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Temples, Tigers & Goa – Exclusively Solos

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India is one of the world’s most enthralling countries. Awash with magnificent grandeur in its forts and palaces, captivating with its people, fascinating for its colour and traditions. Nowhere can the assault on all your senses be so vivid and varied.

Our new 17-day Temples, Tigers & Goa tour, is dedicated exclusively for solo travellers and is a perfect introduction to this wonderful country. You will experience the classic Golden Triangle cities, of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Seeing such sights as the iconic Taj Mahal and Jaipur’s magnificent Amber Fort. We will also take you to Amritsar to visit the equally iconic Golden Temple and on safari in Ranthambore, Rajasthan’s premier national Park. Finally finishing your holiday on the famed sun-kissed, golden sands of Goa.

Travelling with a group of no more than 19 people, this exclusive solo itinerary will allow you to explore India with like-minded solo travellers. Your journey will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Tour Manager, to make sure you get the most out of every day. You will also stay in your own twin or double room, with no single occupancy supplement to pay, representing unbeatable value for money.

Join Distant Journeys on this exclusive solo holiday and discover for yourself the magic that is India.

SAVE up to £200 per person! Book this tour departing from October 2024 and save up to £200 per person. Offer ends 1st July 2024.

Day 1

Depart UK

Three Indian ladies in traditional dress sat against a wall in Jaipur

Take off from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic as we board an overnight flight to Delhi. Please note, flight schedules and airline carriers are subject to change.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Day 2

Delhi, 2 nights

Lotus Temple, Delhi, India

On arrival into Delhi, we’ll take you to the splendid Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru  where we spend our first two nights in India. Later, we meet with our travelling companions and Tour Manager on a trip to the Lotus Temple. The Lotus Temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is one of only seven Bahai temples across the world. Later, we return to the hotel for a welcome drink and dinner.

Included meals:

In-flight meals, drinks and dinner

Day 3

Delhi

Garden with fountains at India Gate Delhi

Delhi is a city that combines rich history with modern-day India. After breakfast, join us for a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. We visit Red Fort, the palace of the Mughal Empire that’s famed for its opulence, along with the largest mosque in India (Jama Masjid) and the lively old-city market (Chandni Chowk). Later, see the imposing India Gate and Parliament House as we explore New Delhi further. We also pay a visit to Qutub Minar, a red sandstone and white marble minaret from the 13th century hat stands at 75m tall, and Humayun’s Tomb, where the 16th century Mughal Emperor lies.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Amritsar, 2 nights

Golden Temple lit up against a dark night sky

This morning we have an early start as we travel to the train station to board the Shatabdi Express to Amritsar. Upon arrival, we travel to our hotel for the next 2 nights, ITC Welcome Amritsar – situated just a short drive from the impressive Golden Temple. After dinner, we take a trip to the breath-taking Golden Temple to see the illuminated spectacle at night. There is also an opportunity to to witness the sacred and much revered Palki Sahib ceremony.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Amritsar

Indian man sat quietly in front of Golden Temple in Amritsar

Tour Highlight

We begin the day with an awe-inspiring trip to the impressive Golden Temple, one of today’s highlights. The temple is one of the most spiritual places in India and offers an incredible opportunity to explore Sikhism architecture. We explore the grounds and community kitchens, where local volunteers produce over 20,000 meals per day! Next up is Jallianwala Bagh Garden and Memorial, followed by the Partition Museum dedicated to the Partition of 1947 – two historical sites of national importance. Later, we drive out to the India – Pakistan border to witness a Wagah-Attari border ceremony. Expect music from the Massed Bands of the Household Division and so much more during this spellbinding show.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Jaipur, 3 nights

Indian Street Food

Sample some of the best food in Amritsar this morning, tasting mouth-watering Punjabi dishes such as Lassi, Amritsari Kulche, Maa di daal and many more. Many of these Punjabi dishes have their own unique story to tell, from their preparation methods to cultural significance. In the afternoon, we travel to the airport to board our flight to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, we transfer to our hotel for the next three nights – Trident Hotel or the Jaipur Hilton.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Jaipur 

Two Indian ladies walking through an ornate door at Amber Fort, Jaipur India

After breakfast and a relaxed morning, we begin our trip to the grand ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. We start our tour with a visit to the City Palace, exploring its gardens, courtyards and impressive architecture. We also visit the ancient equinoctial sundial, Jantar Mantar, before stopping by Hawa Mahal. The pink sandstone palace offers an incredible photo opportunity. In the evening, we head to a Rajasthani family home to enjoy a cookery demonstration, offering an insight into local family life.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 8

