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Festivals of India

  • Witness India’s Diwali Festival of Lights
  • Plus attend the famous Pushkar Camel Fair
Includes Return International Flights

Celebrate two magical Indian events in one trip with this amazing 15-day festival package to Diwali and the Pushkar Camel Fair.

Marvel at the Taj Mahal; explore UNESCO listed Fatehpur Sikri; visit the colossal Royal Amber Fort in JaipurTour Old and New Delhi on city tours; explore colourful Chandni Chowk Market; and attend the famed Pushkar Camel Fair - an event of such grand proportions that it attracts over 11,000 camels (and their owners) from right across Rajasthan. With return international flights, A/C transport, return airport transfers and more, this unique package will be the trip of a lifetime!

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi! Fly with either Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines or Singapore Airlines, to name a few (subject to availability). *Please note, some flights may depart the day before. Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and receive a welcome garland at the airport. Then, travel to the first hotel. While check in is organised, a representative will also hand over the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you on the tour programme.

Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast enjoy a half day city tour of New Delhi visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune; India Gate, this 42m high stone of triumph is a war memorial which bears the names of 85,000 Indian army soldiers who died in the campaigns of WWI; Rashtrapati Bhawan, a palace-like building is the official residence of the President of India and an interesting blend of Mughal and western architectural styles; Bahai Temple, or Lotus Temple, is a marvel of modern architecture, set among pools and gardens - adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate. See the Pre Diwali Festival Celebrations with the city and buildings illuminated and the local markets a buzz with Diwali gifts and souvenirs.

Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Celebrated with great excitement and grandeur, Diwali or Deepavali is one of the prime Hindu festivals that unites the whole of India. This sparkling festival is celebrated in different parts of the country. This ancient festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages in India and annual celebrations are still held each year all over the country with great flourish, enthusiasm and gaiety. Traditionally believed to be a Hindu festival of wealth and prosperity, it is amazing to see how Diwali has become an occasion for all Indians irrespective of their status and castes. In the afternoon, visit the local market to see and witness the grandeur of the Diwali festival of lights known for bringing prosperity. Continue with the celebrations into the evening and witness the Puja at the hotel followed by dinner.

Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Continue exploring Delhi today with a half day city tour of Old Delhi - Raj Ghat (Red Fort), where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, the Red Fort is the largest in India, with three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. From here your senses will come alive with a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk; this main street of Old Delhi is a colourful shopping bazaar with all the back streets, colour and bustle that you would expect. This afternoon, relax as you travel from Delhi to Agra and the wonders of the Taj Mahal. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. So overwhelming is the magic monument, that Agra has been immortalized, as the City of the Taj.

Agra (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Early risers can take the opportunity to head to the Taj Mahal for sunrise, (not included), then return to the hotel for breakfast. It is the most magical time of the day to see the building in all its glory. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight and the artwork and crafts of the region make great gifts to bring home.

Agra (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Bid Agra farewell after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Today travel to Bharatpur, along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), this small fortified city is built out of red sandstone and was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. Bharatpur is a bird lovers paradise, with no less than 377 bird species already spotted. This afternoon experience a bird watching tour by rickshaw. If your luck permits, it is not too tough to spot 50-100 species in a day. The fact remains that Bharatpur is one of the only two known wintering haunts of the Siberian Crane.

Bharatpur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast before setting out for Jaipur, visiting Abhaneri Caves along the way. Abhaneri is famous for one of the deepest step wells in the world. The well is located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that’s the reason to build it in front of the temple. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is instantly recognisable for it’s pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth a look.

Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy a full day city sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. The Amber Fort is located 11km from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. This afternoon, continue your tour visiting the City Palace - the former royal residence and Jantar Mantar - the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh, The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.

Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at the hotel. Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The graceful palaces, forts and temples of the city bring the historic grandeur to life, while exquisite handicrafts, folk dances music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

Jodhpur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Relax over breakfast before taking the day to explore Jodhpur visiting Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, followed by Umaid Bhawan Palace – the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to the famine struck population. It was completed in 14 years.

Jodhpur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Head to Pushkar today. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is well known. It marks one of the revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. Join in the festivities and fun of the Pushkar camel fair. The locals dress up in traditional clothing during this much-awaited camel fair. Their colourful veils, turbaned heads, and colourfully dyed skirts, with sounds of the ektara and the soulful tunes of the Rajasthani folk songs will make your time unforgettable. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Pushkar visiting the Brahma Temple, beautifully painted in shades of blue and red and was constructed using marble and stone slabs. Also visit the Pushkar lake, surrounded by almost 500 temples. The lake has 52 ghats, each of which were once the personal ghats for the 52 Maharajas of Rajasthan who performed sacred rituals here. Walk through the narrow lanes of the town to see the bustling street market and crafts.

