All Round The Year
11 Days / 10 Nights
All Round The Year
Come visit India and explore the highlights of the north on this adventureous tour from Delhi to Varanasi. Witness the Mughal splendours of Agra and Delhi, discover the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, with the magic of the INDIAN ROYAL TIGER in Ranthambore, soak up in the ambience of holy Varanasi and admire the erotic sculptures at Khajuraho. This wonderful introduction to the magical India would cover lavish palaces, vibrant bazaars, Kama Sutra temple carvings, Ghat of varanasi and the incomparable TajMahal. Packed with highlights and hidden gems this tour would leave you Enchanted. Take time to discover the Magic of India.
The Tour Starts at 10 AM in the Morning. If You happen to be arriving in the Morning on Tour Statrting Date Our Representative will come and pick you up at the airport. Else we could pick you From Your Hotel in Delhi too.
Arrival in Delhi, After the customs formalities, Meet with MTA Representative. Our Representative will be waiting for You Outside The Gate Number 5 with your Name Placard.
Start Your Day with the Visit of Old Delhi also called as Shahjahanabad. Visit the World Famous Jama Masijd, the biggest Friday Mosque of India, which can host upto 20,000 Worshippers. After the Visit take a Ride on Pedal Rickshw through the narrow alleys of Famous Chandni Chowk Market. Proceed Towards Rajghat – The Tomb Of Mahatma Gandhi called as The Father of the Nation. In the afternoon Visit Colonial Delhi Monuments, Drive Through Rajpath to view the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. End your Day with the Visit of Qutub Minar, A Unesco World Heritage Site. Proceed Towards Hotel. Checkin and Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, On Arrival Visit the Galta Ji Temple famous for Monkeys. Later Visit the Birla Temple Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi the temple is completely Built in white marble and is a perfect example of a Hindu Temple architecture (Possibility of participating in the evening prayer ceremony ). Chcek in to the Hotel. Overnight.
Morning excursion to Amber to visit the Fort of Man Singh, a splendid example of rajput architecture. The fort, built at a dominant position on the top of a hill, was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Enroute take a photostop at HAWAMAHAL. Later visit of the City Palace, a complex of princely buildings that include the private apartments of the Maharaja. Its Museum, full of carpets and miniatures is unique in the world. Adjacent to the palace is the Astronomical Observatory of Jai Singh, the seventeenth century Astronomical Marvel, The Observatory, includes sophisticated tools for the calculation of eclipses and for the detection of the position of stars, The calculation of ascendants. The Principal Attraction of the building is 27 meter high sundial which is located in the center of the observatory and is able to calculate the time up to 2 seconds of precision. Time to Explore the local handicraft items. Jaipur is famous for Textiles and Gemstones. Return Back to the Hotel Overnight.
Morning dedicated to visit "Gaitor ki Chatriyan", a majestic, intricately carved stone monuments are the highlight at this royal crematory.
Drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country. Park's abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its friendly' tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973. Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. On Arrival checkin to the hotel and enjoy the Evening safari in Shared Vehicle in Ranthambore National Park. Overnight at the Hotel.
Morning Safari, enjoy the safari in Ranthambore national park, which is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the Project Tiger scheme. It covers an area of 410 sq km running from the easternmost spur of the Aravallis to the Vindhya Range. Return to the hotel for Breakfast and checkout. Start your journey to Agra. Arrive at Agra and checkin to the Hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast & go to visit the Magnificent Taj Mahal, An Incredible Legacy of Moghul architecture in India. It was built by Emperor Moghul Shah Jahan in white marble and semi-precious stones in The memory of her Beloved Wife Mumtaj Mahal. Proceed towards Agra Fort. A few kilometers away from the Taj Mahal on the banks of the river rises the complex of palaces and royal gardens that housed the Moghul rulers for many years. Agra Fort was built by Akbar from 1565 on the foundations of the old fort of the Lodi dynasty and was enlarged and modified by its successors. Checkin & Overnight.
After Breakfast, drive to Gwalior. The princely state of Gwalior was always known for its culture and rich heritage. Visit the spectacular Gwalior fort, known for its hindu architecture and Temples near to the Fort. While going down from the Fort, stop at Gopachal Parvat to take pictures of the Giant Statues of Jain Saints, sculptured and carved in rock. Leave for Orchha. Arrive at Orchha checkin & overnight.
