Taj, Tiger and Culture Group Tour

Guaranteed Departure India Group Tour Package 2017-2018

Get enchanted with the fascinating blend of cultural heritage and wildlife.

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.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and you will be shifted from airport arrival hall to your hotel in Delhi. Your escort will make it convenient for you to reach your hotel in a car.

Included 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 visit to monuments dating back to Mughal and British empire in India. Beautiful and crowded markets of Chandni Chowk which was once the marketplace for the Mughals. Proceed to Jama Mosque which is the largest mosque in India having the courtyard to hold a religious gathering of more than 25000 people, next visit Chandni Chowk and enjoy we enjoy a man driven rickshaw ride in the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk. Afterwards, proceed to visit Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of Father of Nation “Mahatma Gandhi” before you stop at a local restaurant in the afternoon to have some lunch.

After lunch, take a drive to visit the war memorial of India Gate, beautiful palace of President of India and Parliament building. Stop here for few minutes to capture some photographs.

Then proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi visit tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun proceed. The 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, Bahai’s Temple (Lotus Temple of Delhi)

Your overnight stay will be at your hotel in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple

Day 03 Delhi to Jaipur

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 handsome forts and palaces, colourful bazaars, lakes etc. Today you will visit Galta Temple also known as Monkey Temple.

Special evening organised for you in a local city restaurant where you will taste local food while enjoying folk dances performed by local artists.

Included meals: Breakfast, Theme Dinner
Included entrances: No entrance in Galta Temple

Day 04 Jaipur

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant you will be guided to 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 Aravali hill and you will be transported to the gate of the 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.

Later also visit Jaigarh Fort which overlooks the Amer Fort from the nearby hill. We take a short drive in our vehicle to reach the fort. The main attraction of Jaigarh fort is Jaivana - the world’s largest canon on wheels. The Jaigarh Fort was built to protect the Amer Fort which was the residence of the royal families of Jaipur.

Later you will visit the City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar observatory and famous Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal).

In the evening spend time in the colourful local bazaars or Pink city. Jaipur is world famous for its handicrafts, textiles, carpets, precious and semi precious jewellery etc. People from around the world recognise Jaipur as a prime location for shopping while travelling in North India.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amer Fort by Elephant, Jaigarh Fort, City Palace Museum, Observatory, Hawa Mahal

Day 05 Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur

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

On the way we stop at a small village of Abhaneri which has attracted the attention of global travellers for its fine carved step well of Chand Baori. This 9th century step well built by are one of the largest and unique in the world.

Reach Ranthambore and enjoy game viewing into the wildlife sanctuary. Meals and stay will be at the jungle lodge/resort.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Chand Baoli Stepwell

Day 06 Ranthambore National Park

Surrounded with lush forest Ranthambore Mational Park at Sawai Madhopur is one of the finest and largest ‘tiger reserves’ in India. Your lodge is very near to the tiger reserve. The day is dedicated to the wildlife activities. Moring 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 be the witness of the activities of the Royal Bengal Tiger in its natural habitat. After the jungle games meals and stay will be in your lodge at Ranthambore National park.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Jungle activities

Day 07 Sawai Madhopur to Agra

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 lies 30 kms out of 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. The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri has many attractions such as Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, Buland Darwaja and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

Proceed to Agra and check into the hotel.

Leisurely evening and night stay at the hotel.

Remarks : 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 creation of Taj Mahal. Subject to availability.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri

Day 08 Agra to Delhi

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

Enjoy a tonga ride (horse cart) to 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 bring more charm to its beauty. Do not forget to take some beautiful selfi 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 important place in the complex as Shahjahan was kept imprisoned here by his son Aurangzeb during his last days of life. Shahjahan used to see Taj Mahal from here whenever he missed his beloved wife.

Spend some time in the market to buy some gifts for your family and friends. Agra is famous for marble inlay work, jewellery, leather and textile. Drive to Delhi and stay in your hotel here for the night.

Included 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 as you are transported to the airport to board your flight back to home or next destination. The Group tour of India with Max Holidays comes to an end but you take back home the everlasting memories of the journey and new friends you met with here.

