Diane's ....India Food & Tiger Adventure | from $3,999.00 CAD per person (based on dbl)

Main destination India · About Adventure

Diane's ....India Food & Tiger Adventure | from $3,999.00 CAD per person (based on dbl)

Main destination India · About Adventure

SQUARE 1 TRAVEL is pleased to offer a hosted journey to INDIA

This premium tour visits all the cultural gems of India's Golden Triangle. Enjoy learning and tasting regional dishes, from authentic thali lunch at a family restaurant, to having a go cooking your own curries. We will visit the magnificent TAJ MAHAL at sunrise , the Amber Fort , the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Then make 2 game drives into the Ranthambore forest for the chance to see the tigers.

Included: Nov.3 - 15 /2016

: Airfare Vancouver to Delhi return plus trains

: 1 nite pre-tour Hotel in Delhi with transfers

: 9 Day India Food & Tiger Adventure { complete itinerary available}

:1 nite post-tour Hotel in Jaipur

: Jaipur Shopping Markets tour

: Local Tour Guide & Tour Host from Canada

$3999.00 per person based on dbl taxes included

Small Group Tour Call Diane today 250 334-0355 diane@square1travel.com

Nov.5 Day 1.

We arrived safely into delhi on board air canada's new 789 dreamliner. Flying over from comox we met the pilot of our flight to Delhi. What a small world. The flight was jam packed so sadly not an empty seat to stretch out in. The plane is very smooth and quiet so the journey was very enjoyable. Upon arrival in delhi it was after midnight hot and smoggy. We met our Exodus rep and were transferred to the jaypee intercontinental hotel in delhi. Very lovely hotel and the coffee is to die for. We had the first day free so took a tuk tuk ride into a market and spent the afternoon .what an experience it was ....yikes driving on the roads of delhi is an experience to say the least but quite an fun time. The market was terrific..alot of crafts from all over India Purchased quite a few silk scarfs and purses...Off to have our first group dinner to tonight.Old delhi walking tour tommorrow..until then.

Day 2

We began our day with a visit to Delhi's Red fort and the park where Ghandi was cremated.He is a very important figure in Indian culture and people come to pay respects on a daily basis. We continued onto to Old Delhi and ......well all I can say is you have to have your wits about you. My goodness what a chaotic time it was walking the streets.Our guide Gag from Exodus is just wonderful.He made sure we survived the ordeal keeping us all together.We traveled along numerous streets filled with market sellers,tuk tuk,bikes,motorcycles,vans and cars..difficult at times for sure.Once we made it thru to the Spice Market we had a nice visit to a local shop and purchased numerous curries and teas.We visited a Sikk Temple which was very interesting and were invited to stay for a meal.DInner tonight was at a local home where we enjoyed a homemade meal of tradional Indian cuisine. Early to bed tonight as we have a 5 am departure to Agra. Looking forward to a new destination.

Day 3

We had an early start today at 5am to reach the train station for the 6 am train to Agra. What an experience that was.Our guide had porters take our luggage and said dont take your eyes off you luggage. So we began walking behind our luggage until the porters began increasing their speed as they saw the train approaching. Well our leisure walk became a full run jumping on the train just in time...The train journey was 2 hrs to agra and quite pleasant indeed. We. Checked into the Fern plaza in Agra ..a locally owned nice little hotel close to the Taj Mahal. The evening we enjoyed a homestay dinner from a retired colonel and his lovely wife rita. Lots of siteseeing with a great group ...Scotish.Australian and the 3 of us from .Canada,Off to sleep as it has been a very long day...

