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Flavours of India

Flavours of India

Highlights

A complete India journey. Historic forts, rural village stay, majestic monuments, heritage cities, holy temples, verdant landscapes and the opportunity to discover miles long sandy beaches of Goa. This tour is perfect for travelers seeking to combine cultural tour with a relaxing beach holiday.

ROUTE :

17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS

Delhi – Agra – Abhaneri – Jaipur – Bijaipur – Udaipur – Ahmedabad – Goa – Mumbai

DAYS 1 - 2 Delhi

DAYS 1 - 2 Delhi as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting with your tour leader to discuss the itinerary in detail. Dive head first into the colour and chaos of India. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the crowded bazaar and scented spice markets of Delhi. On day 2 we visit the wonderful Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Day 3 Agra

Make an early start to the Mughal city of Agra by private car en route visit Sikandra Fort – Tomb of Akbar. Learn the tragic love stories and mysterious legends of the Red Fort – India’s finest Mughal building. Later enjoy a horse cart ride to the legendary Taj Mahal and visit the iconic Taj Mahal - constructed from marble and inlaid with jade, crystal and sapphire, it must be seen to be believed.

Day 4 Rural Rajasthan Camp Stay

Drive to small town village Abhaneri where we stay in deluxe camps, en route visit Fateh Pur Sikri – The Abandon City. Later proceed for an exploratory walk through the local village and enjoy the camel ride.

Days 5-6 Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur – Rajasthan’s Pink City by private vehicles, transfer to hotel. Jaipur is bursting at the seams with markets filled with jewelry, textiles and folk-based arts. Enjoy Elephant Ride at Amber Fort and visit famous City Palace and Observatory. Later enjoy rickshaw ride on bustling roads of the bazzar.

Days 7 Bijaipur

Early morning drive for Bijaipur - picturesque small village is one of the quieter and isolated destination of Rajasthan. Experience the best of all worlds in Bijaipur. Stay at the luxurious and beautiful heritage hotel.

Days 8-9-10 Udaipur

Drive to “City of Lakes” by private vehicles en route visit the massive Chittorgarh Fort - the largest fort in India. Rolling hills, white marble palaces and lakes come together to make Udaipur arguably Rajasthan's most romantic city. Enjoy Boat Ride at LakePichola. Visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari, Crystal Gallery, excursion to Eklingi and Nagda. Enjoy 3 nights hotel stay in ‘City of Lakes’ – Udaipur.

Days 11-12 Ahemdabad

Board flight for Ahemdabad and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy Heritage Walk and Visit of Sabamati Ashram – the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, KankariaLake, Dada Hari, AksharDham Temple.

Days 13-14-15-16 Goa

Post breakfast depart for Airport to board flight for Goa via Mumbai / Pune
Goa is one of the original destinations for western travellers to India, the west coast state of Goa continues to attract visitors who come to enjoy its golden beaches and easy going attitude. Relax and unwind at your own pace. Visit Se Cathedral & Basilica of Bom Jesus

Day 17 Mumbai

Post breakfast at hotel & drive to Airport to catch your Mumbai flight. Upon arrival day free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 Depart

Post breakfast & check out at hotel later visit Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and Mani Bhawan, In time transfer to Airport to board flight for onward destination.

COST OF PACKAGES

COST OF PACKAGE: SILVER
Individual Tour Prices starting from £1,496 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £1,300 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi White House / Regent Continental / Similar
Agra Utkarsh Vilas / Yamuna View / Similar
Abhaneri Deluxe Camps / Similar
Jaipur Red Fox / Glitz / Similar
Bijaipur Castle Bajapur/ Similar
Udaipur Raj Darshan / Swaroop Vilas / Similar
Ahmedabad Host Inn / Similar
Goa Marquis Beach Resort / Varca Palm Beach / Similar
Mumbai Silver Inn / Marigold Residency / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: GOLD
Individual Tour Prices starting from £1,995 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £1,881 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Mapple Emerald / Ferns / Country Inn and Suites (Gurgaon) / Similar
Agra Clarks Shiraz / Marina / Similar
Abhaneri Deluxe Camps / Similar
Jaipur Ramada / Park Inn / Park Prime / Similar
Bijaipur Castle Bajapur/ Similar
Udaipur Inder Residency / Trident / Similar
Ahmedabad Lemon Tree / Similar
Goa Lemon Tree / Pheonix Park Inn / Similar
Mumbai Kohinoor Continental / Peninsula Grand / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: PLATINUM
Individual Tour Prices starting from £2,754 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £2,634 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Crowne Plaza Surya / The Grand / Metropolitan / Similar
Agra Jaypee Palace/ ITC Mughal / Similar
Abhaneri Deluxe Camps / Similar
Jaipur Country Inn and Suites / Fortune Metropolitan / Similar
Bijaipur Castle Bajapur/ Similar
Udaipur The Lalit / Sheraton Udaipur Palace / Similar
Ahmedabad The Gateway Hotel Ummed / Similar
Goa O’ Hotel / Similar
Mumbai The Lalit / Renaissance / Similar