Complimentary meal included: Breakfast

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

04 nights in handpicked hotels, 02 nights in heritage hotel and 02 nights in jungle resort

Meals

08 Breakfasts, 02 lunches 02 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dance, Jungle safari, Tonga Ride

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Other Fees

Video / still camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style

Accommodation style

A range of our hotel include some carefully selected and handpicked hotels. At Delhi and Agra your stay will be in western style hotels whereas at Jaipur sometimes we offer stay in heritage hotel. At Sawai Madhopur you will be staying in jungle lodge for 02 night..

Heritage hotels are the old palaces and houses of Royal families. At Sawai Madhopur your hotel will be near the national park to have easy accessibility for jungle games.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation

Trip Disclaimer

To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated every year. We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While booking your seats on Taj, Tiger & Culture group tour package of India with us, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in our Taj, Tiger & Culture group tour package of India and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our team via email or phone. Our India group tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information. The length of this small group tour package of India is 08 nights and 09 days and we have been operating such trips successfully with almost no interruption. However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies and many other reasons may cause some changes in the itinerary.  Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of sightseeing trips of Taj, Tiger & Culture group tour.

All sightseeing points are mentioned in the itinerary and will be visited with our India Group tours expert guides. Tickets to monuments in this group tour package of India are included for the mentioned monuments and museums etc. For sightseeing trips other than the planed, the traveller must inform our office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guide. Such additional sightseeing trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each city, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at Max Holidays there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your such guaranteed departure group tours in India. To ensure your safety and quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.

Important Notes

The prices indicated with each trip are based on twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and wish to stay in a single room only, you must pay the single room supplement mentioned with each trip. If you are a single traveller booking the trip on twin share price we will be offering you accommodation with a traveller of same gender only. In the event we do not find any other single traveller willing to share the room, you will be offered a single room only with additional single room supplement cost. For more information in this connection you may also contact our India group tour specialist.

For all our fixed dates guaranteed departure group tour packages, the maximum size of the group is 24, but in the event of higher demand on any given date, it may increase upto 30 only.

Indian food is a sheer delight for the traveller. On our India group tour package mostly breakfasts are a part of the package. In addition to it we also include few lunches and dinners based on our experience for giving you a special local experience. For the rest of the meals, we prefer to offer the travellers flexibility and freedom of choosing meal and local restaurant of their choice. Our guides will suggest you restaurants you can try for a meal. This not only offers you budgeting flexibility but also keeps you free to try something apart from the group activities.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the local culture, customs and nature. Keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.

It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet. Do not carry your valuable jewellery items etc during the trip as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.

Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but in India tour guides, drivers, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.

How to Book

It is very easy and simple! To book yourself on one of our Taj, Tiger & Culture group tour packages (also famous as Golden Triangle tour with wildlife OR Golden Triangle Tour with Tiger Safari) you require selecting date of departure from the list. Please click on the button ‘2017–2018 Dates & Offers’, scroll the page to check all available dates and special offers, to view the offers click the date of your choice and if the dates, price etc are matching with your schedule and budget simply proceed with ‘Book Now’ option. This option will take you to an online form which you can fill and send our office to check availability of seats on the trip.

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Visa & Insurance

It is compulsory that, on all Max Holidays trips including small group tour packages of India, you carry a valid travel insurance atleast covering your medical expenses in the event of health issues. It is also recommended strongly that the travel insurance you carry should cover additional expenses or loss due to any sudden cancellation, delay in the trip, flights rescheduling etc and other personal liabilities. It is required that on demand from our team you present them a copy of your valid travel insurance and visa for their records and booking requirements.  

To visit India one must carry a valid Indian visa and the same can be obtained easily from Indian Embassy or Consulate near you. India offers the facilities of eTV or TVOA (Tourist Visa on Arrival) for travellers from about 150 countries listed herein below. E Tourist Visa is completely online service by Indian Govt. and no facilitation is required by any intermediary.

List of the countries approved under eTV scheme for VOA (India Visa on Arrival)

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Useful links

Visa on Arrival : indianvisaonline.gov.in
Indian Embassies Abroad : www.mea.gov.in, www.maxholidays.com

Transport

Bus, Car, Rickshaw, Elephant, Jungle vehicle, Horse cart (Tonga)

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