Overview

Flight -1 night

Mumbai - 1 night

Udaipur - 2 nights

Kota - 1 night

Ranthambore NP - 2 nights

Jaipur - 2 nights

Agra - 2 nights

Delhi - 2 nights

Shimla - 2 nights

Amritsar - 2 nights

Delhi - 1 night

Spendology - Widgets

Images of India - 2019

Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Rajasthan, hill stations, tigers and heritage hotels

Any visit to India is best started at Mumbai's 'Gateway to India' and the 'Golden Triangle' that comprises Jaipur, Agra and Delhi.

The imperial glory of the Mughals is best shown in the mausoleums, mosques and palaces of their capitals at Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri, the highlight being the incomparable Taj Mahal.

Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur reveal the princely heritage of Rajasthan and Ranthambore National Park offers the chance to spot one or more of its increased tiger population.

The era of the British Raj is reflected in the architectural heritage of Lutyens’ New Delhi and the summer hill station capital, Shimla, contrasting with Sikhism’s most holy shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple at Amritsar and the dramatic Wagah Border ceremony.

Train journeys that are part of the Indian experience include Shimla’s unforgettable narrow gauge ‘Toy Train’ through countless tunnels and over bridges, a scenically spectacular journey.

Key Features

Culture & Wildlife 
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Tiger Safaris by Jeep
Local Expert Guide 
Guaranteed Departure 
Group Size: 2 – 18

 

Special Events

Maharaja's Residence & Tiger Talk

Dine in the Rajput Room of Rambagh Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, now a hotel, and enjoy a cocktail in the famous Polo Bar.

An evening talk by a naturalist on tigers at Ranthambore, whilst enjoying a glass of local wine.

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Patricia Gwynn -
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Day 1 Fly overnight direct from London Heathrow to Mumbai.

Day 2 Overnight at the 5-star Taj Mahal Palace also known as Hotel India, sea view room in the Tower Wing (4-star Trident Nariman Point, sea view rooms from Oct 2019). Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and enjoy a heritage walk.

Day 3 Visit Marine Drive, the Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and the Dabbawalla lunch carriers. Fly to Udaipur for two nights at the 4-star Trident Hotel. (B)

Day 4 Tour of Udaipur and the City Palace by boat. Welcome drink and dinner at Amrai Restaurant overlooking the lake. (B, D)

Day 5 Travel to Kota (6 hrs) with lunch en route at Bassi Fort. Overnight at Umed Bhawan Palace heritage hotel. (B, L)

Day 6 Travel to Ranthambore (6 hrs) en route visiting Taragarh Fort, then lunch at Hadoti Palace. Two nights at the 4-star Ranthambore Regency Hotel. Enjoy a ‘Tiger Talk’ by a naturalist. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning and afternoon jeep game drives looking for tigers and wildlife. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel to Jaipur (4 hrs). Visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Cocktail and dinner at Rambagh Palace. Two nights at the Trident Jaipur. (B, D)

Day 9 Optional morning balloon ride in the Amber Fort area (£170, pre-bookable). Visit Amber Fort and view the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Cooking demonstration and dinner with a local family. (B, D)

Day 10 Drive to Agra (6 hrs) for two nights at 4-star Hotel Trident. Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaz. (B, D)

Day 11 Visit the 'Baby Taj' and the Mughal garden with views across the river to the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort. Colonial High tea. (B)

Day 12 Optional sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (£20, bookable locally). Drive to Delhi (4 hrs). Visit the UNESCO listed Qutab Minar. Stay two nights at the 5-star Taj Mahal. (B)

Day 13 Tour of Delhi including Raj Ghat, Jama Mosque, Gandhi's home, UNESCO listed Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and drive past the Red Fort, parliament and Viceroy's House. (B)

Day 14 Fly to Chandigarh, then by road to Kandaghat to board the 'Toy Train' to Shimla (4 hrs / 2,000m). Two nights at the 5-star Oberoi Cecil. (B, D)

Day 15 Visit the Vice Regal Lodge, museum and a stroll along the Mall. Afternoon free. (B)

Day 16 Drive to Amritsar (8 hrs) for two nights at the 5-star Hyatt Hotel. Optional Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple (£13, bookable locally). (B)

Day 17 Visit the Golden Temple, volunteer kitchens and Jallianwala Bagh. Wagah Border ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony. (B, D)

Day 18 Transfer to Delhi for overnight at the 4-star Novotel AeroCity. (B)

Day 19 Return flight to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with some uneven surfaces and inclines.
Oct 1 - The hotel on Day 14 will be the Wildflower Hall in Shimla.

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.

2019

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
October 15 £3295
October 22 £2995
October 29 £3195
November 19 £2995
November 26 £2895
December 3 £2995

2020

2020 departures available on a revised itinerary

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Double for sole use £595 

Flight Options

London-Mumbai/Delhi-London
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £395
British Airways Club World from £1795
Emirates from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester or
Birmingham – nil

Optional Excursions

Morning Balloon Ride £180

Extension Options

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.

Privately Guided

2 guests - £750 per person
3-4 guests - £375 per person
5-9 guests - £165 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge

Independent Arrival

Save £500 
Arrival transfer add £22
Departure transfer add £22

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 17 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 8 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

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