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Your private tour of India combines the wildlife of Kipling’s literature with the splendour of India’s opulent past. Starting in Delhi, you’ll enjoy the sights and a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. Then you’ll travel to Agra, home of the majestic Taj Mahal, which is a must-see on any travel wish list. The final point on India’s Golden Triangle is Jaipur, where the spectacular Amber Fort awaits, with time to wander around the colourful local bazaars. Your journey concludes in Ranthambore, with a safari drive through the National Park which is home to tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and Indian wild boar. See all of the famous sights of India with this colourful tour.
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.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
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.
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On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a cycle rickshaw ride. Drive past Red Fort, visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid mosque and experience a walk in the alleys of Chandni Chowk. Also included is a visit to the ancient stepwell Agrasen ki Baoli, the step well of Agrasen ki Baoli has 103 steps with a series of carved chambers and passages. Also see Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House & Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Leave Delhi for Agra and later visit Agra Fort and the unforgettable Taj Mahal at sunset. Also witness the intricate art of the 350 year old of Pietre Dura or marble inlay work.
En-route to Agra stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned ghost town. Wander around the elegant courtyards, sandstone palaces and victory gate of this eerie city. En route visit the ancient step wells in Abhaneri. Arrive later in Jaipur, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Today, visit the stunning Amber Fort. Also known as 'Sleeping beauty of Rajasthan'. This legendary fortress palace hides a rich and elaborate interior. Also see the Anokhi Museum of Hand block printing, City Palace museum followed by time at the local bazaars. Enjoy a visit to taste the local confectionery at a heritage sweetshop.
NOTE: Museum subject to opening times.
Your tiger adventure starts today as you drive to Ranthambore National Park. Fringed by rocky escarpments, the lush forests and dusty scrubland of Ranthambore is home to its famous tigers, and is the only place in Rajasthan where they can be seen in the wild. On arrival leave your footprint as you plant a tree. This afternoon is the first of the Safari tours in a shared jeep in search of the tigers in Ranthambore National Park.
Enjoy a morning Safari tour in a shared jeep in Ranthambore National Park to see the protected tigers. The tigers in the park are famous for being seen during the day due to their lack of fear of human presence in jeeps. Other wildlife that might be seen are Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bears and Indian Wild Boar. After lunch experience an afternoon safari in a shared jeep in search of the Tigers of Ranthambore. Also included is a visit to a centre working towards women empowerment. See the village community in Ranthambore and their local craftsmanship.
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. This evening why not enjoy an optional cinematic theatre show and dinner at the Kingdom of Dreams? NOTE: Subject to opening times.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Tour hotels will be as specified or of a similar standard.
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.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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Lose yourself in a magical land of brightly-coloured temples, chaotic bazaars and delicious street food. Drift past backwater villages and bask in the setting sun, then barter with silk merchants as you wander the colonial streets.
Price based on 22 Dec 18
Price based on December 22, 2018 - January 5, 2019
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This fascinating tour of India encapsulates the glittering royal past of the Golden Triangle. You’ll start and end in Delhi, and also overnight one night in Agra, two nights in Ranthambore National Park, and two nights in Jaipur.
No tour to India is complete without a visit to the famous Taj Mahal, and you’ll have the opportunity to view it at sunset. This remarkable edifice was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Also visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, and tour its sandstone palaces and elegant courtyards. Next, visit to Ranthambore National Park, said to have provided the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Here, three game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger.
Other highlights include a cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and a visit to the legendary Amber Fort in Jaipur. Stunning architecture, captivating culture, spectacular views of nature—this value-minded tour as it all!
Price based on 25 Jan 19
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Price based on January 25, 2019 - February 4, 2019
21 matching dates available
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