Voyages Jules Verne

The Tale of the Tiger

Travelling from the Taj Mahal to Ranthambore, Rajasthan's famous tiger reserve

Ranthambore is the quintessential Rajasthan wildlife park. Dominated by a 1,000 year-old fort, the landscape is dotted with cupolas, temples and memorial stones all bearing witness to a varied and fascinating history. The mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar fought a battle here for control of the fort but today the tiger rules the thick forest gorges that surround it. This magnificent feline, the national symbol of India, is represented in art, literature and folklore. Tales abound of the tiger's prowess, elegance and glowing amber eyes. To hunt the tiger was against tribal beliefs but as hunting for sport became big business, to bag a tiger was considered the greatest challenge.

With the invention of firearms, the odds were stacked in favour of man and the tiger population was reduced at a time when this was considered normal practice (even Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were photographed here with a dead tiger). Almost too late, India realised the very existence of the tiger was in jeopardy and with numbers becoming perilously low, government intervention was needed to curtail hunters and poachers alike.

The tiger is still an endangered species but here the visitor has a good chance to glimpse this elusive beast in the wild. In order to protect the tigers further, there are moves to restrict access and raise prices for the National Parks, so a visit sooner rather than later is recommended. Due to topography and vegetation and the determination to find a tiger, game drives differ from those in Africa. However, they provide a rewarding and uniquely Indian experience.

Key Features
VJV Sightseeing Programme
2 Lunches and 6 Dinners
No Single Supplement
Walking Content: 2
Group Size: 3 - 18

The most amazing trip! I went as a solo female and felt safe the whole time. Loved taking local trains. All the hotels were fantastic. Highly recommend this tour! Happy travels.

Amanda Greenwood
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The Tale of the Tiger

Travelling from the Taj Mahal to Ranthambore, Rajasthan's famous tiger reserve

Day 1 Fly overnight from Heathrow to Delhi.

Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Sheraton Hotel for two nights. Afternoon visit to Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat and drive past the Red Fort. (D)

Day 3 Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, National Museum, India Gate and drive past parliament houses. Later, visit the Gandhi museum and Lodhi Garden. (B)

Day 4 Early morning Gatimaan Express to Agra. Visit Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. Optional visit to the 'Baby Taj' and Mughal garden across the water from the Taj Mahal (£17, bookable locally). Overnight stay at the 5-star ITC Mughal. (B)

Day 5 Drive to Akbar's abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit by rickshaw the bird sanctuary of Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur. Stay overnight at the heritage Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B, D)

Day 6 Optional early morning second visit by rickshaw to Keoladeo National Park (£25, bookable locally). Drive to Ranthambore (3 hrs). Stay two nights at the 4-star Ranthambore Regency Hotel on full board. Tiger Talk by a naturalist. (B, D)

Day 7 Early morning and afternoon game drives give the best opportunity to view the varied wildlife in the National Park. Between safaris time to relax by the pool. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Early morning game drive. Travel to Jaipur (4 hrs) for a two-night stay at the 5-star ITC Rajputana. (B, L)

Day 9 Optional morning balloon ride in the area of Amber Fort (£160, pre-bookable). Visit the Amber Fort, City Palace and Observatory, viewing the 'Palace of the Winds'. (B, D)

Day 10 Drive towards Delhi (5 hrs). Visit the Heritage Transport museum. Overnight at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Today in Gurgaon. Evening Bollywood show and dinner. (B, D)

Day 11 Return flight to London. (B)

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

Notes

Extra dinner and optional excursion on Day 4 included on Jan 19, Apr 20, Oct 12 and Dec 7 2017.

The Tale of the Tiger

Travelling from the Taj Mahal to Ranthambore, Rajasthan's famous tiger reserve

Laxmi Villas Palace - Bharatpur

Laxmi Villas Palace - Bharatpur

Heritage hotel, Laxmi Villas Palace has a restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Ranthambore Regency - Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore Regency - Ranthambore National Park

The Ranthambore Regency is a 4-star family run hotel with a restaurant, bar, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 72 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Sheraton New Delhi - Delhi

Sheraton New Delhi - Delhi

A 5-star hotel in the historic city of Delhi. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (chargeable). 220 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

ITC Mughal - Agra

ITC Mughal - Agra

Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal, a 5-star luxury hotel in Agra is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 233 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

ITC Rajputana - Jaipur

ITC Rajputana - Jaipur

A 5-star hotel with regal-influence design and gardens that echo the city's history. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 218 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Crowne Plaza Today - Gurgaon

Crowne Plaza Today - Gurgaon

A modern 4-star hotel located in Gurgaon. Restaurants, bar, gym, pool, spa and WiFi (free). 234 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

The Tale of the Tiger

Travelling from the Taj Mahal to Ranthambore, Rajasthan's famous tiger reserve

Indian Wildlife Extension

Indian Wildlife Extension

India's National Parks (open Oct-May) are home to tigers, Indian bison, dholes, swamp deer, leopards, bears and birdlife.

