Holiday India…showcasing heritage, history & culture of IndiaHoliday India, 21 Community Center, East of Kailash, New Delh...
Tour ItineraryDay 1| New DelhiArrive at Delhi International airport in the morning/evening. OurCompany representative will...
to the 5th century. Though made of iron it has with stood the weathers of time.A veryinteresting belief is assigned to thi...
yards (1200 m²) in extent. The Jama Masjid has three gateways, four towers and twominarets. The gateways in the north and ...
ready to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ul-daula. Come back tothe hotel and stay overnight.Agra: Agra is the one o...
further subdivided into four sections and then each into yet another four sections. Like the Taj, thegarden elements serve...
belief comes across from generations that a tunnel from here stretches to delhi and from there tolahore and on the other e...
Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharanis Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City PalaceMuseum. One would come across the ...
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an excursion to AMBER FORTin the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to th...
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India Gate: India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00soldiers who laid down their lives...
Cradling civilizations since times immemorial Delhi goes back hundreds of thousands of years backinto time.Stone tools bel...
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  1. 1. Holiday India…showcasing heritage, history & culture of IndiaHoliday India, 21 Community Center, East of Kailash, New Delhi – 65 Ph: +91 11 46538370 Fax: +91 11 46538378(24 Hrs): +91 9711197082 Email: inbound@theholidayindia.com Web: www.holidayindia.netwww.indialuxurytour.com www.lehandladakh.netIncredible Golden Triangle Tour to IndiaDelhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Delhi - Goa - MumbaiDuration of the Tour14 Nights & 15 Days Destinations Nights 4* Deluxe & 5*Destinations Luxury Hotels& TourRouting Days16th / 17th Delhi 2 Country Inn &December Suits www.countryinns.com18th December Agra 1 Wyndham Grand www.wyndhamgrandag a.com19th / 20th / 21st Jaipur 3 RamadaDecember www.ramadajaipur.com22nd December Delhi 1 Country Inn & Suits www.countryinns.com23rd /24th /25th Goa 4 Alila Diwa/26th December Goa www.alilahotels.com27th /28th /29th Mumbai 3 Suba PalaceDecember www.hotelsubapalace.c om30th December Departs FROM Mumbai … !!! Fly back to Home…………..
  2. 2. Tour ItineraryDay 1| New DelhiArrive at Delhi International airport in the morning/evening. OurCompany representative will receive you at the Airport. Board the car anddrive to the pre booked hotel, relax yourself and get rid of the jet lag.Stay overnight.Day 2| Delhi (Sightseeing)In the morning after a breakfast gets a drive for Delhi sightseeing. Citytour with the chauffer driven car, the local sightseeing to places likeIndia Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayuns Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid,Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, a marvelous piece of art, etc. Stayovernight at the hotel.Akshardham Temple: Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. It wasconsecrated in November 2005 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS(the organization responsible for the creation of Akshardham) and ceremoniously dedicatedto the nation by the President of India, Abdul Kalam and the Prime Minister, ManmohanSingh.[1] Sitting on the banks of the Yamuna River, adjacent to the proposed CommonwealthGames village, the complex features a large monument, crafted entirely of stone, permanentexhibitions on Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Hinduism, an IMAX, musical fountain, and largelandscaped gardens. The main building at the centre of the complex is a 141-foot-highmonument to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Designed according to ancient Vedic texts known asthe Sthapatya-Shastra, it features a blend of architecutral styles from across India. Withinthe monument, under the central dome, there is an 11-foot-high gilded image of BhagwanSwaminarayan. He is surrounded by the gurus of the sect. The building itself is constructedentirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble, and features no steel orconcrete. Its height and location on the banks of the Yamuna mean its presence is felt fromafar, and its carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians and deities covering itssurfaces from top to bottom, leave most visitors in awe.Lotus Temple: It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The Baháí Faith isthe youngest of the worlds independent religions. Its founder, Baháulláh (1817-1892), isregarded by Baháís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches backbeyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ andMuhammad. The central theme of Baháulláhs message is that humanity is one single raceand that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Baháulláh said, hasset in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class,creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principalchallenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assistthe processes of unification.Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is anarchitectural marvel of the 13th century. Also a must is the visit to Ashoka Pillar dating back
