Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal

India`s foremost tiger parks and finest wildlife holiday

14

days

Discovery

Wildlife

From $2,580 Land only

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Holiday Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Ranthambhore, Khana and Bandhavgarh
  • This holiday offers a real chance of spotting a tiger in the wild
  • See the India of Kipling`s `Jungle Book`
  • Spend a full day at Agra, including the Taj Mahal

For those with an interest in India and in particular its wildlife, this is an unmissable Indian adventure holiday. After an overnight train ride from Delhi, we take our first game drives at Bandhavgarh, which has the highest density of tigers of any Indian reserve - there is every chance of spotting a tiger here! After 3 days, we move on to nearby Kanha, a well-run park comprising almost 2000 square kilometres of grassland, forest and rocky ridge-lines, whose rich wildlife includes monkeys, deer, wild boar, leopard and tiger. Then, we travel to Agra and spend a full day exploring the Red Fort, the colourful bazaars and the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Mahal. Finally, we visit world-famous Ranthambhore, once a hunting reserve of the Jaipur Maharajas and still home to an abundant wildlife. With its atmospheric forts and temples, hidden deep within the forest, this place was an inspiration for Kipling. It can inspire you, too!

Is this holiday for you?

This is a tour of three of the best national parks in India plus a visit to its most famous building and national icon, the Taj Mahal. Consequently the trip involves a fair amount of travelling. However, by using comfortable air-conditioned sleeper trains and spending a minimum of 3 nights in each hotel base while exploring the parks, the effect of the travelling is kept to a minimum. For the most part our exploration of these reserve areas is by 'canters' which are large, open trucks fitted with rows of seats and offering a good field of view. We may also travel at times by elephant, boat or even cycle rickshaw! We will also do some walking on good trails for better vantage of the wildlife, but walks will be short and this is not intended to be a a trekking trip. This wildlife tour of North India should appeal to all who love wildlife and wish to encounter the essence of Kipling's India.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Delhi. Transfers from Delhi Airport are provided. Overnight train to Katni.
  • Transfer into the Vindhya Hills to Bandhavgarh National Park. Game drive.
  • An early morning game drive for tiger-spotting. Free time then an evening guided birdwatching tour.
  • Game viewing at Bandhavgarh, with the chance of seeing leopards, deer and antelope as well as tiger.
  • Transfer to Kanha, another place renowned for its healthy tiger population.
  • Game viewing at Kanha, a park reminiscent of Kipling's Jungle Book.
  • A second day at Kanha exploring the sal forest of the Maikal Hills looking out for exotic bird species.
  • Transfer to Jabalpur by road before boarding the overnight sleeper train to Agra.
  • A day to explore Agra, visiting the incomparable Taj Mahal.
  • Drive via Fatepjur Sikri to Bharatpur. Take the train to Ranthambore National Park.
  • Game viewing at Ranthambore, a particpant in India's `Project Tiger` conservation scheme.
  • Visit to Ranthambore Fort, one of the oldest in India built in 994AD.
  • Take the train to Delhi arriving early afternoon. Rest of the day free for independent exploration.
  • Departure day. Delhi Airport transfers provided.
2016
Mon 31 Oct - Sun 13 Nov Code TTT /03/16/ Adult$2,580 Status Available Book now
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  • Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
  • The departure reference for this tour is TTT /03/16/
  • This tour begins on Mon 31 Oct and departs on Sun 13 Nov
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $400 - Includes all group hotel nights (n/a on sleeper train)
Tue 20 Dec - Mon 02 Jan Code TTT /04/16/ Adult$2,660 Status Available Book now
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  • Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
  • The departure reference for this tour is TTT /04/16/
  • This tour begins on Tue 20 Dec and departs on Mon 02 Jan
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $405 - Includes all group hotel nights (n/a on sleeper train)
2017
Mon 27 Feb - Sun 12 Mar Code TTT /01/17/ Adult$2,580 Status Available Book now
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  • Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
  • The departure reference for this tour is TTT /01/17/
  • This tour begins on Mon 27 Feb and departs on Sun 12 Mar
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $400 - Includes all group hotel nights (n/a on sleeper train)
Mon 03 Apr - Sun 16 Apr Code TTT /02/17/ Adult$2,580 Status Available Book now
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  • Tigers, Temples and Taj Mahal
  • The departure reference for this tour is TTT /02/17/
  • This tour begins on Mon 03 Apr and departs on Sun 16 Apr
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $400 - Includes all group hotel nights (n/a on sleeper train)
The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary joining in Delhi. For clients making their own flight arrangements, Delhi Airport is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to the Joining arrangements and Transfers section of the trip dossier for further details.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Delhi. Transfers from Delhi Airport are provided. Overnight train to Katni.