After Breakfast, Visit Orchha, once the famous feudal state of Bundelkhand, later abandoned. Here you will find a small village full of colours and beautiful temples with high Shikhara, called Chattris in the local language. It is a beautiful place on the banks of the river Betwa, visit Jahangir Mahal and other monuments built in the 16th century. You can have lunch if you wish in a restaurant near at the royal palace. Continue your journey towards Khajuraho. Arrive at Khajuraho and checkin to the Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start a fabulous tour to visit the wonderful temples built between the ninth and eleventh century. Visit the western temples dedicated to Hindu deities, known for their high architectural value and for their erotic sculptures. Many of these sculptures show the various mudra of Tantra. Originally there were around 84 temples, one for each of the 84 Kamasutra postures. However, many were destroyed in the Middle Ages and today only 33 remain. However, they continue to represent the great past of this fascinating place. After visiting the western temples, visit the east area dedicated to the Jainist Tirthankara and Jain religion. Proceed to Allahabad, arrive at Allahabad and checkin to the Hotel.
After Breakfast, Proceed for Sightseeing of Allahabad, The place of Sangam, where the river Ganga, meet to its tributaries River Yamuna and Saraswati (Hidden). Arrive at Prayagraj and visit City. Visit Sangam, the meeting point of three rivers, Anand Bhawan, the paternal house of Jawahar lal Nehru now converted to a Museum. After the sightseeing ,Continue your Journey to Varanasi, One of the oldest cities on earth and one of the sacred cities of Hinduism, known as the "city of life”. Checkin to the hotel. In the evening, take a rickshaw ride or walk among the ghats near the sacred Ganges to attend the evening prayer ceremony called Maha-arti, a festival of lights on the banks of the river, during which the Brahmins greet the Ganges and thank the gods with sacred songs and music . Return to the hotel and overnight.
Wake up before dawn and boat ride on the river Ganges, admiring the devotees who plunge into the river to free themselves from their sins. Visit Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon after got enlightment. Later, transfer to the airport for your return journey.
|#||No of Pax||Standard||Superior||Prestige|
|1||2 Pax||INR 750||INR 950||INR 1150|
|2||4 Pax||INR 650||INR 850||INR 1050|
|3||6 Pax||INR 550||INR 750||INR 950|
|1||H/B Meal Plan||INR 25||INR 50||INR 100|
|2||F/B Meal Plan||INR 50||INR 100||INR 200|
|3||Single Supplement||INR 807||INR 948||INR 1193|
|#||Months||Dates 1||Dates 2|
• Accommodation as per Itinerary with Bed and Breakfast Plan.
• Domestic flight from Varanasi to Delhi
• Transport by private air conditioned vehicle as per program.
• Professional English Speaking Guide.
• Monument Entrance fees
• Private and personalized services.
• All taxes, fees and handling charges
• Additional Services.
• Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
• 2 bottles of water per traveller per day
• Travel kit document bag
• One souvenir gift from MTA
• Local assistance
• Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
• Elephant Ride in Jaipur
• Visit of Abhaneri Step well - An 8th Century Architectural Marvel
• 2 Tiger Safaris in Shared Vehicle at Ranthambore
• Boat Ride at dawn in Varanasi
• GST (Goods and Services Tax)
• International Flights
• Visa and Insurances
• Food and drinks, unless specified.
• Gratuities (recommended).
• Anything not mentioned and specified in Itinerary and in inclusions.
In accordance to the COVID 19 pandemic all our tours are operated with all precautionary measures including SANITIZED CARS/COMPLIMENTARY SANITIZERS/MASKS (Your safety is our priority)
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IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE TOUR
A valid passport is required for at least six months before Boarding the Flight. We encourage you to check the validity of the passport and we advise you to bring a photocopy of your passport and the page of the visa obtained, or carry multiple copies of ETA, useful in case of loss.
INDIAN CONSULAR VISA
To enter India, an entry visa issued by the Indian Embassy is required. It is categorically necessary that all travellers, whose itinerary includes leaving and returning to the country, have obtained a double or multiple visas. During the flight to India you will be given a disembarkation form to be filled in with your data and to be delivered to passport control. The detachable part completed with the customs declaration will be returned to you, and must then be handed over to the customs upon leaving the airport.
Air tickets for flights within India or between India and Nepal, if not included in the intercontinental flight, will be collected by your companion or our representative and will be delivered to you upon arrival. Flights within India and between Nepal are the trickiest part of the journey. We recommend a lot of patience, because it is not uncommon for flights to suffer delays, cancellations or make intermediate stops not foreseen at the time of booking. It is therefore essential to always go to the airport on time (about 2 hours before the flight). In the event of cancellations, however, the companies, according to the new regulations, will refund the cost of the ticket but have no obligation to re-route. The rebooking will then be done by our local office by purchasing a new ticket. Purchasing it on the same day, the same fare as the canceled flight is not always available. In case this exceeds that of the cancelled flight, the difference must be paid directly on the spot. If there are no other flights on the scheduled route, a land transfer by car/bus will be provided in lieu of the ticket.
