Travel 2 Touring 18/19

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

INDIA

Delhi

3

Agra & Taj Mahal

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LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Jaipur

2

2

Pushkar

Ranthambore National Park

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Udaipur

Bundi

2

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • The majestic Taj Mahal • Searching for Tigers at Ranthambore

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

ESCORTED TOUR PRICES FROM £2089pp

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LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED • Bundi’s breathtaking step wells • Udaipur’s beautiful lakes and palaces • The sacred lake and Brahma Temple of Pushkar • The colossal Amber Fort at Jaipur 1

13 day Inspiring India Delhi • Agra • Ranthambore • Bundi • Chittor Fort • Udaipur • Pushkar • Jaipur

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

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Day 1: Arrive Delhi On arrival, your Wendy Wu National Escort or Local Guide will meet you in the Arrivals Hall, for a transfer

Day 7: Bundi - Chittor Fort - Udaipur Depart Bundi and drive approximately 4.5 hours to Udaipur, with a stop en route at Chittor Fort. One of the largest forts in India, Chittor sprawls across a hilltop overlooking the town of Chittorgarh. Its precinct contains grand old palaces, gates, temples and towers. Continue to Udaipur where, later this afternoon, you’ll cruise on Lake Pichola, admiring the city’s palaces from the water. (BLD) Day 8: Udaipur Today you will explore the city, starting with a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and stops at the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden. Later visit the ornate City Palace and take a stroll through the local shops. (BLD) Day 9: Udaipur - Pushkar Drive approximately 5-hours to Pushkar. Sat on the banks of one of India’s most sacred lakes, there are 52 ghats built on the edge of the water, used for bathing by Hindu pilgrims, which are backed by hundreds of blue-washed temples. Take a walking tour of the vibrant market and admire the Brahma Temple, one of few in the world dedicated to the deity many Hindus believe is the creator of the universe. (BLD) Day 10: Pushkar - Jaipur Drive 3-hours to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ and Rajasthan’s capital. On arrival, visit 2 of the city’s top sights, the Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory – a fascinating collection of wonderful instruments designed to measure the heavens. (BLD) Day 11: Jaipur Begin the day with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal, the iconic ‘Palace of Winds’, before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic yellow and pink sandstone, Amber Fort. Back in the city, head to a craft centre to learn about traditional artistries such as block printing and carpet weaving before browsing the local bazaar at Choti Choper. (BLD) Day 12: Jaipuir - Delhi Return to Delhi, approximately 5-hours drive and enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (BLD) Day 13: Depart Delhi Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

to your hotel. Day 2: Delhi

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Today is a full day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi. Begin with a drive past the Red Fort, before strolling through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid. Stop at India Gate to take some photos before visiting Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and Connaught Place. Later visit Qutab Minar, visiting monuments that combine both Islamic calligraphy and Hindu motifs, commemorating the onset of Islamic rule in India. (BLD) Day 3: Delhi - Agra Depart Delhi for a 3-hour drive to the historic city of Agra. On arrival, visit the Itmadud-Daulah, an exquisite marble tomb that predates the Taj Mahal and is thought to have inspired it. Then explore the hulking mass of red sandstone that is Agra Fort. The Fort was established in the 16th Century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles. (BLD) Day 4: Agra - Ranthambore Begin the day by viewing the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. Return to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Later, commence your drive of approximately 6-hours to Ranthambore, visiting the abandoned ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. (BLD) Day 5: Ranthambore Enjoy both morning and afternoon canter safaris through the national park, keeping your eyes peeled for tigers! There are around 50 majestic Bengal tigers that are living amongst Ranthambore’s undulating landscapes, as well as leopards, nilgai, sloth bears, wild boar, hyena and over 300 species of bird. (BLD) Day 6: Ranthambore - Bundi Drive 3 to 4 hours to Bundi, one of Rajasthan’s hidden gems. Take a stroll through the town, discovering the unique step wells – a vital source of water in the past, and a breathtaking sight today. (BLD)

TOUR DETAILS

£2089 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 12 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels • Meals as specified: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • English-speaking National Escort (subject to minimum 10 passengers) and Local Guides • E-Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders PRICES EXCLUDE • Tipping paid locally $90 DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 26; Feb 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6, 13; Sep 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 2020: Jan 25; Feb 8, 15, 22, 29; Mar 7, 14, 21 28; Apr 4, 11; Sep 26; oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21

TOUR STYLE: Escorted (Classic)

GROUP SIZE: 28 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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