The Golden Triangle

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – Neemrana – Delhi

Discover Rajasthan on this ten-day holiday. Explore ancient forts, discover pink palaces, search for tigers, ride elephants and snap a lifetime’s worth of photos at the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Golden Triangle: Tigers, Elephants & The Taj Mahal

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – Neemrana – Delhi

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Discover Rajasthan on this ten-day holiday. Explore ancient forts, discover pink palaces, search for tigers, ride elephants and snap a lifetime’s worth of photos at the magnificent Taj Mahal.

Best For: A Rajasthani Adventure; kids of all ages

This 10 day family holiday through Rajasthan takes in some of India’s most celebrated sights.

  • Explore Delhi, India’s colourfully chaotic capital city. Visit Mughal monuments, join a bicycle tour of the old quarters, take the kids to the train museum and the excellent Jain Bird Hospital.
  • In Agra visit the Agra Fort and then take a tonga (horse and cart) ride to watch the sun set over the magnificent Taj Mahal.
  • Search for the beautiful Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, also home to deer, wild boars, Langur monkeys and the 1,000-year-old Ranthambore Fort.
  • Stop by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Fatehpur Sikri, the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire and today a fascinating ghost town of monuments, mosques, temples.
  • Visit Jaipur, the fairy-tale capital of Rajasthan, home to dusky pink palaces, fanciful observatories and colourful, bustling bazaars.
  • Use globetotting’s Family Guide to discover the best places to shop in Jaipur. Kids can get creative at a block-printing workshop and then feed, bathe and paint the trunk of an elephant.
  • Whizz along the Flying Fox, a series of zip wires suspended over a 14th century hillside fort and then take a camel cart ride before tucking into a delicious Indian lunch.

KIDS

There is no minimum age for children to participate in tiger safaris, however the game drives last for about three hours (and there’s no walking allowed in the park) so more boisterous kids might get a little bored. There’s plenty to do in between tiger safaris, from camel cart rides and bird spotting to hand-block printing sessions where you can get your hands dirty in the name of art. Ranthambore Fort is another kid favourite. Children must be aged 10 and above to enjoy the Flying Fox at Neemrana.

ITINERARY

This holiday traditionally starts and ends in Delhi, however it can be fully customised to suit your family’s requirements. We will be happy to advise you! See below for sample itinerary:

Day 1 – 2: Delhi
Overnight: Two night stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Car: 4.5 – 5 hours
Overnight: hotel in Agra.

Day 4: Agra – Ranthambore, via Fatehpur Sikri
Car: 5.5 hours
Overnight: hotel in Ranthambore.

Day 5: Ranthambore
Overnight: hotel in Ranthambore.

Day 6: Ranthambore – Jaipur
Car: 31/2 hours
Overnight: hotel in Jaipur.

Day 7: Jaipur
Overnight: hotel in Jaipur.

Day 8: Jaipur
Overnight: hotel in Jaipur.

Day 9: Jaipur – Neemrana
Car: 2.5 hours
Overnight: Neemrana Fort Palace.

Day 10: Neemrana – Delhi
Car: 2.5 hours

Return to Delhi and end of tour.

WHEN TO GO

The best time to enjoy this tour is between October and March when the days are sunny with temperatures hovering between 10C-27C. The peak tourist season is from mid-December to the end of January so book well in advance if you plan to visit over this period. Christmas and New Year see a rise in hotel prices. The monsoons arrive in June when things get hot and sticky. Ranthambore National Park is closed between the muggy months of July and September. November and May are two of the best times to spot a tiger.

Tips!

Read up on the Bengal Tiger pre-trip. For younger kids there’s Can We Save the Tiger? a beautifully illustrated book by Martin Jenkins and Vicky White that teaches children about the importance of animal conservation. For teens there’s Tiger’s Curse (Tiger Saga Book 1) by Colleen Houck, where an 18-year-old girl joins the circus, becomes a tiger keeps and saves an Indian prince from a curse. Parents should look at Riding the Tiger: Tiger Conservation in Human-Dominated Landscapes about the problems and possible solutions for tiger conservation.

RATES

This Holiday is approximately USD 2206 per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room). Children up to 5 years are free (providing they share their parents’ bed / do not require an extra bed). Children between 5 and 12 years are USD 987 (based on 1 extra bed in room). Our partner agent will be happy to propose an itinerary based on the above sample and to give you an exact quote based on your requirements.

This holiday is organised by our Delhi-based partner agent who has extensive experience organising bespoke tours in India and is also well versed in family travel.

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be given to you upon completing an enquiry.

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