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NORTH INDIA WITH VILLAGE SAFARI

EXPERIENCE THE LIVING CULTURES OF INDIA

Day 1: Departure

Day 2: Arrive Delhi

Day 3: Delhi

Day 4: Delhi / Mandawa

Day 5: Mandawa / Jaipur

Day 6: Jaipur

Day 7: Jaipur / Ranthambore

Day 8: Ranthambore

Day 9: Ranthambore / Kalakho

Day 10: Kalakho

Day 11: Kalakho / Bharatpur / Agra

Day 12: Agra / Delhi

Day 13: Departure

Post Tour

Day 12: Agra / Jhansi / Orchha

Day 13: Orchha / Khajuraho

Day 14: Khajuraho / Varanasi

Day 15: Varanasi

Day 16: Varanasi / Delhi

Day 17: Departure

Day 1: Departure

Day 2: Arrive Delhi

After clearing immigration and customs, our representative will meet you at the receiving area and escort you to your hotel. Thereafter, arrive at the hotel and check-in.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Delhi

After breakfast, experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi.

The day begins with the sightseeing of Old Delhi and a visit to the Raj Ghat. Drive past the Red Fort on your way to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A tour through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk is followed by a drive past the historical India Gate, the President’s estate and the Parliament House. The day is concluded with a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 4: Delhi – Mandawa (Approx. 268 km / 6 hour drive)

Set forth to Mandawa and check-in to the hotel on arrival. Situated in the North Indian state of Rajasthan, the fort town of Mandawa lies in the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This small town attracts tourists because of its beautifully made forts and palaces, known as Havelis.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 5: Mandawa – Jaipur(Approx. 180 km /4 hour drive)

Depart for Jaipur, the home of India’s legendary Hindu warriors, whose historic forts, palaces, and gardens lend a timeless quality to this storied region.   You may spend the day exploring the colorful and lively markets of Jaipur. Dinner with a Noble family at the Sankotra Haveli would be a memorable experience. “Experience the Living Cultures of India.”Overnight at the hotel (B, D)

Day 6: Jaipur

After breakfast, embark on a half-day excursion trip which will lead you to Amber Fort. En route make a photo stop at the palace of winds, the Hawa Mahal. A visit to the City Palace in the afternoon which now houses the Royal residence and museums with a collection of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings, followed by a stopover at Jantar Mantar would wrap up the day.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 7: Jaipur – Ranthambore (Approx. 170 km / 4 hour drive)

Sally forth to Ranthambore after breakfast. En route, stopover at a local school and observe the pattern of their education. Check-in to the hotel at Ranthambore and enjoy lunch. Thereafter, explore the incredible Ranthambore fort only to spend the evening enjoying an interesting talk on wildlife accompanied by an intriguing slide show.Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8: Ranthambore

See the forest greet a new day in an early morning game drive. The National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.  After lunch resume the search for tigers during the afternoon game drive.

Overnight at the hotel (B, L, D)

Day 9: Ranthambore – Kalakho (Approx. 170 km / 3 hour drive)

Your exquisite experience will lead you to your next destination, Kalakho. On arrival you will be greeted at the Dera Village Retreat which has been specially created to explore the Living Cultures of India. A lively traditional Folk dance performance at the  Retreat  in the evening would surly leave you feeling cheerful and jovial.

Overnight at the Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 10: Kalakho

After breakfast, camels will take you to a nearby village where the colorful Meena tribes reside, meet the villagers and learn about the rural Indian life. Later, in the afternoon enjoy   hiking to the nearby hills.

Overnight at the Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 11: Kalakho – Bharatpur – Agra (Approx. 170 km / 3 hour drive)

Proceed to Bharatpur after breakfast to appreciate the splendid bird life on an exciting cycle rickshaw ride through one of the India’s finest bird parks, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park). Take a 2hrs drive to Agra and en-route explore Fatehpur Sikri, the  beautiful sandstone city. At Agra you will check-in at your hotel and later in the afternoon pay a visit to the Agra Fort which over the years has acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 12: Agra / Delhi (220 km / 4 hour drive)

Early in the morning, behold the glorious sight of the sun casting its mellow rays on the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and surely the greatest symbol of love and devotion. (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Return to the hotel for breakfast and proceed to Delhi. After checking-in to a hotel in Delhi, you may spend the evening leisurely.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 13: Departure                                 

You will be escorted to the International airport to board your outgoing flight.

POST TOUR

Day 12: Agra / Jhansi (Train Taj Express ETD: 1015 ETA: 1335 Hrs) / Orchha (Approx. 25 km /40 min drive)

Early in the morning, behold the glorious sight of the sun casting its mellow rays on the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and surely the greatest symbol of love and devotion. (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Return to the hotel for breakfast and board the train to Jhansi. Thereafter, a drive will take you to Orchha where you will check-in to a hotel. Explore this charming town for the remaining day with interesting visits to the Ram Raja Temple and the Laxmi narayan Temple.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 13: Orchha / Khajuraho (Approx. 175 km / 4 hour drive)

After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho and check-in to the hotel on arrival. Here you will be introduced to the famous Khajuraho temples (World Heritage site). These temples, which completed a thousand years of their existence in 1999, come to life with sculptures that deceive one into believing that they are celestial and alive.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 14: Khajuraho / Varanasi (Flight: 9W724 ETD: 1330 ETA: 1410)

Enjoy a tranquil, rejuvenating morning after which, you leave for the airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Our representative will guide you to the hotel in Varanasi. An enjoyable Rickshaw ride would take you to the banks of the holy River Ganges from where you will witness the beautiful and captivating Aarti Ceremony late this afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 15: Varanasi

