Royal India Tour January 10-23, 2020

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Tour Highlights

· Visit UNESCO heritage sites of north India

· Private yoga session with view of Taj Mahal

· Celebrate kite flying festival

· Home of Mahatma Gandhi

· Experience palace accommodation

· Authentic regional food & delicacies 

· Folk dances and cultural show

· Block printing, Silk weaving, Tie Dye

· Bustling bazaars and local villages

· Camel and rickshaw rides

· Soul awakening arati of river Ganges

Tour Itinerary

Royal India Tour - Lead by Alka Bhavsar

DELHI- AGRA- VARANASI - AHMADABAD - UDAIPUR- JAIPUR  


Friday, Jan 9th, Arrive New Delhi

Late night arrival. Relax and get acclimated to the new time zone.

Saturday, Jan 10th- New Delhi 

Welcome lunch!! Post lunch depart for sightseeing of capital of India. Parliament house, India gate,  Aksherdham temple. Enjoy Light & Sound show. 

Sunday, Nov 11th – New Delhi 

Morning visit to Old Delhi. See UNESCO site of Red fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s tomb,  Chandani Chawk. Enjoy shopping in metro Delhi markets. 

Monday, Jan 12th – Delhi / Varanasi

Depart for Varanasi. Enjoy evening aarti of river Ganges, a Hindu puja ceremony on the banks of the river where invocation is done with conch shell, ringing of the bells and fire offerings. One of the must see sight of spiritual India.

Tuesday, Nov 13th – Varanasi / Ahmadabad

In the morning take a sunrise boat ride on river Ganges to observe daily rituals of locals. Visit Silk saree weavers of Varanasi, a visit to Sarnath where Buddha gave his first sermon. In the afternoon transfer to  Varanasi airport for flight to Ahmadabad. 

Wednesday, Jan 14th – Ahmadabad 

Welcome to Ahmadabad the UNESCO city of state of Gujarat. Take part in kite flying festival and observe kite flying throughout the city. City tour to see various architectural monuments, Mahatma Gandhi ashram an inspirational place for all. 

Thursday, Nov 15th – Ahmadabad

This morning depart via A/C vehicle for a visit to 11th century sun temple of Modhera.  Proceed to town of Patan to see step well architecture, an ancient water conservation system.  Explore 'Tie Dye' art of Gujarat.

Friday, Nov 16th – Ahmadabad / Udaipur

Post breakfast leave for Udaipur 'City of lakes'. Enjoy a palace style accommodation and an evening of folk dance and cultural show.

Saturday, Nov 17th – Udaipur

Day starts with visit to Udaipur palace, Jag mandir, boat ride in lake Pichola. An evening is reserved for an enchanting rooftop dinner overlooking the lake.

Sunday, Nov 18th – Udaipur / Jaipur

Fly to Jaipur the 'Pink city'.  In the afternoon visit textile shop and block printing work, evening @ leisure. 

Tuesday, Nov 20th – Jaipur

Post breakfast sight seeing tour of Jaipur City palace, 16th century  observatory Jantar Mantar. Walk through a bustling bazaar of Jaipur and shopping at local markets.

Wednesday, Nov 21st- Jaipur

Visit UNESCO site of Amer fort by jeep. 18th century fort has both Rajput and Mughal architecture since both rulers built the fort over 150 years. 

Thursday, Nov 22nd – Jaipur / Agra

Drive from Jaipur to Agra. In the afternoon visit iconic Taj Mahal and its picturesque beauty at sunset.

Friday, Nov 23rd – Agra / Delhi

Early morning private yoga session with view of the Taj Mahal OR morning spent at leisure. Enjoy lunch with view of Taj Mahal, Agra fort and marble factory. 

Excursion: Private yoga session with Taj view. (Minimum 6 participants)


**Later drive from Agra to Delhi. Afternoon drop off to Delhi airport for US departure.

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FINE Print

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Pricing:

Starting from:

$4600 per person  (Double occupancy)

 $1050 per person (Additional for single occupancy)


Maximum 12 guests * Registration now open

Inclusion:

  • All hotel accommodations at 4 & 5 star hotels 
  • All breakfasts
  • All internal flights
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Local, English-speaking guides
  • Privately guided tours
  • Local transportation via air conditioned motor vehicle
  • All sightseeing fees

Exclusion:

  • Air transportation to and from India
  • Daily lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified in the itinerary)
  • Tips and gratuity 
  • Visa processing fees
  • Travel insurance charges
  • Vaccination charges
  • Any business meeting set up or contact services
  • Airline reservations outside of the package dates (unless requested)

Additional Information

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult traveler
  • Physical activity level – moderate. walking, climbing and full day sightseeing is normal part of the itinerary
  • Limited wheel chair accessibility at many tourist spots 
  • Some flexibility is required for meal timing
  • aaRna journeys reserves the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary
  • International flight booking assistance available for $75 pp fee
  • We offer personal consultation for trip planning and pre departure Q&A

Reservation

· Due to limited space, reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

· To reserve your place, please complete reservation form and submit with the nonrefundable deposit of $1000 by July 31st, 2019

· $150 additional fees apply for registration received after August 31st, 2019


Payment:

Payments can be made by cash, check or bank wire. 

· Registration fee of $1000 by July 31st, 2019. 

· 50% payment by September 30th, 2019 

· Final payment due by November 15th, 2019

*Rates are based on tariffs and exchange rates in effective as of March 31st, 2019 and are subject to change. Rates are based on minimum group size of 10 paying guests. In case of smaller group size, package price or inclusion may be modified.


Cancellation:

aaRna journeys reserves the right to cancel any trip in the event minimum 6 passenger count is not met. In which case, a full refund will be issued to the customer.

· Cancellation by customer. If unforeseen events happen that force you to cancel, below penalties apply: 

· From time of booking to 90 days prior to departure: Forfeit $1000 nonrefundable portion of deposit per person.

· 60 days prior to departure: No refund. Full amount is forfeited.


Travel Insurance:

We recommend travel insurance, to cover trip cancellation and interruptions. Information can be provided upon receipt of deposit. It is your responsibility to arrange comprehensive insurance coverage for your holiday. Aarna Associates LLC / aaRna journeys can assist with the process. (Bookings cannot be accepted unless you and your party comply with these insurance requirements. Aarna Associates LLC/ Aarna journeys can bear no responsibility in the event that you fail to procure any insurance coverage at all)


Passport:

You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of re-entry to your home country. It is the responsibility of the traveler to provide the legal name as on the passport for internal flight booking.


Visa:

A current visa is required for US Passport holders to travel to India. Visit Indian Visa Online https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Vaccination:

Consult your physician for recommendations. Additional information regarding Traveler’s Health precautions is available at the website for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

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REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Form_January 2020 (pdf)

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