2018 - Incredible India - 20 Days Departing 4th October.

Date: 
Thursday, 4 October 2018 to Tuesday, 23 October 2018

taj mahalJoin us on this magical tour of temples, tigers and the Taj.  Book soon as our 2016 tour was very popular and sold out quickly.  You may also choose to continue on and join our first "Taj, Southern India and Sri Lanka" tour.

DAY 1: Thursday 4 October 2018 - DEPART AUSTRALIA - DELHI -3 nights
Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for check in.  Welcome to India! (D)

DAY 2: Fri 5 Oct - DELHI
Today is a full day touring the city of Old Delhi and New Delhi.  Later in the day enjoy a cooking class. (B,D)

DAY 3: Sat 6 Oct - DELHI
A free day to relax, shop or explore Delhi, the choice is yours. (B,D)

DAY 4: Sun 7 Oct - DELHI – JODHPUR/JAISALMER - 2 nights
Transfer to airport for your flight to Jodhpur.   On arrival you will be met and transferred to Jaisalmer by road. Situated in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a colourful treasure chest of art, music, architecture, culture & traditions.(B,D)   

DAY 5: Mon 8 Oct - JAISALMER
Half day city tour of Jaisalmer.  Set in the heart of the Thar, it is an intricately moulded wonderland, a city of gilded magic.  (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Tue 9 Oct - JAISALMER-JODHPUR - 1 night
Continue to Jodhpur with an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city including Meherangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India.  Later to Phool Mahal, The Palace of Flowers, The Pearl Palace and Umaid Public Gardens. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: Wed 10 Oct - JODHPUR-UDAIPUR - 2 nights
Udaipur via Ranakpur today, stopping to visit the beautiful Jain Temples along the way.  Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes or Venice of the East.  (B,L,D)

DAY 8: Thu 11 Oct - UDAIPUR
Enjoy a half day city tour visiting the city palace, Jagdish Temple and a lovely drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. (B,L,D) 

DAY 9: Fri 12 Oct - UDAIPUR - PUSHKAR - 1 night
Morning drive to Pushkar.  On arrival you will tour Pushkar, one of the most sacred pilgramages for Hindus.(B,L,D)

DAY 10: Sat 13 Oct - PUSHKAR-RANTHAMBORE - 2 nights
This morning we drive to Ranthambore National Park.  In the afternoon we enjoy a jeep safari.  This is Rajasthan’s first Project Tiger reserve.   It is a habitat for tigers, wild boar and many other animals.  You will find water-birds, jungle fowl and many varieties of eagles. (B,L,D)

DAY 11: Sun 14 Oct - RANTHAMBORE

Morning and evening safaris to spot tigers, leopards, sloths and other wildlife in the sanctuary. (B,L,D)

DAY 12: Mon 15 Oct - RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR - 2 nights
Depart this morning for Jaipur.  Known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the capital of the colourful state of Rajasthan.  (B,L,D)

DAY 13: Tue 16 Oct - JAIPUR
A full day city tour of Jaipur.  You will ride an elephant to Amber Fort where you visit Sheesh Mahal, “Hall of Victory” glittering with mirrors.  This afternoon, continue your tour of Jaipur which is the capital of Rajasthan and was given a coat of pink paint in honour of a visiting Prince.  Visit Maharajas City Palace where you will see the Observatory and Ram Niwas Gardens. (B,L,D) 

DAY 14: Wed 17 Oct - JAIPUR - VARANASI - 2 nights
Transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi.  Afternoon free.  (B,L,D)

DAY 15: Thu 18 Oct - VARANASI
Early morning boat excursion on the Ganges to explore the life of people who bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. In the evening we attend Hindu Worship “AARTI” at the ghats of holy river Ganges. (B,L,D)

DAY 16: Fri 19 Oct - VARANASI- DELHI - 1 night
Transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight to Delhi and transfer to hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 17: Sat 20 Oct - DELHI - AGRA - 1 night
Travel by train to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal.  This is what you’ve been waiting for!  This afternoon we visit the magnificent Taj Mahal standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River.  In the evening we attend a colourful show telling the love story of the Emperor and his beloved Mumtaz.  (B,L,D)

DAY 18: Sun 21 Oct - AGRA–DELHI -1 night
A sunrise visit to see the Taj Mahal one last time before visiting the UNESCO listed 16th century Agra Fort one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Return to Delhi by train in the late afternoon and overnight in Delhi.  (B,L,D)

DAY 19: Mon 22 Oct - DEPART FOR HOME

DAY 20: Tue 23 Oct - ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA

INCLUSIONS:
• International flights from Australia
• Internal flights , train Delhi/Agra/Delhi
• Full time tour escort
• Accom in 4 star hotels
• Breakfast daily.  14 lunches, 18 dinners including show and cooking class as shown.
• All touring and transfers in air-conditioned transport
• All entries, tours and entertainment as shown on itinerary.
• Professional guides
• Information Kit and pre-departure advice.

EXCLUSIONS:

• Tips, gratuities. Visa approximately $210AUD
• Air and departure taxes
• Other meals not on itinerary
• Personal items, travel insurance

DEPOSIT / PAYMENT:
$1,500pp deposit is required along with a completed and signed booking form.  Please read terms and conditions before completing form and paying deposit.
Final payment due on or before 21st July 2018.

NOTE: It may be possible to upgrade your flights from economy to business class at your own cost subject to availability.  If you would like to request a quote to upgrade please contact Judy on the email address shown below.

Please note that this tour involves quite a lot of walking and a reasonable level of fitness is required.  2 hour walking tours included on several days.

Your Girls On Tour escort for this tour is Rosemary McTiegue.  Maximum group size 15 including tour escort.

Contact Judy on 0409 057 417 or info@girlsontour.com.au for bookings or more details.
Website: www.girlsontour.com.au 

Cost - $8,807* pp twin share
Single supplement $1,485
* based on minimum group of 10 and subject to major currency fluctuations