Splendors of North India

from USD 1878
Tour Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
The tour gives an insight of the vast culture and heritage North India has to offer, covering 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Experience the sprawling streets of Old Delhi and a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. At dawn enjoy a boat ride at river Ganges - Varanasi, witnessing thousands of Hindu pilgrims performing the daily morning rituals. Not to be missed is the evening Aarti ceremony (religious prayer) soothes ones’ soul and mind at the Ghats of Varanasi. We also visit Sarnath, the land of origin of Buddhism where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, followed by another UNESCO World Heritage site of Khajuraho to witness the world-famous Kamasutra murals. If you have not travelled on a train in India, you have not seen the real India. A short train ride to Agra will let you jell more with the Indian locals. Cherish the beauty of White Marble with an early morning sunrise visit to the famous monument of love – “The Taj Mahal”. Endure the marble artistry in Agra, block printing and carpet weaving in Jaipur. An Encounter with the Royal Bengal Tiger is not to be missed out. The land of Royals, Rajasthan has the massive Ranthambore National Park. Experience Jeep Safari to get a glimpse of the big cat- The Royal Bengal Tiger. Those interested can finally enjoy an elephant ride uphill to Amber Fort, Jaipur and get treated like the royalty of yesteryear.
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All about the Splendors of North India

India is many times rightfully referred to as a subcontinent, featuring diverse geographical, demographical and cultural variations across its length and breadth. At Bestway Tours & Safaris we have crafted choicest of tours that highlight the multiplicity this country holds within. This is an ideal tour for any traveler wishing to experience northern India’s richness and vastness at a glance.

In this trip, we travel from New Delhi, the capital city of India which has the charm of both British colonial period and the Mughal era. From thereon to Varanasi, where travelers get an opportunity to see Hindu pilgrims in thousands of numbers as they congregate on the banks of the River Ganges.

One also gets to explore India’s amazing artistic legacy through the exquisite murals of Khajuraho followed by the medieval Mughal marvel of love -  Taj Mahal in Agra along with a couple of other monuments.

Delve into the splendors of North India with us on this enthralling journey.

Heritage Sites

  • Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
  • Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi
  • Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Red Fort Complex (Old Delhi), New Delhi
  • Agra Fort, Agra

Tour Itinerary at Glance

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

  1. Whats included in this tour
      Hotels as mentioned or similar##Meals as mentioned: 09 Breakfast, 01 Lunch & 09 Dinners (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)##Regional/domestic airfare in coach class##All sightseeing and transfers by Air- conditioned transportation##Services of English Speaking guide for sightseeing (Local guides for 1-5 Pax and tour escort throughout the tour for 6 pax and above)##Entrances fees##Sunrise boat ride on the river Ganges##Elephant Ride at Amber Fort (Subject to availability)##2 Safaris through Ranthambore National Park (October to June Departures) (Subject to availability)##Rickshaw Ride in Delhi##Train Fare in Executive Class from Jhansi to Agra##
    • Hotels as mentioned or similar
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • All sightseeing and transfers by Air-conditioned transportation
    • Services of English Speaking guide for sightseeing (Local guides for 1-5 Pax and tour escort throughout the tour for 6 pax and above)
    • Entrances fees
    • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort (Subject to availability)
    • 2 Safaris through Ranthambore National Park (October to June Departures only) (Subject to availability)
    • Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
    • Regional/domestic airfare in coach class
    • Train Fare in Executive Class from Jhansi to Agra
  1. Whats not included in this tour
    • International airfare & departure taxes
    • Insurance & visa fees
    • Drinks/beverages with meals
    • Tips/gratuities
The tour packages General Terms and Conditions
  1. General Terms
    • The prices are Per Person on twin sharing basis.
    • The above cost is valid for the mentioned departure dates only.
    • Please note that smoking is prohibited in public and all parts of the hotels except in designated areas and bedrooms, where smoking is permitted.  Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know.  The fulfillment of this request is subject to availability of smoking rooms and is not guaranteed. 
    • Unless specified, check-in at hotels in India is at 14:00 Hrs and check out is at 12:00 Hrs
    • Our liability does not arise in case of Force Majeure (political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.)
    • Reporting time at the International at the airport is generally 3 hrs prior to departure of the flight.
    • Check-in counters of most flights close approximately 45 minutes before departure and boarding gates close about 15 minutes prior departure.
  1. Cancellation Policy

    b. Airfare:
    Refunds on airfares purchased through BTS will depend on the rules of the carrier and the applicable fare base used for the purchase of the ticket. BTS will charge a ser­vice fee of no less than 10% of the airfare paid by the Client. Clients are advised not to purchase airfares till the tour is confirmed and visas (if any) procured.

    c. In the case of Rail Journeys or luxury train tours, luxury cruises. Specific cancellation policy pertaining to the specific rail journey, luxury train, luxury cruises as laid down by the operator will apply. There will be a 10 % cancellation processing fee applied by Bestway2india in addition to the cancellation charges levied by the operator.

