14-Day India Photography Tour and Tiger Safari
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Admire the white marbled Taj Mahal
- Discover the grand Amber Fort
- Embark on a thrilling wildlife safari in Ranthambore
- Visit Mehrangarh Fort and the magic night scene of the Blue City
- Explore the picturesque Udaipur surrounded by romantic backdrops
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- Day 1
The representative will pick you up at India Gandhi International Airport and escort you to the hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure. You can step out and discover the vibrant Delhi City which is dotted by mysterious temples, busy streets, and endless bazaars.
- Day 2
Today, start your India exploration with a half-day Old Delhi tour. Old Delhi still serves as the symbolic heart of metropolitan Delhi. Its architecture is a spectacular example of Mughal architecture, with plenty of charisma and nostalgia.
Later, you will tour the highlights of New Delhi with a drive passing the India Gate, President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. You can stop to take some pictures at any spot. Pay a visit to Humayun's Tomb which stands in the centre of a square garden, divided into four main parterres by causeways. The next site is Qutub Minar placed 2.5 meters at the top with the diameter of 15 meters at the base. Lastly, admire the memorial to the father of India at Raj Ghat.
- Day 3
In the morning, leave for Agra with a 4.5 hours’ drive. You can stop for coffee break or taking photos at any time en route. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy the free time to relax.
- Day 4
Today, admire the Taj Mahal that is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage, it is an immense mausoleum of white marble to house the tomb of the fifth Mughal emperor of Shah Jahan’s wife.
Continue to discover one of the finest Mughal forts in India called Agra Fort. After that, visit a local family and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch with your host. It is highly recommended to taste Masala Chai, an Indian spice milk tea.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5
Take a drive to Ranthambore in the morning and walk around the former royal city Fatehpur Sikri en route, where you will find it full of well-preserved palaces and courtyards, but meanwhile a fascinating “ghost city”. Continue towards Ranthambore and check in after arrival.
- Day 6
Take a jeep safari at the Ranthambore National Park to explore the wildlife’s habitat and spot wildlife. The park now is one of the Project Tiger Reserves. Follow your experienced guide. Get close to the nature and if try your luck to spot wildlife such as tigers, sambar, chital, wild boar, uncommon water-birds, marsh crocodile and python, etc. Make sure your camera is fully charged since there will be so many scenes worth kept in pictures.
Note: Ranthambore National Park is closed from July to September every year.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 7
You will take another morning safari in the Ranthambore National Park for more chances to spot the wildlife there. After that, transfer to Jaipur and check in the hotel after arrivaland then enjoy some leisure time on your own.
- Day 8
After breakfast, explore the Amber Fort sitting on a hill, it stands as a grand example of ancient Indian architecture. The carvings on the ceiling and the walls are extraordinary features of this fort. There, visit the glorious Sheesh Mahal known as Palace of Mirrors. Later, make a stop at the pink Hawa Mahal known as Palace of the Winds for the photo opportunity, City Palace Museum, and Jantar Mantar. Apply the Mehandi or Henna Painting on your hands and learn how to dress an Indian saree of different colors and materials.
- Day 9
Drive to the desert oasis of Pushkar lying on the shore of the holy Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. You will find various Ghats and temples spread all around the lake. Move to Brahma Temple which is dedicated to Lord Brahma and the only Brahma Temple anywhere in the world. Inside, the floor and walls are engraved with dedications to the dead. Enjoy the rest of the time after arrival in Pushkar.
- Day 10
Enjoy a leisure morning before taking a drive to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architecture with forts, palaces, temples, hovels and even houses built in vivid shades of blue. After arrival, check in your hotel and then you can have a rest at your hotel or go out to take in the beautiful nightscape of the city.
- Day 11
Today, take a jeep safari in the rural Bishnoi Village where you will have the chance to observe the wildlife from a close distance. You will also discover therich cultural life and a true Jodhpur around northern states of India. Continue to explore Mehrangarh Fort located at a height of 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur. You can overlook the old city of Jodhpur and the milky-white marble Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph and now is served as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar. At last, visit Umaid Public Gardens that is one of the famous patio nurseries of Jodhpur.
- Day 12
Today, you will be taken to Ranakpur Temple built in the 15th century and known for being the largest and most important temples of the Jain cult. Its type belongs to a Jain temple which a place of worship for Jains. Later, continue with a drive to Udaipur.
- Day 13
In the morning, you will first visit Jagdish Temple, one of the famous temples of Udaipur. The temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. And then head toward the City Palace. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola before heading to the Garden of the Maids of Honour and Folk Art Museum. Lastly, come to Sajjan Garh Palace also known as Monsoon Palace. If the weather permits, you can watch a stunning sunset here.
- Day 14
Enjoy a free morning before flying to Delhi. The afternoon is at leisure and you may browse stores in the street and pick some souvenirs for your friends. After that, set off to the international airport for your flight to next destination.
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- Taj Mahal
- Ranakpur Temple-Jain Temple
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Lake Pichola(boat ride)
- Galta Ji