India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Exclusively Solos

India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Exclusively Solos

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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Amritsar’s Golden Temple - Exclusively Solos

13 Days

Visiting: Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Agra, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

98637

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$3114 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$374

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Tour Overview

A guided exploration for like-minded travellers encompassing everything from the country’s most famed architectural wonders to its spectacular wilderness.


Designed for those with a shared affinity for culture, history and nature, this care-free journey allows for complete immersion into India’s most notable destinations. Leave navigation and guidance to your local tour manager as you focus on absorbing the remarkable at each turn.


Travelling as a group in safety and comfort, you’ll get to observe every spectacle, from an evening Hindu ritual in Amritsar?to the Taj Mahal glistening at sunrise. Time spent in the heart of Ranthambhore National Park with a naturalist also allows you to gain valuable insights into the lives of tigers, with open-air safaris providing plenty of opportunities to spot these big cats in the wild.

Highlights

  • Experience the vibrancy of Old Delhi with a rickshaw ride through its narrow lanes

  • Take a scenic train journey to the holy city of Amritsar, soaking up the beautiful landscape as you go

  • Witness the Palki Ceremony at the Golden Temple and learn about the Sikh religion

  • Experience the fascinating display of patriotism and national pride with the Beating Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah Border

  • Explore the vast Amber Fort in Jaipur with a Jeep ride through the rugged terrain up to the ramparts

  • Discover the rich history of Jaipur during a city tour, covering the famed Hawa Mahal and City Palace

  • Join an optional walking tour through the atmospheric bazaars of Jaipur at night

  • Learn about the tigers of Ranthambore with a talk by a naturalist who’ll provide insights into the behaviour of these big cats

  • Embark on safaris into Ranthambhore National Park, offering a rare opportunity to see animals up close

  • Witness the Abhaneri Stepwells, a unique example of ancient Indian engineering, and learn about their significance

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Itinerary

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Day One – Fly To India
Location: Delhi

You’ll fly overnight to the Indian capital of Delhi.

Day Two – Arrive In Delhi
Location: Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your friendly and knowledgeable tour manager who’ll transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be free to relax and settle into your surroundings, perhaps taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and having a drink at the bar.


In the evening, your tour manager will give the group an outline of the itinerary as you enjoy a welcome drink. This session is designed to help you get the most out of your trip, and the tour manager will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


After the briefing, a welcome dinner will be served, and you’ll have a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Day Three – Included Tour Of Old Delhi And A Rickshaw Ride
Location: Delhi

Enjoy breakfast before setting off on a tour Old Delhi, where you’ll witness the vibrant culture and rich history of this bustling city. Marvel at the stunning Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and take a rickshaw ride through the winding alleys of Chandni Chowk, known for its markets and street food. The coach will also drive past the iconic Red Fort, a UNESCO Word Heritage Site, and a symbol of India's rich history and architectural prowess.


For lunch, the group will head to the famous Chor Bizarre Restaurant, where you can savour some of the best of Northern Indian cuisine while surrounded by antique artefacts and vintage cars. You’ll then drive past some of Delhi’s most popular landmarks, including India Gate, President House, and Parliament House. There will also be an opportunity to ride with the local people and experience Delhi’s metro system.


Later in the afternoon, you’ll be taken on a visit to the majestic Humayun's Tomb, a stunning example of Mughal architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site.


After a full day of exploration, you’ll return to the hotel to unwind and for dinner.

Day Four – Included Train Travel To Amritsar, And A Palki Ceremony At The Golden Temple
Location: Amritsar

Following an early breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and be transferred to the New Delhi Railway Station. Here, you’ll board a train for a scenic journey to Amritsar, home to one of the most revered places of worship for the Sikh community, the Golden Temple.


Upon arrival in Amritsar, you’ll check into your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Take some time to unwind after your journey or explore the city at your own pace.


Once you’ve had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, the group will travel to the grandiose Golden Temple, with a jewel-encrusted dome that overlooks an expansive holy pool. During the visit, you’ll witness the Palki ceremony, which translates to the ‘putting to bed’ ceremony. Performed every evening, this ceremony is carried out by devout followers who carry the holy book 'Guru Granth Sahib' from the main shrine to another room for the night. Accompanying the ceremony is singing, drumming, music, and the reading of hymns by a priest.


