Group | 13 Days / 12 Nights
€ 3270 Onwards
Since ages, India has captured the vision of the traveller with its rich mosaic of religions, culture, legends and people. This classical tour unveils the mysteries and legends encircling the dramatic and varied settings of the British capital of Delhi; the holy city of Varanasi; the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho; the cool Taj Mahal in Agra.
*Ahmedabad * Patan * Modhera * Dasada * Gondal * Junagarh * Diu * Palitana * Jumbhughoda
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : AHMEDABAD
Arrival at Ahmedabad airport. Welcome at the Airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Ahmedabad. Visit Adalaj Step well, Calico Museum of Textile and Gandhi Ashram The energy of that movement can still be felt at this Satyagraha Ashram that Gandhi established on the banks of the Sabarmati in 1917. Overnight stay at the hotel.
AHMEDABAD - PATAN - MODHERA - DASADA - GONDAL - JUNAGARH - DIU - PALITANA - JUMBHUGHODA
DAY 02 : AHMEDABAD – PATAN - MODHERA - DASADA ( 260 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning leave for Dasada. Stop en route and visit Patan to visit Patola weaving centre and one of the largest step well of 11th Century. Also visit Sun temple of Modhera, the excellent specimen of Hindu architecture. Late evening reach in Camp of Dasada. Dasada is located near the edge of Little Rann of Kutch, the only sanctuary for Asiatic wild Ass in India. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 : DASADA
Morning and afternoon Jeep safari into Little Rann of kutch which is also a paradise for birdwatchers, mainly because of mix of contrasting habitats – desert plains, scrub grasslands and wetlands. It is also home to other endangered wildlife like the wolf, Indian and desert foxes, Indian gazelle, McQueen's bustard, etc. Overnight stay.
DAY 04 : DASADA - BHUJ ( 300 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning leave for Bhuj. On arrival check in at the hotel. Then proceed to Govt. office to obtain permit to visit restricted areas of Kutch which is famous for its exclusive embroideries and many other varieties of handicraft. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 05 : BHUJ
Full day excursion to Banni villages with packed lunch to experience colorful life style of accultured tribe of this region, to see the costumes and colorful dresses and the culture of the people Overnight stay.
DAY 06 : BHUJ - GONDAL ( 315 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning departure for Gondal. Stop en route to visit craft villages to see the woolen varieties wooden block printing materials with vegetable dyes and natural colors. Also visit Morbi for its beautiful ruined architectures of palaces, bazaar, city gate, etc. Continue drive to Gondal and upon arrival check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 07 : GONDAL- JUNAGARH ( 100 KM, 2 HOURS )
Morning visit of Navlakha Palace, herbal medicine factory, centre for cotton spinning and weaving, private collection of vintage classic cars by the maharaja of Gondal. Afternoon leaver for Junagadh where the great Ashoka ruled in 150 BC. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 : JUNAGARH – DIU ( 260 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning visit the Maquabaras, Darbar Hall museum, Upper fort, and Ashoka Rock Edict. Afternoon leave for Diu en route visiting Somnath, one of the most sacred Lord Shiva temple. Arrival and check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 09 : DIU - BHAVNAGAR ( 200 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning visit local fish market and Fort of Diu. You can also have time to relax on beach. Then departure for Bhavnagar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit local bazaar of Bhavnagar. Overnight stay.
DAY 10 : BHAVNAGAR – PALITANA – BHAVNAGAR ( 120 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning visit Palitana which is world famous for Jain temples built on top of Shetrunjay hills. There are 900 temples, big and small on two summits. The sculptures that adorn the marble temples present a feast to the eyes. Afternoon return to hotel in Bhavnagar for overnight stay.
DAY 11 : BHAVNAGAR – JAMBUGHODA ( 260 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning leave for Jambughoda en route visiting Champaner fort, one of the World heritage sites of monuments. Continue drive to Jambughoda. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon excursion to the tribal villages around the area to experience the primitive life style along with PITHORA wall paintings in their houses. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 : JAMBUGHODA - AHMEDABAD ( 200 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning visit of mobile market called haat in nearby village and then drive to Ahmedabad en-route visiting Khambhat which is known for Agatebead which is used in stone jewellery. Here, you can also bargain for exotic stone jewellery. Finally proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport to catch flight for onward destination.
Guaranteed departures from 02 pax onwards with local guides.
Tour Type: Individual Tour (Special rates available for Group Tours)
Code: TCTNI 2014
The cost includes:
The cost does not includes:
Per person Net Cost
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014
€ 510 per person
€ 190 net
€ 105 per person
€ 105 per person
€ 485 per person
€ 170 net
Minimum 02 pax
Supplement for accompanied language speaking Guide till Agra
Airfare Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Request Tariff for 1 October 2014 onwards
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TRAVEL BY ROAD
AIRFARES AND TRAVELLING BY AIR
NOTE: The following are the allowances permitted for the baggage checked-in of Indian domestic flights.
All airlines (except SpiceJet which allows 20kg) allow a baggage of the weight indicated below. Please check the airline website for any last minute changes.
Economic class (check), maximum weight allowed 15kg. Any additional kg should be set up in ` per passenger immediately at check price ` 250/kg .This policy is in effect on the following companies:
* Go Air follows a different policy for 03 Sectors [Leh / Jammu / Srinagar] because they are highly sensitive Areas & airport there are not as well equipped as the metro cities in India:
Delhi / Leh / Delhi
Hand baggage of maximum weight of 10 Kgs + Check-in Baggage Maximum of 15 Kgs is allowed.
Only Valuables [Purse / Jewelry / Camera / Laptop / Coat / Mobile] are allowed in Hand luggage & rest all items be should be in the Check-in Baggage (even shoes ) .
Please note that you can carry electronic items like camera etc. but without the batteries. Batteries should be taken out and placed in the check- in baggage. Otherwise the security personnel at the airport shall remove the batteries and throw them away.
We recommend the following:
ACTIVITIES (Wildlife Safari/ Boat ride/ Desert & Rural Safari/ Bicycle & Rickshaw Ride/ Animal Rides)
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
(Indicative only because it is at the discretion of each / not to spare but only tickets ) :
• 10% of the total amount of the invoice/meals in restaurants, hotels
• 20 ` (Indian Rupees `) / porterage at hotels
• PP 03 € per day for guide escort (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 02 € per day for the driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
• PP 01 € 01 per day for the assistant driver (to be submitted in an envelope at the end of the stay)
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