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Essence of India

  • Essence Of India
  • Tiiger, Ranthambhore
  • Morning At Jaipur Palace
  • Essence Of India
  • Ranthambore National Park

DAY 01:

Arrive/Delhi by International flight

You will meet our travel executive after collecting your luggage & passing customs at arrival hall who will assist you with your transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.(No Meal)


DAY 02:

Delhi

After breakfast you will be taken on a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Enjoy Cycle Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and drive through the Lutyens Delhi, India Gate (The war memorial), President's Palace & Parliament House. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Delhi.(B)


DAY 03:

Delhi/Varanasi by 9W 2424 at 1040/1150hrs

Transfer to Delhi airport in time to connect flight to Varanasi. In the evening you will be taken to the Bank’s of river Ganges to witness “Ganga Aarti” (Fire ceremony) during sunset. Overnight in Varanasi. (B)

 

DAY 04:

Varanasi

Early morning, enjoy the boat cruise on River Ganga to see the cremation ghats & witness the daily routine of Sadhu’s. While walking down visit the Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple & Monkey temple. Later afternoon visit Sarnath – the Buddhist City. Overnight in Varanasi. (B)

 

DAY 05:

Varanasi/Agra by AI 406  at  1225/1355hrs

Transfer to Varanasi airport in time to connect flight to Agra. Rest of the day is free to relax. Overnight in Agra. (B)


DAY 06:

Agra

Early in the morning you will be taken for sunrise tour of Taj Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon visit the impressive 16th century Agra Fort. Later evening visit the local market. Overnight in Agra.(B)

 

DAY 07:

Agra/Ranthambhore via Fatehpur Sikri (260kms/6-7hrs)

After breakfast depart for Ranthambhore en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight in Ranthambhore. (B)


DAY 08:LEH

Ranthambhore

As dawn breaks, enjoy game drive in Ranthmabhore National Park with chance to see tigers, leopards, sloth bears and a myriad of other wildlife. Later enjoy afternoon safari that offers even more opportunities to observe these animals in their natural habitat. Overnight in Ranthambhore. (B)

 

DAY 09:

Ranthambhore/Jaipur by (140kms/3hrs)

Depart for Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax . Overnight in Jaipur. (B)

 

DAY 10:

Jaipur

Depart for Amber fort - situated atop the Aravali hills, it is the ancient capital of Jaipur and a magnificent example of Rajput architecture. We ascend to the fort on Elephant's back and come down in Jeep. In the afternoon you will visit City Palace, Hawa Mahal also knows as Palace on Winds & Jantar Mantar – a stone astronomical observatory. Evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Jaipur.(B)

 

DAY 11:

Jaipur/Jodhpur via Pushkar by road (330kms/6-7hrs)

After breakfast, depart for Jodhpur en route visiting Pushkar – famous for the annual Pushkar Fair a religious and cattle fair. Overnight in Jodhpur. (B)

 

DAY 12:

Jodhpur

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour which includes visit to the majestic Mehrangarh Fort - one of the largest Forts in India and Jaswant Thada - white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later visit the Bustling market of Jodhpur. Overnight in Jodhpur.(B)

 

DAY 13:

Jodhpur/Udaipur via Ranakpur by road (275kms/6-7hrs)

Depart for romantic city of Udaipur en route visiting Ranakpur – famous for its Jain’s temple. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.(B)

 

DAY 14:

Udaipur

Depart for sightseeing tour of Udaipur- also known as city of lakes visiting City Palace & Sahelion ki Bari which was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. In the late afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola and visit the Jag Mandir Palace. Overnight in Udaipur.(B)

 

DAY 15:

Udaipur/Mumbai by AI – 644 at 1620/1750hrs

Depart for Udaipur airport in time to connect flight to Mumbai. On arrival you will be met be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Mumbai. (B)

 

DAY 16:

