Flood the senses, feed the soul

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Explore the Indian subcontinent from The Golden Triangle to the verdant South

India is a mesmerising land of contrasts where Saga guests can watch the sun rise above the Taj Mahal, flood their senses while visiting Old and New Delhi or delight in the tranquility of Kerala’s backwaters in the verdant south.

Saga Holidays offers an inspiring collection of tours and holiday extensions on the subcontinent, allowing travellers the freedom to customise their own holiday to create unforgettable ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experiences. Guests can feed their soul with experiences while a Saga tour manager takes care of the day-to-day arrangements.

Here’s a sample from the vast choice of tours:

The Golden Triangle and Tiger Trail

Discover the highlights of India's Golden Triangle and join two safaris in Ranthambore National Park on this exhilarating 10-night tour. Stay in Saga-rated 4Q hotels on a half-board basis while visiting Old and New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, as well as watching the sun rise over the Taj Mahal. The itinerary also includes Maharaja's City Palace, the Jantar Mantar observatory, Agra Fort and the UNESCO-listed site of Fatehpur Sikri.

10 nights from £1,649 with 48 departures from London Heathrow from October 2017 to November 2018

South India: A Grand Tour

The sensual delights of southern India await on this incredible 22-night tour from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea. Highlights include staying at a hill station in the Western Ghats, a cruise in the Keralan backwaters and looking for wild elephants in the Cardamom Hills. There’s also plenty of cultural immersion with visits to opulent royal palaces and ancient temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. The tour includes all breakfasts and dinners, plus three lunches.

22 nights from £2,399 with 23 departures from London Heathrow from February to November 2018

Soul of Kerala

Kerala is known as God’s Own Country because the rural landscape is so lush and green. The 13-night tour for up to 14 guests features a two-night stay on board a houseboat as well as exploring Kerala’s enchanting backwaters, wildlife-rich forests and tea and spice plantations. A relaxing beach stay on the palm-fringed Malabar Coast concludes the tour which includes all breakfasts and dinners, plus two lunches.

13 nights from £2,349 with choice of 10 departures between February-November 2018, with flights available from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow

Holiday extension options:

The Golden Triangle and Tiger Trail and South India: The Grand Tour can be extended for five nights with accommodation at The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort and Casino (4Q), on a half-board basis.

Guests on the Soul of Kerala tour can opt to stay at the Marari Beach Resort (4Q), on the Malabar Coast, for a further three nights.

For details visit saga.co.uk/india or call 0800 056 0464

ENDS

The above holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, meals as stated, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if guest has own insurance.

Saga has created four ‘Time to’ holiday styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them.

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