Your Holiday Itinerary - Mysteries of India

Day 1: Delhi, India

Your tour starts in Delhi.

Day 2: New Delhi

Take a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Explore Old Delhi’s narrow streets by rickshaw and then tour New Delhi in contrast.

Day 3: Delhi - Udaipur

Fly to Udaipur, your gateway to Rajasthan. Settle into your hotel, a carefully restored palace perched on a hill and overlooking the lake.

Day 4: Udaipur

Participate in a relaxing yoga class. Visit the exquisite City Palace and stop at Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honour. This evening, cruise along Lake Pichola.

Day 5: Udaipur - Jaipur

This morning, drive through the countryside to the “Pink City” of Jaipur. After lunch, check into your hotel and head out for a brief stop at Hawa Mahal.

Day 6: Jaipur

Ascend by vintage jeep to the top of Amber Fort before visiting a local school. Tonight, sit down for a home-hosted dinner.

Day 7: Jaipur - Ranthambore

Travel to Ranthambore National Park to learn about Project Tiger’s efforts at a conservation in India. Embark on a game drive by canter (an open air vehicle) and watch for wildlife.

Day 8: Ranthambore

Take an early morning game drive. Visit the Ranthambore School of Art which recruits students from neighbouring villages then dive into the local cuisine with an interactive cooking demonstration.

Day 9: Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra

An early morning train journey brings you to Bharatpur, from where you’ll continue your journey to Agra before enjoying a relaxing lunch.

Day 10: Agra

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, witnessing the first rays of sun glistening on the white marble for a truly memorable moment. Later, visit Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire.

Day 11: Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho

Board your train for Jhansi and continue to Orchha for a relaxing lunch. Arrive in Khajuraho, your home for the evening.

Day 12: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Visit the Chandel Temple complex before catching your flight to Varanasi. Tonight, visit the Ghats – the banks of the river – witnessing the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Day 13: Varanasi

Cruise along the River Ganges past various Ghats. Take a city tour of Varanasi and continue to Sarnath. Here Siddarth Gautama, later known as Buddha, gave his first sermon. This evening, enjoy your farewell dinner.

Day 14: Varanasi - Delhi

Your tour ends in Delhi.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Mysteries of India (14 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £2079

Travel 55 discount price from £1934

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 12, 19, 26 - 2018

September 28

January 11, 18, 25 - 2019

February 9, 16, 23

October 5, 19, 26

February 1, 8, 22

March 2, 9

November 2, 9

March 8, 22, 29

April 6, 20

November 16, 30

April 5, 26

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used. • Due to flight schedules, flights arriving into Delhi may arrive very late in the evening on Day 1 or just after midnight the morning of Day 2. A pre or post night may be required (at an additional cost). • Visa required.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Take a ‘tonga’ to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
  • Experience two game drives in Ranthambore National Park.
  • Explore Old Delhi’s narrow streets by rickshaw.
  • Cruise the River Ganges and witness worshipers cleansing themselves of their sins.
  • Behold Humayun’s tomb – considered a precursor to the Taj Mahal.


Mysteries of India

14 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £1934

The Taj Mahal, temples and tigers — experience all the spice of India on this 15-day tour. See the Taj Mahal bathed in the light of sunrise and sunset. Embark on an evening cruise across Lake Pichola. Enjoy magnificent views of the Jag Mandir Palace. Participate in a yoga class, a cooking demonstration, bindi tying, even get a henna tattoo! See the City Palace in Jaipur. Experience two game drives in Ranthambore National Park. Tour Mother Teresa's Charity Home. Visit the site of Buddha's first sermon. Take an early morning ride on the holy River Ganges.

This exciting 14 day Mysteries of India tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book this exciting holiday call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - Mysteries of India

  • Experience game drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Cruise along Lake Pichola in the evening
  • Travel to the top of Amber Fort on a vintage jeep
  • Spend two nights in Varanasi, India’s holiest city.
  • Stand in awe of the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony.
  • In Udaipur, choose to take a relaxing yoga class. Or, enjoy a morning walking tour as the city wakes up.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 26 meals (13 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 6 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, New Delhi. Lalit Laxmi Vilas, Udaipur. The Lalit, Jaipur. Juna Mahal, Ranthambore. Radisson Blu Taj East Gate, Agra. Radisson Jass Hotel, Khajuraho. Radisson Hotel, Varanasi.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, boat trips, trains, internal flights, vintage jeep, rickshaw and canter
  • GROUP SIZE: Max. 24
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £2,649

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.


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