Heritage & Beach Tour
Group | 14 Days / 13 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.
Heritage & Beach Tour
*Delhi *Agra *Fatehpur Sikri *Jaipur *Pushkar * Jodhpur *Ranakpur *Ranakpur *Udaipur *Mumbai *Goa
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrival at Delhi 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 : DELHI
Morning tour of New Delhi which is in complete contrast with Old Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surrounding the imposing Government and State Buildings. Drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament Buildings and President House. Then visit Qutab Minar, built in 1193 A.D. It is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architecture style. Next stop is Humayun’s Tomb. Afternoon, drive to Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Then visit Old Delhi that includes visit to Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride along the alleys of ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk with stop at Jama masjid, the largest mosque in Asia. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 03 : DELHI – AGRA ( 200 km, 4 hours )
Morning drive 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. Also visit Agra Fort and Sikandara, where lies the Tomb of the Emperor "Akbar the Great" . Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 04 : AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR ( 235 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning leave for Jaipur. 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 Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Jaipur city was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is a magnificent planned city built of nose-pink colored stones that is why it is also known as "Pink City”. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR
Morning excursion to Amer Fort. Ascend by painted elephant up to fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. The fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput Architecture. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace and its museums. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone which allowed royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from there. Also visit Jantar Mantar, magnificent stone observatory built in 1728. This is still equipped with immense brick and mortar instrument including a very accurate 90 feet sundial. Overnight stay.
DAY 6: JAIPUR - PUSHKAR ( 150 KM, 3 HOURS )
Morning leave for Pushkar. Stop en-route at Ajmer and visit "Dargah", a world famous sacred place for Muslims. Then proceed to Pushkar where world famous camel festival is held around November every year. Overnight stay.
DAY 07 : PUSHKAR - JODHPUR ( 220 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning visit Pushkar which lies on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in Eastern Rajasthan, a city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats. Then drive to Jodhpur - Gateway to the Thar desert. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon free to visit local bazaar of Jodhpur for bargain hunting. Overnight stay.
DAY 08: JODHPUR- RANAKPUR -UDAIPUR ( 280 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning tour of Jodhpur visiting Meharangarh Fort built in 1457 situated at an altitude of about 125 mts is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates.
It was the toughest fort to conquer in whole Rajasthan. Then visit Jaswant Thada and afterwards leave for Udaipur. Stop en route and visit Ranakpur. Here are 15th century Jain Temples known for outstanding sculptures. It has 1444 pillars and none of them is alike. Finally arrive at Udaipur, which is also called city of lakes. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 09: 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 10 : UDAIPUR – MUMBAI – GOA ( BY FLIGHT- TOTAL 3 HOURS )
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai and then connecting flight to Goa ( there is no direct flight from Udaipur to Goa ). Arrival at Goa and transfer to resort. Rest of the day is free to relax on beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 11 : GOA
Morning city tour of Old Goa visiting famous churches. They are living testimonies of the rich historical past of Goa. During the early days of the Portuguese rule in India, church building was the primary concern and occupation in Goa. Return to resort. Afternoon is free to enjoy Goa. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 : GOA
Full day is at leisure to relax on beach. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : GOA – MUMBAI ( BY FLIGHT – 1 HOUR)
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Arrive at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your city tour visiting Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Evening is free for shopping or other independent activities. Overnight stay.
DAY 14 : MUMBAI
Transfer to 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)
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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