Taj Mahal and the Tiger of India

Duration : 13 Days


Embark on a 13-day adventure through India's most captivating and diverse regions on this Taj Mahal and the Tiger of India tour. Experience the opulence and grandeur of Rajasthan's historic cities, visit magnificent forts and palaces, explore bustling bazaars, and search for the elusive Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of India as you discover stunning architecture, intricate artwork, and delectable cuisine. This tour is a must for travelers seeking to discover the best of India's wildlife, history, and culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the bustling streets of Delhi and visit its historical landmarks, including the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb
  • A rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk’s bustling streets
  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world
  • Enjoy a wildlife safari in Ranthambore National Park, famous for its Bengal tigers
  • Explore the picturesque forts and palaces in Bundi, a charming blue-hued town
  • Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Sahelion-ki-Bari garden in Udaipur, the
  • Cruise on Lake Pichola and view the island palace of Jag Mandir
  • Discover the Blue City of Jodhpur and visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort
  • See the hilltop Amber Fort and City Palace in Jaipur, known for its arts and crafts
  • Visit the Jantar Mantar observatory and Hawa Mahal, a five-tiered wedding-cake facade
  • Explore the local craftsman at work in the old city of Jaipur

What’s Included

  • 12 nights in Deluxe accommodation
  • 15 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Transfers, sightseeing tours and game drives as specified in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide during sightseeing
  • Hotel taxes and service charge

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities, porterage, travel insurance, and visa fees
  • Meals, beverages, and optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone/fax calls, drinks, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses



Welcome to Delhi! Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative, who will wait outside the customs gate. They will then assist you with your luggage and accompany you to your hotel. Relax, and enjoy your first taste of India's hospitality.


Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj Surajkund (Superior Charm room)


Delhi is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern, and today we'll focus on the old part of the city. After breakfast, we'll visit the impressive Jama Masjid, a stunning 16th-century mosque made of white marble and red sandstone. From there, we'll embark on a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk, one of Delhi's oldest and busiest markets. You'll have the opportunity to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, see the colorful storefronts, and try delicious street food.


Next, we'll head to Humayun's Tomb, a masterpiece of Mughal architecture and the final resting place of the emperor Humayun. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its intricate marble work and lush gardens. As we drive around the city, we'll pass by India Gate, a monumental archway built in memory of Indian soldiers who died in World War I.


Our final stop will be at the iconic Qutub Minar, a towering five-story structure dating back to the 12th century. This imposing tower, made of red sandstone and marble, was built by the first Muslim ruler of India, Qutub-ud-din Aibak, to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in the country. We'll explore the surrounding complex, which includes other impressive structures such as the Alai Darwaza and the Iron Pillar.


After a full day of sightseeing, we'll return to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj Surajkund (Superior Charm room)


After breakfast, we'll depart from Delhi and embark on a scenic drive to Agra along a newly constructed expressway, which will take us past India's impressive Grand Prix track.


Upon arrival in Agra, we'll visit the famous Agra Fort, which served as the seat of power for the Mughal Empire for generations. This fortress city, surrounded by a moat, is a stunning example of the fusion of Persian and Hindu architectural styles. Three Mughal emperors - Akbar, Shah Jehan, and Aurangzeb - each made their mark on the fort's inner buildings, adding to its grandeur and beauty.


Later in the day, we'll make our way to the magnificent Taj Mahal, the iconic tomb that Emperor Shah Jahan built for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. This awe-inspiring monument is considered one of the world's most elegant and harmonious structures, and we'll have the opportunity to witness a marvelous sunset from this magical place.


Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Taj View Hotel Agra (Superior Room City View)


Depart from Agra after breakfast and journey towards Ranthambore National Park, situated in the desert state of Rajasthan. Along the way, we'll visit Fatehpur Sikri, a striking abandoned city made of red sandstone and renowned for its impressive Mughal architecture.


After we visit Fatehpur Sikri, we'll continue our drive to Ranthambore National Park, arriving in the afternoon. We'll spend the next two nights at this stunning location, renowned for its incredible biodiversity and home to a vast array of wildlife, including the majestic Bengal tiger.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Accommodation: Sawai Vilas (Garden Villa)


We'll spend the day exploring Ranthambore National Park, a former hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, now known for its thriving wildlife population.


