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.Extend your holiday with a visit to Kerala. See Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets as well as enjoying a spice plantation visit and a houseboat cruise on the backwaters. You’ll also visit Periyar National Park for a chance to see the wildlife.

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
  • Conclude your holiday with five nights in colourful Kerala
  • 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 Jaipur's Amber Fort
  • Jaipur's exquisite Palace of the Winds
  • Dinner with a local family in Jaipur
  • Staying in cottages at Vanaashrya Resort
  • Enjoy a camel cart ride and an Indian cookery demonstration
  • Visit the fascinating Heritage Transport Museum in Delhi

Inclusions

  • 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), plus one night on the aircraft
  • Five nights' half-board accommodation at hotels in Kochi (2 nights), Periyar (1) and Alleppey (2)
  • Six lunches
  • Return flights to Delhi via Abu Dhabi returning from Kochi via Abu Dhabi
  • An internal flight from Delhi to Kochi
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager