Indian Forts and Palaces Tour 20 Nights
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Duration : 20 Nights 21 Days
Indian Forts and Palaces Tour - 20 Nights / 21 Days (Mumbai - Delhi - Agra - Amanbagh - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mihirgarh - Jodhpur - Delhi - Raipur – Kanha - Raipur – Delhi - Varanasi - Kolkata - Bagdogra – Glenburn - Bagdogra – Delhi)
 
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Our private tailormade journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itinerary below has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

Highlights Of The Itinerary:
 
  • Cosmopolitan City - Mumbai
  • The famous Taj Mahal “Epitome of love”.
  • Amanbagh.
  • Spectacular Forts and Palaces of Jaipur.
  • Breathtaking architecture and urban vibe in Delhi
 
Specially Created For
 
  • Culture, Relaxation
 
Your Journey at a Glance (Custom-Designed Itinerary):

Welcome to India.

India is the world’s largest democracy and covers an area of 3,287,263 sq km, stretching from the high Himalayas in the North, to the southern tropical rain forests and flanked by the Arabian Sea in West and The Indian Ocean in the East. In the shape of a triangle, India's topography is greatly varied in that there are deserts and rain forests, much of its land is comprised of fertile river plains and high plateaus.  A vast subcontinent of over 1.2 billion people ,  and contains more different languages ,religions ,races and cultures than any other country in the world. India offers the traveler a multitude of unique experiences ensuring an unforgettable visit. From the vibrant and bustling markets and extravagant festivals to the serenity of a mountain retreat, India is a destination that will touch your soul.

Day 1:

  • Meet and Greet at Mumbai International Airport
  • Transfer from Mumbai airport to the Hotel
  • 2 Overnight in Taj Mahal Palace and Towers 
Day 2:

  • City tour of Mumbai + Market and Evening Heritage walking Tour
Day 3:

  • Morning departure transfer from Hotel to Airport flight to Delhi 
  • Meet and Greet at New Delhi’s Airport and drive straight to Agra  (approx. 03 ½ hrs)
  • Upon arrival, check into your hotel
  • Visit Taj Mahal at Sunset
  • 2 Overnight in Oberoi Amarvilas 
Day 4:

  • Revisit Taj Mahal at Sunrise
  • Return to Hotel for Breakfast 
  • Later visit to Agra fort and Itmad-Ud- Daulah Tomb
  • Afternoon at leisure 
Day 5:

  • Later drive to Aman Bagh (220 Kms / approx. 04 ½ hrs)
  • 3 Overnights in Aman Bagh
Day 6:

  • Day at leisure for independent activities or take one of the following options :- 
  • The Sunset Cow dust tour.
  • Excursion To Somsagar lake
  • Excursion to Ajab Garh Fort and temple, Baba Kapoor shah Mosque and Bhangarh
Day 7:

  • Morning drive to Jaipur (90  Kms / approx. 01 ½ hrs)
  • On arrival check-in at the Hotel
  • Afternoon: Visit City Palace, Observatory Tower and Hawa Mahal (Photo Stop)
  • Evening: drive to Dera Amer for Elephant ride with Dinner
  • 2 Overnight in Taj Rambagh Palace 
Day 8:

  • Morning visit Amber Fort + Meena Tribal walk
  • Afternoon market tour
Day 9:

  • Morning at leisure for independent activities
  • Evening departure transfer to Jaipur Airport for your flight to Mumbai
  • On arrival remain in transit as guest and connect their international flight from same Terminal
Entry / Visa requirements

  • As for all international travel, the visitor to India is required to be in possession of a valid passport and visa. Travellers from all countries need a visa. Enquire about this from the Indian diplomatic Representatives abroad.
  • Boarding or immigration can be denied if there is a mismatch of passport details mentioned on the visa letter issued by the Government of India and the passport presented at these checks.
  • The passport has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months AFTER the departure date from India and atleast 2 (two) clear pages available in the passport for immigration stamping.

