INDIA

TAJ TEMPLES & TIGERS

18 days/17 nights
(1 Inflight)
Ex Perth

Departs
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

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Search for the magnificent Bengal tiger, contemplate the mystery of ancient temples, grand palaces and the beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Annie has returned to India every year since 2002, and over the years has crafted this well-paced itinerary to ensure that the group is able to immerse themselves in beautiful architecture, vibrant cultures and complex history that defines the subcontinent. Also present throughout the whole journey is Tirath Singh, an experienced naturalist, photographer and guide who will gladly share his exceptional knowledge of India, especially its wildlife.

This small group tour takes in some of the subcontinent’s most renowned tiger parks such as Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha, incredible bird sanctuaries as well as landmarks including the renowned Taj Mahal. Go on jungle drives in search of the magnificent royal Bengal tiger, wild dog and jackal, feast on traditional delicacies and visit exquisite palaces and forts.

This tour is a perfect option for those travellers who would like a meticulously designed, totally seamless and more immersive experience of India than they may achieve independently. For more information about our 2020 escorted small group tour please call us on 1300 363 302 or contact

For further information, or to start planning your Taj, temples and tigers journey please call our India travel specialists on 1300 363 302 or email [email protected].

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We invite you to join us on this escorted tour, the main focus of which is to view the endangered tiger. Nothing can prepare you for the excitement of seeing this magnificent creature in its natural habitat, a privilege that few people will ever experience. Whilst this tour visits 3 of India’s national parks there is also plenty of time for cultural experiences and historical sites.

Tour details

This tour departs from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Please note Clients joining from Adelaide will require a short stay in Singapore or overnight on the return journey (additional cost) as the flight from Singapore to Adelaide does not connect on 20 February. Exclusive upgrades to Premium Economy or Business Class are available and we can also try to arrange shared accommodation on request.

*International airfares strictly subject to availability.

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Featured Itinerary

18 days/17 nights

Day 1

Delhi

Depart Australia on Singapore Airlines to Delhi. Overnight at Le Meridien.

Day 2

Delhi

Enjoy a tour of New Delhi visiting renowned sites including the unique Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight at Le Meridien. BLD

Days 3-5

Bandhavgarh

Early flight to Jabalpur and then road transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park (4 hrs). Morning and afternoon jungle excursions. Accommodation at Bandhav Vilas. BLD

Days 6-8

Kanha

Morning jungle drive and then road transfer to Kanha National Park (5 hrs). The park is home to a variety of animals including deer, gaur (bison), wild dog and jackal. Accommodation at The Bagh Resort. BLD

Day 9

Delhi

Early departure by road to Raipur (4hrs) for flight to Delhi. Overnight at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel. BLD

Days 10/11

Jaipur

Fly to India’s “pink city” – Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. On Day 11 enjoy a full day sightseeing tour including the Amber Fort, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar observatory. Overnight at Trident Jaipur. BLD

Days 12/13

Ranthambore

This morning travel by road to Ranthambore National Park, a former private hunting ground of the great rulers of Jaipur and one of the most renowned national parks in India for viewing tiger. (4 hrs). Jungle excursions by jeep/cantor. Accommodation at Dev Vilas. BLD

Days 14/15

Bharatpur

Transfer by road to Bharatpur and The Birder’s Inn (4 hrs). Afternoon visit to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. On day 15 visit the 16th century Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri for sunset. BLD

Day 16

Agra

A short drive to Agra (1 hr). Tour of Agra Fort followed by a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Trident Agra. BLD

Day 17

Inflight to Australia

Sunrise visit to the Taj. Depart after lunch by road to Delhi airport (4 hrs) for your return flight to Australia with Singapore Airlines. BL

Day 18

Tour Ends Australia

Arrive Australia where the tour ends.


B = Breakfast  |   L = Lunch  |   D = Dinner

Tour escort

Anne-Marie (Annie) Zambelli
A passionate traveller with over 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, Anne-Marie Zambelli’s knowledge is unrivalled. As our General Manager she is an expert on all our destinations. As a tour leader she is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining travelling companion. Captivated by India on her first trip in 2002, Annie has returned many times and this will be her 11th Taj, Temples & Tigers tour.

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