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Incredible India – Exclusive Travelzoo Pricing – Land Only

DELHI, TAJ MAHAL, AGRA & JAIPUR

  • Duration: 6 days

   Save $600 per person and $1200 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $1000 per couple on this remarkable travel to India. Reserve by February 18 2016 to qualify for the early booking discount AND exclusive savings for Travelzoo Canada subscribers who use the discount code TZINCA. Space is limited in our India tour packages so please reserve early.
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Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your tour includes
  • 1 night in Delhi
  • 2 nights in Agra
  • 2 nights in Jaipur

 

  • Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi (Delhi)
  • Red Fort (Delhi)
  • Taj Mahal (Agra)
  • Agra Fort
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort (Jaipur)
  • Intra-India ground transportation (note: airport transfers not included for this land only package)
  • Accommodations at deluxe and superior hotels
  • Daily full buffet breakfast (B) and a farewell dinner (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including entrance fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Director and local guides

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Land Only Prices (in USD)
(Air-Inclusive Prices from JFK Available Here)

Begin in Delhi

End in Delhi

Reserve by
Feb 18 2016

Reserve after
Feb 18 2016

2016

 

with Promo Code “TZINCA”

After Sale

Apr 8

Apr 13

$ 389

$ 989

Apr 15

Apr 20 $ 389 $ 989

Apr 29

May 4

$ 389

$ 989

May 6

May 11 $ 389 $ 989

May 13

May 18 $ 389 $ 989

Aug 5

Aug 10 $ 389

$ 989

Aug 26 Aug 31 $ 389

$ 989

Sep 9 Sep 14 $ 389

$ 989

Sep 20 Sep 25 $ 389

$ 989

Departures with international airfare from JFK available here!
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $199 in Apr-May & Aug-Sep ’16
All prices above are based on a check discount of $100.
India visa fee is not included
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 USD per person non-refundable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Trip cancellation and travel insurance are recommended. For complete insurance information, click here. Please note that Quebec are not eligible for this travel insurance plan due to restrictions imposed by the Province.

 

Day 1
Arrive Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi, proceed to your upscale city-center hotel, where you will be greeted to start you tour. Later this evening, your tour director hosts a welcome briefing followed by a short orientation walk to explore lively Connaught Place, located near your hotel! The Park Hotel 
Day 2
Delhi Sightseeing/Drive to Agra.
After a good night’s rest and a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a guided tour to introduce you to Delhi’s major attractions. In exotic Old Delhi visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and view the Jamma Masjid, India’s largest mosque. You’ll also drive by the magnificent Red Fort, built in 1648 as a symbol of Mughal’s power. In New Delhi you’ll see the Birla Temple, the India Gate, the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. You’ll have some free time for lunch on your own before departing Delhi by road to Agra, home of the legendary shrine built and dedicated to love, the Taj Mahal. The Gateway Hotel or Clarks Shiraz Hotel (B)
Day 3
Taj Mahal Excursion.
Agra is an ancient city that came into prominence in Medieval times under the Mughal rulers and was once the capital of a sprawling Mughal kingdom that covered much of southeast Asia. The highlight of this morning’s included tour is a guided visit to the fabled, perfectly proportioned, Taj Mahal considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. This 17th century, white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal who died in childbirth. Building began around 1632 and took over twenty years to complete, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. As you get closer, you’ll see that the white marble surface is covered with floral patterns and beautiful calligraphy made of inlaid jasper. Even today the Taj Mahal remains one of the most breathtaking structures ever built. The balance of the day is free to explore on your own, shop or relax at your luxury hotel’s pool. You may also consider an optional visit to the bustling spice market and to the Agra Fort, a sprawling fortress of mosques and palaces on the banks of the river. (B)
Day 4
Fatehphur Sikri/Jaipur.
After breakfast depart Agra for a visit of Fatehpur Sikri, once a glittering capital, later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Marvel at the well-preserved buildings and red sandstone palaces. Later, voyage by road to Jaipur, the “Pink City”, famous for its exquisite buildings built of rose-colored terra cotta. After you check into your upscale conveniently-located hotel, join your guide for a walk to explore the colorful local bazaar. Park Regis Jaipur. (B)
Day 5
Amber Fort/Jaipur.
This morning venture out of the city to nearby Amber Fort, ancient capital of Rajasthan. You’ll ride an elephant up the imposing hill where the fort is perched. A local expert will guide you through its magnificent ramparts & watchtowers commanding spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the lake below. Visit the ornate chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their unique architecture and decoration. Return to Jaipur where the balance of the day is at leisure to explore as you wish. You may enjoy a rickshaw ride through the picturesque old town or join an optional visit to some of the city’s renowned pink sandstone buildings including the Palace of Winds and the City Palace Museum, housing a magnificent art collection of the Maharajas. Your guide can also arrange for you to attend a unique prayer ritual at a local Hindu temple. (B)
Day 6
Jaipur/Delhi.
Free time this morning for last minute pursuits. Explore the markets and lanes of Jaipur where you can buy spices, unique local souvenirs or bargain for beautiful, hand-woven carpets. Later, voyage back to Delhi, where you’ll join your fellow travelers for a festive farewell dinner that marks the end of your tour to incredible India. (B,D)

