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Only in India
- Visit the Taj Mahal
- Go on a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Search for sloth bears in the jungle
- Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Old Delhi
- Bathe an Indian elephant
✓ October and Christmas School Holidays
✓ Culture & Education, Adventure & Activity, Wildlife
✓ 8 years+
One of the most colourful countries in the world...India is a constant blur of vibrant sites, people and history. An assault to the senses, it's a destination which captivates visitors of all ages.
Start this exciting trip with a visit to the bustling capital city Delhi. Experience the historical streets of Old Delhi, exploring the city's many bazaars, markets and temples on a rickshaw. Perhaps you'd like to visit one of A&K's philanthropy projects, Deepalaya School, where you can sit in on a lesson and see what teaching is like halfway around the world.
After your time in Delhi, head to Agra, and check into a room overlooking the majestic Taj Mahal. This stunning monument took 22 years to complete with 22,000 workmen involved in the construction -a visit to India wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Taj. After the bustle of the city, it's time to chill in the hotel pool or spend some time with a local family and learn the art of creating the perfect curry.
Time to head to Ranthambore for a stay at the Oberoi Vanyavilas, and an opportunity to hang out with a couple of long term residents. Spend some time with elephants Mala and Lamxi -they love a little help with their daily bathing routine, but be prepared to get wet … very wet! Spend the rest of your time in the area visiting local villages to see how communities live in rural Rajasthan, or exploring the national parks that were the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, looking for tigers and sloth bears.
After your messy outdoor adventures scrub up and discover the art of mehndi. The ancient traditional art of painting your hands and arms is usually reserved for weddings and festivals, but in this case it is to celebrate your time in India!
Jaipur is known for the spectacular Amber Fort, but also for its famous annual kite festival in January. Get in on the excitement by making your own traditional Indian kite. Then take it to the private helipad of your hotel and hone your kite flying skills with the expert guidance of a kite pilot, whilst learning about this world famous annual event. For more of a culture hit, tour around the Pink City and the many museums, learning its secrets from your expert guide.
Did you know...
- Rudyard Kipling took his inspiration for 'Jungle Book' from the jungles and wildlife of India
- Chess was invented in India
- India is the world's biggest producer and consumer of mangoesIndia has six seasons! Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer Monsoon and Winter Monsoon
- In India they have a festival called 'holi', also known as festival of colour, wherepeople throw powdered paint at each other
- 70% of all of the world's spices come from India
The Boring Bit
- Airline routes –Direct from London to DelhiTransfer into the city –A&K provided guide/driver throughout
- Flying time –8+ hours (GMT + 5.5 hours)
- Visas –Are required
- Health considerations –Hepatitis, Tetanus and Typhoid jabs recommended. Please consult your GP
Family itineraries in India
Families with teenagers Explore Northern India
Nights: 9 | from £1,695
An exciting family trip to northern India that includes going on a tiger safari...
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Sample Itineraries which could be adapted for families
Classic Northern India
Nights: 9 | from £2,725
Discover the delights of Rajasthan in high style, staying in luxurious hotels and palaces as you journey from Delhi and Agra into the country’s most regal state.
Highlights of Northern India
Nights: 7 | from £1,850
If you are short on time but longing to experience the most famous of Northern India’s many treasures, this tour is the golden ticket.
Classic Southern India
Nights: 11 | from £2,575
In India’s sublime south, combine historic fishing ports and crazy temples with lazy backwaters, wildlife-filled hills and the finest cup of tea.
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