Taj, Tigers & Rural Villages

Tour: Taj, Tigers & Rural Villages
Places Visited
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur Ranthambhore, Barli, Deogarh, Udaipur, Mumbai
Highlights –
1. Rikshaw ride through narrow streets of Old Delhi.
2. Heritage train ride.
3. World famous Taj Mahal.
4. Chasing Royal Bengal Tigers.
5. Rural Rajasthan.
6. Pink city Jaipur city and local market.
7. Amazing heritage boutique stays.
8. Indian cuisines and culture.
15 days from
Price Includes
✔ Accommodation (14 nights) in amazing Palaces/Forts/Mansions
✔ Meal Plan – Bed & Breakfast.
✔ All transportation by air-conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle.
✔ All entrances fee and guide during sightseeing.
✔ 3 Private Game drives with specialist naturalist.
✔ Exclusive private Boat ride in Udaipur.
✔ Domestic flight from Udaipur to Mumbai (Economy Class).
✔ All current applicable taxes (Subject to change).

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi
On arrival, after clearing immigrations, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative and escorted to your hotel.
Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India, is a fusion of ancient and modern. Standing at the western end of the Gangetic Plain, it is a vibrant city rich in culture, architecture, beautiful gardens and human diversity. Its rich history is reflected in magnificent monuments, in museums and in galleries.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Haveli Dharampura

The Imperial

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 2 – Delhi
Today you start your day with Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi.Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and its nearby markets, India Gate and drive past the Presidents Palace and Parliament.
Overnight at hotel.

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Haveli Dharampura

The Imperial

 


The Oberoi

JW Marriott

Day 3 – Delhi to Agra
Post breakfast drive to Agra. Check in at hotel.
Agra was the capital of the Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi’s empire from 1501. It passed to the Mughal’s soon after and in 1526 Emperor Babar transformed Agra, giving it a unique character and beauty. A great patron of the arts, he made changes to the culture and life-style of his people, which in turn brought forth some of the finest craftsmen, artists, statesmen, warriors and nobility ever seen in this part of India.
Later visit Agra Fort & Taj Mahal by Sunset.
Overnight at hotel.

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Trident Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas

Day 4 – Agra to Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri: Located 40 Km from Agra, This fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 is in a superb and complete state of preservation, and within the walls are palaces and the Jama Masjid. The main entrance is the 54 metre high Buland Darwaza, the Gate of Victory.
Later drive to Jaipur. Check in at hotel.
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II. In 1727 he decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to the plains, and thus Jaipur was conceived. It is also known as the “Pink City”, derived from the pink painted sandstone from which the buildings in the old walled city are constructed.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the local market.
Overnight at hotel.

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28 KOTHI

The Oberoi Rajvilas

 


Taj Rambagh Palace

Samode Haveli

Day 5 – Jaipur
Today you will be exploring the Amer Fort, City Palace , Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind) and observatory.
Rest of the day at leisure or explore the are on own..
Overnight at hotel.

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28 KOTHI

The Oberoi Rajvilas

 


Taj Rambagh Palace

Samode Haveli

Day 6 – Jaipur to Ranthambhore NP
Morning drive to Ranthambhore National Park.
Ranthambore National Park encompasses nearly 400 sq km of dry deciduous forest. The park’s name derives from the fortress of Ranthambhore (built in 944 AD), which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. The forests around the fort were once the private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur.
Afternoon enjoy the game drive by exclusive private gypsy in the park.
The park’s mammal list includes tiger, sambar, cheetal, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, langoor, leopard, sloth bear, hyena and jackal. There are many species of reptiles and amphibians including python, cobra and other snakes, fresh water crocodile, monitor lizard and tortoises. Walking is prohibited inside the park.
Overnight at hotel.

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Khem Vilas

The Oberoi Vanya Vilas

 


Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Sher Bagh

Day 7 – Ranthambhore NP
Morning & Afternoon game drives by exclusive private gypsy.
Overnight at hotel.

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Khem Vilas

The Oberoi Vanya Vilas

 


Vivanta by Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge

Sher Bagh

Day 8 – Ranthambore to Barli
Morning drive to Barli.
The Fort Barli is the destination itself founded in 1675 by The Rathore dynasty of Barli traces its descent from Rao Maldeo of Marwar (Jodhpur). The legendry warriors Darbar Lal Singh ji of Barli was famous for his valour and chivalry against the Marathas in the 18th century.
One can experience and engage with the rich history and the legacy of this magnificent palace property. Where each room has been carefully prepared to maximize the experience of living in a fort,
Check in at the fort.
Later enjoy the Fort Tour as this Fort itself has many enchanting untold stories to share about its rich cultural heritage, purpose and palatial architecture etc.
Or you can take a bullock cart ride through the village around the fort.
Overnight at hotel.

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The Fort Barli

Day 9 – Barli to Deogarh
Morning drive to Deogarh.
Situated on a side of the Aravalli Hill range on top of a small hill, Deogarh is known for its classic architecture, the thriving arts community, a beautiful lake and residential areas. It is the perfect trip to experience the true colours of Rajasthan.
Evening enjoy a Jeep drive through the Farms or village’s temple or birds and natural scenic parts of the area and ending with a spectacular Sundowner.
Overnight at hotel.

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Dev Shree

Day 10 – Deogarh
This morning you will be going on an unique train ride. A magical experience to traverse down the Aravalli hill section in a small meter gauge train. The train traverses through the Aravalli scrub jungle and through tunnels and over bridges. After couple or hours you will meet the waiting car at your deboarding station to bring you home by the lunch time.
Afternoon at leisure or you would like to explore the local artisan’s art and craft on a village walk.
Overnight at hotel.

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Dev Shree

Day 11 – Deogarh to Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur.
Udaipur, the ‘City of Dreams’ also known as the Venice of the East, is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. It is often referred to as the most romantic city in India.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

The Oberoi Udaivilas

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 12 – Udaipur
Morning enjoy the city tour including the City Palace & Museum, Jagdish Temple and the Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of the maids of honour).
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and views.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Fateh Prakash Palace

The Oberoi Udaivilas

 


Taj Lake Palace

Day 13 – Udaipur to Mumbai (Flight)
After breakfast, transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight to Mumbai.
On arrival, you will be met by Mysteries of India’s representative who will escort you to your hotel.
Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the gateway to India in the days of the British Raj, is today India’s commercial capital. The city dates back to around the first century AD, when the area consisted of seven islands separated by the sea. In 1661 the Portuguese presented the port and islands of Bombay to the British, and in 1668 the East India Company leased all of the islands from the British Government for £10.00 in gold per year.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 14 – Mumbai
Morning visit to Gateway of India and Elephanta Island.
Afternoon City tour including Princes of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and Marine Drive.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Towers

The Oberoi

Day 15 – Mumbai – Home
Transfer to airport in time to board your flight back home.

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