capital of Rajasthan and one of the most famous cities of North India, Jaipur holds many tourist attractions including the varied handsome forts and palaces, colourful bazaars, lakes etc. Today you will visit the Jantar Mantar that is a well - known observatory in India. Later, head towards the Birla Temple where people from faraway places come to offer prayer to Lord Vishnu & Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is built with white marble below the Moti Dungri Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.

    Highlights : Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Included entrances : Jantar Manta Observatory

  • Day 04 : Jaipur

    After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, you will be guided to the Amer Fort which is situated at a distance of about 10 kms from the city, built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh I and spread in an area of 4 sq. kms .Amer Fort (also known as Amber Palace or Amber Fort) is a fine example of Rajput and Hindu architecture. The palace is situated on the top of the Aravalli hill and you will be taken to the gate of palace on the back of a decorated elephant (optionally jeep can be made available if you are not interested to ride on the elephant). Visit the large rampart, beautiful gates, courtyards and rooms of the palace. Now heading toward the city in between photo stop at Jal Mahal Palace – also called as the water palace situated in the middle of Man Sagar Lake has a very fascinating view. Afternoon enjoy Food Walk that starts from Hawa Mahal to the Triploya Bazar, Hanuman ka Rasta, Gopal ji Ka rasta, Johari Bazaar and will end up at a pre-decided place. The duration of the walk will be around 2 hours. In the Food Walk you will be able to know and taste different cuisines especially local dishes which is well known between the local people of Rajasthan like, Kachoris, Pakodi, Puri sabzi, Achars (pickles), Paneer, Lassi, Tikiya, Dahi bada, Rasmalai and Masala chai etc. Most importantly not to miss the traditional food of Rajasthan i.e. the Dal Baati Churma. You can also enjoy Masala Tea in Kullad (a glass made of mud that altogether adds a different taste to the tea). If still feel hungry, lunch can be arranged at Laxmi Mishthan Bhandhar.
    Evening free for own activities else you can also visit Gaitore (No Guide) or Albert Hall (No Guide). Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.

    Optional : Rajasthani Folk dance with dinner in City Restaurant or Hotel. Highlights: Amer Fort, Photo stop at Jal Mahal, Street Food Walk, Gaitore, Albert Hall.

    Meals : Breakfast & Lunch

    Included entrances : Amer Fort, Elephant ride, Food Walk

  • Day 05 : Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur (160 KMS)

    After breakfast you will leave behind the Pink city of Jaipur and drive to Ranthambore National Park which is a paradise for the jungle adventure seekers and photographers. Watching the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat and other wild species at Ranthambore is a dream of the travelers.

    On the way, we stop at a small village of Abhaneri that has attracted the attention of global travelers for its fine carved stepwell of Chand Baori. This 9th century stepwell built is one of the largest and unique in the world.

    Reach Ranthambore and check in to the National Park, dinner and overnight stay at Sawai Madhopur.

    Optional : Note: Evening Jungle Safari at Ranthambore extra charges will be applicable.

    Highlights : Wildlife Santuary, Chandbaori Stepwell.

    Meals : Breakfast & Dinner

    Included entrances : no

  • Day 06 : Ranthambore National Park

    Surrounded with lush forest, the Ranthambore National Park at Sawai Madhopur is one of the finest and largest ‘tiger reserves’ in India. Your lodge will be near to the tiger reserve. The day is dedicated to the wildlife activities. Morning and evening jungle visit will offer you a chance to view several rare species of birds and animals. If one is lucky, he/she can witness some of the activities of the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat. Later the jungle games, meals and stay will be at your lodge in the Ranthambore National park. Dinner and overnight stay at Sawai Madhopur.

    Note: If required Jungle Safari by Jeep there will be extra charge

    Highlights : Morning & Evening Jungle Safari by canter

    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included entrances : Jungle activities

  • Day 07 : Sawai Madhopur to Agra (270 KMS)

    Today morning head to Agra, the capital city of Mughal empire in India. On the way to Agra you will stop at Fatehpur Sikri which lays 30 kms away from Agra on national highway, once the capital of Mughals this is a walled city built by Shahjahan to commemorate the birth of his elder son Jahangir. Later, due to the shortage of water in the city Mughals moved to Agra. Also, you can enjoy Local battery van ride till the main entrance of Fatehpur Sikri

    Proceed to Agra and check into the hotel

    Overnight stay at Hotel in Agra.

