THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND TIGERS IN OLD RUINS
This tour takes you to the Best Tiger Park of Rajasthan (Ranthambore National Park / Zone 01 to 05 of this park will be closed in September and only zone 06 to 10 will be open) along with the must do visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, the royal city of Jaipur, and Delhi.
Rajasthan is the culturally rich and fascinating desert state of India. The royal historical heritage in the form of palaces, forts, havelis, temples, mosques, tombs and monuments set against the desert landscape make Rajasthan a unique destination. The colourful dressing, deep rooted traditions, age old handicrafts, art, folk dance and music and delicious traditional cuisine showcase the rich Rajasthani culture.
We start with Delhi, India’s capital city, where we’ll spend our first night of the trip.
A trip to India seems incomplete without a visit to the most iconic manmade structure in the world, the Taj Mahal, where we shall take you next. Built by Shah Jahan as the symbol for undying love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the sight of the white marble structure does take your breath away.
After spending a night in Agra, we’ll move to Ranthambore National Park. We will take you for morning and afternoon drive in a 4WD to the park for tiger-tracking and animal viewing. Regardless of animal sightings, there is something magically peaceful and tranquil about a safari journey, the opportunity to be at one with nature, surrounded by beautiful scenery is hard to beat. Along with the scheduled morning and afternoon safaris, you can explore the ancient Ranthambore Fort on whose name the National Park has been named; Ganesh Temple and the Jogi Mahal which is the home to the country’s second largest Banyan tree and also offers stunning views of the Padam also, pond with lilies blooming. Art lovers must also visit the Ranthambore school of Art for the wildlife paintings created by local artists. The school contributes towards tiger conservation.
Our next destination is the walled heritage city of Jaipur, with its enchanting old bazaars, havelis, forts and pink hued buildings is full of romance and royal charm. There is so much to see in Jaipur but the best way to explore it being on the roads, soaking up the sights and sounds of this bustling city. Visiting the old heritage sights like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, various havelis and old palaces that have now been converted into luxury hotels, gives you a glimpse of its erstwhile grandeur. The stunning Amber Fort Palace established in 1592 by Man Singh I, is a sight to behold. The narrow lanes of the charming bazaars in the walled city are full of colour and beckon you to buy handcrafted souvenirs, paintings, textiles, blue pottery, traditional jewellery, bangles etc. Every lane is a veritable treasure of some artistry, tie and dye art, gem cutting and polishing, leather work, bangle making. You can see it all here. We also take you to a very interesting resort away from the city where the ambience transports you to a traditional Rajasthani village where you can enjoy a traditional meal, local folk dance and music performances, puppet shows etc.
From Jaipur, we’ll drive back to Delhi. The city where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over seven times. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia’s largest mosque, Rajghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi – the “Father of the Nation”, Humanyun Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate and drive through Connaught Place. After sightseeing in Delhi. We’ll fly back to home. Tour ends.