We'll embark on a thrilling game drive into the park, where we'll have the opportunity to search for Bengal tigers and other incredible animals that call this park home. Along the way, we'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes, from rocky hills to lush forests and meandering streams.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Sawai Vilas (Garden Villa)


We depart from Ranthambore National Park and journey towards Bundi's quaint, blue-hued town, renowned for its picturesque forts and rich cultural heritage.


Upon arrival in Bundi, we'll take a guided tour to the impressive Taragarh Fort, built in the 16th century and situated atop a steep 1,426-foot hill. The fort houses a highly regarded painting gallery where the famous Bundi style of mural painting originated.


After exploring the fort, we'll make our way to the palace complex below, which features an array of intriguing features such as spy holes, secret trapdoors, and underground passages. Here, we'll visit the Chitrashala, where we can admire the famous Bundi murals that depict scenes from the life of Lord Krishna.


Throughout our tour, we'll also learn about Bundi's innovative water supply system, which relies on step wells and tanks.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Hadoti Palace (Deluxe room)


We'll depart from Bundi and head towards the enchanting city of Udaipur, located in the western Indian state of Rajasthan.


Often referred to as the "City of Lakes and Palaces," Udaipur is renowned for its stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and picturesque scenery. As we approach this magical city, we'll be surrounded by Rajasthan's breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, rugged terrain, and rich flora and fauna.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Trident Udaipur (Deluxe room Garden View)


We'll begin our morning with a tour of the magnificent City Palace on a ridge overlooking Lake Pichola. This stunning palace is a labyrinth of courtyards, temples, and galleries decorated with intricate mirror-work and frescoes, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Maharanas of Mewar.


Next, we'll visit Jagdish Temple, a 17th-century temple in the heart of the old town, and Sahelion-ki-Bari, also known as the Garden of the Maidens, a tranquil garden built for the women of the royal household. Later in the afternoon, we'll take a motor launch cruise on Lake Pichola, where we'll see the beautiful Udaipur rising majestically above the lake amid the Rajasthan desert. From the boat, we'll also glimpse the Jag Mandir Palace, a stunning island palace in the middle of the lake.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Trident Udaipur (Deluxe room Garden View)


Depart from Udaipur and head towards Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City, due to its blue-colored houses. En route, stop at Ranakpur, and explore the remarkable Ranakpur Jain Temple. Afterward, continue the journey to Jodhpur.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Taj Hari Mahal (Deluxe room)


Begin the day by visiting Jaswant Thada, a stunning memorial built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh's son in memory of his father. The intricate Rajasthani-style carvings on the cenotaphs and domes make Jaswant Thada a must-see attraction. Later, explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most well-preserved forts in India, situated atop a hill. Walk through the bustling Clock Tower Bazaar and colorful Sadar Market, featuring an array of stalls selling spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver, and handicrafts.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Taj Hari Mahal (Deluxe room)


After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Jaipur, the vibrant capital city of Rajasthan, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, colorful bazaars, and impressive architectural marvels. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the city's vibrant markets, indulging in local delicacies, or relaxing at the hotel.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Trident Jaipur (Deluxe Garden View room)


Begin your day with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort, located atop a hill in the ancient city of Amber. Explore the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls adorned with delightful wall paintings, precious stones, and mirrors. Next, head to the City Palace, where you can marvel at an impressive collection of treasures that glimpse Jaipur's fascinating past, including miniature paintings, carpets, and royal garments. Afterward, visit the Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century observatory Sawai Jai Singh II built. Stop by the Hawa Mahal, known for its distinctive five-tiered wedding-cake facade. Conclude your tour with a fascinating walk in the old city, particularly in the Badi Chaupad and Johari Bazaar areas, where you can witness local craftsmen at work.


Meals: Breakfast


Accommodation: Trident Jaipur (Deluxe Garden View room)


On the final day of your tour, after breakfast, you will depart Jaipur and drive to Delhi for your onward journey.


Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Departure Dates Tour Cost More Info  
07 Dec 23 - 19 Dec 23 USD $2599 Taj Mahal and the Tiger of India BOOK NOW


Can I add airfare to the land package?
Yes, you can add airfare to a package. Let us know at the time of your reservation. Please note pricing and availability is always subject to change Prior to ticket issuance.
Can I change my reservation if I've made a mistake?
There is a $75 change fee (per person, per change) for any changes made to a reservation after it has been confirmed.  Any passenger name change made to a booking reservation after it has been confirmed will result in a $100 per person per name change fee and is subject to availability, additional airline change, and/or cancellation fees. Additional fees may apply.  For more details, please contact us.
Can I extend or modify my trip?
We will do our best to accommodate your request. Any modification must be arranged before the deposit is made and subject to availability.
Can I opt-out of certain activities on the trip?
While any unused portion of the trip is non-refundable, you can opt-out of certain included activities if you do not wish to participate in them. Please be sure to notify us prior to your departure date and notify your tour guide upon arrival. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred should you deviate from the tour during the scheduled tour itinerary. If you choose to deviate from the tour group on a day we are transiting from one city to another. You will also be responsible for your own transportation and expenses incurred. 
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Triple rooms are available upon request for select tours. Please note hotels will provide a rollaway bed for the third traveler in a double room. 
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Each program is different. Whenever possible, we offer to modify the program to fit your requirements.
I am a solo traveler, can you match me with other solo travelers on my tour?
For privacy reasons, we do not pair solo travelers with one another.  A single supplement fee will apply for solo travelers.
I have special dietary requirements, can you accommodate them?
Meals provided during your tour are based on local cuisine and menus. We can generally assist guests in communicating special meal requests to airlines, hotels, and restaurants but please be aware that they are not guaranteed. Please let us know at the time of booking your trip. We will notify our tour guides of any food allergies, but please note meal alternatives are subject to confirmation as they are based on the availability of the providing restaurant. For those with strict dietary needs, we recommend bringing pre-packaged food alternatives for your trip.
My outbound flight has been cancelled by the airline; what do I do now?
If your flight has been canceled, please liaise with the airline directly to book the next available flight. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with the alternate flight offered by the airline and decide to book a new outbound flight on your own, please note that the original return flight(s) will automatically be canceled if you are a no-show on your original outbound flight.
My package includes the arrival transfer, how do I know when/where to meet up with my driver?
Information on how /where to meet up with your driver is included in your travel documents. On arrival at the airport, please collect your luggage, make your way through customs, and enter the arrivals hall, where the driver will be waiting for you. Should luggage be very slow coming through, or should you have any issues with damaged or lost luggage, please make sure that you complete the necessary documentation within the luggage area. ONE MEMBER of the party should go through customs and into the arrivals hall to advise the driver of the delay. Please note that this person will not be allowed access back into the luggage area. You could also contact our local representative. Extra costs may apply if meeting your driver is delayed more than one hour following your scheduled flight arrival time.  
What are the visa requirements?
Visa requirements for each destination are indicated in our Essential Travel Information on our website. Information is also available at the US Department of State website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html. It is the responsibility of travelers to obtain proper visas in a timely manner prior to the trip departure date.  
What does Land Only means?
Land-only is a package tour without International and local airfare.
What does per person, double occupancy mean?
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What if I miss my flight or my flight is delayed, and I miss the beginning of my trip?
If your flight is delayed or you miss your flight, please notify us or our local representative (contact information is included in your travel documents) as soon as possible so we may inform our local representative of your updated arrival. Additional costs for airport transfer service may apply if you arrive later than the scheduled arrival date/time.  If you arrive later in the itinerary and the group has moved to a different destination, it will be your responsibility to catch up and meet the group at that destination.  We will provide you with the most up-to-date meeting information.  Please note that Globotours cannot reimburse you for any unused portion of the trip.
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What level of physical fitness is required for the tour?
Depending on the program, expect a decent amount of walking and an occasional flight of stairs or some steps. We recommend you carefully consider your ability to meet the tour's physical demands. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to meet the trip's requirements, we urge you to consult your medical practitioner.
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