RAJASTHAN WITH JAMBA AND FESTIVAL EXTENSION

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RAJASTHAN WITH JAMBA AND FESTIVAL EXTENSION

EXPERIENCING THE LIVING CULTURES OF INDIA

Day 1:  Departure
Day 2:  Arrive Delhi
Day 3:  Delhi
Day 4:  Delhi / Agra via Sikandra
Day 5:  Agra / Jaipur
Day 6:  Jaipur
Day 7:  Jaipur / Mandawa
Day 8:  Mandawa / Bikaner
Day 9:  Bikaner / Jaisalmer
Day 10: Jaisalmer
Day 11: Jaisalmer / Jamba
Day 12: Jamba
Day 13: Jamba / Jodhpur
Day 14: Jodhpur / Delhi / Departure

Festival Extension

Day 13: Jamba – Festival Ground
Day 14: Festival Ground
Day 15: Festival Ground / Jodhpur / Delhi

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 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 Masjit, India’s largest mosque.  A Tour through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk is followed by a drive past the historical India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament House. The day is concluded by a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 4: Delhi / Agra via Sikandra (Approx 125 miles / 200 kms / 6 hrs)

Leave for Agra after breakfast en-route visit Sikandra. The city named after Sikandra Lodhi holds the legendry tomb of the mighty Akbar. Continue the journey to Agra and visit the Agra Fort. The heavenly sight will appear almost paranormal as you capture the setting sun at the Taj Mahal, the greatest symbol of love and devotion. (Please note Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 5: Agra / Jaipur (Approx 163 miles / 205 Kms / 6 hrs)

 

Early in the morning behold the glorious sight of the sun casting its mellow rays on the Taj Mahal. Sunrise is the best hour to experience the Taj Mahal as the light reflects off the marble to give it a magnificent hue. Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Depart for Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the sandstone city.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

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 fine 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, D)

 

Day 7: Jaipur/ Mandawa (Approx 113 miles / 180kms /4hrs)

Set forth to Mandawa after breakfast 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 travelers because of its beautifully made forts and palaces, known as Havelis.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 8: Mandawa / Bikaner (Approx 103miles / 164 kms / 4 hrs).

After breakfast drive to Bikaner and check-in to the hotel. Here you will get the opportunity to delve into the depths of the Junagarh Fort which lies to the northeast of the old walled city of Bikaner. This historical monument was built by Raja Rai Singh, a general in Akbar’s army in 1593. The Junagarh Fort’s most unusual feature happens to be that it was built at ground level and not on high ground.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 9: Bikaner / Jaisalmer (Approx 298 miles / 333kms / 8hrs).

Proceed to Jaisalmer after breakfast and check-in to the hotel. Walk along the active and colorful markets of Jaisalmer today evening.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

 

Day 10: Jaisalmer

After breakfast set out to discover the beauty of the Jaisalmer Fort overlooking the city. This ancient monument, built in 1156 engulfs not only the Jain Temple complex within it but is also famous for its stunning Havelis such as the Patwa Haveli, the Salim Haveli and the Nathmal Haveli. A drive to the Royal Cenotaphs in the evening will reveal to you the beautifully carved ceilings and equestrian statues of the former rulers.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

Day 11: Jaisalmer / Jamba (Approx 128 miles / 205kms / 5hrs)

Soon after breakfast, begin the journey to Far Horizon’s Dera Dune Retreat at Jamba. World’s first resort on top of a sand dune, this is a perfect place to get away from the big cities and enjoy the solitude of the desert life. Watch the evening come alive with traditional Rajasthani musicians and dancers from nearby villages.

Overnight at Dera Dune Retreat (B, L, D)

Day 12: Jamba

An exciting jeep safari after breakfast will lead you to the surrounding villages. Interaction with the Bishnoi tribes that inhabit this region will expose you to the simplicity of the life of these people. As you follow the 29 (bis-nou) tenets laid down by the 15-century guru, Jambeshwar you will reach the temple of ‘Jambaji,’ the founder of this tribe.

Overnight at Dera Dune Retreat (B, L, D)

 

Day 13: Jamba / Jodhpur (Approx 100 miles / 160kms / 3 hrs)

You depart for Jodhpur after breakfast. Pay an unforgettable visit to the imposing Meherangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph. The evening would be spent in exploring the lively local markets of the city with a concluding visit to the clock tower.

