India | Newmarket Holidays

Travelling to India is nothing new to many Westerners. However, even in the most typical destinations, such as the Taj Mahal, there are pleasant surprises. The country is an exciting and astonishing adventure. An escorted holiday is one great way to explore a country as vast as India, as a well-planned tour will cover both essential highlights and allow travellers to experience the astonishing natural beauty of India. Experiencing a few highlights of India from both the North and South is one of the best ways to explore such a vast country, especially if one does not plan on making multiple visits.

Newmarket HolidaysThe Northern cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are among the world’s most fascinating ancient cities, each of them packed with remarkable sights and memorable experiences. Despite being relatively close to one another, travellers will instantly notice that even among these three cities there is a remarkable amount of cultural and architectural variety. Agra is home to the majestic Taj Mahal, known all around the world, as well as the Agra Fort and the remarkable Jama Masjid. Jaipur, in the beautiful state of Rajasthan, features such sites as the Palace of the Winds and the Amber Fort. Perhaps no city better combines the ancient and the modern than Delhi, the true definition of a bustling metropolis. Historical sites remind travellers of the remarkably long history of Delhi, while the modern side of the city offers one a chance to understand the new India as well. In North India, another essential site is Ranthambhore, a national park with many beautiful natural sights as well as a famous fort. This area is renowned for having inspired several of the Jungle Book stories by Rudyard Kipling.

South India offers its own pleasures, with distinct culinary, cultural and architectural traditions as well as stunning natural beauty. This region of India is more laid-back and relaxed than the North, but no less remarkable for its history and culture. The Kettuvallam houseboats that navigate the backwaters of Kerala are deservedly iconic, while the Munnar hill station offers idyllic and natural beauty to travellers. Sacred temple cities like Madurai offer opportunities to explore religious architecture in the region as well as Hindu ceremonies. The mountains of Periyar feature remarkable wildlife, while Kochi, formerly known as Cochin, is a city with a distinct European feel.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays to India, covering highlights from the North and South of the country.

Newmarket Holidays – Faraway Places

Newmarket Holidays is an independent tour operator with over 30 years’ worth of experience of arranging first-class escorted holidays for its customers. Starting out in 1983 with an escorted coach tour to Paris, Newmarket Holidays has grown significantly and now operates tours to a wide range of destinations and events worldwide. Due to its extensive experience in arranging holidays for millions of customers, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer customers superb customer service and great value for money. The company’s team of highly skilled and experienced staff is able to advise and assist customers with all of their holiday arrangements ensuring that customers have all the knowledge required to enjoy a remarkable experience.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays is now offering organised tours to some of the world’s most vibrant and colourful destinations on its Faraway Places holidays. Newmarket Holidays provide escorted tours to South East Asia, New Zealand, India and South America. They are able to arrange all the travel arrangements for their customers, provide advice and assistance regarding itineraries, and at the same time make the whole holiday experience as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Even on the holiday itself,  customers can benefit from the continued help and assistance of one of Newmarket’s highly skilled and knowledgeable tour managers.

The tour to South East Asia is particularly impressive, with visits to some of the most colourful and diverse countries in the world. Discovering places like Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia is a real treat for customers as they visit old historic places, vibrant cities such as Bangkok and beautiful, picturesque places along the world renowned Mekong River. Organised tours to places such as Japan and China mix cultural heritage with cutting edge architecture and technology while a tour to Hong Kong is sure to excite those customers who enjoy browsing the shopping districts. All of the organised tours are carefully planned and constructed by the experienced staff at Newmarket Holidays so that customers get the most out of their holiday. Customers are able to travel comfortably to a variety of destinations during one single organised tour without the need for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

 

Newmarket Holidays / India, Tigers and the Taj Mahal

Since 1983, Newmarket Holidays has been a trusted provider of escorted tours and guided breaks to destinations across the planet. From short rail breaks taking in some of the more scenic sights of the UK or trips to see the world-renowned musicals of London’s West End to breaks to the some of the world’s most exotic, faraway places, Newmarket Holidays has built up a solid reputation for providing interesting holidays which represent excellent value for money. One of the more popular faraway destinations in the Newmarket Holidays brochure is India. Travellers who book an India, Tigers and the Taj Mahal tour can expect to see some of the most amazing sights in the known world, including one of the Seven Wonders, on a fully escorted tour with an experienced, friendly and professional guide on hand at all times.

Newmarket HolidaysThis ten-day trip begins with overnight flights on a pre-selected date from the regional departure airport of the customer’s choice. Upon arrival in Delhi, travellers will meet their allocated guide and be transferred to their first hotel for an included lunch and a chance to acclimatise. A guided tour of the Old City follows, which takes in the sights of the Raj Ghat, Ghandi’s cremation site, and the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. On the following day, the New City is explored, with sights such as the famous ornate Qutb Minar tower and Parliament House to be enjoyed.

Upon leaving New Delhi, travellers are taken to Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’ due to the period when all buildings were painted pink in order to emulate the sandstone architecture of the Mughal architects. Today, most buildings are an earthy red colour after being repainted in the late 19th century to commemorate a visit from the Prince of Wales. Over the next two days, some tiger-spotting in the Ranthambhore National Park and a more general safari will take place, followed by a traditional cookery demonstration before travelling on to Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his beloved wife Mumtaz, this building has been classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The final day of the trip is left free to explore Agra and the surrounding area, before boarding the overnight flight home.