Tour India and visit Agra’s opulent Taj Mahal
Take the whole family on an unforgettable adventure to charismatic India, a place full of colourful characters, scrumptious cuisine and remarkable landscapes. Get the most out of this sensational subcontinent by tasting sizzling curries in Delhi, strolling through the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and heading deep into Ranthambhore National Park to follow the tracks of the elusive Bengal tiger. Of course, no visit to India is complete without gazing upon the Taj Mahal, an epic monument to love and one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world. With plenty of cultural highlights for the adults and exciting activities for the kids, this trip is bound to excite, enchant and inspire memories to last a lifetime.
Act like Mowgli on the hunt for Shere Khan in your own real life version of ‘The Jungle Book’
Everyone’s seen a photo of the Taj Mahal, but nothing compares to seeing it in person in the glowing morning light – you’ll understand what beauty really is
Little can describe the feeling of nervous anticipation, of the hairs on the back of your neck standing up in hope of seeing a Bengal tiger stalk through the jungles of Ranthambore National Park
Experience the moving town that is an Indian train – watch the colourful landscape fly by as the chai wallah walks down the aisle singing about his tea
India is bursting with colour, alive with people, dripping with the powerful smells of spice and incense – you’ll never forget what you smell, taste and see as you walk through the markets and bazaars
This trip involves some long bus and train rides, which can be tiresome but offer a quintessential experience of the Indian landscape and people.
Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned and a great way to travel long distances while still getting maximum time in each place. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet).
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
3.A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.
4. This trip starts at 1pm on Day 1.
5. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
TAJ MAHAL: Using mud pack therapy the Archaeological Survey of India is planning to clean the four small canopies around the main dome of the Taj Mahal from the start of April 2018. This will be followed by the cleaning of the main dome but that could take some time as ASI is yet to calculate its load bearing capacity. The ASI’s science branch officials have stated that cleaning the four canopies will take approximately 2 months while main dome cleaning will be completed in phases. We will continue to update as information becomes available.
Our Northern India Family Holiday trips score an average of 4.97 out of 5 based on 95 reviews in the last year.
Great adventure for both parents and kids. As you will be mostly living out of your suitcase, pack as light as possible. Enjoy every thing that is thrown at you and don't engage with local trades that the tour guide advises you not to as they will try to rip you off. Saying that, you will have plenty of good opportunities to engage, haggle and shop.
Review submitted 28 Aug 2018
India an amazing place but if you don’t want to be hassled do not engage in any response but confident and ignore the sellers they then go away, also in Delhi be aware tuk tuk drivers offer you a ride for only 30 rupees but will take you via a craft shop get you in there first to get their commission!!!! So check first. Also if getting there before your tour best to hire a taxi for half a day or full day, the hotel sorted it and they’ll take you and wait at every place, it was the easiest and safest way to get around without any hassle.
Review submitted 24 Aug 2018