India and Sri Lanka twin centre holiday. Visit the Taj Mahal and also have the opportunity to partake in a game drive.
Duration: 11 Nights
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Fly from Heathrow to Colombo to start this Twin Centre India and Sri Lanka where you will spend the night at the Taj Sumundra Hotel. Fresh and tranquil, nature blooms in every corner, while rich Indian design details transport you to a bygone era. Colombo is famous for exquisite handicrafts, made using tools that have remained virtually unchanged over generations.
After breakfast leave to Polonnaruwa, the second ancient capital dating back to the 11th and 12th century. Continue to Dambulla, where you will stay at the Culture Club for 2 nights.
Visit the Minneriya Wildlife Park. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favourites such as sambar deer and leopards. Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks and it's easy to weave in a day here between visiting the ancient cities.
Travel to Kandy, visiting the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, plus a spice garden and batik factory. In the evening view Kadyan cultural performance. You will also visit the Temple of the Tooth. Stay overnight at the Le Kandyan in Kandy.
Fly from Colombo to Delhi. Stay overnight at Ashok Country Resort, Delhi.
After breakfast drive to Agra and check into your hotel. After lunch visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Overnight at the luxury 5* Clarks Shiraz, Agra. The hotel features a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal.
In the morning, drive to Ranthambore. En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Spend two nights at the Tiger Moon Resort in Ranthambore. You will also enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of tigers.
After lunch, drive to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Afternoon at leisure. Spend two nights at the Holiday Inn, Jaipur. Enjoy a Jaipur city tour including the museum and observatory.
After breakfast, drive to Delhi and check into the Ashok Country Resort, Delhi. After lunch, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi.
Fly back to London from Delhi.
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