Tigers with Golden Triangle Tour

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Golden Triangle Tour is the most popular tour in India. Starting from Delhi, Golden Triangle Tour also includes Agra and Jaipur as part of the tour. Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are three cities that capture your imagination and take you into the fascinating, decadent and passionate world of the Mughals and maharajas. This itinerary combines the standard Golden Triangle Tour with visits to the Tiger hotspots of India.

Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, northern India. It is a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. Its landmarks include the imposing 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, on a hilltop, and the Ganesh Mandir temple. Also in the park, Padam Talao Lake is known for its abundance of water lilies.

Bandhavgarh National Park is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This biodiverse park is known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone. Other animals include white tigers, leopards and deer. The mix of tropical forest, Sal trees and grassland is home to scores of bird species, including eagles. To the south are the remains of the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort.

Kanha National Park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Tigers, jackals and wild pigs can be spotted in Kanha Meadows. The elevated plateau of Bamhnidadar is home to birds of prey. Animals often gather at the watering holes of Sondar Tank and Babathenga Tank. The park’s flora and fauna are documented in the park’s Kanha Museum.

Itinerary: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore National Park – Agra – Umaria – Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park – Nagpur – Delhi

Duration: 13N/14D

Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrive at Delhi

On arrival at Delhi international airport, our representative will receive you from the airport arrival lounge, after welcome with garland the representative will assist you till your comfortable check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Day 2: Delhi – Jaipur (259 Kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, check in at pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure, or you can visit local market in the evening, overnight stay at hotel.

Jaipur
Jaipur

Day 3: Jaipur

Morning after breakfast we will take you for an excursion to Amber fort, where one can ascend on Elephant back to reach this massive fort. Later in the afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur which includes massive City Palace, Natural Observatory & Palace of Winds. We will also explore the colorful market of Jaipur by the evening. Later transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Elephant ride to the fort
Elephant ride to the fort
amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur
City Palace jaipur
City Palace jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur

Day 4: Jaipur – Ranthambore National Park

Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambore National park, on arrival check in at Wildlife Resort. After lunch we will take for afternoon jeep safari into Ranthambore national park. Overnight stay at wildlife resort.

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive
Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

Day 5: Ranthambore National Park

Today will enter twice into the National Park on an open jeep to explore the National Park. Overnight stay at wildlife resort.

Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park

Day 6: Ranthambore National Park – Agra (235 Kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, Is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world – the “TAJ MAHAL”. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

While its significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on the marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon free at leisure overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Agra – Umaria (By overnight Train)

Visit Taj Mahal at dawn. Then transfer to the railway station time to board train for Umaria. Overnight on board.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Day 8: Arrive Umaria – Bandhavgarh National Park (35 km)

Upon arrival at umaria railway station our representative will receive you and will transfer you till your hotel check in, at Bandhavgarh National Park. After fresh-n-up & lunch In the afternoon we will go on a jungle safari to the national park to counter’s with its impressive wildlife. Overnight stay in Bandhavgarh.

Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Spotted-Deer
Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Spotted-Deer

Day 9: Bandhavgarh National Park

We will continue on our scheduled Jeep safari to the National Park for wildlife viewing (for the same we will enter twice to the national park). Overnight stay at resort.

Bandhavgarh-National-Park
Bandhavgarh-National-Park

Day 10: Bandhavgarh National Park – Kanha National Park (250 km)

Today after our morning jeep safari to the national park, we will drive to will drive to Kipling’s country, Kanha National Park. En-Route visit to Fossil Park of Ghuguwa. Fossils belonging to 31 genera of 18 plant families have been identified and these fossils represent life as it occurred in this area some 65 million years ago.

Kanha-National-Park
Kanha National Park

Further continue drive to Kanha. On arrival check into the wildlife resort. After lunch we will explore the nearby area by walk. Overnight stay in Kanha.

Day 11: Kanha National park

Morning & afternoon Jeep safari to the National Park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.

Kanha-National-Park
Kanha National Park

Day 12: Kanha National park

We will continue on our scheduled Jeep safari to the National Park for wildlife viewing. Overnight stay at resort.

Kanha National park
Kanha National park

Day 13: Kanha National Park – Nagpur (270 km) – Delhi (By flight)

After enjoying a lavish breakfast, we will drive to Nagpur airport. Upon arrival board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport our representative will receive you & transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Delhi – Departure

Morning sightseeing tour of Delhi, including Red fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub minar and Lotus temple.

Red Fort Delhi
Red Fort Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple

Later transfer to the International airport on time, to board the flight for onward destination.

Tour End

Wildlife and Central India Tour

Bandhavgarh-National-Park

Bandhavgarh-National-Park

Watch the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and more from close quarters. Explore the formidable forts and beautiful palaces, experience the richness of Indian culture and enjoy the luxurious Indian hospitality. This magnificent tour combines the Golden Triangle circuit of Delhi Agra and Jaipur with a tour of Central India, which is dotted with a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Duration: 13N/14D

Itinerary: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Chambal – Gwalior – Katni – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Raipur – Delhi

Ranthambore National Park is a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, northern India. It is a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. Its landmarks include the imposing 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, on a hilltop, and the Ganesh Mandir temple. Also in the park, Padam Talao Lake is known for its abundance of water lilies.

