India – Tigers & the Taj Mahal

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Tour India’s exotic wonders

Explore the teeming, colourful cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on this superb-value Indian holiday. Step into a landscape said to have inspired Kipling as you spend two nights ‘on safari’ in Ranthambhore National Park, the home of the legendary Tigers of Ranthambhore, and see the Red Fort, the Palace of the Winds and the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. It’s the perfect introduction to one of the world’s most fascinating and alluring destinations.

 India – Tigers and the Taj Mahal Tour Highlights
  • The sights and sounds of New Delhi
  • The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
  • Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • A guided tour of Agra, India’s city of love
  • The magical Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Chand Baori, Abhaneri’s astonishing 13-story stepwell
  • Searching for Ranthambhore’s tigers on two included safaris
  • Exploring the ramparts, gates and cobbled paths of Amber’s Amber Fort
  • Jaipur’s exquisite Palace of the Winds
  • Dinner with a local family in Jaipur
  • Staying in traditional tented accommodation at Vanaashrya
  • Enjoy a camel cart ride and an Indian cookery demonstration
  • Visit the fascinating Heritage Transport Museum in Delhi

 What does the price include?

  • Eight nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in a series of four-star and five-star standard hotels in Delhi (2 nights), Agra (1), Ranthambhore (2), Jaipur (2) and Vanaashrya (1)
  • Five lunches
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Delhi
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement
Must experience: A rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Old Delhi.

India – Tigers and the Taj Mahal Tour Itinerary

Day One: Overnight flight to India

Your Indian holiday begins with an overnight flight from the UK to Delhi.

Day Two: Included Delhi city tour

Arrive in Delhi to be greeted by your Tour Manager, then transfer to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the Old City will introduce you to Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, Gandhi’s famous cremation site close to the Yamuna River.
You’ll also see the legendary Red Fort, the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years (until 1857), and take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Before evening falls, you’ll also see some of the city’s Imperial highlights, including the India Gate war memorial, the vast boulevard of the Rajpath and Parliament House.

Day Three: Included Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque excursion and travel to Agra

This morning, you’ll have a chance to explore the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and the ornate Qutb Minar tower. Later, we’ll travel to Agra, India’s City of Love and site of the exquisite Taj Mahal. Built as a monument to undying love by grief-stricken Shah Jahan – after the death of his beloved wife – the Taj is seen in all its glory at sunset. Your guided tour of Agra will also take in the royal pavilions, palaces and courtyards of Agra Fort.

Day Four: Included excursions to the Taj Mahal, Abhaneri, Harshat Temple and the Chand Baori stepwell

Start your day with the unforgettable view of the the Taj Mahal at dawn, seen from across the Yamuna River. After breakfast, you’ll visit Abhaneri, a small town famed for its amazing baoris (stepwells). See the mighty Harshat Mata Temple, and discover the architectural beauty of the Chand Baoli stepwell and its intricate carved panels. Descending 13 stories and approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground, this is one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

Leaving Abhaneri, you’ll travel to Ranthambhore National Park, stopping en route for lunch at the Umaid Lake Palace, a lovely heritage hotel set amid landscaped gardens. Ranthambhore is not only one of the largest national park in northern India, it’s also one of the best examples of conservation in the whole country. Once the hunting ground of Indian princes, the park stands atop a 600-metre-high hill range and is home to a number of India’s famous. elusive (and still endangered) tigers.

Relax for the afternoon, then enjoy an evening tiger talk with a local naturalist: the perfect preparation for tomorrow’s adventure.

Day Five: Guided wildlife safaris into Ranthambhore National Park

This morning, search for some of the park’s most revered inhabitants: striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and, of course, tigers (and perhaps even a leopard) as you enjoy the first of two tours led by an expert naturalist guide. After lunch, your second guided tour will offer another opportunity to look out for tigers and many other extraordinary wild animals at close quarters in their natural environment.

Day Six: From Ranthambhore to Jaipur

This morning, after the chance to climb up the 273 steps to Ranthambhore Fort on an optional excursion, we’ll travel through Rajasthan to Jaipur, nicknamed India’s pink city, where you’ll stay for the next two nights. Settle into your heritage hotel in downtown Jaipur, and enjoy the on-site facilities, including a relaxing and cooling outdoor pool.

Day Seven: Included Amber Fort excursion

Visit Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire. Discover its magnificent palaces and temples dominated by the stronghold of the Amber Fort, and take the time to see the royal halls and the unrivalled views from the ramparts. After an included lunch, you’ll tour Jaipur to see the City Palace Complex, with its museums, and Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner with a local Rajasthani family in the city.

Day Eight: From Amber to Vanaashrya

This morning you’ll head north to Vanaashrya. En route you’ll stop for tea or coffee at Bhangarh, a ruined fort dating from the 17th Century. After a relaxing afternoon, you can take a camel cart to visit the local village and enjoy a pre-dinner cookery demonstration. You’ll spend the night in your private tent, a place designed to give you a sense of the India of the past with the little luxuries of the present day (like air conditioning).

Day Nine: Included Heritage Transport Museum excursion

As we make our way back to Delhi, where you’ll spend the final night of your holiday in India, we’ll stop at the fascinating Heritage Transport Museum, which showcases the development of road, rail and air transport in India.

Day 10: Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to the airport and board your flight home after a holiday you’ll never forget.

Please also view the India Marigold Hotel Experience holiday package on offer.

