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Tigers & the Taj Mahal 14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS FROM $1,875 Get a Quote

Tigers & the Taj Mahal

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS FROM $1,875
Get a Quote

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON YOUR INDIA TOUR

Bains Travel is proud to be your India Tour Specialists since 1951!  Book a Tigers & the Taj Mahal tour with us or any other India Tour and we can help with your flights, transfers, insurance, and anything else you may need to make your India Tour the trip of a lifetime.

Our India Tour specialists are available for in-person discussions in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, and Mississauga (serving the Toronto area).  Or, just pick up the phone from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada and one of our India Tour Specialists will customize any India Tour package just for you!  Interested in putting a group together? No problem, we are your one-stop-shop for everything in India!

All of our India tours include a chauffeur-driven vehicle, superior accommodation, some meals,  and a local guide. We offer 3, 4 and 5-star accommodation and compact, luxury and SUV vehicles. All tours can be customized to your specific preferences. Please call for pricing and availability.

EXPERIENCE WILDLIFE

India’s unique jungles offer a wildlife experience like no other.  An early morning safari in the heart of India with abundant birdlife, deer, wild boar, gaur and the opportunity of a chance encounter with a tiger or leopard is a truly magical experience.  From the majestic tiger to the majesty of the Taj Mahal, the tour then culminates in days of the Raj splendour in the historic yet vibrant city of Delhi.

Tiger on an India Tour
Giraffe on a India Tour

DAY 1 - ARRIVE MUMBAI

Upon arrival at Mumbai International Airport, you will be met by our representative and be assisted with the check-in at the hotel.

Overnight is at the hotel.

DAY 2 - IN MUMBAI

Visit Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principal landmark.  This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to Mumbai in 1911.  Drive past Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’. Visit Jain Temple and Hanging Gardens, which offers a splendid view of the city, Chowpatty, Kamala Nehru Park and also visit Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai.  Drive past Haji Ali Mosque, a shrine in honour of a Muslim Saint on an island 500 m. out at sea and is linked by a causeway to the mainland.  Stop at the ‘Dhobi Ghat’ where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry.  It’s a fascinating spectacle, looking down on row upon row of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone, while Bombay’s dhobis relentlessly pound the dirt from the city’s garments in a timeless tradition.

Overnight is at the hotel.

Mumbai Temple on an India Tour
Victoria Station in Mumbai (Bombay) on an India Tour

DAY 3 - TO PENCH

Early morning, proceed to the airport to board a flight for Nagpur.  You will be met on arrival and transferred by private car to Pench.  On arrival, you will be assisted for the check-in at the resort.

Overnight is at the hotel.

Hot and Spicy South India Food on an India Tour
School Kids on a Rickshaw on an India Tour

DAY 04 - IN PENCH

Enjoy morning and evening Jeep Safaris into the Park to explore the wilderness of the Jungle and spot the animals in the natural habitat, with an opportunity to spot the majestic tiger atop an elephant (subject to tiger sighting).

View the varied flora and fauna as the jeeps take you into the interiors of the jungle.

DAY 5 - TO KANHA

Transfer by road to Kanha National Park.

Overnight is at the hotel.

Leopard at Kanha National Park on an India Tour
Monkey at Kanha National Park on an India Tour

DAY 6 - IN KANHA

Explorations inside the reserve will take the form of an early morning and afternoon jeep to view the wildlife in its natural habitat. Observe the varied exotic species of flora and fauna along with an opportunity to spot the majestic tiger.

Overnight is at the hotel.

DAY 7 - TO BANDHAVGARH

After a leisurely morning, transfer by road to Bandhavgarh.

Overnight is at the hotel.

Elephant at National Park on an India Tour
Sunset at National Park on an India Tour

DAY 8 - IN BANDHAVGARH

Watch the wide varieties of herbivores and their predators in their natural habitat through jeep safaris in the morning and evenings.

Also, visit the impressive ruins of the Bandhavgarh Fort that dates back to almost 2000 years.

DAY 9 - TO PANNA

After breakfast private road transfer to Panna (about 06 hours drive).  On arrival, you will be met by our representative and be assisted for check-in at the hotel.

Overnight is at the hotel.

Group of Monkey at National Park on an India Tour
River in Panna on an India Tour

DAY 10 - IN PANNA

Early morning enjoy yet another experience of exploring the wilderness of the Indian jungle and spot the animals in the natural habitat.

Afternoon proceed for an excursion to Khajuraho (UNESCO World Heritage site), a fascinating town with a quaint rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage showcased in its mesmerizing temples where life,  in every form and mood,  has been captured in stone,  testifying to the craftsman’s artistry and extraordinary vision of the Chandela  Rajputs.  These temples are honoured by the world as India’s unique contribution to human civilization and are indeed an “epic” in the world of expressive art. Explore the fascinating Western and Eastern group of temples complex.

Statue of Ganesha in Khajuraho on a India Tour
Palace in Khajuraho on a India Tour

DAY 11 - PANNA-JHANSI-AGRA

Late morning private road transfer to Jhansi railway station (about 6-hour drive) en-route visiting Orcha.

On arrival, you will be assisted to board Shatabdi Express (1740-2020 hrs) for Agra.  On arrival, you will be met by our representative and be assisted for check-in at the hotel.

Overnight is at the hotel.

DAY 12 - IN AGRA

Begin your day with a rendezvous with the Taj. Take a ride on a horse-driven carriage up to the monument of love-Taj Mahal, to enjoy its spectacular view at sunrise when the golden rays of the sun reflect over its opaque white dome. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in

1560, in loving memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.

Upon return back to the hotel, have breakfast at the hotel.

Late morning continue with the sightseeing, visiting Agra Fort and several of its palaces, which is built by the four generations of the Mughal dynasty.

Taj Mahal at Night in Agra on a India Tour
Taj Mahal in Agra on a India Tour

DAY 13 - TO DELHI

After breakfast, proceed for a private road transfer to Delhi. On arrival, you will be assisted with the check-in at the hotel.

After lunch, proceed for a visit of New Delhi covering The Qutub Minar, one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India, Humayun’s Tomb the first garden-tomb in the  Indian subcontinent and the inspiration for several monuments including the Taj Mahal. Also, drive around India Gate and other stately buildings to witness the colonial grandeur of Delhi.

Vishwanath Temple in Khajuraho on a India Tour
Palace in New Delhi on a India Tour

DAY 14 - IN DELHI

After breakfast, continue your tryst with Delhi with a visit to Old Delhi. Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, through the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars laced by a maze of narrow lanes and feel your senses come alive as you come across the many wonders that the amazing walled city has to offer. Visit the Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi and the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.

Later visit The Raj Ghat, the black marble memorial to the Father of the Nation- Mahatma Gandhi marking the spot of his cremation after his assassination in 1948.

Evening at leisure for shopping.

DAY 15 - DEPART DELHI

You will be assisted at the International Airport to connect to your flight for home.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON YOUR INDIA TOUR

*Prices are based on twin sharing & include daily breakfast at the hotels, services of an English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary, 02 bottles per person per day of mineral water, all prevailing taxes ie// luxury tax in all hotels and expenditure tax wherever applicable, all transfers to or from hotels, city tours, excursions, drives by air-conditioned car, mandatory Government Service Tax as applicable, interstate road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ON YOUR INDIA TOUR

*Prices do not include any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary, airfare for guest, Wi-Fi charges at the hotels, (Wi-Fi is always chargeable at the hotels), monument fee $110 to $180 depending upon the tour, portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature, any item not specified under cost includes.