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Golden Triangle with Ranthambore

Special Value Tour (SVT) of India

On this 8-day journey, we immerse ourselves in India’s vibrant cities, legendary monuments, mouthwatering cuisine and multi-faceted culture. Start with bustling Delhi, then discover Agra, home of the glorious Taj Mahal. Track tigers, explore some of India’s most majestic World Heritage Sites, discover Jaipur’s lavish palaces and more as we experience the highlights of India. This tour perfectly combines with our India holiday tour packages to the south of the country.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Humayun’s Tomb 2. Fatehpur Sikri
3. Qutb Minar and its Monuments 4. Taj Mahal
5. Red Fort Complex 6. Agra Fort
7. Jantar Mantar 8. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
9. Jaipur    
Tour Information
Duration : 08 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 15 persons
Price (From) : US$ 1151
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Delhi (Flight)
Day 02: Delhi
(B, D)
Day 03: Delhi/Agra (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra
(B, D)
Day 05: Agra/Ranthambore (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Ranthambore/Jaipur (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 07: Jaipur
(B, D)
Day 08: Jaipur/Depart Delhi (Drive)
(B, D)

Day 01: Arrive Delhi (Flight)

Namaste – Welcome to India! Upon arrival, we are greeted the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. We are transferred to our hotel. Balance of the day is free.

Overnight: Vivanta By Taj Dwarka, New Delhi (2 Nights)

Day 02: Delhi

Qutab Minar, Delhi, India

The capital of India is truly a tantalizing mixture of old and new. We start our morning tour with an exploration of New Delhi and a visit to Birla House, the last residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Next, take in the famous India Gate, followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and Humayun’s Tomb*, built in 1570 as the first garden-tomb in India. Humayan’s Tomb inspired several major architectural innovations, including the Taj Mahal. Experience the stunning ancient minaret of Qutb Minar* before venturing into Old Delhi where we visit the historical Red Fort* built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jehan. Most of the Moghul forts were “Palace Forts“ as these were also the official residences of the royalty. We then embark on a walking tour through the bazaars at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi’s oldest and busiest market. We then drive to the monumental Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. End the day at Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at a local Indian restaurant. (B, D)

Note: Red Fort and Birla House are closed on Monday and Chandni Chowk is closed on Sunday.

Day 03: Delhi/Agra (Drive)

Our exciting morning tour through New Delhi starts with a visit to Birla House, the Former Residence of Mahatma Gandhi before he was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse in 1948. Next we explore the famous India Gate, followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and Humayun's Tomb*, built in 1570 as the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. The tomb inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.  Our next stop is Qutb Minar and its Monuments*. Built in the early 13th century, the magnificent red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meters high. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, a masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art and two mosques. After the tour of New Delhi, we drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra, we check in to our hotel.

Overnight: Trident Agra / Tajview-IHCL SeleQtions / ITC Mughal, Agra (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 04: Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra

Taj Mahal seen from the gardens, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

We start our day with a sunrise visit to one of the most well-known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal*. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built between 1631 and 1648. Built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and a universally admired masterpiece of world heritage. Situated on the right bank of the Yamuna in a vast Moghul garden, this funerary monument combines elements and styles of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. After visiting the Taj Mahal, we return to our hotel for breakfast. Following some rest time, we visit Agra Fort*. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses the spectacular imperial city of the Moghul rulers. Explore fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two very beautiful mosques.

Afternoon, we visit Fatehpur Sikri*. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Moghul Emperor Akbar, this stunning complex was once the capital of the Moghul Empire. Just 10 years after its construction, the city with its beautiful temples, mosques and monuments were abandoned due to lack of water.  Surprisingly, many structures are still in existence and used even today including one of the largest mosques in India and the artistically designed mausoleum of the revered Sufi saint, Salim Chisty. We will learn of a very interesting historical fact associated with Salim Chishty and the Moghuls. Evening is free to explore this small town, Agra, home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B, D)

Note: On nights with a full moon, the Taj Mahal's pure white marble shimmers silver in the moonlight. Bestway Tours & Safaris can arrange an optional tour to enjoy this very special occasion.