  3. 3. to the 5th century. Though made of iron it has with stood the weathers of time.A veryinteresting belief is assigned to this pillar- Stand with your back to the pillar, and if you canhold your hands around it, then make a wish and it will surely come true. Try it. You donthave to an archaeologist to find out about the past of your country. Simply visiting historicmonuments helps you to understand it & can also lead you to grab some useful information,you never realized before. A distinct present from the past, Qutub Minar has inspiredexplorers and travelers through the ages. Qutb-ud-Din Aibak laid the foundation of QutabMinar in AD 1199 for the use of Muazzin to give calls for prayer and raised the first storey,to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsud-DinIitutmish. Viewing it is a truly surreal experience as Qutub Minar is still the highest stonetower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. It is covered withintricate carvings and deeply inscribed verses from the Koran.India Gate: India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Located at Rajpath, India Gate is 42 mhigh and is popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. India Gate also acts aspopular pinic spot during winter. Also known as the All India War Memorial, India Gate wasdesigned and constructed by Lutyens. He was the one who is considered the chiefproclaimed in designing the New Delhi plans.Red Fort: Emperor Shah Jahan built Delhis most magnificent monument, the Red Fort andabove is the red fort picture . In 1638 Shah Jahan shifted the Mughal Empires capital fromAgra to Delhi. A new royal palace known as Red Fort or Red Fort Delhi (Lal Qila) wasconstructed. It was begun in 1639 and completed in 1648. The name Red Fort comes fromthe massive red sandstone walls that surround it. The Red Fort has walls extending up to 2kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the cityside. The Red Fort Delhi has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gate. Thelatter faces Chandni Chowk, the citys most crowded but diverse market. The Red Fort alsohouses the Diwan-i-Aam or the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit on amarbled paneled alcove, studded with gems, and listen to the complaints of the commonpeople. The Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience, where private audiences weregranted. This hall is made of marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock Throne,which was studded with rubies and gems. Today, although the Diwan-i-Khas is only a paleshadow of its original glory, yet the verse of Amir Khusro “If there is Paradise on the face ofearth, it is here, it is here, it is here" reminds us of its former glory. The Rang Mahal or thePalace of Colours as it is known, holds a spectacular Lotus shaped fountain, made out of asingle piece of marble, and housed the Emperors wives and mistresses. The otherattractions enclosed within this monument are the “Hammams” or the Royal Baths, theShahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahans private working area, and the Moti Masjid or thePearl Mosque. Even today, the Red Fort (Lal Qila) is an eloquent reminder of the glory of theMughal Empire. Shah Jahan when comes to Delhi after ruling Agra laid the foundation stoneof Red Fort Delhi in 1618 and finally its inauguration was done in 1647.Jama Masjid: It is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road infront of the Red Fort. Built between 1644 and 1658, Jama Masjid is one of the lastarchitectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spacious courtyard of the JamaMasjid holds thousands of faithful. Jama Masjid is located on a mound in the heart of the oldcity and projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. Jama Masjid Mosque was built in redsandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or "mosque commanding view of the world", the Jama Masjid stands at the center ofthe erstwhile capital city of the Mughals, Shahjahanbad. The Jama Masjid was completedunder the supervision of Saadullah Khan, the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan. A sum of Rs 10lakhs was spent on the construction of the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is built on a redsandstone porch, about 30 feet (10 m) from the level of the ground and is about 1400 square
  4. 4. yards (1200 m²) in extent. The Jama Masjid has three gateways, four towers and twominarets. The gateways in the north and south are led by a fleet of steps. The main entranceis on the eastern side facing the red fort. It was probably used by the emperors. The tower ofthe Jama Masjid is made up of five distinctive storeys. Each one of the storeys has aprojecting balcony. The adjoining edifices are beautifully done with calligraphy. The firstthree stories of the Jama Masjid tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth one is madeof marble, while the fifth is made of sandstone. The Jama Masjid is covered with intricatecarvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Koran. The grand Red fort (Lal Qila) standson the eastern side of the Jama Masjid.Delhi: A Transition through Time - As you walk along the narrow by lanes of this city of dreams, treadsoftly. Every crumbling wall has a story to tell. Every yesterday is replete with history. Rulers havecome and gone. The city has lived through wars and resurrection, repeatedly rising from the ashes.Cradling civilizations since times immemorial Delhi goes back hundreds of thousands of years backinto time.Stone tools belonging to early Stone Age were discovered from the Aravalli tracts in and aroundAnangpur, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, the northern ridge and elsewhere - evidencethat the Early Man lived here. Excavations at Mandoli and Bhorgarh in east and north-west Delhirespectively have thrown up remains of chalcolithic period dating back to 2nd millennium BC, 1stmillennium BC as well remains of 4th-5th century AD have been traced here. The excavations of theancient mound of Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas, located