Day 1 Fly to Jabalpur. Drive to Kanha National Park (5 hrs) for two nights at Chitvan Jungle Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 2 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Drive to Bandhavgarh National Park (7 hrs) for two nights at Bandhav Vilas. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Travel to Jabalpur (5 hrs) and fly to Delhi. Overnight at the 4-star Holiday Inn Airport. (B, L)

Day 6 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Bandhav Vilas - Bandhavgarh

Bandhav Vilas - Bandhavgarh

Located 3kms from the Bandhavgarh National Park. Restaurants, bar, pool and spa. 20 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Chitvan Jungle Lodge - Kanha National Park

Chitvan Jungle Lodge - Kanha National Park

Chitvan Jungle Lodge is located on 6 hectares of land and shares its boundry with the Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. Restaurant, bar, pool, gym and spa. 18 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Located just four kilometers from Delhi Airport. A 4-star airport hotel with restaurants, bars, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 265 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Goa Extension

Goa Extension

Relax on the Arabian Sea in this former Portuguese enclave.

Day 1 Fly to Goa for four nights at your chosen hotel. (B)

Day 2 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 3 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 4 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 5 Return flight via Mumbai, arriving later the same day. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Zuri White Sands Resort - Goa

Zuri White Sands Resort - Goa

Relax on a beach on the Arabian Sea in the former Portuguese enclave of Goa at the 4-star Zuri White Sands Resort on Varca Beach in South Goa. 35 acres of lush lawns and white sands with restaurants, bars, pool, gym, sauna, Ayurveda spa and WiFi (free). 154 rooms with balcony, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Taj Exotica - Goa

Taj Exotica - Goa

Located on the southwest coast of Goa, overlooking the Arabian sea, this Mediterranean-style 5 star resort has restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 140 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Cochin and Keralan Backwaters Extension

Cochin and Keralan Backwaters Extension

Relax on the inland waterways of Kerala and visit historic Cochin.

Day 1 Fly to Cochin. Two nights at the 4-star 'CGH Earth' Hotel Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom. (B)

Day 2 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 3 Cruise the backwaters on a houseboat. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Cochin sightseeing and Kathakali dance performance. Overnight at the 4-star 'CGH Earth' Hotel Eighth Bastion. (B)

Day 5 Return flight via Mumbai or stay on at 'CGH Earth' Marari Beach. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Keralan Houseboat - Kerala

Keralan Houseboat - Kerala

Located on the backwaters of Kerela with 1-4 air-conditioned bedrooms with private facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.

CGH Coconut Lagoon - Kumarakom

CGH Coconut Lagoon - Kumarakom

A 4-star eco-friendly resort facing Lake Vembanad. Restaurant, bar, pool, fitness centre and WiFi (free). 52 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and mini-fridge.

CGH Hotel Eighth Bastion - Cochin

CGH Hotel Eighth Bastion - Cochin

A 4-star boutique hotel located at Fort Cochin. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 18 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Amritsar Extension

Amritsar Extension

Explore the home of Sikhism, the Golden Temple.

Day 1 By Shatabdi Express to Amritsar (6 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Hyatt Hotel. Wagah Border Changing of the Guard ceremony. (B, D)

Day 2 Visit the Golden Temple. Evening Palki ceremony. (B)

Day 3 Return flight via Delhi. (B)

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

Hyatt - Amritsar

A 4-star hotel with restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 248 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Varanasi Extension

Varanasi Extension

Explore this sacred Hindu site on the holy Ganges. Stay at the Radisson, a 4-star hotel.