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Optional Tours

To enhance and make your India tour packages more complete and memorable, you tour director will offer optional tours. All rates are in US Dollars. Payment should be made in cash (US dollars). Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates.

Day 3
Agra Afternoon Tour ($35 per person)
Afternoon guided visit to Agra Fort, the original red stone fort built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The fort’s maze of courtyards, its marble morque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah “a jewel box in marble”. This mausoleum was built by the Empress Nur Jahan as a gesture of love for her father. The tomb is built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and beautiful inlay of work of semi precious stones. The central chamber contains the yellow marbnle tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife. The tomb is painted with floral decorations and fine marble screens of geometric latticework suffuse the interior in a soft light. Return to your hotel later this afternoon.

Day 5
Jaipur Afternoon City Tour ($35 per person)
This afternoon, proceed for a fascinating guided city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing “Palace of Winds”. This was really a façade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style that has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Later, retun to your hotel.

Days 5
Evening Prayer Ceremony at Birla Temple ($25 per person)
Built by the Birlas, one of the India’s wealthiest families, the Birla Temple is known for its exquisite architecture and is indeed a sight to marvel at. A wonderful example of Indian architecture, the Birla Temple is defined by many exquisitely carved pillars, stained glass paintings that depict many gods and goddesses and a divine spiritual aura. There are three domes that represent three different faiths. The Birla TempleICI  is an idol of Lord Shiva carved in white marble. Inside, the beautiful idols of Sita Ram are sure to enthrall many. Come evening, visitors can be a part of the Aarti ceremony when the idols of Ram Sita are dressed up in beautiful costumes. The way the entire temple lights up is quite magical! Transportation to and from your hotel is included.

Day 5
Evening Rickshaw Ride ($25 per person)
The beautifully decorated rickshaw awaits you with his rickshaw to take you on a wonderful adventure through the lanes of Jaipur. The rickshaw puller takes you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different view of the colorful town experience all together. The ride gives you a chance to glance at the colorful streets of Jaipur. You’ll ride through the Old Town and brings you face to face with wonderfully laid out shops and bazaars.

Trip Preparation

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Canadian and U.S. citizens passport holders must be in possession of a valid visa for India.  To obtain a visa for India, Canadian citizens can either apply directly for an Indian e-Tourist Visa (eTV) at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html or work with the designated outsourced agency BLS International Services Canada (website: http://www.blsindia-canada.com/). Alternatively, we arranged an alternate visa processing service “CIBT” to facilitate this for you for an additional handling fee. Please use the following link to download instructions and forms at http://www.cibt.com/home.aspx?Login=50002. You may also contact CIBT at 1-800-406-1523 to have a form mailed to you. Please note that visa procedures may change at any time, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before your trip.

FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your final documents will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.

CLIMATE

India daytime temperatures average in the 80’s in March and April, in the 90’s from May through September and in the 70’s and 80’s from November through February.  Overnight temperatures are somewhat cooler.

NON-INCLUDED MEALS

The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants.  Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.

FOREIGN AIRPORT TAXES

Delhi Airport Development Fee of $30 per person must be paid individually upon departure from India.

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency (US dollars or Canadian dollars may also be accepted).  Your hotel will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency.   It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”.  As India is not a formal country, we recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.

 

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