FROM: USD $1,295

India For Teens - 8 days

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA (for children aged 12 years and above): Experience the richness of Indian culture with your family on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the stunning Pink City of Jaipur and the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Delhi - Take in the sights of old and new Delhi on a guided tour of India’s capital city including Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat
Fatehpur Sikri - Uncover an abandoned Mughal city
Jaipur - Discover the City Palace & Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and a visit to cotton trader/tailor
Agra and the Taj Mahal - Admire India’s most famous monument and visit nearby Agra Fort
Karauli - A former princely state. Stay in the Maharaja's Palace and see the fine restoration work taking place at Karauli City Palace

Included

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Rickshaw tide in Delhi and travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Karauli
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sights
7 nights - 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
All relevant transfers and transportation

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$70-80, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 7 USD per day per traveller. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$25-35, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. Welcome to India! Upon arrival into Delhi airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore head out and explore India's bustling capital.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old & New Delhi

This morning meet your guide and the rest of the group at the welcome meeting. Then we enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, where highlights include Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, and in New Delhi Rajpath and India Gate. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste dinner at our hotel.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. This morning we bid farewell to the capital and make our way to Agra. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the exquisite Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

The princely state of Karauli

Agra - Karauli. Bright and early this morning we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore.

We drive on to Bharatpur where we'll enjoy lunch before continuing our journey to Karauli, which was a princely state of India from 1348 until 1949. We spend the night at the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas, which is the home of the current Maharaja and Maharani of Karauli. During our stay, we can explore the palace and grounds at leisure. The sovereigns, continue to reside at the palace and the young princess often gives guided tours of the palace, which we will take part in, if the opportunity arises. The family is also lovingly restoring the Karauli City Palace, which we visit later this afternoon. Tonight, opt to attend the evening Aaarti (prayer) taking place nearby.
Overnight: Karauli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli - Jaipur. This morning we stop briefly to meet the children and teachers at a local school (if open) where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. If you have bought any educational items with you to hand out to children this would be the time to do so. Then we drive on to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur sightseeing

Early this morning you can opt to float over the lofty hilltop forts and regal palaces of Jaipur in a hot air balloon, on our Balloon Over Jaipur Add-on. Then we travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort, where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Return to Delhi

Jaipur - Delhi. We return to Delhi this morning. The afternoon and evening is free for you to independently explore the capital and perhaps enjoy some last minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Delhi

Saturday. Touring arrangements come to an end after breakfast. Hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Discover Amritsar & the Golden Temple

Discover beautiful Amritsar, home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, on our 3 day/2 night Golden Amritsar bolt-on. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. During your stay, we witness the sunset spectacle at Wagah Border - the only road crossing between India and Pakistan where the fascinating changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags take place with great pomp to a cheering crowd of thousands.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room.

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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $110
USD $90
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $100
USD $90

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The luxurious Jaypee Siddharth is a stunning poperty located just a few miles from the New Delhi Railway Station. Guestrooms feature rich wooden floors and furnishings and are exquisitely decorated with creams and browns as well as the odd splash of colour. In their free time, guests can indulge in one of the rejuvenating treatments, available at the spa, or work up an appetite in the gym. A range of cuisines are served in the various restaurants that can be found within the hotel complex.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka is a modern, luxury hotel located in Dwarka, on the outskirts of New Delhi, just 15 minutes drive from the airport. Spread over 7 acres, this striking hotel has a unique angular design and offers 250 luxurious rooms and suites. All tastes are catered for at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant, while the Indus Express restaurant serves mouth-watering Punjabi cuisine. Head to the popular Tipple bar for a delicious array of heady cocktails or relax by the poolside with a refreshing smoothie from the Celsuis Pool Bar. The nearby Sector 21 Metro station provides direct access to the heart of the city and after a day of sightseeing you can cool off with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the sauna and massage parlour.

Hotel Jivitesh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Jivitesh Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Karol Bagh, a popular neighbourhood of Delhi which is renowned for its excellent shops and vibrant street markets. The Jivitesh offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with all modern amenities and you can be assured of a warm welcome and excellent customer service from the hotel staff. Enjoy authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine at the hotel's restaurant and enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, after a day of sightseeing in the capital.

Seven Hills Tower, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern and stylish Seven Hills Tower hotel boasts a range of facilities and services designed to ensure the quality of each traveller's stay. Guests can enjoy a dip in the rooftop pool or laze on the sun loungers before heading to the equally lofty restaurant for some mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine. The spacious guestrooms are elegantly decorated with neutral colours and fabrics covered with traditional patterns and all have excellent ensuite facilities. Why not head to the rooftop pool and al fresco dining area for beautiul views of the Taj - perfect for a sunset drink.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles. Rooms are split between deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialities as well as cuisine from around the world in the hotel's restaurant. The hotel is just 7km from the nearest train station.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

The beautiful heritage style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthan architecture - set in terraced gardens with pretty courtyards. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits. An evening spent enjoying a lavish Rajasthani dinner in front of a traditional folk dance is highly recommended. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur
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