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India - Tigers, the Taj Mahal & Nepal

17 days from £2299*
Departing: January 2018 - May 2019
* Price shown: 10 April 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

A land of exotic wonders

See India's pulsating capital city, New Delhi, the beautiful Taj Mahal and Rajasthan's pink city of Jaipur. Catch a glimpse of the tigers of Ranthambhore and enjoy a camel-cart ride on the edges of Sariska National Park. Cross into timeless Nepal and see its populous capital Kathmandu and idyllic Pokhara in the foothills of the Himalayas.

India and Nepal Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the sights of New Delhi, including the historic Red Fort and Jama Masjid Mosque, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat ul-Islam mosque
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the bewildering hustle and bustle of Old Delhi
  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal
  • See Chand Baori, Abhaneri's astonishing stepwell
  • Go in search of Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
  • See the Amber Fort
  • Visit Jaipur's exquisite Palace of the Winds
  • Enjoy dinner with a local family in Jaipur
  • Stay in traditional tented accommodation at Vanaashrya
  • Enjoy a camel cart ride and an Indian cookery demonstration
  • Visit the heritage Transport Museum
  • Explore Nepalese capital Kathmandu
  • Spend a full day in Pokhara, a Himalayan idyll, including the Gurka Memorial Museum and a cruise on Lake Phewa
  • Take a canoe ride in Chitwan National Park
  • See the sun rise over the Annapurna range

What does the price include?

  • 15 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), Vanaashrya (1), Kathmandu (3), Pokhara (2) and Chitwan (2)
  • A guided tour of Agra
  • Two safaris
  • Ten lunches
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Delhi and between Delhi and Kathmandu
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager in India and Nepal

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly overnight from the UK to Delhi.

Day Two

Upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the city's most important sights as well as an exhilarating rickshaw ride through old Chandni Chowk.

Day Three

After breakfast and another short sightseeing tour, board the coach for the journey south to Agra, home to UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and the marbled wonder of the Taj Mahal, seen in its glory at sunset.

Day Four

Journey, via the ancient village of Abhaneri, with its astonishing Chand Baori stepwell and stunning Harshat Mata temple to Umaid Lake Palace, where lunch is included. Spend two nights in Ranthambhore National Park, former hunting ground of Indian princes and now the protected habitat for the famed, endangered 'Tigers of Ranthambhore' and other species.

An evening 'tiger talk' sets the scene for tomorrow's adventures.

Day Five

Enjoy two open-air 'canter' (open-air vehicle) safari tours of the park today.

Day Six

Join the optional excursion to Ranthambhore Fort, with its stupendous views of the park below, then journey north to 'Pink City' Jaipur, for a two-night stay in a heritage hotel.

Day Seven

Climb by Jeep to majestic Amber Fort, with its magnificent Royal Halls and stupendous views over the surrounding plain. This afternoon a sightseeing tour includes the City Palace, the amazing astronomical observatory, built by city founder Jai Singh and a drive by the exquisite facade of the 'Palace of the Winds'.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Jaipur and journey across the desert plain into the Aravali Hills to the jungle resort of Vanaashyra, calling en route at the ruins of 17th-century Bhangarh fort.

This afternoon, enjoy a camel-cart ride and cookery demonstration before spending the night in an air-conditioned tent.

Day Nine

Head back towards Delhi, calling en route at the fascinating Heritage Transport Museum, with its impressive collections covering the development of India's road, rail and air travel industries, as well as transport related toys and memorabilia. Spend a last night in the capital.

Day 10

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for the short flight to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, as
colourful, bustling and intoxicating a city as any on earth - all the more exciting for its location amongst the green foothills of the majestic Himalayas. Enjoy dinner at the famous Rum Doodle restaurant - legendary climbers' haunt - and meet an Everest summiteer or Sherpa guide.

Day 11

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Nepalese capital, highlights of which will include the UNESCO-listed Old City and Durbar Square, with its temples and pagodas. You'll also visit sacred Boudhanath, the most famous of the many Buddhist stupas, and enjoy a walking tour of Patan City across the Bagmati River, where yet more stunning temples draw pilgrims from around the world.

Day 12

Make the scenic journey through the Himalayan foothills to Pokhara, on the shores of Lake Phewa. Spend two nights in this beautiful location, enjoying distant views of the stunning, snow-capped Annapurna range and triangular Fishtail Mountain.

