Taste of India
Group | Individual | Regular |
8 Days / 6 Nights
€ 418 Onwards
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Taste of India
● Delhi ● Sikandra ● Agra ● Fatehpur Sikri ● Amer ● Jaipur ● Samode
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A Taste of India is literally a sampling of the cultural history of a varied region which encompasses splendid Hindu, Mughal and Colonial architectural sights. The destinations encompassed in this itinerary are: Delhi - The eternal capital of India visiting its old quarters with narrow lanes and chaotic bazaars and the new city with broad avenues and spectacular monuments like the Laxminarayan Temple and Qutub Minar. In the capital of the Hindu heartland visit the Pink City of Jaipur visiting its hilltop palace and at Agra witness perfection at the Taj Mahal. This tour is a stupendous introduction to India.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Arrival at Delhi International Airport. After the immigration formalities and collection of your luggage, as you cross the Customs our representative will receive you at the arrival lounge and accompany you to your hotel and assist you during check in. (Rooms from 14.00 hrs). Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast. This morning we start our sightseeing of Delhi with Lakshmi Narayan temple, the largest Hindu Temple in the city. On reaching Old Delhi, we first visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India built during the Mughal period. Driving past the high walls of Red Fort we arrive at Raj Ghat , the mausoleum dedicated Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon we visit New Delhi starting with Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: a Sikh temple famous for its miraculous well and the gold dome. This would be followed by a panoramic tour of the official buildings of the capital driving past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace of the President of the Republic, the Parliament House, India Gate - the war memorial arch. Finally we visit the Qutub complex where we see the 72 meters high iconic tower which is the symbol of Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Sikandra - Agra
Depart by surface to Delhi, en route stopping at Sikandra to take a picture of the tomb of the Great Mughal Akbar. This evening visit the Taj Mahal , one of the seven wonders of the world.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Agra
Breakfast. This morning we shall conclude the visit of Agra by visiting the imposing Badalgarh Fort. This fort made in red sand stone, originally belonged to the Rajputs of Sikarwar, and like Sikri changed various hands. The fifth Mughal king, Akbar, escaping an attempt on his life in Delhi seeked refuge here thus makes it his home and the capital of his Empire and Hindustan.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
Breakfast. After breakfast we depart by road to Jaipur, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city. Sikri was the winter capital of the Rajputs of Sikarwar and was first occupied by the Lodhis and finally ended in the hands of the Mughals. Akbar, the fifth Mughal king made it
his capital but soon to abandon it allegedly due to lack of water. Departure by surface to Jaipur, also known as the ' Pink City ' due to the color of the buildings in the walled city. This evening, at Jaipur we shall enjoy a rickshaw ride (tricycle) to have a panoramic view of the city. To finish our tour for today we visit the Birla Temple constructed in white marble. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur- Amer - Jaipur
Breakfast. Today we take an excursion to Amer, the former capital of Dhundar, climb its spectacular fort located on top of a hill on elephant back or a jeep and visit its pectacular halls and palaces. Later visit Gaitor, where the cenotaphs of the Maharajas of Dhundar are situated.
On return to Jaipur, visit the Palace of the Maharaja, the iconic Hawa Mahal: the Palace of the Winds known for its spectacular facade and Jantar Mantar, the astrological observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in the XVIII century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur - Delhi
Breakfast. Depart by surface to Delhi. At Delhi where we will go to a hotel that will be our pick- up point for the flight back. Overnight on board.
Day 8: Departure from Delhi
Departure from Delhi to our country of origin.
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Diwali)
4, 11, 18, 25 (Holi Week)
7, 14, 21, 28 (Pushkar)
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
5, 12, 19, 26
6, 13, 20, 27
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
4, 11, 18, 25
6, 13, 20, 27
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6, 13, 20, 27 (Holi)
5, 12, 19, 26*
*Dates in bold indicate important festival period.
Nett per person cost
Minimum 02 person
Airfare: Economy Class
Additional Services Supplements
01 pax traveling alone
Accompanying language speaking guide till Jaipur. (2 pax)
Validity: From April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016 |
* Indicative price subject to change at the time of issue.
TOUR COST INCLUDES
● Accommodation based on double/twin sharing room at the hotels mentioned or similar for 13 nights.
● Accommodation will be on bed and breakfast basis.
● Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with driver for transfers, excursions and sightseeing.
● The entrance to places of tourist interest mentioned in the itinerary. (Single visit per site).
● Services of English or any other language speaking local guide throughout the trip.
● (Accommodation and meals in different hotels)
● Rickshaw ride in Jaipur.
