India's Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore

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Price per person
from £1,552

Price based on
London Heathrow
20th Apr 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • Northern India

  • Active pace

  • Small group tour

An Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, an amber sun on Taj Mahal white marble, a tiger stalking on a desert-scrub safari: just a handful of perfect moments on this captivating Indian odyssey.

At a glance


  • Delhi Climb aboard a cycle rickshaw and experience the stirring clamour of Old Delhi.
  • Taj Mahal Visit Agra’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Jaipur Wander the peaceful temple gardens and opulent state rooms of the Amber Fort.
  • Ranthambore National Park Search for Bengal tigers on a two-day safari.
India's Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

The first hotel (Piccadilly, New Delhi) was very poor and...

28th November 2017
Mr Ian Boardman

The first hotel (Piccadilly, New Delhi) was very poor and didn’t get the holiday off to the best start. To be fair all the other hotels were very good although the last hotel was a change to our advices programme which our courier never told us about. The programme was very full and given traffic issues particularly in New Delhi and Agra we were always rushing around trying to make up time with reduced time at various venues. The programme needs to be better planned with either extra time or reduced visits as there was no free time whatsoever which reduced our level of enjoyment. The courier was very knowledgeable and determined to get us to visits but he lacked any real empathy for the group and our needs or desires. In short he was just a bit too pushy and never took account of what we were thinking or had concerns about. Some of the advertised programme didn’t materialise which although understandable it wasn’t referred to by the courier and we were left in the dark about it. However Cox and Kings were first class in ensuring an immigration mistake made by immigration officers didn’t cause any difficulty in leaving the country and that was very much appreciated. Finally disappointed we didn’t get a detailed feedback form at the end of the holiday which would have been appreciated when everything was still fresh.

We were able to see all of the sites although...

27th November 2017
Mrs Elizabeth Stannard

We were able to see all of the sites although soemtimes it was a bit rushed. Perhaps a little more time could be spent at the well known ones and drop a couple of the less well known off the trip to give us more time. The guide Deevek was very informative and helpful but he had to put a lot of work in keeping a large party of 27 together and interested.

Loved every minute, it was packed with interesting things to...

14th November 2017
Mrs Penny Salter

Loved every minute, it was packed with interesting things to do and see, there wasn't a chance to be bored. I had wanted to visit India for years, my partner and I were both 70 this year so I decided that this holiday would be better than a party and it couldn't have been better. Seeing the Taj Mahal was a very emotional time, I had wanted to see it for about 40 years. I had a ride on an elephant, and saw tigers at the Ranthambore nationalpark. We were with a great crowd, and something that completed our holiday was our wonderful tour guide Gajendra Singh Rathore, he was knowledgeable, most helpful and fun to be with, definitely an asset to your company. Would love to visit southern India, especially if he was our tour rep. Thank you for a memorable holiday.

From start to finish it was all I expected and...

13th November 2017
Mrs Jacqueline Govey

From start to finish it was all I expected and more

The holiday overall was exactly as we expected. Unfortunately, the...

15th October 2017
Trusted Customer

The holiday overall was exactly as we expected. Unfortunately, the first hotel, The Piccadilly, Delhi, was very poor. Remainder of hotels were fine. The add on to Shimla was too short (2 nights rather than the 3 nights originally advertised and booked) as the amount of travel was far too much; 10 hours by train from Delhi to Shimla and 4 hours taxi followed by 5 hours train from Shimla to Delhi, after only one day in Shimla. Shimla itself was wonderful and I note from your brochure that the add on has been lengthened.

the trip was better than i could have...

11th October 2017
Mrs Beatrice Brown

the trip was better than i could have even dreamed of

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13th April 2017
Mrs Sheila Southam

Excellent customer service and provided good support throughout. The representative...

2nd April 2017
Miss Delyth Davies

Excellent customer service and provided good support throughout. The representative in India ( Cox and Kings) were very professional and organised the tour well.

The places we visited where truly amazing. Taj Mahal, amber...