Day 1 Fly to Varanasi. Two nights at the 4-star Hotel Radisson. Aarti ceremony. (B)

Day 2 Morning boat on the Ganges to see cremation sites and bathing ghats. Visit the Buddhist site of Sarnath. (B)

Day 3 Fly to Delhi. Overnight at the 4-star Holiday Inn Airport. (B)

Day 4 Return flight. (B)

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

Radisson - Varanasi

This 4-star hotel boasts modern architecture, warm hospitality and a convenient location. Restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 116 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Located just four kilometers from Delhi Airport. A 4-star airport hotel with restaurants, bars, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 265 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Darjeeling Extension

Darjeeling Extension

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (World Heritage status) passes through busy hamlets and mountainous terrain. Darjeeling is a taste of Victorian England with the famous Windamere Hotel, the Mall, the spires of St. John's and St. Andrew's and the Planters' Club.

Day 1 Fly to Bagdogra. Transfer to Darjeeling (3 hrs / 2,100m) for three nights at the 4-star Elgin Hotel. (B, D)

Day 2 Sunrise at Tiger Hill. Visit Ghoom Monastery. Toy Train to India's highest station and visit a tea garden. (B, D)

Day 3 Visit the Tibetan Refugee Centre, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Observatory hill. (B, D)

Day 4 Fly to Kolkata. Overnight at the 5-star Oberoi Grand. (B)

Day 5 Tour of Kolkata. Overnight flight via Mumbai. (B)

Day 6 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Elgin Hotel - Darjeeling

Elgin Hotel - Darjeeling

Once the summer residence of the Maharaja (King) of Cooch Behar, the Elgin Darjeeling is now a luxury 4-star heritage hotel. The hotel is situated in the heart of Darjeeling town. Dining hall, lounge, garden, WiFi (chargeable) and 23 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Oberoi Grand - Kolkata

Oberoi Grand - Kolkata

A 5-star heritage hotel with a fusion of classical Victorian and traditional Indian style architecture. 209 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurants, bar, indoor pool, gym and WiFi (chargeable).

Wildflower Hall Extension

Wildflower Hall Extension

Option to extend at the Wildflower Hall on Day 4 of the Shimla extension (see separate package).

Day 1 Transfer to the Wildflower Hall for two nights, the former abode of Lord Kitchener and with views over the Himalayas. (B)

Day 2 Day at leisure. (B)

Day 3 Toy Train to Solan (3 hrs), by road and train to Delhi (5 hrs). Overnight at the 4-star Suryaa Hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Wildflower Hall - Shimla

Wildflower Hall - Shimla

Part of the Oberoi chain this luxury 5-star hotel is set amongst 23 acres of protected cedar forest with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Restaurants, bar, indoor pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 85 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and TV.

Suryaa Hotel - Delhi

Suryaa Hotel - Delhi

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.

Shimla Extension - Oberoi Cecil

Shimla Extension - Oberoi Cecil

The former colonial summer capital lies at 2,000 metres amidst magnificent mountains. Stay at the 5-star Oberoi Cecil. Option to extend at the Wildflower Hall (see seperate package), part of the Oberoi chain this luxury 5-star hotel is set amongst 23 acres of protected cedar forest with panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Day 1 Train to Chandigarh (3 ½ hrs) and road to Shimla (4 hrs). Three nights at the 5-star Oberoi Cecil Hotel. (B)

Day 2 Visit the Vice Regal Lodge, museum and the Mall. (B)

Day 3 At leisure. (B)

Day 4 Toy Train to Solan (3 hrs), by road and train to Delhi (5 hrs). Overnight at the 4-star Suryaa Hotel. Alternatively, transfer to the Wildflower Hall for two nights (see separate package), the former abode of Lord Kitchener and with views over the Himalayas. (B, D)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Suryaa Hotel - Delhi

Suryaa Hotel - Delhi

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.

Oberoi Cecil - Shimla

Oberoi Cecil - Shimla

A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations, located amidst the majestic Himalayan ranges, The 5-star Oberoi Cecil, a Grand Heritage hotel, is a part of Shimla's rich colonial history. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 75 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Nepal Extension

Nepal Extension

Relax for two nights up in Nagarkot with panoramic views of the Himalayas and stay three nights in Kathmandu.

