Introduction to India, and Tiger Safari | Yampu Tours

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Introduction to India, and Tiger Safari

9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

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Tour Highlights

  • Take a tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets
  • Visit Humayun’s Tomb, built in honor of India’s second Mughal emperor
  • See the impressive India Gate Monument and extravagant government buildings
  • Take a tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture
  • Observe the hustle and bustle of a local bazaar
  • Venture to the mysteriously abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Stroll through the magnificent rooms and chambers of the Amber Fort
  • Take some stunning photos of the Palace of Winds
  • Observe the beautiful wild tigers as they roam Ranthambhore National Park
  • Spot more than just tigers, such as leopards, hyenas, the sloth bear, and antelope
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Tour Overview

Enjoy India’s most sought after destinations in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur before heading to renowned Ranthambhore National Park. After a tour of the Golden Triangle including Delhi’s Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, you will find yourself tracking elusive Bengal tigers through the wilds of Ranthambhore.

This popular trip visits New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as well as Ranthambhore National Park for a tiger safari. Spending your first days in Delhi, you will transfer to Agra and finally Jaipur before driving approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) south to Ranthambhore for a few days.

What are now 1334 square kilometers (515 sq miles) of protected habitat was once the royal hunting grounds for the Maharaja of Jaipur. Today, the area is now a national park that is seeing a rare, but steady rise in its tiger population thanks to the conservation efforts of Project Tiger. The park encompasses a rugged landscape under the canopy of a lush deciduous forest that is filled with rocky ledges, hills and open valleys flowing with rivers and lakes.

Safaris through the park will be conducted from a guided, open-top Jeep. Besides the famous tigers, the park is also home to numerous other large animals, including leopards, hyenas and sloth bears. Dotted throughout the park, you may also see some of the picturesque ruins, lake palaces, old fortifications, a 1,000 year old fort and the charming Jogi Mahal.

Country Notes:

India:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

An India tourist visa is required for US, Canadian, UK & EU citizens. You may apply for a tourism e-visa online prior to arrival into India. This is a single entry visa and is valid for 30 days. Your passport must be valid for 6 or more months after the return date. You must have a returning or onward journey ticket, to prove your stay in India is within the 30-day limit. You must be able to prove you have sufficient funds to spend while in India.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for India, please refer to the CDC Website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Inclusions
Price Includes:
All accommodations with continental or buffet breakfast, two days of breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ranthambhore. Service of deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, 3 Park visits at Ranthambhore using non air conditioned open Jeep (on sharing basis), One time entrance fees at all monuments, Services of English speaking local guide for excursions, all currently applicable taxes including service tax.

Notes:
* The Red Fort in Delhi remains closed on every Monday

* The Taj Mahal in Agra remains closed on every Friday

* Due to monsoon season, the Ranthambhore National Park is closed from July through September

* Game drives are operated on a shared basis with other guests

* Additional supplements may apply between 1 – 20 November, 20 December – 10 January and 1 – 28 February. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more details.
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Pricing Details
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Double ££1304 ££1467 ££1878 ££3138
Single ££2082 ££2496 ££3138 ££5539

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to New Delhi

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Day
2

Arrival in Delhi

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival and airport reception, transfer to the hotel. Depending on arrival time, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day
3

Touring Delhi

Begin a morning tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets. Make a panoramic visit to the Red Fort, which was the most affluent fort and palace of the once reigning Mughal Empire. Then it’s on to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A final stop in Old Delhi will lead to Chandni Chowk (closed on Sunday), a lively and colorful market that was once the commercial center of the city.
Then, drive to New Delhi. This experience will provide a stark contrast between the old and the new; read more...

