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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai

(Tour code: 17GMJ)Explore India’s iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife

Explore India's iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife on this incredible tour. From bustling Delhi, discover ancient cities by modern rail, visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and take two game drives to spot the elusive tiger.


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Tour Highlights
  • Delhi
  • Red Fort, India Gate & the President’s House
  • Agra and the Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri & Ranthambore
  • Tiger spotting in Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
  • Mumbai
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Prince of Wales Museum
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Days 1-2

London to Delhi

Your tour begins with a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Delhi. Arriving early on Day 2, you check in to the 5* Eros Hotel, located on New Delhi's Nehru Place. Enjoy a day to acclimatise, with breakfast and dinner provided at the hotel today.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Red Fort
Day 3

Exploring Delhi

Discover the charms of Old and New Delhi today, on a full-day guided sightseeing tour. India's vibrant capital is alive with kaleidoscopic colours and a heady blend of modern, colonial and ancient architecture, providing a fascinating insight into the country's long history. As you tour the city's highlights, take in iconic sights including the Red Fort, India Gate and the President's House, as well as taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi - an authentic way to experience this bustling city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
  • Red Fort
  • India Gate
  • Presidents House
Taj Mahal
Day 4

Agra and the Taj Mahal

Today you board India's first semi-high speed train, for a journey to Agra on the new Gatimaan Express. Agra is a former capital of the Mughal Empire, and is famed worldwide for its fantastic ancient architecture, much of which has UNESCO World Heritage status. After settling in at the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra, you take a tour of the city, with a visit to two of its best-known attractions: the imposing Agra Fort, and the incredible Taj Mahal. Constructed from pearlescent white marble and decorated with precious stones, this iconic structure is actually a mausoleum dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved queen of Emperor Shah Jahan, and dates back to the 17th century. Admire the intricate calligraphy carvings of poems and scripture from the Qu'ran on your visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tour of Agra
  • Agra Fort
  • Taj Mahal
Ranthambore National Park
Day 5

Fatehpur Sikri & Ranthambore

Transfer to the short-lived ancient capital of India, Fatehpur Sikri, for a sightseeing tour this morning. Abandoned after only 15 years due to a dwindling water supply, the city remains beautifully preserved to this day. This afternoon, head off to Ranthambore on the Shatabdi Express train, checking in on arrival to the Ranthambore Kothi Resort & Spa, less than ten minutes' drive from the gates of Ranthambore National Park.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Shatabdi Express
  • Ranthambore
Day 6

Tiger spotting in Ranthambore

Enjoy a highlight of your tour today, with two game drives in Ranthambore National Park. Considered to be the best park in India for spotting the elusive tiger, the sanctuary is also home to over 300 species of birds, as well as providing a home for crocodiles, deer and monkeys.

Many other rare creatures can also be found here, including leopards, panthers, hyenas, and even sloth bears. Look out for the park's incredible range of wildlife, as you explore the park on both morning and afternoon game drives, increasing your chance of a tiger sighting.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Ranthambore National Park
Amber Fort
Days 7-8


Transfer by coach to Jaipur, India's 'Pink City' today, checking in to the 4* Hilton Hotel Jaipur on arrival. On Day 8, explore the city on a guided sightseeing tour. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded in 1727, and is famed for an array of striking sights, including the impressive Amber Fort, known for its artistic Hindu elements, and the Palace of the Winds, whose ornate façade once disguised the presence of courtly ladies who did not wish to appear in public - both of which you visit on your tour.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
  • Amber Fort
  • Palace of the Winds
Mumbai Gateway
Day 9

To Mumbai

Leave Jaipur behind today, on an internal flight to Mumbai, on India's west coast. India's financial capital, Mumbai has been a gateway to India since 1869, when the Suez Canal was opened, kick-starting a growing spice trade route with the Mediterranean. On arrival, you check in to the 4* Trident Nariman Point, a stylish hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Mumbai Prince Of Wales Museum
Day 10

Discovering Mumbai

Enjoy a full day to discover the treasures of Mumbai today, with a guided sightseeing tour. Your tour includes the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - a UNESCO World Heritage site, this still-active railway station dates back to 1887, and is a fantastic example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Later, take in sites from India's political past, with a visit to Mani Bhavan - Gandhi's former home - and delve into local culture with a visit to Dhobi Ghat, a 140-year-old open air laundromat, where clothing has been traditionally laundered for centuries.

Your tour also includes entrance to the Prince of Wales Museum, now known as the 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.' Set in a heritage building from the early 20th century, the museum was used temporarily as a military hospital, but now serves its original purpose, displaying a variety of ancient artefacts from the far east, including items from India, Nepal and Tibet.

  • Guided City Tour
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Mani Bhavan
  • Dhobi Ghat
  • Prince of Wales Museum
Day 11

Return to London

Leave India behind after breakfast today. Transfer to Mumbai airport, for your scheduled flight to London Heathrow. On arrival, your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast
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