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Maharajah in Style; Luxury India Tour for the Experiential Traveler with Tiger Safari

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $5999+

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Appreciate all that India has to offer with private tours and transfers while staying at some of the most luxurious accommodations in the country
  • Admire India’s most picture-perfect work of architecture and one of the world’s most iconic symbols of love and devotion, the Taj Mahal
  • Witness the beautifully elusive wild tigers of Ranthambhore National Park along with other intriguing wildlife!
  • Relax after an adventure filled trip with optional beach lounging in Goa with a fun trip extension to rejuvenate after several days of adventure
Interested in this tour?   Let us build you a customized quote based on your budget.

Tour Overview

To celebrate 20 years of experiences, say Namaste to our Tour Consultants’ latest adventure, a Luxury India Tour for the Experiential Traveler with Tiger Safari!

Starting at $5,999 Yampu travelers can experience India and all its beauty in the lap of luxury while visiting the country’s must-see attractions. Aside from witnessing the grandeur of the Taj Mahal and other notable sites, take part in a wild tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park. After two days of exhilarating wildlife encounters, extend this India experience with an optional add-on in Mumbai to relax on the beaches of Goa before the flight home.

Along with exceptional experiences, our travelers will be traveling in Yampu style. Enjoy the wonders of India with private assistance, transfers, and tours with the top of the line accommodations that have been personally inspected by our elite team of Tour Consultants.

Be sure to also check out our Palatial India for the Experiential Traveler for a royal treatment.

Also, ask us about possible trip extensions to Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan to add further to this exceptional experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(NOTE: Trip must be booked as is by February 28th, 2019 and travel completed by April 15th, 2019. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Certain blackout dates apply. Please contact us for more information)*

Inclusions
One way domestic flight from Jaipur to Mumbai, Round trip domestic flight from Mumbai to Goa, All accommodations with continental or buffet breakfast, Two days of breakfast, lunch and dinner in Ranthambhore, 3 Park visits at Ranthambhore using non air conditioned open Jeep (on sharing basis), Service of deluxe air-conditioned vehicle, One time entrance fees at all monuments, Services of English speaking local guide for excursions, All currently applicable taxes including service tax
Exclusions

* 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 park is closed from July through September

* The Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum remain closed on Mondays

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

* You should exercise caution if you intend to swim in open waters along the Indian coastline, particularly during the monsoon season. Every year, several people in Goa and other areas drown due to strong undertows. It is important to heed warnings posted or advised at beaches and to avoid swimming in the ocean during the monsoon season. Trained lifeguards are very rare along beaches.

* 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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Package Price: $5999
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

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

International flight to New Delhi

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

Overnight international flight to New Delhi.

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Day
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Arrival in New Delhi

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

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

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Tour of New Delhi

Here see the Red Fort, recognized as the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk; the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars.


Also visit Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India), Chandni Chowk, and the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old time and see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts, and Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat has a simple memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, marking the spot where he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948. A commemorative ceremony is held here every Friday. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, was also cremated to the north of the memorial at Shanti Van (Forest of Peace). The area is now a beautiful park laden with trees. The Zinat-ul Masjid (Most Beautiful of Mosques) towers over the Raj Ghat.


After the metro ride continue to visit New Delhi to visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. Humayun's tomb, which was built by emperor Humayun's wife, took eight years to complete and is regarded as an example of the early Mughal architecture. The emperor's wife, Begai Begum, was buried in the tomb and the structure is the first of its kind built in the center of a well-planned garden. The combination of white marble and red sandstone was a great influence on later Mughal architecture. It is generally regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal of Agra.


The drive meanders along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate. At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an Arc-de-Triomphe like Archway in the middle of a crossroad. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the North-western Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The Presidential House is a palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, originally as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen and the Parliament House.


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. ...read less

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4

Delhi - Agra

Begin with a drive to Agra that will take approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Then proceed for 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.


The area around the Taj Mahal is a protected area and the parking is approximately one kilometer away from the monument. Here disembark and board battery buses to the Taj.


That magnificent monument of love - The Taj Mahal, was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 22 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori.