Begin a morning tour of Old Delhi with a cycle rickshaw ride through the streets. Make a panoramic visit to the Red Fort, which was the most affluent fort and palace of the once reigning Mughal Empire. Then it’s on to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A final stop in Old Delhi will lead to Chandni Chowk (closed on Sunday), a lively and colorful market that was once the commercial center of the city.
Then, drive to New Delhi. This experience will provide a stark contrast between the old and the new; a recurring theme throughout India. In New Delhi visit the India Gate monument, followed by the grounds of the Parliament House and other extravagant government buildings. Then continue to Humayun’s Tomb, built in honor of India’s second Mughal emperor. Later, visit the world’s tallest brick minaret, Qutub Minar.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) to enjoy a fine dinner at the Veda Restaurant, a lavishly designed nouvelle cuisine curry house that offers a fusion of traditional Indian food with a modern spin. A second option is a visit to Akshardham, a unique, yet stunning monument that boasts 234 elaborately carved pillars, 9 decorative domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars (towers of Hindu architecture), stone elephants sculptures, and 20,000 murtis (Hindu images portraying Divine spirits). Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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Day
4

Delhi - Agra

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then, begin a sightseeing tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Then, drive through the city to the Agra Fort, passing by vibrant local scenes and bazaars. Once at the Agra Fort, get led through its regal chambers that house some of India’s most powerful Mughal emperors


Note: Yampu recommends an optional read more...

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then, begin a sightseeing tour of the stunning Taj Mahal, India’s most picture perfect work of architecture and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Then, drive through the city to the Agra Fort, passing by vibrant local scenes and bazaars. Once at the Agra Fort, get led through its regal chambers that house some of India’s most powerful Mughal emperors


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour to a showing of Mohabbat The Taj, a live show with a touch of Bollywood comes highly recommended. This 80 minute presentation is a charming way to top off the day at the Kalakriti Auditorium. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more details.
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Day
5

Agra - Jaipur

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Upon arrival, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

Drive approximately 4-5 hours to Jaipur. En route, stop to enjoy an excursion to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, the once imperial city of the Mughal dynasty that was mysteriously deserted years after its inception. This ornate city was built with such grandeur that words do not do justice to the glorious atmosphere created by its buildings. Upon arrival, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.

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Day
6

Tour the Amber Fort

This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling through the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour that will begin at the City Palace Museum, followed by a visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726) and great photographic opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds – a spectacular five storied, honeycomb styled building exemplifying superb Rajput artistry.


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This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling through the magnificent rooms and chambers, observe the various intricate ivory, mirror and glass work. In the afternoon, enjoy a city tour that will begin at the City Palace Museum, followed by a visit to Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726) and great photographic opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds – a spectacular five storied, honeycomb styled building exemplifying superb Rajput artistry.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (price not included) of an evening elephant safari. After a chance to feed these gentle creatures, ride upon their backs through a private jungle area, passing many villages, fields and a medieval fortress as the sun sets. Please inquire with a Yampu travel consultant for more information.
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Day
7

Jaipur - Ranthambore

Awake for a morning drive to Ranthambhore National Park. This is approximately a 3-4 hour drive. After arriving, enjoy a lunch before proceeding for a jungle safari. The tigers in the park can be spotted quite often during the day, whether they are hunting, taking care of their young or just lounging. Return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

Awake for a morning drive to Ranthambhore National Park. This is approximately a 3-4 hour drive. After arriving, enjoy a lunch before proceeding for a jungle safari. The tigers in the park can be spotted quite often during the day, whether they are hunting, taking care of their young or just lounging. Return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

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Day
8

Tour of Ranthambore

In the early morning, enjoy another park visit to see the tigers and possibly some other resident wildlife. Besides tigers, other wildlife in the park include the endangered caracal, the leopard and jungle cat, hyenas, foxes, jackals, the sloth bear and several varieties of deer and antelope. Drive back to the hotel for lunch before returning for a final afternoon in the park. Return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

In the early morning, enjoy another park visit to see the tigers and possibly some other resident wildlife. Besides tigers, other wildlife in the park include the endangered caracal, the leopard and jungle cat, hyenas, foxes, jackals, the sloth bear and several varieties of deer and antelope. Drive back to the hotel for lunch before returning for a final afternoon in the park. Return to the hotel to enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

