Women’s Tour of India 2020

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Narlai – Jodhpur - Mumbai

With a passion for cultural authenticity, and a unique angle to travel, I am excited to introduce our second expertly curated, discovery packed small group tour exclusively for women. This journey, planned to coincide with the festival of colors, Holi, is a unique blend of cities with their monuments, rural India with its local life, genuine encounters, wonderful culinary experiences and exposure to arts, crafts and interactive participation. This is a very special trip not to miss.

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-Susan Geringer, Owner of Geringer Global Travel

Day 1: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Arrive Delhi

  • Guests arrive by individual flights
  • Met and transfer to the hotel
  • Overnight in Delhi

Welcome to India!  Land into the capital city! Widely known for being young, edgy and historic, Delhi is a city of contradictions, a crossroads of cultures, times, people and worlds. This character driven capital has so many diverse neighborhoods, each filled with personality and local finds. Its beauty doesn’t only come from incredible monuments, but also from small backstreets, colorful houses and corners drenched in centuries of history.  One part of the city is more advanced with high – rise towers, an upbeat city life and a blossoming culinary and contemporary art scene while another part is packed with ancient yet vibrant art, beautifully preserved architecture and a rich history.
Hotel: Taj Palace, Superior room

Day 2: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Delhi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Explore Old Delhi
  • Lunch
  • Explore New Delhi
  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight in Delhi

Special Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
You will be transported 400 years back and will ride on a rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk known as The Moonlit Square of India.  Witness the architectural marvels, the multicolored facades, beautifully decorated shops, ethnically dressed men and women and be bombarded by the cries of hawkers and fragrances emanating from the potpourri of eateries that line these historical alleys.

The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) built the walled city of Delhi on the banks of the holy Yamuna river.  It had a magnificent palace known as the Red Fort, impressive mansions, enchanting bazaars, elegant shrines, royal gardens and fountains at every corner to romance one’s senses.  The Emperor’s beloved daughter, Jahanara, designed a major street called Chandni Chowk in front of the Red Fort with a canal running down the center and pools at major intersections reflecting the moonlight.

During the British regime, the street underwent major changes and since then this area has witnessed some of the most important events in Indian history. Today these splendid ruins and tales of valor are a testimony of the evolution of the times.  Chandni Chowk truly reflects the national unity, secularism and diversity of India.

It is an extensive tour that covers 20 main sites which includes palaces, mansions, elegant shrines and colorful bazaars. This is a detailed tour with several stops and includes complimentary snacks.

The tour ends at an Old Haveli (mansion) built in 1860, which has a photo gallery depicting the lifestyle of Mughals and a small lounge to relax.

Post lunch we will drive through the city viewing the Diplomatic Enclave, Government buildings, Central Secretariat, President’s House and Parliament.

Visit Humayun’s Tomb and understand the role of woman in shaping India’s Mughal history.  Humayun’s Tomb was built by a wife, Hamida Banu Begam, for her husband unlike the Taj Mahal built by a husband in memory for his wife.

Visit the UNESCO site, Qutab MInar, the five-storied tower with a 14.4meter base that tapers up to two and a half meters at the top and is visible for a long distance around.

Evening is reserved for a special welcome dinner at well – known restaurant which showcases inventive Indian cuisine by complementing the flavors and traditions of India with global ingredients and techniques.

Hotel: Taj Palace, Superior room (B, L, D)   

Day 3: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Delhi – Agra

  • Transfer to the station
  • Arrive Agra, met and visit Agra Fort
  • Lunch
  • Visit Taj Mahal by sunset
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Agra

Today early morning assisted departure transfer to the station to board the train for Agra. (Gatiman Express: 0810/0950 hours) (Packed breakfast will be provided for the train journey)

Agra was once the capital city of the mighty Mughals and much of its majesty can be attributed to the vision and power of Akbar the Great and his grandson, Shan Jahan. Only a few cities can match the iconic standing that Agra boasts in the fancy of travelers the world over.

Upon arrival, you will be met and proceed to visit Agra Fort.

Agra’s massive 16th century Red Fort is a sprawling former residence of the Mughal emperors. Its walls and palaces are a silent witness to the rise and fall of the Imperial Mughal Empire and feature a variety of ingenious Islamic inspired devices (some decorative, some more practical) within the fabric of the buildings. It’s a citadel with marble palaces, ornate alcoves and terrace pavilions.

Post visit check into the hotel.

Early afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal by sunset. A fascinating history that is difficult to escape. The Taj Mahal is everything and more than we all can imagine. Nothing really prepares you for the size, the color and the symmetry. You will find it striking from any and every angle.

