Travel Challenge: A tour of Rajasthan
Saturday 13 February 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a private tour of Rajasthan. Prices are for two people and include flights to Delhi departing Heathrow on 20 March.
£4,550: Discover Rajasthan
Package includes BA flights, private transfers and sightseeing, 10 nights' B&B, and some dinners. "There are lots of extras included in the price of this holiday, which make it such a memorable journey – a sound and light show in Delhi, a tonga ride to the Taj Mahal, a rickshaw ride in Jaipur and an exclusive yoga session in Udaipur. The accommodation is first class and includes properties such as The Samode Palace, the Chhatra Sagar tented camp, and the historic Fateh Prakash Palace, overlooking Pichola Lake," says Kirsty Bennetts of Bales Worldwide (0845 057 0600; balesworldwide.com ).
£2,396: North India tour
Includes BA flights, private transfers and sightseeing, and nine nights' B&B. "This special 10-day tour showcases the most sought-after experiences of North India to create the most authentic experience available. It has been designed to keep costs to a minimum, while ensuring neither experience nor comfort are compromised. Highlights include sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and a safari to spot the elusive tiger at Ranthambore," says Amrit Singh of TransIndus (020-8566 2729; transindus.com ).
£4,338: Heritage of Rajasthan
Includes Jet Airways flights, transfers and private touring in an air-conditioned car, 11 nights' B&B, and some meals. "Stay in some of India's most historic properties, and benefit from an expert local guide who brings this colourful region to life," says Somak's Louise Newton (020-8423 3000; somak.com ).
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