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Mysteries of India

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Mysteries of India

Heighten your senses on this enchanting tour of northern India’s highlights. From Old Delhi’s atmospheric streets to Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers, India is an unforgettable experience.  

  • Style: Guided Small Group Journey
  • Duration: 14 days/13 nights
  • Starts in: Delhi
Guide Price £2262
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Ranthambore NP
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
Itinerary:

Day 1 Delhi  
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.  

Day 2 Delhi  
Start today by visiting the expansive Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best preserved Mughal monuments dating back to the 1500s. Enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon before a group dinner in the evening featuring Indian specialities.  

Day 3 Delhi  
Explore both Old and New Delhi today. Travel around Old Delhi’s narrow streets by rickshaw for an exciting sightseeing tour before visiting Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. Afterwards, spend the afternoon visiting the famous monuments of New Delhi such as the India Gate and Parliament building.  

Day 4 Delhi to Jaipur        
Today enjoy the scenic drive to the so-called Pink City of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal, famous for its intriguing façade of hundreds of windows. Later, stroll through a flower market for a glimpse into the art of garland making.  

Day 5 Jaipur    
Take a ride in a vintage jeep to the top of Amber Fort, India’s former seat of power. This afternoon immerse yourself in the vibrancy and aromas of the Jaipur Spice Market before joining a local family for a hosted dinner in the evening.  

Day 6 Jaipur    
Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful city of Jaipur, starting within the City Palace. Admire the impeccable masonry of the Jantar Mantar, the world’s oldest stone sundial before an afternoon at leisure.  

Day 7 Jaipur to Ranthambore NP        
Leave the city behind and arrive at Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and try to spot marsh crocodiles, hyenas and, if you’re fortunate, tigers.  

Day 8 Ranthambore NP          
There’s another opportunity to spot local wildlife on this morning’s game drive. Afterwards, perhaps visit the Ranthambore School of Art and the Dastkar Ranthambore Project or simply relax at the hotel. In the afternoon, return to the wild on another game drive.  

Day 9 Ranthambore NP to Agra          
Take the train to Agra, stopping for lunch along the way.

Day 10 Agra              
The iconic Taj Mahal is a must see on any visit to India. Rise early and view this incredible monument at sunrise. Spend time admiring this Mughal masterpiece before making your way to the Agra Fort, another of India’s historic gems.  

Day 11 Agra to Khajuraho
Board the train to Khajuraho, a city of stone temples and mystifying sculptures.

Day 12 Khajuraho to Varanasi    
Admire the incredible Chandela Temple this morning before flying to Varanasi, a spiritual city on the banks of the Ganges River. Tonight, witness the nightly Ganga Aarti ceremony, an incredible and mystical spectacle.  

Day 13 Varanasi      
This morning enjoy an early morning boat ride for the opportunity to see the sunrise on the River Ganges. Travel to Sarnath, where you’ll explore this holy site and gain insight into the country’s divine past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.  

Day 14 Varanasi to Delhi
Relax this morning before flying back to Delhi where your tour ends.  

Departs:
Frequent departures Sep 2021 - Apr 2022.  

Prices
Guide Price £2262
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • Flights in India
  • Airport transfers in India
  • 13 nights 4star accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 6 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
Trailfinders Special Offer
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Book by 31 Oct 20 & receive a discount of £100/€100 per person on any land only Collette tour (except Australia or New Zealand). Valid 1 Jan 21 - 30 Apr 22.

The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/09/2021 to 30/04/2022. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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