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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:15
The prize is a two week Intrepid adventure in India for two people. You and a friend will join locals on their trains, in their villages and even in their homes on this journey through the heart of Rajasthan. Immerse your senses in the exotic spice bazaars of Old Delhi, catch a Bollywood blockbuster in Jaipur, go in search of the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambhore and fall in love with the opulent temples and palaces of this colourful Indian province. Details can be found on our special India page and Intrepid's website.
We'd like you to break out your thesauri and find the five most descriptive words you can think of to describe India. The winner will be the most evocative descriptions as chosen by our independent judge.
It's a massive prize to miss out on but 10 runners up will each receive a fantastic Lonely Planet India guide.
Just enter your five words in the boxes below!
Competition closes at midnight GMT on 15 March 2012.
Update: And here they are, the five winning words and what our independent judge had to say:
Flamboyant Resplendant Majestic Absurd Intense
Enjoyed having a look over the entries and some good stuff in there - some folk clearly been trawling their thesaurus as well - and the ultimate winner would probably have been a combination of a couple of entries! Couple of favourites though and really liked the list of colours to capture India by, but I'm going to plump for number 9, Carol Edelberg and say that this summed up India most completely.
Competition now closed
Posted by Adam
Win a trip to India
- Win a Trip for Two to India
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There will be one winner of the main prize provided by Intrepid Guerba Ltd (âIntrepidâ) comprising of a place for two people on Intrepidâs âClassic Rajasthanâ trip (the "Prize"). The trip involves 14 nights accommodation based on two sharing a room (including one night on a sleeper train and one night in a deluxe permanent tent) and all activities and transport as outlined in the Intrepid Travel trip notes which can be found at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/tripnotes/HHSC/2012-01-01. The Prize also includes two economy class return air tickets (up to a maximum value of £1,000 per person), for the winner and his/her guest, from the nearest international airport to the winner that services flights to Indira Gandhi Airport new Delhi provided by Lonely Planet Publications Limited (âLonely Planetâ). The approximate maximum value of the Prize is £3500.
Conditions and winner responsibilities
The winner and guest will be responsible for all expenses incurred in connection with this trip that are not stated as being included in the trip details (available at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/hhsc). Examples of additional expenses include, but are not limited to, travel to and from your point of departure to the airport, any difference between the £1000 contribution per return flight payable by Lonely Planet and the actual cost of the flights, tips, personal spending money and all meals besides the three breakfasts and two dinners included. A budget of $300 (approximately £190) for meals is suggested.
The winner and guest must be holders of valid passports and are responsible for making visa arrangements for travel to and from India. They are also strongly advised to take out adequate insurance and to obtain health advice. The winner and guest must sign the standard Intrepid booking form and abide by Intrepidâs conditions and those of the relevant airline. Booking forms will be provided by Intrepid at the time the Prize is awarded to the winner.
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The winner's guest will have no vested interest in the Prize, and his/her eligibility to participate in the trip is conditional upon the winner's acceptance and participation in the trip. The winnerâs guest must be over 18 years old and may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility Release and Liability Waiver before the Prize is released.
There will be ten runners-up who will each win a copy of the 14th edition of Lonely Planetâs India book (in physical, not electronic, form) (âRunner-up Prizesâ). The approximate retail value of the Runner-up Prizes is £209.90.
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Itinerary for the Prize (Classic Rajasthan Trip provided by Intrepid)
Days 1-2 Delhi - Visit the wonderful walled city of Old Delhi and see one of its most impressive buildings, the Jama Masjid. Join the crowds to explore the bazaars.
Day 3 Agra - Travel by train to the Mughal city of Agra. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal.
Day 4 Rural Heritage Stay - Journey to rural Rajasthan to stay at a royal family residence. Explore the village, meet villagers and chat with traditional craftspeople for a unique insight into local life.
Days 5-6 Jaipur - Visit the Amber Fort en route to Jaipur, Rajasthan's 'Pink City'. See a Bollywood film.
Day 7 Ranthambhore National Park - Safari into the heart of the Indian bush to discover lakes and ruined palaces.
Day 8 Bundi - Journey through rural Rajasthan to Bundi. Admire stunning murals at the palace that presides over the town's Brahmin-blue rooftops
Days 9-10 Rural Heritage Stay - Experience the best of both worlds in Bijaipur. Camp lakeside under the stars, then spend the next night in the luxurious Castle Bijaipur.
