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  • Indian Foodie Tour

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  • Taj Mahal

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  • Indian cuisine

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  • Holy men in Rajasthan

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  • Pichola Lake

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  • Street market

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  • Jama Masjid Mosque

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  • Rickshaw

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  • Lotus Temple

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  • Red Fort

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  • Indian vegetarian bowl

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  • Mumbai

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  • Street Market

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  • Siberian Crane

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  • Indian Foodie Tour

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  • Taj Mahal

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  • Indian cuisine

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  • Holy men in Rajasthan

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  • Pichola Lake

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  • Street market

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  • Jama Masjid Mosque

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  • Rickshaw

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  • Lotus Temple

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  • Red Fort

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  • Indian vegetarian bowl

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  • Mumbai

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  • Street Market

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13 Day Indian Foodie Tour

  • Savour the tastes & aromas of Indian cuisine
  • Tour the famed Taj Mahal & vibrant Rajasthan
Includes Return International Flights

Spices, colours, tastes and textures: the world of Indian cuisine goes far beyond butter chicken, lamb korma and naan bread. Foodies will be in their element with this 13-day package, which takes in several regions of India in an effort to introduce new and exciting cuisines, dishes and flavours. With multiple cooking classes, a community cooking session in a Sikh temple and tours of the very best street markets, you’ll learn Mughlai, Thali and Rajasthani cooking techniques and recipes as you immerse yourself in this vibrant country.

Experience the dizzying sights of old and new Delhi on tour, visiting the Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid Mosque; witness the Taj Mahal, considered the ultimate symbol of love, along with the Agra Fort; enjoy a bird-watching tour by rickshaw in Bharatpur; and immerse yourself in Jaipur, the pink-washed capital of India’s Rajasthan province. Head to fascinating Udaipur, home to poets, painters and writers throughout the centuries; see beautiful Pichola Lake; and fly to Mumbai to experience the city’s renowned street food areas; plus much more.

This remarkable package includes return international flights, 11 nights hotel accommodation, English-speaking guides and all your once-in-a-lifetime foodie experiences.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi! Fly with award winning Singapore Airlines! Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and receive a welcome garland at the airport. Then, be transferred to your accommodation.

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.
• Check in opens at approximately 12:00 noon. If your flight arrives early, you will be able to store luggage at reception until check in is open.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel/ ITC Welcome Dwarka , Delhi or similar
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi. Chandi Chowk is a colourful shopping bazaar, known for its street food and traditional cuisines. Hot pancakes, fresh-baked muffins, full and crunchy omelets and a rich cup of coffee! Truly a great way to start your day! Plan for a leisurely morning meal of some lip-smacking Delhi street food! You can see a mix of modernity and old world charm in this capital city. After Chandni Chowk, 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).

In the afternoon, travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India, and the beautiful Lotus Temple, where adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel to celebrate the beginning of a wonderful culinary tour! India is not only a land of beautiful sights and cultural ethnicity, the country is also famous for its amazing culinary traditions.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel/ ITC Welcome Dwarka , Delhi or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, travel to Agra. Upon arrival, check into 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.

Later, enjoy a Mughlai Cooking Demonstration at a local hotel in Agra to discover the wonders of Mughlai cuisine. The friendly host/chef will introduce you the ingredients and traditional techniques that shape Mughlai cuisine. You will learn how to prepare a few classic Mughlai dishes during this cooking demonstration and once the food has been prepared, you can sit down and enjoy the creations.

Overnight: Hotel Clarks Shiraz / Howard Plaza The Fern Agra / Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Agra, starting at the iconic Taj Mahal. 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.

Afterwards, see the 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.

In the afternoon, finish with a visit to Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal (Sikh temple). Here guests can engage in live community cooking inside the temple complex, done for their pilgrims.

Overnight: Hotel Clarks Shiraz / Howard Plaza The Fern Agra / Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am (not included) and return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, travel to Jaipur. On the way, visit Bharatpur, a bird lover’s paradise home to more than 370 bird species. This afternoon you will experience a bird watching tour by rickshaw. If luck permits, you could perhaps spot 50 - 100 species. Bharatpur is one of the only two known wintering haunts of the Siberian Crane. The Bird Sanctuary has several birds of prey like ring-tailed fishing eagle, spotted eagle, tawny eagle, imperial eagle, crested serpent eagle, falcon and marsh harrier are also common in the park. Vultures, kingfishers, wagtails, bee-eaters, robins, crow-pheasant, treepie and myriad are other terrestrial birds can also be seen throughout the year. Other animals found in the park are spotted deer, sambhar, blue bull, black buck, jackal, fishing cat, wild cat, hare, mongoose and monitor lizard.

