Diwali festival Tour 2017

Place Covered

Delhi,Nawalgarh, Bikaner, Gajner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Jhansi, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Diwali festival Tour 2017

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Incredible India is the land of wonderful festivals & Diwali is one of the most popular & amazing festivals of India. Every year, people wait for this sparkling festival, decorate their homes, illuminate thousands of candles & lamps, worship the goddess Lakshmi as well as share the sweets with their friends & family members. Indeed, the sound & lights of firecrackers make this festival extremely wonderful. So, enjoy to join us for unforgettable 15 days Diwali tour & grab the awesome moments.

Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Delhi Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Baha’i or the Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and the high Qutub Minar.
3 Nawalgarh Painted Havelis
4 Bikaner Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace
6 Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada
7-8 Jaipur Diwali- Enjoy the biggest & famous festival, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, the Palace of wind or the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mandir, Sheesh Mahal
9 Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri
10 Agra Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and Emperor Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra.
11 Orchha Jahangir Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal and Raja Mahal in Orchha
12 Khajuraho the temples of Khajuraho
14 Varanasi Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple & Tulsi Manas Temple, Aarti ceremony at Ganges Ghats

When To Go

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Feb30%
Mar30%
Apr30%
May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%

Day 1 || 12 Oct.|| Thu || Arrival Delhi

qutub-delhi
On arrival traditional welcome & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 2 || 13 Oct.|| Fri || Delhi

elhi

After breakfast start your day with rickshaw ride at Old Delhi the transport of Old Era It is totally a different & unique experience to visit the Old Crowded Market where you can witness the lifestyle of the locals stays in this area & also visit Chandni Chowk, one of the country’s best known wholesale markets for textiles, electronic goods and watches & Sis Ganj Gurudwara. After rickshaw ride proceed to visit the highlights of Delhi sightseeing tour including Red Fort (from outside), Jama Masjid, Rajghat, India Gate, President House (From Outside), Birla Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 || 14 Oct.|| Sat|| Delhi – Nawalgarh (|| 230 kms /5 hrs.)

JODHPUR

Morning drive to Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh – is rightly referred to as the Open Air Gallery. There is art all around. Nawalgarh is renowned all over the world for its exquisitely painted havelis that are beautifully designed and carved. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later village walking tour through the winding and narrow pathways. The local school, the jewel’s shop and the potters’ village are worth a special mention. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 4 || 15 Oct.|| Sun || Nawalgarh – Bikaner – Gajner (|| 225 kms /4.3 hrs.)

Mehrangarh-fort-museum.

After breakfast drive to Gajner enroute visiting Bikaner. Bikaner is popularly referred to as the ‘Camel City of Rajasthan’. Bikaner lies on the ancient caravan routes that linked Western/Central Asia and North India with the seaports of Gujarat. Upon arrival visit to Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace. Later continue on to Gajner Palace. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5 || 16 Oct.|| Mon| Gajner – Jodhpur ( 270 kms/5.3 hrs.)

udaipur

After breakfast drive to the Blue City of Jodhpur. As we drive, we’re seeing fascinating glimpses of Thar desert life flash past… a hundred droopy-eyed camels loping lazily across our way; exquisitely costumed Rajasthani women wearing, seemingly, a couple of kilograms apiece of handcrafted silverware and rattling glass and gold bangles; the impossibly good-looking Marwari men trading jokes and goods over steaming glasses of tea. Upon arrival check-into hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6 || 17 Oct.|| Tue|| Jodhpur –Jaipur (340 kms /6 hrs.)

jagdish-temple

After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Jodhpur to visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as ‘The Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. This Buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and is a feast for the eyes. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day 7 || 18 Oct.|| Wed || Jaipur [CHOTI DIWALI - PRE DIWALI]

pushkar
After breakfast spend your day wandering along the, colorful extravaganza of lights and happiness navigating your way past animated hawkers and sellers immersing yourself in a living, The highlights are the market places which are full of make-shift stalls selling diyas shaped in the form of various animals, birds, and cherished deities; crackers, sweets, rangoli colours, etc. The bazaars in Jaipur are resplendent with spectacular decorations. Overnight at hotel.


