A Classical Journey of India

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Bharatpur - Agra - Karauli - Jaipur - Mandawa - Delhi

Operates : Every Saturday arrival in Delhi

Price : € 495 per Person

Durations 8 D / 7 N

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi Arrive at Delhi International airport.

This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon visit New Delhi drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Bhartpur Morning drive to Bharatpur (215 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Afternoon proceed by cycle rickshaws to the famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29 sq. kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom spend winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Bharatpur – Agra - Bharatpur Morning drive to Agra (56 kms) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri - drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions.

Later visit the Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The Taj complex comprises a forecourt, a lofty entrance, a charming formal Mughal garden with canals and a central tank with a series of fountains, the tomb proper, and an attached mosque on the west and it’s symmetrical counterpart on the east. The Taj is remarkable for its perfect proportion and rich pietra dura, with minute details executed with great skill. The building, often styled "a dream in marble" is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).

Day 04: Bharatpur – Karauli Morning drive to o Agra (130 kms).
Karauli (also formerly spelled Karoli or Kerowlee) is a town lying in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The town is the administrative center of Karauli District, and was formerly the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Karauli. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05:Karauli - Jaipur Morning at leisure. later to Jaipur (180 kms). Upon arrival in Jaipur – check into the hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Jaipur – Mandawa Morning drive to Mandawa (157 km). Upon arrival in Mandawa, check-in at hotel.

Afternoon visit the town, a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. You can wander through the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate & lively frescoes, cataloging the life, habits/fashions of the Marwari community. Overnight at hotel Day 08: Mandawa – Out Depart from Mandawa for your onwards Journey of Royal Forts and Palaces

01 Oct, 2013 till 30 March, 2014 (Except 20 Dec, 2013 till 05 Jan, 2014)

€ 710 Per person cost in Euros

  • Land cost (minimum 2 guests travelling) Euro 710
  • Single room supplement Euro 310
  • Half board (dinners) Euro 105
  • Full board (lunches + dinners) Euro 180
  • Supplement for single traveler Euro 320

Hotel Details

City Hotel name / room category No. of nights
Delhi Hotel Hans Plaza (Executive room) 01
Bharatpur Hotel Laxmi Vlas Palace (Standard room) 02
Karauli Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Standard room) 01
Jaipur Hotel Mandawa Haveli (standard room) 02
Mandawa Hotel Castle Mandawa (Standard room) 01

 

 

The above cost does include:

  • 07 night’s hotel accommodation includes breakfast and all current applicable taxes.
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and intercity transfers by air conditioned transportation.
  • Road tax, parking fees and driver’s overnight wages.
  • Services of a German speaking escort/guide for the entire tour program for 4 persons & above. For 1-3 persons; we will provide German/English speaking local guides at each city for the sightseeing tours as per program.
  • Cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • All current applicable government taxes.

 

The above cost does not include:

  • Any personal expenses such as laundry bills, telephone bills, alcoholic beverages and airport tax.
  • Any other cost that is not mentioned in the itinerary & inclusions.
  • Tips and other such cost, which is to be paid to the drivers, guides, porters etc.
  • Visa fees or International / domestic flight tickets and insurance.
  • The cost is based on current fuel prices, taxes and other statutory levies.  In case of any increase in the same or any other inputs, we reserve the right to amend the price accordingly.
  • The cost is based on current exchange rates. In case of more than 4% difference in exchange rates (at the time of operation of the tour) we reserve the right to adjust prices accordingly.