The National Chambal Sanctuary was set up in 1979 as a riverine sanctuary along an approximately 425 km length of the Chambal River and its ravines stretching over 2-6 km wide along the river for the protection of the Critically Endangered gharial, the red-crowned roof turtle and the Endangered Ganges river dolphin.

Gwalior is known for its palaces and temples, including the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir intricately carved Hindu temple. Ancient Gwalior Fort occupies a sandstone plateau overlooking the city and is accessed via a winding road lined with sacred Jain statues. Within the fort’s high walls is the 15th-century Gujari Mahal Palace, now an archaeological museum.

Bandhavgarh National Park is in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This biodiverse park is known for its large population of royal Bengal tigers, especially in the central Tala zone. Other animals include white tigers, leopards and deer. The mix of tropical forest, Sal trees and grassland is home to scores of bird species, including eagles. To the south are the remains of the ancient Bandhavgarh Fort.

Kanha National Park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Tigers, jackals and wild pigs can be spotted in Kanha Meadows. The elevated plateau of Bamhnidadar is home to birds of prey. Animals often gather at the watering holes of Sondar Tank and Babathenga Tank. The park’s flora and fauna are documented in the park’s Kanha Museum.

Tour Plan:

Day1: ARRIVAL AT DELHI

BY: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

When you land in New Delhi, following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a representative of ours will meet you as you exit the arrivals terminal. The representative will escort you to the hotel you are booked in.

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Delhi is the perfect example of modernity blending with tradition. India’s capital, Delhi is a city of mystery, magic and mayhem.India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds- the ancient with the modern. The first impression for any visitor traveling in from the airport is of a spacious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.

Day2: DELHI

There’s nothing more incredible than starting your day by absorbing yourself in the history and culture of a city which has so much to offer. Once upon a time ruled by the British and the Mughal Dynasty long before that, Delhi can quench your thirst for traveling with its beautiful monuments, mouthwatering dishes and delicious desserts.

After the tour of Old Delhi, our first stop in New Delhi will be Qutub Minar. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 and is still standing tall and proud in the heart of the city, being the tallest stone building. The second visit will be to Humayun’s tomb which brings to light the precise and neat Indo-Persian Architecture of the Tomb. A short visit to India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament Building is also included.

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
humayun's tomb
humayun’s tomb
India Gate
India Gate

Day3: DELHI –JAIPUR (Surface: 256 kms / 5½ hrs)

Post breakfast, you will start with your 5.5 hours journey from Delhi to Jaipur.

On arriving Jaipur, you will check-in.

City Palace jaipur
City Palace jaipur

Known for the tales of Rajput valour and chivalry, Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan and is also called the Pink City. Apart from being the most colorful region of India, it also houses palaces and forts of bygone time that behold the royal procession and splendour. These palaces and forts of yesteryear are now living monuments and are quite naturally accepted into the lifestyles of the people here. For the rest of the day, you will be free to stroll through the city on your own.

Day4: JAIPUR

After a filling and heavy breakfast, we will advance towards the Amber Fort overlooking the Moat lake. Built in the 17th century, the fort holds great importance to Indian history. It was the most successful fort of Mughal Emperor Akbarand its remains still spread over Aravalli hills. The fort expresses its rich culture with magnificent paintings, precious stones and inlaid mirrors. Next will be a short detour to the Palace of Winds or commonly known as Hawa Mahal. With its pink sandstone carvings and beautiful doorways, it is refreshing to the eyes.

amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur
Elephant ride to the fort
Elephant ride to the fort

Taking the tour further, we will glimpse the City Palace. With its embellished gardens and courtyards, the palace brings out the peaceful beauty of the palace.

City Palace jaipur
City Palace jaipur

The next visit will be to Jantar Mantar.The largest stone observatory in the world, Jantar Mantar was built by Sawai Jai Singh. He was very passionate about astronomy and also highly admired the progress and research in the field of science and technology.

Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur

Day5: JAIPUR – RANTHAMBORE

In the morning, we will begin the 3 hours journey from Jaipur to Ranthambore, the natural habitat of tigers.

On arriving, you will check-in at the hotel and late in the afternoon, we will move for the game drive into the Ranthambore National Park. Unfortunately due to increase in tourism and population increase in nearby villages and poaching the tiger population has decreased. The Ranthambore National park is not only the home of tigers but a variety of birds as well.

Ranthambore National Park Fort
Ranthambore National Park Fort

In 2005, there were 26 tigers recorded here which was very less as compared to 44 tigers recorded in 1982. But in 2008, 14 tiger cubs were recorded. This increase in the population of tigers was credited to the to the forest officers who made sustained efforts to curb poaching.

