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India & Shimla for Solo Travellers

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
  • Hotel porterage of one item per person
  • Return travel from the UK with premium economy upgrades available at a supplement plus transfers to and from the hotel included

Selected departures from March to November 2020

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At a Glance
3 to 5-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners
Expert tour manager
Hotel porterage
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

India & Shimla for Solo Travellers

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
  • The services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager

Indian visa not included.

Useful Information

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

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have a visa in order to travel to India. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/entry-requirements

Tourist e-visa cost is US$25 per person (if date of entry is from April to June) or $10 per person (if date of entry is from July to March). Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability 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.

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.

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


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