Days 11-12 Udaipur - Visit City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India.
Days 13-14 Pushkar -With India's only Brahma temple and a holy lake, Pushkar is the place to rub shoulders with pilgrims and sadhus (holy men). For a change of pace, take a camel ride into the desert and witness a magical sunset among the dunes.
Day 15 Delhi.
CommentsShowing 51 to 75 of 162 results
Showing 51 to 75 of 162 results
- Simone Loukota
I can't even describe how much I would love to win this amazing trip. Congratulations to whoever wins! :D
- Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:37 Under review
I will win the trip INSHA ALLAH
- Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:13 Under review
- Nicole Lancaster
In dee ya!
- Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:02 Under review
... good luck me!
- Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:12 Under review
- Sandra Bell
Dreams can come true
- Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:53 Under review
- Jaime Mackenzie
see you in india folks!
- Posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:15 Under review
- Anne Murphy
Would absolutely LOVE to go to India!
- Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:30 Under review
- Jann Hayman
Oh! if only.......I have even dreamt of being in India! Whoever wins will be over the moon!
- Posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:29 Under review
- Colin K Mullin
For an Aussie who's never left these shores - what a grand way to get started! Biggest adventure in my 60 odd years was to try Indian food; Now we're both totally hooked. Even if I don't win reckon I'll still go there and gorge myself stupid!!!
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:58 Under review
- Ian Faulkner
Having been born in Hyderabad India and left when I was 3 years old, I'd love to go back for the first time and see where my roots began.
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:51 Under review
- Kathryn Elizabeth Schlesman
Mystery, drama, beauty, the food, the fabrics... and my doctor said I am allowed to travel again!
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:27 Under review
- SC Ferrell
Opportunity for unequaled spiritual growth and human experiance. To be uplifted and enlightened, and retain an inner 'peace', to bring back and share with who would wish to partake of it...
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:17 Under review
- SC Ferrell
Opportunity for unequaled spiritual growth and human . To be uplifted and enlightened, and retain an inner 'peace', to bring back and share with all that would seek to partake of it...
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:10 Under review
- Theresa Lewis
Should have been in India now, but sadly lost my beautiful 8 month old granddaughter. Both are ingrained in my soul for their beauty and courage to smile against all odds. Am hoping my luck will change - namaste'.
- Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 02:15 Under review
- Kevin Glanville
What a prize. What an opportunity. Never been. Love to go. Here's hoping. But good luck to all and congratulations and bon voyage to whomever is successful.
- Posted Sun, 26 Feb 2012 17:39 Under review
- paula barham
Thank you for the opportunity. It would be a dream come true to visit India and explore this wonderful nation. Regards Paula Barham
- Posted Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:26 Under review
- Lynette Gardener
An amazing oportunity to immerse ourselves in another culture we know little about, good fortune to all who enter
- Posted Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:48 Under review
- Christine Leyshan
I wonder what it would be like to visit India whose population is 53 times the size of ours (Australia)? Mind boggling!
- Posted Sun, 26 Feb 2012 02:57 Under review
- Rebecca Moore
I would love to win this!! Congratulations to whomever wins! :)
- Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:55 Under review
- Mike Nelson
What a fantastic prize to win. My wife spent her childhood in India and has always wished to return. To go to India has also been on my wish list. We eat curries at least once a week.
- Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:03 Under review
- Patricia Cullum
Time to find that spiritual awareness that underlies our lifes mission. Could this be the opportunity to take one step closer to enlightenment? Hoping so.
- Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:16 Under review
- Lisa Rivas
What an amazing opportunity! Thank You :-)
- Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 02:27 Under review
- Elspeth Durrand
There's so many words to describe India, But I had to pick just five. A vibrant and colourful country that brings my senses alive! So I found words with the five letters I - N - D - I - A The place where you find something different to do every single day.
- Posted Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:11 Under review
- Carolyn Cutjar
Wow. I've longed to visit India for the last twenty years or so. Maybe, it will happen, 'you'll got to be in it, to win it'!
- Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:35 Under review
- Nadya Terechov
I wish I won,so my spouse and I could have a romantic getaway at the land of our dreams...Indian food we like very much:)
- Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:54 Under review
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