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From the pulsating, heaving city of Delhi and the wonder of the Taj Mahal, head out on a river safari in Chambal, visit the 250-year-old Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary and search for tigers on safari in the world famous Ranthambore National Park.
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9 nights accommodation, selected meals, transfers, sightseeing and flights as per itinerary, services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guides.
Departs daily except Thursdays, 01 Oct 17 – 30 Sep 18
Explore the fascinating metropolis of Delhi, and visit Agra's Fort and the beautiful Taj Mahal, before journeying through the Chambal Valley with its stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife and formidable fortresses. Spot tigers in the wild in Ranthambore National Park and take a jeep safari to search for other wildlife, and visit the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, home to over 300 species of birds.
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The magnificent monument to love, the Taj Mahal
The chance to spot tigers in the wild in Ranthambore National Park
The tranquil beauty of the Chambal Valley
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Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, you will transfer by private vehicle to Agra. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit to Agra Fort which was transformed and rebuilt into a beautiful fort palace by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Work was eventually completed by his son and grandson and the fort was richly decorated with marble and mosaic, while its position over the Yamuna River commands a magical view of the Taj Mahal.
At sunset, visit the majestic Taj Mahal. (B)
After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Chambal and enjoy lunch at your hotel. With a rich heritage stretching back many millennia the Chambal Valley has much to offer from its stunning landscapes & magnificent wildlife, formidable fortresses & crumbling ruins, tranquil temples & flamboyant fairs, colourful history & compelling mythology. Accompanied by experienced local guides and naturalists, guests may explore the Chambal Valley at their own pace: on boats, jeeps, horses, bicycles or on foot. Spend the afternoon exploring the ancient settlement of Bateshwar, situated on a bend of the river Yamuna. More than 40 temples dedicated to the glory of Shiva glisten pearly white along the ghats of the river. A multitude of architectural styles, time periods and historical events are reflected in these simple shrines. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, take a river safari along the calm and gentle waters of the Chambal River offering spectacular opportunities to view wildlife along the banks, accompanied by trained naturalists. Following lunch at your hotel enjoy an open jeep safari to explore the the countryside between the Chambal and Yamuna ravines, for excellent sightings of Blackbuck deer and numerous birds. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Bharatpur, and following lunch at your hotel proceed to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur before it was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. (B) (L) (D)
Enjoy a morning visit to the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary before returning for lunch at your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B) (L) (D)
Following breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the railway station to board the train for Sawai Madhopur by the Golden Temple Mail train. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel to enjoy lunch. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B) (L) (D)
Enjoy a morning and afternoon jeep safari to spot the elusive tiger and other wildlife in Ranthambore National Park. (B) (L) (D)
in the morning you will be transferred to the railway station to board your train to Delhi, where you will be met and taken by private vehicle to your hotel.
This afternoon enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi. Travel through Old Delhi in a tri-shaw or three-wheeled vehicle, beginning with a visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, followed by a drive past the Red Fort. Continue your exploration with a visit to New Delhi passing iconic government buildings including the President’s House, Parliament and India Gate before a visit to Humayun’s Tomb.
Humayun’s tomb, which was built by emperor Humayun's wife, took eight years to complete and is regarded as one of the best examples of 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 centre 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. (B)
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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