Day6: RANTHAMBORE

Who doesn’t love a peaceful drive in the heart of nature away from the noise and pollution with just beauty embedded at every step? Well this is what day 6 has to offer, rides around the national park and absorbing yourself in the peaceful environment.

Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park

Day7: RANTHAMBORE – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA

A fun and frolic journey to Fatehpur Sikri followed by the trip to Agra is what this day has to offer. Both the cities have volumes to tell us about the great Mughal period of our history, Fatehpur Sikri being the capital of Akbar’s Palace. More than 300 years old, these monuments still reflect the aura of the great emperors.

fatehpur sikri
fatehpur sikri

How one could visit Agra and not pay his/her respects to the greatest monument of all times, The Taj Mahal. With its marble architecture with precious stones and gems, the symmetrical gardens and fountains and the scenic view of the Yamuna River flowing behind it, The Taj Mahal will mesmerize you with its beauty.

taj mahal
taj mahal

All the praises of the Taj Mahal somehow fall short when the beautiful masterpiece is right in front of your eyes. This day is completely devoted to admiring the elegance of the monument built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to express his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years and over 20,000 skilled artists to build this masterpiece which even after hundreds of years expresses the serenity of their love.

Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

Later a visit to the Agra fort is something one can’t miss. The Mughal Architecture at its best with royal gateways and perfectly planned rooms and hallways, the Agra fort is a treat to the eyes. This will be followed by a drive to Chambal which would roughly take 2 hours.

Later in the evening, special walks will be arranged after your check in at the Jungle Lodge.

Day8: CHAMBAL

The natural habitat around the lodge and the banks of the Chambal River is refreshing. A river safari will be arranged during the day time with our best guides to delve into the serenity of the place. Our trained naturalists will accompany you so that you don’t miss a single fact about the animals and birds found there.

Boat Ride at Chambal River
Boat Ride at Chambal River
National Chambal Sanctuary
National Chambal Sanctuary

The evening is a time for light activities. One can go out for short walks or camel rides and just relax in the bounty of nature.

Day9: CHAMBAL – GWALIOR – KATNI

Post breakfast you will be driven to Gwalior which is roughly a 3 hour drive. Our main purpose here is to visit the Gwalior fort which was built in the 8th century by the Rajputs. It has also been praised as the ‘noblest specimen of Hindu architecture in North India by Cunningham. Our next visit will be to the Saas Bahu ka Mandir that brings together the unique styles of architecture and the Scandia school which is run by the royal family of Gwalior. A short visit to the royal residence and well as the tomb of Mohammed Ghaus who was a spiritual adviser of Akbar is also included. The tomb is an exceptional piece of early Mughal architecture.

Gwalior Fort
Gwalior Fort
sas bahu temple gwalior
sas bahu temple gwalior

Later you will board an overnight train to Katni from Gwalior.

Departure: 20:25 hrsby: Gondwana Express Train

Arrival: 05:15 (+1) hrs

Day10: KATNI – BANDHAVGARH

After our arrival at Katni railway station, we’ll be visiting the Bandhavgarh National Park.

Located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh is the traditional tiger country. It was here, that Rudyard Kipling got inspiration for his Jungle Book from.

Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park

The jeep Safari will take you around the National Park. It is a compact reserve of tigers, bamboo thickets, grasslands and various other plants and animals. It is the home of 22 species of wildlife and over 250 species of plants. Within the National Park is the Bandhavgarh fort with just the ruins remaining now.

All meals will be served at the hotel.

Day11: BANDHAVGARH

This day is given to relax and explore the serene beauty of the National Park. Safaris will be arranged during early morning and late afternoon.

Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Spotted-Deer
Bandhavgarh-National-Park-Spotted-Deer

Delicious meals will be served at the hotel.

Day12: BANDHAVGARH – KANHA (Surface: 290 kms / 7 hours)

Built in 1974, our next stop is the Kanha Tiger Reserve, a 7 hour drive from Badhavgarh for which we will depart early in the morning.

The sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and the meandering streams stretch over 940 sq. kms. and form the core for the Kanha Tiger Reserve. It was created in 1974 under the Project Tiger. This reserve is the only home to the famous Barasingha.

Kanha National park
Kanha National park

All the meals will be served at the hotel.

Day13: KANHA

So rich in wildlife, Kanha has a lot to offer to wildlife lovers. Spotting the deers along with tigers and many other animals becomes a great activity. Safaris will be arranged during the morning and the afternoon as well.

Kanha-National-Park
Kanha National Park
Kanha-National-Park
Kanha National Park

Meals will be served at the hotels.

Day14: KANHA – RAIPUR – DELHI

Our energy packed trip finally comes to its last day.

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to Raipur Airport which is a 5 hour drive. The flight for New Delhi departs at 18:20 hrs and arrives at 20:10 hrs in Delhi.

Later you will be transferred to your respective international flight by one of our representatives.

Tour End