13-Day India Tour from Delhi - Secrets of India
Product Code: 98-3132
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Complete transportation
  • • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • • Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
  • • Boat Ride on Lake Pichola
  • • Boat ride on river Ganges
  • • Welcome dinner
  • • Farewell dinner
  • • One time monument entrances fees
  • • Local English speaking guides
Tour Code
98-3132
Duration
13 days
Departure City
Delhi
End City
Delhi
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Chinese
Itinerary
Day 01
Delhi

Arrival Delhi

Hotel: The Suryaa or similar

On arrival in Delhi, you will be provided in time assistance at the airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Delhi

Delhi

Hotel: The Suryaa or similar

After breakfast there will be a tour briefing followed by half day City Tour of Old Delhi, In addition to its Historic interest and role as the Government center, Delhi is a major travel gateway. It is one of India’s busiest entrance points for overseas airlines, the hub of the North Indian travel network and a stop on the overland route across Asia.

Places to visit are:

- Red Fort (Closed on Monday)
- Jama Masjid
- In between enjoy the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
- Gandhi Memorial Museum
- Raj Ghat

After having visits, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Delhi

Delhi

Hotel: The Suryaa or similar

After breakfast half day city tour of New Delhi.

Places to visit are:

- India Gate
- Qutub Minar
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Drive past the Government building lining the Jan path

Optional visit of Temples:

- Lotus Temple: It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.

- Bangla Sahib: Is an important historical and religious place in India. Dedicated to the eighth Sikh Guru, Sri Harkrishan Sahib, it is situated near Connaught Place Market in New Delhi.

- Akshardham Temple: The magnificent Akshardham Temple explores an amazing world of Indian culture ornate with 20000 statues, floral motifs, arches and carved pillars.

After having visits, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Varanasi

Delhi - Varanasi (flight)

Hotel: Ramada Plaza or similar

After breakfast you will be provided in time assisted departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Assistance on arrival at airport followed by transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. After check in have some rest.

Later in the afternoon Excursion of Sarnath. Just 13 kilometers from Varanasi is Isipathana, now called Sarnath, the deer park where the Buddha first proclaimed the Dhamma to the world. He taught two discourses here, the Dhammacakkhapavathana Stupa and the profound Anattalakkhana Stupa. Both discourses are in the booklet Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha, Wheel No 17. Set in well maintained gardens Sarnath's ruins are a pleasant place to stroll amongst or meditate in. The main things to see are:

- Asoka's pillar
- The ruins of the Mulagandhakuti
- Harmed Stupa
- Further to the east is the modern Mulagandhakuti Vihara with its beautiful wall paintings and behind it the Deer Park

Later Old City and Evening Aarti Tour-One can drive to the old city by Car and walk in the Old City, walking through the famous narrow lanes and view the Golden Temple from out side proceed to the Burning Ghat and take a Boat to view the sunset Aarti Puja from the Ganges River itself from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Return to hotel after walking back through the old city which is by now lighted up board then take a rickshaw to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Tips:
In Varanasi, the vehicle is provided from point to point services, exactly as per the itinerary above and not for full day disposal.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Khajuraho

Varanasi - Khajuraho (flight)

Hotel: Radisson or similar

Early morning Boat ride on the river Ganges. 

After having Boat Ride returns back to your hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast you will be provided in time assisted departure transfer to airport to board the flight to Khajuraho. On arrival Assistance on arrival at airport followed by assisted arrival transfer to the hotel. On arrival, check into the hotel.

Enjoy the temple tour of Khajuraho. The small village of Khajuraho is in the Chhatarpur district that housed the Chandella dynasty in the 11th Century. Khajuraho is famous for the temples here which have some of the most exotic and breathtaking carving ever to be done by a Human hand. The temples classified as Indo-Aryan architect are in three groups covering an area of about 08 square miles.

Eastern group of temples.