You’ll then be transferred back to the hotel.

Day Five – Included Golden Temple Tour And Visit To The Jallianwala Bagh, And The Indo- Pakistani Border
Location: Amritsar

This morning, you’ll have breakfast and then embark on another excursion to the Golden Temple. This sacred sanctuary is not just a religious site, but also an architectural marvel, with its shimmering gold-plated structure.


Your tour manager will take you on a journey through the temple's rich history and cultural significance. You’ll learn about the Sikh faith and its teachings while admiring the intricate carvings and artwork that adorn the temple's walls and get to walk around the Central Sikh Museum. Throughout the year, this sanctuary’s main temple also serves as a shelter for pilgrims from all over the world, and its wide-reaching dining hall sees the distribution of food to 100,000 people every day – you can help make chapati or stir huge vats of dal.


The next stop of the day is Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden that stood witness to one of the most horrific events in Indian history - the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. As you stroll around the grounds, your tour manager recounts the tragic events of 13 April 1919 when British soldiers opened fire on a peaceful gathering of unarmed Indians.


As late afternoon comes around, you’ll travel a short distance to the Indo-Pakistani border crossing at Wagah. It’s at this spot every day that a military practice referred to as the ‘Beating Retreat’ border ceremony takes place. This event symbolises the end of the day's activities and the closure of the border gates, and involves a colourful, coordinated parade of the lowering of the two nations’ flags.


Once the ceremony is over, you’ll return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Six – Included Flight To Delhi And Drive To Jaipur
Location: Delhi, Jaipur

You have an exciting day of travel ahead after breakfast, as you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Once you’ve touched town in Delhi, a coach will collect the group and drive you to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, known for its magnificent palaces and forts.



Throughout the drive, you can sit back and take in the views of the Rajasthani countryside while observing the local way of life. When you arrive at the hotel set in an ornate building with views of the Aravalli Mountain, you can check in and relax.  



Tonight, dinner will be served at one of the hotel’s refined restaurants alongside your fellow travellers.

Day Seven – Included City Tour Of Jaipur And Optional Evening Walking Tour
Location: Jaipur

Today, after an early breakfast, you’ll be taken to the Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once the stronghold of the Kachwaha clan. As you ascend to the vast sixth-century fort in a Jeep, you'll be struck by the sheer size and beauty of the construction. At the top, you can amble around the many halls, gardens, and temples within the fort, and feel transported back to a time of grandeur and glory.  


You can enjoy lunch at your leisure this afternoon before the group heads out on a guided tour, which includes visits to the City Palace, the royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, and the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century. You'll also drive past the Hawa Mahal, a stunning palace with intricate lattice work that allowed royal women to watch street processions without being seen.  


As the day comes to close, you’ll return to the hotel for dinner. For those looking for further exploration, an optional evening walking tour is available. During this, you’ll be guided through the narrow lanes of the city, where you can witness local life up close. The group will visit the old stables converted into a market, walk through some of the old havelis (houses), and observe the gathering of vendors selling milk products for the making of Indian sweets. You'll also get to sample delicacies at several local eateries and enjoy tea at a restaurant.

Day Eight – Included Transfer To Ranthambore National Park And A Tiger Talk With Naturalist
Location: Ranthambore National Park

Once you’ve had breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel, and venture on the next leg of the trip, which takes you to Ranthambore National Park, a former royal hunting ground, and one of the largest and most famous national parks in Northern Indian.


Upon arriving at the hotel, ringed by wilderness, there will be time to unwind and perhaps have a drink on the terrace.


Later in the day, an experienced naturalist will host a talk about the tigers, which inhabit the surrounding park, and you’ll get to learn about the habitat, behaviour, and conservation of these endangered cats.


As the sun sets, enjoy a delectable dinner at the hotel before retiring to your guestroom for a peaceful overnight stay.

Day Nine – Included Morning And Afternoon Safaris
Location: Ranthambore National Park

You’ll rise early this morning and head out on a safari into the heart of the park. Accompanied by a naturalist and travelling in an open-air vehicle, you’ll navigate the landscape of rugged hills, verdant forests and shimmering lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of Royal Bengal tigers, hyenas, jackals, and leopards. 


