If youve always dreamt of going to the Land of the Pharaohs, heres your big chance. Cox & Kings is offering a 6-night and 7-day package to Egypt for Rs 89,950 per person. But the great news is that when you pay up, youll get 50 per cent of it back in cash, which brings the package price down to Rs 44,975. In Egypt youll visit Cairo and Aswan, and then embark on a 3-day cruise on the Nile with day visits to Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor thrown in. But youll have to hurry and book before March 6 to avail of this offer. However, you can travel right up to the end of September. The package includes return airfare, 5-star accommodation on twin sharing basis in Cairo and on the cruise, meals and sightseeing as per itinerary and overseas travel insurance. For details call 1800 22 1235, 98675 65599 or log on to www.coxandkings.com.
My favourite holiday
My most memorable holiday is my trip to the Kankrajhor forest in 1998. I was driving through the forest and as I took a turn, there was a huge elephant right in front of us. Though it was standing quite still, I panicked and tried to reverse the car. It fell into a big hole and half-overturned. My friends and I then very foolishly got out of the car to walk through the forest till we reached a village. Thankfully, the tusker, which was actually a rogue elephant, did not chase us. We were severely reprimanded by the beat officer who told us that it could have cost us our lives.