Detailed Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
 
  • Upon arrival in Mumbai.
  • You will be welcomed by your Dook Travels India host and chauffeured to the hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Towers.
  • Mumbai: Dating back 300 years these nests of seven islands were originally inhabited by Koli fisherman. 
  • Mumbadevi or Mumbai, from which we get Bombay, was a part of the dowry of Catherine Braganza when she married Charles II in 1661. Bombay remained isolated till the Suez Canal was opened.
  • After which trade Bombay overtook Calcutta as the main port due to the proximity to the European countries. 
  • Today, Bombay is a beautiful harbour studded with hilly islands and a palm-fringed shore, rising gradually to the peaks of the mountain ranges – truly worthy of being the ‘Gateway of India’.
  • Besides being a major port of India, Bombay is also a thriving industrial centre. 
  • A cosmopolitan city, it owes its prosperity to the industry and enterprise of its population of about eight million. It is the commercial capital of India.
  • Spend Two nights at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Towers.
  • Accommodation is in Luxury Grand / Palace Wing Sea Facing Room.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Mumbai
 
  • Morning proceed on a city tour visiting the main highlights of Mumbai.
  • It will includes drive by the colonial part of Mumbai viewing the heritage buildings representing periods when the British were here, the Victoria terminus, now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage building, and then driving on past the Marine Drive and Malabar Hill. 
  • Also visit Mani Bhawan, Prince of Wales Museum now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, and make a photo stop at the famous Dhobi Ghats for photo opportunity.
  • Prince of Wales Museum: The museum houses an extensive collection of fascinating 18th and 19th century miniature paintings; elegantly carved ivory artwork and a rich collection of Nepalese and Tibetan Art among other fine work of art.
  • Marine Drive: This sweeping avenue resplendent with a thousand lights resembles a diamond studded necklace hence is known as the “Queen’s Necklace” serves as the main thoroughfare linking Malabar hill with the rest of the city.
  • Malabar Hill: Malabar hill has attractive residences, the government house, and the ruins of Walkeshwar temple built sometime between 810 and 1260 AD.
  • Mani Bhawan: Mahatma Gandhi’s Bombay base from 1917 to 1934. This building is now a museum and memorial to the famous leader of non-violent non-cooperation.  
  • Dhobi Ghats Photo stop only: Photo opportunity at the Dhobi Ghats, where laundry from all over Mumbai is brought to be soaped, soaked, boiled and beaten.
  • During the tour you would also do market tour of Mumbai visiting various important markets.
  • Mumbai's heart lies not in its monuments but in its bazaars (markets). You'll be expertly guided through the vibrant bazaars of Crawford Market, Mangaldas Market, Zaveri Bazaar The area is a fascinating mix of shops, stalls, and activity. 
  • Crawford Market: Renamed as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule market though popular as Crawford Market, This bazaar is a paradise of fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, chocolates and all things fresh and delicious. There is an animal market 
  • section selling well-bred pets for the animal lover segment of customers.
  • You’ll also get an inside look at the Jain community, visit a Panjra Pole (animal shelter) – and you’ll finally figure out what this ‘sacred cow’ thing is all about!
  • Zaveri Bazaar: One of the most important shopping destinations in Mumbai is the Zaveri Bazaar. The shops in this market sell all types of Jewellery. This souk is clustered with many well-known jewellery shops and brands that sell gold, platinum, 
  • antique and silver ornaments, intricately designed with diamonds and other precious gems.
  • Fashion Street:  Just as the name suggests, Fashion Street is a bustling street filled with the latest fashion merchandise. This street has about 150 stalls selling a wide range of items including shoes, bags, western clothes, accessories and so 
  • much more. Fashion Street attracts people of all ages, but the area is always crowded with teenagers and college students.
  • Chor Bazaar: Chor Bazaar, which means 'thieves market', is situated in the south of Mumbai. It is one of the biggest flea markets in India. 
  • Mangaldas Market (cotton/silk market): This market is every fabric lover’s heaven, once here you are bound to fall in love with the colours and vast variety of styles available in Indian wear.
  • Evening Proceed on a walking tour of Heritage building of Mumbai. 
  • All Heritage sites are located close to your Hotel, where you will see the gothic style architecture of the University and High Courts before arriving at Victoria Terminus railway station, built during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year. 
  • It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets in a style described by journalist James Cameron as "Victorian-Gothic-Saracenic-Italianate-Oriental-St. Pancras-Baroque." The first train in India left from 
  • this station in 1853; now, half a million commuters pass through the station every day.
Day 3: Mumbai - Delhi - Agra
 
