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If you want to delve deeper into India's fascinating culture and history, this is the tour for you. Discover the many highlights of Delhi before heading to Agra and ticking off the world-famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Keep your fingers crossed for plenty of wildlife sightings on safari in Ranthambore National Park and then enjoy a visit to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and nearby Amber Fort. An overnight stay in a restored 200-year-old fort rounds off your journey and adds a touch of luxury at the end of your holiday.
- Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
- 8 nights half board in 5-star hotels and lodges plus 1 night in flight
- 19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
- Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- Tour of New Delhi
- Discover Old Delhi on a cycle rickshaw
- Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal
- Agra Fort and Itmad ud Daulah tomb
- The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
- Train ride through scenic countryside
- Search for tigers on a morning Ranthambore safari
- Afternoon safari in Ranthambore
- Visit the 'Pink City' of Jaipur
- Venture up to the hilltop Amber Fort
- Traditional dance show and dinner at Talabgaon Castle
Day 1: UK - Delhi
You'll depart on your scheduled flight to Delhi today.
Day 2: Delhi
After time to settle in, we're off on a half-day sightseeing tour. You'll see UNESCO-listed highlights including the exquisite Humayun's Tomb and the ancient Qutub Minar, a soaring sandstone tower.
Day 3: Agra
A great way to start your day is with a morning cycle rickshaw ride through the 17th century walled city of Old Delhi. As we go we'll delve into its maze of crowded streets and thronging markets, and see the spectacular exterior of the Red Fort.
Day 4: Agra
Get ready to experience one of the highlights of your holiday today – a dawn visit to the incredible Taj Mahal. This magnificent mausoleum, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz, is one of the world's most glorious sights. We'll watch in awe as the sun rises over its white marble walls which are inlaid with semi-precious stones.
Day 5: Ranthambore
Today we're going to travel by train, quite an experience in India, but before we reach the station we'll visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 6: Ranthambore
A thrilling day lies ahead, with not just one but two safaris in Ranthambore National Park, said to be the best game reserve in India. On morning and afternoon game drives we'll make our way through thick forest, where pretty waterfalls provide the perfect habitat for more than 300 species of birds.
Day 7: Talabgaon
Today we journey by road to our next hotel, which is the 200-year-old Talabgaon Castle, a beautifully restored fort offering us a truly unique experience. You're free to relax and do just as you wish on arrival.
Day 8: Jaipur
Today we've the famous 'Pink City' of Jaipur in our sights, which we'll reach by road. Views of sandstone buildings tinged with pink and ochre set amongst barren hills will greet us on arrival in the capital of Rajasthan.
Day 9: Delhi
Your day begins with a short drive to the marvellous Amber Fort, a 17th century stronghold which sits on a hilltop overlooking the desert.
Day 10: Delhi - UK
This morning we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. As you are travelling westwards, you will arrive later the same day.
Day 2: Vivanta by Taj Dwarka
Vivanta by Taj Dwarka is a newly built hotel in Delhi. It is modern in style and features amenities such as a spa, steam room, whirlpool and outdoor swimming pool. Hotel also has 5 restaurants/bars. Rooms feature tea and coffee-making facilities and large TVs.
Days 3-4: Ramada Plaza Agra
The Ramada Plaza Agra is a contemporarily styled property that also offers a great location – being less than 4 miles from the Taj Mahal. The fantastic facilities and services on offer will also ensure guests have a great stay. There is an outdoor pool, fitness centre as well as a shared lounge area. Guests can dine at the in-house restaurant and grab a drink at the bar.
Day 5-6: Jungle Villas
Day 7: Talabgaon Castle
Talabgaon Castle is a 200 year old, stunningly resorted fort situated in rural Rajasthan. The gardens of Talabgaon Castle are lovely - a great place for an early morning stroll! The hotel has many stunning features such as the roof top terrace, the pool bar, castle library and polo bar.
Day 8: Fortune Select Metropolitan
The 5-star Fortune Select Metropolitan is situated in the heart of Jaipur. Hotel facilities include a bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Day 9: Hilton Garden Inn
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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