This classic tour of India's Golden Triangle takes you to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and also includes a few days at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve with private extended guided safaris. Stay in a mix of luxury and heritage hotels.
- Take a walking tour of Old Delhi with your private guide
- View the Taj Mahal in Agra at sunset
- Stay late after the crowd with two extended private jeep safaris in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve with our hand-picked naturalist
- Discover the 'Pink City' of Jaipur with a local expert
Steppes benefits in India
When travelling to India with Steppes Travel we aim to deliver the very best service on the ground. This starts from the moment you step off the plane with VIP meet and greet. On arrival at the hotel a complimentary bottle of wine is waiting for you. During your stay, we will do our best to secure a complimentary upgrade at one of your chosen hotels. There is often a few longer journeys when travelling through Rajasthan, of which our upgraded cars are equipped with the very latest Wi-Fi connectivity, mineral water, soft drinks and snacks, to make travelling from A to B as comfortable as possible. If you suffer from jet lag, just tell us in advance and we will arrange a spa treatment on arrival to ensure a soft landing.
Delhi may be one of the world's largest metropolises, but architectural wonders new and old fill the city, hidden beneath Delhi's urban sprawl. Mughal treasures, including the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, are complemented by more recent additions to Delhi's architectural heritage, such as the stunning Lotus and Akshardham Temples. Meanwhile, contemporary Delhi thrives in Connaught Place, which, with its colonially-designed buildings, is the most westernised part of the centre.
Often considered synonymous with the Taj Mahal, historic Agra is, in fact, bursting with a variety of Mughal treasures. Whilst its pièce de résistance is undoubtedly this irridescent-white tribute to love, the city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and its Mughal legacy survives through the magnificent structures that dot the area. The city's wondrous sights make it completely unmissable. The magnificence of the Taj takes a hold.
Ranthambore is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, which is around 180 km south east of Jaipur in Rajasthan. The park derives its name from the 11th century fort of Ranthambore, which sits on a rocky outcrop in the forest. Earlier the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. Ranthambhore has eight zones and each zone has a good population of tigers, however, zone one to five is the busiest zones due to the tiger sightings being historically higher. Tiger safaris are pre-booked on either a shared jeep (a maximum of five per jeep) restricted to an allocated zone, or a private jeep, however, the zones will still be pre-allocated. Ranthambore also offers limited private permits for an extended half or full day in the park.
Known as the 'Pink City' due to the pale red wash that coats its buildings, the magnificent city of Jaipur lies on an apex of the popular 'Golden Triangle' route. The capital of Rajasthan, the city claims to be India's first planned metropolis and acts as a gateway to the state's vast deserts. Packed with elegant Rajput architecture, the city is a testament to its founder's creative genius. Alive with bazaars, street vendors and animals, Jaipur remains a vibrant, captivating place.
Expert Top Tip
To avoid being restricted to certain zones during your safari in Ranthambore National Park, why not consider taking a full or half day special safari permit which allows non-restricted access throughout the park, with no requirement to exit the park when others are leaving. There are five jeeps allowed into the park daily with this extended permit. Please enquire to book these with Steppes Travel to secure the ultimate wildlife experience whilst visiting Ranthambhore.
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