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Bengal tiger, a national park Ranthambhore, India

India – The Golden Triangle with Tigers

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

8 Days

Prices Start from

$4,445pp (ex. flights)

Suitable for

Adventure Traveller Photographers

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.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Taj Mahal, Agra, India 1

Visit the Taj Mahal

See the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset from five different locations.

Humayun Tomb,New Delhi, India 2

Explore Delhi

Experience the amazing contrasts of Old and New Delhi with your private guide.

Bengal Tiger, India 3

Go on Tiger Safari

Stay after the crowds have departed with an extended private jeep safari with our expert naturalist.

Palace of the Winds, Jaipur, India 4

Discover Jaipur

Explore this vibrant and magical city with our resident expert.

Why we like it

For the first time visitor to India, this holiday idea offers the perfect balance between fascinating historical and architectural sites and wildlife and wilderness, all in a short visit. This holiday includes Delhi – the capital of India, the iconic Taj Mahal, four tiger safaris and a stay in the vibrant city of Jaipur. This is a wonderful dip-of-the-toe into the region, undoubtedly starting a life-long love of this incredible country.

Included as Standard

Airport VIP meet and greet, a bottle of wine on arrival, a spa treatment, a dedicated member of our team available 24/7, an upgrade at one of your chosen hotels and cars with Wi-Fi connectivity.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1

    Delhi

    Private guided city tour

  • Day 2

    Delhi

  • Day 3

    Delhi - Agra

    Taj Mahal visit

  • Day 4

    Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore National Park

  • Day 5

    Ranthambore National Park

    Extended private guided jeep safari

  • Day 6

    Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur

  • Day 7

    Jaipur

    Guided tour

  • Day 8

    Jaipur - Delhi

Day 1

Delhi

Busy Streets, Delhi, India

Experience the amazing contrasts of Old and New Delhi with your private guide.

Day 2

Delhi

Day 3

Delhi - Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

See the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset from five different locations.

Day 4

Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore National Park

Day 5

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan, India

Stay after the crowds have departed with an extended private jeep safari with our expert naturalist.

Day 6

Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur

Day 7

Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Explore this vibrant and magical city with our resident expert.

Day 8

Jaipur - Delhi

Our travel experts can tailor this itinerary to suit you.

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Visit Agra and the Iconic Taj Mahal

Motivated entirely by giving you the best experience of this iconic landmark, your private guide will take you to view the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset from inside the grounds but also from different locations, thereby avoiding the obvious crowds and also enabling you to experience other aspects of Agra.

Often considered synonymous with the Taj Mahal, historic Agra is, in fact, bursting with a variety of Mughal treasures. Whilst its ‘piece de resistance’ is undoubtedly this iridescent-white tribute to love, the city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and its legacy survives through the magnificent structures that dot the area.

Bengal tiger, a national park Ranthambhore, India
India

Go on Tiger Safari at Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.

Your tiger safaris are pre-booked by us well in advance ensuring you don’t have to navigate the ‘bureaucratic’ booking system. Safaris are designated in specific zones which are pre-allocated either in a shared jeep (a maximum of five per jeep) or if you prefer, in a private jeep. If you are keen to experience Ranthambore across all zones instead of the pre-allocated ones, we can arrange for an extended all-zone access permit with a private jeep and dedicated driver. Just let us know what you prefer.

 

Palace Courtyard Chandani Chowk, Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India

Explore the Vibrant City of Jaipur

Our regular visits to Jaipur mean we have excellent insider knowledge of the city and have put together a perfectly tailored tour beyond the ordinary. Known as the ‘Pink City’ due to the pale red wash that coats its buildings, this magnificent city lies on an apex of the ‘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 other regions. Alive with bazaars, street vendors and animals, Jaipur remains a vibrant, captivating place. Walk with elephants at Dera Amer, dine on the terrace of the city palace, take a boat across Man Sagar Lake to see the Jal Mahal and enjoy early evening drinks at Bar Palladio – an exquisite ode to Italian style and cuisine, viewed through the prism of a Mughal dreamworld.

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India
Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, India

Experience the Diversity of Old and New Delhi

With a carefully selected English speaking guide, we will make sure you get the best out of your stay in the city.

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.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

The Imperial £££££

  • India

Continuously ranked as one of Asia’s finest hotels, The Imperial Hotel, Delhi is a legend that offers a unique experience, embracing facets of India’s history. Built in 1931, The Imperial Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style. With high ceilings, impeccable decor and equipped with all the facilities and modern conveniences, the luxury accommodation of 190 rooms and 43 suites are designed with distinct interiors and overlook the verdant gardens. Restore your energy at the award-winning spa and stretch out in the large swimming pool. The South-East Asian cuisine at the award-winning Spice Route restaurant is a must-do when in town.

