India is one of Newmarket Holidays’ most popular destinations. Its tour there is a particular favourite with many of its customers, and includes visits to Ranthambhore Park, as well as the cities of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. It also features two half-day safaris, which will provide you with the chance to catch a glimpse at some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals.
The first day of the tour will be spent travelling from the UK to Delhi. When you arrive, you will be greeted by your Tour Manager, after which you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You can then spend a few hours settling in and freshening up before joining your Tour Manager once again for a guided trip around the Old City. During this interesting adventure, you’ll see Ghandi’s cremation site, as well as numerous historic buildings such as Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid Mosque and Red Ford. There will also be time for a thrilling rickshaw ride through the streets of the charming Chandni Chowk.
The following morning, you can take the opportunity to explore the grandeur and elegance of New Delhi. There will be a visit to the Rajpath boulevard, and the India Gate war memorial, as well as the beautiful tower of Qutb Minar. During the afternoon, you will take a coach to the city of Jaipur, where you will stay for two nights. The next day, after a decadent breakfast, you will be taken on a tour of Amber and its historic fort, which dates back to the 1500s. You can opt to reach the fort by jeep or, if you’re feeling brave, elephant. You’ll have the chance to take in some spectacular views from the ramparts of the fort, and to admire the stunning decor of the Royal Halls.
After this, it will be time to tour the rest of Jaipur. There will be a visit to the famous City Palace complex, where you’ll find the ancient observatory Jantar Mantar, as well as several fascinating museums. Later in the day you’ll get the chance to see the Hawa Mahal – otherwise known as the Palace of the Winds. The next day, Newmarket Holidays’ tour group will set off to the beautiful Ranthambhore National Park, for a two night stay. It is here, within this natural paradise, that you’ll see the best examples of Project Tiger, an Indian conservation programme.