Day 13

Wake before dawn to drive to Sarangkot Hill and the climb to the viewing platform (approximately 45 minutes from the 'half-way' station and a stiff, if safe walk) from which the breathtaking panorama of the world's highest mountain range unfolds in a glorious sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast, and enjoy visits to beautiful Davis Falls, the Tibetan Refugee Camp and the Gurkha Memorial Museum. A wonderful day ends with an afternoon cruise on Lake Phewa.

Day 14

Journey to the glorious Chitwan National Park, to spend two nights in the Jungle Villa resort close to the park's Kasara headquarters. Enjoy lunch on arrival, then an afternoon ox-cart ride to a local Tharu village, to meet the tribes-people and learn about their culture.

Day 15

Enjoy an early morning's guided canoe trip along the Rapti River, home to Gharial and 'Marsh Mugger' crocodiles and rare bird species, before returning for a late breakfast and an Elephant Safari, as you join a mahout guide, hoping for a sight of one-horned rhinoceros, elephants, sloth bears, wild boar and - for the very fortunate - rare Bengal tigers. This evening, end your stay with a traditional tribal dance performance.

Day 16

Return through magnificent scenery to Kathmandu for a last night in the capital, with a final dinner and cultural show at a traditional restaurant.

Day 17

Transfer to the airport for the return flight, via Delhi, arriving back in the UK this evening.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 16 January 2018 £2629
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 27 February 2018 £2629
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 April 2018 £2499
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 08 May 2018 £2499
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 18 September 2018 £2499
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 02 October 2018 £2649
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 23 October 2018 £2649
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 13 November 2018 £2699
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 22 January 2019 £2699
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 March 2019 £2699
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 07 May 2019 £2599
Belfast City
Belfast City 16 January 2018 £2629
Belfast City
Belfast City 27 February 2018 £2629
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 April 2018 £2499
Belfast City
Belfast City 08 May 2018 £2499
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 September 2018 £2499
Belfast City
Belfast City 02 October 2018 £2649
Belfast City
Belfast City 23 October 2018 £2649
Belfast City
Belfast City 13 November 2018 £2699
Belfast City
Belfast City 22 January 2019 £2699
Belfast City
Belfast City 05 March 2019 £2699
Belfast City
Belfast City 07 May 2019 £2599
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 January 2018 £2629
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 February 2018 £2629
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 April 2018 £2499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 May 2018 £2499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 September 2018 £2499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 October 2018 £2649
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 October 2018 £2649
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 November 2018 £2699
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 January 2019 £2699
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 March 2019 £2699
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 May 2019 £2599
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 January 2018 £2629
Glasgow
Glasgow 27 February 2018 £2629
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 April 2018 £2499
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 May 2018 £2499
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 September 2018 £2499
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 October 2018 £2649
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 October 2018 £2649
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 November 2018 £2699
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 January 2019 £2699
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 March 2019 £2699
Glasgow
Glasgow 07 May 2019 £2599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 January 2018 £2429
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 27 February 2018 £2429
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 April 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 May 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 September 2018 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 October 2018 £2449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 23 October 2018 £2449
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 November 2018 £2499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 January 2019 £2499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 March 2019 £2499
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 May 2019 £2399
Manchester
Manchester 16 January 2018 £2629
Manchester
Manchester 27 February 2018 £2629
Manchester
Manchester 10 April 2018 £2499
Manchester
Manchester 08 May 2018 £2499
Manchester
Manchester 18 September 2018 £2499
Manchester
Manchester 02 October 2018 £2649
Manchester
Manchester 23 October 2018 £2649
Manchester
Manchester 13 November 2018 £2699
Manchester
Manchester 22 January 2019 £2699
Manchester
Manchester 05 March 2019 £2699
Manchester
Manchester 07 May 2019 £2599
Newcastle
Newcastle 16 January 2018 £2629
Newcastle
Newcastle 27 February 2018 £2629
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 April 2018 £2499
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 May 2018 £2499
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 September 2018 £2499
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 October 2018 £2649
Newcastle
Newcastle 23 October 2018 £2649
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 November 2018 £2699
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 January 2019 £2699
Newcastle
Newcastle 05 March 2019 £2699
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 May 2019 £2599

Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Nepal 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

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.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain three blank pages and be valid for six months after your return date. A visa is also required for entry to India and Nepal. 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 for entry to India. Other British passport holders, who are not British CITIZENS, must apply for a full visa which costs £112. 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.
The cost of a visa for Nepal is currently £20.

You may also, at extra cost, use the services of CIBT, our recommended visa handling partner, who will handle the whole process for you..

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

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.

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 £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 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.