Join us for a journey to India on the Golden Triangle of India & Ranthambore Safari 2021. You will get to see many sites in Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and go on a safari in Ranthambore National Park. Prices start at $3,298* including flights from New York. Departure is on October 9, 2021.
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
Day 1 Oct. 9 - Depart USA
Depart on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 Oct. 10 - Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted and assisted by a representative and transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Oct. 11 - Old Delhi - Jama Masjid / Rickshaw Ride / Red Fort / Rashtrapati / India Gate / Humayun’s Tomb
This morning enjoy sightseeing of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Enjoy a Rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Old Delhi. Stop for a photo opportunity at the Red Fort, Shah Jahan’s elegant red sandstone citadel with massive 33m walls climbing high above the clamor of Old Delhi. Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Official Residence of the President of India. View the India Gate at the center of New Delhi, an “Arc-de-Triumph” stands 42m high. Humayun’s Tomb is probably one of the most innovative and experimental monuments of its time, incorporating Indo-Islamic architectural styles. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Day 4 Oct. 12 - Delhi / Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the state of Rajasthan, also popularly known as the Pink City, thanks to the color of its buildings. It was built in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, following a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Oct. 13 - Jaipur - Hawa Mahal Palace / Amber Fort / Jantar Mantar / Cooking Demonstration with local family
This morning enjoy a photo stop at Hawa Mahal Palace, easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and also its icon. This five-story building overlooking the busy bazaar street was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort. Later ride the jeeps to and visit the Magnificent Amber Fort. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, the fort is made of red sandstone and white marble. After lunch visit the Jantar Mantar, a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734. In the evening enjoy a cooking demonstration with local Indian Family in Jaipur. After dinner, return to your hotel.
Day 6 Oct. 14 - Ranthambore National Park
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest and most famous national parks in North India. It is named after the historic Ranthambore fortress that is found within the park. On arrival check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon on your own.
Day 7 Oct. 15 - Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy an early morning Jeep Safari in the Ranthambore National Park. The park covers an area of 392 sq km, bound to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River, Ranthambore lies at the edge of a plateau. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a second Jeep Safari of the park. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Oct. 16 - Train and travel to Agra
Early morning drive to the railway station to board a train for Bharatpur. On arrival in Bharatpur, drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel and lunch. Later this afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort, commissioned in 1666, A.D. by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The hostile fort exteriors hide an inner paradise. The massive Agra fort is 2.5 km long and is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red fort. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Oct. 17 - Taj Mahal / Return to Delhi
Enjoy a sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal. The Crown of Palaces is a white marble mausoleum, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. A world-renowned wonder, Taj Mahal looks the same from all the four sides and is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in the beauty alone but in the deep planning and design that went into its making. This enchanting mausoleum started in 1631 and it took 22 years to complete with the help of an estimated 20,000 workers. Continue to Delhi for dinner and prepare for your flights back home.
Day 10 Oct. 18 - Return to USA
Enjoy your flight back!