  • Morning departure transfer from Hotel to Airport for flight to Delhi 
  • On arrival in Delhi, you will be met at the aero bridge and will be assisted in baggage collection. And you will be driven straight to Agra. (approx. 03 ½  Hours’ drive) The city of Agra flourished under the patronage of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir 
  • and Shah Jahan and attracted artisans from Persia and central Asia. Agra is where Emperor Shah Jahan engraved his immortal love for his Empress in marble, the Taj Mahal. Agra is still famous for handicrafts products such as inlay work on 
  • marble, carpets, jewellery, zari and embroidery work. 
  • On arrival you will drive straight to your hotel – Oberoi Amarvilas and check-in.
  • The hotel is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all the rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.
  • Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort takes you back to an era of Emperors and Princes.
  • An interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas is truly unforgettable. 
  • After check-in and some rest, you will be taken for a guided sightseeing of Taj Mahal at Sunset:
  • Taj Mahal Said to be one of the most elegant and a harmonious building in the world, Taj Mahal is the manifestation of the wealth and luxury of Mughal art as seen in its architecture, garden design, painting, and calligraphy.
  • Spend Two Nights at Oberoi Amarvilas.
  • Accommodation is in a Premier Room with balcony.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 4: Agra 
 
  • Re- Visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise.
  • Return to the hotel for Breakfast.
  • Later you will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort 
  • Agra Fort: The red sandstone Agra Fort was renovated and converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-Am and 
  • Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jehangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (mirrored palace), and Musamman Burj.
  • Itmad-Ud-Daulah: - After Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned.
  • Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is softer with lot of inlay carvings.
Day 5: Agra – Amanbagh
 
  • Morning you will be met and driven to Aman bagh ( 220 Kms / 04 ½ hours)
  • Aman bagh: Built within a walled enclosure, on an oasis of fertile soil, benefits lucratively from the natural feed of a nearby lake, resulting in an exotic and diverse display of perennials: statuesque palms, aged eucalyptus, and fruit bearing trees, 
  • frangipani trees and lawns of manicured jade green, a dramatic contrast to its neighbouring rugged and hilly terrain.
  • Styled along authentic architectural Moguls-era-lines, Aman Bagh pays grand tribute to its remarkable ancestors through its eloquent, unique interpretation of a grand Haveli.
  • The inspired use of local materials for the period details and lavish interiors; floors of softly hued pink marble or makrana, and domed cupolas and inner courtyards of pale smooth sandstone; evoke the lustre and splendour of India’s golden age. 
  • Aman Bagh is a secluded and luxuriant ‘portal’, offering visitors the opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating remnants of an extraordinary local history, as well as the colourful culture and wildlife that flourishes today.
  • Spend Three Nights at the Aman Bagh. Accommodation is in a Courtyard Haveli Suite.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 6: Agra – Amanbagh
 
  • Indulge in the various activities at the resort. Proceed for excursions like :
  • The Sunset Cow dust tour.
  • Excursion To Somsagar lake
  • Excursion to Ajab Garh Fort and temple, Baba Kapoor shah Mosque and Bhangarh
  • Guided excursions can be organised from Amanbagh on foot which can culminate in meditation, Yoga and / Or Breakfast next to the lake. The walk up to the lake takes approximately 40 Minute. One can continue om from the lake to the traditional Meena village of kala para where Jeep will collect you for the return journey.
  • There are a variety of facilities at the Amanbagh like:
  • The Spa: The Spa at Amanbagh provides a complete wellness experience with yoga and meditation on offer, for all levels of experience.
  • Highly-skilled therapists provide a range of treatments, as well as facials, massages, scrubs and traditional henna art.
  • Treatments use Aman Spa products which are made from the purest of organic ingredients.
  • Organic Garden: an organic garden provides the majority of Amanbagh’s herbs and vegetables, so salads are not only safe from contamination, but deliciously fresh.
  • Guests may feel free to request a tour of the garden with one of Amanbagh’s chefs.
Day 7: Amanbagh - Jaipur
 
