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A Family Vacation of a Lifetime

Having a family tour in India can be an adventure that focuses on culture and nature. India, this mysterious oriental country, will open up a whole new world for your children with its long history, splendid culture, and lovely animals in the cities and in the wild. This 12-day family vacation includes the Golden Triangle, the best tiger reserve, and a beautiful beach in Goa. It will be a family vacation of a lifetime.

Journey route

India map

Highlights

  • Explore the legendary bazaars of Old Delhi by taking a rickshaw ride.
  • Experience India’s history by exploring the impressive forts.
  • Stand in front of the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
  • Search for wild tigers in Ranthambore National Park and spot other animals, such as monkeys, deer, and colorful birds.
  • Explore the incredible Bollywood in Mumbai.
  • Experience the charming colonial style and relax on a tropical beach in Goa.

Itinerary in detail

This sample itinerary provides inspiration, yet your preferences design the real journey. Following our Tailor-made Guidelines to create a wonderful India holiday in your way.

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi

Maidens Hote(4-star)/The Claridges (5-star)

Welcome to India. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel. After you have freshened up, enjoy your free time at the hotel.

Day 2 One-Day Tour in Delhi

breakfast and lunch

Start your Delhi tour at Red Fort. Explore the magnificent architecture of the Mughal dynasty. Afterward, travel around Chandni Chowk by rickshaw to get a glimpse of the local people’s lifestyle in Old Delhi. In the afternoon, continue your visit to Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb. Listen to stories about the splendid dynasties that were created by Indian Muslims.

Take a rickshaw to visit the market Take a rickshaw to visit Chandni Chowk
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra (4-star)/ITC Mughal, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

You will be driven to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire, in the morning. After lunch, visit Agra Fort, which is also called Red Fort. It is a magnificent 16th-century fortress made of red sandstone, which is located on the Yamuna River.

Then you will visit Mehtab Bagh for a sunset view of the Taj Mahal>.

Agra Fort Agra Fort
The Shergarh resort (4-star)/The Tigress Spa & Resort (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

Visit the Taj Mahal in the early morning. The closer you walk to this ivory-white marble mausoleum, the more moved you will be by the spectacular architecture and the true love that sparked its creation. Enjoy seeing the morning sunlight as it kisses the pure white building gently.

Taj Mahal Taj Mahal

Visit the Itmad-ud-Daula (the baby Taj Mahal). Walk into the quiet rooms with carved windows to touch the broken marble walls with thousands of beautiful inlaid patterns. You will be driven from Agra to Ranthambore in the afternoon.

Itmad-Ud-Daula Admire the thousands of beautiful inlaid patterns of Itmad-Ud-Daula
breakfast and lunch

Get up early for the jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park. Go back to your hotel for breakfast then spend the rest of the morning at your leisure, enjoying the various facilities available at your hotel. Late in the afternoon, you will have another jeep safari in the jungle.

Jeep Safari in the Ranthambore National Park Enjoy a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park
Alsisar Haveli (4-star)/Fairmont Jaipur (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

Drive from Ranthambore to Jaipur in the morning. After checking in, take a tuk tuk to a local bazaar. Experience the local people’s lifestyle and also enjoy some souvenir shopping. Stop at Hawa Mahal to take some photographs on the way back.

Tuk Tuk Ride Take a tuk tuk to a local bazaar
breakfast and lunch

Start your ‘Pink City’ exploration with the charming Amber Fort. The corridor with elegant pillars, the lovely colors of the patterns on the walls, and the shining mirrors in Sheesh Mahal, any of them can make you feel as though you have stepped back in time to the great dynasty. In the afternoon, continue your visit to Jaipur’s City Palace. The abundant exhibits will highlight what life was like for the maharajas of Jaipur. Then visit the Jantar Mantar. Be impressed by the wisdom of the ancient Indians.

Jantar Mantar Observatory Jantar Mantar Observatory
Holiday Inn Airport (4-star)/Trident Bandra Kurla (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

You will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Mumbai. Meet your guide at the airport in Mumbai and then have a half-day city tour after lunch.

You will visit the Gateway of India, which was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Then you will continue to the Prince of Wales Museum, built to commemorate the visit of King George V to India and opened in 1923. And then visit the Kamala Nehru Park. Drive past Flora Fountain (Mumbai’s nerve center), the colorful Crawford Market, and travel along Marine Drive. Next, visit Dhobi Ghat. Ghat means laundry and you will see row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with a flogging stone.

the Gateway of India The Gateway of India
Hard Rock Hotel Goa(4-star)/Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

You will explore Bollywood to discover India’s film industry. It includes visiting the shooting sight for the main studio activities such as a live shooting, visiting the Bollywood museum, watching a Bollywood dance show and driving through the homes of Bollywood stars. If possible, have a look at the star`s makeup rooms and take a picture with a Bollywood actor.

Afterward, your driver will escort you to the airport to catch your flight to Goa. Meet your guide at Goa Airport and then head to your hotel.

the movie making in Bollywood Meet a Bollywood star
breakfast and lunch

It is interesting to find the Baroque style in South India. Discover the history of Goa by visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and Se Cathedral.

The beautiful Se CathedralThe beautiful Se Cathedral
breakfast

Enjoy a free day on the beach. You can arrange some water sports activities according to your interests. Enjoy a massage or have fun in some clubs or bars.

Goa beach Goa beach
breakfast

Your driver will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight.

Asia Highlights handpicked hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one. It is recommended to experience palace hotels, heritage hotels, or nice resorts for the unique history and the culture of India.

Trident
Jaipur Alsisar Haveli-A Heritage Hotel
  • Good location in the city center.
  • A nice garden view and a very warm service.
  • Great architecture combining Indian and Islamic styles.

Journey Information

  • About the Tiger Safari
    Tigers can occasionally be seen in the daytime, particularly from November to April. The area provides a good habitat for sambar deer and there are also a few leopards, nilgai, sloth bears, jackals, crocodiles, the occasional rare caracal, and a rich variety of birds.
  • About the Car Transfers between Cities
    We will arrange private car transfers from Delhi to Agra and from Agra to Jaipur. Your guide will not be with you during the transfers. You will have different guides in different cities. Your driver will be able to speak basic English so there will be no problems with basic conversation during the transfers.
  • About the Meals
    Many hotels offer buffets with a variety of cuisines from Indian to Italian and Asian. People who are looking to taste authentic local cuisine can try the restaurants specializing in barbecued tandoori kebabs and Indian naan bread. We also recommend trying out one of the many great restaurants that serve modern Indian fusion food. Let us know your food preferences and we’ll take care of the rest. Make sure to inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements in advance.

From US$2,380 p/p

based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • English speaking local guides and comfortable vehicle
  • Activities, hotels and meals listed in the itinerary
  • The booking of internal flights listed
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

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Local guide

local guide
Having a private guide and an itinerary allows visitors not only to see as many attractions as possible, but also to learn about them from a local. Guides can also teach travelers about important features of visiting India and show you all the important sites.

Private transportation

private transportation
When with a private tour, customers will travel in a prearranged chauffeured car. This means that you won't have to worry about catching the train on time or getting off at the correct stop.
 

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