Grand India

from $2280
Duration:
24 Days / 23 Nights
Type:
Small Group Tour
Run:
Selected Dates

Your India trip begins from your arrival into Delhi, the political capital of the country. Next visit Agra, the Mughal city famous for Taj Mahal and other monumental marvels. Continue to Jaipur, a royal city with diverse colors and history brimming monuments and citadels. Drive further to Pushkar, the holy city. Continue to Udaipur, most romantic city of Rajasthan. Discover the forts and palaces of the marwar region as you travel further to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Next visit the royal city of Bikaner and continue to Mandawa, famous its hand painted havelis and frescoes. Continue drive to Delhi and connect flight to Chennai and onward to the world heritage town of Mamallapuram. Then on the Journey continues to south india famous temple and best historical sights. After game in the national park of periyar, the best backwater destination-Kumarakom and the tour ends with drive to old city of Cochin.

Included:
  • Facilitator for assistance on initial arrival and final departure
  • 1 Night accommodation in Delhi at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Agra at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pushkar at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Udaipur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Jodhpur at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Jaisalmer at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Bikaner at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Mandawa at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Mahabalipuram at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pondicherry at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Tanjore at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Madurai at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Thekkady at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kumarakom at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • 1 Night accommodation in Cochin at listed hotel on bed and Breakfast basis
  • Sightseeing the beautiful and ancient architecture of havelis in Jaisalmer
  • Sightseeing the havelis painted with colorful frescoes in Mandawa
  • Sightseeing the aromatic spice plantations of Thekkady
  • Pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu Priest in Pushkar
  • English-speaking local guides (1-9 Pax) OR accompanying English-speaking tour manager (10 Pax and above)
  • Group Transfers by A/C vehicle:

    - 02 – 03 Pax: Toyota Innova

    - 04 – 09 Pax: Tempo Traveler

    - 10 – 14 Pax: Mini coach

    - 15 Pax onwards: Large coach

  • Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
  • Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
  • 1 Bottled mineral water during long drives
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Monument entrance fee and permits
  • Shoe covers at the Taj Mahal
  • Garlanding upon arrival in India
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • All presently applicable taxes
Excluded:
  • Meals not mentioned as being included
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Camera and Video fees
  • Beverages with meals
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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Day 1: New Delhi Arrival

Welcome to Delhi, India! a monumental city with a vibrant mix of old and new teeming bazaars, stately British boulevards, powerful Mughal palaces and forts, and intricate, ethereal towers, temples and tombs. On arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be met and assisted by our company executive and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi

Day 2: Welcome Agra

Tour Old and New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site, India Gate (the War Memorial) and the Presidents House (from the outside), the Baha’i Lotus Temple (closed on Mondays) - this distinctive lotus shaped marvel in marble is a symbol of peace, the Qutub Minar a stunning 240-foot minaret, the tallest in the world surrounded by an elaborate complex built in the Indo-Islamic architectural tradition.

Drive to Agra. On arrival check-in.

Overnight in Agra

Day 3: Proceeding Agra

This morning visit Taj Mahal a sunrise (closed on Fridays). Often considered the pinnacle of Mughal art in India, the Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. When declaring it a world heritage site, UNESCO described it as “the jewel of Muslim art in India”. There are few words that can describe the magnificence of this monument. Marvel as light and colors transform this stunning monument in the beautiful dawn glow.

Return back to the hotel.

Later take a marble craftsmanship demonstration.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional Tour

Half day tour of Agra:

Starting with the visit of Itmad-Ud-Daulah monument, known as the "Baby Taj", the first Mughal structure totally built from marble. We will also visit the Sikandra, the sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar which blends Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Christian motifs and styles.

Later we will discover the Agra Fort, another UNESO heritage site built and added to between the 16th and 17th centuries by successive rulers of the Mughal Dynasty. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan upgraded it to a palace and later it became his gilded prison for 8 years after his son Aurangzeb seized power. The elegant building inside reflects an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles.

Overnight in Agra.

  • Remarks: Please check with the tour guide and re-confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready at-least 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.

Day 4: Jaipur Arrival

Drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri an eerily abandoned capital from the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. Akbar built this city to celebrate the birth of his son and future heir to the throne, Emperor Jahangir. While Akbar is believed to have been illiterate, he took great interest in the arts and architecture; Fatehpur Sikri is one of his masterworks.

Sadly, it served as capital for little more than a decade, eventually abandoned for lack of accessible water.

