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New ‘Taj Mahal and Tigers’ River Cruise Package Save up to A$1620 per couple – Book by April 30, 2018

February 21, 2018 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

The majestic jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, the legendary Bengal tiger and the remote and sacred river of  Brahmaputra combine as highlights of a new river cruise tour to India in 2019.

Released by Cruise Traveller in partnership with Indian river cruise company, Adventure Resorts and Cruises (ARC), the 12-night ‘Taj Mahal and Tigers’ package in April 2019,  links a five-night tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with a seven-night cruise on the mysterious Brahmaputra River in Assam, a culturally intact region in far-north-east India that sees few tourists but boasts so much wildlife it is known as the ‘Serengeti of India’.

Assam is home to the greatest population of single horned rhinos in the world which are protected in wildlife sanctuaries that harbour other rare animals like Bengal tiger and wild water buffalo. Assam also provides one of the last wild habitats for the Asian elephant. The Taj Mahal and Tigers cruise tour is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these animals in their natural environment.

Cruise Traveller and ARC are offering an earlybird discount of up to A$1620 per couple on the Taj Mahal and Tigers tour, if booked by April 30, 2018.  Including international return flights with Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth plus domestic flights in India, the 12-night land and river cruise package is available from A$6385 per person, twin-share, in a riverview stateroom – a saving of A$610 if booked by April 30, 2018. The fare in a suite is from A$7510 per person, twin-share – a saving of A$810 including the earlybird discount. The discounts are subject to availability.

Beginning on April 15, 2019, the tour package offers two nights in Delhi, a night in Agra and two nights in the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, which, together, form India’s popular ‘Golden Triangle’. The on-land itinerary takes travellers on daily excursions that include the iconic Taj Mahal at sunset, the Palace of the Winds – the Hawa Mahal, the formidable forts of Rajasthan and an authentic Indian dinner with a local family in Jaipur.

Travellers then board ARC’s boutique, 46-guest river ship, MV Mahabaahu, for a seven-night journey on one of India’s great rivers, the Brahmaputra, from Neamati Ghat to Guwahati in the mystical, culturally intact state of Assam, a rich, green land of valleys located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The cruise features aromatic Indian cuisine, complimentary excursions and activities such as morning yoga and visits to remote tribal villages. Other highlights include monasteries, tea plantations, ancient palaces and bonfires on deserted river islands at night. The Brahmaputra River also boasts views of the 7000m-high Himalayas and, apart from the Zambezi River, is the only river cruise in the world from which boat, jeep and elephant safaris are offered, with the region home to the great single-horned Indian rhino, Bengal tigers, elephants and wild buffalo.

“A cruise on the Brahmaputra River offers Australians an exclusive and exotic new adventure far off the beaten tourist trail,” said ARC Chairman Sanjay Basu. “Accommodation in Assam is also very limited so a journey aboard the MV Mahabaahu offers the best, easiest and most secure way to explore the region.”

To book the Taj Mahal and Tigers fly/cruise/tour package, visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au/mahabaahu or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777.

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