Climbing the GREAT WALL

Day 4

Had a great sleep finally adjusting to the time change. The locals are so very friendly and greet us warmly . We are asked to pose for Alot of pictures which is said to be prestige to be photographed with a westerner. We decided to visit the Taj Mahal mid morning due to the weather conditions and what a great decision as it was clear and simply SPECTACULAR!!To see this beautiful place in person has been a dream of mine .The Taj Mahal took 22 years and 20,000 men to build. Made of marble one can only imagine the work involved.The grounds are beautifully kept and the Taj Mahal is cared for on a daily basis.We all took alot of pictures that will keep our memories with us forever. After the Taj Mahal we headed off to Karuli a 3 hr drive from Agra passing thru small towns and villages ...streets alined with little shops, cows,pigs and saw my first camel which was great. Our stay tonight was at the Bwanhar Vilas Palace ..they most amazing place i have stayed in.It is a heritage house which comprises of 44 rooms, some may have a huge bedroom and bath, others like mine had a diningroom, sitting room,bedroom,powder room....just gorgeous.we had padlocks to get into the. Bedroom. The royal family still lives in a wing of the palace and if your lucky may see them during your stay. Another wonderful day has ended...

Day 5

Karuli to Ranthamore.....Leaving our beautiful palace today. The morning we took rickshaws into town to visit the city palace ..this was alot of fun driving thru the narrow winding streets of the village..not as crazy as old delhi for sure. The city palace was once home to the royal family and is now a heritage site.If this place were to be restored it would be manificent. We had a guide with us carrying a stick as the palace is home to red monkeys which can be very aggressive...luckily we didnt see any.We headed back for lunch and then began the 3 hr journey to Ranthamore where we will spend 2 nts. Our Exodus guide Gaj is so awesome and takes such good care of us all. He planned a quick stop at a local school so we could give out candies and school supplies to the students. What a rewarding experience that was seeing the smiles of the kids.....so happy visitors came for a visit. They loved having their picture taken...and Gaj said if we send him the pictures he will drop them off when he passes thru next time.Stopped off at a local school as a few of us had candies and school supplies to give to the children. We were greeted by adorable kids so happy we made a visit to see them.

Day 6

Ranthamore National Park....we arrived at the Pugmark Resort around dinnertimeand settled into cute little cottages scattered throughout a lovely resort.Felt like we could have been in Africa....so peaceful and relaxing and just. minutes from the park gates....Our first game drive was at 7 am and we were so very excited for the chance to see the tiger.The park is 300sq kms and is home to approx 35 tigers. Several types of deer, Birds, crocodiles and the cutest monkeys. We traveled up and down several roads in the canters for about 3hrs seeing everything except the tiger. Back to the resort for lunch and a little relax time by the pool awaiting the afternoon game drive.Around 3pm we headed out again . We had been driving just 10. mins when around a bend in the road there was movement in the bushes. We kept completely quiet and the most amazing Tiger appeared from the bushes and walked RIGHT past our vehicle.He was so close we could have reached over to touch him...He the strolled off down the road and disappeared into the bushes.Such an amazing experience I will never forget...

Day 7 & 8

Jaipur....We arrived at the Fern Hotel Jaipur late this afternoon after a 4hr drive. The prime minister last night has recalled all 500 and 1000 ruppee notes as the government is trying to flush out the black money. As tourists this did pose a difficulty as we have to find banks to exchange the big bills into 100 notes. Our poor guide was quite stressed as he had alot of tickets to purchase with bills. The lineups at the banks stretched for blocks as the locals were rushing to change their money. A few of us did manage to change the notes and a local restaurant also accepted the big bills. The evening we went to the most beautiful. Movie theatre to watch a BOLLYWOOD movie. It was entertaining similar to a James Bond but with alot more violence. As i am adjusting to the time change I have had wonderful sleeps at last.Next morning we toured the city of Jaipur the capital. The Pink Palace was painted pink when the Prince of Wales visited and it represents " friendship"...Then it was onto the Amber Fort which spreads for 12kms around the cityElephants take visitors up the steep walkway,,, however we did not partake as Exodus does not support unethical treatment of these animals. They were nice to see but sad at the same time realizing theirs lives are not very happy.Our meals have been excellent trying all sorts of different dishes mainly curries though.Another exhausting fun filled day to end our journey with Exodus.To morrow Paulette, Caroline and I will be spending the day shopping At the local markets..Until tommorrow....

Day 9 Jaipur Shopping Markets Tour
Day 10 Flights Back to Canada

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