b"2 Delhi INDIAN SUBCONTINENTYOUR ITINERARY 2 1 AgraJaipurFatehpur Sikri2Days 1-3To Delhi RanthamboreWe fly to Delhi. Landing on Day 2, we check in to our hotel for the next two nights. We begin exploring this lively city on Day 3, taking a guided tour of both Old and New Delhi. We travel by rickshaw throughINDIAthe narrow streets of Old Delhi and admire Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country, before moving on to New Delhi, where the2 Mumbaiimposing India Gate, Mughal Emperor Humayuns tomb and the towering Qutab Minar await us. Nights in hotel Rail Coach FlyTOUR HIGHLIGHTSDays 4-5Agra, the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri We board Indias first semi-high-speed train, the Gatimaan Express, for the journey to Agra. Agra is a former capital of the Mughal Empire andDiscover Old and New Delhi. is famed worldwide for its fantastic ancient architecture, much of whichEnjoy two game drives in has UNESCO World Heritage status. After settling into our hotel forRanthambore National Park. the night, we take a tour, visiting two of its best-known attractions: the imposing Agra Fort and the incredible Taj Mahal. On Day 5, we call in atSee the sights of Agra including the short-lived ancient capital of India, Fatephur Sikri. Abandoned afterAgra Fort and the Taj Mahal.only 14 years due to a dwindling water supply, the area remains a redExplore Mumbai, and the Pink sandstone reminder of what city life was like during the 16th century.City of Jaipur.We continue to Ranthambore this afternoon aboard the Shatabdi Express and check into our hotel for two nights. WHAT'S INCLUDEDDay 6Tiger spotting in RanthamboreConsidered to be the best park in India for spotting the elusive RoyalUK Tour Manager throughoutBengal tiger, Ranthambore National Park is also home to over 300Flights from London Heathrow other species of birds, crocodiles, deer and monkeys. Some of theto Delhi and from Mumbai to other rare creatures that roam its forests and scrublands includeLondon Heathrowleopards, panthers, hyenas and even sloth bears. Look out for the parks incredible range of wildlife as we explore on both morning andAll internal flights, rail and afternoon game drives, scheduled at different times to increase ourcoach transferschance of a tiger sighting. In the evening, we enjoy a talk by a localLuggage transfers throughoutnaturalist.Days 7-8Jaipur 9 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel After travelling to the pink city of Jaipur for two nights, the rest of youraccommodationday is free ahead of our guided tour on Day 8. The capital of Rajasthan,21 meals including 9 breakfasts, 3 Jaipur was founded in 1727 and is famed for an array of striking sights.lunches and 9 dinners We see the impressive Amber Fort, sat on the edge of Maota Lake andAll tour excursionsone of three ancient hilltop forts that dominate the hills above Jaipur, known for its artistic Hindu elements as well as its complex collection ofREGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEunderground passages, courtyards and gateways. We also drive by thefrom Birmingham and Manchester from Palace of the Winds which has a pale pink faade that once disguised50 per person.the presence of courtly ladies who did not wish to appear in public.Days 9-11 - Mumbai and home 2021 DEPARTURESWe board our internal flight to Mumbai, home for the next two nights. Set on Indias west coast beside the Arabian Sea, the city wasSep16 1,795 Nov 11 1,945at the heart of the spice trade between the sub-continent and theOct 7 1,995Mediterranean. We taste some of these delicious flavours for ourselves during a cooking demonstration at our hotel this evening. Day 102022 DEPARTURESincludes a unique dawn walking tour that gives us an authentic insight into life here. Firstly, we visit the Colaba Dock, where fishermen gatherJan 27 1,895 Sep 15 1,695after a night at sea. Continuing along the almost empty DN Road, weFeb 3 1,895 Oct 6, 20 1,995admire the colonial-era buildings on our way to Crawford Market,17 1,995 Nov 10 1,895where we experience an authentic Indian bazaar before exploringMar 3 1,995 Dec 1 1,895the vibrant neighbourhoods of Byculla and Dadar. Later, we set out17 1,895on a sightseeing tour by coach that includes the Gateway of India,Tour Code: GMJ| per person based on 2 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Mani Bhavan, Gandhis former home.sharing. Deposit from 300 per person. Bidding farewell to India on Day 11, we transfer to the airport for ourSupplement for solo travellers from 350. Please flight home. note the itinerary for 2021 departures may differ, please call for more details. For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-adviceCall us on 01904 521990 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 77"