    Rendezvous at the group hotel in Delhi. KE Land Only package services begin with airport transfer to the group hotel where we have the use of shared ‘day rooms’ for freshening up. After lunch, there is the opportunity to some exploration in the local bazaar streets, where we can witness the teeming life of the Indian capital city at first hand. In the early evening we transfer to the railway station to catch the overnight sleeper train to Katni. It is said that the journey is half the experience and certainly this is true here. Any journey on Indian Railways is a fascinating affair from the crowds and chaos of Delhi station platforms to life aboard. Once in our compartment the guard will issue fresh linen and we can settle down to eat our packed evening meal. Having made our beds and eaten our dinners it will be time to turn in and be rocked to sleep by the motion of the train.

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  • Transfer into the Vindhya Hills to Bandhavgarh National Park. Game drive.

    Arriving in Katni in the early morning, we meet our vehicles and begin a 2-hour drive up into the Vindhya Hills of Madhya Pradesh to Bandhavgarh National Park where we check in at our hotel. This afternoon we will have our first exposure to Indian wildlife with a 3-hour game drive into the park in a 4WD vehicle.

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  • An early morning game drive for tiger-spotting. Free time then an evening guided birdwatching tour.

    Bandhavgarh is one of the finest national parks in India and is most well known for its population of Bengal tigers. In fact Bandhavgarh has the highest density of Bengal tigers of any park in the world and we have a really good opportunity to spot one of these magnificent animals. Our programme here includes an early morning game drive by 4WD, with an expert guide. Returning to the hotel for lunch, we will have some free time before going out again on a guided birdwatching tour.

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  • Game viewing at Bandhavgarh, with the chance of seeing leopards, deer and antelope as well as tiger.

    We have another day in the Bandhavgarh National Park. Besides the tigers, the area abounds with many other species. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, as well as caracal and hyena. These predators are supported by populations of deer and antelope, such as the sambar, cheetal and nilgai, which are a common sight during our safaris. We will have another early morning game drive and then, in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to a nearby village, to check out how the local people live. We spend a third night at our Bandhavgarh hotel.

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  • Transfer to Kanha, another place renowned for its healthy tiger population.

    We have a drive of around 6 hours to reach Kanha, another national park well known for its tiger population and another place where we have a very good chance of seeing these amazing creatures in the wild. Arriving at Kanha we check in at our hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free for relaxing.

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  • Game viewing at Kanha, a park reminiscent of Kipling's Jungle Book.

    Kanha National Park is one of the largest and oldest national parks in India, and is engaged in much conservation work. In terms of concentration of wildlife Kanha has been compared to the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania. However, the landscape here is very different and the lush sal and bamboo forests, hanging vines, slow flowing rivers, and grassy meadow plateaux are straight out of Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. It is a very beautiful landscape, particularly at dawn. We make an early start for a game drive by 4WD vehicle (walking is not allowed in the park) and again we have a reasonably good chance to see tigers. The park also has significant populations of leopard, sloth bear, hyena, and Indian wild dog, as well as a huge population of spotted deer or chital which are the main prey of the big cats here. Other species we may encounter include sambar, gaur, rhesus macaque, golden jackal, Bengal fox, otter, badger, mongoose, and the once near extinct barasingha or swamp deer. We will return to our hotel for lunch and have a second, shorter safari by jeep in the afternoon.