Hotel: Taj View, Superior Taj Facing room (B, L, D)  

Day 4: Friday, March 6, 2020

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhanaeri – Jaipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Jaipur
  • En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Visit Abhaneri stepwell
  • Cooking demo/dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight in Jaipur

Post leisurely breakfast, we will depart for our journey towards Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri which is the deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition.

Post lunch at a local restaurant in Bharatpur, we continue our drive to Jaipur, en-route visiting Abhaneri Stepwell.

A detour is well merited for its amazing stepwell or ‘baoris’ and Hindu Temple. According to a legend, the village is so called because the Goddess Harshat Mata, who is portrayed in a joyous mood and is believed spread brightness or “abha” all around. The village’s original name was Abha Nagri and its present name is Abhaneri. The ruins of the temple also speak of the 10th century architectural and sculptural styles. There is a huge tank named “Chand Baori”, opposite to the temple fortified on all four sides with bastions for defence.

Upon arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel.

Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City, thanks to the color of the buildings in the city. The city built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. A young Bengali architect, Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, designed the city in accordance with Shilp Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.

Special cooking lesson/dinner with Thakur Durga Singh, the current custodian of Dera Mandawa is a keen observer of history, culture, religion, current affairs, and is a bank of knowledge so vast that he has a point of view on anything under the sun. He is what one could call a modern traditionalist, actively seeking the use of modern technology and methods to support the principles of traditional living. The inquisitive can have endless conversations with him on a number of his projects like rain – water harvesting, biogas plant, solar heating and, even, healthy cooking. He would be more than delighted to share his experiences with you.

Hotel: Dera Mandawa, Suite (B, L, D)  

Day 5: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Jaipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Half day excursion to Bagru
  • Lunch
  • Explore City Palace & Observatory
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Jaipur

Drive to Bagru to learn about block printing. This is a fun and interesting experience for those interested in Indian cottage industry especially craft lovers wanting to get involved and trying their hand at block printing done the traditional way and to understand the industry from a local perspective. This is a hands on experience where you get to observe all the various stages of the block printing process and create your own piece of art to take back home as a souvenir of your travels in India.

Enjoy lunch on our return to Jaipur.

This afternoon, explore the colourful city of Jaipur. Jaipur’s distinctive appeal lies in its historical artefacts, bustling bazaars or even in its multi-colored turbaned locals. From the City Palace that is home to the former royal family to Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds.

We will finish our day with a delicious dinner at a fine dining restaurant.

Hotel: Dera Mandawa, Suite (B, L, D) 

Day 6: Sunday, March 8, 2020

Jaipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Amber Fort
  • Lunch
  • Late afternoon guided walk
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Jaipur

Embark on a guided visit of Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale.  The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.

Experience an elephant ride to ascent the hill where the fort is situated. If you do not want to ride the elephant, you can take a jeep.

Afterwards, enjoy lunch.

From its creation in 1727, the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result many people consider modern day Jaipur as the craft capital of India.

Traditional methods are still used to produce many valuable and highly prized items. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji.

On a fascinating late afternoon walk mingle and talk with the locals while observing some of the region’s culinary delights: pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers.

Dinner will be at a restaurant which presents a global menu with tastes and flavors from around the world. It is associated with organic farming initiatives and sustainable agriculture which supports local farming communities in Rajasthan. The goal is to be as close to the producer to ensure quality and freshness of the produce and to create international flavors with locally sourced ingredients.

Hotel: Dera Mandawa, Suite (B, L, D)

Day 7: Monday, March 9, 2020

Jaipur – Jodhpur

  • Transfer to station
  • Arrive Jodhpur, met and transfer to the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon explore the clock tower market
  • Witness Pre – Holi Celebrations
  • Dinner & Overnight in Jodhpur

Today morning assisted departure transfer to the station to board the train for Jodhpur.  (JP – JDH EXPRESS: (0600/1100 hours) (Packed breakfast will be provided for the train journey)

Alternatively, fly to Jodhpur if flight is available.

The ‘Blue City’, as it is known, was founded on the edges of Thar Desert in 1459 A.D. It was the capital of the Rathore Kingdom that was the largest in the Rajputana.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur and is encircled by a high 10 km long wall.  Bright colors are an integral part of the lives of the people in Jodhpur. The locals wear a variety of artistically designed costumes, aflame with bright colors and mirror work.

The women folk wear wide gathered skirts and a hip-length jacket with three quarter length sleeves and the men sport colorful turbans on their heads! Jodhpur has a very strong tradition of folk art where the figures are mainly robust warriors and dainty women.

