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India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal

10 days from £1199*
Departing: October 2017 - May 2019
* Price shown: 22 May 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £79 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 30TH SEPTEMBER*

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.

Fascinating fact: 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones are inlaid into the white marble of the Taj Mahal. These building materials were brought to the Taj Mahal from as far afield as China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Arabia.

You say: "An amazing and unforgettable experience that will stay with me for a lifetime. Thank you!"

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.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 03 February 2018 £1399
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 03 March 2018 £1399
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 March 2018 £1679
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 April 2018 £1249
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 May 2018 £1249
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 September 2018 £1299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 October 2018 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 November 2018 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 January 2019 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 January 2019 £1729
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 January 2019 £1729
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 February 2019 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 February 2019 £1749
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 February 2019 £1729
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 March 2019 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 March 2019 £1729
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 March 2019 £1749
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 April 2019 £1299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 30 April 2019 £1499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 May 2019 £1299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 11 May 2019 £1299
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 May 2019 £1449
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 May 2019 £1299
Glasgow
Glasgow 31 October 2017 £1629
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 November 2017 £1649
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 January 2018 £1649
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 January 2018 £1679
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 January 2018 £1679
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 February 2018 £1679
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 February 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 March 2018 £1679
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 March 2018 £1679
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 March 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 17 April 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 24 April 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 May 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 May 2018 £1399
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 September 2018 £1449
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 09 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 25 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 October 2018 £1669
Glasgow
Glasgow 01 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 November 2018 £1699
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 January 2019 £1729
Glasgow
Glasgow 29 January 2019 £1729
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 February 2019 £1749
Glasgow
Glasgow 26 February 2019 £1729
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 March 2019 £1729
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 March 2019 £1749
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 April 2019 £1499
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 May 2019 £1449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 31 October 2017 £1429
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 November 2017 £1449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 January 2018 £1449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 January 2018 £1479
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 January 2018 £1479
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 February 2018 £1479
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 February 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 March 2018 £1479
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 March 2018 £1479
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 March 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 March 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 April 2018 £1299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 April 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 24 April 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 May 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 May 2018 £1199
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 September 2018 £1249
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 October 2018 £1469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 November 2018 £1499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 January 2019 £1529
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 January 2019 £1529
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 February 2019 £1549
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 February 2019 £1529
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 March 2019 £1529
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 March 2019 £1549
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 April 2019 £1299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 May 2019 £1249
Manchester
Manchester 03 February 2018 £1399
Manchester
Manchester 03 March 2018 £1399
Manchester
Manchester 14 April 2018 £1249
Manchester
Manchester 12 May 2018 £1249
Manchester
Manchester 22 September 2018 £1299
Manchester
Manchester 06 October 2018 £1449
Manchester
Manchester 10 November 2018 £1449
Manchester
Manchester 12 January 2019 £1449
Manchester
Manchester 02 February 2019 £1449
Manchester
Manchester 09 March 2019 £1449
Manchester
Manchester 27 April 2019 £1299
Manchester
Manchester 04 May 2019 £1299
Manchester
Manchester 18 May 2019 £1299
Newcastle
Newcastle 31 October 2017 £1629
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 November 2017 £1649
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 January 2018 £1649
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 January 2018 £1679
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 January 2018 £1679
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 February 2018 £1679
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 February 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 March 2018 £1679
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 March 2018 £1679
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 March 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 March 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 April 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 April 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 01 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 May 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 May 2018 £1399
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 September 2018 £1449
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 04 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 09 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 25 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 October 2018 £1669
Newcastle
Newcastle 01 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 November 2018 £1699
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 January 2019 £1729
Newcastle
Newcastle 29 January 2019 £1729
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 February 2019 £1749
Newcastle
Newcastle 26 February 2019 £1729
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 March 2019 £1729
Newcastle
Newcastle 19 March 2019 £1749
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 April 2019 £1499
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 May 2019 £1449

India Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a four- and five-star standard. In all cases, rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

Further Information

Celebrate Diwali - India's Festival of Lights

Passengers travelling on the 1st November 2018 departure will have the chance to celebrate Diwali, a major Hindu festival marked by family gatherings, and by decorative displays of candles and lamps shining from rooftops and doorsteps, in windows, and all around temple buildings.

Altered itineraries

From September 2017, departures from Manchester and Edinburgh fly via Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways. The duration and content of the tour is the same, but the order of the itinerary varies slightly with nights one and two spent in Delhi. The itinerary then continues as described, with the last tour night being in Vanaashrya. Dinner is not provided on the first night because of the late arrival time. Rooms will be ready for immediate occupancy on arrival.

Taj Mahal restoration work

The white marble of the Taj Mahal is being gradually cleaned in a process that will take up to four years. Parts of the monument's surface may be covered during this process though your visit and access to the main dome is not likely to be restricted.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 180 days after your return date from India. A visa is also required for entry to India. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. British CITIZENS and some other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $75 (US) per person. Other British passport holders, who are not British CITIZENS, must apply for a full visa which costs £112. You may also, at extra cost, use the services of CIBT, our recommended visa handling partner, who will handle the whole process for you. Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities, which can take up to four months from application.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

On your flight

All outbound flights leave in the evening and land at your destination the next day. All return flights leave in the morning and land in the UK on the same day. On-board meals will usually include dinner and breakfast on outbound flights, and lunch and a snack on the flight home. Drinks are complimentary.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*Low deposit of £79 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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India, Tigers & the Taj MahalScores 9.2 out of 10 based on 577 reviews
(10 out of 10)

ALISON

Couple
Very well interesting holiday, saw everything we expected to see. Guide was very informative. Even though the weather was very hot he moved the itinerary so we did not suffer from the heat. We loved India.
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 23 July 2017
(9 out of 10)

HAZEL

Single traveller
Short and to the point - Amazing
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 20 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

NEIL

norwich Couple
Excellent trip, very good value.
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 20 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

MARGARET

Couple
Plenty packed in. Excellent knowledgeable tour manager. Two whole days on coach was a little too much. No need for transport museum. We needed to get to the tented accommodation sooner. We arrived at 6pm and left at 8am next day but had spent the whole of previous day getting there!!! No time to explore.
Confirmed traveller: 25 May 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017