    Note: Morning Jungle Safari at Ranthambore extra charges will be applicable.

    Optional : In the evening one can choose to visit the famous ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ show which is an hour stage drama based on the story of the creation of Taj Mahal. Subject to availability.

    Highlights : Fatehpur Sikri, Local Battery Van Ride.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Included entrances : Fatehpur Sikri, Battery Van Ride.

  • Day 08 : Agra to Delhi (204 KMS)

    Agra is dotted with many big and small monuments reminding us about the brave Mughals kings.

    Enjoy a Tonga ride (horse cart) in Agra then visit the most beautiful monument of the world, Taj Mahal. Listed in UNESCO World heritage sites and known as the symbol of eternal love on the earth, Taj Mahal was built by the great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the sweet memories of his wife who died while giving birth to his son. River Yamuna on the back of the monument brings more charm to its beauty. Do not forget to take some beautiful selfies at Taj Mahal to include them to your India travel photo collection.

    Later visit Agra Fort - the most important monument which you will visit today before leaving back to Delhi. Agra Fort is a dashing red sandstone palace built as a capital of Mughals in Agra. It has many attractions inside the fort complex but one room or window attracts the visitors. The room overlooking the river is opening towards Taj Mahal. It is an important place in the complex as Shahjahan was kept imprisoned here by his son Aurangzeb during his last days of life. Shah Jahan used to see Taj Mahal from here whenever he missed his beloved wife. Later, take lunch at the Sheroes Hangout Café (direct payment basis) that is a café run solely by the women who are the survivors of acid attacks. The theme of the café is to encourage acid attack victims to face the world.

    Later on, drive towards Delhi. Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.

    Highlights : Tonga Ride (Horse Cart), Taj Mahal & Agra Fort, Sheroes Hangout Café.

    Meals : Breakfast

    Included entrances : Taj Mahal, Tonga Ride, Agra Fort

  • Day 09 : Depart Delhi

    Your Taj, Tiger and Culture tour of India comes to an end here. Now you are transferred to the airport to board flight back to home or next destination. The Group tour of India with Max Holidays comes to an end but you take back home everlasting memories of the journey.

    Meals : Breakfast

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

06 nights in handpicked hotels, 02 nights in jungle resort

08 Breakfasts, 02 Lunches, 02 dinners

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Monument and museum tickets

Walking tour, Rickshaw ride, Metro ride, Elephant ride, Food Walk, Jungle Safari, Battery Van ride, Tonga Ride.

Govt. of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Video / still camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Trip Reviews

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Steve | Canada

24 Feb 2017

"Hi Amit, how are you doing... Just arrived home and started missing India. Those 8-9 days were spent very well. The highlight of the trip was trip to Ranthanbore, i am a person fond of Wildlife. Thank you for making such a beautiful itinerary. Keep the good work guys."

  • 4.5
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Catherine H | Russia

09 Dec 2017

"Nevertheless, the park is beautiful and we had a brilliant 3-minute Tigersichtung. The tiger sat down in a water hole and drank. Beautiful sighting. A great tour organised by Max Holiday’s."

  • 4.8
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Patricia F | France

08 Dec 2017

"In the dry period few colors and almost dry lakes. But I saw the tiger with deer coyote bear crocodiles, squirrels, gorgeous peacocks, do not miss the visit to the fortress."

  • 4.5
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Julie P | Spain

15 Sep 2017

"We did 2 safaris in small groups, we saw 3 tigers and multiple birds, monkeys, crocodiles, antelopes, the site of Ranthambore is also very beautiful with the ruins of the old castle and this refreshing vegetation."

  • 4.8
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Maria Belen | Sweden

17 Sep 2017

"Safaris are like a trip on a chaotic track and it is sometimes quite crowded so quite different from African parks. In two safaris (zone 2 and 4) we saw two tigers very closely and saw a third from a bit far away. We also met people who waited for their third outing to see a tiger. So we were lucky but we are not the only ones. The landscapes of the park are beautiful and very different depending on the area. The park also contains other species especially antelopes and gazelles and peacocks but the drivers and guides do not spend much time on these animals the objective being the tigers .... Conclusion: the sight of a tiger is not guaranteed, but if you're lucky it's superb."