On arrival check in to the hotel. Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital is also known as the Pink City. The origin of this nickname becomes immediately apparent as you enter the old city walls and greet the pink-colored buildings that rise at every turn

Rest of time at leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional Tour

Authentic Rajasthani dinner with Local family:

After a traditional welcome by your host, learn about their culture, cuisine, rituals and festivals. Listen to the stories of the Pink City from your charming hosts, admire the traditional décor of Hindu gods and Savor the great flavors of Rajasthani cuisine. Sit down with the family to feast on naans, lentils, curry, and dal- bati etc, as well as many other dishes typical of Rajasthan, including a dessert or sweet dish.

Day 5: Continuing Jaipur

Start with an exhilarating excursion to Amber Fort perched on top of a hill. A royal ride on elephant (subject to availability) up the hill like the Maharajas of past times and visit the Jagmandir (the hall of victory). Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of town, the palace was constructed in the 1590s by Maharaja Man Singh, the commander of Akbar’s army, and was largely motivated by the highly defensible location. This is a beautiful and very well preserved structure, built on four levels and surrounded by ruins, which served as the backdrop for the Mira Nair movie “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.” Enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.

Optional Tour:

Half Day Jaipur city tour:

Start exploring the city by a stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). This magnificent structure was built to allow the royal ladies of the palace to discretely watch the grand processions along the main street. The city palace was built between 1729 and 1732 by the ruler of Amber Sawai Jai Singh II. City palace has a large part of total area of Jaipur which is surrounded by battle door. The palace complex was built like there is another city in a city. A complex of courtyards, gardens, buildings, temples, fountains, pounds, courts, horse stable, workshops and playgrounds.

Continue to the impressive Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the early 1700s by Maharaja Jai Sing II, the astronomer to which this city owes its name. The term "Jantar Mantar" literally means "instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens". It houses various architectural and astrological instruments that have caught the interests of astronomers, historians and architects around the world. It is considered to be one of the largest observatories ever built.

While you are in the city, you can also visit the nearby popular street markets of Jaipur like Renowned Johori bazaar with hundreds of jewelry vendors, plus handcrafted clothing, furniture, art & more.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 6: Pushkar Tour

Drive to Pushkar a sacred city for Hindus. Surrounded by hills on three sides and sand dunes on the fourth, Pushkar forms a fascinating location and a befitting backdrop for the annual religious and cattle fair (held in November). A quiet, secluded desert town for 51 weeks a year, for just a few days it becomes an incredible and authentic extravaganza during the annual Pushkar Fair. Drawing people from all around the globe, it is also quite possibly the largest camel and cattle-trading fair in the world

Afternoon, arrive in Pushkar; check in to the hotel. Enjoy a walking tour of the holy city of the God, Brahma; visit the holy Pushkar Lake and the famous 8th century Brahma Temple dedicated to Lord Brahma the creator of the universe and the only Bull temple in the world. Experience a special Pooja ceremony at a Ghat with a Hindu priest on the banks of Pushkar Lake. Overnight in Pushkar (Special Deluxe Tents during the Pushkar Camel Fair)

Day 7: Udaipur

After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Udaipur is the majestic city of lakes and palaces. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 and fondly referred to as Rajasthan’s most romantic city, its rich history is matched by its picturesque setting among the Aravalli Mountains and three manmade lakes. On arrival in Udaipur; check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional Tour

Sunset cruise on Lake Pichola:

Sailing past picturesque Ghats and palaces, stopping at the island of Jag Mandir, a 17th century water palace that witnessed two important historical events. It was the refuge for Prince Khurram, later known as Shah Jahan, when he was exiled by his father and later during the uprising of 1857, the island offered safety to several British families who fled from nearby Née much.

Day 8: Proceeding Udaipur

Begin our day at the City Palace, overlooking the blue waters of Lake Pichola. Maharana Udai Singh initiated construction in 1559 A.D. and it was subsequently expanded, with impressive uniformity, by several succeeding Maharanas. The palace consists of a number of beautiful courtyards and gardens. The main hall has been converted into a museum, housing opulent artifacts and original works of art. Inside the complex we will find the exquisite crystal gallery, exhibiting 19th century pieces including crystal chandeliers, tables, sofas and beds. We will continue walking towards the Jagdish Temple to study its many remarkable friezes. Lavishly built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, it is easy to understand why Jagdish is the most venerated Hindu temple in Udaipur. Afterwards we will explore the Old City, wandering through its bustling streets lined with art shops, spice vendors, tailors and more.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Jodhpur Tour

Drive to Jodhpur, en-route visit Ranakpur Temple built in the 15th century and located in a valley on the western side of the Aravali Range. Ranakpur is considered one of the five holiest sites of the Jain community and is exceptionally beautiful. Over 1444 marble pillars, each differently carved in exquisite detail; support the temple although legend has it that it is really impossible to count the pillars. Not to be missed in the temple is one carving out of a single stone with 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails.

Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jaisalmer Arrival

This morning visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Jaisalmer founded by Prince Jaisal in 1156. Jaisalmer was a major staging post on the trade route across the forbidding Thar Desert. The first glimpse of the honey colored walls of the fort, rising out of the hot and barren desert is magical. Untouched by time, Jaisalmer, with its golden crenulated walls, narrow streets lined with exquisite havelis, has a medieval ambience.

Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 11: Jaisalmer Tour

Tour Jaisalmer; the fort, often referred to as the Golden Fort because of the color of the stone, encloses palaces decorated with delicate jali or lattice worked screens, carved doors and floral carvings and elaborately carved 12th to 16th century Jain temples. The havelis in both the fort and the town are exceptional, similar in style to the homes of Venetian merchants; the havelis were the mansions of wealthy traders. The houses are decorated with beautifully carved facades, screens and windows. Each haveli has an inner courtyard surrounded by richly decorated apartments. Walk through the narrow streets of the fort to see the Nathmalji-ki-Haveli with its beautiful arched roof with carved brackets in the form of peacocks; Patwon-ki-Haveli the most elaborate and magnificent haveli and best known for its latticed façade and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Outside the walls of the fortified town is the small oasis of Gadi Sagar, which led Prince Jaisal to found his city.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional Tour

Enjoy a unique camel ride:

See the sunset at Sam Dunes known for its enormous stretch of sweeping dunes with little or no vegetation that make it a surrealistic landscape with ever changing patterns carved by winds on the sand. Enjoy a camel ride out on the dunes at sunset before returning to “base camp” for beer/soft drinks and snacks while being entertained by folk singers and dance performances.

Day 12: Head to Bikaner

Morning breakfast, check-out and drive to Bikaner. Arrive in Bikaner; check in to the hotel. Spend time day at leisure.

Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 13: Mandawa

Today proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort, begun by Raja Rai Singh in the 16th century, but was added on over the next three centuries. The outer wall, built of light red sandstone is surrounded by a moat, and within are beautifully designed palaces with balconies, kiosks, fine jali or lattice work screens with richly decorated interiors.The Badal Mahal in the fort has walls covered with stories from Krishna’s life, whilst the walls of the oldest palace,the Lal Niwas, are elaborately decorated in red and gold. Drive to Mandawa.

In the afternoon arrive at Mandawa; check in to the hotel. Enjoy a walking tour of Mandawa dominated by a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Visit Chokhani and Ladia Havelis and the street with Saraf Havelis.

Overnight in Mandawa.

Day 14: Mahabalipuram Arrival

After breakfast, check-out and depart for Delhi. On arrival transfer, directly to airport to board flight for Chennai.

Welcome to Chennai! On arrival at Chennai International Airport you will be met and assisted by our company executive and transferred to Mamallapuram with its picturesque location on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon.

Mamallapuram is referred to as an ‘open-air museum’. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Mamallapuram.

Day 15: Proceeding Mahabalipuram

Day free at leisure. You may relax by the beach. The spectacular Mahabalipuram beach is shored by the Bay of Bengal with the dreamy rock cut sculptures astonishing to the eyes.

The ancient port city of the Pandavas full of activities on the sea side, it still breathes with the pallava art forms.

Overnight in Mamallapuram

Optional Tour

Half Day Mamallapuram City Tour:

Visit Arjuna's Penance. Nothing can prepare you for the wonderful bas-reliefs covering two huge boulders. The exquisite detail, dating from the 7th century, depicts the flow of the Ganges down from the Himalayan mountains as well as scenes from Indian daily life. You won't believe that the Five Rathas shrines are carved whole from an outcrop of rock. Each of the five temples is dedicated to heroes from the great epic of the Mahabharata. Spend time admiring the detail of the carvings which include gods, humans and elephants and wonder why the temples are incomplete and were never consecrated.