Jaipur

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before taking the short journey to meet our waiting jeeps, which will take us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Amber Fort. The spectacular Amber Fort, situated overlooking Maota Lake amongst the breath-taking pink hills, is a wonderful example of Rajput architecture. From here, enjoy your afternoon as you please. Join us for an optional guided walking tour as we walk the gardens and visit the old stables and visit nearby eateries to sample local delicacies.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 9

Ranthambore, 2 nights

Sloth bear walking in Ranthambore National Park

This morning, we journey to Ranthambore from Jaipur and stay at the charming Ranthambore Regency Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful green forests and is ideally located near Rajasthan’s premier national park. In the evening, join an optional tour to Ranthambore Fort, a local UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10

Ranthambore

Tiger walking out of tall grass onto dusty road in Ranthambore National Park, Indian

Today we get an early start as we venture out to Ranthambore National Park, a wildlife conservation park that’s famed for its impressive yet elusive tigers. Board our open shared canter vehicle as we safari through the park. The park was once the private hunting ground of India’s great ruler, the Maharaja. Today it is home to over 250 species of bird along with sloth bears, monkeys, marsh crocodiles, sambar deer and leopards. Following our safari we return to the hotel for breakfast. Later on, we further explore the park followed by a relaxing dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Agra, Overnight

Indian lady on the steps on a sandstone stepwell in India

As we leave Ranthambore behind, we begin our Journey to Abhaneri to explore the impressive Chand Baori, a 13 storey stepwell, dating back 1,300 years, that boasts impressive geometry and aesthetics. Afterwards, we continue our journey to Agra, staying overnight at the Taj Hotel Agra or Trident Hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Delhi, Overnight

taj mahal agra india at sunset

Tour Highlight

This morning, as the sun begins to rise, we pay a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the Taj Mahal, India’s most iconic attraction and a testament of love. Commissioned in 1632, by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this awe-inspiring complex is thought to be the work of over 20,000 stone carvers, artists and masons from India, Iraq and Turkey. Having enjoyed this impressive attraction at sunrise, we return to the hotel for breakfast. Before leaving Agra, we travel to Agra Fort, an impressive historical fort which remained the main residence of the Mughal emperors until 1638. Following our visit, in the afternoon, we begin our journey back to Delhi, where we will overnight at the Welcome Hotel Dwarka.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 13

Goa, 3 nights

Colourful fishing boats sat in a beach in India

Following breakfast, we make our way to Delhi Airport for our flight to Goa. With a magnificent coastline stretching along the Arabian Sea, Goa is well-known for it’s beaches. On our arrival, we travel to our hotel for the next three nights, the Zuri White Sands Resort. Located on the beach and spread across 37 acres, it makes the perfect spot for the final relaxing days of our holiday. Settle in and enjoy.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 14

Goa Freedom Day

Two sunbeds with towels on a prefect golden sand beach in India

Explore at your own pace today with a Freedom Day. Why not relax and unwind by the hotel pool, or enjoy a luxury spa treatment at Maya Spa? If you prefer, you can head to the golden sands of Varca Beach for a tranquil day by the calm waters.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 15

Goa Freedom Day

Façade of Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa

Enjoy another Freedom Day to explore this impressive region of India at your own pace. You have the opportunity to join an optional tour of the famed Bom Jesus Basilica Church during an optional half-day tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of a kind in India and is known for its exemplary baroque architecture. The tour also visits one of the many thriving and eclectic markets, selling anything from local spices to beautiful handmade scarves and crafts.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 16

Delhi, Overnight

Woman walking on Goan beach

Continue to sample the sights of Goa until we depart for our flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, we transfer to the Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity to enjoy our final night in India.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 17

Depart Delhi / Arrive UK

Indian man holding his hands together in greeting

After 17 days, it’s time to say goodbye to this incredible country and our new found friends. We depart India for the UK this morning, arriving in the UK in the evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast, in-flight meals and drinks

Departure dates & prices

SAVE up to £200 per person! Book this tour departing from October 2024 and save up to £200 per person. Offer ends 1st July 2024.

To really help you make the most of your time in India we have a maximum group size of 24 passengers, allowing more time to experience this wonderful country.

For a small supplement you could experience this tour in your own private group. Please click here to see the applicable supplements.

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffers
2024
20 OctoberSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUT
27 October£3,795 £3,645AVAILABLESAVE £150 per person
2025
16 February£3,995 £3,845JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £150 per person
19 October£3,995 £3,795JUST LAUNCHEDSAVE £200 per person

 

*These dates operate with a slightly different itinerary. Please click here for details.

Prices
Prices are per person based on one person in a twin or double room. No single occupancy supplements apply.