Day 05: Agra/Ranthambore (Drive)

Our adventure continues as we set off for Ranthambore, the former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Ranthambore National Park boasts one of the largest and most diverse collections of wildlife species in India. It’s rugged terrain and dense deciduous forests also offer stunning panoramas. After lunch at our lodge in Ranthambore, we take an adventurous safari through the park, spotting tiger, nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, jungle cat, rattle, hyena, porcupine and the black-faced langur. About 150 bird species can also be found here, including migratory birds that arrive in winter. The safari lasts for about 3 hours. Evening is fun time with the other guests and Resort team.

Overnight: Jungle Vilas, Ranthambore (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Ranthambore/Jaipur (Drive)

Amber Fort, Rajasthan, India

Ranthambore was established as a game sanctuary in 1955 and declared a Project Tiger reserve in 1973. Spotting Ranthambore’s famous Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience. Early morning, we take another safari through the park with our eye out for these majestic animals. After our morning safari, we drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is also called the Pink City, since most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone. In the evening, we enjoy dinner followed by a unique Rajasthani cultural dance show.

Overnight: Trident Jaipur / Shiv Vilas / ITC Rajputana, Jaipur (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 07: Jaipur

This morning, we are treated like the royalty of yesteryear with a journey to the Amber Fort, located in a picturesque valley among the Kalikho Hills. Known as the gem of Jaipur, this imposing fort dating from the late 16th century was never attacked or invaded. Built from a combination of yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, the fort includes distinguished halls, intricate carvings and ornate gardens. Next we return to Jaipur to visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art. We also stop at the stunning Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved façade, and the Jantar Mantar*, a historic astronomical observation site boasting instruments used to star-gaze with the naked eye. The evening is free to enjoy the one-of-a-kind shopping of the bazaars. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. (B, D)

Day 08: Jaipur/Delhi (Drive)

After an amazing tour of the Golden Triangle with Ranthambore, we are driven to Delhi. Here we check in at hotel Vivanta By Taj Dwarka New Delhi for day rooms until 8:30 PM. After a farewell dinner, we are transferred to the international terminal for our flight home. We bid farewell after a memorable journey into the history, culture, art and architecture of incredible India. Or extend our adventure with India holiday tour packages to other regions of the country.

Overnight: Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka, New Delhi (Day rooms) (B, D)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

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2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Apr 08; May 06; Jun 03; Oct 14; Nov 04, 11, 18; Dec 02        
VALIDITY (Apr 08, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022) US$ 1151 US$ 286 US$ 900 US$ 1000
VALIDITY (Oct 07, 2022 to Dec 09, 2022) US$ 1345 US$ 467 US$ 900 US$ 1000
2023 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 13; Feb 10, 17; Mar 17        
VALIDITY (Jan 13, 2023 to Mar 24, 2023) US$ 1345 US$ 467 US$ 900 US$ 1000
Stay tuned for future dates! If you want to be the first ones to know click here
2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Apr 08; May 06; Jun 03; Oct 14; Nov 04, 11, 18; Dec 02        
VALIDITY (Apr 08, 2022 to Jun 10, 2022) CA$ 1531 CA$ 381 CA$ 1300 CA$ 1300
VALIDITY (Oct 07, 2022 to Dec 09, 2022) CA$ 1789 CA$ 621 CA$ 1300 CA$ 1300
2023 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Jan 13; Feb 10, 17; Mar 17        
VALIDITY (Jan 13, 2023 to Mar 24, 2023) CA$ 1789 CA$ 621 CA$ 1300 CA$ 1300


Notes

• Ranthambore National Park remains closed from July 01 to September 30 every year. In lieu therefore the night lost at Ranthambore will be compensated with an additional night at New Delhi also on 2 meals a day plan.
• Unless specified, check-in at hotels in India is at 14:00 Hrs and check out is at 12:00 Hrs.


Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 15 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrances fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary 
  • 2 Safaris through Ranthambore National Park (October to June Departures)
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 15 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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