Authentic Lunch at a local restaurant: USD 32 Per person (min 02 Pax)

Indian cuisine served in Thalai vazhai ilai which means the top part of a banana leaf. In a clean banana leaf, first in the top a thayir pachadi (curd + vegetable), a varuval (deep fried vegetable), a kootu, a poriyal (vegetables) are offered

  • Remarks: Please check with the tour guide and re-confirm your pick-up time. Please be ready at-least 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time

Day 16: Puducherry Tour

Depart for Pondicherry attractively set on the Bay of Bengal with delightful unspoiled beaches. This surprising town is a throwback to colonial times when it was a French enclave, but is now richly blended with Tamil culture. Those used to British colonial architecture will enjoy the Gallic imprint with the profusion of Catholic churches and distinctly French buildings and excellent French restaurants. En-route visit Auroville, the French village inspired by the Mother as a place where people can come together, regardless of nationality, belief or colour, to live a meaningful life. Experimental buildings combining Western and Indian elements are located along the narrow rural road shaded by lush greenery. This utopia supports itself through agriculture, handicrafts and alternative technology. Well known for the Shri Aurobindo Ashram that was set up by one of his disciples, a Parisian known as The Mother, in his memory and is one of the most active ashrams in India. Check-in to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Pondicherry.

Day 17: Thanjavur Tour

Drive to Tanjore a bustling market town in one of the main rice-growing regions of Tamil Nadu, Tanjore was once the capital of the Chola Empire and, although many buildings from that period no longer survive, the town is still full of lovely temples. En-route you may stop at Dharasuram Temple built in memory of the White elephant; Airavath from the god’s family, the temple’s original name was “Airavatheshwar.”. Check-In to the hotel. Rest of the day leisure.

Overnight in Tanjore

Day 18: Madurai Arrival

Explore Tanjore; visit Brihadeshvara Temple. This magnificent temple, over 1000 years old and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, evokes the power of the Chola kings as it towers over the town. Study the detailed inscriptions which depict temple life and the dancers, musicians, potters, goldsmiths and astrologers who lived there. With a history of traditional bronze casting here you will have the opportunity to view the masters at work using the lost-wax method. This method, used to create sacred temple bronzes during the Chola

period, is still practiced today and is being passed down through the generations to ensure that bronze casting continues to thrive.

Afternoon, continue on to Madurai, a vast, pulsating city, one of the oldest cities in South India, dating back 2500 years, sprawls along the banks of the River Vaigai. Wander through the fun, packed streets which are full of pilgrims, wandering cows, open-air kitchens and colourful bazaars. Arrive in the evening and check in to the hotel.

Overnight in Madurai

Day 19: Proceeding Madurai

Day at leisure or pre-book one of our optional tour.

Overnight in Madurai

Optional Tour

Cycle rickshaw tour of the city:

The Bi-Cycle Rickshaw tour of Madurai offers you a memorable experience. It takes you through the interesting narrow streets & lanes of Madurai showing the typical life of locals. The rickshaw pullers of Madurai became unpopular with the locals, as the locals preferred the more modern mode of transport. The Cycle Rickshaw, the most eco friendly form of transport was fast being phased out and the hundred and twenty rickshaw pullers of Madurai were being deprived of their livelihood as they were unable to buy modern forms of transport like the auto rickshaw/taxi etc. To give these pullers another lease of life we have designed this tour as part of our commitment to promote responsible tourism. By taking this tour you are supporting the rickshaw pullers and at the same time encouraging locals to use rickshaws. By Cycle Rickshaw we visit the Flower, Fruit & Spice Market, stop to admire the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, visit the Gandhi Museum, and small scale industries like vessel and cloth making.

Day 20: Thekkady Arrival

After breakfast, Drive to Peiryar, also known as Thekkady, a breathtakingly beautiful sanctuary located nearly 1800 m above sea level in the dense semi and evergreen deciduous forests of Idukki district. Thekkady is a landlocked home for its myriad fauna and flora as well as for the Mannans, Palians and Ooralie tribes who still continue their ancient methods of herding and bee keeping.

Afternoon Check-in to the hotel.

Later enjoy a guided Spice Plantation tour in the area. Renowned for their spice

plantations, the Cardamom Hills are the ideal location to explore a garden where spices and other aromatic plants are grown. Learn about their use in the preparation of local cuisine and their medicinal properties.

You may also enjoy an optional short ride on an elephant (supplement cost applicable) to get the best view of the stunning scenery.

Overnight in Periyar.

Day 21: Welcome Kumarakom

Morning at leisure or pre-book one of our optional tour.

Afternoon, depart for Kumarakom a cluster of tiny islands almost impossibly beautiful, surrounded by a labyrinth of tropical waterways. Kumarakom is the jumping off point to join a boat to explore the Kerala backwaters.

