10 DAYS ●
2020 On Sale - India & Sri Lanka
Experience the excitement of Delhi and the magnificence of the Taj Mahal, then beyond to the wildlife-filled landscapes of Ranthambore National Park, all accompanied by a friendly group of like-minded solo travellers.
Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New
Spot Bengal tigers on safari
Watch the sun rise over the Taj mahal - an unforgettable experience
Admire the majestic Amer Fort
Our An Indian Experience itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly to India's vivacious capital, Delhi for a two-night stay. On Arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team and transferred to your hotel. (D)
Starting in Old Delhi, embark on a rickshaw ride through the atmospheric streets, stopping at Jama Masjid, a Mughal masterpiece of a mosque. Wander through a local market and learn about native herbs and spices as you go. Explore New Delhi and admire the colonial grandeur of the Rajpath, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Tonight will be a welcoming meal. (B,L,D)
Journey to Agra by road to tour magnificent Agra Fort. This mass of red standstone sits on the bank of the Yamuna River, and from its ramparts you may catch a first glimpse of the Taj Mahal, just 2km downstream. Next take a rickshaw tour of the city and visit a fascinating spice and ayurvedic herb market. (B,L)
Rise early for an unforgettable sunrise at the Taj Mahal, when crowds are at their thinnest and the building looks magical. Visit a marble inlay workshop for an insight into the skills that made the Taj Mahal so beautiful, then drive to Ranthambore National Park, home of the majestic Bengal Tigers. (B,L,D)
Explore Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers, taking early morning and afternoon canter safaris. There are around 50 tigers living amongst the park's wild, undulating landscapes, as well as leopards, nilgai, sloth bears, wild boar, hyena and more than 300 species of bird. (B,L,D)
Departing Ranthambore, travel by road to Jaipur, the famously beautiful 'Pink City'. Stop en route to admire exquisitely carved and unique Chand Baori stepwell, built over a thousand years ago and one of the largest in the world. On arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)
Begin with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, the 'Palace of the Winds', then travel out of the city to admire the majestic Amer Fort, a colossal 16th-Century yellow and pink sandstone fort just 11km out of Jaipur. Back in the city, try your hand at traditional artistries and carpet weaving, then stroll through the local bazaar at Choti Choper. (B,L,D)
Return by road to Delhi, with the rest of the day free to spend as you wish. This evening, the group will enjoy a farewell dinner and cooking demonstration at an indian family home. (B,L,D)
After breakfast and check-out, transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home the same day or following day.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
Wendy Wu Tours inspects all hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights. View Hotels Here
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to India. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout Asia. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In Asia however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. A myth about India is that the food is of poor quality and always spicy. This is definitely not the case! In addition, a great deal of Indian cuisine is vegetarian. Drinks are at your own expense. Beer is widely available. Bottled drinking water and soft drinks are widely available – you should only have ice, juices, or lassies from a trusted source that uses boiled or bottled water.
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