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  • A second day at Kanha exploring the sal forest of the Maikal Hills looking out for exotic bird species.

    A second day in the Kanha National Park. As well as the varied mammal populations Kanha, with its great sal forests stretching across the Maikal hills of the Satpura range, is a perfect habitat for some 350 species of birds including mynas, bush chats, kingfishers, treepies, orioles, lapwings, falcons, kites, owls and vultures. The whole area is a paradise for the keen bird watcher and there is the chance to spot completely new species. We will have a game drive in the morning and a birdwatching tour in the afternoon. We spend a third night at our Kanha hotel.

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  • Transfer to Jabalpur by road before boarding the overnight sleeper train to Agra.

    After a final morning at leisure in Kanha, we make the scenic 3-hour drive following a rough road beside the Narmada River to Jabalpur, the largest city in Eastern Madhya Pradesh. Here, we board the overnight sleeper train to Agra.

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  • A day to explore Agra, visiting the incomparable Taj Mahal.

    Arriving in Agra, we check in at our hotel, take breakfast and have the remainder of the morning to rest. In the afternoon, we head out on a guided tour of some of India's most iconic monuments including the Mogul Red Fort and of course the incomparable Taj Mahal. Unquestionably the finest examples of Mughal architecture in the subcontinent, the Taj was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz. It took thousands of artisans and craftsmen 16 years to build the white marble Taj Mahal and another five years to complete the surrounding buildings and gardens. The monument was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. One of the most identifiable buildings in the world, you will still be amazed by the scale of the Taj and the skill and craftsmanship that went into the exquisite carvings and inlaying of semi precious stones in the marble. We overnight at a hotel in Agra.

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  • Drive via Fatepjur Sikri to Bharatpur. Take the train to Ranthambore National Park.

    Leaving Agra, we drive for 2 hours via Fatepur Sikri to the railway station at Bharatpur. Here we catch the late afternoon train to Sawai Madhopur. Arriving in the early evening, it is a short transfer to Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore takes its name from the majestic fort which commands a strategic location on a cliff in the park, 200 metres above its surrounds. We check in at our hotel, just outside the park boundary.

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  • Game viewing at Ranthambore, a particpant in India's `Project Tiger` conservation scheme.

    Set in an arid Rajasthani landscape of dry grassland, Ranthambore is an oasis of green due to its permanent lakes fed by several perennial rivers. The lakes, which are inhabited by crocodiles, provide a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. It is usual in this park to use 'canters', which are converted trucks, for the game drives and we will have both an early morning excursion and an afternoon excursion, to make the most of the wildlife viewing opportunities. Like the previous two parks on this tour, Ranthambore participates in India's 'Project Tiger' conservation scheme and we should have another excellent chance to see these magnificent beasts. Other animals to be found in the park include leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. The lakes also attract a huge amount of birdlife.

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  • Visit to Ranthambore Fort, one of the oldest in India built in 994AD.

    Today we will visit the Ranthambore Fort which is superbly located on a rock outcrop overlooking the park. After a short drive, we will make the 20 to 30-minute climb up to the high point of the monument. The fort complex is quite large, covering an area approximately 12 square kilometres and inside there are three Hindu temples dedicated to Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlalaji which were constructed in 12th and 13th centuries from red Karauli stone. There is also a Jain temple. The fort itself is one of the oldest in the country, being built around 944AD by the Chauhan Rajputs. The fort and temples are themselves fascinating and worthy of considerable exploration but possibly the best thing about the fort is its superb vantage for views across the entire park. Be sure to bring your binoculars up here.

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  • Take the train to Delhi arriving early afternoon. Rest of the day free for independent exploration.

    We have an early breakfast and then catch the train back to Delhi. Arriving just after midday, we transfer to the group hotel, close to the city centre, and have the rest of the day free for bargain hunting, further independent sight-seeing or just relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the group hotel.

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  • Departure day. Delhi Airport transfers provided.