within the fold of the sixteenthcentury Purana Qila revealed evidence of continuous habitation of the site for almost 2500 years.According to the Mahabharata, the Pandavas founded their capital Indrapratha in the region knownas Khandava-prastha. Delhi was also witness to the glories of the Maurya Empire during 3rd centuryBC. The Ashokan edict engraved on a rock in East of Kailash as well as remains found in Purana Quilaexcavations belonging to the Mauryan period point to Delhis importance during this era.The first city of Delhi, Lal Kot was founded by the Tomar ruler Anangpal, in the 11th century. It wasextended to Qila Rai Pithora by King Vigraharaja IV (Circa 1153-64). Qutbuddin Aibak became Delhisfirst Sultan in 1206 and laid the foundations of the Qutb Minar, Indias tallest stone tower at the siteof the first city of Delhi subsequently the kings of the Sultanate dynasties, Khaljis, Tughluqs Sayyidsand Lodis continued to build. New cities as Delhi grew.The second city around Siri by Alaud-Din Khalji (1296-1316); Tughlaqabad, the third city built byGhiysud-Din Tughlug (1321-51); Firuzabad, the fifth city of Delhi, is now represented by Kotla FiruzShah, founded by Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351-88). It was Humayun who laid the foundations of thesixth city - Dinpanah. This was destroyed and reconstructed as the Purana Qila by Sher Shah Surihowever, it was the Mughals who took Delhi to the zenith of architectural glory. While someconstruction activities did continue during the reign of Akbar (1556-1605) and Jehangir (1605-27), itwas Shah Jehan (1628-58) who built the seventh city, Shahjahanabad which remained the Mughalcapital until 1857. The British in 1911 shifted the capital of India to Delhi. The eighth city of NewDelhi took shape in the imperial style of architecture. From then to now Delhi continues to throbwith vitality and hop. The ruins and ramparts still stand tall in dignity - and amidst them rise modernbuildings and giant skyscrapers. Its a breathtaking synthesis of yesterday and tomorrow, the holdingon to the past and surging ahead to the future.Day 3| Delhi Agra (by Road 201kms 3hr approx)In the morning after the breakfast get driven to Agra, the city of TajMahal. En-route visit Sikandra, tomb of a Mughal ruler Akbar. ReachAgra and check in at your pre booked hotel. Then in the afternoon, get
  5. 5. ready to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ul-daula. Come back tothe hotel and stay overnight.Agra: Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritagemonuments -The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. It is more just a decadent city of graveyardsand stones, but it is a vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosophies that have enrichedmankind and shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is famous for handicrafts products such asInlay work on Marvel, Leather Work, Footwear, Brasswear, Carpets, Jwellery, Zari and Embroiderywork.Sikandra: Sikandra, the former capital of Lodi dynasty, was named after the Afghan ruler SikanderLodi. The city of Sikandra, located at about 12 km from Agra, houses the tomb of Mughul EmperorAkbar. The design and construction of the tomb was started by Akbar himself and subsequentlycompleted by his son Jehangir. The shape of the tomb is a truncated pyramid with five stories. Thefirst four stories were constructed with red sandstone and the fifth one with white marble. The whitemarble storey comprises a false tomb of Emperor Akbar. The real tomb of Akbar is located in a cryptright below the false tomb. There are several well laid out gardens in the tomb complex. The Baradipalace in the gardens was built by Sikander Lodi. The ausoleum originally had four red sandstonegates. Now only the southern gate is used as the main entrance to the tomb.Taj Mahal: It is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and some Western historianshave noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautifulmonument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of whitemarble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn andsunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitorsexperience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Yamuna River. Taj Mahal was builtby a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and Queen MumtazMahal at Agra, India. It is an "elegy in marble" or some say an expression of a "dream." Taj Mahal(meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lowerchamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu.In the tradition of the Mughals, important ladies of the royal family were given another name at theirmarriage or at some other significant event in their lives, and that new name was commonly used bythe public. Shah Jahans real name was Shahab-ud-din, and he was known as Prince Khurram beforeascending to the throne in 1628. Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years,employing twenty thousand workers. It was completed in 1648 C.E. at a cost of 32 Million Rupees.The construction documents show that its master architect was Ustad ‘Isa, the renowned Islamicarchitect of his time. The documents contain names of those employed and the inventory ofconstruction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multanwere employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukharaworked on many specialized tasks. The Taj stands on a raised, square platform (186 x 186 feet) withits four corners truncated, forming an unequal octagon. The architectural design uses theinterlocking arabesque concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrateswith the main structure. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and symmetry ofarchitectural elements. Its central dome is fifty-eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213feet. It is flanked by four subsidiary domed chambers. The four graceful, slender minarets are 162.5feet each. The entire mausoleum (inside as well as outside) is decorated with inlaid design of flowersand calligraphy using precious gems such as agate and jasper. The main archways, chiseled withpassages from the Holy Qur’an and the bold scroll work of flowery pattern, give a captivating charmto its beauty. The central domed chamber and four adjoining chambers include many walls andpanels of Islamic decoration. The mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a maingateway, an elaborate garden, a mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several otherpalatial buildings. The Taj is at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it. Thelarge garden contains four reflecting pools dividing it at the center. Each of these four sections is
  6. 6. further subdivided into four sections and then each into yet another four sections. Like the Taj, thegarden elements serve like Arabesque, standing on their own and also constituting the whole.Itmad-Ud-Daulah: Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulas Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj,for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir. Located on the left bank ofthe Yamuna River, the mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden criss-crossed by water coursesand walkways. The mausoleum itself is set on a base about 50 meters square and about 1 meterhigh. The mausoleum is about 23 meters square. On each corner are hexagonal towers, about 13meters tall. Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as ajewel box. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticeworkpresage many elements of the Taj Mahal. The walls are white marble from Rajasthan encrusted withsemi-precious stone decorations - cornelian, jasper, lapis lazuli, onyx, and topaz in images of cypresstrees and wine bottles, or more elaborate decorations like cut fruit or vases containing bouquets.Light to the interior passes through delicate jali screens of intricately carved white marble. Many ofNur Jahans relatives are interred in the mausoleum. The only asymmetrical element of the entirecomplex is that the cenotaphs of her father and mother have been set side-by-side, a formationreplicated in the Taj MahalDay 4| Agra Fatehpursikri Jaipur(by Road 230kms approx in 4hrs 10min)Early morning after the breakfast get drive to Jaipur, en- route to visit Fatehpur Sikribuilt by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity ofwater. See the graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti,Panch Mahal and other palaces. In the afternoon/evening reached there at Jaipur andstay overnight at the hotel.Fatehpur Sikri: It is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Itwas the political capital of Indias Mughal Empire under Akbars reign, from 1571 until 1585, when itwas abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. It is located in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India. Thename of the place came after Mughal Emperor Babur defeated Rana Sanga in a battle at a placecalled Khanwa (about 40 KM from Agra). Then Mughal Emperor Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikrihis headquarters. So he built this majestic fort. But due to shortage of water he had to ultimatelymove his headquarters to Agra Fort. After the blessing of Sufi Saint Salim Chisti Akbar was blessedwith a male child who became the heir to his throne. He was named Salim (after the name of SufiSaint Salim), later to become Emperor Jahangir. The tomb "Salim Chisti Ka Mazar" was built inhonour of Sufi saint Salim Chishti in 1571 by Akbar. The fort is situated at 27° 05 N latitude and 77°39 E longtitude and a mean altitude of 708 meters above sea level. Fatehpur Sikri shared its imperialduties as a capital city with Agra, where a bulk of the arsenal, treasure hoards, and other reserveswere kept at its Red Fort for security. During a crisis, the court, harem, and treasury could beremoved to Agra, only 26 miles away, less than a days march. Innovations in land revenue, coinage,military organization, and provincial administration emerged during the Fatehpur Sikri years. It isregarded as Emperor Akbars crowning architectural legacy. Indeed, its numerous palaces, halls, andmasjids satisfy his creative and aesthetic impulses, typical of Mughals. Fatehpur Sikri is a WorldHeritage Site. Some contemporary Indian architects, notably B. V. Doshi, have cited it as an importantsource of inspiration. Architect or layperson, this city generally captures the imagination and wonderof all who experience its urban spaces and see its buildings. Charles and Ray Eames, cited FatehpurSikri in the landmark India Report that led to the conception of the National Institute of Design,Indias premiere design school. It is here, that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the ninejewels or navaratnas, were born. The legendary musician Tansen is said to have performed on anisland in the middle of the tank Anup Talao (lit. anup= without metaphor, unmatched). A strong
