Travel 2 Touring 18/19

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the magnificent Taj Mahal & the incredible Agra Fort • Explore contrasting Old & New Delhi • Marvel at the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal, known as the Palace of Winds, photo stop • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, the ‘Deserted City’ built in the late 16th Century LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £469pp

6 day India’s Golden Triangle Delhi • Agra • Jaipur

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Day 4: Agra - Fatephur Sikri - Jaipur Travel to Fatehpur Sikri, also known as the Deserted City. Built in the late 16th Century, this royal city was abandoned after only 14 years. Beautifully preserved, the city is predominantly built of red sandstone and is one of the best examples of Mughal architecture in India. Continue on to Jaipur and check in to your chosen hotel. (B) Standard: Park Regis; Superior: The Lalit; Deluxe: Samode Haveli (2 nights) Day 5: Jaipur After breakfast, visit the renowned Amber Fort, stopping en route at the famous landmark of Hawa Mahal, also named the Palace of Winds. Perched high on the hillside, the Amber Fort commands extensive views over the surrounding valleys and plains beyond, enjoy a jeep ride along the ramparts. That afternoon, take a tour of the pink city visiting the City Palace Museum. The Museum has a collection of Rajasthani costumes, armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes. Also, visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical wonder built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th Century. (B) Day 6: Jaipur After breakfast, depart for Jaipur airport for your onward flight. (B) For a supplement from £99 per person, fly from Jaipur to Delhi on day 6.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi On arrival into Delhi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your chosen city hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city and get your first taste of India. Standard: Park Plaza Shadhara; Superior: The Suryaa; Deluxe: The Imperial (2 nights) Day 2: Delhi Set off on a city tour of Old Delhi with a visit to the stunning Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia and the Raj Ghat, a moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. That afternoon, take in New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory), and pass by the imposing war memorial, India Gate, continue to the residence of the President, along with various government buildings designed by Edwin Lutyens during the British Raj. (BL) Day 3: Delhi - Agra Head for Agra (journey time approx. 4-hours). The afternoon will be spent exploring Agra and its world-renowned sites; the magnificent Agra Fort and the enchanting Taj Mahal (closed Fridays). A true monument to love, the Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the Taj Mahal to be built in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. (B) Standard: The Retreat; Superior: Radisson Blu; Deluxe: ITC Mughal

TOUR DETAILS

£469 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 5 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch • Touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of a qualified local English- speaking guide • Airport transfers (unguided) & sightseeing as per itinerary excludes ‘optional’ items) DEPARTURES Daily (except Wednesdays - Taj Mahal closed Fridays)

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 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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