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15 Day India Royal Discovery Tour 2017 - 2018

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – DELHI
Depart Australia on Singapore Airlines in the morning for Delhi, India. Upon arrival, our guide in Delhi will meet & assist at international airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Connaught Hotel**** or similar in Delhi.

Day 02: DDELHI SIGHTSEEING (B.L.D)
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi & New Delhi includes India Gate, Parliament House, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk on cycle rickshaw & Red Fort. Stay overnight at Connaught Hotel**** or similar in Delhi.

Day 03: DELHI – AGRA (B.D)
In the morning, depart for Agra. On arriva, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Agra. Stay overnight at Howard Park Plaza Hotel**** or similar in Agra.

Day 04: AGRA (B.L.D)
Early morning, sunrise visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. This beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Later visit the magnificent Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 -1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers, followed by a drive around the city and the bazaar. Stay overnight at Howard Park Plaza Hotel**** or similar in Agra.

Day 05: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR (B.L.D)
Morning departure for Jaipur en route visiting the deserted capital of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri. This city was abandoned due to political reasons. Among the principal attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls, palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of Salim Chishti, the Panchmahal, and the Buland Darwaza, which is among the biggest gates in Asia. Total distance approx 245 kms / 7 hrs including Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Stay overnight at Alsisar Haveli**** or similar in Jaipur.

Day 06: JAIPUR (B.L.D)
After breakfast we proceed to visit the Amber Fort, located 11 kilometres away from Jaipur. En-route, visit the Hawa Mahal. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachawaha dynasty before Jai Singh founded Jaipur. Ride an elephant to reach the gates of the fort. In the afternoon take a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work, which is a specialty of Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple built in white marble. Stay overnight at Alsisar Haveli**** or similar in Jaipur.

Day 07: JAIPUR – DEOGARH (B.D)
In the morning, drive to Deogarh. Arrive at Deogarh and check in at a palace hotel. The castle is situated on a hillock, which is encircled by the Deogarh town. Explore surroundings on own. Stay overnight at Deogarh Mahal Palace Hotel**** or similar in Deogarh.

Day 08: DEOGARH – UDAIPUR (B.L)
In the morning, drive to Udaipur. Arrive at Udaipur and check into hotel. Afternoon enjoy sightseeing tour of Udaipur include Fateh Sagar lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1754 A.D; the Jagdish Temple, the largest and most venerated temple of Udaipur and Sahelion-Ki-Bari, consisting of an ornamental pool with delicately carved chhatris of black and white marble and soft stone. Stay overnight at Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel**** or similar in Udaipur.

Day 09: UDAIPUR (B.L.D)
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The foundation of the city has an interesting legend associated with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditations on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to build a palace at this favourable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheatre of low mountains. Maharana followed the advice of the hermit and founded the city in 1559 A.D. Stay overnight at Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel**** or similar in Udaipur.

Day 10: UDAIPUR – JODHPUR (B.L)
Morning drive to Jodhpur via the famous marble temple of Ranakpur (5-6 hrs). Check into hotel. Stay overnight at Karni Bhawan Hotel**** or similar in Jodhpur.

Day 11: JODHPUR (B.L.D)
Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. A high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions encompasses the city. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Stay overnight at Karni Bhawan Hotel**** or similar in Jodhpur.

Day 12: JODHPUR – PUSHKAR (B.L)
In the morning drive to Pushkar, holy city of Rajasthan & famous for the cattle fair, mostly held in the month of November every year. Check into hotel. In the evening visit Brahma Temple & Pushkar Lake. Stay overnight Pushkar Palace Hotel or similar in Pushkar.

Day 13: PUSHKAR – NEEMRANA (B.L.D)
After breakfast drive to Neemrana ( 275 Kms & 5 Hrs ). Upon arrival, check into hotel. It is Rajasthan's closest palace from New Delhi on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, only 100 km from Delhi's international airport. Sited on a majestic plateau, it is concealed in a horseshoe formation of the billion year old Aravalli ranges. Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts. Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo and Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom. The property covers 25 acres/10 hectares and the stepped palaces of this architectural jewel cut into the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres/1.2 hectares and rises to 10 levels commanding the most splendid views. Included is a vista pool to the horizon. From 1986, the ruins of this Fort-Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed. The rooms are furnished with aneclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial furniture, antiques and objets d'art. Most rooms have private balconies or terraces and the loos are designed to have views! Stay overnight at Neemran Fort and Palace Hotel**** or similar at Neemrana.

Day 14: NEEMRANA – DELHI – AUSTRALIA (B)
After breakfast take the walking tour of the near by villages and also visit stepwell on Camel Cart. In the afternoon drive to Delhi for your flight back to Australia via Singapore on Singapore Airlines.

Day 15: AUSTRALIA
Arrive home in Australia. Your unforgettable India tour ends.

 

                                15-Day India Royal Discovery Tour(Tour Code: IRD)

                                              Departure Dates and Tour Prices

Departing Australia

Returning to Australia

Singapore Airlines ex Sydney, Melbourne,

Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

10 Feb. 17

24 Feb. 17

$4,380

10 Mar. 17

24 Mar. 17

$4,380

07 Apr. 17

21 Apr. 17

$4,380

12 May 17

26 May 17

$4,380

07 Jul. 17

21 Jul. 17

$4,380

08 Sep. 17

22 Sep. 17

$4,480

06 Oct. 17

20 Oct. 17

$4,480

03 Nov. 17

17 Nov 17

$4,480

15 Dec. 17

29 Dec. 17

$5,080

09 Feb. 18

23 Feb. 18

$4,480

09 Mar. 18

23 Mar. 18

$4,480

06 Apr. 18

20 Apr. 18

$4,480

11 May 18

25 May 18

$4,480

06 Jul. 18

20 Jul. 18

$4,480

07 Sep. 18

21 Sep. 18

$4,580

05 Oct. 18

19 Oct. 18

$4,580

02 Nov. 18

16 Nov 18

$4,580

14 Dec. 18

28 Dec. 18

$5,180

Prices are in Australian dollar, per person, twin share.

Single supplement: $1,030         Land only: $2,930

PS: Member discount of $50 will apply to this tour (If you are not our ADT travel club member yet, you are welcome to join now. Membership is free. As soon as you sign up, you are entitled to having this discount). Further discount of $50 will apply to returning customers.

Inclusions:
1. Singapore Airlines international airfare to India as indicated.
2. International airport taxes, fuel surcharge and airlines levy (currently $830, subject to change).
3. Twin-share accommodation at 4 star hotels.
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary.
5. Sightseeing tours with admission fees included in the itinerary.
6. Transport throughout the trip by A/C vehicle.
7. Service of professional English-speaking local guide.

Exclusions:
1. Travel insurance.
2. Tips to guide and driver ($ 5 per person per day).
3. Visa fee ($110)
4. Personal expenses, camera fee/ Monument entrances (payable directly, total Monument entrance fees: about US $30 per person).

 

 



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