Upon arrival at Jodhpur, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Afterwards, we will go for lunch.

Later we explore the Clock Tower Market. In the old city, the clock tower is a prominent landmark. But the main attraction is the Sadar Market. The market has kept alive the old ‘haat bazaar’ culture. Sadar market is a lively, bustling, colorful market which runs from Sojati Gate to the Clock tower (which is late 19th century). In the distance you can see the vast bulk of the Meherangarh Fort which dominates the skyline for miles around.

These colorful markets with tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes are situated in the heart of the city and are popular for a wide range of handicrafts, making them the favorite haunt of shoppers.

Later in the evening you will have the opportunity to witness Holika Dahan at the hotel.

On the full moon night of Phalguna, typically at or after sunset, a pyre is lit. On top of this annual bonfire is an effigy that signifies Holika, a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika dahan (Holika’s death) captures the triumph of good over evil. People sing and dance around the fire this day.

Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Ajit Bhawan Palace, Luxury room (B, L, D)  

Day 8: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jodhpur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Celebrate Holi Festival at the hotel
  • Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort / Jaswant Thada Memorial
  • Dinner & Overnight in Jodhpur

For a fun-filled morning, celebrate the festival of colors, Holi, at the hotel. Witness the festivities, get covered in a sea of colors, move and shake with the traditional music and enjoy a flavor packed lunch. This is one festival where you really won’t feel left out not being local.

In the afternoon, visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort that is the most impressive fortress in Rajasthan. The 5 km long ramparts of the fort perched on a 125meter – high rocky cliff in the middle of the city has four gates that can be approached by a winding road.

The fort offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Inside the fort, you can see magnificent palaces adorned with intricately carved panels and latticed windows. These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty: palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, music instruments, costumes and furniture.

Enjoy your dinner at a restaurant overlooking the fort.

Hotel: Ajit Bhawan Palace, Luxury room (B, L, D) 

Day 9: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Jodhpur – Narlai

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Narlai
  • Witness the Post Holi Celebrations
  • Dinner & Overnight in Narlai

Post breakfast, drive to Narlai (approx. 2 1/2 hours)

From village safaris to royal picnics, from the novel experience of riding some of the finest specimens of horses, to watching an antelope prance past, this place will keep you yearning for more. A stay here feels like tapping into the very pulse of rural Rajasthan. The little mud houses, the turban clad men, the shy, beautiful women, dressed in their traditional costumes and the market with its rich display of wares are sure to leave you love struck.

Upon arrival check into the hotel.

Later enjoy the post Holi celebrations in the village.

Dinner will be at the hotel.

Hotel: Rawla Narlai, Classic Heritage (B, L, D)   

Day 10: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Narlai

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Enjoy Rural Train ride
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Visit Ranakpur Temples
  • Evening step-well dinner
  • Overnight in Narlai

After breakfast, enjoy an amazing local rural train ride. The journey begins when your guide will take you to the local charming station. He will purchase the tickets and help you board the train. It’s a local train and you are seated on wooden seats along with the locals who can be a wedding party, pilgrims, daily travelers, children and sometimes even their cattle!!!

The train traverses through the Aravalli scrub jungle and through tunnels and over bridges, stopping en route at different points in the forest where monkeys arrive in hordes. Travelers usually carry bananas or biscuits to feed them.

Post train ride, return back to hotel for lunch.

Post lunch your destination will be the famous White Marble Jain Temple Complex at Ranakpur. (approx. 1 hour one way)

Ranakpur is one of the five important pilgrim centers for the Jain community. The whole, including the extraordinary array of 1144 pillars each distinct in design, carved ceilings and arches decorated with friezes depicting scenes from the lives of the Jain saints is fascinating. (No leather items are allowed inside the complex. Shoes have to be removed and photography is not allowed inside the main spectrum.)

On return enjoy a special dinner at the village step well. As the dusk hits, climb on to a beautifully bedecked bullock cart, watch the village slowly going to sleep and traverse the rugged landscape until you see the brightly lit step well with hundreds of lamps. The absolute tranquility of the surroundings, the amazing star – studded night sky, the delectable cuisine and the perfectly sung folk songs make the evening a very special one.

