An amazing offer to visit India’s Golden Triangle from the Taj Mahal to princely Jaipur and the chance to spot tigers – an excellent introduction to the amazing experience that is India
Flight - 1 night
Delhi - 1 night
Agra - 1 night
Ranthambore - 2 nights
Jaipur - 2 nights
Sariska - 1 night
Gurgaon - 1 night
An exceptional opportunity has arisen to travel in the first half of next year on a classic itinerary of India’s Golden Triangle plus Ranthambore, ideal for a first-time visitor but also suitable for the returning traveller.
The itinerary combines many aspects of India including fascinating cities, religious heritage, colourful markets, Indian food, wonderful scenery, wildlife experiences and absorbing street and countryside scenes.
January to March are the preferred, cooler months of travel to India but the chances of spotting tigers increase in the drier season (Apr-June).
Culture & Countryside
5 UNESCO Sites
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Most Meals Included
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 8-35
Day 1 Fly overnight from your chosen airport to Delhi.
Day 2 On arrival, transfer to the 4-star Suryaa Hotel for overnight. Afternoon visit of Qutab Minar. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Tour of Delhi visiting New Delhi and Old Delhi, Visit Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat and take a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Travel to Agra (4 hrs) and visit Agra Fort. Sunset at the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the 4-star Trident in Agra. (B, D)
Day 4 Sunrise view of the Taj Mahal from across the river. Drive to Ranthambore (7 hrs), visiting en route Abhaneri Stepwell and Harshat Mata Temple with lunch at Umaid Lake Palace. Two nights at the new 4-star Hotel Sawai Vilas. Enjoy a ‘Tiger Talk’ by a naturalist. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Early morning and afternoon game drive by shared canters in Ranthambore National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Free morning or optional visit to Ranthambore Fort (£15, pre-bookable). Travel to Jaipur (4 hrs). Two nights at the heritage Hotel Shahpura House. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Visit Amber Fort, the City Palace, Observatory and view the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Optional rickshaw through the colourful markets and old Jaipur (£12, bookable locally). Dinner at a specially chosen Indian home. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Travel to Sariska (3 hrs) via Bhangarh Fort. Overnight in tented accommodation at the 4-star Vanaashrya resort on a lake in the Aravali hills. Village visit & cooking demo. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Jeep Safari in Sariska National Park. Drive to Gurgaon (5 hrs) via the Heritage Transport Museum. Overnight at the 5-star Taj City Centre, Gurgaon. (B, D)
Day 10 Return flight. (B)
This is a full itinerary with some visits on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.
An elegant 4-star hotel located in the heart of New Delhi. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 244 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 4-star Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable) with 135 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A newly opened 4-star family-run hotel with its centre point being the pool area built in the form of an Indian stepwell. Restaurant, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 60 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
A heritage hotel restored to its original magnificence and managed by descendants of the royal family of Shahpura. Traditional Rajput architect, a mixture of Mughal and Indian, a facade with domes and frescoes. Restaurant, bar, spa, pool and WiFi (free). 38 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Located in the foothills of the Aravali Ranges, spread over 12 acres with a lake. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa. 27 air-conditioned tents with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities ans satellite TV.
A 5-star modern hotel in central Gurgaon. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 208 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
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.
per person in a twin/double room
Virgin from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Double for sole use £295
Virgin Premium Economy from £325
Virgin Business Class from £1845
British Airways from Heathrow £50
Qatar Airways from Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester – nil
Extra nights - Delhi
Suryaa (per night) £59
Single supplement £44
Extra nights - Gurgaon
Taj City Centre (per night) £75
Single supplement £49
Ranthambore Fort £15
Rickshaw through Old Jaipur £12
Arrival transfer add £22
Departure transfer add £22
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 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.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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