  • This morning after a leisurely breakfast you will embark on a 02 Hours’ drive to Jaipur.
  • Jaipur was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh; Jaipur is where modernity and tradition exist side by side.
  • The walled city, vibrant with colours, houses the City Palace, an astronomical observatory and a bustling bazaar where artisans fashion puppets, silver jewellery, lac bangles and other handicrafts in their workshops.At a short distance is the 
  • Amber Fort Palace at Amber
  • Upon arrival in Jaipur, you will check-in at the hotel – Taj Rambagh Palace.
  • In the finest tradition of Rajput hospitality, the Rambagh Palace offers its guests a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings.
  • It’s elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors and majestic gardens echo with history, and every corner has a story to tell.
  • “The Jewel of Jaipur” Ram Bagh Palace, which has been a home to generations of royals, and was converted into a hotel in 1972. 
  • Later in the afternoon  you will proceed for a guided city tour of Jaipur visiting:
  • City Palace: The City Palace, a wonderful combination of Mughal and Rajput forms of architecture, is now partly a museum housing miniature paintings, manuscripts, Mughal carpets, musical instruments, royal costumes and weapons, giving 
  • invaluable insight into Jaipur's royal past. 
  • Observatory Tower or the Jantar Mantar was built between 1728 and 1734 and it houses precise instruments for measuring “the harmony of heavens”. Each instrument serves a particular function and gives an accurate reading. 
  • Hawa Mahal (Photo stop only): perhaps Jaipur’s most famous building; the Hawa Mahal is the pink sandstone façade of a palace built for the ladies of the harem by Sawai Pratap Singh.
  • The façade contains 953 small casements under a huge curve, each with a balcony and crowning arch.
  • The windows enable cool air (Hawa) to circulate and the zenana to watch processions below without being seen. 
  • In the evening will be driven to the Dera Amer camp for an Elephant ride followed by Dinner.
  • Situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort is the ideal location for outdoor recreational and adventure activities in very close proximity to the city of Jaipur.
  • The Camp is located at the foothills of the Aravali Range and surrounded by the wilderness of a reserved forest with no urban civilization in the vicinity, just a few hamlets housing the local villagers occupied by farming on the their fields bordering a pretty lake.
  • Spend Two Nights at Taj Rambagh Palace Accommodation is in a Palace Room. 
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 8: Jaipur
 
  • This morning you will proceed on a guided Sightseeing tour of the Amber Fort. 
  • Amber Fort is located 11 km from Jaipur. It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur.
  • Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim (Mughal) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery.
  • Afternoon proceed to visit the Local bazaars for shopping. 
  • Visit the Johri Bazaar: Johri Bazar implies Jewellery market.
  • This is the principle market for shopping on Diwali. Johri Bazar resembles a lady with make up on Diwali. The spot looks astonishing with light. It’s an amazing show that draws in guests from all over India.
  • All the roads, shops and structures are washed in the eminence of brilliant lights and improvements. The entire Pink City stuns and resembles a spouse with cosmetics of lights, ruffles and shades amid the merriments of Diwali.
  • Evening you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. 
  • (SG2623 / Dep 1735 Hrs :: Arr 0935 Hrs / Spicejet / Economy Class)
  • Udaipur:  Dotted with marble palaces, hibiscus - laden gardens and fountain pavilions, Udaipur appeals to the imagination of poets and painters, travelers and writers like no other city in the country.
  • The city's inherent romance and beauty and its remarkable past redolent with episodes of heroism and splendour, continue to enthral the visitor even today. 
  • On arrival at Udaipur airport you will be met and chauffeured to the hotel Oberoi Udaivilas.
  • Adorning the banks of Lake Pichola and standing witness to the historic City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas captures all the romance and splendour of a royal era.
  • Rooms with terraces that open on to semi-private swimming pools present exquisite views and are a unique feature of Udaivilas.
  • Magnificently decorated suites with private swimming pools and outdoor dining pavilions are exclusive retreats. 
  • Later proceed for a Guided Sightseeing tour of the City palace, the fine house of Maharajas of Udaipur. 
  • City Palace in Udaipur was built by the Maharana Udai Singh.
  • It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.
  • Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and its last capital. The Palace was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles.
  • You will also visit the crystal gallery and the Jagdish Temple.
  • Crystal Gallery: Located in Fateh Prakash Palace, these unique museum houses a collection of crystal items like ornaments fountains, vases, crockery, furniture and beds.
  • This fascinating show can be appreciated at the Durbar Hall through a guided tour.
  • In the evening proceed on a private motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola.
  • From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert.  
  • Spend Two Nights at the Oberoi Udaivilas. Accommodation is in a Premier Room.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 9: Udaipur
 
