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Incredible India

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in old Delhi
  • See the Red Fort (Delhi)
  • Visit Taj Mahal (Agra)
  • See the Agra Fort

Short Description

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.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Delhi
End City Delhi

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

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exotic India tour 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 – Old Delhi & New Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast

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 you will view the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque.  Visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and drive by the magnificent Red Fort, built in 1648 as a symbol of Mughal’s power. Then, walk through Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi.  In New Delhi,  you will see the Birla Temple, the India Gate, the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy dinner on your own.

Day 4: Delhi/Agra.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Gateway Hotel or Clarks Shiraz Hotel

After breakfast, depart for the fabled city of Agra, home of the legendary shrine built and dedicated to love – The Taj Mahal. Arrive in the afternoon, and take an optional tour of the city, or relax on your own. 

Day 5: Taj Mahal Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

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. 

** Note: Through April 2018, the front exterior of the Taj Mahal will be undergoing renovations and certain parts will be covered by scaffolding.

We have amended our tour so that now you will be able to enjoy an unobstructed rear view of the Taj Mahal from the Mehtabh Bagh area behind the Taj Mahal across the Yamuna River. And of course you will still be able to visit the interior of the building and view it from the front despite the partial obstruction. **

Day 6: Fatehphur Sikri/Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Park Regis 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 7: Amber Fort/Jaipur.

Meals: Breakfast

This morning venture out of the city to nearby Amber Fort, ancient capital of Rajasthan. You’ll ride up to 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 8: Jaipur/Delhi.

Meals: Breakfast and 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 9: Delhi/USA.

Bid farewell to your incredible India tour. As you arrive the USA this morning,  your memorable travel to India ends.

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Well organized and executed flawlessly

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This is the first group tour I have done. The trip was well organized and executed flawlessly by our tour guide, Jessie(Jasvur). . He helped us not only with the historical facts of sites visited but also gave us insight into the daily lives of the people of India..He deserved 5 Stars.....I did find that the first Radisson Hotel chosen was outdated .Smartours
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Great experience!

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I just returned to the US, after an amazing trip with SmarTours! My tour guide was Jasvir Saurana. Jasvir was very knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide! He made this adventure very special. I will always treasure this special experience because of Jasvir's compassion and willingness to go above and beyond! Thank you Jasvir for being such an incredible tour guide!
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The best tour guide for a beautiful country

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This is a great trip, with many things to do and thanks to our tour guide Jasvir Saurian (Jessie) we where able to enjoy, be safe and learn a lot. Make sure he is your tour guide if you go on this tour, he will go above and beyond with the service and knowledge that he offers to his group. Thank you Jessie!!
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Jessie, our tour guide, was the highlight of this wonderful tour. He was professional, sensitive, well spoken, and a scholar of Indian history and culture. If you decide to take this trip make sure that Jesse is your tour guide!
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This was my first international trip. I was a bit apprehensive about traveling to a country as busy as India. This trip was well organized and planned that I felt very comfortable in India. The sights and sounds were amazing. The food was delicious and the people were super friendly. The tour guide Arvind was excellent, he made the tour a success.
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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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Optional Activities

  • Agra Afternoon Tour ($39 per person)
  • Jaipur Afternoon City Tour ($35 per person)
  • Evening Prayer Ceremony at Birla Temple ($25 per person)
  • Evening Rickshaw Ride ($25 per person)

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

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.

Trip ID#:

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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

Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts and 1 Dinner

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