Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Nine nights in premium accommodation
- The services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort
- 20 meals – 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
- Take a fascinating rickshaw tour in Delhi and experience Amber Fort on a Jeep ride
- Search for the elusive tiger on morning and afternoon game drives in Ranthambore National Park
- Visit the Pink City of Jaipur and enjoy an indulgent stay at Taj Bengal in Kolkata
- Take a camel cart ride in the village of Patan
- Be treated to a Farewell Dinner at Patan Mahal Palace Hotel
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions may be subject to change
- Rail Itinerary operated with our partner Great Rail Journeys
- When departing Delhi, ensure your flight leaves after 7pm
- Prices include transfers, tipping and porterage
- Prices are for land and rail only. Flights not included
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Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be transferred into the heart of India’s bustling capital, home to around 25 million people. Here, you will spend three incredible nights.
Stay: Three Nights, The Suryaa New Delhi
Enjoy a free day to see Delhi at your own pace. Perhaps visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple, a Sikh temple with Delhi’s largest kitchen, free for those seeking a meal or looking to volunteer. This evening, meet your Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and fellow travellers for a Welcome Briefing followed by dinner.Daily :
Take a fascinating rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi’s lively bazaar, winding through a sea of pedestrians going about their everyday lives.
Today you will explore Delhi, India’s vibrant, awe-inspiring capital city. Visit Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque, before discovering New Delhi, where you’ll see Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar – India’s tallest stone tower. Other highlights include the triumphal India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the home of India’s president.Daily :
Today you will have your first taste of rail travel in India as you board the Gatimaan Express to Agra, home to the truly magical Taj Mahal. On arrival, head to the enormous Agra Fort, an impressive maze of buildings constructed in 1565 under Emperor Akbar. Afterwards, it’s time to see the iconic Taj Mahal. A sight to behold, this enormous mausoleum took over 22 years to build. Its glittering white marble domes inspire awe, and almost seem to change colours throughout the day.
Stay: Agra, Tajview HotelDaily :
Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Ranthambore
Your day begins with an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri. Built in the 16th century as the brand new capital city of India, Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned after only 14 years of rule. The deserted city has been preserved in almost the exact state it was left in 400 years ago, and provides a fascinating glimpse into life during the time of the Mughal Empire. After time to explore, continue to Bharatpur to have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, travel by train to Sawai Madhopur, then transfer to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Ranthambore KothiDaily :
Rise early and head into Ranthambore National Park for an early-morning game drive. To increase your chances of seeing all of the wildlife at the park, you will also embark on a second game drive in the afternoon.
Many rare creatures can be in Ranthambore National Park, including leopards, panthers, hyenas, marsh crocodiles and sloth bears. However, the park’s star attraction is the elusive Bengal tiger. Ranthambore is one of the only places in India where the tiger can still be found in the wild. Tonight, listen to a lecture about Ranthambore National Park given by a local naturalist.Daily :
Discover the incredible Pink City of Jaipur.
Start your day with free time. You’ll then travel to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as the Pink City. In 1876, the reigning Maharaja ordered the entire city to be painted pink, the colour of hospitality, to celebrate a visit by Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales. The tradition has been followed by the residents of the old town, who are now obliged by law to maintain the pink colour. On arrival, check in to the Hilton Hotel in Jaipur, your home for the next two nights.
Stay: Two Nights, Jaipur, Hilton HotelDaily :
Jaipur, Amber Fort
Travel to Amber Fort by Jeep and enjoy free time to stroll through the complex of courtyards and halls. Bask in the incredible views of the fortifications on the surrounding mountains.
Today, head to the ancient village of Amer to visit the remarkable Amber Fort. Located high on a hillside, the fort traditionally served as the royal stronghold, before Rajasthan’s capital relocated to Jaipur. The imposing exterior of Amber Fort contrasts with its intricate interior. Many of the rooms have elaborately painted walls inlaid with decadent mirrors and precious stones. This afternoon, embark on an exciting sightseeing tour of Jaipur. First, head to the grand City Palace, which is home to the current Maharaja of Jaipur, and visit the early 18th-century Astronomical Observatory, a splendid complex featuring a number of early geometric devices for tracking locations of planets. Next, have your camera ready as you drive past the spectacular ‘Palace of the Winds’, an opulent red and pink sandstone building.Daily :
Travel by camel cart to the Patan Mahal Palace Hotel.
Enjoy a Farewell Dinner in the grounds of the palace hotel, a fitting end to your holiday.
Travel to Patan after breakfast. On arrival, transfer to the Patan Mahal Palace Hotel. Built in the 13th century, the Patan Mahal Palace has been turned into a heritage hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour of Patan town. There is then the opportunity to continue to Badal Mahal, an 800-year-old palace. Here you can admire views of the town and the surrounding mountains.
Stay: Patan Mahal Palace HotelDaily :
Patan, Depart Delhi
This morning after breakfast, farewell Patan and drive to Delhi airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.