  • Morning you will proceed on a visit to the Temples at Eklingji and Nagda. (approx. 45 mins – one way)
  • Eklingji, the city dotted with temples, is 45minutes drive to the North of Udaipur. It is a complex of 108 ancient temples, incised out of sandstone and marble.
  • The temple, was built in 734 AD, to propagate the blessings of Lord Shiva. Eklingji and Nagda temples are an architectural marvel.
  • Later drive back to Udaipur and rest of the day is at Leisure. In the evening you can indulge in some Spa Treatments at the Hotel on Direct Payment Basis.
Day 10: Udaipur – Mihirgarh
 
  • Morning you will be driven to Mihirgarh (260 Kms / approx. 05 ½ Hours). Enroute visiting Ranakpur Temples.
  • On arrival check-in at Mihir Garh Resort. Mihir Garh provides a haven of great comfort, with 9 large suites, each with adjoining sitting rooms and all stunningly decorated in soft, earthy colours and with a Moroccan / African / Rajasthani air.
  • Each has its own courtyard and glorious terrace facing out to the surrounding countryside and with either a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi.
  • Spend Two Nights at the Mihir Garh.
  • Accommodation is in an Alishaan Suite.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 11: Mihirgarh – Bishonoi Village Safari - Jodhpur - Mihirgarh
 
  • This morning you will proceed for a Jeep Safari to Bishnoi Village.
  • The Bishnois are followers of a 15th century sage and are passionate environmentalists.
  • Their creed is contained in 29 (bis noi) principals.
  • Their faith bids them to protect every living being, if necessary with their lives, and the rare blackbuck thrives in their region.
  • Their efforts are evident in the large number of wild animals that can be seen during this Safari including the rare black bucks, chinkara deer, blue bulls, desert fox and Demoiselle Cranes  to just name a few! You also experience the famous 
  • opium ceremony which is an integral welcome ritual at the house of a Bishnoi along with turban tying.
  • Later you will be driven to Jodhpur for a guided sightseeing tour of the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada.
  • Mehrangarh Fort:  Encircled within the massive city walls, the majestic Mehrangarh Fort keeps watch over a maze of rooftops from its perch on a rocky mountaintop. 
  • Bathed in yellow light at night, this imposing stronghold has the reputation of being the best maintained fort in Rajasthan, and the palace complex, with its network of courtyards, is well worth exploring.
  • Jaswant Thada: Sprawled in the shadow of the mountaintop fort, the Blue City also boasts the Jaswant Thada, a beautiful marble crematorium constructed for the maharajahs in the 19th century.
  • Drive back to Mihir Garh.
Day 12: Mihirgarh – Jodhpur - Delhi
 
  • Morning at leisure for independent activities.
  • Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Jodhpur Airport for your flight for Delhi. (AI476 / Dep 1435 Hrs :: Arr 1550 Hrs / Air India / Economy Class)
  • On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Trident Gurgaon. The award winning Trident, Gurgaon, is set amongst 7 acres of landscaped gardens, walkways, courtyards, reflection pools and fountains.
  • The hotel is located in the central business district of Gurgaon, a part of the New Delhi National Capital Region.
  • Its resort like ambience includes 129 rooms, 6 executive suites and a presidential suite.
  • Spend One Night at the Trident Gurgaon.
  • Accommodation is in a Superior Garden View Room.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 13: Delhi – Raipur – Kanha

