A Journey Through India - Palace & Fort Stays with Nepal Extension

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Overview

Enjoy Golden Age luxury and some unforgettable experiences as you discover the glories of Rajasthan. This extraordinary small-group tour includes stays in some of Northern India’s finest heritage hotels, and is crammed with memorable experiences. First Delhi, then Agra, then Rajasthan (the Land of Kings) reveal their glorious pasts and rich traditions, stupendous palaces, great forts and decorated hawelis. With included safaris by boat and jeep, fine dining in some astonishing settings, and a host of tours and excursions that will bring your surroundings thrillingly to life, this is India at its finest. Continue your thrilling Indian adventure and extend your holiday to ancient Nepal. Explore the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on a full guided city tour and enjoy idyllic views of the Himalayas from your base in Nagarkot. .......read more
Highlights
  • Stay in luxurious heritage hotels in spectacular surroundings
  • Discover the sights of Delhi by rickshaw
  • Visit Agra's Fort and peerless Taj Mahal
  • Tour exquisite Udaipur and cruise on Lake Pichola
  • Jaipur's Amber Fort, Observatory and City Palace
  • Seeing Ranakpur's astonishing Jain temples
  • Marvel at Jodhpur's stupendous Meherengarh Fort
  • Experiencing an 'Arabian Nights' adventure under Bikaner's desert sky
  • Stay in the luxury resort at Vanaashyra, in the foothills of the Aravali
  • Enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas
  • Marvel at Kathmandu’s exotic-feeling blending of palaces, temples, courtyards and shrines
Diwali - India's Festival of Lights
Passengers travelling on the 9th November 2020, 25th October and 1st November 2021 departures will have the chance to celebrate Diwali, a major Hindu festival marked by family gatherings, and by decorative displays of candles and lamps shining from rooftops and doorsteps, in windows, and all around temple buildings.
Holi - India's Festival of Colours and Love
Passengers travelling on the 2nd March 2020 departures will be able to join the joyful crowds throwing coloured powder into the air in celebration of Krishna and the beginning of spring.
Taj Mahal restoration work
The white marble of the Taj Mahal is being gradually cleaned in a process that will take up to four years. Parts of the monument's surface may be covered during this process though your visit and access to the main dome is not likely to be restricted.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Passports and visas
British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain three blank pages and be valid for six months after your return date. A visa is also required for entry to India and Nepal. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. British CITIZENS and some other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $10 (US) per person for entry to India for arrivals in the months of April, May and June or $25 (US) per person for arrivals in other months. Other British passport holders, who are not British CITIZENS, must apply for a full visa which costs £112. Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities, which can take up to four months from application. The cost of a visa for Nepal is currently £20. You may also, at extra cost, use the services of CIBT, our recommended visa handling partner, who will handle the whole process for you.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
On your flight
All outbound flights leave in the evening and land at your destination the next day. Return flights leave in the morning and land in the UK on the same day – or fly overnight from Nepal to the UK. On-board meals will be appropriate to the time of day. Drinks are complimentary.
Luggage allowance
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Special requirements
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled access
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.
Travel vaccinations
Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.
Road Conditions
In developing countries road networks are continually being improved and expanded, which can mean that, from time to time, roadworks and rough road surfaces can extend journey times. Many roads do not have separate pavements or safety barriers, and great care should be taken when crossing or walking alongside roads.

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This tour is operated by Newmarket Holidays

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