    KE Land Only package services end after breakfast with a group transfer to the airport.

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Holiday Information

  • A professional English-speaking local leader
  • Delhi Airport transfers on group arrival and departure days
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary including overnight sleeper train
  • Use of shared 'day-rooms' at the group hotel on Day 1
  • All accommodation as detailed in the trip dossier
  • All meals throughout the trip
  • Wildlife safari guides for the game viewing
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Delhi and Agra
  • Travel insurance
  • Delhi Airport transfers if arriving earlier or departing later than the group days
  • Indian Visa
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

All meals are provided. Indian food offers a wide variety of dishes – much more than the curries we are used to in Indian restaurants at home - but there are also familiar international dishes available.

All meals are included, from lunch on Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary to breakfast on Day 14.
Transfers from Delhi Airport to the group hotel in Delhi are provided on Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary. At the end of the holiday, on the final day of the Land Only itinerary, transfers are provided from the hotel in Delhi to Delhi Airport.
The group will have the use of communal 'day-rooms' in the group hotel in Delhi at the beginning of the trip and an overnight stay at the end of the trip. We will have a total of 11 nights in good standard hotels in Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Agra and Ranthambore and 2 night's air-con birth on sleeper trains. All accommodation except the sleeper train is allocated on a twin-sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Depending upon availability it may be possible to arrange single rooms for the hotel nights. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

A typical day in the wildlife park. Shortly after first light we are woken and come down to a hot breakfast in our hotel. We then board our waiting jeeps and head off into the park with a tracker/guide who will look for signs which tell us where the animals are to be found. Different guides will have particular interests but all will be looking out for signs of tiger. The guides are very skilled at finding the animals and we should be able to see many species even on the very first drive. After a morning of game-viewing we will return to the hotel for lunch and then have a break for two or three hours during the hottest part of the day. In the afternoon we will go back into the park for anther session of wildlife spotting. Depending on conditions and the guides discretion we may ride an elephant, or take a boat along the river in some of the parks. In some parks it is forbidden to go on foot but we may make short walks in the areas where this is permitted. After the afternoon game-viewing we return to our hotel for drinks and dinner. This is a great time for socialising and reliving the events of the day.

The group will be accompanied by an experienced professional leader throughout and there will also be various wildlife guides during the game viewing, as well as cultural guides when sightseeing in Delhi and Agra.
Approximately £150 (or the equivalent in US dollars or euros) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses, including tips for your guides (allow approximately £50) and soft drinks, etc. (allow approximately £40). There are several opportunities to buy souvenirs on this trip. It is not necessary to purchase local currency (Indian Rupees) before you travel. Sterling, US dollars and euros are readily exchanged in Delhi. Since you will be changing the majority of your spending money into local currency on the day of arrival, we recommend taking this in cash. Credit cards can be used to purchase many goods in Delhi and Agra and are particularly useful for more expensive souvenirs. It is possible to withdraw cash (rupees only) from cash machines in certain banks in Delhi and Agra using credit and debit cards.
Tipping is an accepted and expected part of Indian culture, although you should only tip for services which are well done. The total amount that you can expect to pay in tips for your local guides and drivers is approximately £50 (in rupee equivalent). Further information and guidelines for tipping will be provided with your joining instructions.
There is no restriction on the weight of your equipment, other than that imposed by the airline. However, you should restrict your luggage to one main item of baggage plus a small daypack in which you will carry your camera, binoculars, water etc.. We recognise that for some of our holidays and for some of our travellers, the KE Trek Bag (see below) may not provide the best solution when packing for your trip. A bag with fitted wheels or a holdall with more than one compartment and more than one access zip can, in some circumstances, be more appropriate. Although it can be useful for our tour leaders when all members of the group have similar, identifying baggage, we have no problem if you choose to use an alternative bag.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

The following items are optional:

  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

  • Camera and batteries

  • Travel clothes

 

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa India

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $60 and you need to apply for this online prior to departure at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. Please download the detailed information document: Visa PDF India

