If you've ever fancied India then check out this amazing trip that sees you visit the Golden Triangle and also the Ganges. This trip is in March at the time of the Holi festival. There is a lot of cheap places to stay in India and you could certainly do this cheaper but I've picked good rated hotels, private bathrooms and train travel is first/second class but this gives you a good price and then you can adjust to cheaper according to budget. Also remember that visa is additional cost.
On 12th March you will leave Birmingham for Delhi with Turkish Airlines. You will arrive in Delhi on 13th March (Holi). You will then spend 2 nights in Delhi at the Check In Room Chuna Mandi. This has great reviews and is centrally located.
On 15th you will check out of your hotel and you have the full day in Delhi. You then leave Delhi later on for the overnight train to Varanasi, home to the Ganges. Arriving into Varanasi on 16th you will spend 2 nights at the Hotel Buddha and then you can do many activities such as taking a cruise on the ganges. On 18th you will leave Varanasi and and take the overnight train to Agra in the early hours of the morning of the 19th. In Agra you will spend 2 nights allowing you to see the Taj at sunset and sunrise.
Your final stop is to take the train again from Agra to Jaipur on 21st March. In Jaipur you will spend 2 nights at the Hotel Pearl which has great reviews and is centrally located.
On 23rd you'll take the train journey back to Delhi.
*Important note about train tickets. I've given here the trains that would be ideal and a good class of ticket. You will need to book these 120 days in advance on irctc.co.in however to do this you need to register on the website and then email a copy of your passport. The maninseat61 website has some useful information. The screen shots are estimated prices but you can replicate these for your stay in March and you will probably find the prices cheaper booking direct with the irctc website rather than ctrip which I've used to give you an idea of prices.
2 flights from Birmingham to Delhi £677.46 book at Travel Trolley
2 nights in Delhi at the Check in Room £56 book at booking.com
2 nights at Varanasi at the Hotel Buddha £67 book at booking.com
2 nights at the Hotel Taj in Agra £71.80 book at Expedia
2 nights in Jaipur at the Hotel Pearl £32 book at booking.com
1 night in Delhi (same hotel as above) £28 book at booking.com
Delhi to Varanasi 5442/£62.92
Varanasi to Agra 2826/£32.62
Agra to Jaipur 1462/£16.90
Jaipur to Delhi 1625/£18.79
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