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Taj Mahal, Delhi & Amber Fort

8 Days from £1,224

The perfect introduction to India, where a wealth of cultural and historical treasures reside in the famous Golden Triangle. ​


Departure from: Feb 2018 - Nov 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 6 nights in Heritage and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

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  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
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Included holiday highlights

  • Tour of New Delhi
  • Cycle rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
  • Venture up to the hilltop Amber Fort
  • Discover the 'Pink City' o f Jaipur
  • Admire Abhaneri's stepwells
  • Visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
  • See the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • View the Agra Fort palaces
  • Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal​




Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Delhi

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Delhi.​

DAY 2 Delhi

On arrival in Delhi, we'll transfer you to your comfortable hotel, where you'll have time to freshen up after your flight. You'll then start your sightseeing with a tour of New Delhi, a spacious, imperial city created by the British in 1911. We'll drive through elegant boulevards to see the iconic India Gate and imposing Parliament House, which are grand reminders of the city's colonial past. We'll also see the soaring sandstone tower, Qutub Minar, and conclude our tour at Humayun's Tomb, built in 1570 and said to have inspired the Taj Mahal.​

DAY 3 Delhi/Jaipur

Your morning is going to be spent delving into the maze of narrow streets and thronging markets of Old Delhi. Firstly, you'll travel by cycle rickshaw, then you'll explore the fabled street bazaar of Chandni Chowk on foot, admiring the spectacular Red Fort as you go. The marble domes of the Jama Masjid Mosque are sure to impress, and Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, is your final stop. 
Later, we'll head to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. The sight of sandstone buildings tinged with pink and ochre set amongst barren hills will greet us on arrival in the capital of Rajasthan.​

DAY 4 Jaipur

You've a day of discovery ahead of you, with your first highlight the marvellous Amber Fort. This 17th century stronghold commands a hilltop setting high above the surrounding valley. Step inside to see the Temple of Kali, the Palace of Mirrors and the Hall of Pleasures.
In the afternoon, you'll get to know the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, where all the buildings were painted pink by maharaja's decree. Together we'll explore the commanding City Palace and discover Mughal treasures in its museum. We'll also see the elaborate façade of the Palace of the Winds. From its 953 intricately decorated small windows, the ladies of the court could gaze upon the outside world unseen. 
Tonight, a really special optional trip gives you the chance to visit a family home for a cookery demonstration and dinner. ​

DAY 5 Bharatpur

Bharatpur is our next base, and on the way here we're going to take in the exceptional sight of Abhaneri's stepwell, an ancient water storage system. 
Lunch is served at the hotel, then our afternoon is spent at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, which we'll reach by rickshaw. As well as many species of birds, also resident here are sambar and chital deer, boar and nilgai – the largest Asian antelope.​

DAY 6 Agra

This morning we're going to journey by road to Agra, visiting the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Built by an emperor in 1569 to celebrate the birth of his son, you can stroll through its pink and red sandstone pavilions and palaces. 
In the afternoon, we'll visit the Agra Fort, where the Emperor Shah Jahan, who commissioned the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned by his son. Wander through its chambers to catch your first glimpse of this famous white-marble mausoleum.​

DAY 7 Delhi

Today is the day that you'll see the Taj Mahal, on a dawn visit. The early start is well worth it as you view this magnificent mausoleum that was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The exterior is decorated with many different precious and semi-precious stones, and it appears to change colour as the sun shines upon it. This building, which took 20,000 men more than 20 years to build, and sits in a vast complex, is an undeniably extravagant expression of love.
We're also going to see the Taj Mahal from another perspective later, as we head to Mehtab Bagh. This centuries-old garden complex sits on the other side of the Yamuna River and is exactly aligned with this iconic masterpiece, offering equally spectacular views. 
A journey by road then takes us back to Delhi, where you can enjoy a relaxed evening before your flight home tomorrow.​

DAY 8 Delhi/UK

Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 2 :

Country Inn and Suites Delhi
Country Inn and Suites is 5-star modern accommodation located within easy access to the Delhi airport. The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. Rooms include air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and private bathroom.

Day 3 - 4 :

Fortune Select Metropolitan
The 5-star Fortune Select Metropolitan is situated in the heart of Jaipur.

Hotel facilities include a bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Day 5 :

Laxmi Niwas Palace
Located on the outskirts of Bharatpur, this premium hotel is surrounded by peaceful countryside. Facilities include a restaurant serving local dishes and international cuisine using produce grown at the hotel’s own organic farm, a comfortable bar, outdoor dining area, spa, exquisite gardens, swimming pool and souvenir shop. Elegant guest rooms are tastefully decorated and feature antique furniture, en-suite facilities, air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and a balcony.

Day 6 :

Clarks Shiraz
The 5-star Clarks Shiraz is situated in the heart of Agra, within reach of the Taj Mahal. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, a selection of bars and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Day 7 :

Country Inn and Suites Delhi
Country Inn and Suites is 5-star modern accommodation located within easy access to the Delhi airport. The hotel features two restaurants and a bar, outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. Rooms include air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and private bathroom.


Dates and Prices

 
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TUE 20 FEB 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,549

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Outbound
British Airways

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Departs

18:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

08:50 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Departs

11:05 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

15:10 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 20 MAR 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,399

£1,299

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:50 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Virgin Atlantic

Inbound
Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 27 MAR 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,399

£1,299

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Departs

22:00 London (Heathrow)

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10:50 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 03 April 2018

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 01 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,299

£1,224

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Tuesday 01 May 2018

Departs

22:00 London (Heathrow)

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10:50 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 08 May 2018

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 18 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,249

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Departs

22:00 London (Heathrow)

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10:50 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 16 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,324

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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 23 October 2018

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 30 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

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21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 06 November 2018

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 06 NOV 18

London (Heathrow)

£1,449

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Tuesday 06 November 2018

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 20 NOV 18

London (Heathrow)

£1,399

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 27 November 2018

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 19 FEB 19

London (Heathrow)

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£1,449

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Tuesday 19 February 2019

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21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 05 MAR 19

London (Heathrow)

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Tuesday 05 March 2019

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21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 12 March 2019

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 19 MAR 19

London (Heathrow)

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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Virgin Atlantic - VS

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 26 MAR 19

London (Heathrow)

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£1,399

£1,299

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 02 April 2019

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 17 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

£1,349

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 24 September 2019

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 15 OCT 19

London (Heathrow)

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Tuesday 15 October 2019

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21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 29 OCT 19

London (Heathrow)

£1,449

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 05 November 2019

Departs

12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 12 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

£1,399

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Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Tuesday 19 November 2019

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12:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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17:30 London (Heathrow)

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TUE 06 MAR 18

London (Heathrow)

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£1,399

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

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Tuesday 06 March 2018

Departs

21:50 London (Heathrow)

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11:40 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

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Virgin Atlantic

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Tuesday 13 March 2018

Departs

14:00 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

17:55 London (Heathrow)

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Virgin Atlantic

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Cooking Demonstration with Dinner

FROM £36

Enjoy an evening interacting with local artists and families in their homes, you will be made to feel welcome as you are shown around their houses and explore their family history.
You will also have the opportunity to get involved as a chef demonstrates how to make curries, chapatis and local desserts. After the cooking demonstrations dinner will be served for you to sample the delights you have made.

Evening - Minimal Walking - Fantastic Experience

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Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

Local Knowledge

“The eye catching blue pottery of Rajasthan is an ideal gift or memento of this colourful, vibrant region”