North India Tour, Highlights of North India Tour

Highlights of North India Tour (Group Tour)
(13 Days / 12 Nights)
(Delhi-Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Gwalior-Jhansi-Orchha-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Delhi)

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During the Tour "The Highlight of North India" you will get to know the best of North India. The Glory of Rajput dynasty, highlights of Mugnai architecture, magnificent forts and Hindu Temple will not only leave an unforgettable impression but the scenic beauty of the villages and colourful dresses of the people of North India will also accompany you during your journey.
 One of the highlights of the tour would be in Varanasi where you have a boat ride on the holy river of Ganges and observe the rituals performed by Hindu devotees in the early morning. This Journey is an ideal one to have impression of the brilliant past and lively present of India.


Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)

Around midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the Hotel.

Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous “Humayun Tomb” which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and “Qutub Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies. BD

Day 03. Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km)
Today we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. BD

Day 04. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit “Laxmi Narayan Mandir”, a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance. BD

Day 05. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure. BD

Day 06. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home.  BD

Day 07. Agra - Gwalior (about 125 km)
Today we drive to Gwalior. Gwalior's strategic position between North and South India has made it's Fort an important possession and it was captured by several ruling houses. Some left almost as soon as they came, while others stayed on to build and beautify the citadel. We visit the fort of Gwalior today itself. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 08. Gwalior - Jhansi  - Orchha (about 125 km)
Today we drive to Orchha via Jhansi. In Jhansi we visit the fort of Jhansi. Jhansi Fort is not only one of the most fortified fort in Uttar Pradesh, but also in India. Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha built this fort in the early 17th Century. Jhansi The museum is located in the Fort of Jhansi. The museum offers not only an insight into the history of Jhansi, but the entire region of Bundelkhand. The museum offers an insight into the life of Chandela dynasty. Then we drive to Orchha. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. In the afternoon arrival in Orchha. Rest of the day at leisure.  BD

Day 09. Orchha - Khajuraho (about 178 km)

In the morning we visit the temples and palaces in Orchha and later drive to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India. Rest of the time free for leisure at the hotel. BD

Day 10. Khajuraho - Varanasi (By flight)
Today morning we visit the temple complex of Eastern Group and Western Group to see the most beautiful temples in India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple which is dedicated to god Vishnu. The presence of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the expression among others of the celebration of all human activities displaying different aspects of Hinduism. In the afternoon we take flight to Varanasi. Varanasi is no doubt India’s most sacred city and thus visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called the city of light. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC. Arrival in Hotel. In the evening drive to the Ganges for evening prayer (Evening Aarti) experience.

Day 11. Varanasi
In the early morning we take a boat ride on the holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the noon we visit the city of Varanasi.
Optional: A drive can be organized to Sarnath (10 km). Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer park. BD

Day 12. Varanasi - Delhi (by air)
In Afternoon we take a flight from Varanasi to Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure (more sightseeing, shopping, etc.). BD

Day 13.Flight to Home
Around midnight flight to home destination.

About Hotels:
We provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour. Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels. The criteria for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money. We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

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Highlights of North India Group Tour – Indicative group tour cost in Euro on per person basis from 2 to 18 Traveler
(Year 2017- 2018)

Group Travel Dates

Tour cost in Euro from 2 person to 18 person

2

3-5

6-9

10-13

14-18

 

Room Type*

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

DBL

SRS*

             
13.03.17 - 25.03.17 € 1475 € 1335 € 1245 € 1295 € 1240 € 550
             
03.04.17 - 15.04.17 € 1265 € 1125 € 1030 € 1080 € 1025 € 315
19.09.17 - 01.10.17 € 1265 € 1125 € 1030 € 1080 € 1025 € 315
             
03.10.17 - 15.10.17 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
17.10.17 - 29.10.17 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
14.11.17 - 26.11.17 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
05.12.17 - 17.12.17 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
16.01.18 - 28.01.18 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
06.02.18 - 18.02.18 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
13.03.18 - 25.03.18 € 1625 € 1470 € 1370 € 1425 € 1365 € 605
             
03.04.18 - 15.04.18 € 1390 € 1240 € 1135 € 1190 € 1130 € 345
             


* The international flights are not included in the given cost.
* Approx. 07 weeks before the start of the trip, we will let you know how many participants have signed up for this trip, as the cost of the Tour varies depending on the number of participants.
* For single person traveling alone the “Single Room Supplement” is not valid and a surcharge will be levied on it.
* The tour cost may increase subject to fuel price hike.
* Visa fees (about € 105) are not included in the given tour cost.
* Domestic flights (Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi) during this trip are included in the given tour cost (maximum Euro 150).

 

*Our Team will be in touch with you regarding the total Tour members in the group as the cost of the tour depend on the number of Travelers, with the increasing number of participants there will be discount at the time of final payment (accordingly to the table).

*Single Room Supplement not valid
DBL* = double room * SRS = Single room supplement

 

Proposed Hotels

Nights

Indo Vacations – Inclusions in the given tour cost:

  • Complete sightseeing program as per the itinerary

  • Visit to a typical Rajasthani Desert Village

  • Meeting with students and teachers in a school

  • Accommodation in a double room with shower /bath & WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Half board (breakfast and dinner in the booked Hotels)

  • One dinner with traditional music and dance performance during the tour.

  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person / day)

  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi, Elephant ride in Amber, Boat ride in Varanasi.

  • An air-conditioned vehicle, including insurance, fuel etc. with chauffeur (experienced, reliable and English speaking) during the entire tour.

  • Complete sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • Valid guaranteed Contract for the services to be provided by our travel agency.

  • Luggage handling at the hotels

  • Accommodation in double room with shower or bath / WC in the hotels as indicated.

  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Travel literature

  • All Applicable taxes

  • Guidance and assistance throughout the tour by a English-speaking local guide (An accompanying Escort would be provided 10 travelers onward).


Not included are:
 International Flights, Camera fees, tips, drinks and any expenses of a personal nature and services which are not covered under inclusions !


Note:

  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

  • Flight schedule, hotel and program modifications may take place in case of an emergency.

  • You will need to apply for a Visa to enter India. Please get the visa well in time. On request we will send you more information.

  • For individual Arrivals you will be picked up at no extra cost from the airport and transferred to the booked hotel (advance notice and flight details will be  required).

  • In case the number of tour participants is not achieved to operate a group there is possibility that a surcharge must be levied, or alternatively we reserve the right to withdraw from the travel contract not later than 14 days prior to departure before. (Most of the tour operations are guaranteed on two travelers).

  • Indo Vacations reserve the right of changes which may be beyond our control.

    Testimonials & References from the customers who already traveled with us!

Hotel Hans Plaza, Delhi (Deluxe)***

Delhi

3

Hotel Ramada / Hotel Park Prime****

Jaipur
 2

Hotel Clarks Shiraz****

Agra

2

Hotel Deo Bagh, Gwalior (Heritage)*** Gwalior
1
Amar Mahal (Heritage)**** Orchha
1

Hotel Clarks Khajuraho*****

Khajuraho

1

Hotel Radisson Blu, Varanasi*****

Varanasi

2

Total Nights

12


Heritage Hotels:
Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually. Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden Maharaja days.

 
Details for the vehicles used are available at the below given links:
 

For 1 - 3 person – Etios / Swift Dzire - (4 seats)

For 3 - 5 person – Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo - (6 seats)

For 6-9 person - Tempo Traveler - (10 seats)

For 10-15 person mini-bus (18 seats)

For 16-28 passenger bus - (30-35 seats)

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