Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
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.
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 even dreamed of
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 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. 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.
This tour was one of the most enjoyable one we have been on from start to finish. Our guide, Ikshwaku Deora, could not do enough for everyone, and was extremely knowledgeable on anything he was asked and nothing was too much trouble for him. The, highlight of the tour was the tigers in Ranthambore, seeing them in their natural habit was magical.
I have written a review in the above box. The only thing to add was that it was very good value.
Great time,made better by an excellent Indian tour guide who tried to make everything perfect.Ikshwaku Deora was the guide in question.
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