  • This morning you will be transferred to the New Delhi’s Domestic Airport for your flight to Raipur (6E453 / Dep 0725 Hrs :: Arr 0910 Hrs / Indigo  / Economy Class)
  • On arrival at Raipur Airport, you will be met by an andbeyond driver and driven for about 04 Hours to Kanha National Park (approx. 04 Hours’ drive) Prime tiger wilderness, Kanha National Park was one of the first areas to be protected under 
  • Project Tiger, aimed at preserving this magnificent animal, and remains a renowned conservation area.
  • This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both tigers and their prey species.
  • Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s south-western border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife.
  • A huge population of various deer and antelope, including the extremely rare barasingha, supports a large number of tiger, leopard, jackal and wild dog.
  • On arrival in Kanha, check into your lodge “Banjaar Tola”.  Overlooking the lush forests and grassy meadows of Kanha National Park, at Banjaar Tola Kanha Tented Camp you are one with the environment.
  • Admire stunning river views from the privacy of your own veranda or share the experiences of the day on dramatic decks facing the Banjaar River.
  • Proceed for an afternoon Game drive.
  • Spend Three Nights at Dook Travels Banjaar Tola Tented Camp. 
  • Accommodation is in Luxury Tent with ensuite facilities.
  • Your stay is on Jungle Plan basis (cycle of 3 meals a day i.e. breakfast; lunch and dinner and scheduled game drives by shared jeeps)
Day 14: Kanha
 
  • Experience Morning and Afternoon Game Drives.
  • Explore the sal and bamboo forests of Kanha National Park on early morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • One of our specially trained naturalists will accompany you throughout, pointing out and explaining details about the fascinating animals and plants of the jungle.
  • Your early morning drive enters the park as the dawn is breaking over the jungle.
  • Explore the meadows, or maidans, where scores of grazing herbivores attract tiger, leopard and wild dog to the edges of the clearings.
  • On an afternoon drive, the wildlife is settling down for the night or having a final drink at the Banjaar River or the many perennial streams that run through the park.
  • Watch out for the elusive leopard and listen to the calling of jackal getting ready for the hunt.
Day 15: Kanha – Raipur – Delhi
 
  • Morning game drive.
  • Afternoon you will be met and driven for about 04 hours to Raipur Airport to board your flight for Delhi (6E454 / Dep 1855 Hrs :: Arr 2055 Hrs  / Indigo / Economy). 
  • On arrival in Delhi, you will be transfer to Hotel Trident. 
  • Spend One Night at the Trident Gurgaon.
  • Accommodation is in a Superior Garden View Room.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 16: Delhi – Varanasi
 
  • Morning Transfer to Airport for flight to Varanasi (9W2423 / Dep 1050 Hrs ::Arr 1210 Hrs / Jet Airways )
  • Varanasi is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest of India. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance. The city has been a cultural and religious centre in North 
  • India for several thousand years.
  • People often refer to Varanasi as "the city of temples “,” the holy city of India “,” the religious capital of India, the city of lights and "the city of learning."
  • On arrival drive straight to Sarnath , Where Gautam Buddha is believed to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism, is situated about 10 km from Varanasi.
  • The site houses a number of Stupas, excavated ruins of monasteries and the Ashokan pillar with the four sided lion's head which is also the national emblem of India.
  • The museum has a rich collection of sculptures comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images, considered amongst the finest specimens of Buddhist art.
  • Later transfer to the Taj Nadesar Palace
  • Taj Nadesar Palace: Situated in one of the oldest living cities of the world, on the banks of the river Ganges, Nadesar Palace has hosted royalty, statesmen and celebrities since 1835.
  • The name Nadesar is derived from the Goddess Nadesari, whose shrine is located in the front of the Palace.
  • Set amidst verdant gardens, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields, Nadesar Palace is a haven of peace and tranquillity. 
  • Evening Visit the Ghats to witness the Aarti ceremony from the boat.
  • Varanasi's unique culture is associated to the river Ganges, where life and death intermingle.
  • The living flock the ghats, praying with the belief that bathing in the waters of the sacred river would result in the remission of their sins, while the ashes of the dead are scattered in the water to break the cycle of reincarnation.
  • Spend One Night at Taj Nadesar Palace.
  • Accommodation is in a Palace Room.
  • Your stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 17: Varanasi - Kolkata
 