Overnight in Kumarakom

Optional Tour

Take a river safari on Lake Periyar:

Rise early for the best chance to spot elephant, deer, wild boar, mongoose and colourful birds on a dawn walk. Your experienced guide will know the best places for game viewing and, if you are extremely lucky, you may even come across elusive leopard and tiger.

Day 22: Continuing Kumarakom

Spend day at leisure.

Overnight in Kumarakom

Day 23: Kochi

Drive to Cochin where European influences are instantly apparent in this charming town picturesquely located on a number of islands squeezed between the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters. The maritime history of Cochin is reflected in its blend of Dutch, Portuguese and British architecture.

Overnight in Cochin

Optional Tour

Half a day Cochin City tour:

Afternoon meander through the old districts of Mattancherry and Fort Cochin where the various European influences are most apparent with merchant houses and old warehouses cramming the waterfront and narrow streets. Take in the St Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, and the highly-decorated Santa Cruz Basilica. Allow time to admire the colourful murals, including depictions of the Ramayana, in the 16th century Dutch Palace. Linger in the colourful, pungent spice markets before moving on to the much-photographed Chinese nets that line the shore of Fort Cochin.

Watch Kathakali dance show & dinner at a beautiful restaurant: USD 50 per person, min 02 pax.

The epic Ramayana comes to life at a Kathakali performance, traditional Keralan dance, where the characters use larger than life gestures, wear outrageous costumes and dramatic make up. It is another "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by its elaborately colorful make-up and face masks wearing actor-dancers, who have traditionally been all males. After the dance is over, proceed to the restaurant at Hotel Fort house which is situated just opposite to the dance theatre. This waterfront restaurant offers a pleasant ambience, generated by the fresh sea breeze and the gentle sounds of water lapping against the pier. Seafood dishes - a hallmark of the Kerala Latin Christian cuisine - are among their specialties. Their dishes bear the flavour and diversity of home- cooked food and avoid the overuse of spices.

Day 24: Final Departure

Today you will be transferred to Cochin International Airport for your return flight home.

Accommodation :
Hotels:
  • Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida / New Delhi
  • Four Points by Sheraton Agra Hotel / Agra
  • Indana Palace Jaipur / Jaipur
  • Pushkar Resorts / Pushkar
  • Justa Sajjangarh Resort & Spa / Udaipur 
  • Ranbanka Palace / Jodhpur
  • Desert Tulip Hotel & Resort / Jaisalmer
  • Lalgarh Palace / Bikaner
  • The Desert Resort Mandawa / Mandawa
  • Ideal Beach Resort / Mahabalipuram
  • Hotel Atithi Pondicherry / Puducherry
  • Hotel Sangam Tanjore / Thanjavur
  • Heritage Madurai / Madurai 
  • The Elephant Court / Thekkady
  • Aveda Resorts and Spa / Kumarakom
  • Le Meridien Kochi / Kochi
May-Sept
$ 2280 Price Per Person
Oct-April
$ 2490 Price Per Person
  • Note: These prices are valid only for minimum 2 Persons

 

Dates: 

  • 17th January 2019
  • 14th Feburary 2019
  • 7th & 28th March 2019
  • 4th & 11th & 18th April 2019
  • 9th & 16th May 2019
  • 12th & 19th Septmber 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 14th & 21st November 2019
  • 19th December 2019

 

Prices:

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best possible price. Prices valid all the year, except during Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019.

 

 

Child Policy:

- 0 - 4.99 Free of Charge

- 5 - 10 pay 25% of tour price

- 11 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

 

Note: If the tour package includes flights, trains, jungle safari, private monument, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

 

 

Payment Policy: 

An invoice shall be generated, once received confirmation on a tour. The deposit 50% of the total cost, will be required at the time of confirmation. You can pay by bank transfer or credit card. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. The balance 50% is payable 30 days before the commencement of the tour plus any applicable insurance premiums. 

Note: Kindly note that in special cases wherein a hotel requires 100% payment in advance (during festive period i.e. Pushkar Fair, Christmas, New Year, etc.), will be payable along with 50% tour deposit. As per hotel policy, this amount will not be refundable.  

 

 

Tour Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing. The cancellation charges shall be as follows:

  • If you cancel before 45 days of tour commencement date, there will be no cancellation fees, except components which require per booking (train, flight and safaris).  
  • If you cancel on or before 44-30 days of tour commencement date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • If you cancel on or before 29-15 days of tour commencement date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged. 
  • Less than 14 Days before arrival 100% cancellation will be applicable. 


Changes By You: 

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline/ train fees or penalties.

 

Passports & Visa Fees:

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required; in addition, travelers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveler.

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