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India, Air/Tour/10 Nights, From $1,399

In December, temperatures in India drop into the 60s—perfect for a lingering look at the semiprecious stones embedded in the Taj Mahal in Agra.

The 17th-century white-marble Taj Mahal, embedded with amethysts, jade, and other semiprecious stones (Courtesy Ashok Sinha)
(Courtesy Ashok Sinha)
The 17th-century white-marble Taj Mahal, embedded with amethysts, jade, and other semiprecious stones (Courtesy Ashok Sinha)

The Real Deal Airfare to Delhi (returning from Mumbai), an 11-day escorted tour covering some of India's top attractions, transfers, local transportation, fuel surcharges, and breakfast daily. Spend your first night in Delhi, your last in Mumbai, and two nights each in Agra, Jaipur, and Cochin.

When Mar. 3, 17, 31, Apr. 14, 2010; add $100 for Jan. 6; add $560 for Dec. 23, 2009.

Gateways New York City.

The Fine Print Mention BTIN200. Single supplement is from $696.

Contact Gate 1 Travel, 800/682-3333, gate1travel.com.

Why It's a Deal It's $200 off the regular rate. Airfare alone is usually $994; this package also includes hotels, a guide, and internal flights.

Before You Book These trips and starting prices ("From") sell out quickly, and details may change. Call the companies for complete info. Most rates are based on midweek dates; weekend travel can raise the price. Under "Why It's a Deal," round-trip flights are based on the lowest December or January departures on kayak.com at press time. Usually not included: service, security, and visa costs; hotel, car-rental, and airport taxes. Check each listing for fuel surcharge details. Prices are per person, with two people sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. The single supplement ("SS") is the fee charged to solo travelers. Some companies will pair singles at no additional cost.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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