Mumbai

After breakfast depart for excursion by motor launch to Elephanta Island - 9 kms on the sea. These 7th century rock cut cave temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are situated on top of a hill on the Island. Afternoon half day tour of Mumbai visiting Prince of Wales Museum – a legacy of the British Empire, Mani Bhawan – a small museum depicting scenes from Mahatama Gandhi’s life and Gateway of India. Also drive past Marine Drive, Dhobi Ghat (laundry place), hanging gardens, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market and the Parsee towers of Silence. Overnight in Mumbai.(B)

 

DAY 17:

Depart/Mumbai by International flight

Transfer to Mumbai International airport in time to connect your onward flight to next destination.(B)

INCREDIBLE INDIA

India has fascinated people from all over the world with her secularism and her culture. There are historical monuments, beaches, places of religious interests, hill resorts, etc. that attract tourists. Every region is identified with its handicraft, fairs, folk dances, music and its people. The Departments of Tourism promotes international and domestic tourism in the country. The Tourism Advisory Board recommends measures for promotion of tourist traffic in India. Indian tourism is adversely affected by terrorism, tours and pollution. Sincere efforts could help to further develop the Indian tourism industry.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries of the world. It plays vital role in the economic development of a country. India is one of the popular tourist destination in Asia. Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north and surrounded, on three sides by water (Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean), India offers a wide array of places to see and things to do. The enchanting backwaters, hill stations and landscapes make India a beautiful country. Historical monuments, forts etc. add to the grandeur of the country. They attract tourists from all over the world.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Share twin accommodation as specified;
  • Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle;
  • Meal as specified in itinerary,
  • Services of English speaking local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to the monuments;
  • 2 Jeep ride in Ranthambhore;
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur;
  • Boat in Udaipur (Seat in a boat basis)
  • Boat in Mumbai for Elephant excursion (seat in boat basis)

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Any other meal than mentioned in itinerary
  • International air fare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule
  • cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • video/still camera charges at monuments and forts,
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'PACKAGE INCLUDES'

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Package Rate : AU$4050
You have to pay AU$1000 as an ADVANCE to book this package tour.
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Costs are expressed in Australian dollars or US dollars and are subject to review and change until the final payment is received by Welcome Travels. In the event of the cancellation of the booking by the passenger, advice must be received in writing to Welcome Travels. In the event that the passenger cancels or the sporting event is cancelled by the event organiser, the following fees will be charged as compensation for labour, expenses and administration undertaken on behalf of the passenger:

• 50% per person of the total tour cost


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10. Flights: Welcome Travels is not responsible for any involuntary changes made by airlines or other suppliers. Airport transfers are not included in the Land Only cost. All Airfares are booked through Welcome Travels Pty Ltd.


11. Price and Validity: All prices quoted are based on tariffs and exchange rates current at the time of quotation and are subject to increase without any prior notice consequent upon an increase in the basic tariffs or exchange fluctuations which may take place prior to touring. Welcome Travels reserves the right to adjust prices whether or not you have already made full payment. We will do everything within our control not to adjust prices and will generally only amend prices in the event of marked fluctuations in exchange rates, fuel costs and other operating costs on which prices are based. Airfares (except when otherwise stated), passport and visa fees, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, airport taxes, gratuities to leaders and guides, extra meals, laundry, drinks, medical expenses, optional activities and trips, and any items of a personal nature are not included in your tour price.


12. Itineraries and schedules: a) All holidays, itineraries, travel arrangements, hotel accommodation, etc. are subject to alteration or cancellation at any time without prior notice for any cause which in the absolute discretion of the Company renders it desirable, reasonable or necessary to effect such alteration or cancellation in particular without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing in the event of the revision of arrangements or the imposition of conditions by the restaurant, hotel or transport contractors or managers. No liability of any kind shall fall upon the Company in respect of such alteration or cancellation. b) The Company reserves the right at its absolute discretion to refuse or cancel any booking or terminate the arrangements made for any person or persons at any time without being under any obligation to assign a reason therefore. In the event of the exercise of this right the company shall be under no liability to the person or persons affected save to refund any monies paid by or in respect of such person or persons for such booking or where the arrangements have already commenced to refund such amount as the Company in its uncontrolled discretion thinks reasonable to attribute to the uncompleted portion.


