13-DAY INDIA CLASSIC DISCOVERY

DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - UDAIPUR - JODHPUR - BIKANER - JAISALMER - ALSISAR - DELHI

India has been dazzling visitors since forever. This extended India tour will take through the treasures of Northern India.

You will journey through Old and New Delhi into the heart of the Mughal Empire, visit the Taj Mahal and the history rich city  of Agra.  Wander thorough smaller villages and see richly decorated homes  locally known as Havelis.  Visit a Brahma Temple in  the magic city of Pushkar. 

Experience the many lakes the region has to offer and visit India's Venice, Udaipur

Get ready for a colourful, wonderful adventure and come home with the best travel stories. 

Trip code : CLAIND13D

Duration : 13 days

Destination : India

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

  • Discover Delhi's modern and ancient history 
  • Immerse yourself in India's most colorful city, Jaipur 
  • Visit a life size observatory 
  • Try the local food from rose scented sweets to spicy kebabs
  • See the magnificent Taj Mahal as the sun set down in Agra 
  • Visit Pushkar and see pilgrims bathe in the sacred lake 
  • Watch cows strolling through the alleyways
  • Shop for colourful souvenirs and amazing textiles 
  • Take a camel ride through the Sam Sand Dunes 
  • See painted havelis depicting mythological themes and huge animals
  • Bring home a pocket full of memories 
 
Arrive at Delhi International Airport. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Delhi, The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near-perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts - Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughals and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as “Lyutens” Delhi.

Overnight at hotel
Morning proceed for the visit of Old Delhi – visit the resplendent “mosque of Friday” - Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan - whose best work is the Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees. After visit of Jama Masjid and walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street") Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort - a majestic Fort and a former seat of power - which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts.

Also visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.



In the afternoon visit Humayun tomb, Qutub Minar - the pride of Delhi. The Construction of this tall minaret was commenced by Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. After visit proceed for the Orientation tour of “Lyutens” Delhi - named after the leading British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lyutens. Drive past some of the magnificent monuments designed by him such as India Gate and Viceroy's House - now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace). Overnight at hotel
In the morning leave by road to Agra. Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra not only to see the ruins of the red sandstone fortress built by the Mughal emperors but also to see Agra's Fort and Akbar's Mausoleum. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals between 16th and 17th Century.



Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpet, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.

On arrival at Check –in at hotel.


In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfilment of his life’s dream - the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife. The fort is really a city within a city, which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences, the Octagonal Tower, Jehangir’s Palace and many more monuments.

Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), perfect in its symmetry, is a monument to the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the Taj Mahal started in 1631. It took 20,000 artisans 22 years to complete this poignant mausoleum that blends subtlety with grandeur, and a massive overall design with immaculately intricate execution. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of t pietra dura.

Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Jaipur Enroute visit Fatepur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, built during the second half of the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only 10 years. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of Architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).



After visit of Fatehpur Sikri drive to Jaipur. Jaipur or The City of Victory was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. En route you will stop at the Palace of Winds (HAWA MAHAL) for a photo opportunity. Continue your drive to Amer fort. Amer Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. Holding a history as old as seven centuries, this place vibrates with its legendary past.



In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of city visiting City Palace, a beautiful palace complex full of treasures now housed in the museum area. City Palace is a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Also visit Jantar Mantar or Royal Astronomical Observatory. This observatory is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. Each instrument has a specific purpose and gives accurate readings.

Overnight at Hotel.
Morning drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world. The Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters. On arrival check in at hotel.



In the afternoon visit Pushkar –Brahma Temple and take a leisure walk around holy Pushkar Lake and in colourful crowded Bazar.

Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Udaipur. Udaipur, is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India". The City is in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, and offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry.



On arrival proceed for Udaipur city tour - visit City Palace, The splendid City Palace, posing over the fascinating Lake Pichola, is one of the most beautiful palatial structures. Udaipur has a number of small and big palaces, museums and the gardens, Saheliyon Ki Bari– Saheliyon ki Badi - Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids and Jagdish Temple – dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola (boat ride depends upon the water level in the lake) with visit to Jag Mandir.

Overnight at hotel.
Morning leave by road to Jodhpur en route visit the famous Jain Temple of Ranakpur ((Temples opens from 1200 to 1600 hrs for the public dail) Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples. Light coloured marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple. The temple, with its distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas rises majestically from the slope of a hill. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock where there are 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails. Continue your drive to Jodhpur.



Jodhpur was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Overnight at hotel.
Moring visit Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. Also visit Jaswant Thada a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95).


After visit Drive to Jaisalmer. Jailsamer, it lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (Great Indian Desert), also known as "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. City is famous of Fort, Temples and Havelis.

