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Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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 £50 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'.
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