In the impressive Agra Fort, be taken through the chambers of this royal residence. Driving through the city, witness the local life and bazaars and the hustle bustle of everyday India. Agra Fort is officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort is often described as a walled palatial city and as the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travelers and the highest dignitaries who made history in India.


Note: Yampu recommends an optional tour (cost not included) 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

Ranthambore National Park

Ground transfer to Ranthambhore National Park. This is approximately a 3-4 hour drive. After arriving, enjoy a lunch before proceeding for a jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park.


The Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became a national park. and partnered with Project Tiger in 1972. With the addition of neighboring Keladevi and Mansingh sanctuaries as part of Project Tiger, the total area of the national park stands at 1,334 sq km. But the entire park - the core area is just 392 sq kms - is not open to the public. The Ranthambore Park is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The terrain is rugged and there are rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools. Ranthambhore park is famous for tigers and due to conservation efforts, the tiger population has stabilized if not increased here. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits-- hunting and taking care of their young ones. Ranthambhore is one of the best places to see these majestic predators. Ranthambore is a heritage site because of the picturesque ruins that dot the wildlife park. There are lake palaces, chhatris, old fortifications and a majestic 1,000-year-old fort, overlooking the park. The lovely Jogi Mahal is located at the foot of the fort and gives magnificent view of the Padam Tlao, painted white with water lilies. ...read less

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6

Tiger Safari in Ranthambore

In the early morning, enjoy another park visit to see the tigers once more and possibly any of the other of the 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.

In the early morning, enjoy another park visit to see the tigers once more and possibly any of the other of the 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.

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Day
7

Ranthambore - Jaipur

Awake early for one final breakfast before transferring to 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. Once arrived, check in and have some time to relax before a sound and light show at the city’s Amber Fort.


The Amber Fort was originally built by the Meenas in the town they consecrated to Amba, the Mother Goddess, whom they knew as Gatta Rani or Queen of the Pass. Built over the remnants of an earlier structure, the palace complex which stands today was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh, Commander in Chief of Akbar's army and a member of the Emperor's inner circle of nine courtiers, in 1592. The initial structure of the fort was entirely completed by his descendant, Jai Singh I. Amber was modified by successive rulers over the next 150 years, until the Kachwahas shifted their capital to Jaipur during the time of Sawai Jai Singh II.


The sound and light show at the Fort was scripted by the noted lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar for which superstar Amitabh Bachchan will lend his baritone. The one-hour show, which will be in English, will blend the visual splendor of a light show with the gripping historical narrative surrounding the Amber Fort's history. ...read less

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Jaipur

This morning return to the Amber Fort for a half day excursion. Strolling 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 experience with a chance to feed these gentle creatures. ...read less

Day
9

Flight home

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight home or to continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.
Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure to the airport.

Depending on departure time, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight home or to continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.
Note: Check out of the hotel is at 12 pm. Late check out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. Regardless, store luggage at the hotel until departure to the airport.

Delhi, India

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Places You'll See

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Hotel Options

Luxury Properties

Delhi : The Oberoi

Agra : Amarvilas

Jaipur : Taj Rambagh Palace

Ranthambhore National Park : Aman-i-khas

Testimonials

Eduardo and Mary

Traveled December 2017

How do you do this?

Joyce B. as you know highly recommended your company and you in particular. We are so glad that we followed her recommendation to work with you and your company.

This trip to Bhutan and India has been fabulous and beyond our wildest expectations. There have been no mistakes along the way. I am in continual disbelief how well organized every detail has been. No one person has dropped the ball. How do you do this?

If I ran my own company half as well as you run this very first class operation, I would be a multi-millionaire.

All the guides and drivers have been superb and the itinerary and hotels have also been excellent. Each stop has been varied and unique.
Tomorrow we will take the house boat trip.

Well words don’t really do justice about how we feel about this trip but I wanted to say thank you.

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Gunner S.

Traveled May 2018

Excellent Service

We have used the service from Yampu several times around the world and every time they have delivered excellently. We will use Yampu next time also and can recommend the company

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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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