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
Since recently (August 2013) both on intercontinental flights and on internal flights, the companies are very strict in calculating the weight of the baggage and each additional kilogram is subjected to an extra payment according to the rules of the company itself. In this regard, we report the scheme concerning the baggage allowance for the economy class granted by each airline for flights within India and between India and Nepal:
Hand Baggage Weight
Checkin Luggage Weight
7 kg + Laptop
7 kg + Laptop
Indigo & Spice Jet
7 kg + Laptop
7 kg + Laptop
7 kg + Laptop
The company has the right to apply an extra cost for each kilogram exceeding the above, (indicatively from 4 to 8-euro per kg).
LOCAL GUIDES AND ESCORT TOURS
For the entire duration of the group tour, starting from your arrival in India, you will be assisted by a Tour Escort or local Guide (for individual tourists) in each city who will take care of every technical-organizational detail. The tour escort will also act as a local guide in the cities for which he is licensed. In the others he will be accompanied by a local foreign speaking guide or English-speaking guide as per the provisions of the Indian government. In the latter case, he will provide for the translation.
In many cities of India, in fact, there are no local guides speaking foreign languages (especially in southern India, central India and some parts of Rajasthan), or there are few.
We remind you that passport, telephone and valuable accessories in general must always be kept by the passenger and never left unattended, as no service facility takes charge of any loss/theft during the tour. It is also good to have all the emergency bank numbers with you in case of need.
In India, tipping is a custom rooted in local custom. The amount of tips is at the discretion of the passengers, but as a rule they are in the local custom. In restaurants it is customary to leave 10% of the bill as a tip.
A basic tip:
For half day drive with driver Rs. 300/ full day Rs. 500.
For porters Rs. 70 per bag
For Half Day Local Guide Rs. 500/ Full Day Rs. 800
Per Day Escorts Rs. 1000
(The amount is in total and refers to a group of 2/3 people, it can be increased if you are traveling in a group with more people)
For groups, even small in number but with tour escorts, it is advisable to give the guide a sum at the beginning of the tour (approximately 40/45 euros for 7/9 day tours) and he will distribute them appropriately, thus avoiding boring and continuous collections.
N.B. (This figure does not include a possible tip for the companion)
The rooms are available until 12.00 on the day of departure. In India there is no day use system, therefore if the rooms want to be kept until departure they will have to be paid for the entire following night.
We inform you that the check-in procedure can take place via online check-in, which can be implemented from the airlines' websites or via the automatic check-in devices specifically installed at the airport.
The most pleasant season runs from mid-November to March, with moderate heat and low rainfall. The maximum temperatures vary from 27° to 30°, the minimums from 16° to 22°. In March the temperatures begin to rise with highs reaching 38°. The month of August records the peak of the monsoon season (from June to October) which invests the south-western regions with rainfall that varies in intensity according to the areas, limited in some to severe thunderstorms. In October and in the first half of November the south-eastern part of India is affected by a north-east monsoon.
Clothing must take into account the period and the regions where you go. In southern India, light clothing can be worn all year round, without forgetting long trousers and long-sleeved shirts to protect against insects. During visits to the temples, excessively small clothing should be avoided. For those traveling to the northern regions, warmer clothing is needed, as the temperature can approach freezing in winter. In the desert region of Rajasthan the temperature varies a lot between day and night.
In India the variety of handicraft production is practically infinite. Indian muslins, canvases, silks and brocades have enjoyed worldwide fame since ancient times and have been appreciated for the quality of the fabric, the beauty and resistance of the colors, the originality of the designs. Even today the brightly colored silk saris, embroidered or woven with gold or silver threads, the brocades of Varanasi as well as the cottons of Rajasthan, the wool or wool and silk carpets of Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are renowned. The manufacture of fabrics is just one aspect of the varied and rich Indian craftsmanship which ranges from wood carving (teak, sandalwood, rosewood, ebony) spread almost everywhere, especially in Karnataka, to Agra marble inlays or the stone sculptures of Orissa, from ceramics to hand-painted lacquers, from brass and copper pottery to bamboo and leather objects. The skill of the Indians in the cutting and processing of semi-precious and precious stones has been known since ancient times. Haggling in the bazaars is common practice.
Do not buy souvenirs that cost animals their lives or harm nature.
FOOD AND DRINK
It is recommended to drink only bottled or boiled water (found in almost all restaurants and hotels). Carefully avoid tap water and ice in drinks. It is advisable to consume only well-cooked foods and packaged foods, avoiding raw vegetables and fruit that cannot be peeled.
