Group Tour 9 days from £1245 per person

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  Places Visited: Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Delhi

Ideal for first time visitors who want to explore India’s nature along with the big hitting sights. We start with a tour of Old Delhi’s Bazaars and Red Fort, travel through Lutyen’s Delhi and head towards the Qutab Minar. In Agra we visit the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Our foray into nature takes us to Ranthambore where we seek out the tiger and lastly, the Pink City of Jaipur, with its stately forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars.

Holiday Types

Cultural Tours Wildlife Holidays

 

Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 4 - 16 people
  • Internal Travel Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accompanying Guide English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
  • Accommodation 8 nights
  • Meal Plan Breakfast daily. Lunch on days 4, 5, 6. Dinner on days 1, 4, 5.

 

Itinerary for Golden Triangle & Tigers

Day 1
Delhi

Greeted on arrival in Delhi and transferred to the Shangri-La’s - Eros Hotel or similar for two nights (Jan-Apr 2020 stay at the Suryaa Hotel or similar). The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.

Day 2
Delhi

Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning: enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to see the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India’s struggle for freedom. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyen’s Delhi. Visit the tomb of Humayun, tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the lofty Qutab Minar, an early Mughal structure made of red sandstone and white marble.

Day 3
Delhi - Agra

Drive to Agra (4-5 hours) for an overnight stay in the ITC Mughal hotel or similar. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort whose buildings, made of red sandstone and marble, are a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamudud-Daula. End the day with a heritage walk of Agra. (Jan-Apr 2020 departures will visit the Taj Mahal at sunset instead of the heritage walk of Agra).

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Day 4
Agra - Ranthambore

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise (Oct 2020-Mar 2021 departures). After breakfast back at your hotel continue to Ranthambore (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. We stay for two nights at Sawai Vilas (Jan-Apr 2020 Ranthambore Kothi), your base to explore Ranthambore National Park .

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Day 5
Ranthambore

Enjoy morning and evening game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. Other animals include leopard, sloth bear, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, black buck, langur and macaque.

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Day 6
Ranthambore - Jaipur

Enjoy a morning game drive. Later drive to Jaipur (4-5 hours). Stay at ITC Rajputana (Jan-Apr 2020 The Lalit) or similar for two nights.

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Day 7
Jaipur

Visit the magnificent 17th century hilltop fort of Amber and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace complex including its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.

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Day 8
Jaipur - Delhi

Drive back to Delhi this afternoon (5 hours) for an overnight stay at an airport hotel.

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Day 9
Delhi

Today you will be transferred to Delhi International airport for your onward flight.

Group Tour 9 days from £1245 per person


What's included

✓   8 nights accommodation
✓   All internal transportation and transfers
✓   English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
✓   Breakfast daily. Lunch on days 5 and 6. Dinner on days 1, 4, 5
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

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Day 9
Delhi - Kalka - Shimla

Board the early morning Shatabdi Express to Kalka. Journey onward, on the narrow gauge railway towards Shimla. On arrival, check-in at the legendary Clarke’s hotel for three nights.

Day 10
Shimla

A morning’s sightseeing tour of Shimla includes a visit to the Vice Regal Lodge, Mock Tudor Library and, Jakhu Temple as well as a walk down the busy Mall Road to see the Gaiety Theatre and Christ Church. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 11
Shimla

Your day is at leisure to explore the neighbouring towns of Kufri, Naldhera and Chail or enjoy a walk in the picturesque mountains.

Day 12
Shimla - Delhi

Drive to Kalka (2 ½ hrs) to board the Shatabdi Express back to Delhi. Stay overnight at the Park Hotel.

Day 13
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Day 8
Delhi - Amritsar

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Day 9
Amritsar

Visit the Golden Temple complex, one of the holiest shrines of the Sikh faith and Jallianwala Bagh. In the afternoon drive to the Wagah border to see the indulgent joint ‘retreat’ ceremony of the Indian and Pakistani guard.

Day 10
Amritsar - Delhi

Fly back to Delhi. On arrival transfer to an airport hotel for the night.

Day 11
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Day 8
Jaipur - Varanasi

Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Varanasi. Transfer to the Gateway Hotel Ganges for two nights.

Day 9
Varanasi

Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited places on earth. Streams of Hindu worshippers still come here today to bathe in the sacred waters. We will enjoy a peaceful early morning boat ride on the Ganges. The afternoon is spent visiting Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first public discourse. In the evening we head back to the Ganges to witness ceremonial worship with oil lamps.

Day 10
Varanasi - Delhi

A midday flight back to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to an airport hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 11
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Day 9
Delhi - Goa

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Day 10 & 11
Goa

At leisure.

Day 12
Goa

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020/2021 tour prices for Golden Triangle & Tigers

DEPARTURE DATE PRICE PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM supplement AVAILABILITY
Sat 21 Nov 2020 £1595 £795 Please call us
Sat 16 Jan 2021 £1595 £795 Good
Sat 06 Feb 2021 £1595 £795 Good
Sat 13 Mar 2021 £1595 £795 Good
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