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Highlights
  • Visit Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in old Delhi
  • See the Red Fort (Delhi)
  • Visit Taj Mahal (Agra)
  • See the Agra Fort
  • Enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort (Jaipur)

India is one of the most colorful and magical destinations in the world! smarTours’ three city tour of incredible India will take you to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur and includes your international flight, superior accommodations, a visit to the Taj Mahal, an elephant ride to Amber Fort, and more.

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  • Airfare included

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TRULY AMAZING November 2016

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India was truly AMAZING!! The tour guide Arvin was wonderful and knowledge about India. The food was delicious! This trip was affordable and truly truly truly INCREDIBLE!!! This is a must do for your bucket list!
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We loved the tour. November 2016

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Hi. Myself and spouse are very happy with every aspect of the tour, never boring. Our guide, Mr. Jasvir Saurana, is very knowledgeable, polite and passionate. If I am to go back to India I would love to have him as my tour guide. Way to go, smarTours! Braj K Mahipal
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Incredible India November 2016

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This is my first tour I have ever taken and it was the best. I have always wanted to go to India but was afraid to go by myself, I found the courage and had a good time. The tour guide (Arvind) and his 2 assistants was was wonderful. I got to see India safely and meet new people. The hotels, food and shopping was great. The places we visited was amazing especially the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. I felt so at peace with myself during this trip that even though it was a little humid it didn't bother me. Most of all the people was very helpful and kind, which made the trip even more enjoyable. Most of all I felt at home, it was a spiritual journey that was completely amazing. I truly enjoyed this tour and will be looking forward to the next tour.
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once again a great tour and tremendous guide

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Bonita made it special March 2016

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If I ever had trepidations about traveling to India, they were quickly dispelled by our tour leader Bonita Backer. New York born, she has adopted India as her own, living there for 20 + years. Her understanding of "India" time, her compassion for the locals, and her many contacts (she seems to know everyone in airports to shops) were invaluable. That she also speaks Hindi and Nepalese made our journey through these countries seamless. Don't hesitate to take this trip!
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exotic journey to India begins this afternoon as you depart on a non-stop wide-body jet flight bound for Delhi.

Day 2: Arrive Delhi.

Accommodation: Park Hotel

Afternoon arrival in India’s bustling capital. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your upscale city-center hotel. Later this evening, your tour director hosts a welcome briefing followed by a short orientation walk to explore lively Connaught Place, located near your hotel!

Day 3: Delhi Sightseeing/Drive to Agra.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Gateway Hotel

After a good night’s rest and a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a guided tour to introduce you to Delhi’s major attractions. In exotic Old Delhi visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and view the Jamma Masjid, India’s largest mosque. You’ll also drive by the magnificent Red Fort, built in 1648 as a symbol of Mughal’s power. In New Delhi you’ll see the Birla Temple, the India Gate, the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. You’ll have some free time for lunch on you own before departing Delhi by road to Agra, home of the legendary shrine built and dedicated to love, the Taj Mahal.

Day 4: Taj Mahal Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Gateway Hotel

Agra is an ancient city that came into prominence in Medieval times under the Mughal rulers and was once the capital of a sprawling Mughal kingdom that covered much of southeast Asia. The highlight of this morning’s included tour is a guided visit to the fabled, perfectly proportioned, Taj Mahal considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. This 17th century, white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal who died in childbirth. Building began around 1632 and took over twenty years to complete, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. As you get closer, you’ll see that the white marble surface is covered with floral patterns and beautiful calligraphy made of inlaid jasper. Even today the Taj Mahal remains one of the most breathtaking structures ever built. The balance of the day is free to explore on your own, shop or relax at your luxury hotel’s pool. You may also consider an optional visit to the bustling spice market and to the Agra Fort, a sprawling fortress of mosques and palaces on the banks of the river.

Day 5: Fatehphur Sikri/Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur

After breakfast depart Agra for a visit of Fatehpur Sikri, once a glittering capital, later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Marvel at the well-preserved buildings and red sandstone palaces. Later, voyage by road to Jaipur, the “Pink City”, famous for its exquisite buildings built of rose-colored terra cotta. After you check into your upscale conveniently-located hotel, join your guide for a walk to explore the colorful local bazaar.

Day 6: Amber Fort/Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur

This morning venture out of the city to nearby Amber Fort, ancient capital of Rajasthan. You’ll ride an elephant up the imposing hill where the fort is perched. A local expert will guide you through its magnificent ramparts & watchtowers commanding spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the lake below. Visit the ornate chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their unique architecture and decoration. Return to Jaipur where the balance of the day is at leisure to explore as you wish. You may enjoy a rickshaw ride through the picturesque old town or join an optional visit to some of the city’s renowned pink sandstone buildings including the Palace of Winds and the City Palace Museum, housing a magnificent art collection of the Maharajas. Your guide can also arrange for you to attend a unique prayer ritual at a local Hindu temple.

Day 7: Jaipur/Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time this morning for last minute pursuits. Explore the markets and lanes of Jaipur where you can buy spices, unique local souvenirs or bargain for beautiful, hand-woven carpets. Later, voyage back to Delhi, where you’ll join your fellow travelers for a festive farewell dinner. Following dinner, transfer to the airport for your late night flight.

Day 8: Delhi/USA.

Bid farewell to incredible India. Your memorable journey ends as you arrive the USA this morning.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,299

Price Per Day:

$ 162 per person
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 299
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Round trip airfare from New York (JFK) via scheduled Air India flight.
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-India ground transportation
  • Accommodations at deluxe and superior hotels
  • Daily full buffet breakfast (B) and a farewell dinner (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including entrance fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Director and local guides
Trip Excludes
  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
Optional Activities
  • Agra Afternoon Tour ($35 per person)
  • Jaipur Afternoon City Tour ($35 per person)
  • Evening Prayer Ceremony at Birla Temple ($25 per person)
  • Evening Rickshaw Ride ($25 per person)
Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations
  • Night 1: International Flight: Air India
  • Night 2: Delhi: Park Hotel
  • Nights 3-4: Agra:The Gateway Hotel OR Agra: Hotel Clarks Shiraz
  • Nights 5-6: Jaipur: Park Regis Jaipur
  • Night 7: International Flight: Air India
Start City
Delhi
End City
Delhi
Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

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