India: the latest packages for travel to India

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India: the latest packages for travel to India

Travellers can get a taste of the subcontinent with Wendy Wu Tours’ 11-day Flavours of India, priced from $2396. Highlights include a cooking lesson at a family home in Delhi, Agra Fort, sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a visit to a spice and vegetable market in Udaipur and a boat ride on Lake Pichola. For more information, visit www.wendywutours.com.au

For those wanting to cover plenty of ground, Tauck World Discovery offers the 18-day Portrait of India. It includes stays at The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra and at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur. Highlights include a boat ride in Varanasi to witness spiritual ceremonies along the River Ganges and a visit to a chef’s private home in Kerala. Prices start from $7862 plus on-tour air travel. For more information, visit www.traveltheworld.com.au

Travellers can take in the gems of the country’s north, with CTS Tours offering the 15-day Essence of North India. Highlights include the Taj Mahal, a cruise on the River Ganges, Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, the Jain Temples at Ranakpur and Elephanta Island, near Mumbai, with its seventh century rock-cut temples. For more information, visit www.chinatravel.com.au/tours/india

Clients can join gastronome Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal on Beacon Holidays’ 24-day Masala Trails of India, as she leads participants through the varied experiences of Indian cuisine. Cooking with the locals in their homes or on the spice plantations of Kerala and an eight course meal in a Michelin star restaurant are other memorable experiences. The tour is priced from $9000 and includes three bonus nights in Goa. For more information, visit www.beaconholidays.com.au

Clients who book Abercrombie & Kent’s newly released nine-day Rajasthan journey can fly there for just $999. All the iconic attractions of northern India are included, from the Taj Mahal to rugged desert fortresses and spectacular lakeside palaces. Accommodation includes properties from the Taj Hotels & Palaces portfolio. Land prices for the tour start from $4595 plus the economy class international airfare of $999 with Singapore Airlines. For more information, visit www.abercrombiekent.com.au