Biotrek has chosen some of the most luxurious hotels for our adventure in India. In Jaipur, we stay in a stunning 5-star heritage hotel that gives you a taste of the best of Rajasthani heritage and culture. Our hotel in Ranthambhore offers up a tranquil wilderness retreat after a day spent searching for Tigers in India’s Ranthambore National Park. Our accommodations in Agra are sprawled over 93077 sq. m of Mughal-style gardens, with the characteristic use of water channels, fruit trees, flowers and shaded walkways, the resort is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. In close proximity to the Taj Mahal, this luxury resort offers opulent rooms and suites, a resplendent spa, and signature cuisine offerings.
Experience the Incredible Variety of India on Biotrek’s Small Group Tour and Jungle Safari
Biotrek explores one of the world’s most exotic locations, the fabled country of India. We experience the sights, sounds, tastes and feel of India as few have. Travel in comfort and stay in first-class accommodations, while learning first-hand about the people and their rich culture. Visits are arranged to such memorable locations as the Taj Mahal at sunrise, the Amber Fort and City Palace in Jaipur, the President’s House and the Qutab Minar in Delhi, and other impressive sights like the Old Delhi Spice Market and the Red Fort. Our custom tour also includes Jungle Safaris in breathtaking Ranthambhore National Park. India is a delightful and surprising destination, that will cause you to see the world with fresh eyes, knowing you've experienced something unparalleled elsewhere.
- Taj Mahal – Built in white marble by a grief stricken Emperor Shah Jehan, the Taj Mahal was a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took twenty-two years to build. The finest of skilled artisans inlaid the white marble edifice with precious stones and carved lacy stone screens around the cenotaphs of the emperor and his beloved wife.
- Red Fort – Perhaps the most moving view of the Taj Mahal is from a little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort. It was here that Shah Jehan spent his last days in imprisonment, gazing at the tomb of his wife.
- Ride an elephant to the top of the Amber Fort. The palaces and courtyards of the fort ascend in successive levels up the hill.
- The Sheesh Mahal, or pavilion of mirrors, the finest of its kind, is studded with small mirrors.
- Jantar Mantra: An observatory of immense brick and mortar instruments of astonishing accuracy.
- Hawa Mahal: Tall and pink, faced with delicate pierced stone screens, is not really a palace. The queens of Jaipur and royal ladies once used this decorative façade to watch, unobserved, the festive procession winding through the streets of their city.
- City Palace: A blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, this palace museum contains all the paraphernalia of Jaipur’s princely past.
- Tour of Old Delhi including Spice Market.
- President’s House in New Delhi designed by Edwin Luyten to be the the focal point of New Delhi during British rule.
- Humayun's Tomb: Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor is buried in this tomb, the first great example of Mughal Garden tomb, and inspiration to the incomparable wonder of the world the Taj Mahal
- The Qutab Minar towers over this historic area where Qutabuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Delhi Sultanat in 1193 and is one of the oldest monuments in Delhi.
- Jungle Safari in Ranthambhore National Park. Ranthambhore is an outstanding example of Project Tiger's efforts at tiger conservation in India. Other permanent residents of the park include marsh crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, sloth bear, sambar deer, wild boar, and antelope. The bird population includes black storks, quail, crested serpent eagles, kingfisher and wild peacocks.
This video about the Holi Festival comes from one of our magnificent local guides. It’s a fantastic time to go to India.