  • 5.0
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George Michael | Portugal

13 Aug 2017

"Incredible experience. In the morning Safari we could not see tigers, but a great variety of other animals, but in the afternoon Safari we saw two tigers! The guide and the driver who touched us were very good. We loved the experience."

  • 5.0
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Anna Nina | Italy

06 Dec 2017

A great fun for you see so many animals in the jungle and around but we unfortunately have no tigers seen they hide so deep into the forest, but we've seen traces and off and a roar tie everything, but highly recommended."

  • 4.3
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Pier Paolo | Netherlands

04 Dec 2017

"The park is big and you cross the safari through the park in big canter with a guide hoping to see a tiger. We managed to see some footsteps of tiger but what I understand is the chance to see a tiger. We heard many has gone and did not see any tiger. However, you can see very beautiful and unspoilt nature as well as a lot of other animals and birds under safari."

  • 4.8
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Layrton R | Switzerland

01 Dec 2017

"Two very different experiences on safaris: - a first in the morning, beautiful, in the middle of a beautiful "jungle" and many animals. Do not miss even if we do not have the chance to see a tiger. Here was a local English speaking guide - a 2nd safari in the afternoon by canter, completely different. Almost no animals but on the other hand we were treated to much more arid fantastic landscapes. Climbing above the reserve, we believed ourselves in the Grand Canyon in America. "

  • 4.5
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Herbert Robinson | France

03 Oct 2017

"I am writing here just to express my feelings about how much i enjoyed in India on a Tiger Group tour. I liked the Cantor very much; it was open from the top which made different experience to travel in the jungle. Our stay was very comfortable the only thing we need to get up very early to watch the tiger, but that was also worth it as we got to see the tiger. Yeeeaaah!! The moment became a memorable one we took many pictures. All credit goes to Max Holidays for their effort."

  • 4.5
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Frankfurt | Germany

30 Sep 2017

"I was not lucky enough to see the tiger but instead we clicked many pictures of interesting birds, Chital, Sambur Deers and langur. The guide explained us about the jungle and activities of the animals. Few of our group members spotted tiger but when i looked up it vanished. I would travel next year again with you guys and i made a friend also in the group from New York. So, we both are gonna book the tour together. Will really miss you guys!!"

  • 5.0
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Juan P | France

29 Sep 2017

"Firstly we got a view of tiger, but along with tigers there is a lot more to do in these forests. There were lot of other reptiles, birds and other animals around water. Guide along with the driver was helpful and they had the idea of how we can see the tigers and have a good view of jungle. As per the team is considered of Max holidays they coordinated very well with the guide and all the hotels and meals were arranged nicely. I truly want to congratulate you guys have a great team!!"

  • 5.0
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Emma Thomas | Canada

27 May 2017

"Jungle Safari in Ranthambore is brilliant but there are no guarantees that you will be able to witness tiger, but you can see many other animals, different kinds of birds, etc. In the morning safari at zone 6 i saw tiger but few of my group members missed watching them. So, it was luck to see them. The place is very peaceful and calm with beautiful scenery. May be next year i will travel again."

  • 5.0
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Lucia Perdomo | United States of America

26 May 2017

"It was an amazing trip to Ranthambore we all get into the canter to get into the jungle for Safari. The jungle was surrounded by hills from all sides it was beautiful. We did two safaris in the morning i saw tiger chasing a deer and during the evening safari elephants coming on the track. All in all it was great trip with great food & services. Special thanks to Max Holidays for organising such kind of budget small group tours with excellent service. I clicked a lot of photos and made great memories. We would book our trip with you only and suggest to our friends."