Afterwards, continue to Jaipur. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is colour washed pink - the 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. Later in the afternoon visit a local village where you get chance to learn about the village life, their home and their cooking style. Learn the art of making traditional tea/coffee that will be served with cookies.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Jaipur or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

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. Next visit the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles.

Afterwards, visit a local market to see where a lot of traditional ingredients are sourced. Here you will learn about the authentic ingredients and dishes that have been a staple in Indian homes and royals for centuries. You can also buy homemade to-go packets of masala chai or flavoured tea. This is an exciting opportunity where you can learn some exciting royal recipes.

In the afternoon, visit a local home or hotel (subject to availability) to learn some more traditional cooking methods for dinner. You will learn how to make authentic Rajasthani dishes based on your food preferences. This 2-3 hour cooking class is a fine way to experience the culinary traditions in India and get an idea about the different spices and ingredients used in Rajasthani delicacies. After the class, you can enjoy a scrumptious dinner to savour the experience.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Jaipur or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today, take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose to take part in the below optional tour.

Optional Activity: Ajmer & Pushkar Lake Full Day Tour with Street Food Demonstration lunch - $60 per person
Home of the world famous Pushkar Camel Fair. Pushkar is renowned for its scenic beauty. Enjoy a full day excursion to Ajmer and Pushkar lake - situated in the green oasis, wrapped in the barren hills, it has been a witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage center for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Pushkar Lake is situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills on three sides, separated from Ajmer by Nag Pahar the snake mountain. On this mountain, the Panchkund and the cave of the saint Agastya are located. On the full moon of Kartik (November), pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake. Enjoy fluffy, round and crispy kachori for lunch! Coming in many different shapes and flavors, kachori is a fine item for a traditional lunch experience.

Overnight: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre, Jaipur or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today transfer to railway station to board your train to Udaipur. Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative who will welcome you and escort you to your accommodation for the night.

Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Right from the medieval times, the city has been an inspiration for poets, painters and writers. Founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur became the capital of the Sisodia dynasty whose earlier capital was Chittor. According to legend, the Maharana was out hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and told him to build a palace at that very spot, as it would be well protected. The Maharana followed the holy man’s advice and Udaipur came into being.

Later, enjoy a walkthrough Udaipur, visiting the street market and the place where the locals source their vegetables. In the evening, take the opportunity to join an optional boat ride on Lake Pichola (not included).

Overnight: Mewargarh Udaipur by Red Tullip Hotels, Udaipur or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour. As Jaipur is a city in pink, Udaipur is the city of white. The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has a stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. Pichola Lake is also one of the most beautiful in India.

In the afternoon enjoy a Thali Cooking Class to learn the cooking methods of different dishes included in a typical Rajasthani Thali. With a variety of dishes, Rajasthani cuisine is among the best and nutritious delicacies in India. Some dishes like Bajre ki roti, daal-Bati-Churma, lashun ki chutney, bajri ki Raab, Besan Gatte Ki Sabzi, Makki ki Ghaat make the Rajasthani Thali delicious.

Overnight: Mewargarh Udaipur by Red Tullip Hotels, Udaipur or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, be met by a tour representative and transferred to your accommodation.

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. As of 2009, Mumbai is the largest city in the world in terms of population, with the city having a population of approximately 14 million inhabitants, and along with the neighbouring cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms an urban agglomeration with around 19 million people. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. As of 2009, Mumbai was named an Alpha world city.

Mumbai is well known for its street food, so this afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through Mumbai’s two renowned street food areas. Start at Mumbai’s most famous beach, Chowpatty, where we’ll try an array of Mumbai’s best vegetarian street food as we watch the sun set at the beach. Most of the famous Indian snacks and street food classics such as dahi puri, pani puri and pav bhaji are all here. Afterwards, check out the lively Mohommad Ali Road area, a Muslim neighborhood where you get to know the local culture and the delicious food. In the narrow eating lanes of bustling ali khao gaullis you will find non-vegetarian options such as chota kebabs and chicken tikka.

Overnight: Kohinoor Continental or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour. In Mumbai, the list of sites to visit is endless and the twinkling lights from the skyscrapers will keep your eyes wide open with excitement and wonder. The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. Built to commemorate the visit of King George and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in the year 1911, this massive historical monument is a must when visiting Mumbai. Other sites include the Mani Bhavan & the Gandhi memorial, the Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden.

