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10 Day India Colour Festival

  • Celebrate the Holi 'Festival of Colours' in Jaipur
  • Discover India's majestic Golden Triangle
Includes Return International Flights

India, and the vibrant Holi Colour Festival, will shine bright in your memory long after your trip comes to an end. The Hindu festival marks the beginning of Spring over two days annually in March, celebrating fertility, colour and love. And, on this trip, you get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate it as part of your cultural odyssey through India’s Golden Triangle.

Discover the highlights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on this 10 day cultural celebration. Begin in Delhi, where you’ll take in the best of Old and New including Raj Ghat, Red Fort and Jam Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Ride a rickshaw through the Chandni Chowk market, visit Laxminarayan Temple, India Gate and more. Then, journey to Agra, where you’ll witness the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal, along with the ornate Agra Fort (Red Fort) and Chand Baori Step Well, one of the largest wells in the world. In Jaipur, the city awash with pink buildings and grand palaces, you will celebrate the Festival of Colour, visit Amber Fort and see Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. Package includes return international flights, eight nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium), nine meals, English-speaking tour leader and guides, and more.

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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). 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.

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 6 weeks prior to departure.

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. Then, visit Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. Next up, India Gate, a 42m high stone of triumph and 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

After breakfast depart by coach to Agra. On arrival check-in to 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 awe-inspiring is the 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.

This afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort) a fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation and the Kohinoor diamond was reportedly part of the furnishings. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

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

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 9:00am.

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Early this afternoon depart for Jaipur. On the way, you will visit Chand Baori Step Well, 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 it was built in front of the temple.

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 or 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. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas are worth admiration. 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 enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

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

Today take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose from two optional activities.

Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $60 per person
Home of the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair. Pushkar is renowned for it's scenic beauty. Enjoy time to take in the sights and local markets.

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $40 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

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

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha 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 itself is a beautiful sight to behold.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting 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 royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and 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 is detailed in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purva Mimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grihya-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 depart by coach to Delhi, on arrival in Delhi check-in at the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your return flight 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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  • Discover the highlights of India's Golden Triangle
  • Explore Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque on a full day Delhi tour
  • Witness the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Celebrate the Holi 'Festival of Colours' in Jaipur
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
  • 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
  • Enjoy a sari and turban tying demonstration
  • Explore the colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Jaipur
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 8 nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
  • Enjoy 9 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
  • 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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on the 4th of March 2020.
 
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 
4th March 2020
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, China Eastern, 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 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.
 
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.
- Blackout dates:
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available.
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $4999 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

- Jaipur: Hotel Hyphen Ujjawal

- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency

 

Premium Package

4-5 Star (self-rated):

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka

- Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz

Please note: Accommodation/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 Packages:
- Delhi: $120 per room including breakfast & transfers
Premium Packages:
- Delhi: $160 per room including breakfast & 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 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.
 
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
Twin or Double Bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 35 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 5: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $60 per person
- Day 5: Culinary Delight Tour - $40 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- 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.



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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
March marks the ending of winter season and starting of summer one. Average temperatures between 17 degrees and 34 degrees are typical. This period is considered as an ideal time for those who are not familiar with the summers of Rajasthan. It is because the weather remains pleasant at this time. A light jacket should be packed for the evenings.
 
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.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
9 meals (Standard) or 22 meals (Premium) are 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.
 
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.
 
OTHER
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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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 ($6 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


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 as 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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