Tigers and Temples

This tour is one of our personal favourites. It combines a little of everything.

This tour is one of our personal favourites. It combines a little of everything and covers four Indian states and many more different aspects of India.  Discover some spectacular history, wander through the stunning palaces of Maharajas, feast your eyes on mind-blowing temple architecture, prowl for tigers and other wildlife at one of India’s best national parks, immerse yourself in spirituality in the holiest of Hindu cities, and get a taste of modern city life too. …yes! All in this one easy paced but exhilarating tour.

Tour Snapshot

12 day tour
Best time to visit: October – April
Routing: Delhi-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi- Delhi
Tour reference number: NI-003

Tour highlights

  • Visit 6 World Heritage sites
  • Get a glimpse of colonial architecture in Delhi
  • Visit Delhi’s most famous and old spice market
  • Visit Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Walk through the traditional markets of Jaipur
  • Go on jeep safaris to track down the Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Experience the Ganga Aarti in Varanasi
  • Explore 3rd century ruins at a Buddhist excavation site at Sarnath

Interested in this tour? Or a customized tour based on this theme?

Brief Programme

Welcome to the capital of India. Visit Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb today. Drive through the colonial era government area.

Explore Old Delhi with its grand Friday Mosque and spice market. Navigate the lanes on rickshaws.

Drive to Jaipur and in the late afternoon walk through the colourful, bustling markets of the walled pink city.

Visit the hilltop fort at Amber. In the afternoon explore the City Palace complex the massive open-air observatory Jantar Mantar. Time to shop till you drop!

Drive to Ranthambore today. This afternoon, get into jeeps to go for a game drive in the beautiful jungles of the national park. Keeps your fingers crossed that you spot the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Two more game drives today and an opportunity to visit a fascinating village women’s cooperative.

A train ride and a short drive bring you to Agra. Enroute you will visit the famous, deserted Mughal capital Fatehpur Sikri.

This is the big day when you visit the Taj Mahal! Another great attraction is the marvellous riverside Agra Fort.

A train ride and a drive to Khajuraho. This afternoon visit one of the ancient temple groups that this village is so famous for.

Before catching a flight to Varanasi, visit the main group of these stupendous Khajuraho temples.

In Varanasi this evening you will witness a spectacular prayer ceremony at the banks of the holy Ganges river.

Enjoy a serene sunrise in a boat floating on the river. Watch pilgrims in their offerings to the sun and the river Goddess. An excursion to Sarnath can’t be missed—this was the site where Buddha preached his first sermon.

Fly back to Delhi today and unwind at a chic neighborhood to enjoy pubs, designer boutiques, cafes and art galleries. Later tonight you’ll be transferred to the international airport for you flight home.

This tour is a sample of one of the popular routings and experiences. We will be delighted to customize it to your interests and budget.

What can we add on to this programme?

  • Add a bit more of Rajasthan to this tour. Udaipur, Jodhpur and some off-beat destinations will give you a more varied experience of Rajasthani culture, landscape and history.
  • We have several interactive experiences up our sleeves in each place which we can recommend as well.
  • This tour can be combined with Nepal.

Write to us now  to get this tour customized for you with a price proposal. 

The tour price will depend on many factors such as time of travel, hotel selection, and add-on experiences and services.

Recommended hotels: 

New Delhi: The Oberoi, The Imperial, The Claridges, The Park, Colonel’s Retreat 
Jaipur: Samode Haveli, Dera Mandawa, Rambagh Palace
Ranthambore: Khem Villas, Aman I Khas, Sujan Sher Bagh, Nahargarh 
Agra: Oberoi Amarvilas, ITC Mughal Sheraton, Trident Hotel
Khajuraho: Radisson Khajuraho, The Lalit Temple View 
Varanasi: Radisson Varanasi, Surya Uday Haveli, Brijrama Palace

Write to us now  to get this tour customized for you with a price proposal.