  • 4.8
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Facundo Ruiz | Uraguay

28 Feb 2017

"Last year we went on group to Tiger Safari first we tried the dates for October month but no seats were available. So, we booked for the November month me and my wife as she had great interest for tigers. On arrival at the Delhi Airport we met other people which were part of our group. Our guide Mr. Singh kept a check with the jungle people and getting information when we can exactly see the tiger. Somebody told him we can see tigers in the morning and if you are lucky enough then only you will be able to see them. Luckily we were able to see the tigers hiding in the bush in the morning. Our entire trip was good enough the hotels were neat and clean, vehicle was comfortable, most importantly our guide kept all the group members very safe. I loved the traditional food in Jaipur."

  • 4.5
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Amelia Jones | New Zealand

29 Apr 2017

We had a great trip for Tiger Safari we were 16 people between age group of 18-60 years, everyone highly interested for jungle safari to see tigers. I loved the tour program as it had all i wanted to see. The Old Delhi experience was great we also got to travel in local Delhi Metro, in Agra Taj Mahal was outstanding the guide was knowledgeable and was easy to understand, last but not least the most important part of the trip was to Ranthambore. Guide arranged everything well before leaving for the safari. We did safari two time morning and evening both. We were able to see Tigress and cubs at zone 6 in the morning time. A great thanx to the team of Max Holiday for making our trip memorable.

  • 4.5
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Clara Ferandes | United States of America

17 Dec 2014

Hi Max. We had a great time and loved India. Even saw tigers in Ranthambore!! All the hotels were great and especially liked the hotel in Ranthambore and Agra. I must say you have a great team; the guides and drivers coordinated very well everywhere and took care of us. We felt very safe being with them. Your tour program was really informative. The two nights in Ranthambore were really a amazing we had all the meals in hotel. The jungle safari was very interesting and we could really see Tigers out there hiding in the bushes. I would also like to thanx Max due to their group tour i made a very good friend. We had a great time and will definitely use Max Holidays for our next trip to India. Thanks alot once again!!

  • 5.0
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Milda | United States of America

28 Apr 2017

I have just returned from MY TRIP TIGER SAFARI that was 8 nights 9 day trip. I had a fantastic time travelling to Ranthambore. The trip started from Delhi and all the way from Delhi to Jaipur then to Ranthambore & finally Agra. The best part of the trip was I got to see tigers and Taj Mahal in one trip to India. . From start to finish the service from Max Holidays has been very promising and the moment I arrived i met other fellow companion’s as well. The Max Holidays assistance personal was waiting for all of us and greeted us well. Accommodation and vehicles at every location was good. The staff at the Shergarh at Ranthambore was especially friendly and the ambience of the resort was lovely. Everything was well organised and we had nothing to worry about, it was ease travelling in a group. Special thanks to the driver and tour guide who was extremely patient, friendly and knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. We look forward to book with you again.

  • 4.5
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Edward | Greece

26 Feb 2017

I am really excited to share i could see the real tiger at Ranthambore, just at a distance of 12 feet. It was an experience of the lifetime for me. I and my wife travelled to the place in a group of 16 people. It was an amazing experience to travel in a group.

  • 4.5
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Jo Harrison |

07 Oct 2022

The tour Escort was very polite, he did a great job. We all enjoyed very much the Tiger Den in Ranthambore – the environment was very peaceful and beautiful, the food served was very delicious. I must say the tour program was very nicely organised as it covered the main places of India Delhi, Agra & Jaipur, also as per our interest in wildlife Ranthambore. The tour escort and driver manage all the things very nicely in a row and all whole of the group was very happy.

Thanks to the Max Team for their great effort.

  • 4.8

Hotels

Hotel Yug Villa Hotel Yug Villa
  • Hotel Yug Villa

7A/14 WEA, Channa Market, Karol Bagh, City: New Delhi

Hotel Park Ocean
  • Hotel Park Ocean

A-4, Opposite Bhawani Niketan School, Sikar Road, Jaipur Rajasthan (India)

Shergarh
  • Shergarh

Sherpur, Ranthambhore Road | Near Ranthambhore jungle, Sawai Madhopur

Hotel Taj Villa
  • Hotel Taj Villa

A-21, Phase-2, Taj Nagri, Fatehabad Road, Behind KFC, Agra-282001 (U.P)

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Trip Highlights

Taj Mahal, Tiger & Culture of India

Travel Style

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Duration

09 Days

From
US $700
per person on twin sharing
20 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Delhi

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