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Escorted Tours

Beyond India's Golden Triangle including

Tigers of Ranthambore


Route:
  • UK
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Udaipur
  • Delhi
  • Ranthambore
  • Delhi
  • UK

4 NIGHTS from £389pp

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

Extension from £389pp

Tour + Extension from £1588pp

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Visit the Tigers of Ranthambore

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.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Delhi

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Delhi.

2
Delhi

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).

  • Lunch & Dinner
3
Delhi to Udaipur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Udaipur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Udaipur to Jodhpur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Jodhpur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Jodhpur to Jaipur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Jaipur

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Jaipur to Agra

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Agra

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Agra to the UK or extension

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

  • Breakfast
12
Udaipur to Delhi

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.

  • Breakfast & Dinner
13
Delhi to Ranthambore

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

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
14
Ranthambore

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
15
Rathambore to Delhi

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
16
Delhi to the UK

Depart after breakfast for your flight to the UK

  • Breakfast

Your Meals

Breakfast is always western style and served in the hotel each morning. Lunch and dinner where stated will be taken at local restaurants or at your hotel. A variety of restaurants are visited giving you the chance to experience a range of dishes.

Important Information

Visas

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.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 24 days cover£48£94£146
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.

Payment

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.

Flight Information

Flights are operated with Emirates, departing London Heathrow via Dubai. Each passenger is entitled to 30KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 10kg - 55cm/38cm/ 20cm) in size. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. 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.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

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.

Physical Accessibility

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.

Group Size

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.

Tour Guide

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

Currency Information

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.

Personal Expenses

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!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2020 DATES
20 Apr 202004 May 2020£389£1729£2118SOLD OUT
04 May 202018 May 2020£389£1439£1828SOLD OUT
08 Jun 202022 Jun 2020£389£1399£1788SOLD OUT
22 Jun 202006 Jul 2020£389£1429£1818Book Now
27 Jul 202010 Aug 2020£389£1499£1888Book Now
10 Aug 202024 Aug 2020£389£1499£1888Book Now
07 Sep 202021 Sep 2020£389£1399£1788Book Now
21 Sep 202005 Oct 2020£399£1349£1748Book Now
05 Oct 202019 Oct 2020£399£1799£2198Book Now
19 Oct 202002 Nov 2020£399£1949£2348Book Now
02 Nov 202016 Nov 2020£399£1759£2158Book Now
16 Nov 202030 Nov 2020£399£1699£2098Book Now
30 Nov 202014 Dec 2020£399£1769£2168Book Now
07 Dec 202021 Dec 2020£399£1699£2098Book Now
2021 DATES
11 Jan 202125 Jan 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
25 Jan 202108 Feb 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
08 Feb 202122 Feb 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
22 Feb 202108 Mar 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
01 Mar 202115 Mar 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
15 Mar 202129 Mar 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
22 Mar 202105 Apr 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
19 Apr 202103 May 2021£389£1699£2088Book Now
03 May 202117 May 2021£389£1199£1588Book Now
17 May 202131 May 2021£389£1299£1688Book Now
07 Jun 202121 Jun 2021£389£1449£1838Book Now
21 Jun 202105 Jul 2021£389£1599£1988Book Now
26 Jul 202109 Aug 2021£389£1599£1988Book Now
09 Aug 202123 Aug 2021£389£1599£1988Book Now
06 Sep 202120 Sep 2021£389£1599£1988Book Now
20 Sep 202104 Oct 2021£399£1499£1898Book Now
04 Oct 202118 Oct 2021£399£1799£2198Book Now
18 Oct 202101 Nov 2021£399£1899£2298Book Now
01 Nov 202115 Nov 2021£399£1769£2168Book Now
15 Nov 202129 Nov 2021£399£1769£2168Book Now
29 Nov 202113 Dec 2021£399£1769£2168Book Now
06 Dec 202120 Dec 2021£399£1769£2168Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Travelling Alone?

We have 2 rooms available on every tour date for single occupancy use, however a single supplement must be paid on the add-on part of the tour.

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

20 °C / 41 °C

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Delhi

Agra

Jaipur

What to pack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Suncream
  • Insect repellent
  • Rucksack
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and charger
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Long sleeve shirt and long trousers
  • Swimwear
  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitiser
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Electric plug converter - The voltage in India is 220 Volts with plugs and sockets having either grounded 3 pin connections or ungrounded 2 pin connections.
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