13. Unused tour services: Refunds will not be made in respect of unused accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, tickets, transfers, or any other services which are included in the tour cost but not utilised by the passenger.


14. Third Parties: No agents, representatives, conductors or any other passenger’s are authorized to have any right to promise to refund any sums paid or to remit any sums payable, either wholly or in part or to agree to any variation of these conditions of booking.


15. Tickets: Welcome Travels will not be held responsible for the loss, theft, destruction or misplacement of all tickets regardless of the reason.


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17. Passport & Visas: A valid machine-readable passport (with a validity of at least 6 months after return date) is required for all persons departing from Australia and for non-Australians citizens a valid Australian re-entry visa. Australian passport holders require an entry visa for some countries. Non-Australian passport holders must check their own individual visa requirements. It is the responsibility of any traveler, who has a recorded police conviction (regardless of how minor) to check with the relevant consulate for entry requirements. Welcome Travels are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by the passenger for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. Visa procurement for All destinations is solely the responsibility of the traveler and not that of Welcome Travels. We can assist in obtaining the necessary documentation; and will act as an agent to help; filling the Form or guiding through the process for a nominal fee but neither would be held neither responsible nor liable for any visa refusal / passport matter. Non Australian passport holders are responsible for arranging any extra visas and re-entry requirements and it is the passenger’s sole responsibility to ensure they are in possession of the necessary visas and current passport for entry to countries they are visiting.


18. Luggage: Luggage and personal effects are at passenger’s own risk. It is stressed that Welcome Travels cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to passenger's personal luggage or effects from any cause whatsoever, even though handled by Welcome Travels servants or agents or partners and it is recommended that luggage be insured for the duration of the holiday or tour.


19. Holiday variations and conditions: If a Force Majeure event occurs or following governmental travel advice, we may have to make necessary changes to your holiday and in accordance with operating requirements, we reserve the right to make changes, cancel or reschedule departures and itineraries. Should this become necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. If you do not accept alternative arrangements we will refund all payments you have made to us, however, in case of Force Majeure or governmental travel advice any refund will be subject to deductions for any unrecoverable costs we incur. Welcome Travels or our agents are not responsible for any additional costs incurred by you including, without limitation, the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our amendments, cancellations or rescheduling of any tour as contemplated by this clause.

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20. TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is highly recommended that the customer obtain and maintain adequate insurance for the full duration of the customer's travel arrangements, including cover for illness, injury, death, loss of baggage, travel document, personal items, cancellation and curtailment or any unforeseen circumstances. Welcome Travels will not be liable for any cost incurred by the customer on any tours. It is customer's responsibility to obtain and maintain appropriate insurance (s).

21. Not Included in the Tour Cost: Visa and passport cost, vaccination and medical expense, any type of insurance, excess baggage, extra meals, mini bar, room service, additional excursions, laundry, beverages, souvenirs, tipping, postage, phone calls, internet, none collectable taxes, items of a personal nature and anything not mentioned in includes column of your quote.


22. Behaviour - It is the Clients’ responsibility to ensure that he and the members of his Party do not behave in a way which causes offence or danger to others or which risks damage to property belonging to others. In such circumstances all suppliers (e.g. hotel managers, airline pilots) and the Company have the right to terminate arrangements made on the Clients’ behalf, in which case the Company’s responsibility to the Client ceases immediately. Therefore, the Company will not be liable for any refunds, payment of compensation or reimbursement of any cost or expenses incurred as a result. Further, the Client will be liable to reimburse the Company for any expenses whatsoever that it incurs as a result of such behaviour.


23. Age & Fitness: All Clients must satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen tour as described in the Company’s brochures. Clients aged 65 or above are required to complete our Tour Suitability Form, and where considered necessary, due to participation requirements, we will be happy to provide the tour on a private basis (supplements apply) or offer tailor-made holiday arrangements. Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders, and agents whilst on tour with the Company. If in the opinion of such person, the health or conduct of a Client before or after the departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the tour, the Client may be excluded from all or part of the tour, in which case all monies paid will be forfeited and the Company will not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever to such Client.

 

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