  7. 7. belief comes across from generations that a tunnel from here stretches to delhi and from there tolahore and on the other end to Agra. Due to non maintenance the tunnel had been closed in 1952 atapprox 500m. Eventually, it is believed that water sources dried up and the fort had to beabandoned.Day 5| JaipurAfter breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the Pink City, founded in 1727 byMaharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber. Reach there and check inat the hotel. Then go for local sightseeing. Explore the beautifularchitecture of HAWA MAHAL, BIRLA TEMPLE and JANTARMANTAR, the go to see the well preserve history in the MUSEUM. Aftervisiting all the tourist places come back to the hotel for overnight stay.Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is themost stunning sight in the city of Jaipur. The palace, part of a huge complex, overlooks one of Jaipursmain streets and was originally constructed to offer women of the court a vantage point, behindstone-carved screens, from which to watch the activities taking place in the bazaar and thesurrounding streets. Hawa Mahal Jaipur five-story, pyramid-shaped structure is made up of smallcasements, each with tiny windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices, exquisitely modeled andcarved. Its façade makes Hawa Mahal look more like a screen than a palace. Its top three stories arejust a single room thick but at the base are two courtyards. It is a fifty-foot high thin shield, less thana foot in thickness, but has over 900 niches and a mass of semi-octagonal bays, carved sandstonegrills, finials and domes, which give this palace its unique façade. Hawa Mahal or Hawa Mahal Jaipuris also popular as "Palace of Winds" and it is designed by Lal Chand Usta and this name of the palaceis given because Hawa Mahal has about 953 windows through which wind or (hawa) flows and keepthe palace cool. Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the Worldand this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of thefive astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the periodbetween 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar wasnamed as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation ofthe term, it is changed to the recognized name. Jantar Mantar has a remarkable collection ofarchitectural astronomical instruments. It portrays noteworthy attempt of the ancestors, who wereinterested in astronomy and knowledge of celestial bodies. Above all, this observatory still, providesaccurate information, which can be compared with todays modern instruments undeniably. Thecompound instruments, whose settings and shapes are designed depicts the forte of Medieval IndianAstronomy. Jantar Mantar is wholly constructed with stone and marble. The observatory hasfourteen statistical instruments for measuring time, predicting eclipses and to ascertain otherastronomical events. Amongst all the instruments, the Sundial usually attracts the maximumattention of people, which tells the time to an accuracy of about two seconds in local time of Jaipur.Jantar Mantar was carefully renovated in 1901 and was declared a national monument in 1948.Today, Jantar Mantar has become a major tourist attraction in Jaipur.City Palace: City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark inJaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among thevarious forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture.City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards andbuildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grandbuildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers. A part of the exquisite Palace still makeshome for the former Maharaja/ King. The premises consists several buildings like Chandra Mahal,
  8. 8. Mubarak Mahal, Mukut Mahal, Maharanis Palace, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City PalaceMuseum. One would come across the Mubarak Mahal, as one enters the first square. MubarakMahal was built by Sawai Madho Singh in the 19th century to entertain his guests. Today, it hasconverted into a costume gallery, which displays royal attires of the Kings. After crossing the firstsquare, a beautiful gateway welcomes to Diwan-I-Khas, a hall meant for private audience. It has twosterling silver vessels on display and they are acclaimed to be the worlds largest silver vessel. Thesevessels were made for Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II to carry water from River Ganga to drink onhis trip to England. Diwan-I-Aam, which was meant for public audience, forms the other attraction ofthis courtyard. At present, it makes an art gallery showcasing enthralling painted ceilings and rareancient handwritten original manuscripts of Hindu scriptures. In the series, Maharanis Palace, whichwas meant for royal queens, has been converted into a museum, showcasing weapons dated back to15th century. Chandra Mahal is essentially regarded as the best part, out of the whole tour to CityPalace. It has seven stories and each story is known by a different name. The topmost story is knownas Mukut Mahal. The wonderful architecture of this Palace with delicate paintings, mirror work onwalls and floral decorations, makes it a "must-see" for every visitor. In the present day, this palaceserves as the residence of ex-ruler. Badal Mahal stands opposite to Chandra Mahal and whilecrossing the path, one would find Govind Dev Ji Temple between them. Above all these, the Palacealso offers delicacies in its multi cuisine restaurant. To sum up, the City Palace is a structure ofhistorical importance and a souvenir of the regal past. The palace, with its royal grace stands as asymbol of magnificence. All these features of City Palace leave the tourists with no other option, butto visit it.Birla Temple: Birla Temple forms one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Birla Temple ofJaipur looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. Birla Mandir, in pure white marble,dominates the skyline of southern part of Jaipur. The enormous temple was built during theyear 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple isdedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess ofwealth. Due to this reason, Birla Temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple. The BirlaMandir is situated just below the renowned Moti