India's Golden Triangle & the Tigers of Ranthambore with Dubai - 2021

Visiting: DUBAI., DUBAI-DELHI, INDIA. , DELHI., DELHI–AGRA., AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI– RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK. , RANTHAMBORE., RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR. , JAIPUR., JAIPUR–DELHI. , DELHI.


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Tour Operator: Cosmos


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Tour Overview

This fascinating tour of India encapsulates the glittering royal past of the Golden Triangle. You’ll start in Delhi and end in Goa, and also overnight one night in Agra, two nights in Ranthambore National Park, two nights in Jaipur, and another night in Delhi. But first, stop off in Dubai to spend time discovering its many souks (markets) and explore this exciting city on your own.No tour to India is complete without a visit to the famous Taj Mahal, and you’ll have the opportunity to view it at sunset. This remarkable edifice was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Also visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, and tour its sandstone palaces and elegant courtyards. The main highlight of this tour is your visit to Ranthambore National Park, said to have provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Here, two game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. Reflect on your experiences as you relax at your beautiful beach resort in Goa to round out your vacation.Other highlights include a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and visits to the world’s tallest building in Dubai and the legendary Amber Fort in Jaipur. Stunning architecture, captivating culture, spectacular views of nature—this value-minded tour as it all!

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

Welcome to Dubai! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

icon Day 2 DUBAI.

Location: DUBAI.

This morning, sightseeing begins with a WALKING TOUR through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the SPICE SOUK with its aromas of exotic spices, and the GOLD SOUK with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit BURJ KHALIFA, the world’s tallest building. Here, ascend to the AT THE TOP observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai’s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

icon Day 3 DUBAI.

Location: DUBAI.

Enjoy a full day at your leisure.

icon Day 4 DUBAI-DELHI, INDIA.

Location: DUBAI-DELHI, INDIA.

Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

icon Day 5 DELHI.

Location: DELHI.

Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK; and later, visit the ancient stepwell AGRASEN KI BAOLI, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. This afternoon, enjoy New Delhi’s major sights, including the towering QUTUB MINAR, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun; the grand India Gate war memorial; then, a drive past Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan.

icon Day 6 DELHI–AGRA.

Location: DELHI–AGRA.

Today, we travel to Agra and visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. Visit the famous TAJ MAHAL at sunset. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build.

icon Day 7 AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI– RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.

Location: AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI– RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK.

Today, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. After lunch, board a TRAIN for Ranthambore National Park, home to its famous tigers and the only place in Rajasthan where these impressive creatures can be seen in the wild. The area is said to have been the first setting and an inspiration of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

icon Day 8 RANTHAMBORE.

Location: RANTHAMBORE.

Keep a watchful eye to spot telltale tiger stripes during your MORNING GAME DRIVE. Also, look out for leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears, and Indian wild boar. This afternoon relax at your hotel or consider an optional afternoon game drive.

icon Day 9 RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR.

Location: RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR.

Rise early this morning for another GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Later, arrive at Jaipur, Rajasthan’s quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the “Pink City,” Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments.

icon Day 10 JAIPUR.

Location: JAIPUR.

Start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortresspalace has a sombre exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit JANTAR MANTAR and explore the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city.

icon Day 11 JAIPUR–DELHI.

Location: JAIPUR–DELHI.

Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

icon Day 12 DELHI.

Location: DELHI.

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.NOTE: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 9, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 8 or just after midnight on day 9.

What's Included

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      Cosmos requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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