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India - Tigers And The Taj Mahal

Escorted Tour 2019 and 2020

10 days from £1,549pp
Discover the sights of New Delhi, including the historic Red Fort the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat ul-Islam mosque
Take a rickshaw ride through the bewildering hustle and bustle of Old Delhi
Enjoy a guided tour of Agra, India's city of love
Marvel at the Taj Mahal
See Chand Baori, Abhaneri's astonishing stepwell
Go in search of Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
See the Amber Fort
Visit Jaipur's exquisite Palace of the Winds
Enjoy dinner with a local family in Jaipur
Stay in traditional tented accommodation at Vanaashrya
Enjoy a camel cart ride and an Indian cookery demonstration
Visit the heritage Transport Museum
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)
Five lunches
Return flights from your chosen airport to Delhi
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager in India

Day One
Your holiday begins with an overnight flight from the UK to Delhi.

Day Two
Arrive in Delhi, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for lunch. This afternoon a guided tour of the Old City will introduce you to Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, Gandhi's cremation site.

You'll also see the Red Fort and take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Before evening falls you'll see some of the city's Imperial highlights including the India Gate war memorial, the vast boulevard of the Rajpath and Parliament House.

Day Three
Explore the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque and the ornate Qutb Minar tower, this morning. Later we'll plot a course for Agra, India's City of Love and site of the exquisite Taj Mahal. Built as a monument to undying love by grief-stricken Shah Jahan, after the death of his beloved wife, the Taj is seen in all its glory at sunset. Your guided tour of Agra will also take in the royal pavilions, palaces and courtyards of majestic Agra Fort.

Day Four
Today you'll visit Abhaneri, a small town famed for its amazing baoris (stepwells) and the mighty Harshat Mata Temple. Discover the architectural beauty of the Chand Baoli stepwell and its intricate carved panels.

Leaving Abhaneri you'll travel to Ranthambhore National Park, one of the prime examples of Indian conservation and your base for two nights. Once the hunting ground of Indian princes, this national park stands atop a 600-metre-high hill range and plays host to a number of India's elusive and endangered tigers.

After lunch, relax for the afternoon or take an optional visit to nearby Ranthambhore Fort. In the evening enjoy the 'tiger talk' with a local naturalist, in preparation for tomorrow's adventure.

Day Five
This morning you'll enjoy the first of two guided tours in search of some of the park's most revered inhabitants; striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and of course tigers (and maybe even a leopard). After lunch there will be another chance to see these and many other incredible creatures at close quarters, on your second guided tour into the park.

Day Six
Today you'll travel through Rajasthan to Jaipur, India's pink city, for a two-night stay. Settle into your heritage hotel in downtown Jaipur, and enjoy the on-site facilities, including a cooling outdoor pool.

Day Seven
Visit Amber, ancient capital of the Rajput Empire, with its magnificent palaces and temples dominated by the stronghold of the Amber Fort. Take time to marvel at the royal halls and the splendid views from the ramparts.

Day Eight
This morning you'll head north to Vanaashrya. En route you'll make a stop at the atmospheric ruined fort of Bhangarh, dating from the 17th Century, where you'll enjoy a welcome tea or coffee. After a relaxing afternoon, hop onto a camel cart and visit the local village before a pre-dinner cookery demonstration with the chef. You'll spend the night in your private, air-conditioned, tent designed to give a sense of the India of the past.

Day Nine
En route back to Delhi, for your final night's stay in India, we'll make a stop at the intriguing Heritage Transport Museum, which showcases the development of road, rail and air in India.

Day 10
Transfer back to the airport and board your flight back to the UK.


Newcastle 30 April 2019 £1599
Newcastle 07 May 2019 £1549
Newcastle 14 May 2019 £1499
Newcastle 21 May 2019 £1399
Newcastle 10 September 2019 £1549
Newcastle 17 September 2019 £1549
Newcastle 01 October 2019 £1799
Newcastle 08 October 2019 £1799
Newcastle 22 October 2019 £1799
Newcastle 21 January 2020 £1899
Newcastle 04 February 2020 £1899
Newcastle 25 February 2020 £1899
Newcastle 03 March 2020 £1899
Newcastle 10 March 2020 £1899
Newcastle 17 March 2020 £1899
Newcastle 21 April 2020 £1649
Newcastle 05 May 2020 £1599
Newcastle 15 September 2020 £1599
Newcastle 06 October 2020 £1849
Newcastle 03 November 2020 £1849
Newcastle 10 November 2020 £1849

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 180 days after your return date from India. A visa is also required for entry to India. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. British CITIZENS and some other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $62 (US) per person. Other British passport holders, who are not British CITIZENS, must apply for a full visa which costs £92. You may also, at extra cost, use the services of CIBT, our recommended visa handling partner, who will handle the whole process for you. Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities which can take up to four months from application.
On your flight

All outbound flights leave in the evening and land at your destination the next day. All return flights leave in the morning and land in the UK on the same day. On-board meals will usually include dinner and breakfast on outbound flights, and lunch and a snack on the flight home. Drinks are complimentary.
Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.
Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

These tours are operated by Newmarket Holidays.
For these tours Westoe Travel act as agents for Newmarket Holidays ATOL number V7812

All passengers must have a valid passport for this tour. Depending on the country issuing your passport, a visa may also be required. More information can be found at the Identity & Passport Service

Identity and Passport service

Customers should ensure that they are fit enough to travel, please check with your General Practictioner and www.fco.gov.uk/travel and www.nathnac.org

The latest advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office about travelling abroad

Foreign and commonwealth office

Travel Insurance
You are strongly recommended to take adequate insurance for all passengers for this tour


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