● Use of non-polluting electric bus in Fatehpur Sikri.
● Welcome and assistance on arrival and departure by our airport representative.
● All road toll charges, parking fee, fuel cost, interstate taxes, and porter services at all hotels and stations.
● Currently applicable taxes.
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
● International air fare.
● Visa fee and service charges if service provided for issuance of visas.
● Expense of personal nature like drinks, and also food drinks not forming part of the group menus, room service or mini-bar consumption, laundry, medical expenses, telephony and internet services, camera or video camera fee at monuments and tips.
● Personal Insurance is not included in the cost, hence any cost involving health which may include any type of medical expense or medication and any
cost derived due to illness would be charged extra. It is advised to take a personal travel insurance
● Cost of Optional or add-on tours unless mentioned otherwise.
● Airport taxes and airport departure tax normally included in the international tickets.
● Meals other than those mentioned as included in the itinerary.
● Services not mentioned in the 'The price includes' box.
● Travellers should carry a valid tourist visa for
● The price provided is based on the prices and taxes existing at the time of calculation. Any increase in the airfare, in routing due to withdrawal of existing flights, taxes change if any would be advised at the time of booking.
● Any change in rate of exchange leading to an increase in the cost of the tour, which may come into effect prior to departure would be informed at the time of booking.
● Minimum reporting time in India for International flights in India is three hours and for internal flights is hour and a half.
● Child without bed - Is an individual under 12 years of age, sharing the room with 2 Full Paying adults and without a bed.
● Triple rooms do not exist in India, most hotels use roll away beds which is placed once you arrive at the hotel. The room size is the same as a Double Room.
● Once an air ticket is issued, any change of date or cancellation would attract a penalty charge levied by the airlines. Your sales officer will advise you the
amount at the time of making the date change.
● The tour will be operated, subject to a minimum of 06 full paying adult passengers. In the event that the group size is less than 06 adult passengers, you will be given an option of travelling as an individual tourist with private services. Additional supplement might apply. The Tour will be conducted on a seat-in-coach basis for group strength of 20- 25 persons, with the assistance of a local representative.
● Travel Insurance for the duration of the tour is not included in the tour price. However, any passengers who wish to take an insurance cover can request for it at an additional charges.
● The right to vary, amend or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Due to demand in particular airline in/ out points may change. Service, will however remain unchanged. Hotels / Flights / Airlines / Itinerary / Route subject to change without notice
Radisson Blu Dwarka
Double Tree by Hilton
Holiday Inn City Centre
LUXURY HOTELS [+]
Crowne Plaza, DelhiCrowne Plaza, strive to offer everything their guests need to succeed. With premium accommodations and excellent service, are perfect for today's traveler. To maximize your productivity, they enable guests to stay "Always On" by providing dynamic spaces, reliable connectivity, easy access to power and a multitude of ways to relax and recharge. ...read more<>
Jaypee Palace, Agra
The regal Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, a glorious structural blend of red sandstone and marble is spread over an unbounded 25 acres of elegantly landscaped luxuriant greenery. Sprinkled with enormous water bodies and endless walkways, this magical creation impeccably blends Mughal and. ...read more
Positioned just south of the city centre, the Radisson Jaipur offers provides in each room and suite a welcoming oasis with modern amenities like 40-inch LED televisions and Free high-speed Internet. In addition, an on-site restaurant and bar make it easy to entertain clients and coworkers in India's famous Pink City...read more
ELEGANT HOTELS [+]
Radisson Blu Dwarka, Delhi
Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka provides rooms and suites, superior services and a wide range of on-site dining options. Stay connected in our business center and relax in the chic terrace pool and gym. It possesses exceptional dining outlets, including Spring, where you can enjoy quick bites and elaborate buffets, and The Atrium Tea Lounge, offering an array of teas and...read more
Providing heavenly comfort to guests, Mansingh Palace, Agra, provides an enthralling view of the magnanimous “Taj Mahal”. The 100 well furnished rooms are paradigms of exquisiteness and extravagance. The hotel offers a multi-cuisine restaurant, All day dining options, bar, health club, swimming pool, conference & banquet halls and an open area beside the pool for...read more
Holiday Inn, JaipurHoliday Inn, Jaipur is ideally located close to the famous Jal Mahal on Amer Road. It offer accommodation which is a unique blend of traditional Rajasthani architecture with contemporary service and amenities. Their 72 rooms and suites offer comfort and serenity combined with modern amenities. Whether travelling with family, friends or for business take advantage of the WIFI,...read more<>
ECONOMY HOTELS [+]
Hotel Vikram, Delhi
Hotel Vikram is the only Four Star Hotel in South Delhi, within stone throw distance not only from the main commercial area like Nehru Place, Okhla Industrial Area, Jasola and Mohan Cooperative but also from the main Market places like Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, South Extension, Delhi Haat and the main Exhibition ...read more
Clarks Shiraz, Agra, is a five-star luxury hotel which combines business with pleasure, style with substance, form with function. Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, Hotel Clarks Shiraz has been synonymous with exceptional hospitality for the last four decades. The hotel has the honour of serving a number of...read more
The Royal Plaza, is a deluxe medieval style 5 star property with Indo-European architecture. Famous for its world class hospitality and magnificent beauty, the hotel unfolds the most desirable lifestyle experiences to its guests. It has well crafted interiors, multi cuisine restaurants, night club and lounges making it ideal...read more
It is the capital of India since 1912 and the second most populous city in the country . Located in the center of the province of Delhi, is divided into two parts ( old and new ) and it can be admired forts, palaces , tombs and temples of the most varied styles with government buildings in colonial style, modern industries , trades and residential areas all with modern amenities . We recommend visiting the Red Fort, the Jama Masijd , Raj Ghat and the India Gate in the Old Town . In the new area we suggest the Qutab Minar, Birla Temple and the Sikh Temple.