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The currency of India is the Indian Rupee.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

Although there is no strenuous walking on this trip it makes a lot of sense to get some additional exercise before coming on any active holiday. Walking, jogging and swimming are all good for developing fitness and stamina. On some days it can be quite hot and you should be prepared for this. Before departure, we suggest that you do some reading about the country, its people and the wildlife you are likely to see.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

We run this holiday outside of the wet 'monsoon' period and do not expect to experience significant rainfall. The maximum daytime temperatures will range between 25 and 30 degrees centigrade during November and December, rising to 35 degrees centigrade during March and April. Evening temperatures in Delhi and Agra from late October to February can be quite chilly, dropping below 15 degrees centigrade at times, and you should be prepared for this.

  • India – Lonely Planet

  • Guide India – The Rough Guide

  • Indian Wildlife Insight Guide Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent. K. K. Gurung and Raj Singh

  • Birds of India. Richard Grimmett, Carol and Tim Inskipp

  • The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling

India North West - Reise Know-How Verlag. 1:1,300,000

Detailed road map of North-Western India with relief shading, spot heights and names of hills, mountain ranges, valleys, etc. Nature reserves and bird sanctuaries are highlighted and symbols show locations of various UNESCO sites, forts and palaces, temples and other religious buildings. Latitude and longitude grid is at intervals of 1°. TTK State Road Maps are also available on the internet. These are locally produced maps showing road and rail network with intermediate driving distances. No information on topography is given but each map comes with a booklet providing further information on places of interest. 2 sheets required (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan)

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Delhi Sightseeing Tour - Full day

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Delhi City Tour

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Kashmir, Srinagar and Dal Lake

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Delhi Sightseeing Tour - Half day

Old Delhi is centred on the Red Fort and is a labyrinth of narrow, bustling streets including Chandni Chowk bazaar. Must-sees here include the Red Fort, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Also worth a visit is Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi was the creation of the British Raj who wanted to show their ascendency over the former Mogul rulers with many grand buildings designed by the greatest ever British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Driving by this area will give a glimpse of this interesting aspect of India.

Delhi Half-Day City Tour

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Florence Inn

From $97 per room per night Combining comfort and elegance with economy, the Florence Inn is our preferred group hotel in Delhi. Well appointed throughout and with a smart lobby, it is immaculately clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Florence Inn is just 5 minutes walk from Karol Bargh market and the metro station making it an ideal location for exploring the city.

Claridges

From $166 per room per night Situated in Lutyens’ Delhi within 10 minutes walk of the famous Lodi gardens and Khan Market, Claridges oozes old-world charm and luxury. Set in a landscaped garden with swaying palm trees, you can get right away from the hurly burly and enjoy gracious Indian hospitality. The guest rooms and suites are classically decorated and equipped with all modern conveniences as you would expect in a hotel of this calibre. Claridges contains several excellent restaurants offering a choice of world cuisine and there is an outdoor swimming pool and a health club.

Maidens Hotel

From $133 per room per night Operated by the Oberoi group and set in 8 acres of garden with shady trees, Maidens is one of Delhi's oldest hotels. Built in the early 1900s, it has retained its colonial charm and offers spacious well appointed rooms with high ceilings. The hotel has a restaurant serving international and Indian cuisine, a garden terrace extending to an open courtyard, and a small intimate bar. There is no pool. Located in Old Delhi, it gives easy access to Mughal monuments and the colourful Chandni Chowk bazaars.

Manor Hotel

From $144 per room per night This 2-storey, 15-room boutique hotel in a pleasant garden setting is very distinctive. With clean modern lines and contemporary furnishings the Manor Hotel has an understated elegance and comfort which is very appealing. Its public areas contrast cool Italian mosaic flooring with warm rich wood panelling, and you can enjoy a high level of service which is friendly and efficient. The hotel has an award winning restaurant and a bar. There is no pool but the hotel has a Wellness centre with yoga and massage. The Manor is located in a quiet residential area close to the Lodhi Gardens.

Ambassador Hotel

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