Experience the River Ganges in its pure form through a boat ride early in the morning flavored with walking tours of the temples around the ghats. Soon after, embark on an excursion to Sarnath (40 min drive) a major Buddhist pilgrimage center where Buddha preached his first sermon. Finally, conclude this remarkable day with a visit to the famous Weavers of Varanasi.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 16: Varanasi / Delhi (Flight: 9W 724 ETD: 1440 / ETA: 1600)

After a relaxed breakfast, depart for the airport to board the flight to Delhi. On arrival, check-in to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 17: Departure

You will be guided to the International airport to board your outgoing flight

Price Chart-North India with Village Safari & Khajuraho – Varanasi Extension

A: Luxury Modern Resorts and combination

B: First Class Hotels and combination

C: Budget Class Hotels and combination

Hotels included with the Meal Plan for Main tour

City

Hotels Option -A

Hotel Option -B

Hotel Option – C

Night/s

Meal Plan

Delhi

The Oberoi

Taj Palace

Hotel Vikram

2

B

Mandawa

Castle Mandawa

Castle Mandawa

Indra Vilas

1

B

Jaipur

Raj Vilas

Jai Mahal Palace

Holiday Inn

2

B

Ranthambore

Vanya Vilas

Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambore Regency

2

B,L,D

Kalakho

DVR*

DVR*

DVR*

2

B,L,D

Agra

Amar Vilas

Gateway Hotel

Hotel Marina

1

B

Delhi

Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon

Taj Palace

Hotel Vikram

1

B

*Dera Village Retreat, Kalakho

Hotels included with the Meal Plan for Post tour – Khajuraho & Varanasi Extension

City

Hotel Option A

Hotel Option B

Hotel Option C

Night/s

Plan

Orchha

Orchha Resort

Amar Mahal

Amar Mahal

1

B

Khajuraho

The Lalit Temple View

Radisson

Ramada

1

B

Varanasi

Nadesar Palace

Radisson

Ideal Tower

2

B

Delhi

Hotel as per main tour

Hotel as per main tour

Hotel as per main tour

Departure

Land Prices Validity as indicated below except from the peak period of 20th December’12 to 10th January’13 (For which supplements will be advised later)

All prices in INR per person on twin share basis

WINTER SEASON

Prices valid from 1st October to 16th April

(Except from 15 – 30th Nov , 20th Dec – 10th Jan & 1st – 28th Feb )

Pax Grid

Prices using Hotels – A

Prices using Hotels – B

Prices using Hotels – C

Main Tour

Extension Tour

Main Tour

Extension Tour

Main Tour

Extension Tour

2 – 3 Pax

INR 190637

INR 49114

INR 128009

INR 28819

INR 83451

INR 26089

4 – 6 Pax

INR 177621

INR 43323

INR 115489

INR 23028

INR 70930

INR 20298

7 – 9 Pax

INR 173224

INR 40171

INR 111037

INR 19876

INR 66478

INR 17146

10 – 14 Pax

INR 168818

INR 38304

INR 106630

INR 18008

INR 62072

INR 15279

15 – 19 Pax + 1 Pax Free

INR 166450

INR 37594

INR 104262

INR 17299

INR 59704

INR 14569

20 – 24 Pax + 1 Pax Free

INR 164471

INR 36682

INR 102284

INR 16387

INR 57726

INR 13657

25 – 30 Pax + 1 Pax Free

INR 163284

INR 36135

INR 101097

INR 15840

INR 56539

INR 13110

Single room supplement

INR 126028

INR 62994

INR 63047

INR 8577

INR 28074

INR 7115

Supplements for the Peak Seasons

Per Person Supplement for travelling between 15 – 30th Nov 2012 & 1st – 28th Feb 2013.

INR 8721

INR 2000

INR 1726

N.A

N.A

N.A

Single Supplement INR 8476

Single Supplement INR 8476

Single Supplement INR 1065

N.A

N.A

N.A

Supplementary cost for accompanying English or Language speaking Far Horizon Trip Leader (Staying in different hotel)

INR 52000

INR 29000

INR 52000

INR 29000

INR 52000

INR 29000

Airfare Supplement

Sector

Flight No.

Flight Timings

Class

Amount

HJR – VNS

9W-724

1325/1415 hrs.

Economy

INR 6500 Per Person

VNS – DEL

9W-724

1455/1620 hrs.

Economy

INR 8950 Per Person

*** Above airfare is presently applicable airfare and is subject to change at the time of issuance.

OUR QUOTE INCLUDES: –

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per hotels mentioned above on the base category of room.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • All meals included at Dera Village Retreat, Kalakho.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours as per itinerary will be by air-conditioned transportation.
  • 1-2 Pax – 1 AC Indigo Car
  • 3 Pax- 1 AC Innova Car
  • 4-6 Pax – 1 AC Tempo Traveler
  • 7-14 Pax- 1 AC Mini Coach
  • 15-30 Pax – 1 AC Large Coach
  • Entrance fees at all monuments as per itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels & airports.
  • Services of English/Spanish/German/French etc. language speaking local guide for sightseeing only.
  • Train fare for the sector Agra – Jhansi
  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

THE ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: –

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any Insurance
  • Accompanying English speaking Tour Leader.
  • Any tipping.
  • Any meals or beverages that are not specified on the above inclusions.
  • Christmas & New Year Evening dinner supplement.
  • International & Domestic Air fares.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and air plane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Hotel Check-In time 1400 hrs and Check-Out time 1200 NOON
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we intimate you of the supplement price.

*** Important Notes/Disclaimer:

Additional services, if any, during the trip have to be paid for by the clients. Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels, and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

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