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India's Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore

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Price per person
from £1,458

Price based on
London Gatwick
22nd Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • India

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Discover the glittering royal past of India’s Golden Triangle on this exciting and diverse tour. You’ll begin and finish your holiday in Delhi, with overnight stays in Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore National Park.

You’ll experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset, when the setting sun bathes it in glorious yellow and gold. Explore the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and soak up the beauty of its sandstone palaces and courtyards, filled with intricately crafted carvings, tiles and decorations.

As well as India’s rich culture and history, you’ll have the chance to explore its mighty wildlife, too. Step inside The Jungle Book on a once-in-a-lifetime safari trip to Ranthambore National Park, home to the famous Bengal tiger. With three game drives in an open-air four-wheel-drive vehicle, you’ll have a good chance of seeing these elusive creatures, along with crocodiles, deer, black sloth bears and langur monkeys.

Other key moments include a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and a visit to the legendary Amber Fort in Jaipur. Spectacular architecture, rich culture and storybook nature: this diverse tour has it all.

At a glance

Delhi Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, and Qutub Minar; cycle rickshaw; walk through Chandni Chowk

Agra Visit Taj Mahal at sunset; visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

Bharatpur - Ranthambore National Park Travel by train

Ranthambore National Park Two game drives

Jaipur Visit Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and City Palace Museum

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Kathmandu tour extension

  • 7 days: Goa stay

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • 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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

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For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

Customer Reviews

Because as in previous years, the quality and service of...

19th November 2018
Mr Paul Chelton

Because as in previous years, the quality and service of Tour guides and hotels and locations was first class.

Incredible value for money... We visited all the highlights promised...

16th April 2018
Trusted Customer

Incredible value for money... We visited all the highlights promised to us- breathtaking structures in fascinating locations. The extras, like the cycle rickshaw in Old Delhi, the first sighting if the Taj Mahal from the balcony of Agra Fort, the jeep ride to the top of the Amber Fort, the planting of trees in a children’s school in Ranthambore, not to mention the sighting of tigers and other wildlife in the National Park made the holiday one to remember. We enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers and appreciated the efforts of our tour guide. Tgere were a few issues with our hotels along the way, but nothing to spoil our first experience of this incredible country.

The guide, hotels, service and experiences were first class. As...

7th April 2018
Mrs Janice Al-Nasser

The guide, hotels, service and experiences were first class. As already mentioned, the only blight on the whole holiday was the choice of airline. Others in our party had travelled with British Airways so did not experience the same problems.

It was so much better than expected- just wish we...

7th February 2018
Trusted Customer

It was so much better than expected- just wish we had taken more warm clothes for the chilly mornings

Great holiday with a good tour director. Hotels of a...

7th February 2018
Mrs Susan Whittaker

Great holiday with a good tour director. Hotels of a good standard apart from the Piccadily in Delhi its in need of an update and could be cleaner.

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

Discover the glittering royal past of India’s Golden Triangle on this exciting and diverse tour. You’ll begin and finish your holiday in Delhi, with overnight stays in Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore National Park.

You’ll experience the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset, when the setting sun bathes it in glorious yellow and gold. Explore the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and soak up the beauty of its sandstone palaces and courtyards, filled with intricately crafted carvings, tiles and decorations.

As well as India’s rich culture and history, you’ll have the chance to explore its mighty wildlife, too. Step inside The Jungle Book on a once-in-a-lifetime safari trip to Ranthambore National Park, home to the famous Bengal tiger. With three game drives in an open-air four-wheel-drive vehicle, you’ll have a good chance of seeing these elusive creatures, along with crocodiles, deer, black sloth bears and langur monkeys.

Other key moments include a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and a visit to the legendary Amber Fort in Jaipur. Spectacular architecture, rich culture and storybook nature: this diverse tour has it all.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Delhi

Day
2

On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

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. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

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

Delhi - Agra

Day
4

Today, we travel to Agra and visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red-sandstone 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

Agra Fatehpur Sikri - Rathambore National Park

Day
5

Today, 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. After lunch, board a TRAIN for Ranthambore National Park, home to its famous tigers and the only place in Rajasthan where these impressive creatures can be seen in the wild. The area is said to have been the first setting and an inspiration of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore

Day
6

Keep a watchful eye to spot telltale tiger stripes during two jungle SAFARIS today. Also, look out for leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears, and Indian wild boar.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore - Jaipur

Day
7

Rise early this morning for one last SAFARI in this magical land. 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

Jaipur

Day
8

Today, we start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber 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
  • Dinner

Jaipur - Delhi

Day
9

Depart early this morning for your train to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel in Gurgaon on arrival.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi

Day
10

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Delhi – Kathmandu, Nepal

Today, fly to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kathmandu

Sightseeing today starts with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kathmandu

Today, your tour takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city’s centre of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Kathmandu

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Delhi - Goa

After breakfast today, fly to Goa.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Goa

Spend time at your leisure relaxing and enjoying your beautiful resort in Goa. Explore the streets of the capital, Panaji, and the Temples of Ponda; visit colonial churches; and stroll the local markets to see a variety of spices and silks.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Goa

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

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.

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Delhi - Jaypee Siddharth Hotel

With elegant interiors and modern comforts, Jaypee Siddharth Hotel comes across as a delight for first-time visitors and regular customers. Housing a 24-hours resto cafe, extensive conference and banquet spaces, the hotel enhances every aspect of your visit, taking care of each guest personally. Nestled at a prime location, this deluxe hotel attracts innumerable national as well as foreign visitors every year.

  • Location

    3, Pusa Rd, Rajendra Place, New Delhi, India

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Agra - Hotel Clarks Shiraz

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a massage parlour and a spa and wellness centre, Hotel Clarks Shiraz is located in Agra. It is 0.9 miles from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Complimentary WiFi is available for one hour per day.

  • Location

    54, Taj Road, Agra,India

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Ranthambore - Abhyaran Hotel by 1589 Hotels

Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre, Abhyaran Ranthambore by 1589 is set in Sawāi Mādhopur. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. All rooms have a balcony, a private bathroom and seating area.

  • Location

    Ranwal, Ranthambore Road Khawa Village, Sawāi Mādhopur, India

Jaipur - Indana Palace Jaipur

Indana provides you with every modern comfort and luxury that a discerning world traveller expects in this day and age.

Plush accommodation, varied dining experiences and pampering leisure amenities namely Swimming Pool, Health Club and Spa which comes together to provide a luxurious home away from home.

Our goal is to provide you with the very best hospitality in the Pink City - Jaipur.

  • Location

    Kukas, Jaipur Delhi highway, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Delhi - Ibis New Delhi Aerocity

Staying at ibis New Delhi Aerocity Hotel means easy access to New Delhi, a dynamic, exciting city that is constantly evolving! The city's rich heritage, cosmopolitan aura and diverse culture creates a fusion that's sure to mesmerise you. The hotel offers rooms with extra benefits, free Wi-Fi access, Hub bar and delicious food at Spice It restaurant.

  • Location

    ibis New Delhi Aerocity, IGI Airport, New Delhi, India

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

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