updated 9/17/2009 12:17:56 PM ET 2009-09-17T16:17:56

Book by: Oct. 14
Travel by: Through April 2010

The deal
Experience two remarkable cultures on this 15-day tour of India and Nepal. Departing from New York, you’ll have a day-and-a-half to see the old and new city of Delhi in all its glory and visit many ancient temples and mosques.

Next, you’ll visit the sandstone city of Jaipur, known for its pink-walled palaces and gorgeous gardens. Other highlights of your time in India include tours of the medieval city of Orchha and the world-renowned Taj Mahal.

On day 11 you’ll make your way to Kathmandu, Nepal, where you’ll explore the narrow maze of streets and visit 2,000-year-old temples and royal palaces. Round out your tour with a scenic flight over the Himalaya Mountains. Savor the stunning views of Mt. Everest, the highest place on earth, before boarding your return flight to New York. Package rates start at $2,499, including airfare, hotels, transfers, many meals, and guided tours. Book before Oct. 14 to enjoy savings of up to $800 per couple.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
November through March is peak travel season in India, but be prepared for brisk weather in the snowy Himalayas.

Booking details
For the India and Nepal journey, visit friendlyplanet.com or call 800-555-5765.

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