Day8 || 19 Oct.||Thu|| Jaipur [DIWALI]

brahma-temple-pushkar

After breakfast proceed to Amber fort. Here you will enjoy an Elephant ride. Visit the Amber fort and later return back to Jaipur city for sightseeing of other prominent monuments. Visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Also visit City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum; also visit Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments. In evening enjoy the biggest & famous festival of Hindus- Diwali at Shahpura House. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Diwali Celebration:
On this occasion, Ayodhya people illuminated the kingdom with oil lamps as well as placed firecrackers to welcome their king. During the festival of lights in India, people worship the goddess Lakshmi, wear new clothes, illuminate their houses with small & colorful clay lamps, share sweets with their beloved friends & family as well as give the best wishes.


Day9 || 20 Oct.|| Fri|| Jaipur – Fatehpur skiri – Agra (220 kms /4 hrs)

jaipur

After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar’s court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation. Continue on Agra. Upon arrival check into hotel. Later visiting world famous Taj Mahal- (closed on Fridays) built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaj. Overnight at hotel.


Day10 || 21 Oct|| Sat || Agra

Fatehpur-Sikri-agra

After breakfast visit Agra Fort-built by Mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in war. Rest of the time free at leisure. Later in the afternoon proceed for 2 hour walking tour conducted in the old part of Agra and covers Jama Masjid, Mankameshwar Mandira, Rawatpara Spice Market and ends at Mehtabh Bagh. Overnight at hotel.


Day11 || 22 Oct|| Sun || Agra – Jhansi (Day train) – Orchha (20 kms/30 min.)

JODHPUR
After breakfast transfer to Railway station to catch your train Bhopal Shatabdi (Dep: 0810/Arr 1048 Hrs) to Jhansi. Reach Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho visiting Orchha en route. Orchha once the capital city of the Bundelas, Orchha, set among a wonderful complex of well preserved palaces and temples. Visit Jahangir Palace, Chaturbhuj Temple & Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at hotel.


Day12 || 23 Oct|| Mon || Orchha – Khajuraho (180 kms/4 hrs.)

jhansi

After breakfast drive to Khajuraho; famous for its erotic sculptures, the temples of Khajuraho tell something more than the eroticism it portrays. Upon arrival check in to hotel; rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day13 || 24 Oct|| Tue || Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Flight)

Khajuraho

After breakfast visit Western group of Temples, were built during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the Mughal on slaught. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan architecture, but it’s the decorations with which they are so liberally embellished that have made Khajuraho famous. In time transfer to Airport to board flight 9W2424 (Dep: 1325 Arr: 1415 hrs.) to Varanasi. Varanasi, the city of Shiva, on the bank of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest places in India. Hindu Pilgrims come to bate in the waters of the Ganges, a ritual that washes away all sins. The city is an auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers Moksha liberation from the cycle of birth and death, upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day14 || 25 Oct || Wed|| Varanasi

Fatehpur-Sikri-agra

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims throng the water’s edge, bathing, worshipping, and meditating. On stone platforms under palm leaf umbrellas, the Pandas-Brahmin priests preside over rites and rituals. The boat trip will cover various ghats including the cremation sites. Because every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi (Varanasi) and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Afternoon, you will visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple & Tulsi Manas Temple & then proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, 7 km from the city where Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago. Later after completion of tour witness the Aarti ceremony at Ganges Ghats. Overnight at hotel.


Day15 Varanasi – Delhi – Departure (By Flight)

Benaras-Hindu-University

After breakfast time free at leisure. In time transfer to Airport to board flight AI 433 (Dep: 1625 Arr: 1750 hrs.) to Delhi; upon arrival directly connect flight to onward destination.

Tour cost on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in EURO, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 12 October 2017 till 26 Octber 2017 (All our services should finish on 26 Octber ‘17).

