‘must-see-now’ North India
North India - the Taj Mahal and the Tigers of Rajasthan
The majestic Taj Mahal welcomes approximately 3 million visitors a year. Unfortunately, the foot traffic is eroding the structure and some preservations groups are pushing for the landmark to be closed to the public.
Another big change is the possibility that the tigers of Rajasthan could become extinct in our lifetime. In 1900 over 100,000 tigers lived in India. The natural habitats of these amazing creatures have been reduced by 93% and now as few as 3,200 tigers remain in Rajasthan. Travel soon to get a rare glimpse of them in the wild.
Visit North India the Rickshaw Way:
The Taj Mahal is best viewed at sunrise or sunset. Rickshaw Travel’s ‘Sunrise at the Taj Mahal’ bite-size trip encompasses a number of World Heritage Sites that all rank amongst the most amazing places on Earth.
Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal can all be appreciated on this rare journey between Jaipur to Agra. Guests will visit the mystical monkey temple of Galta, watch huge flocks of birds fly across the Bharatpur wetlands, explore the abandoned ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and visit the magnificent Taj Mahal.
The North India trip costs from £145 per person and includes 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast, private transport and a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra fort.
There is an opportunity to combine the trip with the ‘Tigers and Turrets’ experience. Ranthambore National Park is one of the few places in the world to see tigers in the wild. In 2012 the Indian Supreme Court ruled that no new tourist attractions could be created in the tiger areas, and only 20% of the tiger habitats can be open to visitors. ‘Tigers and Turrets’ costs from £225 per person and includes 2 night’s accommodation in a luxury tent, with breakfast and two game-drives.
Rickshaw Travel is a tour operator with a twist, taking travellers off the beaten path like no one else can.