Sikandra is the mausoleum of Akbar. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for constructing this beautiful monument. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom, which the Mughals followed religiously. This structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain themes. Sikandra is named after Sikandar Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517. A visit to Akbar's monument opens before one, the completeness of Akbar's personality as completely as the Taj Mahal does of Mumtaz Mahal's .
It is a city that dominates a feminine touch in their structures and history. Created by Sultan Sikandar Lodi order , years later in her love of an emperor for his wife was reflected in eternity through the monument that identifies both the city and the whole country in the world : the Taj Mahal. The city was occupied for long periods by Muslims , inheriting architectural and urban structures of medieval character we can admire today and its winding streets
Located 35 kilometers from Agra , stands on a rocky platform imperial Fatehpur Sikri, the ruins of which was the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire in the sixteenth century . Surrounded by a wall of 6 km, the d is uninhabited and has been declared architectural heritage .
Known as the Pink City , formerly known as Rajputana, owes its nickname to the color of the sandstone with the buildings of the old city were built. Nice design of this villa is due to the Maharaja Jai Sigh II which began construction in 1728 and got his architect Vidyadhar Chakravarty mix with confidence styles as diverse as Hindu , Jain , Mongol and Persian.
Amber, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. Located 11 kilometers from Jaipur. Amer is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture.
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AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR ...
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ...
First Class 40 Kgs.
Executive Class 35 Kgs.
Economy Class (Y,B,M & H) 20 Kgs.
Economy Class (K,Q,V,W,G,L,U,S,T,X, N & E) 15 Kgs.
Infants not entitled to a seat (All economy classes) Nil
Local festivals may fall on the date of travel and it is possible that the visits to places of interest are modified by the local government or authorities for which we cannot be held responsible. The program would be amended accordingly so that none of the visits included are missed on an alternative provided.
(Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
Boats: To take part in any boat ride, you need to be of average mobility to be able to climb on and off all these boats unaided; able to disembark onto makeshift docks without handrails, or onto muddy and slippery riverbanks.
Canters: These are large, open trucks with wooden bench seats in the back and used for safaris on sharing basis in the national parks.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort (Jaipur): Elephant rides can either be taken to the fort or from the fort based on the directives received from the Rajasthan State Tourism Board and are booked on first come-first serve basis. As such for Elephant ride at Amber Fort, an early departure from the hotel is recommended. Also note Elephant ride to or from the Fort is subject to same being operational and may be stopped due to various reasons by Rajasthan State Tourism Board
Important: At all times, our Tour Managers, Local Guides, and Representatives will assist and brief guests about these activities but cannot guarantee the uninterrupted services during their stay in Indian Subcontinent. All guests must bear full responsibilities for such activities releasing Indior Tours, its associates, its directors, its agents of any claim. It would be in your interest to buy a suitable insurance to cover all risks associated with such travel.
SUGGESTED CLOTHING ...
In order not to encourage begging, we suggest that you should not distribute anything during your visits (candy, money, toys, pens etc.).Should you wish to made donations in cash or kind, please consult your guide who would provide you with the best advice.
We suggest that you spend your money to buy locally produced things made my local craftsmen and take them to the country of your origin and contribute to the local economy thus providing work to those in need.
PRICE AND OTHER CONDITION OF SALE ...
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(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
CANCELLATION FEES ...