TOUR PACKAGE : Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond 2016


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Tour Operator

Globus Tours

Tour Continent

Asia

Tour Country

India | India

Package Id

61

Tour Start City

New Delhi

Tour End City

New Delhi

Tour Style
Tour Quality
Tour Category
Tour Duration

10 Days

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Jun 30, 2016 Jul 09, 2016 10 Old

 SPECIALITY

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  • Small-Group Discovery - We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
DELHI
Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan's Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; [LF] rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration
AGRA
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by [LF] tonga, and Agra Fort
BHARATPUR-RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Travel by train
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
JAIPUR
[LF] Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahali, and the City Palace & Museum
MEALS
American breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur

 ITINERARY

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, you'll visit some of India's most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you'll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You'll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales , and it has been known as the "Pink City" ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone. The remarkable structures are just part of India's appeal. You'll also enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India tour. If you're a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi, India.
Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Delhi.
Today's sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a [LF] RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Delhi-Agra.
This morning, visit QUTAB MINAR, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit HUMAYAN'S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L)

Day 4: Agra
. Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you'll also travel by [LF] TONGAS (horse-drawn carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)

Day 5: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Ranthambore National Park.
Today, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! (B,L,D)

Day 6: Ranthambore.
Today, explore the park on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in open air 4-wheel drive safari vehicles. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Ranthambore-Jaipur.
Rise early this morning for one last GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the "Pink City" ever since. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. (B,D)

Day 8: Jaipur.
Today, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this bustling city. This evening, join your Tour Director for a festive farewell dinner to celebrate an unforgettable journey through India. (B,D)

Day 9: Jaipur-Delhi.
This morning, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts, and stop at the famous HAWA MAHALI (Palace of the Winds). You will have some free time prior to flying back to Delhi in the early evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Delhi.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)