• Stay on a traditional rice barge on Kerala’s tranquil backwaters • Explore the spice markets of Fort Cochin • Visit the spectacular Meenskshi temple in Madurai Read more ...
This comprehensive journey takes in the highlights of northern and the southern India. From the incredible forts and palaces of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur in the north to the lush south... Read more ...
Visit the Deepalaya School, which services local underprivileged children. Take a rickshaw ride through the colorful shopping district of Chandni Chowk. Read more ...
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
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Spring one of the best times to spot the elusive Bengal tiger in one of India's National Parks, but why not combine your visit to coincide with Holi, one of India's most colourful and impressive festivals, where you witness the throwing of colour through villages and streets across North India and sample traditional Holi sweets and delicacies. Stay 2 nights at Baghvan or Pashan Garh and receive 20% off your stay. Valid for travel 1st January - 14th June 2014 and the 16th October - 31st December 2014. Not combinable with any other offers. Terms and conditions apply.
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Experience India in style with these amazing offers at the Taj Safari lodges. Book 5 nights and receive one free night or book 6 nights and receive 2 free nights. Prices from £2850 per person includes international & domestic flights, transfers, all meals and game drives in the park. Valid for travel now until the 14th June 2014. Terms and conditions apply.
* Visit the impressive city palace in Jaipur
* Enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, Udaipur
* Stay in a Maharaja's Palace in Jodhpur
* Stay on a traditional rice barge on Kerala's backwaters
* Explore the spice markets of Fort Cochin
* Visit the spectacular Meenakshi Temple in Madurai
* Explore the bazaars of Old Delhi by rickshaw
* Witness sunrise at the Taj Mahal
* VIsit the impressive Amber Fort in Jaipur
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Udaipur leaves visitors wide-eyed for many reasons: its exquisite architecture, elegant white hotel swaddled by serene Lake Pichola and floodlit Monsoon Palace 'floating' high in the night sky. But for one A&K traveller, there was another major surprise. At sights including the Jagdish Temple he was amazed to find tourist crowds being parted to allow him, his wife and their guide, Vikram, through. 'It was quite extraordinary,' he writes. 'I have never seen other guides move their customers aside. Vikram is excellent, and clearly has the respect of his peers'
Vikram is just one of a stellar A&K supporting cast who made the Rajasthan holiday so memorable. Take a bow our staff in the UK, guides on the ground, and driver, Viru, who made light work of a thrilling road trip enlivened by recalcitrant cows, haughty camels and rickshaws. 'Driving in India takes special skills,' says Air Commodore Leaning. 'Viru is one of the best.'
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Dawa in Bhutan was a very decent, honourable, kind and funny man - excellent. Rekha in Delhi was the most gentle, knowledgable and couteous lady - excellent.
- IG, West Midlands
Deepalaya School Project
Has provided an education for more than 50,000 disadvantaged and poverty-stricken children over the past thirty years, and emphasizes the often-neglected education of girls.
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