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Indian Family Adventure

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
  • 9 nights from
  • £1,065 per person
  • Trip Code: FM-1179

Holiday Overview

Indian Family Adventure Holiday

 

There is no such thing as a normal holiday in India. It’s full of intensity, intense sights, sounds, history and culture. There is never a dull moment and it will capture the attention and imagination of all the family. On this tour we have curated experiences that will appeal to all. From the wonders of the Taj Mahal, to a Tiger Safari in the Jungle, to ancient palaces. We have slowed the pace down a little on this itinerary and its perfect to combine with an onward flight to one of India’s stunning beaches or perhaps stop over in Arabia for anther exciting contrast.

10 Days / 9 Nights

Start End - Delhi

Indian Family Adventure includes:

  • Transfers and sightseeing as listed
  • 3 nights accommodation Delhi
  • 2 nights accommodation Agra
  • 2 nights accommodation Ranthambore
  • 2 nights accommodation Jaipur
1

Day 1 - Delhi

A representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. They will be assisting you and transfer you to your hotel where you will check in for your stay. 

Spend the rest of the day at leisure, if you arrive in the morning ask your consultant for ideas of optional activities in the afternoon.

 

 

Featured accommodation

The Maidens Hotel

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Day 2 - - Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi including visit of the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoy normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk.. Also stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Later Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Afternoon proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. 

Tour Highlight – Visit the Rail Museum (Closed on All Mondays). This unique museum has a fascinating and exotic collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways.

Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

The Maidens Hotel

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Day 3 - Delhi - Agra

After an early breakfast, you will be met by a representative in hotel’s lobby who will assist you to reach at the railway station. Board the train at 0810 hours. Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, Agra was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.  

Arrive at Agra station. A representative will meet you outside the station and will take you to the hotel and assist with check in.

Later in the afternoon, leave to visit Mehtab Bagh, the garden complex, is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank of River Yamuna. The bagh was constructed by Emperor Babur and was the last of a series of 11 such gardens built along the bank of the river. Mehtab Bagh was built as an integral part of the Taj complex as the gardens of the Taj are perfectly aligned with Mehtab Bagh, making it the best place to view the Taj from.

Alternatively, we can arrange a visit to the Agra Bear Rescue Facility or the nearby Elephant Conservation and Care Centre

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Trident Agra

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Day 4 - Agra

Early in the morning, proceed for the sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal (Closed on All Fridays) with your guide. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye. 

Return to your hotel for breakfast and freshen up. Later visit the Agra Fort. Agra Fort lies in a bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the city. Approachable by two imposing gates and constructed of red sandstone. , the citadel was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar between the years 1565 and 1573. Encircled by a moat, this dramatic city within a city was the palace of three emperors, Akbar, Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb, each of whom made significant contributions to the wonderful architecture of the inner buildings – a combination of Persian (Islamic) and local Hindu styles.

Also visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah, built in 1622, I'timad-ud-Daulah is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, father of Empress Noor-Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir. It overlooks the River Yamuna and is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice. Also described as a jewel box, it sets a precedent as the first Mughal building to be faced with white marble inlaid with contrasting stones.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Trident Agra

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Day 5 - Agra - Ranthambore

After breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Bharatpur.

During your drive, you will visit the once seat of Mughal legacy, which is an abandoned city glowing red under the sun, Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is just 37kms from Agra. 

After the visit, you will be taken to Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace for Lunch (payable locally)

After Lunch, you will be assisted & transferred to Bharatpur Railway Station to connect train to Ranthambhore.  

Arrive Ranthambhore and you will be met by our representative at the railway station outside your coach who will assist and transfer you to your hotel.

Ranthambore National Park Covering 410 sq. km runs along the easternmost spur of the Aravalis to the Vindhya ranges.  The dry deciduous forest covers open valleys with lush vegetation around the lakes, and open grasslands in the higher slopes.  This varied flora supports a large number of animals including a variety of deer, the sloth bear, the shy caracal, leopards and of course, the tiger. Spend the evening at leisure.

Meals Included - Breakfast & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Sawai Vilas

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Day 6 - Ranthambore

Enjoy an early morning game drive in Ranthambhore National Park by Shared Jeep.

Return to the hotel for Breakfast 

In the Afternoon, proceed for another round of game drives in Ranthambhore National Park.

