Enjoy a family activity holiday with the intense sights, sounds and smells of India’s Golden Triangle. Discover temples and a maze of alleyways in Old Delhi’s traditional bazaar.
Spot tigers in the wild at Ranthambore
Haggle in a local market
Go for a ride on a camel cart
Spend time at a school in Nawalgarh
Stand in awe of the majestic Taj Mahal
Wander the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
Watch the delight on the faces of your children as they catch a glimpse of their first tiger in the wild at Ranthambore National Park. See the beautifully painted havelis (private mansions) in Nawalgarh and wander the palaces and courtyards of the Amber Fort. Explore atmospheric Jaipur, the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, and finally, the world’s most beautiful building – the Taj Mahal.
Whilst this trip is normally 11 days in duration, we offer a shorter trip during the half-term holidays. Please see Itinerary footnote, or contact us for full details.
Day1: Depart UK
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Delhi.
Day2: Arrive Delhi, afternoon visit Old Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and take an afternoon tour of Old Delhi, visiting the Crafts Museum and Connaught Place. There is an opportunity afterwards to visit the Red Fort or take a ride on a cycle rickshaw through Old Delhi.
Day3: Drive to Nawalgarh, camel-cart safari
Make the journey from busy Delhi to the small town of Nawalgarh, in time for an exciting camel-cart safari around the town, taking in the amazing temples and beautiful sunset.
Day4: Continue to Jaipur
See some beautiful frescoes on temples and palaces on a walking tour around Nawalgarh, before continuing this afternoon to the Pink City, Jaipur. After an orientation tour, the afternoon is at leisure.
Day5: Jaipur: Bollywood film & puppet show
This morning, head to Amber Fort, a magnificent hill-top palace complex. This afternoon, there's a trip to the spectacular Raj Mandir Cinema to see a Bollywood film, and then later, an evening puppet show.
Day6: Explore Amber Fort
Travel out to the old capital of Amber and explore the hilltop fort complex. The afternoon is free to relax or further explore this fascinating city.
Days6-7: Drive to Ranthambore National Park
Travel into the heart of rural India to Ranthambore National Park where, over the next two days, you will enjoy three game drives. The park is spread over a vast area of forest with waterfalls and lakes and is famous for its tigers as well as chital, sambhar deer, blue bull and chinkara, and a variety of birdlife.
Ranthambore Fort, located inside the park, is rich in archaelogical monuments, including the temples of the God Ganesh and Maa Kali.
Day8: Train to Bharatpur
Set off early on board the train to Bharatpur, where you will visit the Keoladeo bird sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day9: Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
After a leisurely start, drive by bus to Agra, stopping at the ancient deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. The perfectly preserved 16th century ghost city was abandoned after only 15 years when the water supply dried up.
Day10: Taj Mahal at sunrise; return to Delhi
Take a short drive to see the Taj Mahal at its best - at sunrise. The rest of the day is free at your leisure - perhaps take an optional trip to the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, travel back to Delhi by road in time for some last minute exploring or shopping.
Day11: Fly back to UK
Transfer to Delhi Airport and fly back to the UK.
You should note:Half term itinerary: Day 1: Overnight flight to Delhi. Day 2: Arrive Delhi. Day 3: Drive to Jaipur. Day 4: Visit Amber Fort. Day 5: Ranthambore National Park. Day 6: Game drives in Ranthambore. Day 7: Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Day 8: Taj Mahal. Day 9:Fly to UK
Prices from (exc. international flights):£899per adult,£799per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£1,659per adult,£1,455per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
All hotels are a 3* standard, have en suite facilities and are on a twin share basis; most of them are air-conditioned. In general, hot water is available in the hotels, but the supply can be erratic at times.
9 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
You can typically expect to pay from
£660 for an adult,
and from £506 for a child aged 11 and under.
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.
For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.