Golden Triangle + Tiger Trails

15d

Delhi – Amritsar – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra -  Jhansi – Khajuraho – Bhandavgarh – Kanha – Jabalpur – Delhi

Golden Triangle + Tiger Trails
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Delhi – Amritsar – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra -  Jhansi – Khajuraho – Bhandavgarh – Kanha – Jabalpur – Delhi

Duration
15d
Region
North India
Experience
Adventure, Temples, Spiritual

Tour Itinerary

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DAY 01
ARRIVE DELHI
DAY 02
DELHI – TRAIN TO AMRITSAR ( Train details: Dep 07.20 am – Arr 13.25 pm / 6 hrs approx.)
DAY 03
AMRITSAR - TRAIN TO DELHI ( Train details: Dep 09.25pm Arr 07.05am / 9 hrs 30 mins approx.)
DAY 04
ARRIVE DELHI - JAIPUR (275 kms/ 6hrs approx.)
DAY 05
JAIPUR
DAY 06
JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE (200kms/ 4hrs approx.)
DAY 07
RANTHAMBORE
DAY 08
RANTHAMBORE - AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (6hrs approx.)
DAY 09
AGRA – TRAIN TO JHANSI – KHAJURAHO (Train details: Shtabdi Express Dep at 08 15 Arr Jhansi at 1015 Hrs).
DAY 10
KHAJURAHO – BHANDAVGARH ( 250kms/ 5hrs approx.)
DAY 11
BHANDAVGARH
DAY 12
BHANDAVGARH - KANHA ( 290 kms/ 6hrs approx.)
DAY 13
KANHA
DAY 14
KANHA ( 150kms/ 3hrs approx.) - Fly Jabalpur – Delhi
DAY 15
DEPART DELHI

DAY 01

ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival in Delhi, you will be met by Splendour Holidays representative. Transfer to the hotel for checkin.

Delhi - The capital city of modern India has a rich historical past which also makes it the cultural capital of India. Nowhere has the tradition blended with modernity on a scale that is evident in Delhi. An amalgamation of the modern and the old-world charm, the city is dotted with age-old monuments that stand along side ultra modern hi-rise buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for centuries.  Today, the old and the new city combine to present a harmonious whole offering to the traveler - elegant shops, broad avenues, sun-warmed elegant forts, mosques that were once stronghold of Mughal powers and the city's delightful vibrant bazaars.

Later, proceed for a short sightseeing if Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The Jama Masjid is the largest and one of the most magnificent mosques in India. Also see the Humayun Tomb. Drive past the Red Fort, built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 AD and Raj Ghat, the memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi.

Special Carriage Ride

Take an interesting Rickshaw Ride through Old Delhi. This ride is a truly memorable experience. Stroll through the bustling markets and bazaars and feel the pulse of India's capital city. It is an exhilarating experience to visit the narrow by-lanes on a tri-cycle. The ride presents an infinite opportunities of taking candid photographs of the bustling market life

Overnight at the hotel

 


DAY 02

DELHI – TRAIN TO AMRITSAR ( Train details: Dep 07.20 am – Arr 13.25 pm / 6 hrs approx.)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Delhi Railway Station for your train to Amritsar.

Arrive Amritsar and check in to the hotel

Amritsar, historically also known as Rāmdāspur, is a city in the north-western part of India. It is the spiritual center for the Sikh religion and the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district in the state of Punjab. It is home to the Harmandir Sahib (referred to as the "Golden Temple"), the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. This important Sikh shrine, with more than 100,000 visitors on week days alone, attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal  and is the most popular destination for non-resident Indians (NRI).

Later, in the evening, visit the India-Pakistan Border also known as the Wagah Border.

Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village through which the controversial Radcliffe Line, the boundary line dividing India and Pakistan, was drawn during partition of India. Today, the eastern half of the village remains in the Republic of India while the western half is in Pakistan. The Wagah border is particularly known for the elaborate ceremony that happens at the border gate before sunset each day.

After visit, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.


DAY 03

AMRITSAR - TRAIN TO DELHI ( Train details: Dep 09.25pm Arr 07.05am / 9 hrs 30 mins approx.)

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. Later, in the afternoon, proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Amritsar.

Visit the Amritsar City, the famous Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh, and Bab Atal Rai Tower

The Golden Temple (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. Penning down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience.

Jallianwala Bagh is infamous for the killing of over 300 Indian civilians by a senior British military officer, Reginald Edward Harry Dyer. The event took place on 13th April, 1919 in the heart of Amritsar, on a sacred day of birth anniversary of the Khalsa (Vaisakhi day).

In the evening, you will be transferred to the railway station for your overnight journey back to Delhi.


DAY 04

ARRIVE DELHI - JAIPUR (275 kms/ 6hrs approx.)

Arrive Delhi in the morning and drive to Jaipur.

Arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel

Jaipur is popularly referred to as the ‘Pink City’. The town is, in fact, built in the form of a nine-part Mandala, known as the 'Pithapada'. Nine signify the nine planets of the ancient astrological zodiac. The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern India.

On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.


DAY 05

JAIPUR

Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Steeped in history and culture, this city is known for its magnificent palaces, forts, broad avenues and spacious gardens. The romantic charm of Jaipur takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.

Visit the Amber Fort, ancient capital of the Rajput rulers. The fort is perched atop the hill, overlooking a lake. On your way to the fort, stop for photography. Upon arrival at Amber, ascend to the hilltop fort on a decorated Elephant, in a true Maharaja style!

The majestic ramparts of the Fort, which surrounds the palace, makes one imagine the power of the character. Visit the beautiful complex of palaces including inlaid mirror palace, halls, pavilions, gardens and the famous Kali temple.

After Amber Fort, visit a factory to see the famous block printing work, a craft that has been practiced in Jaipur for centuries.

