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TOUR NAME:ROYAL INDIA (Small Group - Guaranteed Departure)
TOUR DAYS: 16 Days Tour Programme

Note: All prices are in USD
 

DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – PUSHKAR – UDAIPUR – JODHPUR – JAISALMER – BIKANER – MANDAWA – DELHI

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES:
GROUP CODE
START DATE
END DATE
T2 - 001 26-AUG-2009 10-SEP-2009
T2 - 002 09-SEP-2009 24-SEP-2009
T2 - 003 23-SEP-2009 08-OCT-2009
T2 - 004 14-OCT-2009 29-OCT-2009
T2 - 005 18-NOV-2009 03-DEC-2009
T2 - 006 16-DEC-2009 31-DEC-2009
T2 - 007 06-JAN-2010 21-JAN-2010
T2 - 008 20-JAN-2010 04-FEB-2010
T2 - 009 10-FEB-2010 25-FEB-2010
T2 - 010 24-FEB-2010 11-MAR-2010
T2 - 011 10-MAR-2010 25-MAR-2010
T2 - 012 24-MAR-2010 08-APR-2010
 
TOUR PRICE:

Per Person on twin sharing: USD 1590.00 PER PERSON

Supplement for single room: USD 690.00 PER PERSON

TOUR LODGING INFO: 13 Nights Hotels

Accommodation will be provided on room with breakfast basis. Hotel list is as follows:

PLACES NIGHTS HOTELS
New Delhi 01 Night Ramada Plaza/Oberoi Maidens
Agra 02 Nights Jaypee Palace
Jaipur 02 Nights Ramada
Pushkar 01 Night Pushkar Resort
Udaipur 02 Nights Hill top
Jodhpur 01 Night Ranbanka
Jaisalmer 02 Nights Gorbandh
Bikaner 01 Night Lallgarh Palace
Mandawa 01 Night Desert Resorts
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

13 Nights accommodation.
Return airport transfers
Daily Breakfast.
Special Dinner in Jaipur.
Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra.
Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur.
Rickshaw Ride in Jaipur.
Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur (Subject to availability of Elephant).
Pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu Priest in Pushkar.
Camel joy-ride to sand dunes for sunset viewing (Jaisalmer)
Boat ride (common boat) on Lake Pichola, Udaipur. (Subject to water level)
Special Dinner at Rajbagh in Udaipur.
Sightseeing as per package details.
Service of English speaking Tour Manager
All transportation by AC Chauffer driven vehicle.
Entrance fee to Monuments.
All presently applicable land taxes.


TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions.
Still Camera/Video Camera charges
Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc.
Anything except those listed in above inclusions.
* Air taxes approx. USD 320 Per person

PRICE INFO AND VALIDITY:

If above listed hotels are not available we will provide similar hotel.
Land only tour starts from Day 2 in Delhi.

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY: DEPART NEW YORK
Start your tour at JFK. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

DAY 2: THURSDAY: ARRIVE DELHI
Evening: Upon arrival in Delhi, our Executive will meet you at the Airport followed by a private transfer from Airport to Hotel.
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: FRIDAY: DELHI - AGRA (205 KMS / 5 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Delhi.
Morning: Early morning after breakfast sightseeing of combined New and old Delhi where you visit Rajghat, India Gate (the war memorial) and Presidents House (From outside) Lotus temple (Closed on Monday) - this distinctive lotus shaped marvel in Marble is a symbol of peace, Qutub Minar- is the tower of victory started by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak in 1199AD upon becoming sultan of Delhi.
Afternoon: Drive to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4: SATURDAY: AGRA
Early Morning: Visit Taj Mahal.
Breakfast: At Hotel in Agra.
Afternoon: Visit Agra Fort.
Evening: Marble craftsmanship demonstration.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5: SUNDAY: AGRA - JAIPUR (ENROUTE FATEHPUR SIKRI) (236 KMS / 5 HRS
Breakfast: At Hotel in Agra.
Morning: Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.
Evening: Rest of the day free.
Dinner: Authentic Rajasthani cuisine at Chowki Dhani.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6: MONDAY: JAIPUR
Breakfast: At Hotel in Jaipur.
Morning: After breakfast Half day city tour of Jaipur including excursion to Amber fort. At Amber fort visit Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Shila Devi Temple, Kesar Kyari Bagh. Climb up the fort on elephant’s back (Subject to availability) like the Maharajas and visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers.
Afternoon: Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting The City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Also enjoy Rickshaw ride thru old part of Pink city.
Evening: Demonstration of Gem-cutting & polishing.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 7: TUESDAY: JAIPUR - PUSHKAR (140 KMS /3.5 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Jaipur.
Morning: Drive to Pushkar.
Afternoon: Arrive at Pushkar. Check In at hotel. Afternoon Half day walking tour of Pushkar visiting Bazaar and temples. Later Special Pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu priest.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 8: WEDNESDAY: PUSHKAR – UDAIPUR (260 KMS / 5 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Pushkar.
Morning: Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur.
Afternoon: Arrival in Udaipur and check into the Hotel.
Evening: Boat ride (common boat) at Lake Pichola where you can visit the Jag Mandir Island.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 9: THURSDAY: UDAIPUR
Breakfast: At Hotel in Udaipur.
Morning: Morning after breakfast city tour of Udaipur including City Palace on lake Pichola & Sahelion- Ki -Bari, the "ladies garden" and Jagdish temple.
Evening: Special Dinner at Rajbagh.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner.

DAY 10: FRIDAY: UDAIPUR - JODHPUR (285 KMS / 5 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Udaipur.
Morning: Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur, en-route visit Ranakpur temples.
Afternoon: Upon arrival check in hotel.
Evening: At Leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 11: SATURDAY: JODHPUR – JAISALMER (290 KMS/ 5.5 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Jodhpur.
Morning: Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Jaisalmer.
Afternoon: Arrive Jaisalmer and check into the Hotel.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 12: SUNDAY: JAISALMER
Breakfast: At Hotel in Jodhpur.
Morning: Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Jaisalmer.
Afternoon: Arrive Jaisalmer and check into the Hotel.
Evening: At leisure.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 13: MONDAY: JAISALMER – BIKANER (325 KMS/ 6 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Jaisalmer.
Morning: After breakfast drive to Bikaner.
Afternoon: Arrival at Bikaner. Check In at hotel. Later visit of Camel Breeding Farm.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 14: TUESDAY: BIKANER – MANDAWA (200 KMS/ 4 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Bikaner.
Morning: Visit of Junagarh Fort. Later drive to Mandawa.
Afternoon: Arrive at Mandawa. Check In at hotel. Walking tour of Mandawa (Shekawati region ) – Painted Havelis.
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 15: WEDNESDAY: MANDAWA – DELHI - DEPARTURE (265 KMS / 6 HRS)
Breakfast: At Hotel in Mandawa.
Morning: Morning after breakfast depart for Delhi.
Late Afternoon: Free time for last min. shopping in Delhi.
Evening: Transfer to the international Delhi airport to connect with the flight to onward destination. DEPART Meals Included: Breakfast.

DAY 16: THURSDAY NEW YORK
Arrival into JFK in the morning.

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)

CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.