Overnight at hotel.
Morning visit Jaisalmer city and Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion colour during the day, turning to a magical honey-gold as the sun sets. Inside the fort visit Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples (open from 0800-1500 hrs) and the Laxminath temple. Afterwards we will visit some of the colorful Havelis - Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli. Late afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes, on arrival at Dunes enjoy Camel ride during sunset. Evening return back to hotel.

Overnight at hotel
Morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner, it was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486. Apart for Fort and Temples city is famous for sweets and snacks. The city boasts one of the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world.



In the afternoon visit Junagarh Fort - one of the most imposing forts of Northern India, The fort is surrounded by a high wall and deep moats. The Junagarh Fort has yet been unconquered. Inside the fort visit palaces, temples and pavilions that are marvels in red sandstone construction. The palaces have exquisitely carved windows, balconies, towers and kiosks. The mirrors, paintings and carved marble panels in the Moon Palace are a treat for eyes. The fort also houses a museum with an extensive collection of illuminated and rare manuscripts, jewellery, utensils, carpets, arms and weapons etc.

Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Alsisar. Enroute visit Fatehpur & Mandawa, these small town of the Shekhawati region,are known for their painted havelis. The Havelis are so varied and architecturally rich that region is known as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. The havelis are noted for their frescoes depicting mythological themes and huge animals. Some later day frescoes reflect British influence in the form of steam locomotives and trains.



In the afternoon visit some of the Old Havelis, showcasing beautiful frescos, an experience that brings back the lifestyle and grandeur of the old and memorable regal Rajasthan On arrival at Alsisar check –in at hotel. Evening walk through the Alsisar village.

Overnight at hotel
Morning drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to airport to board your flight for onwards destination.

Tour cost includes:-

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure.
  • 12 night’s accommodation in Twin / Double room.
  • Meals: Full board basis (include Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner).
  • Transportation by air –conditioned vehicle.  
  • Entrances Fees at the monuments.
  • English speaking local guide for all sightseeing as per the program.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola / Fateh Sagar (subject to water level).
  • Camel Ride In Jaisalmer 
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort and descend by Jeep.
  • Rickshaw ride in Jaipur local market.
  • Bollywood cinema show in Rajmandir cinema.
  • Tonga ride experience in Agra.
  • Magic show in Agra.
  • Assistance on arrival and departure each city by the local representative.
  • All presently applicable taxes including government service tax of 5%.

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.

Not only is it important that you ensure that you have valid passports, some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.

It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. If your visas are included in our package and we act on your behalf to apply for the visas, all necessary documents relating to your visa application will have to be provided to us at least 30 days before your departure. If you fail to provide the necessary documents before 30 days prior to your departure, we will not be held liable for your visa application. The visa fee included in our package is not refundable in any circumstances. If you require us to assist with visa application in less than 30 days before your departure date, an additional fee will be required for urgent visa processing.

Note:  Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller. The following requirements are for Australian citizens holding an Australian Passport – if your passport is from another country then you are advised to consult with the embassy or consulate. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

INDIA

You need a visa to enter India. Visas must be arranged before arrival.

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Carry a printed copy of your e-Visa (known as an electronic travel authorisation of ETA). A formal visa will be put in your passport on arrival in India. Long queues are common at immigration counters in India, regardless of visa type

Not all international airports in India allow passengers to enter with an e-Visa. The e-Visa is only valid for entry through 24 designated airports. If you want to enter through another location, arrange for an Indian visa before you arrive through an Indian High Commission, Consulate, Embassy or agent. If you arrive with an e-Visa at an entry point where the e-Visa is not recognised, you won't be able to apply for any other visa. You won't be allowed in and deported. If you hold an e-Visa you may leave from any authorised immigration check point in India

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1. BOOKING

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1.1 Deposit

You will be required to pay deposit after booking confirmation:

  • Private Tours or small Group Tours is $500 Per Person
  • Large Groups (more than 15 people) / School Tours is $700 Per Person
  • Short packages, shore excursion, hotel etc. is $250 Per Person

If you cancel your booking at any time, your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions.

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  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
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1.2 Final balance

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

  • For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
  • For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

2. PAYMENT

  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due before 65 days or 90 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by  Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure for Group Tours or Escorted Tours will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).

·         Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

·         Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  

·         Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.

·         Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

 

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages

Large Group Tours & School Tours

(More than 15 people)

65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

90 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

64‐40 days before departure – 55%

89‐79 days before departure – 65%

39‐31 days before departure – 75%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 30 days of departure – 100%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to        your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will   be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force  majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

 

7.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

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