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Hilltops, Temples and Tigers of India Safari

Visit fascinating historic and cultural sites as well as the wildlife haven of Ranthambore National Park on this varied safari to northern India. Explore the characterful towns of Amritsar and Shimla before discovering the unique wildlife of the region, including tigers, leopards and more.

Duration 11 days
Price From $4,352
When Sept - Apr
Destination India

Safari Overview

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of north India on this diverse safari. Visit the ornately decorated Golden Temple of Amritsar, wander the colourful streets of the hillside town of Shimla, and search for wildlife in the dry forests of Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore is renowned for being one of the best places to see the elusive Bengal tiger in the wild, and is also home to leopards, sloth bears, langur monkeys and a wide variety of bird species.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Visit the holy waters of the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
  • Discover the picturesque hillside town of Shimla.
  • Track the majestic Bengal tiger in the forests of Ranthambore National Park.
  • Witness the grandeur of the ceremonial ‘lowering of the flags’ ceremony along the Wagah border.

Combine unique cultural experiences with incredible wildlife encounters, luxurious accommodations and exotic cuisine. 

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Delhi - Amritsar

After arriving in Delhi, you will be met by a local representative who will transfer you to your onward flight to Amritsar. Upon arrival in Amritsar, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will have some time to relax following your flight. In the evening you will be taken to visit the Wagah border for the daily 'lowering of the flags' ceremony, a grand coordinated display by Indian and Pakistani security forces which has taken place every evening since 1959.

Day 2

Amritsar

This morning you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Amritsar. Amritsar is an important religious pilgrimage centre for Sikhs, who travel to the Golden Temple to take a dip in the holy water pool. You will also pay a visit to the temple's community kitchen, where at least 80,000 people are fed every day, and to Jallianwala Bagh, the site of a memorial to commemorate the victims of the infamous massacre in 1919. In the evening, travel back to the Golden Temple to participate in the Palki Sahib ceremony, where the Guru Granth Sahib holy book is carried in a procession and 'put to bed'. The temple at night is quite a sight to behold, as it is fully illuminated and the lights reflect off the waters of the holy pool.

Day 3

Amritsar - Ambala - Shimla

Early this morning you will be escorted to the railway station to board your train to Ambala, where upon arrival you will be met and driven to Shimla (approximately 4.5 hours). Check in to your hotel and relax ready for your adventures ahead.

Overnight: Oberoi Wildflower Hall B

Days 4-5

Shimla

You will have two days to explore the picturesque town of Shimla, sprawled along a crescent-shaped ridge at an altitude of over 2100m. Head out on a scenic train journey through the hills to the town of Kandaghat, and explore the famous main street of Shimla, The Mall, lined with stately colonial houses. The narrow streets which fall steeply down the hillside are full of character and worth exploring, making their way to colourful local bazaars.

Overnight: Oberoi Wildflower Hall B

Day 6

Shimla - Chandigarh - Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Chandigarh airport (approximately 4.5 hours) for your short flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7

Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore

This morning you will transferred to the airport for your flight to Jaipur, where upon arrival you will be met and driven to Ranthambore National Park (approximately 4 hours). Ranthambore is one of the largest and most renowned national parks in India, and is considered one of the best places to see Bengal tigers in the wild.

Overnight: Sher Bagh Camp B, L, D

Days 8-9

Ranthambore National Park

Spend the next few days exploring Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy game drives in the park in the morning and afternoon, looking out for resident wildlife including sloth bears, leopards, Sambar deer, langur monkeys and, of course, the majestic Bengal tiger. The park also offers some stunning landscapes, with lakes, forests and rocky outcrops, and the ruins of the 10th century Ranthambore Fort.

Overnight: Sher Bagh Camp B, L, D

Day 10

Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi

After heading out on your final game drive in the park, you will be driven to Jaipur airport (approximately 4 hours) for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 11

Depart Delhi

Today you will bid farewell to India as you are transferred to the airport in time for your international flight home.

Trip Details

Trip information

This is a tailor-made safari which can be specifically personalised to your specific desires for your journey. Accommodation has been chosen to ensure that you get to true experience of Indian life and the incredible flora and fauna which exist here.

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