Travel 2 Touring 18/19

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

TOUR DETAILS INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Marvel at the Blue City of Jodhpur from the vantage point of Mehrangarh Fort • Discover Ranakpur Temple, a hidden gem of intricate Jain architecture • Explore Udaipur, the “city of lakes” PRICES INCLUDE • 4 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 4 breakfasts • All transfers, excursions & sightseeing tours by air-conditioned standard vehicle • Local English-speaking guide during sightseeing • Entrance fees to all the monuments as per mentioned in the itinerary. DEPARTURES Daily TOUR STYLE: Independent GROUP SIZE: 2+ PHYSICAL DEMAND: ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover India’s colonial past on a walking tour of Shimla • Ride the twisting tracks of the Himalayan Queen toy train • Visit the majestic Golden Temple • Witnessing the ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony on the Indo- Pakistan border PRICES INCLUDE • 5 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts • Touring by private air-conditioned vehicle • Services of an English-speaking guide • Airport transfers (unguided) and sightseeing as per itinerary • Internal flight and train transfer DEPARTURES Daily TOUR STYLE: Independent GROUP SIZE: 2+ PHYSICAL DEMAND: ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars £369 per person £599 per person PRICES FROM: TOUR DETAILS PRICES FROM:

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5 day Jodhpur & Udaipur

Day 1: Jaipur – Jodhpur In the morning, depart for Jodhpur known as the “Blue City” (approx 5-hour drive). Upon arrival, check into your hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure. Standard: Park Plaza Hotel; Superior: Indana Palace; Deluxe: Raas (2 nights) Day 2: Jodhpur In the morning, visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, one of Rajasthan’s finest forts, as it looks down protectively over the city from a hilltop. Located a short distance from the fort, just off the fort road, is a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, with beautiful marble jali (lattice) work and fine views from the terrace in front of the cenotaphs. That afternoon, experience a memorable outing in jeeps, visiting various traditional villages and seeing their local handicrafts being made. (B)

Day 3: Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur Set off for Udaipur (approx. 6 - 7 hour drive), en route visit Ranakpur temple, one of the largest and most important Jain Temple complexes in India (audio guide will be provided). Arrive into Udaipur and enjoy time at leisure. (B) Standard: Udai Kothi; Superior: Laxmi Vilas Palace; Deluxe: Fateh Garh (2 nights) Day 4: Udaipur The morning’s sightseeing highlights include a visit to the City Palace and Sahelion-ki-Bari. City Palace is composed of 4 major and several minor palaces that form a single façade, overlooking Lake Pichola. Sahelion-ki-Bari, Garden of Maids of Honour, comprises of ornamental fountains, a lotus pool and rose garden. That afternoon take a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola (subject to water level). (B) Day 5: Depart Udaipur Your day will be at leisure until your transfer to Udaipur Airport. (B)

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6 day Shimla & Amritsar Delhi • Shimla • Amritsar

Day 1: Jaipur – Chandigarh – Shimla Fly to Chandigarh, on arrival you will be met and transferred to Shimla. The rest of the day is at leisure. Standard: Woodville Palace; Superior: Radisson Jass; Deluxe: The Oberoi Cecil (3 nights) Day 2: Shimla Take a walking tour exploring the crumbling remnants of the Raj such as the mock Tudor bungalows, church, library, club and theatre. Continues to the Viceregal lodge and the Jakhu Temple. (B) Day 3: Shimla Transfer to Shimla Railway Station for the train to Solan. The track is an engineering marvel and is distinguished as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

Day 4: Shimla – Chandigarh - Amritsar Transfer to Chandigarh to board the train to Amritsar, arriving late evening. (B) Standard: Holiday Inn Ranjit Avenue; Superior: Hyatt Amritsar; Deluxe: Taj

Amritsar (2 nights) Day 5: Amritsar

Discover the Golden Temple, the most visited tourist attraction in Amritsar. That afternoon travel to the Wagah Border with Pakistan for the famous changing of the guard ceremony. That evening re-visit the Golden Temple for the Palki ceremony (B) Day 6: Depart Amritsar You are free today until your transfer to Amritsar airport for your onward flight. (B)

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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