Day 1 Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m) and drive to Nagarkot (2,100 metres altitude) for two nights at the 3-star Club Himalaya. (B)

Day 2 View the sunrise over the mountains. Relax and enjoy a walk around the villages and hillsides. (B)

Day 3 Travel to Kathmandu for three nights at the 5-star Hotel Radisson, visiting en route unspoilt Bhaktapur, timeless and almost medieval, a 9th-century Newari city. (B)

Day 4 Optional morning flight over the Himalayas and Mount Everest (weather permitting). Approximate cost US$250, bookable locally. Visit the Hindu cremation site of Pashupatinath, walk around the Tibetan stupa of Boudhnath and view Thangka Art. Visit the temples and palace of Patan and enjoy a 'singing bowl' demonstration. (B)

Day 5 Visit the heart of Kathmandu including Durbar Square, the ancient Royal residential quarter and by rickshaw through the alleys of Thamel. Stop at the arcades of 'Babarmahal Revisited' and view Swayambhunath 'monkey temple'. Farewell dinner at 'Rum Doodle' in the company of an Everest Summiteer or Sherpa. (B, D)

Day 6 Return flight via Delhi. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Club Himalaya - Nagarkot

Club Himalaya - Nagarkot

A 4-star hotel on Windy Hill with wonderrful views of the Himalayas. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 68 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, TV, balcony and tea/coffee making facilities.

Radisson - Kathmandu

Radisson - Kathmandu

A 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel in central Kathmandu close to restaurants and shops. Restaurants, bar, pool, lounge, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 260 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Land of Lions Extension

Land of Lions Extension

The recent launch by London Zoo of 'Land of the Lions' recreates a village in Gujarat, but why not instead visit the original in Gir National Park, last refuge of the Asiatic Lion in the wild!

Day 1 Fly to Rajkot and transfer to Sasan Gir (4 hrs). Two nights at the 4-star Gateway Hotel. (B, D)

Day 2 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Optional morning game drive (£65, pre-bookable). Return to Rajkot for overnight at the 4-star Fortune Park JPS Grand. (B)

Day 4 Early morning return flight via Mumbai.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Lion Safari Camp - Sasan Gir

Lion Safari Camp - Sasan Gir

The Lion Safari Camp is located in a private mango orchard overlooking the Hiran River. Restaurant and 21 air-conditioned tents with private facilities and terrace.

Fortune Park JPS Grand - Rajkot

Fortune Park JPS Grand - Rajkot

A modern 4-star hotel with restaurants, pool, gym and spa. 77 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Gateway Hotel - Sasan Gir

Gateway Hotel - Sasan Gir

A 4-star hotel located just opposite the Hiran River at the fringe of the dense Gir Forest. Restaurant, pool, spa, gym and WiFi (free). Air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and river view.

Udaipur Extension

Udaipur Extension

Stay two nights in Udaipur, the city of lakes with an option to upgrade the 5-star Taj Lake Palace.

Day 1 Fly to Udaipur and transfer to your chosen hotel for two nights. Evening boat ride on Lake Pichola. (B)

Day 2 Morning excursion to the City Palace and Museum. Afternoon free. (B)

Day 3 Return flight via Mumbai. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur

Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur

Recognised as one of the most romantic hotels with one of the best views in the world, it was built in 1746 as the pleasure palace of Maharana Jagat Singh II, a 5-star deluxe hotel that has featured in many films and TV serials, most notably, Octopussy and The Jewel in The Crown. Restaurants, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 83 air-conditioned rooms with lake view, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Trident - Udaipur

Trident - Udaipur

Located on the banks of the stunning Lake Pichola, this 4-star hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the city. Restaurant, spa, outdoor pool, WiFi (chargeable) and 141 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

Tigers and Ganges Extension

Tigers and Ganges Extension

Travel to the foothills of the Himalayas to experience on the Ganges, holy Haridwar and Rishikesh, the latter once visited by ‘The Beatles’! Look for tigers, elephants and other wildlife in India’s first national park, named after Jim Corbett (open 14 Nov-May).

Day 1 Early morning train to Haridwar (4 hrs), the 'Gateway to the Gods' where the Ganges, descends from the Himalayas. Two nights at the riverside 4-star Aalia by Ganges Hotel. Evening Aarti ceremony at Har ki Pauri Ghat. (B)

Day 2 Early morning jeep safari in Rajaji National Park. Sightseeing of Rishikesh including Shantikunj ashram and Laxman and Ram bridges. Aarti ceremony at Triveni Ghat. (B)

Day 3 Travel to Corbett (4 hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Jim's Jungle Retreat. (B, L, D)

Day 4 early morning and afternoon jeep safaris in Corbett National Park. (B, L, D)

Day 5 By train to Delhi (6 hrs) for overnight at the 4-star Holiday Inn Airport. (B)

Day 6 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Aalia by Ganges Hotel - Haridwar

Aalia by Ganges Hotel - Haridwar

Located in Haridwar, this 4-star hotel is situated on the banks of the Ganges, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Restaurant, bar, infinity pool, spa and yoga area. 36 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and TV.

