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Golden Triangle & Indian Wildlife Tour

20 Nights/21 Days

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About Golden Triangle & Indian Wildlife Tour

The Golden Triangle of India is by far the most visited and most sought-after tourist destination in the country. This is true simply because of the sheer beauty that the three major cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur have to offer.

On their own, each of these three cities offers an old-world charm with their unique constructed architecture and breathtaking vistas, but when you combine the urban brilliance with the biodiversity hubs and national reserves located at a stone’s throw away from these cities, the tour gets even more exciting.

Along your way across the triangle, you’ll make stops at five of the most highly regarded national parks in India – Corbett, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Kanha, and Ranthambore. Each park offers something unique, be it in terms of the flora and fauna or in the numerous adventure activities you could take part in. Of course, one activity that is simply unmissable is the tiger safari. Hop into a jeep to witness nature’s wonders up close and personal.

Trip Highlights

Outline Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival at the New Delhi Airport, you will be met by our representative who will ensure a smooth transfer to the Hotel and further, help you check-in at the Hotel. All the travel related documents will be handed over and explained to you.

Later in the day, you will be taken for a half-day tour of New Delhi. Take in the breathtaking view of the Qutub Minar. An ancient stone minaret, dating back to several centuries, today stands as the tallest stone tower in India. Later, continue to India Gate- a war memorial arch, post which you can pass by the stately President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretarial buildings and Connaught Place; the heart of New Delhi and a busy commercial center.

Day 2: Drive To Corbett National Park (170 Miles)

Check-out post a satisfactory breakfast. Drive to Corbett National Park. This is a 275 km journey and will take you approximately 05-06 hours on the road. On reaching Corbett, you will be met by our representatives, the guide and drive. They will help transfer your luggage to a safari jeep. This jeep will take you to the Dhikala Forest Lodge (approximately 32 km from the gate). Check-in and eat lunch, post which you proceed for a safari in the Dhikala Zone. Return at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at the Forest Rest House.

Day 3 & 4: Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett, a British hunter, tracker, conservationist author and a naturalist. He was often called by the Government to kill the man-eating Tigers in the United Provinces. It was during these sojourns that he transformed. His books are a must-read for any nature lover. Just the simple transformation from “shooting a Tiger with the rifle” to “shooting a Tiger with a camera” has been so beautifully explained. His journey as a conservationist and why he chose wildlife conservation over wildlife hunting is extremely inspiring. To honor his well-doing, the Government of India renamed The Ramganga National Park to Corbett National Park.

Corbett, like all other National Parks in the country, has different zones and gates. Each one is more beautiful than the other. However, the most cinematic of them all (and call us biased if you wish), is the Dhikala zone. There are a few forest rest houses, quite simply curated with the most basic amenities in this zone. The location is breathtaking beyond imagination (and no, we aren’t exaggerating). Imagine sleeping amidst the thick forests and waking up to fresh Tiger pug marks outside your cottage. The thrill is unparalleled. However, apart from Dhikala, the Gairal, Malani, Sultan, Khinanauli and Sarpaduli zones are equally beautiful and picturesque. All of them have a unique charm and are awe-inspiring. While the Ramganga River adds beauty to the landscape, the Shivaliks add grandeur to the zones.

Jim Corbett National Park is a part of the Terai Arc Landscape. The Tigers of Terai are known to be shy and usually leave the track pretty soon on being noticed. But in the last few years, the trend seems to be changing. Tigers are becoming more accustomed and have started to show up often. Every spot in Corbett, every track, and every backdrop is photogenic. And if you get your preferred mammal on the track, be it the Tiger, or the Elephant, the happiness is immense.

It is not only the mammals that make this park a must-visit but close to 535 species of birds make Corbett a real special park.
Take the early morning and evening safaris on both the days. Meals and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 5: Corbett National Park – Agra (192 miles/6 hour drive)

Check-out after early morning breakfast. Take the 310 km drive to Agra. This should take you about 06 hours. Arrive in Agra by late afternoon. Take the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Agra.

