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I have never in my life had an experience such as the one that I had in India. That trip truly was life changing and I will never look at things in the same way. I absolutely fell in love with India while we were there. I enjoyed the visit to India immensely and would recommend to my friends. Lauren C. 

We felt welcomed in India on arrival at airport in New Delhi. The bus driver was great. With the meals in restaurants we got a good taste of India. The musical entertainment was fun. Each guide was familiar with their area. It was a great, well-organized tour. Kay & Larry L.

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SPIRIT OF INDIA PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
New Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Amber

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Day 01 // Delhi:
Arrive in Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Traditional welcome with fresh flower garland and transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 02 // Delhi:
After breakfast sightseeing of Qutub Minar, Lotus Baha’i Tempe, Humayun’s Tomb and

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drive past colonial buildings of  British era.

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After lunch drive to Mughal Emperor Shahjahan’s Red Fort for photography from outside and later sightseeing of Jama Mosque.

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End the day with thrilling Rickshaw Ride in narrow lanes between Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk Bazaar. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 03 // New Delhi - Varanasi:
In the morning transfer to airport to board Indigo flight 6E0826 departing at 8.10 AM and arrive in Varanasi at 9.50 AM. Transfer from airport to hotel with stop in between at Sarnath (where Buddha preached his first sermon establishing the Dharma Chakra) for sightseeing of the Buddhist Archaeological site and museum. After lunch sightseeing of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple and the Bharat Kala Bhawan Museum in the Banaras Hindu University campus area. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 04 // Varanasi – Khajuraho:
Before sunrise boat ride on River Ganga to view the Hindu pilgrims performing their morning rituals on the Ghats (banks). After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Khajuraho.

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After arrival transfer to hotel and half day sightseeing of the Hindu temple group. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 05 // Khajuraho - Agra:
After breakfast sightseeing of Jain Temple group before proceeding to Orchha. After lunch at Orchha, sightseeing of Orchha Fort and the two Hindu Temples on the way to Jhansi. Transfer to railway station to board train # 2002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express departing from Jhansi at 1759 Hrs and arriving in Agra at 2030 Hrs (train runs daily except on Fridays, on Friday Taj Express Train will be used). Arrival & transfer to hotel and overnight in hotel.

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Day 06 // Agra:
Early in the morning drive a short distance to the parking lot of the Taj Mahal. Ample time to enjoy the vast walled enclosure of the world famous Taj Mahal in the glow of morning sunlight. After breakfast at hotel, marvel the craftsmanship at marble factory where traditional artisans still work using similar hand operated implements similar to those that their forefathers used more than 300 years ago when they worked to build the Taj Mahal.

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Later drive to the Red Fort of Agra to visit the red sandstone palaces of Emperor Akbar and the white marble palaces that his grandson Emperor Shahjahan replaced in the Red Fort of Agra. Emperor Aurangzeb, the son of Emperor Shahjahan kept him a prisoner in his own palaces for the last 8 years of his life.

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Subsequently visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, designed by Queen Nurjahan for her parents, Mirza Ghiaz Beg and Begum Asmat. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 07 // Agra – Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur:
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Jaipur with stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, Emperor Akbar’s deserted capital. Visit the palaces complex and the mosque with the white marble tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chistie after driving 40 kilometers or 25 miles further from Agra. Later proceed to Jaipur & check into hotel.

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After lunch sightseeing of the Kachhwaha Maharajas’ City Palace to visit the fascinating textiles gallery in Mubarak Mahal, the Sarvatobhadra (Hall of Private Audience) with the two famous Gangajallis (Silver Urns to carry Ganga River water), the colorful courtyard of Chandra Mahal with its Peacock Gate and the “Diwan-i-Am” Art Gallery that houses some of the most famous Mughal and Rajasthani miniature paintings. Stepping out of the City Palace you will visit the Astronomical Observatory that is largest one built by the founder of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh. All except one of its 17 astronomical instruments are still functional. Overnight in hotel.

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Day 08 // Jaipur–Amber-Udaipur:
After breakfast check-out and visit Amber Fort to enjoy the Elephant ride ascending to the hilltop palaces of Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Maharaja Mansingh. Return by Jeep and drive to New Delhi for farewell dinner and transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport for boarding the return flight to USA.

Please call Brij at 1-559-446-0499 to choose your hotels, make any changes to this itinerary and get the price within a couple of days.