    CANCELLATION BY THE OPERATOR
    “Bestway2india”, “BTS” reserves the right to cancel the Tour due to an insuffi­cient number of participants. In such an event, and only in such an event, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will refund the said Deposit to the Client. “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will have no further liability to the Client for damages or inconveniences caused to the Client. Client hereby expressly waives any claim he/she may have against “Bestway2india”, “BTS” for such cancellation. In the event that “Bestway2india”, “BTS” decides:
    a) that the Tour may jeop­ardize the safety or security of the Clients, “Bestway2india”, “BTS”, or any staff of “Bestay2india” “BTS” and/or Services Providers; or
    b) the Tour cannot commence and/or continue for circumstances beyond the control of “Bestway2india”, “BTS”, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” may, in its sole discretion, postpone, cut short or cancel the Tour at any time. Such changes and/or cancellations may be necessitated for political, military, health, weather conditions or other valid reasons affecting local conditions, but will not be limited to the aforesaid reasons only. In such an event the liability of “Bestway2india”, “BTS” is limited to refunding the Client such monies which represent unused services, less

    a. any monies expended by “Bestway2india” “BTS”
    b. any liability incurred by “Bestway2india” “BTS”, and
    c. a reasonable amount of the Tour Price for services rendered by “Bestway2india” “BTS”

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  1. FAQ 1 What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

    We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or a duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases.

  2. FAQ 2 What vaccinations are recommended for this tour?

    It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Below are the links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless, these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional. For Canadian Citizens: www.travel.gc.ca For American Citizens: www.nc.cdc.gov For UK Citizens: www.travelhealthpro.org For Australian Citizens: www.travelvax.com For EU Citizens: www.healthhype.com

     

  3. FAQ 3 What clothing should I pack for one of your tours?

    We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Our 'General Conditions' includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual tour page. The checklist is tour specific and based upon the experience of our ground staff.

  4. FAQ 4 Do your tours include international airfare?

    Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.

  5. FAQ 5 What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?

    Our ‘General Conditions’ includes the details of all the transports used during the entire service. The details can be found on each individual tour page.

  6. FAQ 6 Are airport transfers included?

    All of our tours include airport transfers and the prices for the same are included in our tour rates.

  7. FAQ 7 Can I join a tour late or leave it early?

    It is possible to join a tour late or leave a tour early. Though you would be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult our Specialist before you book your tour.

  8. FAQ 8 Can you provide me with a list of the hotels we will be staying at?

    We use a variety of hotels en-route and a complete list of hotels is provided for your tour. Hotel voucher of each hotel registered for the tour is shared too.

  9. FAQ 9 I'm a single traveler, will I be charged a single supplement?

    All of our trips have a single supplement. The cost and the details vary by trip, so please refer to each tour page for details.

  10. FAQ 10 What are the age restrictions on your tours?

    There are no upper age limits for most of our tours (although for tours under ‘Trekking in the Himalayas’ and ‘Himalayan Panorama’ requires a fit medical condition. For the same, we have a ‘Medical Form’ which is mandatory to be filled by all age groups). For children below the age of 12 years, a parent/guardian should be present. If an assistance is needed, it is to be mentioned at the time of booking. The same will be chargeable.

  11. FAQ 11 How many people can join a tour?

    We keep our group sizes very flexible. So a group of 7 or a group of 70, we welcome all with the same zeal and fondness.

  12. FAQ 12 Who are my travelling companions?

    For privacy reasons, we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travelers, most of whom share a traveling passion and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travelers from Canada, North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

  13. FAQ 13 Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?

    Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact our Specialist for price information. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

  14. FAQ 14 Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

    Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.

Overall Rating 5/5
Amazing Tour
Reviewed by on Apr, 2018
5/5
I had a great time in India
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