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The Lodhi £££££

  • India

The Lodhi Hotel is a modern, chic city hotel with a zen-like feel set amongst three acres of gardens. The Lodhi Hotel is the only hotel with views across to Humayan’s Tomb in New Delhi. Each of the 48 cavernous rooms and suites has its own private swimming pool and the staff are delightfully switched on and attentive.

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Oberoi Amarvilas £££££

  • India
  • City

Oberoi Amarvilas is situated just 650 yards from the Taj Mahal.  This is the closest hotel to the Taj and has the best views. They need to be seen to be believed.  We don’t really need to say anymore. This is the place to be if your only reason to visit Agra is to marvel at the astonishing site that is the Taj Mahal. The views are ever-present, kicking back from your bed, or just as impressive from the inviting bar and lounge area. The changing hues throughout the day make it hard to peel yourself away even for a minute. Although the award-winning spa beckons.

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Samode Haveli £££££

  • India
  • Forts and Palaces

The townhouse of the Samode family lies at the heart of Jaipur. It is a real find with fabulous frescoes and large gardens allowing you to forget that you are in one of the city’s busiest streets. As with Samode Palace, the bedrooms are scattered around the rambling building and are superbly decorated. The huge swimming pool is one of Jaipur’s finest and is a draw in itself.

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SUJAN Sher Bagh £££££

  • India
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

A luxurious tented camp close to Ranthambore National Park offers “African style” tents and authentic safari experience.

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A faultless trip so brilliantly expedited and organised by Steppes Travel but with a major backup from those on the ground, in India.

India

Everything was simply wonderful. We had two great tiger sightings at Nagarhole and caught a glimpse of three fully grown cubs. The driver we had was really excellent and has looked after us so well. It is all simply wonderful.

Nagerhole, India

At no point did we feel anything but full confidence in Kate. We actually returned from India having enjoyed the week she arranged for us immensely. We stayed in beautiful places and had wonderful experiences. Thank you, Steppes has delighted us.

India

In a very short period of time, Charlotte was able to come up with an excellent itinerary, to keep us informed of reservations on a timely basis and to make changes to meet our requirements. She was always available either on the phone or through email exchanges which was most reassuring and hugely appreciated. A valuable asset!

India

Overall another amazing trip from Steppes Travel. We saw so many different sights and had so many new experiences. Would always highly recommend Steppes.

Steppes Travel

Dev Shree's rural location allowed us a glimpse of India off of the beaten track. We had a memorable afternoon wandering the small town.

Dev Shree - Rajasthan, India

A great itinerary for an introduction to India. It has given us lots of ideas and enthusiasm for a return trip.

India

We had an absolutely amazing time. Everything ran smoothly, all accommodation and other arrangements were fabulous and the contacts were such wonderful and professional people we feel we have made friends for life.

India

Outlining a trip and having Joe fill in the details and make suggestions or changes meant we had a wonderful experience.

India

All guides, drivers and vehicles were superb and it was such a great way to see everything and know everything. The service was excellent.

India

Joe was wonderful and very knowledgeable about India. He was patient with us as we made numerous changes to the itinerary and very quick to respond.  

India

Charlotte knows India extremely well. Very happy to answer even the most trivial of questions. Nothing is too much trouble.

India

Outlining a trip and having Joe fill in the details and make suggestions or changes meant we had a wonderful experience.

India

In Kathmandu, our guide Archie was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, fun, warm, open and a total pleasure to have with us. She really made sure we got the most out of our two days in Kathmandu - a real class act.

Nepal

We had the most amazing holiday. Thank you to all at Steppes and a huge thank you for our surprise meal at Ministry of Crab. We are so grateful.

Sri Lanka

It was all very last minute from us so Kate did a great job in responding to a change in dates and negotiating a good deal.

Sri Lanka

Kate Hitchen's help in organising this trip was excellent. She was very knowledgable and tailor-made our trip to suit our three teenage children.

Sri Lanka

Kate Hitchen was excellent and managed to book and organise our trip to India perfectly, it was even better than expected. Thank you.

India

Everything went smoothly, we were met as arranged by extremely knowledgeable personnel. The guides and drivers came up to and exceeded, our expectations.

India

Joe was FANTASTIC! He really knew his stuff and really guided us to a terrific trip!

Bhutan