Jim's Jungle Retreat - Corbett

Jim's Jungle Retreat - Corbett

A 4-star jungle lodge located on the edge of Corbett National Park with a restaurant, lounge, pool and spa. 18 air-conditioned lodges/cottages with private facilities and safe.

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Holiday Inn - Delhi

Located just four kilometers from Delhi Airport. A 4-star airport hotel with restaurants, bars, pool, gym and WiFi (free). 265 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

India Extra Nights

Extend your stay at your first or final hotel or at your extension final hotel.

Prices are per person per night in a twin room (single supplement shown in brackets) and include breakfast daily.

Transfer to/from airport £19 per person.

CityHotelsOct-MarApr-Sep
Delhi Sheraton £77 (£57) £59 (£38)
Delhi Holiday Inn Airport £57 (£47) £44 (£31)
Amritsar Hyatt £47 (£32) £43 (£27)
Kolkata Oberoi Grand £86 (£75) £69 (£59)
Cochin CGH Earth Eighth Bastion £84 (£73) £64 (£44)
Marari CGH Earth Marari Beach £135 (£115) £99 (£65)
Goa Zuri White Sands £89 (£79) £74 (£59)
Goa Taj Exotica £190 (£160) £110 (£79)
Kathmandu Radisson £79 (£66) £79 (£66)

The Tale of the Tiger

Travelling from the Taj Mahal to Ranthambore, Rajasthan's famous tiger reserve

2017

Thursdaysper person in a twin/double roomJet Airways from Heathrow
DatePrice
March 02 £1845
April 06 £1695
April 20 £1645

May 04 £1595
September 28 £1695
October 12 £1795
October 26 £1845
November 09 £1895
November 23 £1845
December 07 £1795
December 21 £2295
December 28 £2095

2018

Thursdaysper person in a twin/double roomJet Airways from Heathrow
DatePrice
January 11 £1795
January 18 £1795
February 01 £1845
February 15 £1895
February 22 £1895
March 01 £1795
March 22 £1795
April 05 £1695
April 19 £1645

May 03 £1595

Early Booking Offer

For all bookings (by air) made four calendar months or more before departure, deduct £50 per person.

No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (limited availability)
2017: Dec 7
2018: Jan 11, Apr 19
Single supplement £445
(Mar 23-Sep/Apr/May 2018 £345)
London/Delhi/London
Jet Airways Première Class Return from £1395
Jet Airways Première Class One way from £745
Morning Balloon Ride £160
Nepal - £895; Single supplement £245
Shimla - £495; Single supplement £215 Add Wildflower Hall - 2 nights £295; Single supplement £215
Amritsar - £375 (Apr-Sep £325); Single supplement £95
Darjeeling - £895; Single supplement £275
Varanasi - £575 (Apr-Sep £495); Single supplement £165 (Apr-Sep £115)
Cochin & Kerala Backwaters - £825 (Apr-Sep £725); Single supplement £345 (Apr-Sep £275)
Goa - 4-star Zuri White Sands Resort £795 (Jan-Mar 2017 £695; Apr-Oct £545)
Single supplement £325 (Apr-Oct £155)
Upgrade to the 5-star Taj Exotica Resort supplement - £400 (Apr-Sep £200)
Single supplement £560 (Apr-Sep £300)
Indian Wildlife - £975; Single supplement £275
Udaipur - 4-star Trident Hotel - £495 (Apr-Sep £445); Single supplement £125 (Apr-Sep £79)
Upgrade to the 5-star Taj Lake Palace - £1295 (Apr-Sep £895); Single supplement £895 (Apr-Sep £495)
Tigers & Ganges - £795; Single supplement £375
Note: Pre-/post-tour extra nights and transfers are available.
Add £250 per person
Save £550
Arrival or departure transfer add £19

Price Includes

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 5 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives.

Not Included

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes

Extra dinner and optional excursion on Day 4 included on Jan 19, Apr 20, Oct 12 and Dec 7.

21 and 28 Dec 2017 departures include Christmas Eve/New Year's Eve meal.

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