Day 6 : Agra

The next morning, visit the Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument which is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Built-in the mid-1700s, it was conceived by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan as a monument of love for his wife Mumtaz. Over 20,000 labourers from various parts of the world pooled their skill to create this magnificent mausoleum that has been immortalized in white Makrana marble and embellished with onyx, amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jade, crystal and several other semi-precious stones that were brought from as far as Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean. After lunch, proceed to Ranthambore. Check-in at your safari lodge. Post lunch, head for an afternoon safari. (Note: The Taj Mahal is closed to the public on Friday).

Day 7 & 8: Ranthambore National Park

On both dates, take the morning and evening safaris to the Park.

The entire park is divided into 10 different zones, with good Tiger and wildlife populations in almost all zones. Ranthambore was amongst the first National Parks where Project Tiger was started. It has witnessed a varying Tiger population for the last century, however, the past decade has been a steady ride for Ranthambore. So much so that it was able to donate a few Tigers to Sariska National Park, which was bereft of Tigers due to poaching activities.

The entire credit behind Ranthambore’s success and a thriving Tiger population goes to the dedicated Forest Department, and tourism. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the Indian State of Rajasthan comprises distinct areas with varied conservation history and virtually separated geographically, with mere narrow corridors linking them to the core, Ranthambore National Park. These are mainly Ranthambore national Park, Keladevi Sanctuary and Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary.

Ranthambore is a photographer’s paradise and a great attraction on the India golden triangle tour & tiger safari. With different kinds of lighting, angles, backdrop and any frame that you want, Ranthambore is picturesque in its own special way. The Park is also rich in avifauna, with around 300 species of birds. In fact for a keen bird watcher, Ranthambore and the surrounding area is a paradise. Some key species include: Large Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, bronzed winged Jacana, Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nightjar, painted Sandgrouse, Great Horned Owl and many more regular winter migrants which come from their nesting ground north of the Himalayas to Ranthambore and surrounding areas.

With an area of 400 sq. km, Ranthambore encompasses rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand-year-old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of Tigers, Ranthambore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, Cheetal, Chinkara, Nilgai and Languor. The elusive Leopard and Tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris. Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness.

Day 9: Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur (111 miles/3 hour drive)

Check out after an early breakfast, post which you drive to Jaipur. A journey of 180 km will be covered in about 03 hours. Upon arrival, check-into your hotel. Eat a hearty lunch, post which you visit the highlights of Jaipur (Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Museum). This city is also known for its shopping. From precious stones to handicrafts, the culture looks richer than usual when you stroll through the ‘Jaipuri Bazaar’.
Return to the Hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Day 10: Jaipur – New Delhi (170 miles/6 hour drive)

After breakfast, check out from the Hotel. Visit the Amer Fort, the former residence of Rajput Maharajas and their families. It is an opulent palace laid out in four levels. It is a hill fort and a World Heritage site too. Subsequently, drive for 275 km in about 05-06 hours, to arrive at New Delhi, the capital of India.

Day 11: New Delhi – Nagpur – Pench (Flight + 62 miles drive/2 hours)

Check out of the Hotel in Delhi. Transfer to the Domestic Terminal of the New Delhi Airport, to catch an internal flight from New Delhi to Nagpur. On arrival at Nagpur, you will be met by our representative, who will also drive you to Pench National Park from the Airport. This is a 100 km drive and should take approximately 2 hours. On arrival, check-in at your Lodge.
Proceed for an afternoon safari post-lunch. Return to the Lodge at sunset. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 12 & 13: Pench National Park

Take the morning and afternoon safaris to the Park on both days. Meals and overnight at the Lodge on both the days.
Pench is one of the most beautiful parks in Central India and evokes a tremendous feeling of tranquility. It forms a Tiger corridor with Kanha and has a healthy population of felines. It’s also home to quite a few leopards and has an enormous diversity of birdlife. The park is split by the River Pench into two distinct zones – east and west. Dusk is a terrific time to see the forest come into its nocturnal being as Pench has several night birds and animals that are out on the prowl after dark.

Day 14: Pench – Kanha National Park (130 miles/4 hours)

Take an early morning tiger safari in Pench national park. Return for breakfast to the lodge and get some rest. Post lunch, proceed for Kanha National Park. Located at a distance of 210 km from Pench, this drive will take you about 04-05 hours on the road. On arrival, transfer directly to the safari lodge at Kanha. Take the rest of the day at leisure or you could even interact with the locals/tribals and go to their village.

