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Explore the iconic sights of India’s famed Golden Triangle, from the magnificent forts of Amber and Agra to the marble magnificence of the Taj Mahal, and experience one of India’s most beautiful national parks - Ranthambore. Find your spiritual side and extend your stay to witness an aarti ceremony at Rishikesh.
- 3 nights in a heritage hotel in Jaipur
- Lunch overlooking Old Delhi
- Aarti ceremony at a Hindu temple in Jaipur
- Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
- Small group size - maximum 26
- 4- & 5-star accommodation
- Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
- Small group size - maximum 26
- International flights with British Airways
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
- Experienced local tour manager
- 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Welcome drink & dinner
- 2 included safaris in Ranthambore
- Guided sightseeing & all entrance fees
- Porterage at airports and stations
Day 1: Fly to Jaipur via Mumbai
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Jaipur via Delhi with British Airways.
Days 2: Jaipur
After arriving in Jaipur, transfer to the Shahpura House / Khas Bagh (or similar) where you will be staying for 3 nights. A former capital of the Rajput empire, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is a colourful city with a fascinating blend of styles. This evening enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group.
Day 3: Jaipur
Spend the morning just outside Jaipur in Amber, the ancient capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs. Here you will find a majestic fort-palace displaying both Mughal and Rajput designs. This afternoon, head back to Jaipur and explore the Pink City including visits to the sprawling City Palace and the curious astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. The observatory is home to a fine collection of 18th century astronomical instruments that can still be used with astonishing accuracy. Later, view the exterior of the iconic Hawa Mahal, or 'Palace of the Winds'.
Day 4: Jaipur
This morning visit a local Hindu temple in time for morning puja or prayers. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax by the hotel pool or in the spa, explore Jaipur's many bazaars or take a sunrise balloon ride over the peaceful countryside. Alternatively, visit the craft village of Sanganer, famous for textile printing, its handmade paper industry and exquisite Jain temples*.
Day 5: Ranthambore
Travel to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights at Hotel Abhyaran (or similar). Once the private hunting ground of royalty and a fine example of tiger conservation efforts, the park is celebrated for its tiger population, currently estimated to be 80, including 18 cubs.
Day 6: Ranthambore
Today, enjoy wildlife drives in the early morning and late afternoon in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Although well known for its tiger population, Ranthambore is also home to sambars, panthers, marsh crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a bird watcher's paradise.
Day 7: Agra
Experience a train ride in India by taking a journey from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur. Continue to Agra visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route. This deserted, 16th-century sandstone city was built as a tribute to the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, but was abandoned just 15 years after it was built due to a shortage of water. Afternoon visit to the magnificent and imposing Agra fort. Overnight at the Radisson Blu / Trident Agra (or similar).
Day 8: Delhi
A trip to Rajasthan would not be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal and sunrise is the perfect time to see it, as the marble transforms its colour in the changing dawn light. Later, travel to Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at the LaLit (or similar). This afternoon explore Humayuns tomb, a fantastic early example of Mughal architecture; and the magnificent red sandstone edifice of Qutb Minar.
Day 9: Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid mosque and the colourful Chandni Chowk, which is an excellent spot to pick up souvenirs before your flight home. Enjoy lunch at Haveli Dharampura overlooking Old Delhi. Drive through Lutyens' New Delhi passing Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel or sample the local markets.
Day 10: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport for a direct flight to London with British Airways.
Hotel Abhyaran, Ranthambore National Park
Located on the outskirts of Ranthambore, surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and lush countryside, Hotel Abhyaran offers immaculate rooms, a large garden and fantastic dining. The vast swimming pool has wonderful views of the surrounding area and is a perfect place to watch the sunset over the hills. Excursions into the local village can also be arranged.
Khas Bagh, Jaipur
On the outskirts of Jaipur, a stone's throw away from Amber Fort, Khas Bagh is a farm retreat tucked away in the Aravali hills. The property has been built in the style of a traditional Haveli with open courtyards, verandas and intricately carved pillars. The luxurious rooms have all been individually designed and are fitted with antique furniture. The polo lounge adds to the authentic Rajput stately home-stay experience, with its fireplace, piano and wooden floors reminiscent of an old country club.
Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate, Agra
Located near the east gate that leads to the renowned Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate is a modern hotel. Each of the 141 rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and decorated in soft shades to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour coffee shop with international flair, a tea lounge for a quick bite and a liquid lounge with an extensive wine list.
Shahpura House, Jaipur
Originally the residence of the scions of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, Shahpura House is set in a relatively quiet residential area in downtown Jaipur. This converted hotel with its colourful Shekhawati frescoes and domes reflects the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal-style architecture. Each of the 38 individually decorated rooms and suites are simply furnished and tastefully decorated by combining traditional features with essential modern amenities. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a rooftop restaurant, which is open for dinner, a well-stocked bar serving Indian wines and liquor, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa.
The LaLiT New Delhi, Delhi
Located in Connaught Place, Delhi's prime business and shopping district, The LaLiT New Delhi is only minutes away from cultural attractions, shopping malls, government offices and trade fair grounds. The hotel has 460 guests rooms including 47 designer suites located in an exclusive atrium tower, all with modern amenities.
The Trident Agra, Agra
The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. The hotel features a multi-cuisine informal brasserie as well as an alfresco Italian restaurant.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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