Dungri Fort. Built in a contemporarymanner, Laxmi Narayan Mandir covers the vast lands of the city of Jaipur. The temple standserect on a raised platform, at the footsteps of the Moti Dungri Hill. Birla Mandir isconstructed in the finest quality of white marble. The three huge domes of the templerepresent three different approaches to the religion. The beautiful white marble templemesmerizes the onlookers, when it glows at night. The attractive stained windows glasswindows of the temple depict scenes from Hindu Mythology. The idols of the temple look soreal as if, they would utter a word just now. Amongst all the idols, the marble idol ofGanesha is a masterpiece which looks almost-transparent. The idols of Lord Vishnu and hisconsort, Lakshmi attract the attention, being made out from one piece of marble. The temple alsoportrays great historical achievers, philosophers and religious saints such as Socrates, Zarathustra,Christ, Buddha, and Confucius. The Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a modern architectural marvel,surrounded by lush green gardens. The fascinating exteriors of the temple are carved splendidly withbeautiful sculptures based of mythological themes, while the interiors have a large marble panelportraying mythological events. The Birla Temple has a museum too, which showcases the ancestralvaluables of the Birla family. Birla Mandir / Laxmi Narayan Temple are a masterpiece of art andtourists should not miss this architectural spiritual heritage on their trip to Jaipur.Day 6| Jaipur
  9. 9. After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an excursion to AMBER FORTin the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Enjoy thewonderful carvings and minute mirror work on the walls & ceilings. Inthe evening proceed to Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village. It is one its ownkind, each of the detailed work in the village tells you about the cultureand tradition of Rajasthan. It could be Camel Rides, Elephant Rides,Tonga Rides, Bullock Cart Rides, Bow n Arrows, Turbans or food, it willmake you feel a KING. Dinner and cultural program will be organized foryou at Chokhi Dhani. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.Amber Fort: Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwahaclan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in whitemarble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystalmirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort isusually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I.However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. The outerappearance of the Fort, being rough and craggy is totally different from its core. The interior of theFort provides a soothing and warm ambience, which is least expected from its outer appearance. Themarvelous decoration of the Amer Fort is influenced by both, the Hindu and Muslim manner ofornamentation. Exquisite paintings of hunting scenes on the walls depict the temperament of theRajputs, who were adventurous, revolutionary and self-indulgent. The intricate carvings on the wallsand ceilings simply astonish the visitors. The minute mirror work adds to the grand appearance androyalty of the halls. The Amer Fort undoubtedly captivates the tourists with its artistic quality ofdelicate work. The mighty walls guarantee the protection of the Fort against the invasion of theenemies. The Fort is divided into four subparts. Kali Temple, which is also known as Shila DeviTemple, forms the part of the Fort. It is renowned for its glorious past, huge silver lions and silverdoors. The Hall of Public Audiences, Diwan-I-Aam is a pavilion with double row of columns. GaneshPol, another feature of the Fort, directs the way to the inhabited apartments of the King. The Hall ofVictory, Jai Mandir has a stunning ceiling comprised of mirror work and an inlaid panel. The Fort hasnumerous other halls and pavilions with their own specific attraction. The best part of this touristattraction situated on a crafty hill, is the royal elephant ride. The flawless beauty of the Fort can beenjoyed royally with an elephant ride. Amber/Amer Fort is the part of Jaipur and its royalty. A trip toJaipur would be definitely incomplete, without the visit to this imperial Fort of Amber.Chokhi Dhani: Capturing the spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring the perfect Rajasthani experience isChokhi Dhani, a unique Village Resort. Chokhi Dhani literally means a “fine hamlet” i.e. aquintessential village that offers an ideal pastoral experience. Away from the urban life the quaintmud and thatch dwellings in the resort give the right blend of traditions - modern amenities in typicalethnic environmen t. An ideal place for a perfect vacation is Chokhi Dhani Resort and what makes itso?... Without further contemplation it is the multiple facilities fulfilling all needs of guests. ChokhiDhani has incorporated all that is needed to make a guest’s stay, a memory. Its continualimprovement system always maintains the standards. So guests may rest assured that their comfortis in right hands. Chokhi Dhani Resort literally meaning the "Fine Hamlet" is a 5 star Ethnic resort, theonly one of its kind in the country. With quaint mud & thatch dwellings set in sprawling acreage ofland, it has 65 cottages, 8 Haveli Suits, 4 Conferences Halls, Bindola - the ethnic restaurant, Aarogosa- the multicuisine restaurant, Kesar Kyari - outdoor barbeque, Chaupal, Chandi Mahal Bar, Rhun Jhun- Discotheque cum bar, Kesariya - The Sansha Spa. Embedded with the richness and variety ofRajasthani culture is Kotri, Chokhi Dhani’s Lobby. It brings a churn of the ethnicity that lies inRajasthan- bamboo net ceilings, mud plastered walls, paintings, murals, beautifully carved furnitureand artifacts.
