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10 Day India Colour Festival

  • Tour the Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
  • Experience the vibrant Holi ‘Festival of Colours’
Includes Return International Flights

India is like a jumpstart to the senses; a riot of colours, sounds, flavours and sensations. During the annual Holi Festival, that sensory overload is dialled up to 11 - and it’s truly magnificent! An annual celebration of love, laughter and happiness, the festivals see locals and visitors cover the streets (and each other) in every colour of the rainbow. When combined with a tour of India’s Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - you have all the makings of a life-changing adventure!

Experience the magic of India and the Holi Festival on this 10 day bucket list adventure visiting the bustling streets of Delhi, the stunning palaces of Jaipur, the wondrous Taj Mahal, and so much more! This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes return flights, eight nights hotel accommodation, 11 meals, English-speaking tour guides, return airport transfers with meet and assist, and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or *Adelaide for Delhi! Fly with either Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines 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 day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 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. Visit 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.

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

After breakfast you will travel to Agra. On arrival check in at the 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. So overwhelming is the magic monument, that Agra has been immortalised, as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal. 

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

Enjoy a morning 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.

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

Early risers can take the opportunity to head to the Taj Mahal and experience the monument just after sunrise (not included), then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast you will depart for Jaipur, en route 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 Jaipur check-in at the hotel.

The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is instantly recognisable for it’s 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 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 you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are all worth a look. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one. Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration and a welcome dinner at the hotel.

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

Today enjoy a full day city sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it 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 because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold. 

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 or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

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

After breakfast enjoy Holi, an ancient festival of India which was originally known as 'Holika'. The festival finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India. It is 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.

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

After breakfast you will travel to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi check-in at the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before a farewell dinner at the hotel in the evening.

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

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • See the highlights of India's Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
  • Celebrate the dazzling Holi 'Festival of Colours’
  • Enjoy the highlights of Delhi on a full day tour
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid Mosque and more
  • Tour colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • Be awe-struck by the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Explore UNESCO listed Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds
  • Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
  • Enjoy 11 meals (Standard Option)
  • Enjoy 22 meals (Premium Option)
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Welcome garland on arrival
  • Complimentary gift on departure
  • Transportation by private A/C 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 15th March 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Standard Package: $300
- Premium Package: $450
 
Departure Dates 
15th March 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or *Adelaide
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $250 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


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

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive Early
Not available.
 
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.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Price available upon request.
Please note: 
- All 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

- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency

- Jaipur: Hotel Hyphen Ujjawal

Premium Package:

4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz

- Jaipur: Hotel Sarovar Portico

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)
Standard Package
- Delhi: $120 per room including breakfast and transfers.
Premium Package
- Delhi: $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.
- 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. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 5: Early Morning at Taj Mahal Experience – 1035 rupees (approx. $22 AUD) **please note this is 2017 pricing and there may be a minimal increase for 2019**
Please note:
- 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 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for India 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
March marks the ending of winter season and the start of the summer one. Rajasthan still reaches temperatures in the mid 20's to early 30's but it is not too humid. In the evening temperatures can drop to around 10°C so it is recommended to customers to pack a jacket for the evenings.
 
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. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
Please note: The premium package meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner daily starting with breakfast on day 2 and finishing with breakfast on day 9.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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. 



A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 
 
TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This visa can take approximately 5 business days to complete.
 
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 visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

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

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

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

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

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