India November 2015 The Golden Triangle, Yoga at the foothills of the Himalayas and Trivandrum, the home of Ayurveda
16 nights / 17 days: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Haridwar - Delhi - Kovalam
Itinerary for INDIA
Monday, 16 November 2015 Day 1: Delhi Arrive into Delhi on international flight. Met upon arrival and transfer to the hotel Check in 1400 hours Overnight: In Delhi Meals: Nil
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 Day 2: Delhi Breakfast at the hotel Day tour of Old and New Delhi visiting some amazing and historical monuments, such as the Red Fort (from outside), Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Gandhi Memorial), India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humyun's Tomb & Birla Temple, drive past Government Secretariat building Overnight: In Delhi Meals: B
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 Day 3: Delhi - Agra Breakfast at the hotel In the morning we drive to Agra (205 km - 3 ½ hours approximately via Yamuna Express Highway) Arrive Agra and check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit to the outstanding Agra Fort and the beautiful white marble monument to love, the Taj Mahal, where we will stay till sunset. Overnight: In Agra Meals: B
Thursday, 19 November 2015 Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur Breakfast at the hotel After the breakfast we drive to Jaipur (238 km - 5 ½ hour approximately) en route visit another world heritage sight, Fatehpur Sikri. We lunch together at Bharatpur Arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel Overnight: In Jaipur Meals: B, L
Friday, 20 November 2015 Day 5: Jaipur Breakfast at the hotel In the first half of the day we do a city tour of Jaipur by E-rickshaw, which will include City tour of walled city, Amer fort and a customised Heritage walking tour of Amer city. In the afternoon, we will take in a Work art demo of 'Meenakari Art' by a local artisan of Jaipur. The entire tour will conclude by 4pm 16:00 Hrs - Return to hotel Saturday, 21 November 2015 Day 6: Jaipur Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities to enjoy the hotel and its facilities Overnight: In Jaipur Meals: B
Sunday, 22 November 2015 Day 7: Jaipur - Delhi Breakfast at the hotel Drive to Delhi hotel (242 km - 5 hours approximately) Arrive Delhi and check in at the hotel Overnight: In Delhi Meals: B
Monday, 23 November 2015 Day 8: Delhi - Haridwar Early morning transfer to the railway station for Train 12017 New Delhi Dehradun Shatabdi Express (0650 / 1125 hours - daily) for Haridwar (Packed breakfast from the hotel). As we are returning to the same Hotel, we can just carry what we need for the 4 nights in Haridwar/Rishikesh. Arrive Haridwar and transfer to hotel Overnight: In Haridwar Meals: B
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Day 9: Haridwar Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities Afternoon visit to Haridwar to witness evening aarti at Haridwar Ghat. Overnight: In Haridwar Meals: B
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 Day 10: Haridwar Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities . An optional a visit to Rishikesh is proposed. Overnight: In Haridwar Meals: B
Thursday, 26 November 2015 Day 11: Haridwar Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight: In Haridwar Meals: B
Friday, 27 November 2015 Day 12: Haridwar - Delhi Check out at 1200 noon Transfer to Haridwar Railway station for Train 12078 Dehradun New Delhi Shatabdi Express (1813 / 2245 hours - daily) for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel Overnight: In Delhi Meals: B
Saturday, 28 November 2015 Day 13: Delhi - Trivandru - Kovalam Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to airport in time to connect 9W 823 (1420/19001845 hours - daily via Bangalore) Arrive Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam Hotel (18 km - 1 hours approximately) Overnight: Kovalam Meals: B
Sunday, 29 November 2015 Day 14: Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam Breakfast at the hotel In the morning city tour of Trivandrum visiting Napier Museum & Art Gallery (Closed on Mondays, Wednesday & public holidays), Kuthiramalika Palace (Closed on Mondays), Padmanabha swamy temple (Foreigners not allowed inside the main sanctum); Connemara Market Afternoon at leisure for independent activities. Overnight: In Kovalam Meals: B
Monday, 30 December 2015 Day 15: Kovalam Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities . Overnight: In Kovalam Meals: B
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 Day 16: Kovalam Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight: In Kovalam Meals: B