Hotel: Rawla Narlai, Classic Heritage (B, L, D)   

Day 11: Friday, March 13, 2020

Narlai – Jodhpur – Mumbai

  • Drive to Jodhpur airport
  • Arrive Mumbai, met and proceed for Slum Tour
  • Boxed lunch will be provided
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in Mumbai

Today morning drive to Jodhpur airport in time to board the flight for Mumbai. (AI 646 – 1155/1335 hours)

Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will be met and proceed for Slum Tour where you will see why Dharavi is the heart of small – scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the ‘largest slum in Asia’, but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. Dharavi’s industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. Through this tour you will experience a wide range of these activities: recycling, pottery making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadum making and much more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces!

When passing through the residential spaces, you will undoubtedly feel the sense of community and spirit that exists in the area. People from all over India live in Dharavi and this diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques and churches that stand side by side.

A tour through Dharavi’s narrow alleys is quite an adventure and you will leave with an enlightened sense of the purpose and determination that exists in the area.

Boxed lunch will be provided on the way from the airport to Dharavi.

Dinner will be at a famous seafood restaurant that is a favorite for locals and tourists. You will enjoy the delicious seafood cooked in South Indian coastal flavors.

Hotel: Trident Nariman Point, Superior room (B, L, D)    

Day 12: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Mumbai

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Colonial Walk
  • Visit Dhobi Ghat / Gandhi Museum
  • Lunch
  • Warli Art Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Overnight stay in Mumbai

If you are a first time traveller to the city and want to explore the city by foot, this tour is for you. Covering the various tourist landmarks of Mumbai, this tour quite appropriately starts with the Gateway of India. This victory arch was built to welcome the British Queen to the city, and it’s only befitting to have it as our first stop. Right opposite, you will see the famous domed Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which has hosted the likes of Barack Obama, the Beatles and a host of other celebrities in its century old lifetime.

Post this, we will walk past the Royal Mumbai Yacht Club, the Police Headquarters, the NGMA and the City museum. En-route, we will stumble upon the Kala Ghoda area, which is the art area of Mumbai. Here amidst stories of Sassoon and Jewish history, you will hear stories about the Watson Hotel, the first iron cast building in the city, that hosted Mark Twain.  As you walk past the Session court and the High court, you will see the Raja Bhai towers, the Big Ben of Mumbai. This structure built by the generous donation of Premchand Roychand, a Mumbai based businessman, still chimes old British tunes once every 15 minutes.

Your final stop is the venerated architectural masterpiece, The Victoria Terminus Railway Station. Made famous by the movie, Slumdog Millionaire, this Indo Sarconic structure sees over six hundred and fifty thousand people get onto the train station every day.

We will also visit the Dhobi ghats (photo-stop), the massive outdoor laundry site where dhobhi wallahs (laundry workers) beat, wring, iron and code millions of pieces of laundry daily.

End the tour with a visit to Mani Bhawan, a memorial dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Known by the name Gandhi Museum, the main highlight of this Gujarati style residence is that it is here that Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements like non – cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movement. The three storied building has now turned a museum in honor of the man who put the interests of the nation above everything.

Afterwards, enjoy lunch and then proceed for Warli Art Workshop.

Many of us have felt the urge to pick up a paint brush and explore where it might lead us, but we have never actually got down to doing it. Under the watchful eye of an expert, you will create your very own tribal artwork known as the Warli art. Warli art is the beautiful folk art of Maharashtra. The most important aspect of the painting is that it does not depict mythological characters or images of deities but community life.

The wall paintings by the Warlis use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and triangle come from their observation of nature, the circle represents the sun and the moon and the triangle is derived from mountains and pointed trees.

Dinner will be at an elegant, upmarket restaurant nestled inside an old trust building in South Mumbai.  This is one of best restaurants in Mumbai, perhaps all of India, and offers European food.

Hotel: Trident Nariman Point, Superior room (B, L, D)    

Day 13: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mumbai

  • Mumbai by Dawn
  • Breakfast at Local Restaurant
  • Return back to the hotel
  • Lunch will be at the hotel
  • Visit Chor Bazzar /Spice Market
  • Dinner at Bombay Canteen
  • Overnight stay in Mumbai

Mumbai by Dawn is a unique offering, where you see the bustling city of Mumbai wake up. You get to peek into the underbelly of the city and gain insights into what makes this magnificent city tick. From seeing hundreds of newspaper vendors sort out newspapers of 7 different languages, experiencing one of its kind fish auction of 20 tons of fish, to seeing an ‘only green’ herb market sprawled across a popular bridge, from watching the milkmen drive past with canisters, the melee of color at the flower markets to experiencing the clamor and chaos of the arrival of over 100 tons of vegetables, fruits and meat, Mumbai by Dawn truly defines the mercurial character of Mumbai like none other. What’s interesting is that when you walk the same lanes a few hours later, you will not find any evidence of the morning’s hustle bustle. It comes at a price though, meeting your guide at 5:15am.

