- Tailing the tiger
- Jaipur's imperial Amber Fort
- Sightseeing in New Delhi
- The city of Fatehpur Sikri
- The majestic Taj Mahal
The Golden Triangle and Tiger Trail for solo travellers
- Solo Travellers
- Half board
Indian cities, tigers and the Taj Mahal
This exciting tour to India’s ‘Golden Triangle’ is for solo travellers only, providing an opportunity to discover and contrast the vibrant city of Delhi, the regal splendour of Jaipur and the romantic lure of Agra. From the start of your adventure when you’ll be met at the airport with fastrack and airport lounge services, to the farewell dinner at the end of your tour, we’ll try to ensure you get the most out of travelling solo.
During your tour you will also visit Ranthambore National Park – Rajasthan's first tiger reserve, as well as enjoying excursions, experiences and social activities. At the end of the day look forward to relaxing over dinner in convivial company – perfect for sharing new experiences with your travelling companions.
9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
20 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
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- Return flights and transfers
- Fast track security and airport lounge UK
- Welcome drink and dinner
- Drinks party
- Farewell dinner
- Meet and greet at the airport
- Social activities
- Porterage at all hotels
- Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK
Included excursions and visits
- Tour of Old and New Delhi
- Visit to the Amber Fort
- Maharaja's City Palace and the Jantar Mantar observatory
- Two safaris in Ranthambore National Park
- Tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri
- Visit the Taj Mahal around sunrise
- Agra Fort visit
Use of audio headsets on guided tours.
Day 1 UK-Delhi
After taking your VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
Transfer to the 5-star Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka (4Q), where you’ll stay two nights. The hotel is conveniently located near to the airport, and has two restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, patisserie and bar. All 250 air-conditioned guest rooms have a television, telephone, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and a welcome reception with tea and cookies this evening. D
Day 3 Delhi
Discover the colourful street life, beautiful parks and varied architectural styles of this ancient city on an included sightseeing tour. In Old Delhi, you'll visit the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi’s mortal remains were cremated, the Jama Masjid – India’s largest mosque – and the commercial area of Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi you'll see the India Gate war memorial, visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun and the Sikh temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. D
Day 4 Delhi-Jaipur
Visit the 12th-century Qutub Minar minaret, at 71-metres high, the tallest brick-built minaret in the world. Afterwards, see your first glimpses of rural India today as you make the long drive to Jaipur (174 miles, six hours)
Stay three nights at the 5-star Hilton Jaipur (4Q). Located in the heart of the city, facilities at the hotel include four restaurants, a swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, rooftop bar, and gift shop. All 179 air-conditioned rooms have a safe, telephone, minibar, television, bottled water, iron, and tea and coffee-making facilities. B, D
Day 5 Jaipur
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing starting at Amber Fort, a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. Inside the Amber Fort you can contrast stark early palaces with those built after the Rajput court adopted Mughal influences, resulting in the lavishly ornamental later palaces, especially the palace of mirrors. This afternoon visit the Maharaja's City Palace, some of which is still used by Jaipur's Royal family.
Later visit the Jantar Mantar – the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. You'll drive past Hawa Mahal – the Palace of the Winds. This five-storey building has 953 sandstone windows from which the royal ladies could watch life going on outside without being seen. B, D
Day 6 Jaipur
Today is at leisure. Alternatively, join an optional morning visit to Jaigarh Fort. One of the most spectacular and intact forts in India, it sits on top of the hill above Amber Fort to which it is connected by 'secret' passages. This evening there's the option to see the Aarti ceremony at the modern, white marble Birla Temple, where brilliantly costumed and ornamented idols of Lord Ram and Sita are presented and greeted with holy chanting. B, D
Day 7 Jaipur-Ranthambore
This morning, travel to Ranthambore (110 miles, three hours) where you'll stay at the 4-star Hotel Ranthambore Regency (4Q) for two nights.
The family owned hotel sits on the edge of the Ranthambore National Park. Facilities include an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar, wellness spa and free Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms have a telephone, safe, bottled water, fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. B, L, D
Day 8 Ranthambore
This morning, visit the largest wildlife reserve in Northern India, Ranthambore National Park – Rajasthan's first tiger reserve – for a safari by open-topped bus. The park is home to sambar, the largest species of Asiatic deer, a wealth of birds, crocodiles and, of course, tigers.
After lunch, enjoy another safari. Relax at your hotel tonight. B, L, D
Day 9 Ranthambore-Agra
Early this morning travel to Sawai Madhopur railway station to board the train for Bharatpur (two hours). On arrival you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri. Built in 1571, it was the Mughal capital for just 14 years, before being abandoned. Made of red sandstone, it combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Continue to Agra (35 miles, one hour) and the 5-star Tajview - IHCL SeleQtions (4Q), where you’ll stay for the next two nights. Located near the Taj Mahal, the hotel has a restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer views of the Taj Mahal, and all 95 rooms have air conditioning, a television, safe and minibar. B, D
Day 10 Agra
Mahal in Agra is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal it's constructed in white marble and took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and craftsmen to complete.
Join an included excursion this morning to see this fabulous building in the early morning sun. After breakfast at the hotel you'll visit the 16th-century Agra Fort, near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses many fairy-tale palaces and two very beautiful mosques.
The afternoon is at leisure. B, D
Day 11 Agra-Delhi-UK
This morning you will have a very early departure from Agra for the transfer by coach to Delhi airport (135 miles, five hours), for your return daytime flight, arriving in the afternoon for your included door-to-door travel service home. B
Post-holiday extension - Half board
After your tour, stay seven nights at the 5-star Zuri White Sands (5Q), Goa Resort and Casino, on a half-board basis.
The hotel is set amid tropical gardens in Goa’s Varca beach resort, and facilities include three restaurants, lounge bar, swim-up pool bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa, casino and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, television, safe, and tea and coffee-making facilities.