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Golden Triangle - Taj Mahal, Jaipur - Wildlife of Ranthambore & Nagarhole National Parks - Kerala backwater cruise & beach

Introduction

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Depart UK, arrive Delhi.
2. Morning at leisure, afternoon city tour of Old Delhi.
3. To Corbett and safari activities.
4. Safari activities.
5. Safari activities and return to Delhi.
6. To Agra and on to Bharatpur.
7. Nature walk and on to Jaipur.
8. Jaipur sightseeing.
9. Return to Delhi.
10. Fly to Cochin. Afternoon city tour and evening cultural dance show.
11. Backwater cruise.
12 Backwater cruise.
13. At leisure at the beach.
14. At leisure at the beach.
15. Depart Cochin, arrive UK.

Cost

This holiday idea is just an example of possibilities available for travel in India. Price is dependant on season, standard of accommodation and length of stay. Please contact us for further details and prices.

Departure Dates

Any date to your requirements between October and April.

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Description

Diverse India at it's very best. Start your holiday with a few of the classic sites of India, the Jama Masjid and Old Delhi, the ever impressive Taj Mahal, the famous monument to love at Agra and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. After an overnight in Bharatpur you can then take a walk with a naturalist to discover some of the prolific birdlife of the nearby sanctuary. Ranthambore is your next destination and a terrific tiger reserve and with several game drives here there are good chances of seeing the elusive tiger as well as other wildlife of the forests. Continue on to bustle of the old pink city of Jaipur and the classic Rajasthani fort-palace of Amber Fort.

Flying direct from Jaipur to Bangalore you travel onwards to Mysore, a world away from Rajasthan and the north. There is time to explore the city with it's magnificent palace before continuing to Nagarhole National Park in the Nilgiri hills. Leopards are one of the highlights of this park where wild elephant roam and tiger can also be found. In fact on our last visit we saw all three in one afternoon together with some other great sightings such as the large, stripe-necked mongoose.

Next you'll head to the coffee plantatations of Coorg before descending to the Malabar Coast of Kerala which is sure to be warm, green and very pleasant. There is time to enjoy floating along the backwaters in a converted riceboat. This is the perfect antidote to the frenetic north and you can watch village life drift by or look out for fish eagles.

The palm-fringed beaches of Kerala are superb and make for a classic end to a trip through India. A small, beachside boutique hotel is our choice to round off this memorable journey.

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