1st April 2017
Mrs Jan Keeble

The places we visited where truly amazing. Taj Mahal, amber fort, and palace Jaipur, were breathtaking. The Safaris were fantastic and although I only did two of then, I saw a tiger on both occasions. Lucky me. The only experience I didn't like was the train journey back to Delhi. Purely because it was a long journey and the toilets were something to be desired.

8 March 2017, there was a sightseeing tour of Delhi....

19th March 2017
Trusted Customer

8 March 2017, there was a sightseeing tour of Delhi. In the brochure it said a visit to Chandni Chowk which didn't happen.I was looking forward to this.I think it was because the traffic was horrendous & slow getting around but the tour guide made no comment. Then in Jaipur (11 March) the brochure said a visit to a heritage sweetshop to have a taste but this also didn't happen. 12 March-My thoughts on Ranthambore Nationa Park- I only went on the morning as the jeep ride was horrendous, jerking all the time,going over rough terrain, stone river beds,down steep crevices .We did see a tiger & a leopard, a crocodile, some deer. About 8/9 other guests didn't bother going on future rides, the ride was a nightmare. This is not a criticism of Archers Holidays, just my experience of the visit to the National Park. Just two complaints on the hotels: .Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur, my room 5511, no hairdryer, the drawer was empty. I went to reception & asked for one but nothing happened. Agra. Radisson Blu, no wake up call. I always take my travel alarm clock but as a stand-by, I always ask for a wake-up call . Apart from those complaints, all the hotels on tour were excellent.

Overview

An Old Delhi rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, an amber sun on Taj Mahal white marble, a tiger stalking on a desert-scrub safari: just a handful of perfect moments on this captivating Indian odyssey.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Delhi

Day
2

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening meet your tour director for a welcome dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi

Day
3

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a cycle rickshaw ride. Drive past Red Fort, visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid mosque and experience a walk in the alleys of Chandni Chowk. Also included is a visit to the ancient stepwell Agrasen ki Baoli, which has 103 steps with a series of carved chambers and passages. Also see Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Drive past India Gate, Parliament House & Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi - Agra

Day
4

Travel to Agra. Visit Agra Fort and the unforgettable Taj Mahal at sunset. Also witness the intricate art of the 350 year old of Pietre Dura or marble inlay work.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Day
5

En-route to Jaipur stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned ghost town. Wander around the elegant courtyards, sandstone palaces and victory gate of this eerie city. Later, visit the ancient step wells in Abhaneri before arriving in Jaipur. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur

Day
6

Today, visit the stunning Amber Fort, also known as 'Sleeping beauty of Rajasthan'. This legendary fortress palace hides a rich and elaborate interior. Also see the Anokhi Museum of Hand block printing, City Palace museum followed by time at the local bazaars. Enjoy a visit to taste the local confectionery at a heritage sweetshop. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park

Day
7

Your tiger adventure starts today as you drive to Ranthambore National Park. Fringed by rocky escarpments, the lush forests and dusty scrubland of Ranthambore is home to its famous tigers, and is the only place in Rajasthan where they can be seen in the wild. On arrival leave your footprint as you plant a tree. This afternoon is the first of the Safari tours in search of the tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore

Day
8

Enjoy a morning Safari tour in Ranthambore National Park to see the protected tigers. The tigers in the park are famous for being seen during the day due to their lack of fear of human presence in jeeps. Other wildlife that might be seen are leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and Indian wild boar. After lunch experience an afternoon safari in search of the tigers of Ranthambore. Also included is a visit to a centre working towards women's empowerment. See the village community in Ranthambore and their local craftsmanship.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ranthambore - Delhi (by Train)

Day
9

In the morning, transfer to the Railway Station for the train journey to Delhi. Travel on the train in tourist class. On arrival transfer to the hotel in Gurgaon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Delhi - UK

Day
10

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard

Day 6: Anokhi Museum visit is subject to opening times. 

Day 9: Optional Cinematic theatre show and dinner at the Kingdom of Dreams is subject to opening times. 

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Delhi: Picadilly or Radisson Blu;
  • Agra: Jaypee Palace or Radisson;
  • Jaipur: Holiday Inn City Centre;
  • Ranthambore: Ranthambore Regency;
  • Gurgaon/Delhi: Country Inn & Suites.

Why book with Archers Holidays?