In the year India celebrates its 70th year of independence, and the 15th year of our association with it, Wild Frontiers is excited and proud to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel in style around this great country.
From the palaces of Rajasthan, to the backwaters of Kerala and from the mayhem of Kolkata to the tranquillity of Goa’s endless beaches, we will take you on a journey of discovery by way of 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with three esteemed India commentators to help you unlock the secrets of this beguiling country.
Using some of the region’s finest hotels, best restaurants and most engaging guides this is a voyage into the heart of the country, though her captivating urban centres and her evocative countryside. On this tour you will witness all the colour, culture and beauty of India as well as getting away from the madding crowds.
Join William Dalrymple, Patrick French and Jonny Bealby on a true Indian journey of a lifetime!
Being joined in Delhi by acclaimed author William Dalrymple, in Kolkata by Wild Frontiers Founder Jonny Bealby and in Mumbai by esteemed India commentator & historian Patrick French
The historic old quarters of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur
The Pushkar Camel Fair
Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the abandoned city of Fathepur Sikri
The architectural splendor of Gwalior, Orchha and the majestic temples of Khajuraho
Search for Bengal tigers and other wildlife in Bandhavgarh National Park
Varanasi, one of the oldest and holiest cities on earth
Visit a total of 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites across India, including the Chola temples at Airavateswara, Bridhadeswara and the Buddhist caves at Ajanta & Ellora
Explore the backwaters of Kerala by traditional houseboat for 2 nights
Visit Kochi’s (Cochin) atmospheric harbour and Munnar’s striking tea plantations
Hyderabad, the fabulous ‘City of Pearls’ - with dinner at the sumptuous Taj Falaknuma Palace
Relax on the beaches of Goa
Historical sites of Mumbai and UNESCO listed Elephanta Island
Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
43 breakfasts, 40 lunches, 36 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
Drinking water throughout
All transport (minibuses, domestic flights, safari canters, day trains, overnight trains, boats and auto-rickshaws.
43 nights' accommodation (35 nights staying in luxury hotels, heritage palaces and forts, 2 nights in a jungle lodge, 1 night in a luxury royal tent, 2 nights on a traditional Kerala houseboat and 3 nights on board overnight trains)
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.