Following in the footsteps of E.M Forster’s classic tale, A Passage to India, this wonderful and innovative itinerary takes you from the very edge of the great subcontinent at Mumbai’s Gateway to India, via the famous Buddhist caves of Ellora and Ajanta, a few other WF favourite locations including Amritsar's stunning Golden Temple and on to the beautiful Vale of Kashmir.
On this trip you will witness many of India’s most inspiring monuments – including the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple – whilst visiting some of her most colourful cities and enjoying some of her serene and mellow villages. It is a trip that has something for everyone including staying in some awe inspiring palaces and forts
At Wild Frontiers we pride ourselves on being able to produce a tour that is not only different but exciting as well…in our Passage to India itinerary, we believe we have done just that.
Mumbai and the Gateway to India
UNESCO listed Buddhist caves at Ellora and Ajanta
Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal
Amritsar and the Golden Temple
The tranquil lakes of Kashmir
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 14 APRIL 2017 PASSAGE TO INDIA DEPARTURE RUNS OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND AND MAY BANK HOLIDAY. TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS WE HAVE EXTENDED THIS DEPARTURE TO AN 18 DAY TOUR. THE ADDITIONAL DAYS WILL BE SPENT IN SRINAGAR AND DELHI. PLEASE REFER TO THE SPECIFIC TOUR DOSSIER FOR FULL DETAILS.
Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
15 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
Drinking water throughout
On this tour we will use domestic flights, trains, mini-bus coasters and jeeps
15 nights' accommodation (12 nights in hotels - of which 5 nights are in heritage hotels in Maheshwar and Jhalawar and 1 night in a 5 star hotel in Delhi - and 3 nights aboard the Royal houseboats in Srinagar)
All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)
ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.
When you book a holiday with Wild Frontiers you are awarded ‘miles’, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Wild Miles are awarded for all our holidays, from walking tours to riding holidays and from escorted group tours to tailor-made trips. When you accrue Wild Miles, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:
Blue: More than 10,000 miles travelled - 2.5% discount Bronze: More than 30,000 miles travelled - 5% discount Silver: More than 45,000 miles travelled - 7.5% discount Gold: More than 60,000 miles travelled - 10% discount
At Wild Frontiers we have always strived to offer the most authentic, safe and ethically sensitive travel experiences on the market, not necessarily the cheapest. From the support system in London to the holiday itself, we feel we offer the best way to see and experience a destination and that is why our loyal clients come back to us time and again. So when making price comparisons, please bear in mind the following:
On your trip
On all but a handful of group tours our maximum size is 12.
We use dedicated tour leaders as well as local guides.
We aim to use quality, interesting and experiential accommodation – usually the best available.
We tend to offer our trips on an all-inclusive basis. (Please check specific dossier for details but this could add in excess of £400 to competitors pricing!).
We include drinking water, and often soft drinks.
We aim to use the most efficient, interesting, safe and comfortable transport available.
As part of our ethical policy, we pay a fair price for the services offered to us, thus making sure our local staff and crews receive a fair wage.
Peace of mind
We are fully ATOL & ABTOT protected – with us your money is safe!
We have full public liability insurance – to the tune of £5,000,000.
We work in association with the security company Control Risks in order to receive live security updates, briefings and emergency evacuation protocols if needed.
We have an office in London, staffed by a professional team of adventure holiday planners.
We have a 24 hour emergency helpline.
We have full Crisis Management training.
Each trip is managed by a specific operations manager with whom you will have direct access.
All our itineraries are designed by us, not bought ‘off the shelf’ from local companies.
A percentage of all income generated by our trips goes to The Wild Frontiers Foundation.
It is for these reasons, and the expert delivery of our trips, that we have won so many awards and have so many loyal clients. As we say, we are not the cheapest, but we do fell we are the best.
NB: Please see dossier for exact details of what is included on this specific tour.