Fly into Tamil Nadu's Chennai before skipping across to a private resort on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where you can scuba dive, snorkel through coral reef and explore the islands. After overnighting in Chennai, you'll fly to Rajasthan to search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, before travelling to cultural Jaipur for art and architecture. End your trip in India's giant capital, Delhi.

Key information

Destinations Destinations Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rajasthan, Chennai
Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park
Activity Activity Luxury, Beach, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
Physical Level Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

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Arrival into Chennai

Arrival into Chennai

Day 1 in Chennai

Fly into Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, on India's eastern edge. Relax in the Trident Chennai hotel, complete with pool, spa and tranquil gardens. If you're feeling adventurous, head into diverse Chennai for a taste of South Indian religion, art or cuisine — or simply have an indulgent dinner in one of the hotel's many restaurants.

Relax on a desert island

Relax on a desert island

Day 2–4 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

An early morning flight will take you across the Bay of Bengal to Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Explore the markets in the centre of town before taking a two-hour boat journey to the far-flung Havelock Island. Here, you can scuba dive and snorkel through coral reef, trek to the far-flung Elephant beach, hire a scooter to explore the island or simply relax on the beach outside your comfortable lodge.

Overnight in Chennai

Overnight in Chennai

Day 5 in Chennai

An early morning ferry will take you back to Port Blair, where you'll stop to visit the fascinating museum at the Cellular Jail, a colonial jail where many Indian political prisoners where exiled. Next, you'll fly back to Chennai and the Trident hotel for an overnight stop.

Take a trip to Ranthambore National Park

Take a trip to Ranthambore National Park

Day 6–8 in Ranthambore National Park

Take an early morning flight to Jaipur before winding your way through the Rajasthani countryside towards Ranthambore National Park, home to Rajasthan's famous tiger population. Staying in luxurious tented accommodation, you'll take two morning and two afternoon game drives searching for tigers, leopards, crocodiles and other wildlife. Make sure to look out for the gigantic banyan tree near Padam Tulao, which is said to be the second-largest in India.

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Go on tiger safari in Ranthambore

Go on tiger safari in Ranthambore

Wander among the enchanted banyan trees of the Ranthambore National Park. Famous for its population of Bengal tigers which can be spotted in their natural habitat, the park is also home to quintessential Indian forests where you can relax, explore and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Forts and culture in Jaipur

Forts and culture in Jaipur

Day 9–10 in Jaipur

Transfer back to Jaipur to explore the capital of Rajasthan. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is home to a number of enthralling architectural sites. Explore the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace and the Jantar Mahal observatory, wander the craft-filled alleyways and marvel at the imposing Amber Fort. This is the quintessential Rajasthani city.

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Marvel at the architecture of Jaipur's Amber Fort

Marvel at the architecture of Jaipur's Amber Fort

Perhaps Rajasthan’s best known city, Jaipur is renowned for its stunning architecture. From the imposing Amber Fort to the Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal palaces, the city oozes history. Jaipur is also Rajasthan’s cultural centre, making it a great place to take in traditional folkloric dance and music.

Shop for handcrafted fabrics in Jaipur

Shop for handcrafted fabrics in Jaipur

Rajasthan is one of India’s richest states when it comes to traditional arts and crafts. From block-printed and tie-dyed fabrics to jewellery and Jaipur’s distinctive blue-dyed pottery, Rajasthan is an art enthusiasts dream.

Experience rural Rajasthan

Experience rural Rajasthan

100kms from Jaipur nestled in the Aravelli Hills is the tiny village of Ajabgarh where life hasn’t changed for generations, tribesmen tend their goats and the sight of a foreigner is certain to raise a wave and a smile from local children. If there’s such a thing as ‘real’ India, this must be pretty close.

Fly out from Delhi

Fly out from Delhi

Day 11 in Delhi

Take a short internal flight from Jaipur to Delhi, where you'll be transported between terminals ready for your international flight.

Where to stay

Superior

Trident Agra

A little island of cleanliness and calm in the middle of the Taj Mahal mayhem. With this chain, you can be sure of excellent service, flawlessly clean rooms and a tickbox list of facilities. Lacking a little character, perhaps, but excellent value for money.

Superior

Rambagh Palace

This jewel in the Taj’s crown offers 78 stunning grand luxury rooms and suites, once the chambers of the Maharaja. The palace retains its splendour with vintage cars, guards on horseback and exquisitely uniformed staff. Mughal gardens and exceptional cuisine.

Deluxe

The Imperial

A unique blend of Victorian, Old Colonial and Art Deco style, the iconic and historic Imperial is seriously good. Beyond the turbaned, mustachioed doormen, elegant interiors are adorned with fine art. Great rooms compiled with delicious understated elegance.

Deluxe

The Lodhi

Super hip, refined, elegant and contemporary, The Lodhi oozes luxury. There’s an art gallery, a library and cigar room, a spectacular sunken pool, a vast gym and health club. The restaurants are truly superb and the rooms simply the best in Delhi.

Deluxe

Oberoi Amarvilas

A view with a room: the whole orientation of the Oberoi Amarvilas is towards the Taj Mahal, which is visible from much of the lobby and bar area. Rooms are exquisitely appointed. Superb pool area is a sunken step well. Two brilliant restaurants.

Deluxe

Rajmahal Palace

A dazzling reincarnation of a former Maharaja’s palace. Bespoke wallpapers, butlers pristine in white, scents of jasmine from the lush gardens, Art Deco pool, monogrammed linen, custom china… 14 suites, all unique but united by creative flair. And fabulous food to boot.

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