As Delhi’s cultural beating heart, the chaos of the ‘Old’ city of Delhi has to be seen to be believed. Its warren of nooks and alleys are a sight in themselves, but Old Delhi also hosts many key sightseeing highlights. Although much of the old city wall has since disappeared and those parts that remain are crumbling, relics of a fortified past remain, including three of the impressive gates and the UNESCO-listed Red Fort. New Delhi boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards, magnificent landmarks and grand government institutions.
New Delhi airport is the gateway to India’s north with direct flights bound for these exotic Indian lands departing daily. Guests can also fly from the UK directly to Mumbai and, with just one connection, to a host of other Indian destinations. Direct internal flights operate daily between most of the nation’s major cities.
The classic ‘Golden Triangle’ itinerary showcases the country’s highlights and is perfect for the first time visitor to India with limited time. Travel from the capital Delhi, a city which provides a glimpse of both old and new India, to the delightful palaces of the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur via the majestic monument to love, Agra’s Taj Mahal.
Direct flghts operate from Delhi to the vibrant city of Mumbai, which offers an intriguing blend of old and new, and Kathmandu, Nepal's chaotic and captivating capital.
India's National Parks are epic in size, consistently beautiful and home to a terrific array of magnificent wildlife - including the iconic Bengal tiger. Discover vast and varied landscapes, from dry plains, plateaus and ravines to grasslands and lush forests dotted with waterholes.
Explore Ramthambore, the former hunting ground of Jaipur's maharajas, which is renowned for its endangered and mighty Bengal tigers; stunning Periyar which surrounds a lake and is famous for its large number of elephants; and follow in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling and explore Kanha National Park which was the setting for his famous novel, 'The Jungle Book'..
The tiny state of Goa lies on India’s west coast is a hugely popular beach destination boasting a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures and a wonderfully laid back ambience. The south of India is renowned for its stunning tropical beaches and dense forests and Kerala in the southwest offers tranquil backwaters and lakes, fragrant spice plantations and a rich colonial past.
The wonderfully diverse island of Sri Lanka lies off the southeast coast of India and is an ideal destination for multi-centre holidays. Relax on glorious golden-sand beaches, spot elephants and leopards in rugged National Parks and stroll through tranquil tea plantations before visitng ancient ruins and vast monuments.