  • Early this morning drive to the Dashaswamedh ghat to take a boat cruise by sunrise.
  • Continue by boat to see burning and bathing Ghats. 
  • The best time to visit is at dawn, when the river is bathed in a luminous yellow light as colourful throngs of pilgrims perform their morning devotions. 
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast and later proceed on a temple tour of Varanasi visiting:-
  • Durga Temple: The 18th century Durga temple is one of the most important temples in Varanasi.
  • Built by a Bengali Maharani, this temple has Nagar Style.
  • The Shikhara of the temple is formed by many small spires, which are built one on the top of the other.  
  • Bharat Mata Temple: The temple is dedicated to Mother India and built in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt.
  • Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated this temple in 1936 so that the citizens could respect Mother India in statue form. The statute is built in marble.
  • It is a replica of undivided India in three dimensions, which has the mountains, plains and oceans in right proportion Benares Hindu University: founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, is considered to be residential university in Asia.
  • Within University campus, Vishwanath Temple and Museum are worth a visit.
  • Late afternoon transfer to Varanasi Airport to board your flight for Kolkatta (6E716  / Dep. 1930Hrs :: Arr 2050 Hrs / Indigo/ Economy Class)
  • Upon arrival at Kolkatta Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel – The Oberoi. 
  • Spend One Night at The Oberoi.
  • Accommodation is in a Deluxe Room.
  • You stay is on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Day 18: Kolkata - Bagdogra - Glenburn
 
  • This morning you will be transferred to the Kolkatta Airport for your flight to Bagdogra (6E 797/ Dep 1035 Hrs: Arr 1145 Hrs / Indigo / Economy Class).
  • Upon arrival drive for 02 Hours to Glenburn Tea Estate with Picnic Lunch enroute.
  • On arrival check-in at Glenburn Tea Estate.
  • Spend Three nights at Glenburn Tea Estate.
  • Accommodation is in Suite with ensuite facilities.
  • Your stay is on Full Board basis.
Day 19: Glenburn
 
Day at leisure to take part in the following activities offered by your lovely resort.
All the following activities are inclusive in your stay.   
  • Yoga 
  • River Rafting 
  • Tea Tasting
  • Fishing 
  • Tea Tour 
  • Walking through Tea Fields 
  • Picnic in Tea Fields 
  • Visit Darjeeling 
  • Take a ride in Toy Train in Darjeeling
Day 20: Glenburn - Bagdogra - Delhi
 
  • This morning you will be transferred to the Bagdogra Airport for your flight to Delhi (9W 712/ Dep 1410 Hrs: Arr 1630 Hrs / jet Airways/ Economy Class).
  • On arrival remain in transit as you can connect  your international flight from same terminal
Day 21:
 
  • Flyout
Inclusions:
 
  • Accommodation at all hotels on Double Occupancy.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and overland trips by 01 Air-conditioned Toyota Innova 
  • Elephant ride with Dinner at Dera Amer
  • Entrance, still and video camera fee at all as applicable.
  • Service of an Spanish Speaking Guide for all the Sightseeing.
  • Elephant Ride at Dera Amer with Dinner.
  • Private Boat Cruise in Udaipur
  • Jeep safari to Bishnoi Village.
  • Game Drives at Kanha as per the itinerary.
  • Travel Journal 
  • Internal flight in economy class for Jaipur – Udaipur, Jodhpur - Delhi – Raipur – Delhi – Varanasi - Kolkatta – Bagdogra – Delhi Sectors.
  • Mineral water during sightseeing and overland trip
  • All current taxes as on date.
Taj Safaris Lodges: Prices are inclusive of:
 