As the sun rises higher in the sky, the group will return to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast and have time to rest, perhaps taking a dip to cool off before lunch. In the afternoon, you can set off on another safari, alongside the guide, learning more about the local flora and fauna living across the diverse terrain, as you go. 


As the day draws to a close, you’ll return to your hotel for dinner, recounting your experience with the other travellers. .

Day 10 – Included Visit To Abhaneri And Transfer To Agra
Location: Agra

Enjoy breakfast, check out of the hotel, and travel to the city of Abhaneri, famous for its stepwells, which date back to the ninth century. Visit one of these intricate structures were built to store water and provide a cool retreat from the hot Indian summers.


Lunch will be served at a nearby local restaurant before you head to Agra, India’s ‘City of Love’ and the site of the Taj Mahal.


You’ll check into your hotel here, and the rest of the day will be free to relax, perhaps taking in the views of the Taj Mahal from your guestroom or exploring the city at your own pace pre-dinner.

Day 11 – Included Sunrise Visit To The Taj Mahal And Agra Fort With Afternoon At Leisure
Location: Agra

Start your day in a truly unforgettable way by joining an excursion to view the Taj Mahal at dawn. You’ll get to watch the sun rise over this white marble mausoleum, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. As you’re guided around, you’ll also get to marvel at the intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship while learning about the history and legends surrounding this masterpiece of Mughal architecture



You’ll then return for breakfast at the hotel and afterwards, the group will be taken to the Agra Fort, a grand red sandstone fortress that served as the residence of Mughal emperors for over three centuries. Here, you can explore the intricate maze of courtyards, palaces, and mosques within the fort as your tour manager shares stories and historical insights about this impressive monument.



The afternoon will be at your leisure, and you can visit the local bazaars, sample cuisine, or lounge at the hotel before dinner.

Day 12 – Drive To Delhi, Farewell Dinner And Fly To Uk
Location: Delhi

Your final day will begin with breakfast, followed by some free time to take advantage of the hotel’s amenities.


Later in the afternoon, you’ll be driven back to Delhi, where a farewell dinner will be served at a local restaurant, allowing you to reflect with the other travellers, on your holiday.


You’ll then be driven to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 13 – Uk Arrival 
Location: United Kingdom

Land back into the UK this morning at the end of your tour.

Day One - Fly To India

You’ll fly overnight to the Indian capital of Delhi.

What's Included

  • 10 nights' dinner, bed, and breakfast accommodation in a series of four and five-star hotels in Delhi (2 nights), Amritsar (2), Jaipur (2), Ranthambhore (2), and Agra (2), plus two nights on the aircraft

  • 10 breakfasts, four lunches, and 11 dinners

  • A tour of Old Delhi and a rickshaw ride

  • A tour of New Delhi and a chance to ride on the Delhi metro system

  • A train journey to Amritsar

  • A visit to the Golden Temple to watch the Palki ceremony

  • A tour of the Golden Temple and visit to the Jallianwala Bagh and the Indo- Pakistani border

  • A visit to the Amber Fort by Jeep

  • A tour of Jaipur

  • A tiger talk with a local naturalist

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Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 180 days after your return date from India.
British CITIZENS and most other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $10 (US) per person for entry to India for arrivals in the months of April, May and June or $25 (US) per person for arrivals in other months. Fees are subject to change. Other passport holders must apply for a full visa.
Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities, which can take up to four months from application.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

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.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Road conditions

In developing countries road networks are continually being improved and expanded, which can mean that, from time to time, roadworks and rough road surfaces can extend journey times. Some journeys are made on winding mountain roads and passes, which may also make for slow travelling - although the scenery is usually worth it! Many roads do not have separate pavements or safety barriers, and great care should be taken when crossing or walking alongside roads.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 180 days after your return date from India.


British CITIZENS and most other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $10 (US) per person for entry to India for arrivals in the months of April, May and June or $25 (US) per person for arrivals in other months. Fees are subject to change. Other passport holders must apply for a full visa.


Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities, which can take up to four months from application.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

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.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Road conditions

In developing countries road networks are continually being improved and expanded, which can mean that, from time to time, roadworks and rough road surfaces can extend journey times. Some journeys are made on winding mountain roads and passes, which may also make for slow travelling - although the scenery is usually worth it! Many roads do not have separate pavements or safety barriers, and great care should be taken when crossing or walking alongside roads.

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