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9 Day India's Colour Festival

  • Discover Rajasthan, Delhi & the Taj Mahal
  • Experience the Holi Festival of Colours
Includes Return International Flights

India is always an assault to the senses; a riot of sights, sounds, flavours, and sensations. During the Hindi Holi Festival of Colours, however, that sensory overload is dialled right up to 11. An annual celebration of love, laughter, and happiness, it sees locals and visitors paint the country every colour of the rainbow. When combined with a tour through India's dazzling Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - you have all the makings of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Experience the highlights of Delhi on a guided sightseeing tour; see Jama Masjid Mosque, Bahai Lotus Temple, the vibrant Chandi Chowk Market, and more. Travel on to Jaipur - the pink-washed capital of Rajasthan - and fall in love with its impressive forts, beautiful palaces, and welcoming people. In Agra, tick off the bucket list with a visit to the ultimate symbol of love - the UNESCO listed Taj Mahal. And then, the day you’ve been waiting for will arrive as the people of Agra take to the streets to celebrate the dazzling Holi Festival - an event filled with colour and laughter. With return international flights, seven nights hotel accommodation, nine meals, return airport transfers and much more, discovering the many splendours of India has never been easier.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi! Fly with either Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Singapore Airlines, to name a few (subject to availability). Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 4 weeks prior to departure.

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.

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

After breakfast, start a city tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi in the colourful shopping bazaar. Next up is Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate is a 42m high stone of triumph and is a war memorial. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Afterwards visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple. Adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate. Upon completion of the day tour, transfer back to the hotel and enjoy a group dinner.

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

After breakfast travel to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check-in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan, is instantly recognisable for its pink washed buildings – a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of the Indian tourist circuit. Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars where one can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out parks and gardens, attractive monuments and heritage hotels - once the residence of Maharajas - are all worth a look. This evening enjoy a group dinner.

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

Today enjoy a full day city sightseeing tour of Jaipur. To start, take a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, Amber Fort was the old fort of the Kachhwaha Clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive thanks to Maota Lake in the foreground. This afternoon visit the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Also enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart to Agra. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO world heritage site due to its stunning imperial complex of pavilions and palaces spread amongst a large abandoned ‘city’. On arrival in Agra check in to your hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, The Taj-Mahal one of the wonders of the world. Enjoy an afternoon city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, which was 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.

Overnight: Agra (Standard or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy Holi, an ancient festival of India which was originally known as ‘Holika’. It’s said that Holi existed several centuries before Christ. However, the meaning of the festival is believed to have changed over the years. Earlier it was a special rite performed by married women for the happiness and well-being of their families and the full moon (Raka) was worshiped. Today, the festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and, for many, a day to meet others, to laugh, to play, to forgive, and to forget.

Overnight: Agra (Standard or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast depart to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of India’s Golden Triangle
  • Explore the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Celebrate the Holi ‘Festival of Colours’ in Agra
  • Witness the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque on a full day Delhi tour
  • Tour colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Visit the Bahai Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • Tour Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Fatehpur Sikri
  • Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Welcome garland on arrival
  • Complimentary gift on departure
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7 nights accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
  • Enjoy 9 meals (Standard Option)
  • Enjoy 19 meals (Premium Option)
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on the 25th February 2018.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
- Standard Package: $250.
- Premium Package: $360.

Departure Dates
25th February 2018.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, China Eastern, Malindo Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Air India, Jet Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).



Arrive early in Delhi, India
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- Only available from 1st February 2018 onwards.
- 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, India
$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.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $4499 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


STANDARD PACKAGE

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Delhi: Sk Premium Park (Formerly Park Plaza Hari Nagar).

- Jaipur: Hotel Park Ocean.

- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency.



PREMIUM PACKAGE

4-5 Star (self-rated):

- Delhi: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini / Piccadily Hotel New Delhi.

- Jaipur: Hotel Sarovar Portico / KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre.

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz.

*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. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 8 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.

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

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Not available.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport.
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping 300 rupees (approx. $6 AUD) per person/day.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



Climate & Average Temperature: 
Delhi - 
Spring: February, March; Warm days, Cool nights, Pleasant; Low to moderate humidity; Moderate precipitation.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR
Meals:
9 meals are included in the tour (standard package), for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

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 leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 300 rupees (approx. $6 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles 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.



A Tourist Visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.



· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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