*Optional:Return International flight tickets from UK to Delhi/Mumbai can be included at an additional price



ABOVE QUOTATION INCLUDES:

- Accommodation based on double occupancy for total of 18 nights.
- 17 Buffet Breakfast / 01 Lunch/ 01 Dinner (All meals can be included at extra cost).
- Services of Local English Speaking Guide at all the locations (Incase of a group there shall be accompanying English speaking guide).
- Domestic flight from Varanasi to Delhi (economy class).
- All arrival/ departure transfers & road transport services are in Air conditioned chauffer driven private car/ coach.
- Assistance on arrival and departure in India by Epic India representative.
- 01 bottle of mineral water per person each day.
- Traditional welcome atDelhi Airport upon arrival.
- Camel Ride at Abhaneri / 01 Boat Ride at Lake Pichola (Subject to weather conditions) / Rickshaw ride in Jaipur.
- Monument Entrance Charges as per the itinerary (for single visit only).

ENTRANCE INCLUDED :

Delhi:
Qutub Minar Humayun’s Tomb Akshardham
Agra:
Taj Mahal Agra Fort Sikandra Fort Fateh Pur Sikri
Jaipur:
City Palace Observatory Amer Fort with Elephant Ride  
Chittorgarh:
Chittorgarh Fort      
Udaipur:
City Palace Sahelion Ki Bari Crystal Gallery  
Ahmedabad:
Heritage Walk Akshadham Temple  
Mumbai:
Elephant Caves Mani Bhawan Prince of Wales Museum

ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- International Flights, Airport Tax, Travel insurance charges and Visa fees.
- Tips for Driver, Hotel Staff, Escorts & Guide etc.
- Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls and porterage etc.
- Liabilities due to loss of baggage, accident, injury or medical needs.
- Liabilities due to flight cancellation, and any extra cost involved due to transhipment occurring due to road blocks etc.
- Other personal expenses.
- Any other services not mentioned above.
- Costs of camera tickets are not included in any of our tours.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

- The cost has been calculated on the basis of existing tariffs/conditions and any charge in cost or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
- Taj Mahal is closed on Friday, LotusTemple is closed on Monday
- The cost has been calculated on the basis of base category of rooms andincase of non availability of same, supplement as applicable for higher category of room would be extra.
- Additional Lunch and Dinner (excluding drinks) if opted shall be provided in City Restaurants.
- Best Time to travel – October to March.
- Check-In, Check-out time in Hotels is 12 noon.
- All reservations will be subject to availability of accommodation / air seats.
- This document is a proposal of itinerary / quotation and not a confirmation of booking.

EPIC INDIA DIFFERNCE :

  • Comprehensive pre-departure kit for each destination visited containing detailed and up-to-date information on the local climate, suggested dress, tipping, cultural differences, visa requirements, shopping and a brief history of your destination.
  • Full documentation including copies of your final itinerary
  • Complimentary pass to selected Airport VIP lounges and complimentary to- fro car transfers to UK international airport (when you book international flights with our Platinum package)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance and access to emergency numbers.
  • The best guides, drivers and vehicles throughout touring.
  • Quality control across every aspect of the trip – nothing is left to chance.

TAILOR-MADE ALTERATIONS :

  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed tour with fewer activities or additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your tour schedule.
  • To design you own tour visit our tailor made section

Before booking please refer to our Terms and conditions, FAQ's and Before You Travel section for useful tips and advice

A reminder that you're travelling to India and that although we try to stick to the above itinerary it is subject to change at short notice. Remember to pack your patience and sense of humour!