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North India Highlights

North India Highlights

Highlights

Meet the Delhi mayhem with an open mind. Experience Rajasthani nomad life in Jaisalmer, Sip a tasty lassi in Jodhpur, Fall in love with beautiful Udaipur, Track tigers in Ranthambore, Enjoy a peek at the Kama Sutra, Experience the splendor of the Taj Mahal. The beguiling diversity of this vibrant and colourful country will unfold along this captivating classic tour.

ROUTE :

18 NIGHTS / 19 DAYS

Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra – Ranthambore - Chittorgarh – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Mumbai

Days 1-2 Delhi

Arrival at Delhi airport and included transfer to your hotel. Dive straight into the chaos of Delhi. With well preserved historical sites from many different eras, museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars, there is more to see and do than we can possibly fit in during our short time here. Visit .Visit :Humayun’s Tomb, QutabMinar, LotusTemple, Raj Ghat and India Gate.

Day 3 Varanasi

Post breakfast depart for Airport to board flight for Varanasi. It is situated on bank of the River Ganga (Ganges) and is regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.Depart for excursion trip to Sarnathen route visit Chakandi Stupa and Kashi Vishwanath temple and explore local markets. Also enjoy boat ride at River Ganges. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 4 Khajuraho

Proceed Airport to board flight for Khajuraho. One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medievalHindu and Jaintemples, famous for their erotic sculpture. Visit Western group of Temples and enjoysound and light show. Overnight stay at hotel.

Days 5-6 Agra

Depart for Jhansi to board train for Agra, en route visit Orchha Fort, arrive and transfer to Agra. Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments -Taj Mahal, FatehpurSikri & Red Fort.Visit Taj Mahal and Red Fort. Overnight stay at hotel.

Days 7-8 Ranthambore National Park

Drive to Ranthambore National park (Tiger reserve) by private vehicles. Safari into the heart of the Indian bush to discover lakes, ruined palaces and encounter wildlife. We enjoy morning and afternoon game drive with time to relax in the evening. In Ranthambore we stay in a resort / hotel.

Days 9-10 Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel, departin Chauffer driven car for Bikaner - also called the Green City. On arrival transfer to hotel. Visit Junagarh Fort - one of the few major forts in Rajasthan, Camel Breeding farm and thereafter enjoy the tonga ride of the old city.

Day 11 Bikaner

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 12-13 Jaisalmer

Drive for Jaisalmer - Golden city of Rajasthan. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured.Visit Jaisalmer Fort and World Famous Havelis and later enjoy Camel Ride and witness breath taking sand landscapes at Sam Sand Dunes. Stay 2 nights in hotel.

Day 14 Jodhpur

After breakfast at Hotel, depart by surface for Jodhpur - the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples. Visit JaswantThadaand Mehrangarh Fort -one of the largest fort of India known for its intricate carvings and sprawling courtyard. Overnight stay at hotel.

Days 15-16-17 Udaipur

Drive to “City of Lakes” by private vehicles en route visit Ranakpur: - known for its marble Jain temple.Rolling hills, white marble palaces and lakes come together to make Udaipur arguably Rajasthan's most romantic city. Transfer to hotel. Visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelionki Bari, Crystal Gallery, excursion to Eklingi.

Day 18 Mumbai

Board flight for Mumbai, arrive and later visit ElephantaCaves. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19 Mumbai–Depart

Visit Victoria Terminus, Dhobi Ghat and Mani Bhawan, later in time transfer to Airport to board flight for onward destination.

COST OF PACKAGES

COST OF PACKAGE: SILVER
Individual Tour Prices starting from £1,691 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £1,401 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi White House / Regent Continental / Similar
Varanasi Meraden Grand / OK International / Similar
Khajuraho Usha Bundela / Green Wood / Similar
Agra Utkarsh Vilas / Yamuna View / Similar
Ranthambore Ranthambore Regency / Similar
Jaipur Red Fox / Glitz / Similar
Bikaner Raj Vilas/ Hotel Sagar / Similar
Jaisalmer Himmatgarh / Similar
Jodhpur Park Plaza / Mapple Abhay / Similar
Udaipur Raj Darshan / Swaroop Vilas / Similar
Mumbai Silver Inn / Marigold / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: GOLD
Individual Tour Prices starting from £2,219 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £1,914 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Mapple Emerald / Ferns / Country Inn and Suites (Gurgaon) / Similar
Varanasi Clarks / Hindustan International / Similar
Khajuraho Clarks / Similar
Agra Clarks Shiraz / Marina / Similar
Ranthambore Tiger Den Resort / Similar
Jaipur Ramada / Park Prime / Park Inn / Similar
Bikaner Hotel Lalgarh / Similar
Jaisalmer Hotel Thar Vilas / Mandir Palace / Similar
Jodhpur Ranbanka / Ajit Bhawan / Similar
Udaipur Inder Residency / Trident / Similar
Mumbai Kohinoor Continental / Peninsula Grand / Similar
COST OF PACKAGE: PLATINUM
Individual Tour Prices starting from £3,467 per person
Group Tour Prices (Min 8 to Max 35 persons) starting from £ 3,259 per person

HOTEL ENVISAGED

PLACE HOTEL
Delhi Crowne Plaza Surya / The Grand / Metropolitan / Similar
Varanasi Radisson / Ramada / Similar
Khajuraho Radisson / Ramada / Similar
Agra Jaypee Palace / ITC Mughal / Similar
Ranthambore Nahargarh Palace / Dev Vilas / Similar
Jaipur Country Inn and Suites / Fortune Metropolitan / Similar
Bikaner Laxmi Niwas Palace / Similar
Jaisalmer Hotel Rang Mahal / Fort Rajwada / Similar
Jodhpur Hari Mahal / Similar
Udaipur The Lalit / Sheraton Udaipur Palace / 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:

- Accommodationbased on double occupancy for total of 18 nights.
- 18 Buffet Breakfast / 02 Lunches/ 02 Dinners (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 provided except in Panna National Park and during the sail down the Ganges).
- Domestic flight from Delhi to Varanasi/ Varanasi toKhajuraho/ Udaipur to Mumbai ( in economy class).
- Train ride inAir conditioned coaches from Jhansi to Agra.
- Tonga Ride at Bikaner/ 01 Boat Ride at Lake Pichola (Subject to weather conditions) / Rickshaw ride in Jaipur/ 01 Boat Rode at Varanasi/ Camel Ride at Jaisalmer.
- 02 Game Safaris at Ranthambore in Shared Jeep.
- 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 (except when in National Park).
- Traditional welcome atDelhi Airport upon arrival.
- Monument Entrance Charges as per the itinerary (for single visit only)

ENTRANCE INCLUDED :

Delhi:
Qutub Minar Humayun’s Tomb Akshardham
Varanasi:
Sarnath            
Khajuraho:
Western Group on Temples Sound and Light Show        
Orchha:
Orchha Fort            
Agra:
Taj Mahal Agra Fort Sikandra Fort Fateh Pur Sikri
Jaipur:
City Palace Observatory Amer Fort with Elephant Ride    
Bikaner:
Junagarh Fort Camel Breeding Farm        
Jaisalmer:
Jaisalmer Fort Haveli’s  
Jodhpur:
Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada        
Udaipur:
City Palace Sahelion Ki Bari Crystal Gallery  
Mumbai:
ElephantCaves 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.
- Between 1 July and 30 September each year the RanthamboreNational Park is closed.
- 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!