India and Nepal, Air/Hotel, 12 Nights, From $2,599

Explore colorful bazaars, ride an elephant, tour the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal, and soak up breathtaking views of the Himalayas.


Painting the stupa at a buddhist site on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

(Courtesy trcox2/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Delhi on Air India; two nights at the Hilton Janakpuri Hoteland two nights at the Radisson Hotel in Delhi; two nights at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Jaipur; two nights at the Jass Radisson Hotel in Khajuraho; one night at the Radisson Hotel in Varanasi; three nights at the Crowne Plaza Soaltee Hotel in Kathmandu; 12 breakfasts and three dinners; the services of an English-speaking guide throughout; several guided tours, including visits to Delhi's Red Fort and Jamma Masjid (the country's largest mosque), a rickshaw ride in Jaipur's old city, a visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River, and temple visits in Kathmandu; all connecting flights; additional transportation by bus and train; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $2,599 per personplus about $155 in airport taxes and fees.

When October 1024, 2011; add from $100 for Nov. 7Dec. 5, 2011 and Jan. 23Feb 6, 2012.

Gateways New York City; Chicago. No additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost up to an additional $155 per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $599. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By April 29, 2011.

Contact SmarTours, 800/337-7773,

Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found multi-city airfare (New York City-Delhi, Khajuraho-Varanasi, Varanasi-Kathmandu, Kathmandu-Delhi, Delhi-New York City) for $2,244 in mid-October. (Emirates/Jet Airways). For $510 more, this package covers the airfare, plus 12 nights' accommodations at five-star hotels, 15 meals, all tours with an English-speaking guide, all admission fees, all ground transportation, and all hotel taxes and fees.

More No hotel upgrades available. No extensions available.

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