Destination Himalaya
Sanjay Saxena Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for India, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka
India, Tibet, Nepal & Sri Lanka

This 10-day trip is perfect for those who by choice or by necessity, can only afford a short time out.  Generally one week bracketed by 2 weekends, our QuickEscapes provide the nimble and rejuvenating getaway.  And because they are our condensed itineraries especially designed to show you the best of each region, they can also be taken as extensions to other longer trips.  Either way, our Quick Escapes are specially designed to provide you with a unique glimpse of your chosen area of the world under our attentive care.   

India's jewels are its parks and palaces, temples, bazaars and wild animals that define her exotic past.  On this elegant, leisurely paced tour, savor the wealth of India's wildlife in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve combined appropriately with its antiquity and architecture of Agra and Delhi. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: DEPART USA

Day 2: ARRIVE DELHI – Non-stop flights from the USA arrive tonight or early morning hours of

Day 3.  Met on arrival and escorted to your hotel.

Day 3: TO AGRA – After breakfast in Delhi, we make the four-hour drive to Agra.  This afternoon we will explore the sites in Agra and watch the sunset on the Taj Mahal.

Day 4: TO KALAKHO VILLAGE AREA – Watch the sunrise on the Taj Mahal, before departing for rural Rajasthan, visiting historic Mughal site of Fatepur Sikri en route to the village area of Kalakho.

Day 5: EXPLORING KALAKHO - Explore this rural, agricultural region of Rajasthan.  Range of activities includes wildlife viewing, camel trekking, horse riding and village safaris, which include home visits in the neighboring village communities.

Day 6: TO RANTHAMBORE – This morning we leave for the forested Ranthambore National Park.  We will arrive in time to enjoy a sunset excursion into Sawai Madhopur Sanctuary, which is one of eleven sites chosen for Project Tiger.  Our stay in Ranthambore will be at the exquisite Oberoi Vanyavilas, one of the premier properties in Ranthambore.

Days 7 & 8: EXPLORING RANTHAMBORE - We will spend two days experiencing the natural cycle of life in Ranthambore awakening to the sunrise routines of the tiger, leopard, nilgai, chinkara, sambar and crocodiles.  Each afternoon we will also take our four-wheel drive jeeps to witness the sunset and look for Royal Bengal Tigers, accompanied by a Park naturalist.

Day 9: TO DELHI & DEPART TO USA - Today we return to Delhi by the quintessential mode of Indian travel, the train.  Late checkout of 6:00 p.m. at the hotel.  Transfers to international airport for outbound flight back to USA.

Day 10: ARRIVE USA

Wish to be gone longer than 10 days? Add.
  • QuickEscapes – Kerala
    Take in some R&R in the calm and leisurely paced life on the backwaters of the Arabian Sea, enjoy the pristine beaches of Kerala and an Ayuruvedic spa.

  • QuickEscapes – North India
    Explore the Imperial Cities of India – Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.  These were the capitals of the Rajput, the Mughal and the British, the three major influences on India in the last 500 years.

  • QuickEscapes – Mountains
    Visit the Hill Stations of Kalimpong and Darjeeling offering fabulous views of the high Himalaya.  Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu can all be viewed from Tiger Hill, above Darjeeling.
Longer itineraries featuring Wildlife:

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Royal Bengal Tiger
Features:
Ranthambore Tiger Preserve
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Agra, the Taj Mahal & Delhi

It's Included:
Medical & evacuation insurance
All hotels, ground transportation, local guides and park entrance fees
All meals in the park

Private Departures:
On demand - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov & Dec

Land Cost (per person):
2 participants - $4985
3 participants - $4685
4 participants - $4485
6 participants - $4085

Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

Sambar deer
Sambar deer



 

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