Starting January 26, 2012, all packages including airfare are required to include taxes and fees in the price. Please contact the tour company to see if the cost of this package has been affected. Additional restrictions/baggage charges may also apply. See deal link below for a full list of terms and conditions.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to New Delhi on Air India; two nights in New Delhi at Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri; two nights in Agra at Trident Agra; two nights in Jaipur at Trident Jaipur; daily breakfast and one dinner; round-trip hotel transfers; all sightseeing ground transportation; the services of an English-speaking guide, including tours of the India Gate, the Taj Mahal, and the abandoned Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,499.
When May 13, 15, Sept. 6, 2012 ($1,499); add from $100 for Apr. 19, 26, May 6, Sept. 13, 2012; from $400 for March 6, 20, 2012.
Gateways New York ($1,499); add from $150 for Chicago.
The Fine Print Does not include $28 for New Delhi International Departure Tax, $30 for a User Development Fee, and a $76 India visa fee. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $299. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Feb. 1, 2012.
Contact Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from New York to New Delhi starts from $1,006 with taxes for travel in mid-May (Kuwait Airways). Add to that $251 per person, including tax, for two nights at Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri, $88 per person for two nights at Trident Agra, and $104 per person for two nights at Trident Jaipur, and you'd be paying $1,449 for just the airfare and accommodations. For just $184 more, this package covers the flight, six nights' hotel, plus seven meals, all ground transportation (including round-trip airport transfers and cross-country sightseeing), the services of an English-speaking guide, and all taxes and fees.
More Adventurous travelers can opt for an optional four-night extension to Nepal, including Kathmandu and an optional flight over Mt. Everest and the Himalayas from $699 per person. An optional tour package, from $59, includes tours of Agra Fort; It-mad-ud-Daulah and Sikandra; Jaipur and the Hawa Mahal.
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