|Itinerary at a glance||Tour Highlights||Your tour includes|
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Guided Tour Pricing
Pricing includes land and airfare
(Land only pricing available upon request)
Best Value Pricing
|Apr 10||Apr 21||$ 1799||$ 1899||$ 2299|
|May 1||May 12||$ 1999||$ 2099||$ 2499|
|May 15||May 26||$ 1899||$ 1999||$ 2399|
|Aug 28||Sep 8||$ 1899||$ 1999||$ 2399|
|Sep 4||Sep 15||$ 1899||$ 1999||$ 2399|
|Note: World Heritage Sites like the Taj Mahal routinely require some maintenance or restoration work.|
|Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement is $479.
|India visa fee is not included|
|For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:30 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 per person non-refundable, non-transferable 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
Later, visit the Dhonk Village, which aims to provide a sustainable livelihood to people living near Ranthambore. Dhonk’s objective is to promote raw local talent and bring out the colors of Rajasthan for the consumer. Dhonk is a blend of ethnic and modern fashion giving the best of both worlds to the buyer. It is focused on achieving perfection steadily to bring maximum joy for its patrons. Enjoy lunch at the hotel, with time to relax before the evening safari which is sure to thrill all. Return to the lodge in time for dinner together. (B,L,D)
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. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.
Your flights from the New York (JFK) to India and back are on Air India. Your flight is scheduled to depart New York at 2:30pm. We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 ½ hours before the scheduled departure. Your return flight is scheduled to arrive back in New York at 7:30am. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting fight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Air India does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check in. If you have a preferred seating choice, please make sure you check in for your flight as early as possible. Air India does not offer any frequent flyer miles for passengers traveling on a group fare.
LAND ONLY TRAVELERS
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land only services start upon independent check in at Delhi hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land Only services end after farewell dinner in Delhi on Day 11 of the itinerary listed on the tour page.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American passport holders must be in possession of a valid visa for India. To obtain a visa for India, you can contact the Indian Consulate visa processing agency “Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS)” directly by visiting their website at http://www.in.ckgs.us or by calling them at 1-516-206-1483 or 1-646-589-0088. 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. If you have any questions regarding obtaining your visa, you may call CIBT directly. Also, please note that visa procedures may change at any time. You should check directly with CKGS (http://www.in.ckgs.us), or if using CIBT online at www.cibt.com, for the most up to date instructions before submitting your paperwork. We strongly suggest that you immediately familiarize yourself with the visa requirements and that you have all the necessary documentation as soon as possible. When asked for Reference Name, Address & Phone, please use the following: Park Hotel, 15 Parliament Street, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001, India, Phone: 91 1800 102 7275. However, it is still recommended that you apply for the India visa at least 60 days before departure. Non U.S Citizens should check directly with the India consulates as to the most current visa requirements. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and additional travel tips 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.
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.
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.
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.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotel will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
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.