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10 Day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond

Globus Small Group Tour starting in Delhi and finishing in Delhi

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 10 Day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond. 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...read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 10 Days
From: Delhi to Delhi
Tour Code: OD
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Delhi, India

Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
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 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)
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)
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 TONGAS (horsedrawn 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)
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)
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)
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 HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. (B/D)
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)
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 MAHAL (Palace of the Winds). You will have some free time prior to flying back to Delhi in the early evening. (B/L/D)
10

Delhi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive In Delhi, India

Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
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 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)
3

Delhi - Agra

This morning, visit QUTUB MINAR, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit HUMAYUN'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)
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 TONGA (horsedrawn 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)
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)
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)
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 HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. (B/D)
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. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at JANTAR MANTAR and the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds). Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner to celebrate your journey through India. (B/D)
9

Jaipur - Delhi

Fly back to Delhi this morning and prepare for your journey home. (B)
10

Delhi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • DELHI: Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan's Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration.
  • AGRA: Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri.
  • BHARATPUR-RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK: Travel by train.
  • RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK: Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle.
  • JAIPUR: Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace & Museum.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk in Delhi
  • Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga (horse-drawn carriage)
  • Home-hosted dinner with a local Indian noble family

Included Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Delhi Le Meridien New Delhi (MD), Agra Trident, Agra (SF), Ranthambore National Park Vivanta by Taj - Sawai Madhopur Lodge (SF), Jaipur Trident, Jaipur (MD), Delhi Vivanta by Taj-Dwarka, New Delhi (F); Dubai Extension Marco Polo Hotel (F); Southern India Extension: Mumbai Trident, Nariman Point (MD), Cochin Trident, Cochin (F); Varanasi Extension: Varanasi The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi (SF), Delhi Vivanta by Taj-Dwarka, New Delhi (F); Nepal Extension Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (D)

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included (unless specified)

 

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • DELHI: Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan's Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration.
  • AGRA: Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri.
  • BHARATPUR-RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK: Travel by train.
  • RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK: Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle.
  • JAIPUR: Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Delhi Le Meridien New Delhi (MD), Agra Trident, Agra (SF), Ranthambore National Park Dev Vilas (F), Jaipur Trident, Jaipur (SF), Delhi Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport (F)

Included Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

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Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
Budget: Premium
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