Majestic India

28 Days - AUD$8480

PAST CLIENT DISCOUNT $250 PER PERSON

Day 1: Australia/Singapore/New Delhi

Fly with Singapore Airlines to New Delhi, via Singapore.  Arrive in New Delhi the same night. On arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.

Day 2: New Delhi

New Delhi is India’s capital city and has been a centre of power almost since the 13th Century. Today we visit India Gate, impressive Government buildings and the romantic and serene Humayun’s Tomb, a fine example of early Moghul architecture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3-4: New Delhi/Shekhawati

This morning, we leave for the Shekhawati Region of northern Rajasthan.  Founded in the early 18th Century, it has a charming and romantic palace hotel.  Tomorrow we take in the unique architecture and building frescoes of the Shekhawati Region.  Overnight at Shekhawati for 2 nights.

Day 5-6: Shekhawati/ Bikaner

Today we travel to Bikaner where the 15th Century Junagarh Fort with its carved stone grills is now a Fort Museum.  On arrival check into hotel for 2 nights.  Tomorrow we visit the Fort Museum, a camel breeding farm & local market.

Day 7-8: Bikaner/Jaiselmer

Today after breakfast we drive to Jaiselmer, the ancient capital of Rajasthan.  Jaiselmer is known for its havelis (mansions) made from golden yellow sandstone & carved wood, set in the heart of the Thar Desert.  Tomorrow we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaiselmer.  Overnight at hotel for 2 nights.

 Day 9: Jaiselmer/Jodhpur

Today after breakfast we drive to Jodhpur.  The focal point here is the Meherangarh Fort from where you can have a wonderful view of the city set amidst the desert landscape.  Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Jodhpur/Ranakpur

Today we travel to Ranakpur, northwest of Udaipur, to see superb Jain temples that were built in the mid 15th Century.  Afternoon visit to the temples followed by lunch at Maharani Bagh.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 11-12: Ranakpur/Kumbhalgarh/Udaipur

Late start this morning to proceed to Kumbhalgarh.  The fort here was built in the 14th Century and is surrounded by 13 mountain peaks that keep watch over distant horizons.  This is one of the best-preserved forts of the Mewar Region.

After visitng Fort we drive to Udaipur.  Udaipur has it all: palaces, lakes, temples & cenotaphs.  Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city.  Tomorrow we visit the City Palace Museum & visit the Fine Art School.  Overnight at hotel for 2 nights.

 Day 13-14: Udaipur/Bijaipur

Late start this morning to proceed to Bijaipur.where a 16th C castle with fortified walls has been converted into a charming and unique hotel overlooking the surrounding countryside.  Here we experience traditional Rajput hospitality for two night.

Day 15: Bijaipur/Pushkar

This morning we drive to Pushkar, a picturesque  religious town built around a lake.  It is best known for its annual camel & cattle fair that turns the desert into a riot of colours.  Afternoon at leisure.  Overnight at hotel.

  Day 16-17: Pushkar/Jaipur

After breakfast we drive to Jaipur (the City of Victory) otherwise known as “The Pink City”.  Tomorrow we visit the major sights of this beautiful city.  Overnight at hotel for 2 nights.

 Day 18- 19: Jaipur/Agra

Drive to Agra en route visiting the imperial ruins of the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.  This well-preserved city was mysteriously abandoned just 14 years after it was built.  We continue our journey to the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra.  On arrival check into hotel for 2 nights.  Following day we visit the Red Fort, Itimad-ud-daulah & the Taj Mahal.

 Day 20: Agra/Orchha

This morning we board the Shatabdi Express train for a 3-hour train journey to Jhansi.  On arrival we drive to Orchha, a small town between Jhansi and Khajuraho best known for its well-preserved temples and palaces.  Its claim to fame is that its former rulers managed to stay on friendly terms with the Mughals.

Day 21-22: Orchha/Khajuraho

This morning we drive to Khajuraho, built by the Chandela dynasty that ruled Central India for 500 years.  Khajuraho has been declared a World Heritage Site.  On arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.

Following morning we visit the most famous erotic temples of Khajuraho.  These are fine examples of Indo-Aryan architecture that depict many aspects of Indian life at the time.

Day 23-24: Khajuraho/Varanasi

Morning at leisure.  Afternoon transfer to the airport to board flight to Varanasi.  On arrival transfer to your hotel for 2 nights.  Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi local market.  Varanasi, also known as Benares, is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.   It is situated on the western bank of India’s holiest river, the Ganges.  The spectacular 4-km sweep of the ghats, used mainly for bathing and cremating bodies, is best viewed at dawn.  Tomorrow early in the morning we take a boat trip along the Ganges.  Overnight at hotel.

 Day 25-26 Varanasi/New Delhi/Mumbai

Morning transfer to the airport to board flight to New Delhi and then connecting flight to Mumbai (Bombay).  On arrival transfer to your hotel for 2 nights.  Mumbai is India’s most important commercial & industrial centre, home to the wealthy & the glamorous and of course Bollywood.  Tomorrow we have a full day sightseeing tour of Mumbai, visiting the Gateway of India, Hanging Gardens & Elephanta Island.

Day 27-28: Mumbai/Singapore/Australia

Morning at leisure.  Evening departure transfer to board flight to Singapore.  The following morning, board connecting flight to Australia.  Arrive in Australia in the evening filled with many happy memories of majestic India

HIGHLIGHTS AND FACTS

  • Book and save $250 per person*
  • Comfortable tour.
  • Focuses mainly on Rajasthan.
  • Utilizes coach travel.
  • Perfect for those who want to explore Rajasthan at a medium pace.
  • 28 Days Fully Inclusive twin share.
  • Accommodation in good quality 4 star hotels, palaces and castles
  • Tour departing – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide
  • Best time to travel between January to April and October and November.

*REWARDING OUR PAST CLIENTS

To all our past clients who book any of the tours presented in this brochure, we are offering a discount of $250 pp.

Please note that all bookings should be made directly through ASIAQUEST TOURS (and NOT through travel agents).

2018 PRICE GUIDE
TOUR COST $8480
Single Supplement $2080
Land Only $6980
TOURS DEPART 2018

$250 DISCOUNT PER PERSON FOR PAST CLIENTS

PAST CLIENTS WILL PAY $ 8,230 pp TWIN SHARE

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PAST CLIENTS WILL PAY $ 8,230 PP TWIN SHARE

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Return international flights in Economy class with Singapore Airlines
  • Australian and foreign airport departure taxes
  • Fuel levy surcharge
  • All domestic flights & airport taxes
  • All meals & accommodation in good quality 4 star hotels, palaces and castles
  • English speaking National Escort & local guides
  • Visa fees  for Australian passport holders
  • Sightseeing tours to all major attractions & monuments, including entrance fees
  • All transportation in air-conditioned coaches & first class A/C soft sleepers on rail journeys
  • All gratuities on tour

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDED

  • Elephant ride in India on Amber Fort
  • Camel ride in India in Jaiselmer
  • Puppet show in India

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, camera fees etc.
  • LAND ONLY packages exclude return international flights ex Australia, visa fees, arrival and departure transfers

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