After having visits, return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Agra

Kahjuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra (train)

Hotel: Jaypee Palace or similar

After breakfast, drive to Jhansi. En route, visit Orchha (no guide). The medieval township of Orchha has hardly been touched by the hand of time. Orchha is famous for its palace & temples, built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Later visit:

- The Chaturbhuj
- Janaki
- Laxmi
- Raja Ram Mandirs

After visit commence drive to Jhansi railway station. Upon arrival board the train for Agra.

Assistance on arrival at Agra railway station followed by transfer to hotel. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Tips:
- Khajuraho-Orchaha: 107 miles; driving time: 3 hours 48 mins
- Orchha-Jhansi: 11 miles; driving time: 30 mins
- Train schedule: Shatabdi Express, AC Executive Chair Car, from 6:40pm to 9:10pm.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Agra

Agra

Hotel: Jaypee Palace or similar

Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal Empire and even today it seems to linger in the past. Not surprising, for the Mughal emperors with their passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in the world. It is very easy to slip away here through the centuries into the grandeur and intrigues of the Mughal court.

Early morning visit The Monument of Love - Taj Mahal (closed on every Friday). Enjoy Battery Car ride from the parking till the gate of Taj Mahal.

After having visits, return back to the hotel to have your breakfast. After breakfast continue with the visit of Agra.

- The Red Fort
- The Itmad-ul-daulah.
- Sikandra
- Later Visit Akbar International Factory of Marble.

After having visits, return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Jaipur

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Hotel: Trident or similar

After an early breakfast, commence drive to Jaipur.

En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, "the Ghost City” which lies west of Agra.

After visit continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.

Evening is free to explore the colorful markets of Pink city.

After having visits, return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional activity:

Enjoy Elephant safari at Dera Amber, Jaipur with Dinner (without drinks). The elephant treks are conducted in the original Aravali forests surrounding the camp and follow a route through villages, agricultural fields, hills and ancient monuments, the birdlife in the thick forests is thriving and though panthers do inhabit the jungles it is very rare to see them however occasionally the hyena and the wolf has been sighted by guests, antelopes, jackals are in abundance. The sunset elephant treks are magical.

Tips:
- Agra-Fathepur Sikri: 22 miles; driving time: 1 hour
- Fathepur Sikri-Jaipur: 128 miles; driving time: 4 hours 46 mins

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Jaipur

Jaipur

Hotel: Trident or similar

Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan still looks cradled and well protected. Jaipur takes its name from Maharaja Jai Singh, who in the early 1700s became the king of amber at the age of 13. He soon added architect and astronomy to his credentials. He designed the bulk of his new capital, with its exquisite buildings of rose colored terra cotta, thus giving it the name of "the pink city" with pink and orange the dominant colors, the effect is magic at dusk.

After breakfast drive to Amber fort. Enjoy an Elephant Ride while going up the fort.

In the afternoon, have a half day city tour of Jaipur. Places to visit include:

- City Palace
- Jantar Mantar
- Hawa Mahal (From out side only)

After having visits, return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Udaipur

Jaipur - Udaipur (250 miles, 5-6 hours)

Hotel: Trident or similar

After breakfast check out from the hotel and commence drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar - a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. This city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis drenched in romance and beauty.

Rest of the evening is free for individual leisure activity.

Overnight at the hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 11
Udaipur

Udaipur

Hotel: Trident or similar

After breakfast have a city tour, places to visits include:

- The Maharana’s City Palace standing on the edge of the lake Pichola
- The Sahelion ki Bari is a good example of the art of landscaping
- Crystal Gallery and Miniature Painting shops

In the afternoon have Seat basis boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit to the Jag Mandir. The first island palace of Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir was built by Maharana Karan Singhji in 1622 AD and was intended to be a pleasure palace for regal parties and functions. It has served as a refuge for Mughal Emperor Shahjahan when he was a prince against the wrath of his father in a family dispute in the seventeenth century. The legend says that Jagmandir was the inspiration behind the world-famous Taj Mahal, which Shah Jahan built in the memory of his deceased wife, Mumtaj.

After having visit, return back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 12
Delhi

Udaipur - Delhi (flight)

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn or similar

After breakfast you will be provide in time assisted departure transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi. Assistance on arrival at airport followed by transfer to the hotel (Day use from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, Room only).

