Delhi Agra (Taj Mahal) Ranthambhore National Park Jaipur

This 9 day itinerary exploring India’s iconic Golden Triangle and Ranthambhore National Park is ideal for those with limited time looking to get an exciting introduction into the country. The itinerary starts by exploring the highlights of New & Old Delhi before travelling to India’s wonder of the world – the magnificent Taj Mahal. You will then travel by train to spend a couple of days in search of Tigers and other wildlife in the Ranthambhore National Park. Explore the colourful Rajasthani city of Jaipur before transferring back to the capital for your onward flight.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore New & Old Delhi
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunset and sunrise
  • Wildlife safari in search of Tigers
  • See the forts and ancient history of Jaipur

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$2995 – $4700 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Delhi

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Day 2

Exploring new and old delhi

Full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Your guide and driver will meet you this morning for your full day private city tour of Old and New Delhi. Highlights of the morning include visits to Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, drive past Red Fort and a traditional cyclo rickshaw ride through vibrant Chandni Chowk. This afternoon visit the highlights of New Delhi including a visit to Humanyun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.

If you prefer something more off beat than the usual traveller trail, there are multiple other interesting options also available in Delhi such as, Pigeon Flying, Craft Museum, Rails of Delhi, Delhi with Chai or a Culinary walk in Old Delhi.

Day 3

Transfer to Agra, visit the Taj Mahal at sunset

Transfer to Agra (by road or rail), home to the magnificent Taj Mahal. (205 kms / 4.5 hours approximately). After check in head to Agra Fort. Often overlooked in favour of the Taj Mahal, the fort is well worth a visit and is where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son for many years. You will continue on to get your first glimpse of the Taj Mahal reaching the impressive monument in time to watch the sunset.

Day 4-5

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal, transfer to Ranthambhore National Park via Fatehpur Sikri.

An early start is required this morning to return to the Taj Mahal to view it in a different light as the sun rises. After breakfast then transfer by private vehicle to visit the eerie deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri (one of our personal favourite places in India). Continue to Bharatpur railway station for your journey by train to Sawai Madhopur, the gateway station to Ranthambhore National Park. Spend day 5 taking 2 x safari in the National Park in search of the elusive tigers and much other endemic wildlife.

Day 6-8

Final safari and on to Jaipur

Take a final early morning safari and then transfer to Jaipur. Day 7 is spent exploring the city visiting Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar as well as a traditional rickshaw ride around one of the city’s colourful bazaars where you’re sure to grab a bargain or two! Day 8 is a free day (no guide) to explore at your own pace – we can of course arrange further pre-arranged tours if preferred.

Day 9

Fly to next destination

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $2995 – $4700 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

India is such a vast country that climatic conditions in the far north have little relation to those of the extreme south. India’s climate is dominated by the great wind system known as the Asiatic monsoon which reverses direction at certain times of the year, for some months it will blow steadily from the southwest; for other months, from the northeast. Generally speaking, the country has a three-season year – the hot, the wet and the cool, with variations from region to region.

The coolest, driest time over most of the country is from December to February, when light northerly winds bring clear skies and very little rain. From March to May the climate becomes hotter and hotter with the southwest monsoon arriving in southern India around June time, heading north about a month or so later and continuing till October

North and Central India experiences an extreme range of temperatures with the mercury pushing 40 degrees on some summer days during April-June but winter nights from November to March can be almost freezing! The monsoon rains occur from May to September with heavy rain usually occurring in the morning or late afternoon.

Southern and Western India does not have a “cool season” as such, the summer is hot and humid with the rains coming in June and continuing through till September. The region also experiences winter rains from November onwards, although they are not as heavy as the monsoonal rains. From October onwards, the weather becomes pleasant with highs around 30 degrees Celsius and lows of around 25 degrees with minimal humidity making it an ideal time to travel.

India is an all year round destination; however, peak times to travel would be October through to April when the weather is generally cooler and dry. The abundance of spectacular colourful festivals in February and March makes this a great time to visit Rajasthan where as November and December is a great time for bird watchers with the return of the migratory birds.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add on holiday options to this India itinerary, for example you could head to more destinations in Rajasthan, the Himalaya, the beaches in Goa or Kerala, or even on to Nepal or Sri Lanka

India is also easily accessed by the main flight hubs of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok making city stopovers or beach extensions on Asia’s fabulous sandy shores easy to arrange. There are also some direct flights to Delhi and Bengaluru.

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