India Family Holiday
Golden Triangle, India
Golden Triangle, India
India is probably the best Family Holiday destination in Asia. It has family friendly hotels, and there are both educational and fun based programmes. On the historical circuit, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur offer some of the best heritage sites. In addition to forts and palaces is the amazing Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the seven wonders of the world.
Fatehpur Sikri, is where you can wonder around the monument and understand Moghul history. But it is at Ranthambore national park, where the thrill and fun begins. This is a national park where you can be confident to see a tiger. Also watch varied wildlife, including sloth bear, leopards and crocodiles. In Jaipur, Rajasthan, there are exciting activities such as camping under the stars or take an elephant ride to the Amber Fort. You can stay in luxurious palaces to humongous forts that take you back in time, India has everything it takes for a splendid family holiday.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY FAMILY HOLIDAY TO INDIA…
And, experience its culture, cuisine and wildlife.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. Enjoy the facilities of the hotel. If time permits we can arrange a private tour of Old and New Delhi.
Transfer to Agra, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Taj Mahal. Built by a Moghul emperor in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal it is often referred to as a poem in white marble. Tour the splendid Agra fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Proceed to Ranthambore National Park, one of the world’s finest wildlife sanctuaries, home to tigers, leopards and crocodiles. Enjoy early morning and afternoon jungle safaris (accompanied by a trained naturalist) into the national park and stay at a luxury tented camp surrounded by lemon and mango trees.
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City,” visiting the centuries-old ruins at Fatehpur Sikri en route. See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas hill forts, palaces, an observatory, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions), surrounded by stark desert. Take an elephant ride to the 16th century Amber Fort. Browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, perfume, jewellery and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery. Explore medieval backstreets and marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women.
Return to Delhi for two nights. With your private guide, explore the historical sites of Old Delhi including Qutab Minar, world’s tallest minaret and a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture; Humayun’s tomb, Lodi Gardens, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi in comparison has an imprint of the British architect Edwin Lutyens. Most notably, his shiny examples are the Parliament and the President’s House.
India Family Holiday An ideal combination of culture, cuisine, wildlife, comfort and lifestyle.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur
Day 1 – Arrive
Delhi Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 – Tour
Agra Private transfer to Agra for overnight stay.
Afternoon tour of Taj Mahal and Agra.
Day 3 – Transfer & Safari
Ranthambore National Park Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal, if desired. Private transfer to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights. Afternoon wildlife viewing.
Day 4 – Safari
Ranthambore National Park Morning and afternoon wildlife viewing.
Day 5 – Transfer & Tour
Jaipur Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights.
Day 6 – Tour
Jaipur Full-day private touring, including morning elephant ride to Amber Fort.
Day 7 – Transfer & Tour
Delhi Private transfer and flight to Delhi for 2 nights.
Day 8 – Tour
Delhi Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi.
Day 9 – Depart
Delhi Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
Getting There All major international airlines fly to India’s main airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
When to go The best time to travel to India is between September and March. This is a high season and it is advisable to book your holiday well in advance. Summer starts in April and by June, it becomes very hot. By July there is the south-west monsoon, which brings heavy rains to the west coast. September is a generally a clear month though later, between October and December there may be a reverse pattern called the north-east monsoon that appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast. The best time for trekking in the Indian Himalaya is between April and November but it varies from region to region and the altitude you are planning to reach.
Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Indian territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Indian High Commission, embassy or consulate.
All visa applications in UK should be filled online at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk. Cost of six months tourist visa for UK nationals including handling charges is £92.20.