Deposit
£500 per person if travelling Economy Class, £1,000 per person if travelling Premium Economy and £1,500 per person for Business Class.

Flight upgrades
Virgin Atlantic upgrade to Premium Economy from £995 per person return, or Business Class from £2,895 per person return.

Visa information
A Tourist visa is required for travel to India. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.

Important information
Our holiday prices are subject to fuel surcharges and the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class. The correct price will always be confirmed to you before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

So much included

Our Temples & Tigers tour is dedicated for Solo travellers and with so single occupancy supplements, it really does represent great value for money.

Small group touring

  • Maximum only 19 passengers

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

Carefully selected hotels

  • First class and deluxe hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals worth £418 per person

  • Daily breakfasts
  • Three lunches
  • Dinner each evening

Unforgettable experiences

  • Sightseeing tours in Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur and Agra
  • Rail journey onboard the Shatabdi Express
  • The Golden Temple of Amritsar
  • Wagah-Attari border ceremony
  • Food tour of Amritsar
  • Dinner at a local family home in Jaipur
  • Jeep ride and tour of Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Two safaris in Ranthambore National Park
  • Chand Baori Step Well, Abhaneri
  • Visit the iconic Taj Mahal

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced local Tour Manager
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

100% confidence

  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru, New Delhi

Eros Hotel New Delhi Nehru is a contemporary and comfortable sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the South Delhi shops, entertainment venues and tourist attractions that it sits so close to. Indeed, the hotel faces the iconic Lotus… Find out more >
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ITC Welcomhotel Amritsar, Amritsar

Located just a short drive from Amritsar’s celebrated Golden Temple, the ITC Welcomhotel Amritsar is built around a carefully restored colonnaded mansion dating back to the 1900s and boasts comfortable, elegant accommodation. Your Stay The hotel’s architectural heritage is reflected… Find out more >
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Amritsar

The Radisson Blu Hotel is surrounded by lush, manicured grounds and is an oasis of calm among the bustling city of Amritsar. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Golden Temple, and features include a choice of dining… Find out more >
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Trident Hotel, Jaipur

During your tour to India, look forward to a truly relaxing stay at the Trident Hotel, Jaipur. Here you can unwind with a drink or a bite to eat after a day exploring with views of the Mansagar Lake as… Find out more >
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Hilton Hotel, Jaipur

The Hilton Hotel Jaipur is set in the heart of Jaipur, with spectacular views of the scenic Aravalli hills. Elegantly styled and with every modern convenience, the Hilton Hotel is a comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the… Find out more >
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Ranthambore Regency Hotel, Ranthambore

The Ranthambore Regency Hotel is an ideal hotel for relaxation and exploration. With a superb location, just a short drive from Ranthambore National Park and surrounded by verdant gardens the Ranthambore Regency provides a tranquil place to relax after a… Find out more >
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Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre is a five-star hotel in Agra just a short walk away from the Eastern Gate of the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s the perfect place from… Find out more >
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Trident Hotel, Agra

Your stay at the Trident Hotel Agra puts you ever so close to one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, the enchanting Taj Mahal. Also close by and waiting to be explored are ancient buildings that showcase the… Find out more >
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ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka, Delhi

Conveniently located close to both the heart of New Delhi and its airport, the ITC Welcomhotel Dwarka, is a stylish, cosmopolitan hotel combining comfort with elegance. Your Stay The modern air-conditioned guest rooms are a welcome haven, with flat screen… Find out more >
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Zuri White Sands Resort, Goa

South Goa is well known for its long swathes of white sand beaches, and among the best of these is beautiful Varca Beach, stretching for 10km along the coast. Right by the beach sits the aptly-named Zuri White Sands Resort.… Find out more >
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Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, Delhi

Pride Plaza Hotel is situated in New Delhi’s modern Aerocity area, so named for its handy proximity to Delhi Airport. The hotel is built on a grand scale, and boasts ultra-modern facilities blended with authentic Indian furnishings and artwork. An… Find out more >
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Jaipur: Walking Tour

Your local guide will take you on a fascinating walk through the streets of Jaipur as evening falls. You will visit the bustling market, a former stables, and walk down narrow lanes packed with shops selling everything from vibrantly-coloured bridal clothing to jewellery and traditional handicrafts.

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Goa: Half Day Tour

On your Freedom Day in Goa, you may wish to take a half day sightseeing tour to explore the region further. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exemplary baroque architecture.

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Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore: Visit Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort is situated within Ranthambore National Park which is a popular tiger reserve and was a hunting ground for Maharajas of Jaipur dynasty. The fort stands tall on the top of a hill overlooking the entire park. It is surrounded by Vindhyas and Aravallis.

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