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EXPERIENCE INDIA’S ICONIC WILDLIFE AND CULTURE

Go in search of the magnificent Bengal tiger, contemplate the mystery of ancient temples, grand palaces and the beauty of the Taj Mahal. We invite you to join us on this escorted tour, the main focus of which is to view the endangered tiger. Nothing can prepare you for the excitement of seeing this magnificent creature in its natural habitat, a privilege that few people will ever experience. Whilst this tour visits 3 of India’s national parks there is also plenty of time for cultural experiences and historical sites.

For further information, or to start planning your Taj, temples and tigers journey please call our India travel specialists on 1300 363 302 or send us a message.

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Highlights

  • Total of 13 guided tiger safaris in Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Ranthambore

  • The avian paradise of Keoladeo National Park

  • The historic treasures of Delhi, Jaipur & the beautiful Taj Mahal

  • Accompanying naturalist and Australian escort

Itinerary

Day 1          Delhi
Depart Australia on Singapore Airlines to Delhi. Overnight at Le Meridien.

Day 2          Delhi
Enjoy a tour of New Delhi visiting renowned sites including the unique Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight at Le Meridien. BLD

Days 3-5      Bandhavgarh
Early flight to Jabalpur and then road transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park (4 hrs). Morning and afternoon jungle excursions. Accommodation at Bandhav Vilas. BLD

Days 6-8      Kanha
Morning jungle drive and then road transfer to Kanha National Park (5 hrs). The park is home to a variety of animals including deer, gaur (bison), wild dog and jackal. Accommodation at The Bagh Resort. BLD

Day 9          Delhi
Early departure by road to Raipur (4hrs) for flight to Delhi. Overnight at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel. BLD

Days 10/11  Jaipur
Fly to India’s “pink city” – Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. On Day 11 enjoy a full day sightseeing tour including the Amber Fort, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar observatory. Overnight at Trident Jaipur. BLD

Days 12/13  Ranthambore
This morning travel by road to Ranthambore National Park, a former private hunting ground of the great rulers of Jaipur and one of the most renowned national parks in India for viewing tiger. (4 hrs). Jungle excursions by jeep/cantor. Accommodation at Dev Vilas. BLD

Days 14/15  Bharatpur
Transfer by road to Bharatpur and The Birder’s Inn (4 hrs). Afternoon visit to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. On day 15 visit the 16th century Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri for sunset. BLD

Day 16          Agra
A short drive to Agra (1 hr). Tour of Agra Fort followed by a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Trident Agra. BLD

Day 17          Inflight to Australia
Sunrise visit to the Taj. Depart after lunch by road to Delhi airport (4 hrs) for your return flight to Australia with Singapore Airlines. BL

Day 18          Tour Ends Australia
Arrive Australia where the tour ends.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

18 days/17 nights (1 Inflight)
Prices start from $12,965 per person twin share ex Perth

This tour departs from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on Monday 03 February 2020.

Contact us for an exclusive upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class

Inclusions:

  • Economy class airfare (strictly subject to availability) with Singapore Airlines for a maximum of 35 days, internal airfares
  • Meals, accommodation and sightseeing as per the itinerary with services of a local English speaking naturalist
  • All current passenger departure taxes and levies
  • Transfers by air conditioned vehicle
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day for all surface travel and at meal times
  • Standard still camera fees and gratuities
Single Supplement: $2966.
We can try to arrange shared accommodation on request.
*International airfares strictly subject to availability.

Please note: Clients joining from Adelaide will require a short stay in Singapore or overnight on the return journey (additional cost) as the flight from Singapore to Adelaide does not connect on 20 February. Please contact us for details.

Your escort

Anne-Marie (Annie) Zambelli
A passionate traveller with over 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, Anne-Marie Zambelli’s knowledge is unrivalled. As our General Manager she is an expert on all our destinations. As a tour leader she is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining travelling companion. Captivated by India on her first trip in 2002, Annie has returned many times and this will be her 11th Taj, Temples & Tigers tour.