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 Day 17: Kovalam - Trivandrum Breakfast at the hotel Day at leisure for independent activities. Room is reserved till late departure Transfer Trivandrum airport (18 Km - 45 minutes approximately) to connect your onward flight
End of the Tour
Special Remark: While booking the accommodation if the same hotels are not available then will book the higher category of room or best alternates. If any supplements / reductions are involved for this, we will advise you accordingly. QUOTATION INCLUDES: *16 nights accommodation in Twin/Double share basis in standard category of rooms unless otherwise specified in hotels mentioned or similar. *Meal plan on bed and breakfast basis *19 November 2015 (Day 7) - Buffet lunch at Bharatpur (venue to be advised) *All transport by Air-conditioned vehicle (Coaches) ?In Haridwar it will be by AC Mini Coach ?In Trivandrum it will be by AC Tempo Traveller *Local English speaking guide for the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary (Delhi, Agra, Faitaipur Sikri, Jaipur, and Trivandrum; it will be different guide for each city. *Entrance fees at all monuments as mentioned in the itinerary for single visit. *Services of a local English speaking representative to assist at airports and hotels *Inclusive of all government taxes as on date. Any future levies will be charged extras *For specific hotels and facilities, an advance payment guarantees our booking. The payment will be non refundable / transferable
QUOTATIONS EXCLUDE: *Any other supplements which are not mentioned in 'Include' *Air fares - domestic, other than included in itinerary, and international *Items of a personal nature -i.e. drinks, laundry, tips and gratuities, still/video camera fees at monuments or any items not specified above. *Visa charges for India *Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary
GENERAL INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Quote/Validity: Validity of Quote: 16 November / 02 December 2015 The tour quote is based on the minimum number of persons travelling together on the respective dates as advised for the programmes/itinerary. Any deviations of the program or itinerary will incur an extra fee. Unused parts of the trip will not be refunded.
Booking/Reservation process: To process the booking kindly provide the following details *Your full name as per your passport *Rooming status (single/twin/double) *Passport details *Travelling dates that include arrival/departure domestic/international flight details
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Air * Flight schedules and/or fares are subject to revision on economy or business class. It is based on current fares / schedule and subject to change. The quoted fare on the booking (Rs11,500.00 i.e. $233.09) is not guaranteed unless it is ticketed. Tickets have to be issued on pre-payment basis, and are non-refundable. * Airline Baggage Allowances (Per Traveller) on economy class * Checked Baggage: Each Travel is allowed only 1 piece of luggage; weight not exceed 15 Kg/33 labs and the sum of its dimensions (height + width + length) to be 158 cm/62 inches * Carry-on Baggage (cabin baggage) Each passenger is allowed one (1) piece of carry-on luggage; weight not to exceed 7 kg/15 lbs. and the sum of its dimensions (height + width + length) to be 115 cm/45 inches at most - dimensions not to exceed 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm - otherwise the baggage will be checked.
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Road Travel * Travelling distance between two cities is subject to traffic conditions Hotels * All hotels maintain check in at 1400 hours and check out at 12 noon until unless specified * In the event hotels required are sold out, the best alternative will be provided. If any supplements / reductions are involved for this, we will advise you accordingly. * Photo Identity & Indian Visa details are mandatory at the time of check in at the hotel. Sightseeing: All current taxes and entrances at the monuments have been included while quoting. Any increase in the existing government / hotel / airline / rail taxes, fuel hike in the quotations that are not budgeted for will be charged extra. Hence, our quotations are subject to change and we would have to ask you to absorb the cost. You will be informed as soon as we know. This has been our standard disclaimer since we have been taking tour groups to India and beyond, for forty decades, and not once has this eventuated.
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