Sovereign's Cookie Policy
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are consenting to cookies being used. For information on cookies please see our Cookies Policy.
10 day itinerary from
£ 1195 per person

Call our Trusted Advisers for more information on this itinerary.

01293 762400*

A Family Tour of India

Combing fun and culture explore the very best of India with your family – from the Taj Mahal to tiger sanctuaries.

You don’t need to trade luxury for family facilities with our family holiday tour of India. Whether you’re travelling with teens or younger children you’ll find something to fascinate the whole family, from the majesty of the Taj Mahal to the friendly monkeys of the parks. Start your tour in Delhi where you can enjoy an introduction to the lively streets of India’s cities. Try some of the best cuisine and visit sparkling palaces and bustling markets. Admire the pink architecture of Jaipur and the red stone of Agra Fort, which is home to temples and mosques as well as peaceful courtyards. 

Take your children on a once in a lifetime trip to see the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers in one of India’s most famous National Parks. Teach them about the ancient art of astronomy and introduce them to new flavours and cultures. Afterwards, you can choose to add on a few days in laid back Goa where you can relax on golden beaches or explore the surrounding rainforests. 
 

At a glance

  • Explore the fascinating historical sights of Delhi and Agra, including the Taj Mahal
  • Spot protected Royal Bengal tigers as you explore one of India’s most spectacular national parks
  • Take in the pink buildings and architecture of lively Jaipur city
  • Add on a relaxing stay on the beach in Goa where you can explore rainforests and waterfalls

Interested in this India tour? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on:

01293 762400 Or Make an enquiry
Suggested Trip Itinerary
Day
Destination
Travel Time (approx.)
Day 1
London to New Dehli
10 hours
Day 2
Spend the day in Old and New Dehli
Day 3
Transfer to Agra
4 hours
Day 4
Stop off in Bharatpur
4 hours
Day 5
Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 6
Make your way to Jaipur
4 hours
Day 7
Explore the "Pink City"
Day 8
Enjoy free time in Jaipur
Day 9
Head back to New Dehli
5 hours
Days 10
Return home from your holiday
Day 1 : London to New Dehli
Fly from London to Delhi and, depending on flight times, spend the rest of the afternoon and evening enjoying your hotel’s luxury facilities. 
Sovereign recommended hotels

Le Meridien New Delhi

India, New Delhi

  • Le Meridien offers unparalleled views from its glass fronted building, set in the heart of New Delhi
  • Relax in fresh modern interiors, unwind in the spa or take in the views from the bar
  • Recognised as one of the 100 icons of Delhi

The Claridges

India, New Delhi

  • Dating back to 1952 experience old world charm and elegance in one of Delhi’s finest hotels
  • Relax in a cabana by the swimming pool and enjoy the elegance of 19th Century British interiors
  • Delight in expert menus in one of the six world-class restaurants onsite
Day 2 : Spend the day in Old and New Dehli
Spend the day exploring the wonderful sights of New Delhi and Old Delhi. 

Start your tour with New Delhi, which was designed by the British Victorian colonials and provides an insight into the more modern history of India. Humayun’s Tomb is first on your list. An excellent example of Mughal architecture it is a large mausoleum built in a similar style to the Taj Mahal. With carefully manicured gardens this is the perfect place for a respite from the bustle of Delhi’s streets. After visiting the tomb drive through Rajpath, which is the striking entryway to Delhi. A long, wide street it offers beautiful views down to India Gate and the President’s residence and hosts huge crowds during parades and festivals. 

Afterwards, head to the walled city of Old Delhi, where you will continue your journey in a traditional rickshaw through the narrow lanes to explore Chandini Chowk Market. 300 years old but still providing a hub of culture and cuisine this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Delhi’s culture. Pick up spices, fruits and jewellery or marvel at the street side dentists’ displays of false teeth and equipment. Next on your tour is the city’s oldest mosque, Jama Masjid before a visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is a Sikh temple. Watch as the Sikh community perform “sevak”, which is a social service given back to the community and involves cooking large feasts for the city’s impoverished
 
Day 3 : Transfer to Agra
Today, you'll be driven from Delhi to Agra, which takes around 3-4 hours. 

Spend the afternoon exploring the many sights of Agra, including the world famous Taj Mahal. This white marble “Palace of Light” is said to be the greatest tribute to love in the world. Manicured gardens are ideal for exploring while inside you’ll find intricate mosaics made of semi precious stones and Persian carvings from the Koran. 

Later in the day explore Agra Fort and admire its red stone exteriors and rich interiors created from marble and mosaics. From Shah Jahan’s private quarters you can enjoy unique views of the River Yamuna and the Taj Mahal. 