Pushkar (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

The sprawling annual festivities of the 100 year old Pushkar Mela commence today. The day of the full moon, according to legend, when the Hindu god Brahma sprung up the Pushkar Lake, thus numerous people swim in its sacred waters. This iconic fair attracts thousands of livestock and almost a million tourists including many from across the world.

Pushkar (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some more events before departing this afternoon. Depart for the Ajmer railway station to board the Shatabdi Express for Delhi. The journey is approx. 5 - 6hrs. On arrival into Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel and treated to a farewell dinner.

Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today transfer to the airport to board your return flight home for Australia.

Meals included: In-Flight

Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later

Tour Inclusions

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  • - Explore Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar
  • - Witness the famous Pushkar Camel Fair
  • - Take part in Diwali Festival celebrations in Delhi
  • - Enjoy two half-day tours in New and Old Delhi
  • - See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • - Explore the colourful Chandni Chowk Market
  • - Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • - See the breathtaking Taj Mahal and Red Fort in Agra
  • - Discover the UNESCO listed Fatehpur Sikri
  • - Experience a bird watching tour by rickshaw in Bharatpur
  • - Visit one of the world's deepest step wells at Abhaneri
  • - Enjoy a visit to the Royal Amber Fort on Jaipur sightseeing tour
  • - Visit Jaswant Thada on a city tour of Jodhpur
  • - See Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake on a sightseeing tour
  • - Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration
  • - Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • - 13 nights accommodation (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
  • - Enjoy 15 meals (Standard Options)
  • - Enjoy 36 meals (Premium Options)
  • - Professional English-speaking local guides
  • - Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • - Welcome garland on arrival
  • - Complimentary gift on departure
  • - Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • - One way Shatabdi Express Train from Ajmer - Delhi (A/C cabin)
  • - Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • - Return airport transfers with meet and assist
  • Customer Reviews

    My sister and I had the most wonderful experiences during our time in India. The scenery is breathtaking and the colours so vibrant. You can't help but be warmed by the friendliness of the people and their smiles. Simple pleasures are shared and enjoyed and on the beach at Pondicherry a family had much fun with blowing bubbles. Well done TripADeal and Special Holidays, we had a ball and the trip far exceeded our expectations.

    Wendy C

    This photo was from a recent trip to India with a very small group of Australians. WHAT A WONDERFUL TRIP. I cannot praise enough our guide and the warm hospitality of the Indian people. Our guide went out of his way to make our tour absolutely one to remember. We were matched with people the same age and meals and hotels were of a very high standard. Would do another tour with trip a deal in a heartbeat. This is a photo of our fun loving group.

    Linda S

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    Travel offer is valid until the 17th October 2017

    Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share

    Single Traveller Supplement
    For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies
    - Standard Package: $500
    - Premium package: $700

    Departure Dates (2017)
    October: 17

    Departure Cities
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth



    Airline(s) Used
    Cathay Pacific, China Southern, China Eastern, Virgin Airways, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Jet Airways or Air India plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

    Arrive Early in Delhi
    $200 per person, subject to availability
    Please note:
    - This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking

    Stay Behind in Delhi
    $200 per person, subject to availability
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    - *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration
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    Accommodation Used
    STANDARD PACKAGE
    3-4 Star (self-rated)
    - Delhi: Hotel Rockwell Plaza or Acura BMK
    - Agra: Hotel Pushp Villa
    - Bharatpur: Hotel Udai Vilas Palace
    - Jaipur: Hotel Peppermint or Royale Lalit Hotel
    - Jodhpur: Madhuram Royale
    - Pushkar: Pushkar Fort

    PREMIUM PACKAGE
    4-5 Star (self-rated)
    - Delhi: Hotel Royal Plaza or Jaypee Siddharth Hotel
    - Agra: Crystal Sarovar Premier or Howard Plaza - The Fern
    - Bharatpur: The Bagh Resort
    - Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre
    - Jodhpur: Marugarh Venture Resort OR Park Plaza Jodhpur
    - Pushkar: Hotel Bhanwar Singh Palace
    *Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

    Extra Nights (Pre/Post tour)
    - Delhi (Standard Package): $120 per room including breakfast and transfers
    - Delhi (Premium Package): $160 per room including breakfast and transfers
    Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking

    Maximum Room Capacity
    3 people (subject to availability)

    Child Policy
    - No child discounts apply. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
    - Strictly valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over
    Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

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    No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability

    Bedding Configuration
    Double or Twin bedding (subject to availability)

    Adjoining Rooms
    Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option



    Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 30 per vehicle

    Meals
    Please note: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are only included if you choose the Premium Package, and only on days part of the main tour itinerary. Arrive Early or Stay Behind meals at own expense.

    Optional Tours / Activities
    DAY 4: Sunrise at Taj Mahal – 1035 rupees (approx. $21 AUD)
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    - prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
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    - Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
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    - Optional activities/tours
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    Luggage:
    You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

    Gratuities:
    Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is approx. 250 rupees per person per day, which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.

    Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
    Our coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
    Please note; a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



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