Spirit Of Diwali India Tour - 10 Days

INDIA TOUR DURING THE FESTIVAL SEASON OF “DIWALI”
DESTINATIONS: Delhi – Agra – Taj Mahal – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Ranakpur.
TOUR TIMELINE: 27 Oct. – 05 Nov. 2016

Explore India during the festival season and get to know the Indian celebration closely. Travelling to India during Diwali, the festival of lights, is a very good opportunity to delve deeper into the festival celebrations through India. As this country prepares for the celebration, you will  be exploring all the plans and procedures of celebrations in different amazing places of India. 

The festivals are great celebrations, culturally, religiously and socially, and travelling to a place where such festivals are celebrated during the celebration time is an incredible way of experiencing the culture and ritual of the place.

Explore the magical cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur and Ranakpur during the Diwali festival and be a witness to the grand celebration amidst the colorful lights and rangolis. Festive atmosphere adds an enormous flavor to these already amazing places in India and your journey will be a once-in-life-time and experience, just wonderful. 


Trip Profile

IMPORTANT NOTE
• Please read lonely planet and other travel books well before traveling, so that you are well informed about the culture and customs.
• Although we make our best efforts to serve you, still don't expect any luxurious services.
• The roads, hotels etc, are not of western standards, as you would find in Europe or America.
• Please be informed and prepared.

Trip Details & Facts

INDIAN VISA

On the APPLICATION FORM where they ask for a reference person or address in India please put:
HOTEL GULNAR 7A/45,
W.E.A,
CHANNA MARKET KAROL BAGH
NEW DELHI-110005
Tel: +91-11-47243737, 65353737
Email: info@hotelgulnar.com

FLIGHT DETAILS AND AIRPORT PICK-UPS
• Please include your arrival and departure info
Date: ------ Time: -------- Airline: --------- Flight #:---------------

• For airport pickup please meet our driver, holding an Earthbound Expeditions placard inside the international terminal. Please be patient because there might be other tour members still passing through customs. If you wish to tip the driver after arriving at the hotel you can give do so.

CONTACT PERSON
Please note down the name, email and phone number, for your India contact person.
Mr. Santosh Gupta
Email - earthboundindia@gmail.com
Tel: +91-9910355477 or 9810785965

• In case of flight delays or other complications please call or email him and coordinate.
• Please carry a copy of your passport along with your Indian visa, upon arrival so that we can make various copies to be handed over to hotels for check INS.
• Please note that if you are flying from Udaipur to Delhi there is a limit of 15Kgs free baggage allowance (as check- in)

 

TIPPING
Tipping is customary in India. If you are satisfied with the services of your guide and driver, please feel free to offer a tip at the end of the tour. The typical tip would be about 8 - 18 in USD per day which can be given to the guide who will distribute appropriately.

CHECKLIST
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The Itinerary

  • Day 01, 27 Oct. 2016 : Arrival Delhi - India
  • Day 02, 28 Oct. 2016 : Delhi – Agra Drive (205 Kms / 4 hrs.)
  • Day 03, 29 Oct. 2016 : Agra – Jaipur Drive (240 Kms / 5 hrs.)
  • Day 04, 30 Oct. 2016 : Jaipur Sightseeing-Diwali Celebration
  • Day 05, 31 Oct. 2016 : Jaipur – Udaipur Drive (400 Kms / 7 Hrs.)
  • Day 06, 01 Nov. 2016 : Udaipur - Sightseeing
  • Day 07, 02 Nov. 2016 : Udaipur – Pushkar Drive (290 Kms / 6 Hrs.)
  • Day 08, 03 Nov. 2016 : Pushkar - Sightseeing
  • Day 09, 04 Nov. 2016 : PUSHKAR -DELHI - TRAIN (15:45 hours. / 22:40 hours)
  • Day 10, 05 Nov. 2016 : DELHI – SIGHTSEEING – DEPARTURE

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  • Day 01, 27 Oct. 2016 : Arrival Delhi - India

    • Met at the airport by Earthbound Expeditions representative.
    • Check into a hotel.

  • Day 02, 28 Oct. 2016 : Delhi – Agra Drive (205 Kms / 4 hrs.)

    • Breakfasts.
    • Check out from the hotel.
    • Proceed to Agra.
    • Upon arrival check into the hotel.
    • Visit the Agra Fort.
    • Witness Taj Mahal at sunset across the river.
    • Overnight stay at a hotel in Agra.

  • Day 03, 29 Oct. 2016 : Agra – Jaipur Drive (240 Kms / 5 hrs.)

    • Visit Taj Mahal.
    • Breakfast.
    • Drive to Jaipur. [En route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri]
    • Continue driving towards Jaipur.
    • Arrive and check in to a hotel.
    • Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur.

  • Day 04, 30 Oct. 2016 : Jaipur Sightseeing-Diwali Celebration

    • Breakfast.
    • Proceed to Amber fort.
    Enjoy an Elephant ride.
    • Go back back to Jaipur city for sightseeing of other prominent monuments.
    Visit Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar.
    • Visit the famous rug factory and gem factory, where you can see skilled artisans doing intricate work of gem cutting and polishing.
    • NIGHT – CELEBRATE DIWALI “ THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS”

  • Day 05, 31 Oct. 2016 : Jaipur – Udaipur Drive (400 Kms / 7 Hrs.)

    • Proceed to Udaipur.
    If time permits you can visit en route visit to Chittorgarh Fort. [OPTIONAL]

  • Day 06, 01 Nov. 2016 : Udaipur - Sightseeing

    • Proceed to the city of Udaipur.
    The City Palace and Museum,The Pratap Memorial, Jagdish Temple ,Saheliyon Ki Bari.
    Boat-ride on Lake Pichola [OPTIONAL]
    • Overnight at a hotel in Udaipur.
    OPTIONAL: In the evening, enjoy a cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Haveli.

  • Day 07, 02 Nov. 2016 : Udaipur – Pushkar Drive (290 Kms / 6 Hrs.)

    • Leave for Pushkar,

  • Day 08, 03 Nov. 2016 : Pushkar - Sightseeing

    • Pushkar sightseeing tour.
    • Visit some temples or walk around the colorful local bazaar of Pushkar,
    OR
    • Enjoy your leisure time participating in cooking classes or by experiencing a camel ride in the desert etc.
    • Overnight stay in Pushkar.

  • Day 09, 04 Nov. 2016 : PUSHKAR -DELHI - TRAIN (15:45 hours. / 22:40 hours)

    • MORNING - Leisure time in Pushkar.
    • AFTERNOON -catch a train from Ajmer (11 Kms from Pushkar) to Delhi which leaves at 15:45 hrs and arrive in Delhi at 22:40 Hrs. at night.
    • Overnight stay at a hotel in Delhi.

  • Day 10, 05 Nov. 2016 : DELHI – SIGHTSEEING – DEPARTURE

    • Half day city tour in Delhi.
    Visit India gate, Humayun Tomb, Lodhi garden and drive by the Parliament house and the Presidential building.
    • AFTERNOON - DEPARTURE.

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What is included

  • All accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All breakfasts during the trip
  • All ground transportation throughout the trip
  • An English speaking professional guide for the trip
  • Transfers to and from airport in New Delhi upon your arrival and departure

What is not included

  • Any Flight
  • India Visa
  • All Entrance Fee (About USD 60 per person)
  • All meals except breakfast ( allow about US 150 - 200)
  • Photo & Camera Fees
  • Expenses of personal nature, mini bar, laundry, phone, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude’s for guide and driver
  • Any other services not mentioned at ‘includes’.

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