Royal India Small Group Trip

from $1050
Duration
Duration:
14 Days / 13 Nights
Type
Type:
Small Group Tour
Run
Run:
Selected Dates
Overview

Your India small group trip Royal India 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. The tour culminates in Delhi.

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
  • Accommodation at listed hotels in Twin / Double sharing basis
  • 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

  • 1 Bottled mineral water during long drives
  • Demonstration of Carpet weaving and block printing in Jaipur
  • Demonstration of Marble craftsmanship in Agra
  • Admire the beautiful and ancient architecture of havelis in Jaisalmer
  • Explore the havelis painted with colorful frescoes in Mandawa
  • Pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu Priest in Pushkar
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking Tour Manager
  • Monument entrance fee and permits
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Garlanding upon arrival in India
  • Shoe covers at the Taj Mahal
  • All presently applicable taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to India
  • Any optional tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Itinerary
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Day 1: New Delhi Arrival

You start your Royal India Small Group Tour by welcoming 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. 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: Head to Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri an eerily abandoned capital from the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. 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).

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. 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.

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 Arrival

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. Upon 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.

Day 8: Rest of 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.

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.

Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jaisalmer Arrival

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: Continuing Jaisalmer

Visit Jaisalmer's fort, often referred to as the Golden Fort, due to its color of the stone. Also visit 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.

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 Tour

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 the havelis of Chokhani and Ladia Haveli and the street with Saraf Havelis.

Overnight in Mandawa

Day 14: Final Departure / Fly Back Home

After breakfast, we will drive back to Delhi. Free time for last minute shopping. In the evening get transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport to check in for onward flights

Prices
Hotels:
  • Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka / 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

Prices
May-Sept
$ 1050 Price Per Person
Oct-April
$ 1230 Price Per Person
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 are valid all the year, except during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

Children 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

We are offering you to pay a low down payment of just 10% to keep your place on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid only two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour guide. This will give you the chance to book your tour with no risk or any loss.

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.

Flexible cancellation policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. In the event that this happens, we will be refunding you the amount paid in full. Here at Memphis Tours we prioritize your well-being and safety above anything else and aim that our cancellation policy reflect that.

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