No. of Pax

Tour cost

 

Supplement for local guide

 

Supplement for entrance fee

02 Pax EURO 1037 EURO 207 EURO 105
03 Pax EURO 974 EURO 138 EURO 105
04 Pax EURO 898 EURO 104 EURO 105
05 – 06 Pax EURO 944 EURO 99 EURO 105
07 – 08 Pax EURO 847 EURO 72 EURO 105
09 – 14 Pax EURO 896 EURO 50 EURO 105
Single room Supplement

EURO 479

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Airfare Supplement (Special fare): EURO 187 per person in Economy Class (As on date & subject to availability)

Sector: Khajuraho – Delhi and Delhi – Varanasi.

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Sectors                                Flight no              Dep / Arr              Operation           Airfare (Per Pax in Economy)

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Khajuraho / Varanasi        9W 2424               1405 / 1455           Daily                      EURO 105

 

Varanasi / Delhi                  9W 2424               1525 / 1655           Daily                      EURO 82

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Important Note:  Please note the above airfares & schedules are as on date & subject change.  If there will be any change in fares & schedules at the time of operations the same will be informed to you as & when finalize, which is directly controlled by the airlines & there is no liability of TSI for any such changes.  In condition of change in the schedules the best possible alternate will be provided to the clients & if there will be any supplements involved, the same has to be paid by the clients.

Above tour cost includes:

  • Accommodation on twin share on BB basis for 14 nights /15 day basis as per the program.
  • All arrival/ departure transfers and all surface arrangements by Ac Tata Indigo for 02 Pax, Toyota Innova for 03 – 04 Pax, Tempo Traveler for 05 to 08 Pax and Ac Mini Coach for 09 – 14 Pax as per the itinerary above.
  • Train fare from Agra to Jhansi in Ac chair car.
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Diwali celebrations in Jaipur at Shahpura House.
  • Battery bus (from parking to Taj Mahal) in Agra.
  • Boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • All present applicable taxes.

Above mentioned supplement for local includes:

  • Italian speaking local guide during city tour in Delhi, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi as per program.
  • English speaking local guide during city tour in Nawalgarh as per program.

Above mentioned supplement for entrance fee includes:

  1. Entrance fees at following monuments for one visit only:
CITY Monuments
Delhi Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb
Nawalgarh Havelis & frescos
Bikaner Junagarh and Jain Temples
Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Jaipur Amber fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Observatory
Agra Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Orchha Jehangir Palace, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Khajuraho Western group of temples.
Varanasi Sarnath, Temples & Banaras Hindu University.

Above cost does not include:

  • All Airfares quoted separately.
  • Any airport taxes or Visa fee.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, meals, soft / hard drinks, tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at monuments.
  • All supplement quoted separately.
  • Any Porterage services at Apt/ Rly Stn.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.

Accommodation would be in below mentioned Hotels or Similar:

Name of City      Name of Hotels

Delhi               Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar

Nawalgarh           Koolwal Kothi

Gajner              Gajner Palace

Jodhpur             Ferns Residency

Jaipur              Shahpura House

Agra                Clarks Shiraz

Orchha              Amar Mahal

Khajuraho           Ramada Khajuraho

Varanasi            Rivatas by Ideal

Kindly note:

  1. In case the Hotel envisaged or normal categories of rooms are waitlisted/sold out, alternate hotels of similar category will be provided.
  1. The normal check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out time is 1200 Hrs at most of the hotels.
  1. All the prices we have quoted are in EURO and are valid from 12 October 2017 till 26 October 2017.
  1. The below quoted prices are inclusive of all current applicable taxes. Should there be any change in government taxes, the same will be intimate & charge extra, as applicable
  1. We have quoted you separate supplement for Italian failing English speaking local guide and entrance fee to monuments. Entrance fee to some monuments are subject to increase, as ASI (Archeological survey of India) is planning to increase the entrance fee at some of the monuments and we shall update you as & when we get update on this.
  1. Domestic airlines in India have reduced the baggage allowance to 15 Kg check-in luggage and 7 – 8 Kg hand bag and excess would be payable directly by clients.
  1. Please note we have quoted you the special Air Fares instead of the Normal fares as they are cheaper than the normal fares. Special fares are subject to change in case of any hike by airline.

In case of cancellation due to any reason after issuing the tickets till 24 Hrs prior to departure of flight cancellation charge of EURO 35 will be applicable.

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