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Beyond India's Golden Triangle with Tigers of Ranthambore

11 Day Escorted Tour With 5 Day Extension

India, Indian Subcontinent
Intermediate Pace

Once a famous hunting ground for the gallant rulers of Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park is spread over 1,344km2 and is one of the biggest national parks in India. Choose this extension to experience a variety of wildlife including tigers, leopards, deer and much more.

2022 Dossier

2023 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Two Jungle Safaris
  • Farewell Dinner and Cultural Dance Show
  • Visit Mughal-era cities and the beautiful palaces of Rajasthan
  • Explore the monuments of Old and New Delhi on a tour of the city
  • Enjoy a sunrise tour of the spectacular Taj Mahal
  • Take a Jeep ride to the imposing Amber Fort
  • Wander the palaces and pavilions of the Agra and Mehrangarh Forts
  • See the Jain temple complex of Ranakpur
  • Soak in the sights and sounds of Jodhpur's Clock Tower market
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Airplane
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This map is for the main tour only

Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Delhi

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2
Delhi

Lunch & Dinner

On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. An afternoon tour of India's lively capital visits the wartime monument of India Gate, the gilded domes of Bangla Sahib Sikh Temple and the cremation grounds of Mahatma Gandhi. Return to your hotel for dinner or enjoy an optional Ghungroo dance and drama show and open-air barbecue dinner (at a fee).

Day 3
Delhi to Udaipur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Take in the sights of historic Old Delhi on this morning's tour, stopping at the ornate mosque of Jama Masjid before a rickshaw carries you through the winding lanes of Chandni Chowk market and past the vermillion walls of the Red Fort. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Udaipur.

Day 4
Udaipur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Explore the legacy of Udaipur's Mughals as you visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and the Sahelion Ki Bari gardens. Drive around Fateh Sagar Lake then walk through the city's bustling old market. An optional excursion later today takes you on a boat cruise around Lake Pichola before tonight's farewell dinner.

Day 5
Udaipur to Jodhpur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Depart Udaipur this morning, travelling first to the beautiful temple complex of Ranakpur Jain in Jodhpur. Continue onward to Jodhpur for your overnight stay, arriving in time for an evening walk around the colourful Clock Tower market.

Day 6
Jodhpur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning's tour of Jodhpur takes you to the vast Mehrangarh Fort and its magnificent palaces. Explore the marbled pavilions of Jaswant Thada before an afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, visit the Bishnoi Village to experience rural Rajasthan.

Day 7
Jodhpur to Jaipur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey to Jaipur where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively, take an optional evening trip to Birla Temple to witness a prayer ceremony.

Day 8
Jaipur

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning, a brief stop at Hawa Mahal allows you to take pictures of the 952 windows of this elaborate, pink palace. Next, take a Jeep ride to the Amber Fort whose rugged exterior walls shield a lavishly bejewelled interior. This afternoon, explore another monument of the Maharajas at the City Palace.

Day 9
Jaipur to Agra

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Depart for your journey to the city of Agra, stopping en route at Chand Baori, an 8th-century structure which features 3,500 symmetrical steps leading to the bottom of a well. On arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10
Agra

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

See India's most iconic landmark bathed in an early morning glow on a sunrise visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. After breakfast, wander the imposing red stone battlements of the Agra Fort. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or take an optional excursion to the tranquil garden complex of Mehtab Bagh.

Day 11
Agra to the UK or extension

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport in Delhi for your return flight to the UK, via Delhi, or continue on to your extension.

Day 12
Udaipur to Delhi

Breakfast & Dinner

This morning you will fly from Udaipur to Delhi where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13
Delhi to Ranthambore

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will transfer to the railway station to board the train for a relaxing journey through rural India to Ranthambore for a wildlife experience of a lifetime

Day 14
Ranthambore

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy an early morning jungle safari followed by breakfast back at your hotel and some leisure time when you can take advantage of the hotel's outdoor pool. A second safari trip will follow after lunch to visit further areas of the park.

