Secrets Of India


Day 1 - Arrive in Delhi, India. Welcome to India's capital city of Delhi! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 - Delhi. The morning is at your leisure to rest before meeting your traveling companions and Tour Director for sightseeing in the afternoon. Your Local Guide will show you the sights of "Old Delhi." Start with a visit to the JAMA MOSQUE followed by a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a colorful local bazaar. Tonight your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner, including a COOKING DEMONSTRATION followed by a talk on Indian cuisine. (B,D)

Day 3 - Delhi. This morning's sightseeing will focus on "New Delhi." Visit the GANDHI MEMORIAL MUSEUM and Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Then, visit HUMAYUN'S TOMB and Qutab Minar followed by the grand government buildings, the President's House, and Parliament House. The afternoon is at leisure. Consider an optional visit to three famous temples for an introduction to India's most popular religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Your Tour Director has suggestions for other activities. (B)

Day 4 - Delhi - Varanasi. Fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Sightseeing today visits SARNATH, the "Cradle of Buddhism," where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. For a truly memorable experience, join tonight's optional tour: a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of this unique city followed by a sunset cruise on the Ganges. Here you will witness fascinating religious rituals being performed"a truly unique experience. (B)

Day 5 - Varanasi - Khajuraho. Around dawn, board a BOAT to watch a striking religious ritual"the Hindu's devotional bathing in the Ganges. You'll observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river's edge, some practicing yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. A late-morning flight takes you to Khajuraho, where sightseeing focuses on the mysterious TEMPLES, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that have been isolated for centuries. Art historians have long puzzled over myths and legends in an attempt to understand the bizarre combination of prolific religious and erotic temples. (B,D)

Day 6 - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra.
 Today, enjoy the scenery as you pass through rural areas en route to Orchha. Upon arrival, visit the impressive MEDIEVAL PALACE COMPLEX, once the capital of a locally powerful Rajput kingdom. Later, arrive in Jhansi to board your train to Agra, where much of the city's impressive past is still evident today in the majesty of her buildings. (B)

Day 7 - Agra.
 Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you'll also travel by tongas (horse-drawn carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B,D)

Day 8 - Agra - Ranthambore National Park. Today, drive south to Ranthambore National Park. This renowned park is home to sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, and more. This afternoon's GAME DRIVE is your first chance to glimpse the park's wildlife, including its most famous resident"the elusive tiger! (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Ranthambore National Park. Today, enjoy two separate GAME DRIVES: at dawn when animals are most active and in the late afternoon. In between, enjoy free time to relax at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur.
 This morning, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II and it has been known as the "Pink City" ever since. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. You will also stop at the famous HAWA MAHALl (Palace of the Winds). Tonight, enjoy a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING LESSON followed by a HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family. (B,D)

Day 11 - Jaipur - Udaipur.
 Today, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. In the late afternoon, fly to Udaipur, the "City of Lakes." (B,D)

Day 12 - Udaipur.
 Discover the massive granite and marble CITY PALACE with its courtyards, pavilions, terraces, and narrow corridors. Then, visit the adjacent CRYSTAL GALLERY and MINIATURE-PAINTING COMPANY. Your sightseeing finishes at SAHELION KI BARI. Today's highlight is a CRUISE on Lake Pichola with a short visit to the island palace of JAG MANDIR. Tonight your Tour Director will host a festive farewell dinner to celebrate an unforgettable journey through India. (B,D)

Day 13 - Udaipur - Delhi.
 Enjoy the morning at leisure in Udaipur. Later, return to Delhi. (B)

Day 14 - Delhi.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Note: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 13 or just after midnight on Day 14.
-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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