Best Of North India
Group | 15 Days / 14 Nights
€ 3770 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.
Best Of North India
*Mumbai *Udaipur *Ranakpur *Jodhpur *Jaisalmer *Bikaner *Jaipur *Fatehpur Sikri *Agra *Orchha *Khajuraho *Varanasi *Delhi
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : MUMBAI
Arrival at Mumbai Airport ( most of the flights arrive either late night or early morning ). You will be greeted by our representative at the Airport and transferred to hotel in chauffeur driven vehicle. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 02 : MUMBAI - UDAIPUR ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ¼ HOURS )
Morning city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight for Udaipur which is also known as city of lakes. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to lake Pichola. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 : UDAIPUR
Morning city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace which has gorgeous rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Also visit Jagdish temple and lovely Saheliyon Ki Bari gardens. Afternoon excursion to Eklingi and Nagada which is famous for 9th century temple. Overnight stay.
DAY 04 : UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR – JODHPUR ( 280 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning departure for Jodhpur. Stop en route and visit Ranakpur. Here are 15th century Jain Temples known for outstanding sculptures. The Temple has 1444 pillars and none of them is alike. Then continue drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : JODHPUR - JAISALMER ( 310 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning tour of Jodhpur visiting Meharangarh Fort, built in 1457. It was the toughest fort to conquer in whole Rajasthan. It also boasts of one of the rarest collection of cannons in the country. Also visit Jaswant Thada which is an example of architectural brilliance in India. It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. Afternoon leave for Jaisalmer which is an architectural dream in the lonely yellow silence of the desert. Upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 06 : JAISALMER
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visiting fort – known as Sonar Quila, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience and the setting suns in its most colourful shades, gives it a fairy tale look. Also visit Patwaon Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli which are famous for wonderful carving. Afternoon excursion to sand dunes located at a distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Take an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sun set view. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 07 : JAISALMER – BIKANER ( 330 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning leave for Bikaner which is a desert city on the ancient carvan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Bikaner visiting impressive Junagarh fort. One of the most unique features of the Junagarh Fort is that it has been built on a desert plain, a stark contrast to the high elevation forts we normally find in Rajasthan. Blending the best of Oriental and European forms of architecture, the Junagarh Fort spells grandeur all the way. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 : BIKANER – JAIPUR ( 320 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning leave for Jaipur. After arrival, check in at the hotel. Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is a magnificent planned city built of rose-pink coloured stones that is why it is also called as "Pink City”. Rest of the day is at leisure or for shopping at local market in Jaipur which is famous for semi previous and previous stones, paintings, etc. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 : JAIPUR
Morning excursion to Amer Fort. Ascend by painted elephant up to fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. It has a marble Palace, Temple of Victory and Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors). Afternoon city tour of Jaipur. Visit City Palace and Museum. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone. Also visit Jantar Mantar, a well known observatory which is still equipped with immense brick and mortar instrument. Overnight stay.
DAY 10 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA ( 235 KM, 6 HOURS )
Early morning leave for Agra. Stop en route and visit Fatehpur Sikri, undoubtedly the best preserved Mughal Palace city of all. Built by Great Akbar around 1570. He used the highest quality craftsman to construct the city only to abandon it some fourteen years later when it is said that the water system failed. Proceed to Agra which was once the capital of Mughal India and centre of great power and glory. Visit world famous "Taj Mahal", the monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Queen Mumtaj. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 : AGRA - ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO ( TRAIN – 3 HOURS + 180 KM, 4 HOURS )
Morning transfer to Railway Station to catch train for Jhansi. On arrival drive to Orchha. It's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. Then continue drive to Khajuarho. Upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 12 : KHAJURAHO – VARANASI ( BY FLIGHT – 40 MINUTES )
Morning visit the temples which are exemplary for their architecture and bold artistic statement. The temples are also famous for erotic sculptures. Later transfer to airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Arrival at Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Varanasi is most important place of pilgrimage for Hindus and the sight of devout praying standing water deep in Ganges. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : VARANASI
Early Morning boat tour onRiver Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, Return to hotel for breakfast. City tour of Varanasi visiting various temples. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Budha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhism. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 14 : VARANASI - DELHI ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ¼ HOURS)
Morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of day is for panoramic tour of New Delhi visiting India Gate, Presidents House, and Government buildings. Overnight stay.
DAY 15 : DELHI
Transfer to airport to catch flight for onwards 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)
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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