Afterwards, we go to a local restaurant for breakfast. This is a popular Maharashtrian snack joint in Dadar. They have been serving their snacks for a few decades now and still get it right. Frequented by office goers and residents of the area, it’s classic case of oldie but a goodie.

Post breakfast we return back to hotel for a rest until lunch time.

Lunch will be at the hotel.

Criss-crossing narrow lanes, tiny shops spilling with colorful wares, people haggling for a better deal…welcome to the bazaars of India. You can find them everywhere and even juxtaposed against high rises and glitzy malls, these bazaars fiercely hold their own.  Care to try the fiery tears in the eyes signature Indian spice mixes? We begin this tour of Mumbai from Lalbagh spice market. Guntur, Bedki, Reshampatti or Kashmiri… No we are not planning a travel itinerary. These are the names of the variety of chilies one would find in the Lalbagh spice market. This market is also home to spice mixes so authentic, which the pickiest grandma would approve. Here, you can not only buy the spices, but can also get them dry roasted and ground into the masala mix of your choice before your own eyes.

It’s not uncommon to see ladies patiently waiting with bagful of spices and a recipe that has been handed down since generations. This offbeat tour of Mumbai would be incomplete without a visit to the once a well-kept secret and reserved only for the adventurous, the notorious ChorBazaar. 

Dinner will be at a place that serves seasonal dishes inspired by Indian regional cuisines. But, before dinner we will participate in a workshop to learn a few cocktails with Indian spices and to enjoy these drinks.

Hotel: Trident Nariman Point, Superior room (B, L, D)   

Day 14: Monday, March 16, 2020

Mumbai

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning with Dabbawalas
  • Bollywood Dancing
  • Lunch at Ziya restaurant
  • Late light transfer to the airport

This is a half – day spent with the cool superheroes of the city, the ‘Dabbawalas’, the lunch box people. Today, you will live the life of a ‘Dabbawala’.

We head straight to the Headquarters of the Association, located in Dadar, where YOU will sort each ‘Dabba’ or ‘tiffin yourself. Once the sorting process is over, you’ll take a local train. You will interact with the tiffin men en route! On reaching your particular destination, you will not only deliver the freshly cooked home food, but also deliver the food with a bundle of smiles.

From here we will transport you to the magical and enchanting world of Bollywood! A world that’s complete with all the ingredients of a quintessential Bollywood pot boiler.

Bollywood dance, a mixture of numerous styles, can be explained best as beautiful storytelling. Most loved by our guests, this workshop is an insight into how India celebrates. You’ll shake a leg with our instructors for a duration of one hour and fuse bhangra, hip hop, salsa and many more dance styles creatively to some popular Bollywood songs. The workshop will leave you a bit exhausted but definitely asking for more! 

A farewell lunch will be at an amazing restaurant. This amazing restaurant will introduce us to contemporary Indian flavors. The exciting restaurant, helmed by twice Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, serves ‘evolved’ Indian cuisine to a discerning clientele.

Late night transfer to the Mumbai International airport to board the flight for home.

Price Quote

Quote is based on 6 people. If there are more people, the quote will go down. The tour will be max 10 people. Dates:  March 2020 

Double (2 to a room)
$6,040/person paying by check
$6,255/person paying by credit card

Single
$7,405 paying by check
$7,669 paying by credit card                                             

The economy class airfares are included in the above quotes (subject to change until ticketed): $ 85 per person
Sectors:  Jodhpur/ Mumbai

Tentative fare for Jaipur / Jodhpur if flight operates
(Subject to change until ticketed): $ 85 per person


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Quote Includes:

  • Stay on twin share basis or single occupancy.
  • All meals included
  • Meet and greet services in major cities.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be provided by Mini Coach.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments listed in the itinerary for one visit only, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porter age during all airport transfers.
  • Special Rickshaw ride tour in Delhi.
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Holi celebration at Ajit Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
  • Bottled water during long drives airport transfers and sightseeing tours.
  • All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.

Quote does not Include:

  • International airfare, Airport Tax, Passport and Visa fees for India
  • Any Insurance
  • All personal expenses such as gratuities, meals, medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, video or camera fee at the monuments and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Tipping at local restaurants during meals.
  • Tipping to guides and driver.
from/per person $6,040

Pricing Details

Double (2 to a room):
$6040/person paying by check
$6255/person paying by credit card

Single:
$7405 paying by check
$7669 paying by credit card

14 Days
13 Nights

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