FAMILY TOUR: Discover the best that India has to offer with the entire family on this 10-day group tour. Visit all three corners of the famed Golden Triangle, including the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra, the Pink City of Jaipur and the country's capital, Delhi. Stay in a 300-year old haveli, spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park and practice the ancient art of block printing.
Today our sightseeing begins with a guided tour of India's capital. In the old part of the city we'll take in Jama Masjid, which is the largest and oldest mosque in the whole of India. We'll pay a visit to the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, where it's recommended to sit and listen to the traditional music for a few minutes. The food served here is also delicious!
After our visit, there's time for a fun rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar before we enjoy a drive through the newer part of Delhi. See the India Gate monument and Parliament House, then return to the hotel. There's a Welcome Dinner with the group tonight.
Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast, Dinner
Delhi - Agra. This morning we enjoy a family cycling tour around Delhi, soaking up the hustle and bustle of a morning in India's capital. Later, we say goodbye to Delhi and drive to Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal. We're saving the main attraction for tomorrow, but there is time today to visit UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. The evening is free to head out and enjoy a family meal.
Overnight: Agra | Breakfast
Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore National Park. Today is the day we've been eagerly looking forward to. An early start is rewarded as we watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. The Taj is perhaps the most extravagant monument to love ever built. It commemorates the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, who unfortunately died in childbirth. After time to wander around this iconic Wonder of the World, we say goodbye to Agra and head to Bharatpur.
Here we pay a visit to Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This important bird sanctuary is a crucial wetland reserve for many migratory species. Enjoy a rickshaw ride around the park, escorted by a knowledgeable guide who will help you to spot and identify these birds.
Leaving Bharatpur, we make our way on the express train to Ranthambore National Park, where we'll be staying for the next two nights as we search for tigers.
Overnight: Ranthambore National Park | Breakfast, Dinner
Today we have a chance at spotting wild Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Ranthambore plays a key role in the conservation of the species and we'll enjoy two shared game drives into the park. Tigers can be seen pacing along the dirt roads, sleeping under bushes or cooling off in the ponds. Sightings cannot be guaranteed but there is a healthy population of this iconic big cat in Ranthambore, so keep your eyes peeled! Leopards, crocodiles and other species can also be sighted.
Overnight: Ranthambore National Park | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pachewar Garh Fort
Ranthambore National Park - Pachewar. Today we leave Ranthambore, heading north-west to Pachewar. The charming small village is off the beaten track for most travellers to India, and we're in for something special tonight. We'll be staying at the Pachewar Garh Fort, which is a converted haveli. It is more than 300 years old and overlooks a small lake. There's time to unwind in the hotel or you may wish to head into the village in order to visit the local temples.
Overnight: Pachewar | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pachewar - Jaipur. Leaving Pachewar, we make our way to the famous Pink City of Jaipur, the final point on India's famed Golden Triangle. We'll take in sights including the Albert Hall and the city's main cricket stadium. There's also an included visit to the beautiful City Palace.
Later, we enjoy a block printing demonstration, and children will have the chance to create their own block printing masterpiece. Block printing is an ancient tradition that originated in China, but made its way across the border into India. The whole family can get involved with this ancient art and you'll be able to take your creations home with you.
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
This morning we pay a visit to Amber Fort. Spread over four levels, the fort overlooks Maota Lake and is a wonderful place to explore. We ride jeeps up to the fort and enjoy a guided tour before returning to the hotel. The afternoon is then free for you to relax with your family or head out to some of the other attractions in the Pink City. The Jantar Mantar space observatory is well worth a visit!
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Our family adventure comes to an end today. Tuck into a final breakfast at the hotel before an included departure transfer takes your family to the airport. We hope you had a fabulous trip!
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
The Piccadily, Delhi
The grand lobby of the Piccadily is a perfect introduction to this elegant luxury property. Rooms are bright, airy and furnished in a sophisticated and contemporary fashion. Staff are helpful, attentive and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is a memorable and happy one. Dining at popular Zune and contemporary Twenty-9 is highly recommended. Located in the west of town, close to the airport. Access to the rest of the city is very simple with the Janakpuri West Metro station just next door.
Hotel Royale Residency , Agra
Situated a stone’s throw away from the legendary Taj Mahal, the Royal Residency Hotel is perfectly located for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in Agra’s famous monuments. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can enjoy an array of flavours around the world in the multi-cuisine restaurant, or perhaps sip on a cocktail next to the outdoor pool.
Ranthambore Heritage Haveli , Ranthambore National Park
Set amongst well-manicured gardens, the Ranthambore Heritage Haveli offers stylish and intimate accommodation in an enviable location. Guest rooms are elegantly designed with excellent amenities including large TV's and beautiful rain showers. The haveli also benefits from a multi-cuisine restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi. Start your day with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before you set out sightseeing.
Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur
Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.