After a long day of exploring spend the evening making the most of the luxurious facilities of your hotel.
 
Sovereign recommended hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel Agra Taj East Gate

India, Agra

A rooftop infinity pool overlooks the Taj Mahal
Enjoy the spa, two restaurants, a bar and fitness centre 
Evening shows immerse you in traditional Indian culture

ITC Mughal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Agra

India, Agra

A luxurious hotel set within large gardens full of native flora
Award winning architecture takes you back through days gone by
Enjoy excellent dining, five star service, a spa and more
Day 4 : Stop off in Bharatpur
Stop off in Bharatpur and visit Bharatpur-Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary before boarding the train. A UNESCO World Heritage Site set over 11 square miles explore this marshland which is home to over 360 species of birds. 

You will then be driven to Bharatpur Railway Station where you will board a train to Ranthambore. 
 
Sovereign recommended hotels

Jungle Vilas

India, Ranthambore

Close to Ranthambore National Park where you can see tigers
A spa, swimming pool and luxurious rooms are ideal for relaxing
Enjoy activities including walking tours, birdwatching and more

Hotel Dev Vilas

India, Ranthambore

Close to the entrance of Ranthambore National Park
Built in the style of a Maharajah’s hunting lodge
Award winning Rajasthani cuisine and a relaxing bar
Day 5 : Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary
An off road vehicle will take you from your hotel to a wildlife sanctuary. 

Here you can learn all about the threats faced by India’s increasingly endangered wildlife as well as learning about their natural habitat. Some of the animals you might catch a glimpse of are tigers (particularly from November to April), leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, sambar and hundreds of species of birds. 
 
Day 6 : Make your way to Jaipur
Transfer from Ranthambore to Jaipur, which takes around 4-5 hours. 

In the evening immerse yourself in the lively culture of the city with a visit to the local Bazaar. Here you can wander through the busy streets and take in the colourful stalls or practice haggling for handicrafts and jewellery. Fly a kite from the rooftops above Jaipur, battling other kites using India’s traditional “patang” kites. 
 
Sovereign recommended hotels:

ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel

India, Jaipur

A tranquil hotel located just 15 minutes from Jaipur’s centre
Built to reflect the opulent traditional style of Rajasthan
A spa, five bars and restaurants and a swimming pool will keep everyone entertained

Taj Jai Mahal Palace

India, Jaipur

A historic hotel with buildings dating back to 1745
Beautiful gardens offer yoga, a swimming pool, life size chess and more
Located close to the centre of Jaipur and its attractions
Day 7 : Explore the "Pink City"
Spend the day exploring the “Pink City” of Jaipur, given its name because of the colourful pink hues of its buildings. Start with the City Palace which is an excellent example of the combined Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. The outside is made from white marble and pink panels, while the inside houses museums and galleries. Visit the textile gallery where you’ll find a display of royal dress through the ages. Enjoy a private tour of the palace and see some of the family rooms before stopping for tea and canapes in the grand drawing room. 

Next on your list is Jantar Mantar, which is an astronomical observatory built by the Raja in 1827. Futuristic instruments are housed here and still show the stars today. From here visit Hawa Mahal which towers up to five floors and has the characteristic pink exteriors of Jaipur. Windows and balconies are protected by intricate screens designed to allow the ladies of the harem to look out on the street but not be seen. Anokhi Museum is your next stop, where you can see the traditional hand block printing techniques as well as trying some yourself. 

For your final stop head up into the hills to the beautiful Amber Fort. A fort palace overlooking the city and providing a symbol of strength this is the perfect place for striking views. In the evening, male guests can enjoy a traditional turban tying lesson while ladies can watch as experts give them a henna tattoo. 
 
Day 8 : Enjoy free time in Jaipur
Spend the day exploring Jaipur for yourself. You can either revisit some of the sights you enjoyed yesterday or find something new. Visit a tiger reserve or elephant sanctuary where little ones can get up close to these majestic animals, or simply make the most of the luxurious facilities at your hotel. Relax by the swimming pool and soak up the warm Indian sun or explore the tranquil gardens surrounding your hotel. 

If you prefer to experience some of the many temples in the city, there are Hindu shrines and temples dotted throughout the city. Children who love animals will enjoy the Monkey Temple where you can see them as they interact with people and other monkeys. 
 
