Travel 2 Touring 18/19

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

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New Delhi

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Agra

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Jaipur

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Jhansi

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Khajuraho

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Bandhavgarh 1

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Kanha

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Nagpur

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INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £1529pp

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11 day North India & Wildlife Tour Delhi • Jaipur • Agra • Khajuraho • Bandavgarh • Kanha • Nagpur

• Take a tour of Old & New Delhi • Explore Jaipur and visit the Amber Fort • Marvel at the architectural perfection of the Taj Mahal • Discover the artistic carvings of the Khajuraho Temples • Go in search of tigers and other exotic wildlife at Bandhavgarh and Kanha LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

Day 1: Arrive Delhi You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Standard: Scarlett Hotel; Superior: Hotel Manor; Deluxe: Hotel Lodhi (2 nights) Day 2: Delhi After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of New Delhi. Drive past the Presidential Palace, and government buildings then down the main avenue to the war memorial arch, India Gate, the High Court Building and the Old Fort. Then visit Humayun’s Tomb, continue on to the Qutub Minar, and the ruins of Quwat-ul-Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque, before visiting the Birla (Laxmi Narayan) Temple. In the afternoon, visit old Delhi, drive by the Red Fort; opposite the fort are the black and white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid Mosque. Drive past the ruins of the 14th Century Kotla Firoze Shah Fort then visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi After breakfast drive to Jaipur, on arrival check into your hotel and relax before an evening, motorised rickshaw ride around the pink city of Jaipur with your knowledgeable guide. (B) Standard: Umaid Bhawan; Superior: Alsisar Haveli; Deluxe: Samode Haveli (2 nights) Day 4: Jaipur In the morning, visit the Amber Fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Wander around the beautiful palaces and visit the Shiladevi Temple with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door. In the afternoon, visit the open-air royal observatory Jantar Mantar, with its gigantic, astronomical instruments, the City Palace and Museum stopping by the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds for a photo of this iconic building. (B) Day 5: Jaipur - Agra After breakfast, drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned red sandstone city built in the 16th Century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Continue to Agra and in the afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, with its incredible lacy white grandeur it is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. Later, visit Agra Fort, situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, another monumental mission accomplished by the great Mughal visionary Emperor Akbar. (B) Standard: The Retreat; Superior: Radisson Blu; Deluxe: ITC Mughal was cremated in 1948. (B) Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

Day 6: Agra - Khajuraho After an early breakfast, transfer by rail to Jhansi and continue by road to Khajuraho. In the afternoon, visit the temples of Khajuraho, India’s unique gift to the world, representing a paean to life, love and joy: perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Of the 85 original temples, 22 still survive constituting one of the world’s greatest wonders. (B) Standard: Syna Heritage; Superior: Radisson Jass; Deluxe: The Lalit Temple View Day 7: Khajuraho - Bandavgarh After breakfast drive to Bandavgarh; before becoming a National Park in 1968, it was the private reserve of the Maharajas of Rewa. (BD) Standard: Tiger Den; Superior: Tree House Hideaway; Deluxe: Samode Safari (2 nights) Day 8: Bandavgarh Enjoy morning and afternoon jungle safaris accompanied by a naturalist. The park has a variety of wildlife including tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, nilgai and wild pigs. Tigers, although elusive have increased in numbers from less than 10 in 1969 to around 60 today. (BLD) Day 9: Bandhavgarh - Kanha This morning, drive to Kanha Tiger Reserve, created in 1974, it lies in the Mandla District in the Makai Hills in the eastern part of the Satpura Range – an area brought vividly to life by Rudyard Kipling in the Jungle Book and is still home to a wide array of wildlife. (BLD) Tuli Tiger Resort; Kings Lodge; Taj Banjara Tola (2 nights) Day 10: Kanha Enjoy morning and afternoon jungle safaris accompanied by a naturalist. The park is home to 22 species, including monkey, jackal, cheetah, wild pig as well as the more elusive, tiger, dhole (Indian wild dog), sambar and the rarely seen sloth bear, striped hyena and leopard. (BLD) Day 11: Kanha - Nagpur Transfer by road to Nagpur for your onward flight. Due to transfer times, onward flights should depart after 15:00 (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£1529 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners • All transfers by air conditioned vehicle • Services of an English-speaking local guide during sightseeing • Entrance fee to monuments, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes • 2 Jungle safari each in Bandhavgarh and Kanha by shared jeep • Train fare in a/c chair car for Agra – Jhansi DEPARTURES Daily except Mondays as Taj Mahal is closed on a Friday • Rickshaw ride Old Delhi • Jeep ride to Amber Fort

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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