India - Tigers & the Taj Mahal with Varanasi Extension

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US$2,734.75
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US$2,734.75

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Explore the teeming, colourful cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on this superb-value Indian holiday. Step into a landscape said to have inspired Kipling as you spend two nights 'on safari' in Ranthambhore National Park, the home of the legendary Tigers of Ranthambhore, and see the Red Fort, the Palace of the Winds and the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. It's the perfect introduction to one of the world's most fascinating and alluring destinations.Extend your holiday and visit  sacred Varanasi is a 3,000 year old city on the the sacred Ganges to which Hindu pilgrims make their way to bathe in the holy waters. View the ghats from a river boat at dawn and journey to Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sights.

Highlights

  • The sights and sounds of New Delhi
  • The historic Red Fort, the India Gate war memorial and the ruins of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
  • Complete your holiday with a stay in sacred Varanasi
  • Taking a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi
  • A guided tour of Agra, India's city of love
  • The magical Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Chand Baori, Abhaneri's astonishing 13-story stepwell
  • Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
  • Exploring the ramparts, gates and cobbled paths of Jaipur's Amber Fort
  • Jaipur's exquisite Palace of the Winds
  • Dinner with a local family in Jaipur
  • Staying in cottages at Vanaashrya Resort
  • Enjoy a camel cart ride and an Indian cookery demonstration
  • Visit the fascinating Heritage Transport Museum in Delhi

Inclusions

  • Eight nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in a series of four-star and five-star standard hotels in Delhi (2 nights), Agra (1), Ranthambhore (2), Jaipur (2) and Vanaashrya (1), plus one night on the aircraft
  • Three nights' half-board accommodation at hotels in Varanasi (2 nights) and Delhi (1)
  • Six lunches
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Delhi
  • A return flight from Delhi to Varanasi
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager