The Golden Triangle self drive safari with wildlife is a complete journey to some of the most prominent tourist attractions of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. These three are among the most-visited destinations in India by domestic as well as international tourists. And, this is where this incredible tour will take you to. Start this venture by driving from Delhi to Jaipur on National Highway 8. When in Jaipur, visit City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. The trip also takes you to the fortresses of Amber and Jaigarh. A perfect opportunity to familiarise with the culture of Rajasthan comes when you visit Chokhi Dhani.
In Ranthambore National Park, observe tigers wandering fearlessly in their natural habitat. It is a completely different experience from watching these majestic creatures in cages. From here, this Golden Triangle self drive safari with wildlife tour transports you to Agra to explore its astonishing historical monuments, including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. While travelling back to Delhi, enjoy a smooth and exciting drive on the 165-km long Yamuna Expressway.
Day 01: Delhi to Jaipur (280 km/approx. 5 hours)
The Golden Triangle self drive safari with wildlife experience begins in Delhi, from where you move to Jaipur on National Highway 8. On reaching Jaipur, transfer to the hotel and check-in. After enjoying lunch, start a guided tour of some of the most prominent tourist attractions of the Pink City. The excursion first takes you to the royal City Palace. More like a complex than a building, it comprises Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and several courtyards and gardens.
The next destination for you is the fascinating Hawa Mahal. Besides marvelling at the amazing architecture of the monument, also see miniature paintings and some relics at the on-site museum. Afterwards, move to Jantar Mantar to gaze at one of the largest sundials in the world. The Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II; the others being in Delhi, Ujjain, Mathura and Varanasi.
From here, move to the local market for some souvenir shopping. The state and the city are known for their exquisite jewellery and handicrafts. Spend the evening enjoying a programme of folk dance and music. Thereafter, return to the hotel for a rejuvenating sleep.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Jaipur
Early morning, climb on the back of an elephant and ride to Amber Fort. The gigantic building-complex, sitting on top of a mountain above Maota Lake, makes for an exceptionally alluring sight. Stop touring for lunch, and afterwards travel to Jaigarh Fort. Also known as Victory Fort, this military structure was built to protect Amber Fort, and it features one of the largest cannons ever forged. Then, move to Chokhi Dhani to experience the hospitality and culture of Rajasthan. After this, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 03: Jaipur to Ranthambore (167 km/approx. 3.5 hours) | Evening Safari
Get ready to enjoy the naturalistic part of this Golden Triangle self drive safari with wildlife tour. After check-out, drive to Ranthambore National Park – the most renowned protected territory of Rajasthan. Ranthambore is spread over an area of approximately 392 sq km. Reach here by noon, and after checking-in at the hotel, enjoy an evening wildlife safari. This national park is perhaps one of the best sites in India to get a glimpse of a tiger in its natural habitat. With so many species of avifauna found in the area, it has also become a travel hotspot for birdwatchers. Spend the evening around a bonfire, and afterwards return to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing sleep.
Day 04: Morning Safari | Optional Evening Safari
Take a morning safari to get up-close with tigers. It is also a great opportunity to see and learn about the diverse flora of the region. Post lunch, trek to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area. An optional evening safari can be organised to make sure that your experience in is wonderful national park becomes complete. Later, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Ranthambore to Agra (240 km/approx. 5 hours)
In the morning, leave Ranthambore National Park, and start driving towards the city of Agra. Arrive here by noon, and thereafter check-in at the hotel. After a scrumptious lunch, embark on a guided tour of the local markets, and then return to the hotel for dinner. After dinner, enjoy an overnight stay in your rooms.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Agra
This morning, head to the marvellous Taj Mahal, accompanied by an expert guide. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, it features a shimmering white marble structure and intricate calligraphy. Also, explore Agra Fort and some other historical monuments near it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 16th-century Agra Fort has numerous interesting buildings and structures like Delhi Gate, Amar Singh Gate, Hathi Po, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and Moti Masjid. After the sightseeing tour, head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Agra to Delhi (240 km/4 hours)
Complete the Golden Triangle trip with a drive back to Delhi. The journey in itself is like a dream come true for the driving enthusiast inside you as you travel on the 165-km long, 6-lane Yamuna Expressway. The tour ends as you reach Delhi, whereupon you are free to travel to your next destination.
Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days
Places Covered: Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra
Best Time to go: October to March
NOTE: Fully tanked up vehicle will be handed over at the start of the trip and guests are expected to return fully tanked up vehicle only.
Mentioned Price is for Ford Figo. However other vehicles like Nissan Sunny, Ford Eco Sport, Innova, Scorpio, Scorpio 4WD, Fortuner 4WD, BMW 5 Series, and Mercedes are also available. Price on request.
1. In the case of an unforeseen incident where the car meets with an accident for any reason what so ever i.e. either due to the fault of the guest or any other third person, all the payment to be made over and above the insurance claim, shall be the sole responsibility of the driver.
2. It should be agreed upon by the driver that in case the vehicle is stolen, then any amount which is payable over and above the insurance claim will be payable by the Guest. And it shall not be the responsibility of Adventure Nation to pay any sum of amount or any shortfall amount to the bank or the financial institution.