Holiday Itinerary - Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers and Beyond

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi, Inida

Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Delhi.

Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Delhi - Agra.

This morning, visit HUMAYUN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Agra.

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. Later, travel to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore National Park.

Today, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a TRAIN bound for RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ranthambore.

Today, explore the park on MORNING and AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in an open-air safari vehicle. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ranthambore - Jaipur.

Rise early this morning for one last GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Tonight, enjoy a HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Jaipur.

Today, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at JANTAR MANTAR and the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds). Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner to celebrate your journey through India. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Jaipur - Delhi.

Fly back to Delhi this morning and prepare for your journey home.

Day 10: Delhi. 

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. 

NOTE:Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 10, and you will need to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 9 or just after Midnight on Day 10. 

You’ll always visit the key sites and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

Departure dates and prices 2021 Icons of India The Taj, Tigers and Beyond : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1898

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1766

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Starts from Delhi ends Delhi - tour OD. Departure dates and prices

Dates

Prices from*

Dates

Prices from* 

February 15

£1898
£1766

October 11, 18, 25

£1898
£1766

March 8

£1898
£1766

November 1, 15

£1898
£1766

September 27

£1898
£1766

December  6

£1898
£1766

Dates and prices above do not include international air travel. Add flights to your holiday - airport transfers inclued. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Transfers available for purchase if you book extra nights. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.

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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers and Beyond

7% discount - 10 days escorted tours

2021 discount prices from only £1766

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India.

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

This wonderful 10 day Icons of India tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance

Sightseeing and more -

  • Delhi Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration
  • Agra Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort by tonga, and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Bharatpur-Ranthambore National Park Travel by train
  • Ranthambore National Park Three game drives
  • Jaipur Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sariand turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, the City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Maha

Hotels

  • Delhi - Le Meridien New Delhi
  • Agra - Trident, Agra
  • Ranthambore National Park - Sawai Vilas
  • Jaipur - Trident, Jaipur

Meals: Total meals included: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Airport Transfers Included if you purchase air from Cosmos

Globus tours

No planning. No worries. No kidding. A Globus journey is more than a holiday—it’s an investment in you. To ensure the greatest return on that investment, we plan a hassle-free, experience-full, all-in-one holiday with everything you’d want and expect, including: 

Sightseeing and VIP access: Your Globus tour always includes the major attractions. In fact, Globus offers you more included features and behindthe-scenes local experiences than any other Tour Operator—plus, you get special VIP access at the must-see sites. We actually take you inside the world’s most awe-inspiring places—right to the head of the line and through the front door. Our itineraries clearly indicate inside visits and special features in UPPERCASE. 

Superior accommodation: Selected for their comfort, amenities, and proximity to key sites, hotel/lodges/camps feature twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom (hotel and city taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling included).

Meals: Traditional meals at local restaurants, food and wine tastings and hands-on cooking classes help you experience your destination’s culture through its cuisine. On safari, lunch and dinner are always included.

Transportation: From rugged safari vehicles and deluxe touring coaches with air conditioning to minibuses, trains and overnight cruises... your magical journey will enhance your overall experience.

Transfers: Airport transfers are included when you book air-inclusive (and for land-only tours with transfers purchased through Globus), and Hosts greet and assist you with the transfer to your hotel. 

GlobusGo: Our free GlobusGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need. 

Tour directors and local guides: With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts—Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. All along the way, they share their vast knowledge of the areas and can point you in the right direction to help you get the most out of your free time.


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