Majestic India 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.
Majestic India Tour
*Delhi *Agra *Fatehpur Sikri *Samode *Jaipur *Pushkar *Jodhpur *Jaisalmer *Rohet *Ranakpur *Udaipur *Mumbai *Ajanta & Ellora Caves
Dates & Prices
DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrival at Delhi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel. Later start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi that includes visit to Jama Masjid, built in 1650 A.D. and the amazing Red Fort which was the seat of Mughal Empire for more than 250 years. Also enjoy rickshaw ride along the alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk. Then drive past the imposing India Gate, Parliament Buildings and President House. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
- PUSHKAR - JODHPUR - JAISALMER - ROHET - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR - MUMBAI - AJANTA & ELLORA CAVES
DAY 02 : 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 03 : AGRA - FATEHPUR SIKRI - SAMODE ( 270 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 Samode and upon arrival check in at Samode Palace which is about four hundred years old and is now a Heritage Hotel The Palace is famous for the interiors which are harmonized with warm colored walls, delicate marble work, colorful patterns and traditional art objects. It has one of the most stunning halls showcasing mirror work and enamel work of "Minakari”. Overnight stay at Samode Palace.
DAY 04 : SAMODE – JAIPUR ( 45 KM, 1 HOUR )
Morning drive to Amer Fort. Ascend by painted elephant up to fort with its huge gateways and pillared pavilions. After visiting fort, continue drive to Jaipur city and check in at hotel. 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, observatory which is still equipped with immense brick and mortar instrument including a very accurate 90 feet sundial. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : 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 06 : PUSHKAR - JODHPUR ( 220 KM, 4 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. Overnight stay.
DAY 07 : JODHPUR- JAISALMER ( 310 KM, 6 HOURS )
Morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting Meharangarh Fort built in 1457 situated at an altitude of about 125 metres is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates. Then visit Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Also visit Umaid Bhawan which is a majestic building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. Afternoon leave for Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 : JAISALMER
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer visiting fort, 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, which is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. Take an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sun set view. Enjoy the evening with classical dance and dinner as an option and drive back to Hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 : JAISALMER - ROHET ( 345 KM, 7 HOURS )
Morning drive to Rohet via Jodhpur. On arrival check in at the Castle Rohetgarh which is the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of the Champawat clan. Generations of valiant noble-men have built this heritage home where, notwithstanding the inroads of modernity, aristocratic values are respected. Afternoon jeep safari to Bishnoi villages. The Bishnoi’s are a eco Friendly sect of Hindu religion, it is one of the different community of Rajasthan who are famous for their rich cultural Rajasthani Life and their true love for nature and animals. Return to Rohet Garh for overnight stay.
DAY 10 : ROHET – RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR ( 230 KM, 5 HOURS )
Morning departure for Udaipur. 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 proceed to Udaipur, which is also called city of lakes. On arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 11 : 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 12 : UDAIPUR – MUMBAI ( BY FLIGHT – 1 ¼ HOURS )
Transfer to airport to catch flight for Mumbai. Arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel. Then start city tour of Mumbai visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. Evening is free for shopping or other independent activities. Overnight stay.
DAY 13 : MUMBAI – AURANGABAD ( BY FLIGHT – 45 MINUTES )
Morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Aurangabad. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta caves at a distance of 105 km from Aurangabad. Here Buddhist art attained the peak of its development, in frescoes and wall paintings revealing a fascinating lifestyle. Carved out of a rocky gorge, these 30 caves date back to the 3rd Century. The ornate facades and interior chambers at Ajanta are illuminated by a flood of natural light which pours into the caves at all times of the day. Return to Aurangabad for overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 14 : AURANGABAD – MUMBAI ( BY FLIGHT – 45 MINUTES )
Morning visit Ellora caves. These are believed to have been built by the rulers of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty and serve as the epitome of rock-cut architecture in India. The total number of caves at Ellora is 34 and they represent the three different religions of the world - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Late afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight to Mumbai. Arrival at Mumbai Domestic airport and transfer to International 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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