Overnight at the hotel (B)

 

Day 14: Jodhpur / Delhi (Flight 9W3312/ ETD: 1330 / ETA: 1500) Departure

After breakfast, visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace in its entire splendor. This is an incredible art-deco royal residence, as well as a luxury hotel, where the Maharaja of Jodhpur and his family still reside. From there on, leave for the airport to board your flight to Delhi. Our representative will escort you from the Delhi airport to your hotel where you may refresh yourself. Thereafter, you will drive to the international airport to board your outgoing flight.

 

FESTIVAL EXTENSION

The famous fairs of Rajasthan developed due to religious activities and pilgrimages on important religious days. There are two types of fairs – cattle or just pilgrimage. In the cattle fairs, thousands of camels, cows, horses, donkeys come here along with the nomads. The negotiations are carried over campfires, cups of chai and chapattis while side by side worshiping is done at the nearby temple or shrine. In the pilgrimage fairs, the focus is on the temple with religious activities conducted by priests and pilgrims.

 

Day 13: Jamba-Festival Ground (Approx Drive time 3 hrs)

After breakfast, enjoy the full-day activities at the festival ground and a Folk dance of Rajasthan in the evening.

Overnight at FH Deluxe Camps (B, L, D)

Day 14: Festival Ground

After breakfast, once again you will be a part of the full-day activities on the festival grounds.

Overnight at FH Deluxe Camps (B, L, D)

Day 15: Festival Ground / Jodhpur / Delhi (Flight 9W3312 ETD: 1330 ETA: 1500)

Depart for Jodhpur after breakfast. Board the flight to Delhi at the Jodhpur airport. In Delhi our representative will assist you to the hotel where you may refresh yourself.

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

Meal: Breakfast

End of the Services

Price Chart-Rajasthan with Jamba

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
Agra Amar Vilas Gateway Hotel Holiday Inn 1 B
Jaipur Raj Vilas Jai Mahal Palace Holiday Inn 2 B
Mandawa Castle Mandawa Castle Mandawa Indra Vilas 1 B
Bikaner The Laxmi Niwas Palace The Laxmi Niwas Palace Lallgarh 1 B
Jaisalmer Fort Rajwada Gateway Hotel Rang Mahal 2 B
Jamba DDR* DDR* DDR* 2 B,L,D
Jodhpur Umaid Bhawan Palace Taj Hari Mahal Ranbanka 1 B
Delhi Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon Taj Palace Country Inn and Suites Day Use B

*   Dera Dune Retreat, Jamba

Hotels included with the Meal Plan for Festival Extension (Post tour)

City / Palace Hotels Night/s Meal Plan
Jamba/Festival Ground FH Camps 2 B,L,D

Land Prices Validity as indicated below except from the peak period of 20th December to 10th January (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 Prices for Festival Extension
2 – 3 Pax  163054  116638  74475  24770
4 – 6 Pax  154092  107676  65515  22930
7 – 9 Pax  153560  107144  62215  22845
10 – 14 Pax  150700  104284  59355  23050
15 – 19 Pax + 1 Pax Free  146453  100038   55108  21602
20 – 24 Pax + 1 Pax Free  144330  97914  52985  20878
25 – 30 Pax + 1 Pax Free  143056  96640  51710  20444
Single room supplement  113916  69004  32765  16896
Supplements for the Peak Seasons
Per Person Supplement for travelling between 15 – 30th Nov & 1st – 28th Feb  8115  1015

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Single Supplement  5598 Single Supplement  2912

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

71500

 

Airfare Supplement
Sector Flight No. Flight Timings Class Amount
JDH/DEL AI-472 1400 / 1510 HRS Economy  6534 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 the above mentioned hotels in base category rooms as per above mentioned meal plan.
  • All Entrance fees at the Monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation at DDR is on FULL BOARD (B, L, D) basis.
  • 1 Dinner with Noble Family in Jaipur.
  • 1 Elephant ride at Jaipur (ascending – subject to availability) & 1 jeep ride descending.
  • Battery bus rides in Agra.
  • Services of English speaking Local guide during sightseeing at all the places as per the itinerary.
  • All arrival & departure assistance transfers with representative at the airports and railway station.
  • Assistance and porterage at the airports/railway station.
  • All Arrival & Departure transfers with Representative at the airport and Land transport by exclusive using:
  • 2 Pax : Air-conditioned Indigo Car
  • 3 Pax : Air-conditioned Innova Car
  • 4 – 6 Pax : Air-conditioned Tempo Traveler
  • 7 – 9 Pax : Air-conditioned Mini Coach
  • 10 – 33 Pax : Air-conditioned Large Coach
  • 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 1400 hours, 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.

2017-05-11T07:42:34+00:00