  10. 10. Day 7 | Jaipur Delhi (245kms 3hrs 40min)In the morning get driven to Delhi. Reach Delhi and check in to your prebooked hotel. Check in and relax. You can go for a city tour with thechauffer driven car, the local sightseeing to places like India Gate, QutubMinar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, amarvelous piece of art, etc. Stay overnight at the hotel.Akshardham Temple: Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. It wasconsecrated in November 2005 by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS(the organization responsible for the creation of Akshardham) and ceremoniously dedicatedto the nation by the President of India, Abdul Kalam and the Prime Minister, ManmohanSingh.[1] Sitting on the banks of the Yamuna River, adjacent to the proposed CommonwealthGames village, the complex features a large monument, crafted entirely of stone, permanentexhibitions on Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Hinduism, an IMAX, musical fountain, and largelandscaped gardens. The main building at the centre of the complex is a 141-foot-highmonument to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Designed according to ancient Vedic texts known asthe Sthapatya-Shastra, it features a blend of architecutral styles from across India. Withinthe monument, under the central dome, there is an 11-foot-high gilded image of BhagwanSwaminarayan. He is surrounded by the gurus of the sect. The building itself is constructedentirely from Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian Carrara marble, and features no steel orconcrete. Its height and location on the banks of the Yamuna mean its presence is felt fromafar, and its carved details of flora, fauna, dancers, musicians and deities covering itssurfaces from top to bottom, leave most visitors in awe.Lotus Temple: It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The Baháí Faith isthe youngest of the worlds independent religions. Its founder, Baháulláh (1817-1892), isregarded by Baháís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches backbeyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ andMuhammad. The central theme of Baháulláhs message is that humanity is one single raceand that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Baháulláh said, hasset in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class,creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principalchallenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assistthe processes of unification.Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is anarchitectural marvel of the 13th century. Also a must is the visit to Ashoka Pillar dating backto the 5th century. Though made of iron it has with stood the weathers of time.A veryinteresting belief is assigned to this pillar- Stand with your back to the pillar, and if you canhold your hands around it, then make a wish and it will surely come true. Try it. You donthave to an archaeologist to find out about the past of your country. Simply visiting historicmonuments helps you to understand it & can also lead you to grab some useful information,you never realized before. A distinct present from the past, Qutub Minar has inspiredexplorers and travelers through the ages. Qutb-ud-Din Aibak laid the foundation of QutabMinar in AD 1199 for the use of Muazzin to give calls for prayer and raised the first storey,to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsud-DinIitutmish. Viewing it is a truly surreal experience as Qutub Minar is still the highest stonetower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. It is covered withintricate carvings and deeply inscribed verses from the Koran.
  11. 11. India Gate: India Gate is constructed as a memorial and was built in the memory of 90,00soldiers who laid down their lives during world war I. Located at Rajpath, India Gate is 42 mhigh and is popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. India Gate also acts aspopular pinic spot during winter. Also known as the All India War Memorial, India Gate wasdesigned and constructed by Lutyens. He was the one who is considered the chiefproclaimed in designing the New Delhi plans.Red Fort: Emperor Shah Jahan built Delhis most magnificent monument, the Red Fort andabove is the red fort picture . In 1638 Shah Jahan shifted the Mughal Empires capital fromAgra to Delhi. A new royal palace known as Red Fort or Red Fort Delhi (Lal Qila) wasconstructed. It was begun in 1639 and completed in 1648. The name Red Fort comes fromthe massive red sandstone walls that surround it. The Red Fort has walls extending up to 2kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the cityside. The Red Fort Delhi has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gate. Thelatter faces Chandni Chowk, the citys most crowded but diverse market. The Red Fort alsohouses the Diwan-i-Aam or the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit on amarbled paneled alcove, studded with gems, and listen to the complaints of the commonpeople. The Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience, where private audiences weregranted. This hall is made of marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock Throne,which was studded with rubies and gems. Today, although the Diwan-i-Khas is only a paleshadow of its original glory, yet the verse of Amir Khusro “If there is Paradise on the face ofearth, it is here, it is here, it is here" reminds us of its former glory. The Rang Mahal or thePalace of Colours as it is known, holds a spectacular Lotus shaped fountain, made out of asingle piece of marble, and housed the Emperors wives and mistresses. The otherattractions enclosed within this monument are the “Hammams” or the Royal Baths, theShahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahans private working area, and the Moti Masjid or thePearl Mosque. Even today, the Red Fort (Lal Qila) is an eloquent reminder of the glory of theMughal Empire. Shah Jahan when comes to Delhi after ruling Agra laid the foundation stoneof Red Fort Delhi in 1618 and finally its inauguration was done in 1647.Jama Masjid: It is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road infront of the Red Fort. Built between 1644 and 1658, Jama Masjid is one of the lastarchitectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spacious courtyard of the JamaMasjid holds thousands of faithful. Jama Masjid is located on a mound in the heart of the oldcity and projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. Jama Masjid Mosque was built in redsandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or "mosque commanding view of the world", the Jama Masjid stands at the center ofthe erstwhile capital city of the Mughals, Shahjahanbad. The Jama Masjid was completedunder the supervision of Saadullah Khan, the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan. A sum of Rs 10lakhs was spent on the construction of the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is built on a redsandstone porch, about 30 feet (10 m) from the level of the ground and is about 1400 squareyards (1200 m²) in extent. The Jama Masjid has three gateways, four towers and twominarets. The gateways in the north and south are led by a fleet of steps. The main entranceis on the eastern side facing the red fort. It was probably used by the emperors. The tower ofthe Jama Masjid is made up of five distinctive storeys. Each one of the storeys has aprojecting balcony. The adjoining edifices are beautifully done with calligraphy. The firstthree stories of the Jama Masjid tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth one is madeof marble, while the fifth is made of sandstone. The Jama Masjid is covered with intricatecarvings and has verses inscribed from the holy Koran. The grand Red fort (Lal Qila) standson the eastern side of the Jama Masjid.Delhi: A Transition through Time - As you walk along the narrow by lanes of this city of dreams, treadsoftly. Every crumbling wall has a story to tell. Every yesterday is replete with history. Rulers havecome and gone. The city has lived through wars and resurrection, repeatedly rising from the ashes.
