India's Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore

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Price per person
from £1,315

Price based on
London Heathrow
20th Apr 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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  • 10 days

  • Northern India

  • Active pace

  • Small group tour

Experience the stillness of India’s jungle, the eerie silence of its ghost towns and the stirring clamour of its capitals on this captivating odyssey. Take an Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, watch the sun set on the white marble of the Taj Mahal, eat authentic Indian cuisine throughout and plant a tree in Ranthambore National Park before going on safari to observe Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.

At a glance


  • Delhi Climb aboard a cycle rickshaw and experience the stirring clamour of Old Delhi.
  • Taj Mahal Visit Agra’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Jaipur Wander the peaceful temple gardens and opulent state rooms of the Amber Fort.
  • Ranthambore National Park Search for Bengal tigers on a two-day safari.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Excellent trip, nice mix of city and countryside....

1st January 2018
Trusted Customer

Excellent trip, nice mix of city and countryside.

The holiday was fast paced but thoroughly exciting. The Hotels used...

21st November 2017
Trusted Customer

The holiday was fast paced but thoroughly exciting. The Hotels used were very good and service excellent. The tour director was brilliant and very knowledgeable.

On the whole the tour was very interesting and well...

11th October 2017
Trusted Customer

On the whole the tour was very interesting and well organised. However we thought that there were slightly too many religious monuments to look at that were pretty much the same and required a great deal of travel between them. It would have been nice to knock a couple of these off and visit a developed part of India to have a contrast. A spare hour or two here and there would also have been good to wind down, but there were quite a lot of late arrivals back in the evening and early starts.

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16th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Great hotels, fantastic tour guide,...

25th February 2017
Trusted Customer

Great hotels, fantastic tour guide,

Overview

Experience the stillness of India’s jungle, the eerie silence of its ghost towns and the stirring clamour of its capitals on this captivating odyssey. Take an Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, watch the sun set on the white marble of the Taj Mahal, eat authentic Indian cuisine throughout and plant a tree in Ranthambore National Park before going on safari to observe Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Delhi

Day
2

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. Delhi is a magnetic blend of old and new, boasting a fascinating array of sights, from elegant shops and lively bazaars to impressive forts and mosques that were once the power-base for India's Mughal emperors. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi

Day
3

Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a cycle rickshaw ride. See the splendid 17th century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as Raj Ghat and the majestic three-domed Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of Chandni Chowk; and later, visit the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. This afternoon, enjoy New Delhi's major sights, including the towering Qutub Minar, ancient tomb of the Emperor Humayun; the grand India Gate war memorial; then, a drive past Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi - Agra

Day
4

Today, we travel to Agra and visit Agra Fort, a colossal, redsandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. Visit the famous Taj Mahal at sunset. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Day
5

En route to Jaipur this morning, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. En route, visit Chand Baori, the ancient stepwell in Abhaneri, with 11 levels of zigzagging steps. Later, arrive at Jaipur, Rajasthan's quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur

Day
6

Today we start the day with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the 'Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan'. This fortress-palace has a sombre exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Explore the Anokhi Museum and the City Palace Museum, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons and costumes, then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. NOTE: Museum visit subject to opening times.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park

Day
7

Drive to Ranthambore National Park, home to its famous tigers and the only place in Rajasthan where these impressive creatures can be seen in the wild. It is said that Ranthambore provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Plant a tree in the National Park and enjoy your first jungle safari this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore

Day
8

Bring your wildlife watching eyes and spot tell-tale tiger stripes today on your two jungle safaris. Also, look out for leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears, and Indian wild boar.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore - Delhi (by Train)

Day
9

In the morning, transfer to the Railway Station for the train journey to Delhi. Travel on the train in tourist class. On arrival transfer to the hotel in Gurgaon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi - UK

Day
10

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Delhi: Picadilly or Radisson Blu;
  • Agra: Jaypee Palace or Radisson;
  • Jaipur: Holiday Inn City Centre;
  • Ranthambore: Ranthambore Regency;
  • Gurgaon/Delhi: Country Inn & Suites.

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