In the afternoon enjoy time free at leisure or alternatively take part in an optional Bollywood Tour (not included)

Optional Bollywood Tour: $95 per person
The tour of Bollywood starts with a brief introduction about the origin and evolution of the Indian Film Industry (Bollywood) ranging from the silent era to its current state. Next you will visit various movie sets and taken to the studios to watch shootings of either feature films, T.V. series or ad-films (subject to availability on the day). You will be given an exciting insight into the mechanics and conduct of a shooting as well as visiting some of the areas where the behind the scenes magic happens; make-up areas, film editing, dubbing, processing of raw film, background music, animation & sound effects, vision mixing, special effects, set making, choreography, stunt rehearsals, publicity campaigns and more. Following the tour you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Kohinoor Continental or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Australia.

Please note: Checkout time is 12 noon. For evening flights, you can store your luggage at concierge and enjoy the day at leisure.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Tour the famed Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Experience the sights and sounds of vibrant Delhi
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • See colourful Chandni Chowk Market
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
  • Learn about Mughlai Cuisine at a cooking class in Agra
  • Join in a community cooking session inside a Sikh temple
  • Enjoy a birdwatching tour by rickshaw in Bharatpur
  • Interact with village elders and learn the art of making traditional tea/coffee
  • Visit local markets and source ingredients for a cooking class in Jaipur
  • Learn how to make signature Rajasthani delicacies
  • Enjoy an evening walk to the food market in Udaipur
  • See picturesque Pichola Lake in Udaipur
  • Learn to make Thali cuisine in Udaipur
  • Take a guided food tour through Mumbai's famous 'eat streets'
  • Watch the sun set over Chowpatty Beach
  • See The Gateway of India & Ghandi memorial on a half day city tour of Mumbai
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/PER/ADL with Singapore Airlines
  • One way domestic flight from Udaipur - Mumbai
  • 11 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 21 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Welcome garland on arrival
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • 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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 20th August 2020.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $600 applies.
  
Departure Dates
2019 
August: 29 (SOLD OUT)
September: 5 (SOLD OUT)
October: 17, 24 (SOLD OUT)
November: 7,14 (SOLD OUT)
December: *5 (SOLD OUT)
 
2020 
January: 30 (SOLD OUT)
February: 13,20 (SOLD OUT)
March: 5,12 (SOLD OUT)
April: 30 
May: 14 (SOLD OUT)
July: 23, 30
August: 6, 20
  
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

  

Please note: The internal flight from Udaipur to Mumbai will be with a local carrier, and the maximum baggage allowance is 20kgs per person. 

 

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.
- Blackout dates:
* 20 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 31 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 – 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 – 11 October 2020
* 10 December 2020 – 20 January 2021
  
Stay behind in Mumbai, 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:
* 20 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 31 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 – 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 – 11 October 2020
* 10 December 2020 – 20 January 2021
  
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations:
* Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4-star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- Singapore stopover not permitted during the Singapore Grand Prix (20– 23 September 2019, 2020 dates yet to be released)
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth departures due to Etihad no longer flying out of Perth from October 2018.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $3999 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


4/5 Star

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar

- Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz / Howard Plaza The Fern Agra / Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar

- Udaipur: Mewargarh Udaipur by Red Tullip Hotels or similar

- Mumbai: Kohinoor Continental or similar

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
- Delhi (Pre Tour): $160 per room (includes breakfast and transfer)
- Mumbai (Post Tour): $210 per room (includes breakfast and transfer)
  
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 hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 18 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 5: Taj Mahal at Sunrise - $35 AUD
Day 7: Ajmer & Pushkar Full Day Tour - $60 AUD
Day 8: Pichola Lake cruise - $15 AUD
Day 11: Bollywood Tour -$95 AUD
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
- Summer: April, May, June; Hot; Very low to moderate humidity; Low precipitation
- Autumn: October, November; Warm days, Cool nights, Pleasant; Low humidity; Low precipitation
- Winter: December, January; Cool to Cold; Moderate humidity; Low precipitation
- Spring: February, March; Warm days, Cool nights, Pleasant; Low to moderate humidity; Moderate precipitation
 
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:
21 meals 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.
 
Please note: For food safety and hygiene reasons all included meals will be served at hotels. During the tour you will be taken to local street food markets for an authentic experience, however, any food consumed during these tours is at the customer's discretion.
 
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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
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 is 300 rupees (approx. $6 AUD) per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
  
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
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.