Later you will be transferred to local good restaurant for farewell dinner (without drinks) on fixed menu / buffet basis. After dinner you will be provided in time assisted departure transfer to the international airport for connecting the flight for onwards journey.

Optional activity:

Evening watch and enjoy the Bollywood musical show in Gurgaon (New Delhi Suburbs and near to the airport) in the evening at the Kingdom of Dreams. The show is for 2 hours approximately and starts at about 7:30pm (closed on every Monday).

Visiting Attractions

Day 13
Delhi

Delphi Departure

Transfer to the airport.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Complete transportation by AC Toyota Innova car / AC Tempo Traveler as per the case including all sector drives, hotel transfers, airport transfers, railway station transfer and sightseeing as per the program
  • In Delhi, all arrival-departure transfers + 02 half day city tours on Day 2 and on Day 3
  • In Varanasi, arrival-departure transfers + Sarnath Tour
  • In Khajuraho, arrival-departure transfer + 01 half day city tour
  • Train Fare for Jhansi/Agra in Executive class in Shatabdi Express
  • Vehicle at client’s disposal from Day 06 Arrival Agra till Day 12 drop at airport in Udaipur
  • 2 Boat ride on river Ganges (boat ride in Varanasi is subject to the weather conditions / level of water in river Ganges)
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
  • Boat Ride on Lake Pichola on seat basis in Udaipur (subject to weather conditions & level of water on Lake Pichola)
  • Welcome dinner (without drinks) on fixed menu buffet basis in Delhi
  • 1 Farewell dinner (without drinks) on fixed menu / buffet basis in Delhi (Gurgaon)
  • One time monument entrances fees
  • Services of local English speaking guides during the sightseeing in Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and Udaipur

Package Excludes

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Any tips to drivers, Local Guides - naturalists or hotel staff
  • Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above
  • Any Visa fees
  • Any airfares
  • Any still/video camera fees
  • Any expenses apart from the ones above mentioned above
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as train-flight delays/cancellation/rescheduling, etc and any other situations related to road blocks, accidents, medical evacuation and natural calamities
  • Additional supplement for using English speaking tour escort from Day 2 Delhi sightseeing till Day 12 drop at Delhi hotel (when English speaking escort is provided, no local guides shall be provided except varanasi & Khajuraho): USD 1273.00 (summer) and USD 1383.00 (winter) in total, including his accommodation, transportation, airfare, train fare, meals and escorting charges.
  • Optional activity (availability and price subject to change):
    - Day 8: Elephant safari at Dera Amber, Jaipur with dinner (without drinks): 123.00 USD per person.
    - Day 12: Bollywood musical show in Gurgaon (2 hours, closed on Monday): 93.00 USD per person.
  • Extra Air Fare (economy class, prices subject to change):
    - Delhi-Varanasi: flight 9W2423, 123.00 USD per person.
    - Varanasi-Khajuraho: flight 9W2423, 143.00 USD per person.
    - Udaipur-Delhi: flight AI472, 123.00 USD per person.
Special Notes
  • Baggage allowance: 15 kg checked in + 7 kg hand luggage.
  • Please note that the visit of Red fort & Raj Ghat in Delhi remains closed from 01 August till 18th August 2016 due to Independence Day security reason so clients traveling during this period will not have the visit of the same.
  • Boat ride in Varanasi & Udaipur is subject to weather condition / water level in the lake / River Ganges.
  • The prices is subject to be revised if any additional taxes or hike are introduced by the government.
  • Please note that the Hotels proposed in the quote may not be available at time of booking, in this situation suitable alternative hotel will be booked. In the situation suitable/similar hotel is not available a next available category will be booked n cost diff between the two hotels will be provided, in case of reduction we will refund the money but in case of supplements, the clients should be ready for the same. If we get higher category rooms such as club rooms etc clients will need to pay the difference if they choose this option.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
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Pricing Info

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* Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Price for Double Occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* Maximum room capacity: 2 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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