Travel 2 Touring 18/19

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Search for the majestic tiger at Ranthambore National Park • Explore Ranthambore and learn about various native animal species

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £399pp

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£399 per person

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4 day Tigers of Ranthambore

PRICES INCLUDE • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation • Meals as specified: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners • All transfers and transport as specified • 4 jungle safari drives with services of a local naturalist DEPARTURES Daily TOUR STYLE: Independent GROUP SIZE: 2+ PHYSICAL DEMAND: ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

Day 1: Jaipur - Ranthambore This morning, you will be picked up from your Jaipur hotel and transferred by car to Ranthambore (journey time approximately 3-hours) where the rest of your day will be at leisure. Ranthambore National Park, located in the state of Rajasthan, is part of a successful nationwide conservation project working to protect the native tigers. (LD) Standard: Ranthambore Regency; Superior: Dev Villas (3 nights) Days 2 & 3: Ranthambore Jungle Safari Venture into the National Park twice a day on early morning and late afternoon jungle safaris to spot the native wildlife. Your standard vehicle is an open-air bus with capacity for 20 people, however, if you would prefer a smaller vehicle, a Jeep is available on request with an additional cost of approximately £80 per person for the 2 days. (BLD)

Day 4: Ranthambore - Delhi Depart early with a packed breakfast to catch the morning express train to Delhi (journey time approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes). On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your city hotel or the International airport. (B) Ranthambore National Park is closed from 1 July to 30 September

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Boat ride on The River Ganges in Varanasi • Explore Varanasi on a guided tour and learn about one of India’s most holy cities.

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INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £369pp

£369 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 2 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 2 breakfasts • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicles as per itinerary • Boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi • Services of an English-speaking local guide during sightseeing • Assistance of a representative during arrival and departure transfers at airport • Entrance fees for all included touring DEPARTURES Daily TOUR STYLE: Independent GROUP SIZE: 2+ PHYSICAL DEMAND: ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 4 - 5 stars

3 day Spiritual Varanasi

Day 1: Jaipur - Varanasi Fly to Varanasi and transfer to your hotel, the rest of your day is at leisure. Standard: Radisson Hotel; Superior: Brijrama Palace; Deluxe: Taj Nadesar Palace (2nights) Day 2: Varanasi Early morning, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Ganges. The ghats are an incredible sight, at sunrise when thousands of pilgrims bathe in the spiritually cleansing waters. Also referred to as “city of temples and learning”, the culture of Varanasi is deeply associated with the River Ganges. Walk through the narrow streets and alleys; a great opportunity for photos. After breakfast visit Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon and set in motion the Wheel of Law. Several of the Buddhist structures built at Sarnath

between 3rd Century BC and 11th Century AD were damaged or destroyed. However, amongst the ruins The Dhamek Stupa is the most distinguished. Also visit the museum housing a collection of valuable ancient scriptures and artifacts (museum is closed on Fridays). In the evening witness a Hindu prayer ceremony ‘Aarthi’ on the Ganges River! (B) Day 3: Depart Varanasi After breakfast, visit the famous Banaras Hindu University, one of the oldest educational centres of India, founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1917 for the study of Sanskrit, Indian art, culture and music. Continue to New Vishwanath Temple, located within the premises of the University. Also visit Bharat Mata Mandir and Durga Temples, before your transfer to the 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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