In India there is a great variety of doctors practicing the most diverse forms of therapy and the only hospital in Europe is located in Delhi. It is advisable to bring from Italy tablets against any gastrointestinal disorders and medicines that are difficult to find locally.
Before entering the temples, mosques and or gurdwaras it is essential to take off your shoes, generally it is allowed to keep your socks on. To avoid discomfort, do not bring leather articles of any kind with you, because they could arouse some opposition. Inside places of worship, tourists can move as they please and sometimes attend religious rites, for which it is preferable to wear modest clothes, avoiding tops, skirts and shorts. A small donation will be welcome.
The folded hands namaste is the typical Indian greeting and its use will be greatly appreciated. Especially in cities, men will gladly shake hands with tourists; in fact, this gesture is considered particularly cordial. The majority of Indian women, on the other hand, are reluctant to shake hands with a man, both Indian and foreign (a possible refusal should not be considered an offense) and are generally surprised by the informality of relations between the two sexes used in western countries. In private homes you will be welcomed as guests of honor and your lack of familiarity with local customs and traditions will be understood and accepted. If you should be tempted to eat with your fingers, remember to use only your right hand.
Indian cuisine varies according to the regions, with notable differences between the southern and northern regions, but has as a common feature the wise use of spices which are used not only to flavor foods but also to aid digestion. In the north it looks remarkably like that of Middle Eastern or Central Asian countries; there is great use of chili (hot pepper), the staple food is wheat, and various types of unleavened bread are consumed, such as pooris or chappatis. The meats are quite common, naturally not beef. In the south, where the Muslim influence has been less strong, vegetarian diets prevail, and the cuisine revolves around rice, consumed in an infinite variety of ways. The highly savory taste of Indian foods is related to the blend of spices frequently used in food preparation. These mixtures (kari) can accompany various vegetables, chicken or lamb meat, fish or rice. Rogan josh (lamb curry), gishtaba (spiced meatballs with yoghurt), korna (vegetable meat-based stews) are very common in the north. In the south, various vegetable dishes are widespread, including bhujia (a vegetable curry) and along the coasts, fish dishes, the Cochin prawns are delicious. Perhaps the most common dishes throughout India are, however, the simple dhal, essentially a lentil soup, and the thali, the typical vegetarian dish, usually served on a tray with small bowls full of vegetables accompanied by large -of quantity of rice. Among the desserts, kulfi, the typical pistachio ice cream, is very common, while tropical fruit is very abundant. It is a frequent habit to conclude the meal by chewing pal, a mixture of spices, betel nuts and other powders, all wrapped up in an edible leaf. Tea is the most popular drink and some varieties of Indian tea are famous all over the world. Try the rice beer.
In India a large number of local languages are spoken, very different from region to region, among which Hindi is the official one. English represents a strong instrument of national cohesion and is very widespread, especially in hotels or in places frequented by Westerners.
Religion forms an integral part of India's complex tradition. Four of the most important faiths in the world meet on this territory: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam and among these the first two were born in India. furthermore, this country which welcomed the Jews and the Parsees (followers of Zoroaster), who then integrated into Indian life, gave rise to Jainism, Sikhism and other innumerable cults and regional sects of lesser importance and which for centuries have acted and interacted with each other.
They usually already include exit taxes from the country. However, we recommend checking at the airport, as these are subject to change regulations.
The cellular network is active in the country, however Italian cell phones are only active in the main cities and it is therefore advisable to purchase a card locally. To call from India the area code is 0039. To call India dial 0091.
No mandatory vaccination is required for travelers from Italy. Before travelling, it is advisable to consult the competent ASL on the need to carry out vaccinations or appropriate prophylaxis. In general, subject to medical opinion, vaccinations against: diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, polio and tetanus booster are recommended. However, we recommend checking the Viaggiare Sicuri website at the link http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/index.php?india
The legal tender in India is the Indian Rupee. It is advisable to have currency in US dollars especially for entrances, Euros are also welcome. No Indian currency can be brought into the country or exported, while any amount of foreign currency can be imported. It is very complicated to exchange the Rupee in another currency, so it is advisable to buy in such quantities as to no longer have liquids in local currency at the time of departure. Credit cards, preferably from the VISA circuit, are accepted both in authorized shops and in hotels in large cities, where automated bank branches can also be used.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE TOUR
Thank you very much for The Tour confirmation, we would like to inform you that we have forwarded all hotel confirmation voucher as per your program. You are Requested to make a deposit 50% Advance of the total tour value cost (It is caluculated on the basis of hotel and transportation Services blocked, etc) Balance Amount is payable 30 Days before the Tour Arrival Date.