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Day
9

Flight home from Delhi

Wake early to enjoy breakfast before transferring to the railway station. Here, board the Jan Shatabdi Express train back to Delhi for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Wake early to enjoy breakfast before transferring to the railway station. Here, board the Jan Shatabdi Express train back to Delhi for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Delhi, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Ranthambhore National Park, Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan, India

Places You'll See

  • Amber-Fort-Jaipur-India

    Jaipur

    Nicknames the Pink City, Jaipur is home to several enticing attractions. Visit the Amber Fort, once the royal palace for the Kachwahas, and see the impressive evening light show. Explore the massive City Palace inside the old city. Take a peaceful stroll through one of the many gardens, or purchase some unique souvenirs at the city center bazaar.

  • for-agra-India

    Agra

    Visit the famous Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the world, in Agra. Take a guided tour through the immense, white marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, a true monument of love. While in Agra, also visit the Agra Fort, mainly constructed from sandstone, it’s more of a palace than a defense structure.

  • Jama-Masjid-India

    Delhi

    Home to India’s largest mosque, the Red Fort, Delhi is abundant in historical artifacts and cultural events. Visit the Baha’i Lotus Temple, a beautiful building in the shape of a lotus bud, or the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. To get a real taste of area, take a food tour to experience the local cuisine. Or take a peaceful morning walk in the Lodhi Garden.

  • tiger-ranthambore-india

    Ranthambore

    This world renown national park can be located in Rajasthan and is considered as one of the most marvelous spots to view wild tigers among other natural beauties. The national park consists of many acres of wild jungle and rocky ridges with the tenth century Ranthambore Fort at its centre. Until 1970, this park was a maharajas’ hunting ground.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Delhi : Justa Greater Kailash

Agra : Hotel Amar

Jaipur : Alsisar Haveli

Ranthambore National Park : Ranthambore Bagh

4 Star Properties

Delhi : The Royal Plaza

Agra : Agra Trident Oberoi

Jaipur : Jaipur Trident Oberoi

Ranthambore : Dev Vilas Ranthambore

5 Star Properties

Delhi : The Claridges

Agra : ITC Mughal Agra

Jaipur : Jaimahal Palace

Ranthambore National Park : Sawai Madhopur Taj Lodge

Luxury Properties

Delhi : The Oberoi

Agra : Amarvilas

Jaipur : Oberoi Rajvilas,

Jaipur : Taj Rambagh Palace

Jaipur : Sujan Rajmahal Palace

Ranthambore National Park : Oberoi Vanya Vilas

Ranthambhore National Park : Aman-i-khas

Testimonials

Don

Traveled December, 2012

Everything was great and I have no complaints

Everything was great and I have no complaints. I’ve been the Delhi before but never Varanasi. Truly the toilet bowl of the world. Dirtier than my own mouth, if you can believe it. However, at the same time it was an amazing experience.

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Lucy and John

Traveled April, 2012

India and Sri Lanka were an amazing combination

India and Sri Lanka were an amazing combination! The hustle of India is exciting, but also overwhelming so including Sri Lanka toward the end of our itinerary was an amazing way to relax and unwind! In India we were blown away by the service at the Deluxe hotels, and even the 4-star hotels. The hospitality in India is incredible with everyone working to make sure you are comfortable and happy. We loved the Oberoi hotels, the rooms were beautiful and the service was immaculate. The sites in India were truly amazing and we loved the elephant safaris and interactions were we were able to bathe and paint these gentle giants! During our long transfers in India our driver was pleasant, providing us with interesting facts but not overwhelming us with too many details or idle chatter.In Sri Lanka we absolutely loved the Temple of the Tooth, the atmosphere is so humbling and spiritual; absolutely a must-see! We loved the ancient site of Polonnaruwa and the lying down Buddha and the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. We also really enjoyed climbing the Sigiriya rock fortress, although its not the best option for those who are scared of heights!

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Ruben D. (travel agent)

Traveled October, 2012

I would recommend contacting Yampu Tours

I would recommend contacting Yampu Tours. They are great to work with and the documentation for clients is exceptional.

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