Tigers, Temples and Taj, Family Adventure in India
India, Family, 9 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,345 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel. A single timed airport transfer is provided. KE land only package services begin with lunch at the hotel. This afternoon we have a half-day city tour on foot around the bazaars and in a rickshaw. Dinner and overnight hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: We have an early rise to catch the Shatabdi Express train to Agra. After lunch we have a guided tour of the Agra Red Fort and of the fabulous Taj Mahal at sunset. Overnight hotel in Agra.
Day 3: After breakfast we drive (1 hour) to the Bharatpur. Along the way we stop off at Fathepur Sikri to visit the monuments and temples including one of the largest mosques in India. We continue to Bharatpur and in the evening we have a rickshaw ride around the fabulous bird sanctuary. Overnight hotel in Bharatpur.
Day 4: In the morning we will have another rickshaw ride through the bird sanctuary with our guide looking for birds as well as other grazing animals. In the late afternoon we catch the express train to Ranthambore. We experience the travelling life on Indian Railways and take an evening meal on board. Arriving in Ranthambore at 10 we transfer to our hotel. Note: Summer itinerary goes to Sawai Mansingh
Day 5: Today we explore Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in vehicles with our expert naturalist who has worked closely with the park authorities to save tigers and other wildlife in the area. We have 2 game drives today. In our free time our guide will arrange a game of cricket with the local children. Overnight at the lodge in Ranthambore. Note: Summer itinerary, day in Sawai Mansingh National Park.
Day 6: We will have another safari this morning. Ranthambore is one of the best places in India to see tigers in their natural environment. After lunch we drive (3 hours) to Jaipur known as the 'Pink City'. En route we will visit a local school and in the evening in Jaipur we can go to the cinema to watch a Bollymovie! Overnight hotel in Jaipur. Note: Summer itinerary morning in Sawai Mansingh
Day 7: This morning we visit the impressive Amber Fort just outside the city and enter the gates riding on caparisoned elephants. Returning to Jaipur we have a tour of the city and some time to visit the colourful bazaar and pick up souvenirs. In the evening we have a cookery demonstration learning about the spices used in Indian dishes. Overnight hotel in Jaipur.
Day 8: After breakfast we drive to Pushkar, an oasis set on the fringes of the Thar desert. Pushkar is known for its many temples which surround a holy lake, including the only temple in all of India that is dedicated to Lord Brahma. This afternoon we can try our hand at camel driving as we mount up for a trip into the desert. Overnight in the group hotel in Pushkar.
Day 9: A free morning to look around the bazaar or visit more temples. After lunch we transfer 11km to the railway station at Ajmer where we catch the mid-afternoon train to Delhi. Dinner is served on the train and arriving in Delhi shortly before 11 pm. We transfer to a hotel near the airport.
Day 10: We have an early morning transfer to Delhi Airport where KE Land Only package services end.