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Cosmos Tours reports huge demand for India holidays

February 2017 

With India in the spotlight at the moment, on both the big and small screen as epic films are released like the ‘Viceroy’s House’, and a new ITV series ‘Good Karma Hospital’ set to start on Sunday, specialist holiday company, Cosmos Tours has seen a huge spike of 100% in bookings compared to last year.

Rob Goodwin, Cosmos Tours’ Head of Product commented:  “With public awareness of India at an all-time high at the moment, we’ve seen a huge demand from customers wanting to experience the colour, culture and incredible wildlife of this amazing continent themselves.”

Our ‘India’s Golden Triangle and Tigers of Ranthambore offers incredible value with four and five star hotels with breakfast and some meals included , a private home pick up service, guided excursions, and flights.

He added: “For 2017, we’ve added private tours available on our India holidays to provide a more personalised ‘once in a lifetime adventure’ with a personally chauffeured air-conditioned vehicle to suit the individual party size.   With a private guide/driver, customers will have the flexibility to choose the pace that suits them best.”

Animal lovers and those wanting to see the famous sights of India can enjoy the 10 day ‘India’s Golden Triangle and the Tigers of Ranthambore’. The tour features the iconic sights of Delhi, Agra, the spectacular Taj Mahal and ancient city of Jaipur. See Old Delhi’s famous Red Fort from a cycle rickshaw, visit Agra Fort for a sunset visit of the Taj Mahal before  travelling to the Ranthambore National Park for three thrilling game drives to see the protected tigers which Kipling drew inspiration from for his Jungle book character of ‘Shere Khan’.   The holiday inlcudes a private VIP home pick up service, return flights, eight nights bed and breakfast accommodation in 4 and 5 star rated hotels, guided sightseeing.  A private tour is available with the same inclusions but with a private guide/driver and car.   

Other holidays on offer include:

 Cosmos Tours’ customers can get to the heart of Northern India’s incredible cities with authentic experiences unique to the region on a new 14 day small group tour ‘Highlights of Northern India’ (from £1299pp) whilst staying in well appointed hotels.   As well as seeing the famous Amber Fort at Jaipur and Taj Mahal, take a guided walk through the back streets of Delhi and enjoy snacks at the ‘snack capital’ of the area Bikaner. Customers can immerse themselves in the local culture by learning how to tie a turban, visit the local Bishnoi desert tribes by jeep, See the old block printing technique at Jaipur’s Anokhi Museum before enjoying sweets at a local heritage sweet shop.

 Starting in Chennai, the 14 day ‘Discover Southern India & Kerala’ (from £1459pp) offers a journey of discovery through the southern region of India including the lush green backwaters of Kerala.  Unique local experiences include a demonstration of local  silk weaving at Kanchipuram, a  tour of Pondicherry based on the famous book ‘Life of Pi, an authentic Tamil cuisine experience in Tanjore as well as taking part in a prayer ceremony at Madurai and visit a spice plantation at Thekaddy.  Customers can enjoy sailing on a half day cruise through the backwaters of Kerala past palm trees and plantations before heading to Kochi for a fascinating heritage tour.

 All prices quoted are based on 2017 departures from Heathrow and include a private VIP home pick up service*, return flights, accommodation, guided sightseeing and airport transfers.

 All of Cosmos Tours our India holidays are available as part of a group or on a private basis with your own private guide and driver.   

 For more information or to make a booking ring Cosmos Tours & Cruises on 0800 440 2797, visit www.cosmostoursandcruises.co.uk or contact your local travel agent.

 *The private home pick up service is available within 50 miles radius of the UK departure airport with extra mileage chargeable at £1.70p per mile.

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 Note to Editors: 

Cosmos Tours Ltd is associated with the Globus Family of Brands, an international travel company with over 80 years experience of providing touring holidays.  With offices worldwide, the UK tour operator has access to the best choice of land arrangements and excursions and offers the widest choice of escorted tours, cruises, multi-centre holidays and rail journeys.  Cosmos Tours Ltd is a member of ABTA and is fully bonded with the CAA. Brands include Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Archers Holidays and Avalon Waterways.

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Cosmos Tours Tel: (44) 20 8315 4520 Email: hmcnaught@cosmostours.co.uk