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Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. This afternoon why not further enhance your exploration of this busting city with an afternoon guided journey through the New Delhi area the highlights will include India gate a drive past parliamentary buildings and President's house, a guided visit to Humayun's tomb then concluding with sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub minar. See enhance your holiday page for prices.
Bright and early this morning we board the Shatabdi Express bound for Kalka. Here, you will transfer (independently) to opposite platform and embark the narrow gauge Himalayan Queen Toy Train travelling to Shimla. Arrival here and we will transfer you to your hotel.
Free day to explore Shimla - Later a transfer to the station in Kalka for the sleeper train to Delhi.
Arriving into Delhi. Arrival and straight away departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls. Later on we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset.
En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. As we get closer to Jaipur we stop for a tasty lunch and visit at a charming haveli (mansion house) with small courtyard, lawned gardens and rustic appeal. Arrival in Jaipur and check into your hotel to relax.
This morning you will have to look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. This afternoon perhaps opt for a journey of discovery through the historic pink city of Jaipur we start with a photo stop in front of Jal mahal (lake palace) thereafter visit the ancient astronomical observatory of Jantar mantar and thereafter a guided tour of the city palace complex and it’s fascinating nooks and crannies. See enhance your holiday page for prices.
After breakfast, we have a 3-4 hour drive to Ranthambhore National Park. We check-in, freshen up and then venture out for an evening game drive.
For today and tomorrow, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the national park in shared canters.
OPTION 1 --- After our final morning game drive we will depart from this wonderful park hopefully having seen some of the elusive tigers. Today we will head to Udaipur but as it is a long drive, we will stop overnight in the wonderful village of Shahpura late afternoon you can explore the village. OPTION 2 --- Morning no game drive, we head off early and travel on the express train to Delhi - Arrival and we will transfer you straight to the airport for the flight to Trivandrum via Mumbai or Delhi - Arrival here and included transfer to the Vivanta By Taj at Kovalam Bay -- Superior Charm - Sea View Room.
OPTION 1 --- After a morning to further explore the village we continue with the drive to Udaipur - Arrival and we will transfer you to your hotel. OPTION 2 --- Enjoy free time to relax on the beach staying at the Vivanta By Taj at Kovalam Bay -- Superior Charm - Sea View Room.
OPTION 1 --- Free day to relax at your magnificent hotel -- why not further enhance your exploration of this busting city our Monsoon palace tour option See enhance your holiday page for prices. OPTION 2 --- Enjoy free time to relax on the beach staying at the Vivanta By Taj at Kovalam Bay -- Superior Charm - Sea View Room.
OPTION 1 --- Free day to relax at your magnificent hotel. OPTION 2 --- Enjoy free time to relax on the beach staying at the Vivanta By Taj at Kovalam Bay -- Superior Charm - Sea View Room.
OPTION 1 --- Transfer to the airport for your morning included flight to Delhi - Arrival and collect your bags, head over to check in for your flight home. OPTION 2 --- Transfer to the airport in Trivandrum for your flight home.