Day 15
Rathambore to Delhi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following an early breakfast you will catch the train back to Delhi, arriving in time for lunch with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 16
Delhi to the UK

Breakfast

Depart after breakfast for your flight to the UK

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Dates & Prices

Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
February 2023
from £2,238
2 Dates
6th Feb - 20th Feb
£2,258
27th Feb - 13th Mar
£2,238
March 2023
from £2,238
2 Dates
13th Mar - 27th Mar
£2,238
20th Mar - 3rd Apr
£2,238
April 2023
from £2,158
1 Date
17th Apr - 1st May
£2,158
May 2023
from £1,658
2 Dates
1st May - 15th May
£1,658
15th May - 29th May
£1,758
June 2023
from £1,858
1 Date
5th Jun - 19th Jun
£1,858
July 2023
from £2,158
1 Date
24th Jul - 7th Aug
£2,158
September 2023
from £1,968
2 Dates
4th Sep - 18th Sep
£2,058
18th Sep - 2nd Oct
£1,968
October 2023
from £2,268
3 Dates
2nd Oct - 16th Oct
£2,368
16th Oct - 30th Oct
£2,468
30th Oct - 13th Nov
£2,268
November 2023
from £2,268
1 Date
27th Nov - 11th Dec
£2,268
December 2023
from £2,268
1 Date
4th Dec - 18th Dec
£2,268

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
The Ranthambore Regency
2 nights
Ranthambore, India
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Radisson Blu Dwarka
2 nights
Delhi, India
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Tour Reviews

Alan Smiley

04 Dec 19

all hotels were very good, ciean,good food and friendly staff.

B Heale

25 Jul 19

Highly recommend Ashleigh from Mercury, she was very helpful, professional, efficient and kind. On the basis of her help i will definitely book again with Mercury Holidays and will be recommending to friends and family. Thank you Ashleigh and also to Leelah. Thank you to Chawtac from the tour keep up the good work team.

Jennifer Cowper

20 May 19

All hotels were great the best was castle mewar in udaipur but we were only there 1 night.

B Gaynor

29 Mar 19

The most organised and interesting holiday ever.

Deodass Rajiah

16 Mar 19

Overall a very good tour, very well organised and plenty to do. Transportation arrangement is excellent. Excellent communication between guide and guests. Quality of food fair except the first lunch on arrival at Imperial Spice which was splendid. Chicken curry for lunch and dinner was far too much to the taste of the Uk visitors. Breakfast was ok.

R Ashworth

17 Jan 19

Amar our guide was excellent, he looked after us so well and his knowledge was amazing. The driver and assistant safe and helpful.

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Important Information

A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £114 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 120 days before your proposed travel date and takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 60-day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company, they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa. Alternatively, you can visit The Indian Visa Application Centre in London: 142-148 Goswell Road, London, EC1B 7DU. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before you enter India. Visa requirements are subject to change and obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the traveller and not Mercury Holidays. We recommend you check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy prior to departure for the most up to date guidelines regarding visas and passport validity.

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices: <br /><br /> <table class="basic" cellspacing="0"><thead><tr><th><b>Age in Years</b></th><th><b>Up to 64</b></th><th><b>65 - 74</b></th><th><b>75 - 85</b></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Up to 24 days cover</td><td>£48</td><td>£94</td><td>£146</td></tr></tbody></table> For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your group tour flights are operated Virgin Atlantic departing from London Heathrow Final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 10kg and with maximum total dimensions not exceeding 115cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm). If you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. If you are taking an extension (excluding the Goa extension) then your flights will be with Emirates, departing London Heathrow via Dubai. Each passenger is entitled to 1X hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 10kg - 55cm/38cm/ 20cm) in size. IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing steep stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

This is an escorted tour extension, meaning that you will have the services of a local guide during each of your excursions.

The currency in India is the Rupee or Rs. The Rupee is a closed currency and officially you are not allowed to take any cash out of India. US Dollars are also widely accepted in India should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!