India – Tigers & the Taj Mahal

From£1450 Per Person
  • Multiple departure dates available
  • Departing Edinburgh (Other Airports may be available)
  • Witness the Taj Mahal at Sunrise
  • Ranthambore’s Wild Majesty: Embark on two safaris in pursuit of the park’s famed tigers.
  • The Old and New of Delhi: From the historical Red Fort to the modern India Gate.
  • Rickshaw Ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Amber Fort’s Grandeur
  • Jaipur’s Palace of the Winds
  • Cultural Immersion: Dine with a local family and participate in an Indian cookery demonstration.
  • Luxury Jungle Resort Stay: Unwind at the serene Vanaashrya Resort, nestled in nature.
  • Upgrades Available
  • Option of Four nIghts in Goa Tour Extension 
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India – Tigers & the Taj Mahal

Embrace India’s Exotic Wonders from Delhi to Ranthambore

An 11-day journey from £1450pp unfolds the myriad wonders of India, from its vivid cities to the tranquil settings of its wildlife sanctuaries. With departures from Edinburgh spanning June 2024 into 2025 and beyond, Newmarket Holidays invites you to a symphony of experiences in the land where the wild and the majestic coexist with ancient splendours.

Your Enchanting Tour Highlights: India’s Exotic Wonders

Venture into the heart of northern India and traverse the iconic Golden Triangle, where the bustling streets of Delhi, the romantic allure of Agra, and the regal heritage of Jaipur await. This journey is not just about seeing but feeling the pulse of India’s exotic diversity.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the Taj Mahal at Sunrise: Behold the iconic symbol of love in the soft glow of dawn.
  • Ranthambore’s Wild Majesty: Embark on two safaris in pursuit of the park’s famed tigers.
  • The Old and New of Delhi: From the historical Red Fort to the modern India Gate.
  • Rickshaw Ride in Chandni Chowk: Navigate the vibrant heart of Old Delhi in a traditional rickshaw.
  • Amber Fort’s Grandeur: Uncover the fortified splendor that overlooks Jaipur.
  • Jaipur’s Palace of the Winds: Admire the ornate façade that whispers tales of royalty.
  • Cultural Immersion: Dine with a local family and participate in an Indian cookery demonstration.
  • Luxury Jungle Resort Stay: Unwind at the serene Vanaashrya Resort, nestled in nature.

What’s Included?

  • First-Class Stays: Eight nights across four and five-star hotels, plus one night on the aircraft.
  • Culinary Delights: 22 meals, including daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
  • All Transport Covered: Air-conditioned coach travel with return flights to Delhi.
  • Monument Entrance Fees: All included, allowing full access to historical sites.
  • Expertly Guided: Tour manager and local guides enhance your journey.
  • Comforts and Courtesies: Free Wi-Fi, bottled water on coaches, and all tipping covered.

Stay in Style – Your Accommodations: Lodgings Fit for a Maharaja

Your Indian escapade is complemented by stays in luxurious accommodations, offering a blend of traditional charm and modern convenience. Each hotel has been carefully chosen to enhance your experience and provide a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration.

Upgrade Opportunities

  • Jungle Resort Upgrade: Elevate your stay in Ranthambore with an upgrade to a deluxe room at the luxury jungle resort, complete with private amenities and unparalleled service.
  • Goa Extension: Prolong the magic by adding four nights in Goa, with its sandy beaches and laid-back vibes, starting from an additional £2350pp.

A Tapestry of India with Newmarket Holidays

Traverse the vibrant cities, behold the Taj Mahal, and track majestic tigers with Newmarket Holidays. Your tour of India’s splendors is crafted to create a series of unforgettable moments, each painting a stroke in the canvas of your memories.

Begin Your Indian Saga Today

Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of India. Contact us by phone at 01698829511, fill out an enquiry form or book an online or in-store appointment. Whether you’re seeking wildlife thrills or cultural depths, this tour is a portal to the heart of India’s treasures.


Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Departures in 2025 and 2026 include the same content and duration as shown, however, the order of the tour will be amended and follow this order - Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra and Vaanasharya.
Your Indian holiday begins with an overnight flight from the UK to Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi, this morning, to be greeted by your Tour Manager, and transferred to your hotel. Later, after an included lunch and time to freshen up, join your tour manager on a guided tour, and explore the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque and the ornate Qutb Minar tower that rises above them.
Today's guided tour will introduce Delhi's vibrant Old City. Drive by the historic Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat – Gandhi’s cremation site close to the Yamuna River – and enjoy an exhilarating rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk.

You’ll also experience the grandeur of New Delhi, built by the British Raj to reflect the glories of the Empire. Highlights will include the historic India Gate war memorial and the vast boulevard of the Rajpath.

Later, we'll travel to Agra, India's City of Love and site of the exquisite Taj Mahal. After a visit to the royal pavilions, palaces and courtyards of majestic Agra Fort, you’ll make your first visit to the Taj, a monument to undying love, to see it in all its glory at sunset and enjoy a guided tour.
Start your day with the unforgettable view of the Taj Mahal at dawn, seen from across the Yamuna River. After breakfast, you'll journey to Abhaneri, a small town famed for its amazing baoris (stepwells). Discover the intricate beauty of Chand Baori, one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India, and its carved panels.

Leaving Abhaneri, you'll travel to Ranthambhore National Park, stopping en route for lunch at the sumptuous Umaid Lake Palace, a lovely heritage hotel and organic retreat that grows produce for its fine restaurant. Once the hunting ground of Indian princes, Ranthambhore is landscape of thorn trees, scrub and grasslands dotted with beautiful ponds, streams and lakes is a perfect habitat for the famous, elusive (and still endangered) Tigers of Ranthambhore, and other species.

Relax for the afternoon, then enjoy an evening tiger talk with a local naturalist: the perfect preparation for tomorrow's adventures.
Today’s two canter (open-air vehicle) safaris in Ranthambhore Park are sure to be among the highlights of your entire holiday. In the company of a knowledgeable naturalist guide, you'll go in search of the park's most animal inhabitants: striped hyenas, sambar deer, sloth bears and, of course, tigers (and perhaps even a leopard).
Rest and relax this morning, or join our optional excursion to climb the gradual, 273 steps to ancient Ranthambhore Fort, which sits atop a 600-metre-high hill range, and offers stupendous views of the park below.

This afternoon, after lunch at the hotel, you’ll bid farewell to Ranthambhore and journey to the Pink City of Jaipur, where you'll stay for the next two nights.
After breakfast, visit Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire. Climb by jeep to the city's vast sixth-century hill-top fort to wander its Royal Halls and take in the magnificent views from the ramparts. After an included lunch, you'll tour Jaipur to see the City Palace complex, with its museums and ancient astronomical observatory, and drive past the innumerable windows and screened balconies of the 18th-century Palace of the Winds.

This evening, enjoy a special dinner at the Nokha House, hosted in traditional Rajasthani style by the Rathore family.
Bid farewell to Jaipur and journey across the desert plain into the Aravali Hills to the jungle-resort of Vanaashyra. En route you'll stop for a tea or coffee at Bhangarh, a ruined fort dating from the 17th Century.

This afternoon, take a camel cart to visit the local village and enjoy a pre-dinner cookery demonstration. You'll spend the night in a private cottage designed to give you a sense of the India of the past with the little luxuries of the present (like air conditioning).
Enjoy today at leisure in Vanaashrya - swim in the pool or reflect on your journey through India.
After an included lunch at Vanaashrya, depart for Delhi and the return overnight flight home.
Land back into the UK in the morning.
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