Day 15 & 16: Kanha National Park

On both days, take the early morning and evening safaris to Kanha National Park.
The home ground for Kipling’s epic story, The Jungle Book, it’s one of the most famous spots on the golden triangle tour with tiger safari. Kanha is one of India’s largest and most beautiful parks and is rife with wildlife. It is one of the best places to see the Tiger as well as several other species of flora and fauna. Kanha is full of water-bodies, which garner a large bird population – both resident and migratory. It is a stunning landscape with dense foliage opening out onto grassy meadows. Breakfast is served to you in the park, on the bonnet of your jeep!
Return from the morning safari and freshen up. Post a relaxed lunch, proceed for an afternoon safari into the wilderness of Kanha National Park.

Day 17: Kanha – Bandhavgarh National Park (6-hour drive)

After an early morning safari, return to the lodge. Eat an early lunch and checkout, post which you will commence the 06-hour drive to Bandhavgarh National Park. Arrive at Bandhavgarh sometime early evening. Check-in at your Safari Lodge and take the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 18 & 19: Bandhavgarh National Park

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safaris on both days, at Bandhavgarh National Park.
Bandhavgarh is one of the most beautiful parks in Central India and has deep historical roots. The park is named for the fortress that towers over the jungle. Enjoy an adventurous ride through the park and return to your lodge in the late morning.
The park is known for its incredible tiger density and it is unusual not to spot these felines among its thick Sal and Bamboo groves. Bandhavgarh is not only prime tiger terrain but is also a natural habitat for another big cat, the leopard. These elusive creatures are spotted among the thick foliage in the treetops, along with several species of birds – both exotic and native. The park has a healthy population of wild boars, sloth bears, porcupines, foxes, primates and several other animals as well.

Day 20: Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi (136 miles drive + flight)

Wake up early to take the morning safari at Bandhavgarh. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast and check-out. A chauffeur-driven car will be provided for you to drive from Bandhavgarh National Park to Jabalpur Airport. This will be a 220 km drive and will take you about 04 hours on the road.
Board your flight from Jabalpur to New Delhi. Upon arrival at the Domestic Terminal in New Delhi, you will be met by our representative at the Airport. He will help you check-in at the Hotel in Delhi.

Day 21: Fly Back To New Delhi

Post an early breakfast, transfer to the International Terminal of the New Delhi Airport to board your onward flight home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to go for the Golden Triangle tour is between October to March. Since the cities that come under the Golden Triangle face extreme temperatures, you need to decide if you prefer being sun-kissed or enjoy the chill! There’s a lot of walking and sightseeing to be done, so be well equipped to tackle the weather while on your way.
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are the three cities that are collectively known as the Golden Triangle of Indian tourism.
Opting to embark on the Golden Triangle Tour with Tiger Safari India is your best bet, as we offer a customized safari tour experience that covers all three locations and enables you to experience both the urban and natural wonders of the land. Our Golden Triangle Tour package covers 10 locations spanning over a period of 20 nights and 21 days.
Absolutely! The Golden Triangle Tour is India’s most popular and famous tourist route. While on it, you will be taken on a journey across time, experiencing the rich cultural and mythological heritage of the country while also enjoying stays at luxurious hotels. For wildlife enthusiasts, this is a must-visit tour route, as you will embark on a safari that lets you witness beautiful flora and fauna unique to the Indian subcontinent.
As mentioned above, you will witness a plethora of Indian wildlife on this tour, for instance the Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer and the elusive Indian Leopard to name a few.
The average cost for this tour will entirely depend on the kind of accommodation you wish to lodge in, the number of safaris you want to take, the period in which you travel (whether peak summer or winter season), the number of days you wish to customize this itinerary for, number of travel partners, and more. Our tours are customized to fit your needs exactly.
It indeed is. It is one of the best tours for a birder since one gets to experience different landscapes across the Indian Subcontinent. For instance, you will find a lot of terai and Himalayan birds in Corbett while experiencing plenty more while touring the highlands of Central India, namely, Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh.
For some parks, permits are booked 120 days prior to the safari date on an online government portal, while for the others one has to be present in person at the park ticketing queue. Either way, it is best to leave it to an expert who can book you in the right zone for the best sightings. We will be happy to assist you with the same.

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