INDIA TOUR - CULTURE OF INDIA

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS DELHI - LUCKNOW - VARANASI - KHAJURAHO - AGRA - JAIPUR - JODHPUR - UDAIPUR

This mystifying journey showcases the culture of India at its best. You'll be visiting the sights and attractions and witness the cultural highlights of Delhi, the capital of India, Lucknow, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Day 1: Delhi Arrival
Your Culture of India sojourn begins with your arrival at New Delhi airport where our representative will meet and escort you to the city hotel where rooms are held on ready occupancy. Check into the hotel and stay overnight there.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
After a sumptuous breakfast, you’ll be taken on a sightseeing trip of New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit the Gandhi Memorials, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Qutb Minar and Parliament House. Retire to the hotel after a day full of activities. 

Day 3: Delhi - Lucknow
In the morning, you’ll be visiting Akshardham Temple, the biggest temple of the world with sprawling lawns and museum and theatre. In the afternoon, go on a shopping spree in Connaught Place, the shopper’s heaven. Evening, visit the Kala Kendra. Enjoy the different forms of classical dances.  Later, you’ll be driven to railway station to board the train to Lucknow. Overnight on board the train. 

Day 4: Lucknow Arrival - Sightseeing of Lucknow
Welcome to the city of Nawabs - Lucknow. On arrival, you’ll be escorted to hotel. Sign in and relax for a while. Then embark on a daylong city tour visiting attractions like Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Clock Tower, Rumi Darwaza,and British Official Residence. Evening is at leisure. Enjoy a walk through the bustling colorful markets. Retire to hotel for night stay. 

Day 5: Lucknow - Varanasi (290 km, 7 hours)
The next destination is Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of the world with a rich history of more than 4000 years. Board the train to Varanasi. On reaching, check into a hotel. In the evening, visit the holy banks or Ghats or River Ganges. Enjoy an exciting boat ride on the river. Retire to hotel for nigh stay. 

Day 6: Varanasi - Sarnath
You’ll be embarking on an excursion to Sarnath, one of the holiest places for Buddhists. It is where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Visit here Dhamek Stupa, a 34-metre high monument. Also visit Ashoka Pillar andArchaeological Museum
Later return to Varanasi for local sightseeing trip visiting Kashivishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Bharat Kala Bhavan and Benares Hindu University. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Varanasi - Khajuraho
The Culture of India Expedition whisks you to the world famous temples of Khajuraho. You’ll be driven to airport to board a flight to Khajuraho. On reaching, you’ll be signing into a hotel for night stay. Later during the day, you’ll be visiting Western Group and Eastern Group of Temples. These monuments depict intricately carved figures of Hindu gods and goddesses and everyday life activities right from plowing fields to amorous relations. Night is spent at hotel in Khajuraho.

Day 8: Khajuraho - Agra via Jhansi
Today, you’ll be hitting the road to Agra. You will be driven to Jhansi to board the train to Agra. Check into hotel on reaching. Night stay is at hotel in Agra. 

Day 9: Agra - Jaipur
You’ll be venturing on Agra city tour visiting Taj Mahal, the wonder in white marble and Agra Fort. In the evening, depart for Jaipur, 235 km from Agra which will take around 5 hours. On arrival check into a hotel for night stay. 

Day 10: Jaipur 
In the morning, take an excursion to Amber Fort, 11 km from Jaipur. The palace-fort is an example of artistry and deftness of Rajputana architecture. The fort is perched atop a hill. Embark on a jeep safari or elephant ride to reach at the gate of the fort. Later in the day, you’ll also visiting famous attractions of the city such as Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, the City Palace Complex and Jantar Mantar. Night is spent at the hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur - Jodhpur (315 km, 5 hours)
You are scheduled to travel to Jodhpur today. En route, stop for visiting Pushkar, famous for annual camel fair andBrahma Temple.  On reaching Jodhpur, sign in at a hotel. Rest of the day is at your own leisure. 

Day 12: Jodhpur
The day is dedicated to visit the most visited tourist attractions including Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan’s largest fort,Jaswant Thada, and Umaid Bhavan. Enjoy the evening at leisure. You can visit the local bazaars bursting with colors. Spend the night at hotel.

Day 13: Jodhpur - Udaipur (260 km, 6 hours)
Today, you’ll be heading for Udaipur, 260 km from Jodhpur. En route halt for Ranakpur, home to beautiful Jain Templesthat date back to fifteenth century. On arrival in Udaipur, check into the hotel where you’ll be spending the night. Evening is kept free at your own leisure. 

Day 14: Udaipur
Take a day long city tour of this beautiful city. The sights and attractions you’ll be visiting include City Palace, Museum, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Sahelion Ki Bari  and  Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. In the evening, enjoy an exciting boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Udaipur - Delhi - Departure
This is the last day of your Culture of India Tour. You’ll be transferred to airport to board a flight to Delhi. On reaching, you’ll be driven to International Airport to board the flight back home.
-TOUR ENDS-

TOUR COST INCLUDED 
» Accommodation on mention hotel/similar as per itinerary 
»Transfers and sightseeing by AC or NAC Car /Coach, whatever is applicable.
» Daily Breakfast at hotel-(CPAI). 
» Normal check in – 13 hrs and Check out – 12 Noon respectively 
» Driver Bata, toll, parking, driver’ night halt, fuel charges, interstate permit if necessary 
» All currently applicable taxes. (These are subject to changes without any prior notice)

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDES        
» International or domestic air fare or airport tax. Domestic air fare for the tour is given separately.
» 3.9% Government Service Tax
» Additional tours and sightseeing or stays which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
» Meals other than the ones mentioned in the inclusions above and as specified. 
» Guide Charges  & entrance charges to any monuments or parks / tourist spot 
» Personal expenses such as bottled beverage, table drinks, telephone calls, laundry bills or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc 
» Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and aero plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, taxes etc 
» Tips and porter charges 
» Any boating charges (motor boat / pedal boat 
» Insurance of person / luggage.
» Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusion above. 

DESTINASION STANDARD DELUXE LUXURY MEAL NIGHTS
           
           
           
           
01 to 02 Adults 03 to 4 Adults 05 to 06 Adults 07 to 10 Adults 11 & More
On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request

NOTE:        
» Package cost can be amended based on your preference of hotels and budget.     
» All taxes if included are as on date. Any future hike will be charged extra. 
» Check in / Checkout time with the hotels are 1200 noon
» The rates are valid for the given dates only. 
» Hotels Used in Hill stations will be without A/c 
» Rates valid for Indian Nationals only 
» Depending upon the hotels meals should be served by  Buffet/ Alacarte 
» All sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary will covered depending on the time availability &    climatic conditions 
» The above is only an offer and not confirmation of your bookings. We shall proceed with your booking    once we have receive the payment from you & if we are not able to get the original hotels, shall    provide equivalent/ alternative hotels. Children’s between6-12 is chargeable and above 12 yrs are     considered as adults.

TRANSPORTATION
· Additional kilometers used by the client which exceeds the blocked kilometer will be charged extra per     kilometer 
· If any hike in Fuel charges there will be increase in transportation cost 
· Driver come guide will be provided for entire tour 
· An exclusive vehicle will be provide for the tour 
· Night drive after 20 hrs will be extra chargeable  


PAYMENT POLICIES
· 50%   of tour amount  at the time of confirmation  and remaining 50% one day prior to guest arrival 
· Once the tour is started no refund will be provided if any cancellation happens. 

CANCELLATION POLICIES
· 7 days prior will be 100% of the advance payment 
· 15 days prior will be 50% of the advance payment 
· 30 days prior will 0% 
· Bank charges should be levied. 


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