3 or 4-star hotels: Justa Greater Kailash, Delhi; Hotel Buddha, Varanasi; Hotel Isabel, Khajuraho; Taj Resorts, near Taj east gate, Agra; Umaid Bhawan Heritage House Hotel, Jaipur; Farewell dinner at Justa the Residence, Gurgaon

5-star hotels: Oberoi Maidens, Delhi; Taj Ganges, Varanasi; Radisson Jass Hotel, Khajuraho; Marriott Hotel, Agra; Trident Hotel, Jaipur; Farewell dinner at Atrio Boutique Hotel in New Delhi

PRICE INCLUDES FOLLOWING:

  • 7 overnight- accommodations in the mentioned or similar hotels inclusive of Taxes on double or twin room occupancy basis
  • Daily buffet breakfast at your hotels.
  • Chauffeur driven air-conditioned Tata Indigo on full time basis.
  • Daily bottled water in car
  • English speaking local guides at each city for city tour only as per program
  • Assistance at each city by our company representative.
  • Train Tickets in air-conditioned chair car from Jhansi – Agra
  • Rickshaw ride at Jama Mosque in Delhi.
  • Boat rides at River Ganges Varanasi & Lake Pichola Udaipur
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Monument entrance fees
  • All taxes, parking fees, interstate taxes, state taxes, driver’s allowance etc.
  • Farewell dinner at Justa the Residence Gurgaon

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International Airfare (will be informed at the time of booking)
  • Lunch /Dinner during the tour
  • All drinks in hotels & restaurants etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Still and Video Camera Fees at monuments
  • Tips to drivers and guides as well as any item not included in the above (included) list
  • All expenses of personal nature like telephone calls / laundry / room service charges in hotels etc.

PAYMENT: By personal check addressed to "INDIA TRAVELLER"

OPTIONAL EXCURSION TOURS (Please call for details and price):

FROM NEW DELHI:

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Nepal Culture Tour- 4 Nights beginning from New Delhi by flight to Kathmandu, sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley including Bhaktapur and Patan, an overnight excursion to Nagarkot Himalayan Mountain Resort and ending with an awesom Mount Everest Flight.

An extra overnight in Delhi to visit one or more of the three important museums of Delhi:

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(1) National Museum of artifacts from Indian and foreign antiquity and archaeological excavations, ancient coins, miniature paintings, manuscripts, Buddhist artifacts including the holy relics of Buddha from Kapilvastu where he spent his childhood and youth and/or

(2) National Gallery of Modern Art in the former palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur near India Gate and / or

(3) Craft Museum where you can witness fine traditional crafts in folk painting, textiles, terracotta figurines and pottery, wood carvings etc. and / or

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(4) visit the Akshardham Swami Narayan Temple - capital's largest Hindu temple (about 3 hours required for temple sightseeing).

(5) Rishikesh: Is famous for its Yoga Ashrams where we can arrange admission to a Yoga Course. The city is also a haven for white water river rafting, bungy jumping and giant swing bungy jumping.

FROM AGRA:

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(1) Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary with Bear Rescue Center that has 256 black Himalayan bears and the Elephant Sanctuary (both these are inside the bird sanctuary) and / or

(2) visit the Archaeological Museum at Mathura that has India's largest collections of Kushan, Gandhar and Gupta period sculptures and /or

(3) Krishna Janmabhumi - the birthplace of Bhagwan Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu and / or the ISCKON. Hare Krishna Temple in Vrindavan.

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(4) Gwalior - with one overnight in the luxurious Taj Usha Kiran Palace or Neemrana Deo Bagh Heritage Hotel or in one of its many good 3-star hotels, one can have a full day of sightseeing of Gwalior Fort and Scindia Maharaja's Jai Vilas Palace.

(5) Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur where about 150 Indian species of birds reside throughout the year and another 150 species of migratory birds arrive from Tibet, China, Mongolia, Siberia and even Scandinavia. This requires one overnight in Bharatpur. The best hotel in Bharatpur is the Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel.

FROM JAIPUR:

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(1) Chand Baori: About an hour before arriving in Jaipur is the town of Dausa that is quite close to Chand Baori - the world's deepest stepwell and the Hindu temple of goddess Harshat Mata, there is a large collection of sculptures found in the vicinity here.

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(2) Sisodia Rani Garden Palace: Just before entering Jaipur in the valley of Aravali Mountains is the Garden Palace of Sisodia Rani (Queen of Sawai Jai Singh belonging to the royal house of Mewar in Udaipur)

(3) Galta Natural Spring and Hindu Pilgrimage Center: further in the same valley is the Hindu pilgrimage center of Galta with a natural water spring and many beautiful Temples.

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(4) Samode Palace: A luxurious palace famous for its glass mosaic audience hall is located in a quiet valley and is surrounded by a small village. A walk in the village is interesting to observe rural life in this region. In winter months children are playing Cricket and it may be possible to join in their game.

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(5) Nawalgarh: About an hour and a half drive from Samode (94 kilometers) on the way to Mandawa enjoy the sightseeing of the murals and frescos of Anandilal Poddar Haveli and Murarka Haveli. If one wishes to stay overnight there are three heritage hotels: Roop Vilas Palace Hotel or Roop Niwas Kothi or Vivaana Heritage Hotel.

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(6) Mandawa: There is a lot to view in the Mandawa Castle itself that is also the best place to stay in Shekhavati region. Following Haveli (aristocratic mansions) are interesting for their murals and frescos: Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Mohanlal Saraf Havei, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Newatia Haveli, Laxminarayan Ladia Haveli and Chowkhani Double Haveli. Just across the road from Goenka Double Haveli is the Thakurji Temple that also has beautiful mural paintings depicting scenes from British East India Company Period and 1857 during the First War of Indian Independence.

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