Spend the evening at leisure.

Optional Experience for Kids/ Families:-

Dastar School Visit - provide opportunity to artisans around this area. (Closed on Sundays) Dastkar - An organisation that would utilise the unique talents of the displaced villagers, especially women, and thus generate income for this region. What started out in a tiny room in the Sherpur village, has now become a 1 crore organization that has provided new means of livelihoods to these villages. With Dastkar, traditional craftsmanship is being adapted to changing trends in order to ensure their continuing existence and sustainability. Moreover, several people have gained financial independence which has enabled them to live better and more prosperous lives than they had ever imagined.

Meals Included - Breakfast Lunch & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Sawai Vilas

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Day 7 - Ranthambore - Jaipur

Enjoy a morning game drive in Ranthambhore National Park by Shared Jeep.  Return to Hotel for Breakfast. 

After early Lunch you will drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check in at the hotel.

JAIPUR – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture. 

Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.  

Optional Experience: - 

Food Walk in Jaipur (Evening)

On this fascinating evening walk mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewellers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the winds is the meeting point at which this two and a half hour walk begins.

Meals Included - Breakfast & Lunch 

Featured accommodation

Hilton Jaipur

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Day 8 - Jaipur

After an early breakfast visit the hilltop fortress at Amber.  A jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.

En-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the 'Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal (photo stop). It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving.

Afternoon visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Afterwards visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progress and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy

Tour Highlight - In the evening, you will be taken for a Cooking Demonstration followed by meal with the Indian family in their home.

Meals Included - Breakfast & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Hilton Jaipur

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Day 9 - Jaipur - Delhi

After breakfast, check-out and drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at hotel in Delhi (the drive takes around 4.5 hours)

 

Optional Experience for Kids/ Families before leaving Jaipur.

 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A Sky Waltz Balloon Safari offers guests the opportunity to experience India and its traditional local villages, spectacular forts, breathtaking landscapes and hidden palaces from a very exclusive perspective.

Pick-up and drop from hotel (or any alternate other location if required)

• Approximately 60 minutes of flight time

• Tea, coffee, juice and light refreshments will be served at the launch site

• Bottled water will be provided on board and in the vehicles

• A First Flight certificate to be presented as a memento after the flight

 

NOTE: Kids below 5 years are not allowed 

 

Or

 

Spend Time at Elefantastic 

 

The experience includes feeding the elephants, learning about them and their daily lives including showering the elephants and then concludes by taking a walk alongside these majestic creatures around the farm.

 

Highlights:

-  Welcome drinks such as masala tea, coffee, non-alcoholic drinks and cold water.

- The clients are greeted by the founder and explained the schedule.

- First meeting and introduction with the elephants! Learn the basics of elephant language spoken by the care-takers (mahout) which will be very helpful to communicate with the elephants during the time with them.

- Elephant feeding will last half an hour or so. Learn about the elephants eating habits and favourite foods.

- After feeding the elephants, try traditional elephant body painting with natural colours.

- Post the painting, give elephant water to drink through a clean water hose and later, its bath time for the elephants.

- During the elephant shower, client can sit on the elephant’s back while the elephant sprays water from her trunk on them.

- After the shower, walk with the Elephant in the village. It helps in stopping any possible exploitation and will hopefully spread and set the precedence to raise awareness towards elephant welfare.

 

OR

 

Kite making and Flying, Duration 2.5 hours

Jaipur is the paradise for all the kite lovers and one of the most unique market in Jaipur famous for its kite and Manjha. Located in the walled city of Jaipur in the area of Kishanpole & Ramganj. You can find all sorts of Kites and threads on wholesale prices in this market. Later visit to a local family house & witness the story of a kite from making till it goes high up in the air.

 

Main Features –

• Walk in kite market

• Introduction with the craftsmen

• Introduction with the craft and its importance in the city

• A demo session on ‘How to make paper kites’

• A ‘do it yourself’ activity

• Selection of stings and making knots

• Learning how to fly kite

• Learning how to compete with other kites in the sky

 

Meals Included - Breakfast 

Featured accommodation

Pride Plaza Hotel

10

Day 10 - Delhi

Today your adventure concludes with an assisted departure transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward destination

Meals Included - Breakfast

 

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