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.
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.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Days 6-7 :
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.
Set off early on board the train to Bharatpur, where you will visit the Keoladeo bird sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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.
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.
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): £899 per adult, £799 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,449 per adult, £1,209 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 11 days
- Ideal for ages: 5+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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|* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.|
|2019||24 Feb||3 Mar||£899||£799||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
|2019||7 Apr||16 Apr||£1,049||£949||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
|2019||20 Oct||27 Oct||£899||£799||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||22 Dec||31 Dec||£1,099||£999||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2020||16 Feb||23 Feb||£999||£899||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2020||5 Apr||14 Apr||£1,099||£999||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|