Day 9 : Head back to New Dehli
Spend the morning driving from Jaipur to Delhi before checking into your hotel and making the most of the amenities here. If you prefer to continue exploring, Delhi is right on your doorstep. 
Sovereign recommended hotels:

Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Hotel

India, New Delhi

  • Just a five minute drive from the airport and Delhi’s shopping malls
  • 670 spacious, modern rooms provide bright and elegant interiors
  • The onsite restaurant serves exceptional international dishes and wines

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

India, New Delhi

  • Easy access to Delhi’s airport and the city’s shopping malls
  • Rooms are spacious with modern interiors and little touches of luxury
  • Choose from three restaurants and a bar, a swimming pool, sauna and massage facilities
Days 10 : Return home from your holiday
Fly from Delhi International Airport to London. 
 

Interested in this India tour? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on:

01293 762400 Or Make an enquiry

Extend your tour of India with 3 or 7 nights in Goa

Holiday includes
  • Flights to and from the UK
  • All transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • 9 night’s accommodation (7 nights bed & breakfast and 2 nights fulls board)
  • English speaking guide during excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Shared jeep safari in Ranthamboare
  • Rickshaw rides in New Delhi and Bharatpur
  • Jeep ride at Amer Fort, Jaipur
  • Entrance fees where applicable
Holiday does not include
  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)
  • Visa cost (approx. $100 per person)

Interested in this India tour? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on:

01293 762400 Or Make an enquiry

Places you will visit during your India tour

Dehli
A city split into two, Delhi is the capital of India and its cultural hub. New Delhi was built by the ruling British in the Victorian era, while Old Delhi dates back hundreds of years and is full of charming relics from the past. The city’s architecture is a testament to its rich past, having changed hands many times, as well as its religious tolerance with Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs living shoulder to shoulder. 

Take in the lively atmosphere of this unique city where you can see rickshaws and camels fighting for space along the narrow lanes. Visit one of the markets and experience lively haggling over spices, fruits, jewellery and more or take respite in cool, ornate temples.  
Agra
Founded in 1504, Agra has a rich history, having changed hands many times. This is the perfect city for culture and architecture lovers who will find an insight into the building methods and styles of each regime as they tried to outdo former rulers. Home to one of the world’s most celebrated sights, the Taj Mahal, this wonderful city is a must on any tour of India. Striking marble exteriors and landscaped gardens greet you on the outside while intricate mosaics line the interiors. 

Forming part of the Golden Triangle, there is plenty more to be explored in Agra. The red sandstone Agra Fort dates back to the 16th Century and houses temples, cool courtyards and mosques. Parks and a wildlife sanctuaries are ideal for families with active children, while specialist jewellery shops and more can also be found in the city. 
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park is one of India’s best places to spot native, wild tigers. Home to a tiger sanctuary, as well as providing a protected natural habitat for these elusive animals, this is the ideal place for wildlife lovers. Formerly a famous hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today it provides a very different atmosphere. 

Jungles and scrubland offer the ideal opportunity to see wild game, while at the centre of Ranthambore National Park you’ll find Ranthambhore Fort, which dates back to the 10th Century. Lakes which house crocodiles rub shoulders with ancient ruins including temples and mosques, as well as hunting lodges and tombs. Other animals you can see here are leopards, wild boar, deer, monkeys and sloth bears. 
Jaipur
Dating back to 1727 the “Pink City” of Jaipur is well known for its unique pink stone and buildings. Thought to be one of the oldest examples of Shilpa Shastra town planning, the layout of the city alone offers a fascinating opportunity to explore. Located on a dry sea bed and surrounded by fortress ruins and barren hills this is a distinctive city and offers plenty to be discovered. 

The top sights include the Amber Fort and City Palace, as well as the astronomical observatory, while there’s plenty to do in the surrounding landscapes as well. Get up close to elephants in a sanctuary or visit the Monkey Temple. Visit tiger sanctuaries and learn about these endangered animals or even try a desert safari by camel. 
Goa
The perfect place for a relaxed family holiday on the beach or a livelier trip filled with activities and adventures, Goa has a laid back atmosphere and culture that’s hard to beat. Explore the streets of the towns and take in the Portuguese colonial architecture which mixes with Indian culture to provide unique buildings. Head to markets and barter for spices and jewellery or enjoy the many boutiques. 

Active children will love the water sports available here, as well as a chance to explore some of the interior rainforests. Here you’ll find crocodiles, monkeys and hundreds of birds, as well as towering water falls. This is the most western area of India and is home to modern hotels with family facilities including kids’ clubs and children’s menus, as well as babysitting services.  

Interested in this India tour? To book or for more information, call our Trusted Advisers on:

01293 762400 Or Make an enquiry
Feefo review image

What our customers think

We've been finding people their own slice of paradise for 45 years, and like to think we're pretty good at it. 
Don't just take our word for it, though - see what our customers have said about their Sovereign experience..

Read customer reviews...
Make an Enquiry
Request a Brochure
Contact Us