14-Day Photogenic Rajasthan & Ranthambore Tiger Safari
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Welcome to India! Your local representative will meet you at India Gandhi International Airport and escorts to the hotel where for check-in. Delhi, the capital of India, is like an eastern Rome which is dotted by mysterious temples, busy streets, and endless bazaars.
- Day 2
In the morning, your guide will take you out on a magical half-day old Delhi tour. This extraordinary visit in the lanes of Old Delhi including rickshaw rides through the heritage & Bazaar, off the beaten path back-street walk and some street food adventures. Come across the local Indian people and ends with a fantastic home cooked Indian meal in haveli.
Afterward, you will tour the highlights of New Delhi, includes driving pass the India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings. Continue to visit to the Humayun’s tomb, which tells story of a great era. Later take a visit the 800-year-old Qutub Minar, known as India’s largest Minaret. Admire the father of India at the Raj Ghat.
- Day 3
Head to Agra this afternoon (about 4.5 hours drive) with stopover for coffee break or photo opportunities. On arrival, check in at hotel and enjoy your free time.
- Day 4
Taj Mahal is one does not need words. Just indulge yourself in the beauty and romantic history of Taj Mahal in the early morning for the best photo opportunity. Continue to discover the palatial Royal Pavilions at the red sandstone Agra Fort for a glimpse of the royal Mughal lifestyle.
After sightseeing, you will be welcomed by a local family and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch with your host. Try Masala Chai (Indian Spice Milk Tea) and you will fall in love with it immediately. It’s a real insight into life of India.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
Drive to Ranthambore this morning. Roam around the former royal city of Fatehpur Sikri (about 2 hrs drive) en-route. Proceed to Ranthambore (about 5 hours drive) to check in and overnight.
- Day 6
The Jeep safari today takes you to the renowned wilderness region of Ranthambore National Park. Once the former hunting ground, this park now is one of the original Project Tiger reserves. Along with your experienced guide, this game drive will get you close to nature and various wild lives, such as tigers, sambar, chital, wild boar, uncommon water-birds, marsh crocodile and python, etc. Make sure your camera is fully charged.
Note: Ranthambore National Park is closed for visitors between July and September of every year.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 7
After the morning safari to adventure in this wildlife sanctuary, you will get a private transfer to Jaipur. Check in the hotel upon your arrival in Jaipur and then enjoy some leisure time on your own.
- Day 8
After breakfast, explore the hillside Amber Fort, a magnificent example of Royal Rajathan. And immerse into the glorious past of India at the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Stop at façade of the pink Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) for picture opportunity. Continue to the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar - the unbelievable timeless timepieces that still in service today. After apply the Mehandi (Henna Painting) on your hands and learn how to dress an Indian Saree of different color and materials. It’s great for those looking for an authentic experience.
- Day 9
Drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar this morning (about 3 hours drive), a town that clings to the side of the divine Pushkar Lake. You will walk around the lake to experience the peaceful and quiet, where pilgrims and sadhus come to pay their respect. Continue to visit the Brahma Temple, the only temple in the world for Hindus to worship the Lord Brahma.
- Day 10
Enjoy a leisure morning before drive to Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan, standing at the edge of the Thar Desert. When arrival, be check-in and then you can have a rest in the hotel or venture the city on your own.
- Day 11
Today a jeep safari will take you to the rural Bishnoi Village, offering an exploration to see desert wildlife, and the craftsman on work and shepherds, farmers. And then step into the well maintained Mehrangarh Fort, a massive complex standing at the hillside overlooking the old city of Jodhpur and the imposing Jaswant Thada, where the true Rajput culture and style settles the history. Continue to visit the Umaid Public Gardens and a museum inside.
- Day 12
Ranakpur is a little village tucked away in the Aravalli hills between Udaipur and Jodhpur (about 2 hours drive). The tour today brings you to one of the biggest and most important clusters of Jain temples in India- Ranakpur Temple. Built in marble and supported by over 1444 exquisitely carved marble pillars with no two of which are alike. Head to Udaipur (about 4 hours drive) after the tour.
- Day 13
This morning, you first wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and admire the royal heritage City Palace. After, take a serene boat ride on Lake Pichola (1 hour), before heading for the Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. You will finish your day by an unforgettable sunset visit to the Sajjan Garh Palace (Monsoon Palace).
- Day 14
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for the flight to Delhi. The afternoon is at leisure and you may take advantage of this time for last minute gift shopping before our representative escorts you to the International airport for your onward flight.
Reviews about This Tour
This tour rating 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.
From the very start our experience with Odyssey tours was incredible. Our planner Queenie Yang was amazing and helped us create a custom tour that included everything we wanted to do. Her expertise helped us navigate around monsoon season and her recommendations were spot on. Queenie was so responsive and even when we got to India she continued to check in to make sure everything was going as planned.
Our time in India was one of our best travel experiences we've ever had. Our driver Rajesh was outstanding. He constantly gave us advice on where to eat and what to do as well as entertaining us with facts and stories about India as we drove city to city - he was such a wealth of knowledge and was so nice that we felt at the end of ten days we had made a new friend. Extra props to him as we did not get food sick and we truly believe it was his advice that prevented that.
The local guides that Odyssey arranges at each location were also a highlight. Every guide was local to where we were and you could tell their passion for their city was only matched by their knowledge of it. We thoroughly enjoyed our one on one time with each guide so we could ask any questions we had. From history to day to day life, our guides we happy to answer our questions and always engaged in our conversations.
Every hotel we stayed at was over and above what we expected and the quality of programing throughout our entire tour was exceptional.
We cannot recommend Odyssey tours India enough. They even thought to send flowers and a cake when they heard that it was our honeymoon vacation. We will 100% book with them again and recommend our family and friends to do so as well.
Thank you especially to Queenie and Rajesh for making our time in India so memorable!
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