In the afternoon, visit the City Palace - the royal residence of Maharaja. The palace is a mixture of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.

Also visit the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Wind. The palace was built in 1799 to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch street processions while remaining in a strict state of purdah. Its a five-storey facade, decked with no less than 593 finely screened windows and balconies, making the building seem far larger than it really is. 

Finally, visit the 18th century Observatory, begun by Jai Singh. The most striking instrument in the observatory is the sundial with its 27m high gnomon. The shadow that it casts moves up to 4m an hour.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


DAY 06

JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE (200kms/ 4hrs approx.)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel and drive to Ranthambore.

Arrive Ranthambore and check in at the hotel

Ranthambhore National Park lies at the junction of the Aravallis and the Vindhya. It is a unique example of natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with the nature for a luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle. It has come to be known as "The land of the Tiger", where most of the documented footage of this majestic beast has been recorded.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 07

RANTHAMBORE

Wake up early morning and leave for Jungle Safari (canter ride) in the Ranthambore National Park. Track the tigers and other wildlife through the morning.

Return back to the hotel for breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure.

In the afternoon, leave for 2nd Jungle Safari (canter ride)

Overnight at the hotel


DAY 08

RANTHAMBORE - AGRA VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI (6hrs approx.)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Agra. 

On the way to Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri  for 45 minutes. Fatehpur Sikri is a World Heritage sight. This exquisite city was built by Akbar the Great in 1569. The city, built in red standstone, has forts, palaces and mosques. The city was abandoned 14 years after its creation due to political reasons. Must see are - The Diwan-i-am - a vast courtyard in which the emperor gave daily public audience, the Diwan-i-khas - a large quadrangle which hosted all the major functions of the Palace, the Pachisi court - Emperors private living quarter. Some other important buildings of this complex are Jodha Bhai’s Palace, Mariam’s Palace, Birbal’s Palace, Hawa Mahal and Panch Mahal. The Friday Mosque and the exquisite tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti are in the religious grounds set aside in a separate enclosure adjacent to the secular buildings.

After the visit, continue your drive to Agra

Arrive Agra and check in at the hotel

Agra was the seat of the imperial Mughal court during the 16th and the 17th centuries, before the capital was shifted to Delhi. The city, strategically located on the banks of the Yamuna and along the Grand Trunk Road, flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir’s and Shah Jahan, attracting artisans from Persia and Central Asia, and also from other parts of India, who built luxurious forts, palaces and gardens.

Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Agra.

Agra Fort - built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, Agra Fort is a design and construction masterpiece. Within the fort, there are a number of exquisite buildings including Moti Masjid, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj where Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died as a prisoner.

At the sunset, visit the famous Taj Mahal on decorated Tonga’s (your decorated and personalized colorful horse carriages up to the Entrance gate of Taj Mahal). Soak in its sublime beauty at the first rays of the sun. Taj Mahal is an inimitable poem in white marble. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 16th century, the monument took 22 years to complete! It was built in the memory of Queen Mumtaz Mahal where her mortal remains were enshrined. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the World.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.


DAY 09

AGRA – TRAIN TO JHANSI – KHAJURAHO (Train details: Shtabdi Express Dep at 08 15 Arr Jhansi at 1015 Hrs).

After early breakfast, transfer to the Railway station for your train to Jhansi. On arrival in Jhansi, you will be met & assisted by our representative and transferred to Khajuraho.  

Arrive at Khajuraho and check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 10

KHAJURAHO – BHANDAVGARH ( 250kms/ 5hrs approx.)

After breakfast, visit the 1000-year-old Eastern and Western temples of Khajuraho.  

The magnificent group of temples at Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were built between 9th & 10th centuries by the Chandela dynasty. Over 800 sculptures cover the 25 temples, depicting gods and goddesses, beasts and warriors, sensuous maidens, dancers, musicians and of course, the erotic scenes for which the Khajuraho temples are famous for.

After visit, drive to Bhandavgarh

Arrive Bhandavgarh National Park and check in at the hotel

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 11

BHANDAVGARH

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later, enjoy the Jungle Safari at Bhandavgarh National Park

There are more than 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds. Common Langurs and Rhesus Macaque represent the primate group. Carnivores include the Asiatic Jackal, Bengal Fox, Sloth Bear, Ratel, Gray Mongoose, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard and Tiger. The artiodactyls frequently sighted are Wild Pigs, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chinkara and Gaur. Mammals such as Dhole, the smallIndian Civet, Palm Squirrel and Lesser Bandicoot Rat are seen occasionally. Among the herbivores, Gaur is the only coarse feeder.

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 12

BHANDAVGARH - KANHA ( 290 kms/ 6hrs approx.)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Kanha

Arrive Kanha and check in to the hotel

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 13

KANHA

Breakfast at the hotel

Later, proceed for Jungle Safari in Kanha

The lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines of Kanha provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel "Jungle Book". The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger. The Park's landmark achievement is the preservation of the rare hardground Swamp Deer (Barasingha), saving it from near extinction. Stringent conservation programs for the overall protection of the Park's fauna and flora, makes Kanha one of the most well maintained National Parks in Asia.

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 14

KANHA ( 150kms/ 3hrs approx.) - Fly Jabalpur – Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel

Later, you will be transferred to the Jabalpur airport for your flight to Delhi

Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Overnight stay at the hotel


DAY 15

DEPART DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel

Later in time, you will be transferred to the Delhi International Airport for your flight back home.

 

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 13 nights on Single/twin/triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing & intercity transfers.
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • 3rd AC Train Tickets for sector Delhi – Amritsar, Amritsar – Delhi and AC Chair Car from Agra – Jhansi
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

 

Exclusions

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  • Any rides other than specified in the inclusions.
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