  • Accommodation 
  • Park fees 
  • Photographic fees (non-professional) 
  • Services of English Speaking Naturalist 
  • Forest guide fees 
  • Cycle of three meals daily (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 
  • Soft drinks, House Wines, Local Brand Spirits and Beers 
  • Teas and Coffees 
  • Laundry (6 pieces per person/per day)
  • Scheduled Safari activities morning and evening by shared jeeps
  • Refreshments on Game Drives 
  • All applicable taxes 
Exclusions:
 
  • Any International/Domestic Airfare / Airport taxes
  • Optional Activities at Amanbagh and Mihirgarh and Glenburn 
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in published tariff.
  • Items of personal nature like tips , laundry, phone calls etc
  • Any video / still camera fee to the monuments and places of visit 
  • Any other item not explicitly mentioned under price includes.
  • Activities at Amanbagh.
  • Any Insurance
Taj Safaris Lodges: The prices are Exclusive of:
 
  • Telephone calls 
  • Safari Shop purchases 
  • Champagne, Cognacs, Premium Brand Spirits, Fine Wines and Cigars.  
  • Gratuities 
  • Any additional taxes and levies.
Terms and Conditions:

  • Prices are subject to change as per change in Government / Hotel / Airline policy without prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary. 
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned in our proposal only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the 
  • confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best 
  • available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • Hotel Check-In 1400 hours, Check-out time 1200 NOON
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. The due increase or decrease will be communicated accordingly.
  • Until such time as confirmation of services is received from Dook Travels this is a Quotation only and is subject to availability as no reservations have been made.
  • The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning, should there be any increases in Park Fees, Fuel, Sales Tax or VAT, third party services, or any other circumstances beyond our control in the regions featured in this quote/booking.
  • All guests must take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment.
  • In order to comply with international insurance requirements all airline tickets must clearly show the passenger’s title, surname, name and initial (as indicated in their passport).  As this applies to both scheduled and charter flights we would be grateful if you could provide us with this information at the time of confirmation. Your internal flights have been organized by us. While we take the maximum care to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for you Dook Travels is not responsible for the fitness of the carriers or the safety standards of the carrier company.
  • In order to comply with International Insurance requirements Dook Travels can only reserve seats, be it on a provisional or confirmed basis, on both domestic/scheduled or charter flights.
  • Please note that airfares may increase between time of booking, time of payment and the ticket being issued. Any costs incurred due to amendments will not be borne by Dook Travels.
  • Dook Travels cannot be held responsible should airlines discontinue flights on certain routings or change scheduled timetables, resulting in missed connections etc. Should an amendment in a routing or itinerary be necessary we will re-quote you accordingly.
  • Dietary Requirements: All dietary requirements can be catered for. When making your reservation, please advice us of any specific dietary requirements that you may have and these will be communicated through to the respective establishment.
  • Gratuities: Tipping is at your discretion. However management of the establishment will be able to assist with guidelines.
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • 25% Non-refundable advance payment to be remitted within 15 days on receiving confirmation for the hotels booked.
  • 75% of the balance payment to be remitted 60 days prior to arrival into India except for the periods of Pushkar/Christmas and New Year and February where 75% advance is required 100 days prior to arrival into India.
Booking made within 45 days of arrival: 100% payment at the time of booking (within 72 hours) (non refundable)

Booking made more than 45 days prior to arrival: 25% payment at the time of booking (within 7 days ) and balance 75%  , 60 to 100 days prior to arrival

Cancellation 60 days or more prior to arrival: No cancellation/ retention charge, except for cancellation fee on air tickets/ train tickets or deposits made for Game drives in National Parks.

Cancellation within 45 days of arrival: Retention of full deposit levied as cancellation charge

Dook Travels reserves the right to cancel all services booked should full payment not be received 60 days prior to arrival date.
Should it be a last minute booking, Dook Travels will allow for 3 days from time of confirmation until payment (100%) reaches us before Dook Travels will cancel any services booked. The amount is NON – REFUNDABLE.

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