Kindly find our Terms and Conditions details as below-
Your contract is with MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd. A contract exists between us when we have confirmed you on our tour of your choice and we have received your signed booking form and deposits. All the relevant section must be correctly and fully completed. We only accept signed booking form, as this confirms that you and other people on the tour accept our booking terms and condition and are entering into the contract.
All payments will be made to MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd, by cash, Credit card or electronic money transfer. There will be a surcharge of 3% if you make the payment by credit card – which will be added to your invoice cost. For booking which are made within 30 working days of tour departure, the full amount will be payable immediately.
Once the completed booking Form and deposit has been received an invoice will be sent, along with a receipt for the already paid. The balance of the payment must be paid 30 days in advance. Any booking made within 30 working days of the tour departure is considered to be late booking for which the full and final payment is required at the same time of booking. Failure to pay the balance within the specified period will result in the cancellation of the booking.
4. If you cancel your Holiday
If you or any member of your party wishes to cancel your holiday, you must notify us in writing, in any case the date of cancellation will be at the date on which notice is received in the Tours Department of MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd. The person who signed the booking form must also sign the letter of cancellation. As this incurs administrative cost and retention charges by hotel, Flights, Service Providers, the cancellation charges will apply on the following scale:
No. of days before departure
Cancellation charge in %
More than 30 Days
25% of the Tour Cost.
30 - 15 Days
50% of the Tour Cost
15 - 08 Days
75% of the Tour Cost
07 Days or less
100% of the Tour Cost
5. If you change your booking
If, after your confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangement in any way, for your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our best to make these changes for you, but it may not always be possible.
The company does not own or control hotels, coach or other facilities mentioned in the tour. As an operator of the package tour therefore, we cannot be held liable.
a) Where there has been no fault on the part of the company, supplier or agents.
b) Where the failures in performance of the contract are attributable to the customer.
c) Where the failures are attributable to a third party not connected with the provision of the holiday and are unforeseeable or unavoidable
d) Where the failures are due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.
e) Where the failures are due to an event which us or our supplier even with all due care could not foresee or foretell, We do take all reasonable steps in ensuring that the organisation maintains standards and provide a service that is acceptable to the passengers. The information provided to the client is always compiled with all reasonable care and is correct to the best knowledge of the company and is published in good faith.
We do our best to give passengers travelling on any of our holidays, an enjoyable and trouble-free holiday but occasionally plans go wrong. Should you have any complaint, please tell your MTA Destination Experts agent at the very same time who will do everything possible to resolve the matter immediately. If the situation is not resolved to your satisfaction, then you must notify the company within 10 days of the tour ending date in writing. If you do not write to us within this time, this will affect the investigation and outcome of the complaint. Any disputes between clients and MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd Shall be governed by Jurisdiction on India.
8. Passports & Visas
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.
10. Early Check-in / Late Check –out
Please note that standard check-in / Checkout time in all good hotels are 1400 Hrs. (IST). Therfore cost of Early check-in or Late check-out is not included in the tour cost. We can always make a request for early check-in or Late checkout if required but we do not guarantee that, that entirely depend upon the policy of the hotel, time of the year and availability of the room.
11. Extra Uses of our Vehicle
Please note that Extra Use of the vehicle (car / coaches with the driver) is not included in the tour cost, Any Extra usage apart from mentioned in the Programme is Chargeable.
12. Rights to amend the itinerary if required
Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
The Price of your travel arrangement are subject to surcharges in case of sudden hike in fuel prices, schedule airfare and any taxes levied by the government. Even in this case, we will try to absorb an amount of 2%, amount exceeding over 2% will be surcharged.
14. Our Liability
MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd India accepts the liability for those arrangements for your holiday, which are wholly within our control and therefore, accept liability to clients for the negligence of our agents, which include our employees. However, we would like to draw attention to the following circumstances, which fall outside our direct control or where for some reason we are not prepared to accept liability.
The Company shall, in no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the client or any person travelling with him or her for: Any death, personal injury, sickness accidents, loss delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and / or damage or theft howsoever caused;
Any act, omission, default of any independent contractor or other person or by any servant or agents employed by them who may be engaged or concerned in the provision of accommodation, refreshment, carriage facility or service for the client or for any person travelling with him howsoever caused. MTA Destination Experts Pvt Ltd are unable to take liability for commercial arrangements out of our control such as natural disasters, industrial disputes, reason of threat or war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activities, technical problems to the transport, extreme weather conditions, closure of the airports and sea ports and similar event out of our control, or are due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.
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With Best Regards