Departure Airport Date Price From
Edinburgh 13 January 2018 £1399
Edinburgh 03 February 2018 £1399
Edinburgh 03 March 2018 £1399
Edinburgh 08 March 2018 £1679
Edinburgh 14 April 2018 £1249
Edinburgh 12 May 2018 £1249
Edinburgh 22 September 2018 £1299
Edinburgh 06 October 2018 £1399
Edinburgh 10 November 2018 £1399
Edinburgh 12 January 2019 £1449
Edinburgh 15 January 2019 £1729
Edinburgh 29 January 2019 £1729
Edinburgh 02 February 2019 £1449
Edinburgh 12 February 2019 £1749
Edinburgh 26 February 2019 £1729
Edinburgh 09 March 2019 £1449
Edinburgh 12 March 2019 £1729
Edinburgh 19 March 2019 £1749
Edinburgh 27 April 2019 £1299
Edinburgh 30 April 2019 £1499
Edinburgh 04 May 2019 £1299
Edinburgh 11 May 2019 £1299
Edinburgh 14 May 2019 £1449
Edinburgh 18 May 2019 £1299
Glasgow 12 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow 17 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow 19 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow 26 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow 31 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow 02 November 2017 £1649
Glasgow 07 November 2017 £1649
Glasgow 09 November 2017 £1649
Glasgow 16 November 2017 £1649
Glasgow 09 January 2018 £1649
Glasgow 16 January 2018 £1649
Glasgow 23 January 2018 £1679
Glasgow 30 January 2018 £1679
Glasgow 06 February 2018 £1679
Glasgow 13 February 2018 £1699
Glasgow 20 February 2018 £1699
Glasgow 27 February 2018 £1679
Glasgow 06 March 2018 £1679
Glasgow 08 March 2018 £1679
Glasgow 13 March 2018 £1699
Glasgow 17 April 2018 £1449
Glasgow 24 April 2018 £1449
Glasgow 01 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow 08 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow 15 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow 11 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow 13 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow 16 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow 18 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow 20 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow 02 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 04 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 09 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 11 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 16 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 18 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 23 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 25 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 30 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow 01 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 06 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 08 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 13 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 15 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 20 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 22 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow 15 January 2019 £1729
Glasgow 29 January 2019 £1729
Glasgow 12 February 2019 £1749
Glasgow 26 February 2019 £1729
Glasgow 12 March 2019 £1729
Glasgow 19 March 2019 £1749
Glasgow 30 April 2019 £1499
Glasgow 14 May 2019 £1449
London Heathrow 12 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow 17 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow 19 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow 26 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow 31 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow 02 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow 07 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow 09 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow 16 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow 23 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow 09 January 2018 £1449
London Heathrow 16 January 2018 £1449
London Heathrow 23 January 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 30 January 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 06 February 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 13 February 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 20 February 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 27 February 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 06 March 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 08 March 2018 £1479
London Heathrow 11 March 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 13 March 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 17 April 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 24 April 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 01 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 08 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 15 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 11 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 13 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 16 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 18 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 20 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow 02 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 04 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 09 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 11 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 16 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 18 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 23 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 25 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 30 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow 01 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 06 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 08 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 13 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 15 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 20 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 22 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow 15 January 2019 £1529
London Heathrow 29 January 2019 £1529
London Heathrow 12 February 2019 £1549
London Heathrow 26 February 2019 £1529
London Heathrow 12 March 2019 £1529
London Heathrow 19 March 2019 £1549
London Heathrow 30 April 2019 £1299
London Heathrow 14 May 2019 £1249
Manchester 13 January 2018 £1399
Manchester 03 February 2018 £1399
Manchester 03 March 2018 £1399
Manchester 14 April 2018 £1249
Manchester 12 May 2018 £1249
Manchester 22 September 2018 £1299
Manchester 06 October 2018 £1399
Manchester 10 November 2018 £1399
Manchester 12 January 2019 £1449
Manchester 02 February 2019 £1449
Manchester 09 March 2019 £1449
Manchester 27 April 2019 £1299
Manchester 04 May 2019 £1299
Manchester 18 May 2019 £1299
Newcastle 12 October 2017 £1629
Newcastle 26 October 2017 £1629
Newcastle 31 October 2017 £1629
Newcastle 02 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle 07 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle 09 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle 16 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle 23 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle 09 January 2018 £1649
Newcastle 16 January 2018 £1649
Newcastle 23 January 2018 £1679
Newcastle 30 January 2018 £1679
Newcastle 06 February 2018 £1679
Newcastle 13 February 2018 £1699
Newcastle 20 February 2018 £1699
Newcastle 27 February 2018 £1679
Newcastle 06 March 2018 £1679
Newcastle 08 March 2018 £1679
Newcastle 11 March 2018 £1669
Newcastle 13 March 2018 £1699
Newcastle 17 April 2018 £1449
Newcastle 24 April 2018 £1449
Newcastle 01 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle 08 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle 15 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle 11 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle 13 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle 16 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle 18 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle 20 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle 02 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 04 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 09 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 11 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 16 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 18 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 23 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 25 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 30 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle 01 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 06 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 08 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 13 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 15 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 20 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 22 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle 15 January 2019 £1729
Newcastle 29 January 2019 £1729
Newcastle 12 February 2019 £1749
Newcastle 26 February 2019 £1729
Newcastle 12 March 2019 £1729
Newcastle 19 March 2019 £1749
Newcastle 30 April 2019 £1499
Newcastle 14 May 2019 £1449