India - Guided Holidays
Take an escorted tour to India and you’ll discover one of the world’s most captivating countries. A place which has to be seen to be believed, India is a land of chaos and colour, history and charm, impressive sights and unforgettable scenery.
The Golden Triangle
If you’ve never been to India before, the best place to start is in the north, with a journey around the ‘Golden Triangle’ – the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
In majestic, colonial New Delhi, wide boulevards and refined buildings hark back to the days of British rule, whilst in stark contrast Old Delhi is renowned for its bustling streets and lively markets. Here you can admire the impressive Red Fort and mighty Jama Masjid – said to be the largest mosque in India.
Around 200km south of Delhi lies the city of Agra and from here you’ll visit India’s most famous attraction, the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this glorious white-marble monument shimmers in the sunlight and is considered by many to be the most beautiful building in the world. As spectacular as it is, the Taj Mahal is not the only highlight of a visit to Agra, and during your time here you’ll also want to take in the magnificent red-sandstone Agra Fort.
Then it’s on to the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, where the buildings within the historic walled centre are all painted a shade of pink. Here, highlights include the magnificent City Palace and pyramid shaped ‘Palace of the Winds’. Not to be missed, Amber Fort is also nearby. It’s a red-sandstone and marble fortress, one of the most famous in Rajasthan.
Ranthambore National Park
After the hustle and bustle of the cities of the ‘Golden Triangle’, the wild landscape of Ranthambore National Park covers nearly 400 square kilometres and is home to an impressive array of wildlife. Once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the park’s most famous resident is the tiger, but on a thrilling safari you might also catch a glimpse of crocodiles, hyenas, leopards and jackals.
In southern India, Kerala is a tranquil haven of golden beaches and sleepy backwaters. In the old trading port of Cochin, Chinese fishing nets gently waft and delicious cuisine awaits. Inland, spice gardens and leafy tea-plantations adorn the landscape, while in Kovalam, you’ll want to relax and feel the sand between your toes on a delightful, palm-fringed beach.
If you long to experience India, every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
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Let’s hear it for India…
If India is on your travel wish list, read on for some tips from Travelsphere Product Executive Josh Cliffe. He was interviewed on The Wireless, Age UK’s radio station, and these edited highlights will help you choose the perfect tour.
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Departure from: Oct 2017
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