The pink sandstone of historic palaces shimmers in the sunlight while tigers blend into the golden savannah grass. You can hear the calls of White Siberian cranes within the marshland as elephants parade along the lake’s shores. This is home to the maharajas and the Jungle Book, the captivating scent of cinnamon and anise from chai tea, and transcendent artwork of the Khajuraho temples. Find the illustrious bamboo forests and the prolific leopard, and the allure of the tiger is never...
Delhi – Opening Up
Arrive in the capital city of India, Delhi, where the history and the culture, food and temples combine into a collection of splendor. You are met at the airport and taken to your hotel by a private transfer. The colors of the city are inherent in the clothing as the sweet and spiced scent of frothy chai surrounds you. Once at your hotel the day is yours to explore Delhi’s streets and the inherent beauty that comes from the almost inescapable culture.
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India, built in the 17th century and surrounded by multiple entrances that all lead to the apex of the main worshiping deck. The sandstone red brings a sunset color to the sky while bulbous domes accompany the thin minarets. The ambience is energetic and humble all at once, while the colors of the city continue to shimmer in the afternoon light, from the clothing to the architecture, the food to the sky.
Jaipur – The Wild Wonders of Pink
Jaipur – A Day In Pink
Ranthambore – The Wild Calls of India
Ranthambore – Tigers and Crocodiles
Bharatpur – Flying High
Agra – Imperial Ghosts
Khajuraho – Onward and Upward
Bandhavgarh – Within the Eager Temples
Bandhavgarh – Where White Tigers Roamed
Kanha – Into the Jungle (Book)
Kanha – Turning the Pages
Delhi – City Streets and Monuments
Delhi – Round the Roads
- Witness the incredible grace and power of the famous Bengal tiger in its natural habitat as you venture through various national parks
- Tour through the Pink City, Jaipur, to witness the sensational architecture that dates back hundreds of years
- Visit Kanha, the national park home to the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s the Jungle Book
- Discover the changing colors of the Taj Mahal as you watch the white marble architecture in the sunset
- Explore the celebrated temples at Khajuraho, home to the intricate reliefs that wrap around the exterior and interior
- Experience the Red Fortress and Chandni Chowk Bazaar in Delhi
- Revel in the stunning culture of India from the rich clothing to the remarkable flavors
Within the northern wilds of India you will find the luxuries of lavish greenery and the colors of the natural world, whether within opulently dyed clothing or the sensational colors of royal palaces. On this 14-day tour of India, you will discover the grandeur of the country and will find nothing but a world that has mesmerized the past and the present. From Rudyard Kipling in the bamboo jungle of Kanha, to the Gate of India that marks the coast, letting everyone know that they have arrived. Step out of the large cities, along the discrete forested temples and into the realm of the wildlife where the remarkable history of India thrives.
The wild vacation begins with your arrival in Delhi. The capital of India is a rush, filled with colors and aromas that burst with vibrancy around every bend. The following day you will make your way to Jaipur, known for the pink color of the buildings, along with the ornate architecture of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. A full day tour of Jaipur brings you into the magnificent Amer Fort and within the famous Hawa Mahal, the pink honeycombed façade of picturesque proportions. Once in Sawai Madhopur you will enter the gates of the Ranthambhore National Park visiting the incredible vine covered fortress and searching for tigers, crocodiles, and more. In Bharatpur you will traverse the diverse ecosystem in search of the exquisite bird life of the Keolado Ghana National Park before visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and the celebrated beauty of the Taj Mahal.
Once in Khajuraho you will find the exceptional carvings of a grouping of temples that date back a millennium, celebrating gods and mythology. That evening you will come to Bandhavgarh taking the days to venture through the forests and grass in search of big cats and active antelope. In Kanha you experience how inspiring nature can be in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling before flying from Nagpur to Delhi. Once in Delhi you will have a full day tour of the city’s famous monuments, including the Red Fort and the largest mosque in India. In the evening you will have a private transfer to the airport to make your flight home.
$5,455 per person (excluding international flights)
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