Tiger & Taj by Rail

Tour Type:
Private Escorted Tours
Start:
Mumbai
Duration:
9 Days
End:
Delhi
Departs:
Daily

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Come aboard and enjoy the picturesque landscapes, the magnificent forts and adventurous train journeys. India is a blend of culture. This short tour provides a taste of Indian heritage, fauna and people. You will cover most of your overland journey by Indian Rail which is one of the largest railway networks in the world.

Itinerary

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DAY 1

On arrival at the airport meet your Tour Executive who will assist with transfer and check-in at the hotel. Stay two nights in Mumbai.

DAY 2

After breakfast explore and experience the Bollywood buzz while visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India, the Hanging Garden and Dhobhi Ghat. Evening free to relax or go shopping.

DAY 3

After leisurely breakfast on time checkout and afternoon transfer to board the overnight train to Jaipur. Travel in an air-conditioned sleeper class and watch rural India passing by. Overnight onboard train.

DAY 4

Meet and assistance on arrival followed by transfer. Rest of the day is free to explore the colourful and chaotic streets, shopping for souvenirs like silver jewellery, embroidered clothing and quilts. Besides shopping, one can also watch the skilful artisans at work. While walking down the lanes you will also witness the cultural heritage of the city unfolding a legacy of the royal past. Stay tow nights in Jaipur.

DAY 5

Start the day’s sightseeing with a visit to Amber Fort. Later continue to City Palace and the Observatory and take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, built in the 17th Century. Jaipur is famous for colourful markets filled with textile, jewellery and fantastic souvenirs so you’ll enjoy exploring the local bazaar in the evening.

DAY 6

Transfer to board the morning train and enjoy a short journey to Sawai Madhopur and then by car to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. In the afternoon relax at the resort or go for walk in the village. Stay two nights at Ranthambhore.

DAY 7

Enjoy a morning and afternoon canter safari around the game reserve with an estimated area of 400sq km. Spot various wildlife species of animals, birds and reptiles and if lucky, see a Royal Bengal Tiger.

DAY 8

An early morning transfer to board the train to Bharatpur and then a drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the impressive 16th century Agra Fort a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Itmad-UdDaulah a mausoleum for its ‘Pietra Dura’ inlay and lattice marble screens. Conclude the day with a visit to a marble inlay workshop. Stay overnight in Agra.

DAY 9

An early morning visit to the most impressive Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, then to the Agra Fort, a priceless example of craftsmanship from the Mughal period. Late afternoon transfer to the station to board the evening Gatiman Express train to Delhi. Meet and assistance on arrival in Delhi and the tour finishes with a direct transfer to the Delhi international airport.

Inclusion


7 nights hotel accommodation, 1 Night onboard train

Sightseeing and transfers by a private air-conditioned car

Local tour guide

Assistance

Sightseeing as specified

Meals as specified

Monument entrance fees, 02 wildlife safaris at Ranthambore, Train tickets in air-conditioned sleeper class & chair car

Bottled water while travelling

All current collectable taxes.

Exclusion


Any International or Domestic Airfare

Airport taxes and Visa fee

Early check-in or late check-out

Meals other than specified above

Tips & Gratuities

Travel & Medical Insurance

Camera and video permits

Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay

Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, etc

Any optional excursion or tour

Any other expense not mentioned in the prices include column