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India & Shimla for Solo Travellers

15 days from only £2,939pp

Experience more with so much included

  • A wonderful tour of northern India’s ‘Golden Triangle’
  • See the breathtaking Taj Mahal bathed in soft morning light, gazing in awe at the simple purity of its white marble and the exquisite craftsmanship of its inlay work
  • City tours of both Old and New Delhi seeing all the major sights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the 400-year-old deserted Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Driving safari in Ranthambore National Park, the best place in India to spot the elusive tigers
  • Explore the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, capital of the desert kingdom of Rajasthan with a guided city tour
  • Marvel at the extraordinary location and beauty of Amber Fort, home of one of India’s most powerful maharajas
  • Stay in an original Rajasthani fort, converted into a stunning Heritage Hotel
  • Travel on the famous Shimla railway on board a classic toy train for Kalka and stay for 3 nights in Shimla
  • Guided tour of the Viceregal Lodge in Shimla plus a walking tour of the city
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • A welcome dinner on the first night to get to know your travelling companions
  • Hand-picked accommodation rated three to five-stars, including all local taxes, with breakfast and eight meals included
  • Return travel from the UK with premium economy upgrades available at a supplement plus transfers to and from the hotel included

Selected departures from April to November 2019

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3 to 5-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast, 8 meals & Welcome Dinner
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

India is a vast country of contrasts waiting to be explored, from world-famous landmarks to wondrous hidden treasures.  Your visit will be a real feast for the senses as the vibrant colours, delicious flavours and heady scents combine to make a truly unforgettable holiday.  Specially tailored for people travelling alone, our tour starts in rural Rajasthan, where a potpourri of the ancient and the modern is so clearly exhibited.  The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is popular for to its wealth of palaces, fine examples of jaw-dropping architecture. 

The natural world is also a major attraction and there will be the opportunity to spot tigers in their natural habitat in Ranthambore.  Of course, the highlight for many is the sublime Taj Mahal, a mausoleum so often seen in films and photographs, but there is simply no substitute for the feeling of seeing it first-hand.  We conclude our wonderful journey with a breathtaking train journey into the Himalayas and the hill station of Shimla.  A microcosm of Victorian English society during its colonial past, Shimla is the perfect way to conclude a visit to this amazing country.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on one person in a twin/double room for sole occupancy.  Price includes thirteen nights’ accommodation in three, four or five-star hotels, daily breakfast and eight meals, scheduled flights to/from Delhi, all transfers, all local accommodation taxes, all flight taxes, all touring as mentioned, all local transport by train or coach as described, hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person and  the services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager.

Included excursions are guided tours of New and Old Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, two game drives in Ranthambore, Jaipur city tour, visit to Amber Fort, walking tour of Havelis at Mandawa, walking tour of Shimla

Indian visa not included.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

En route to the first hotel in Delhi we will do some sightseeing, adding approximately 2 hours to the transfer time.

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi 1 hr Delhi Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport 1 hr

Visa Information

All British passport holders require a visa for India. Please ensure that you have at least two empty pages in your passport and that your passport is valid for a minimum of 190 days from the time of submitting your visa application. At the time of departure you will be able to travel as long as both the passport and the visa are valid.

Personal applications: to apply for an Indian visa please visit www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk where you can apply, pay online and schedule an appointment to submit your application in person at your nearest centre, dependent on your home address.

Online applications: British passport holders are now eligible to apply for an e-visa online, you must ensure your passport is machine readable and has a biometric chip (without this you may be denied entry into India). The cost of a single entry tourist e-visa is US$75.00 and will be converted into pounds by your bank. The website to apply for the e-visa is: indianvisaonline.gov.in. Here you will find all the information to assist you with the completion of your application.

Postal applications: you must either apply and pay online, print off the completed application form, payment confirmation and submit by post; or alternatively, you must apply online, print off the completed application and submit along with payment by postal order. Personal cheques are NOT accepted. In both cases you must submit your passport along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and two, 2x2” passport photos to: 

India Visa Application Centre (West London),
The Vista Centre,
First Floor – Part A
Block 50
Salisbury Road,
Hounslow,
TW4 6JQ

Full details of costs, application form and addresses can be found on www.vfsglobal.com/india/uk, email: [email protected] or tel: 0905 7570045 (calls cost 95p per minute).

Visa fees are subject to change without notice and non-refundable. 

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in requirements after this time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Deposit: £200 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 8 hrs 30 mins
  • Language: Hindi
  • Time Zone: GMT+5.5
  • Country: India

Health

Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths may be uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. In the tropics temperatures and humidity levels will also be quite high for most of the year. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for India at least a month before departure.


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