  12. 12. Cradling civilizations since times immemorial Delhi goes back hundreds of thousands of years backinto time.Stone tools belonging to early Stone Age were discovered from the Aravalli tracts in and aroundAnangpur, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus, the northern ridge and elsewhere - evidencethat the Early Man lived here. Excavations at Mandoli and Bhorgarh in east and north-west Delhirespectively have thrown up remains of chalcolithic period dating back to 2nd millennium BC, 1stmillennium BC as well remains of 4th-5th century AD have been traced here. The excavations of theancient mound of Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas, located within the fold of the sixteenthcentury Purana Qila revealed evidence of continuous habitation of the site for almost 2500 years.According to the Mahabharata, the Pandavas founded their capital Indrapratha in the region knownas Khandava-prastha. Delhi was also witness to the glories of the Maurya Empire during 3rd centuryBC. The Ashokan edict engraved on a rock in East of Kailash as well as remains found in Purana Quilaexcavations belonging to the Mauryan period point to Delhis importance during this era.The first city of Delhi, Lal Kot was founded by the Tomar ruler Anangpal, in the 11th century. It wasextended to Qila Rai Pithora by King Vigraharaja IV (Circa 1153-64). Qutbuddin Aibak became Delhisfirst Sultan in 1206 and laid the foundations of the Qutb Minar, Indias tallest stone tower at the siteof the first city of Delhi subsequently the kings of the Sultanate dynasties, Khaljis, Tughluqs Sayyidsand Lodis continued to build. New cities as Delhi grew.The second city around Siri by Alaud-Din Khalji (1296-1316); Tughlaqabad, the third city built byGhiysud-Din Tughlug (1321-51); Firuzabad, the fifth city of Delhi, is now represented by Kotla FiruzShah, founded by Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351-88). It was Humayun who laid the foundations of thesixth city - Dinpanah. This was destroyed and reconstructed as the Purana Qila by Sher Shah Surihowever, it was the Mughals who took Delhi to the zenith of architectural glory. While someconstruction activities did continue during the reign of Akbar (1556-1605) and Jehangir (1605-27), itwas Shah Jehan (1628-58) who built the seventh city, Shahjahanabad which remained the Mughalcapital until 1857. The British in 1911 shifted the capital of India to Delhi. The eighth city of NewDelhi took shape in the imperial style of architecture. From then to now Delhi continues to throbwith vitality and hop. The ruins and ramparts still stand tall in dignity - and amidst them rise modernbuildings and giant skyscrapers. Its a breathtaking synthesis of yesterday and tomorrow, the holdingon to the past and surging ahead to the future.Day 8 /9 /10 / 11 | Delhi Goa (Drop To Hotel)After breakfast at the hotel, board the flight for Goa. On arrival at Goa, get transferredto your booked hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. These 4 days with leisure timerelaxing at the beaches of Goa. You will enjoy the Goan culture, Goan cousin andexplore the tourist paradise and the last day pick from the hotel and drop to the Goaairport.Goa: Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa islocated on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificentscenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses havemade Goa a firm favorite with travelers around the world. But then, Goa is much more thanjust beaches and sea. It has a soul which goes deep into unique history, rich culture andsome of the prettiest natural scenery that India has to offer.Much of the real Goa is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland awayfrom the coastal area. Legends from Hindu mythology credit Lord Parshuram, anincarnation of Lord Vishnu with the creation of Goa. Over the centuries various dynastieshave ruled Goa. Rashtrakutas, Kadambas, Silaharas, Chalukyas, Bahamani Muslims and mostfamously the Portuguese have been rulers of Goa.
  13. 13. Goan CuisineFish and rice are the staple Goan food and the main occupation is tourism – over a millionpeople visit the beaches of Goa each year. Goa combines old Portuguese architecture, and adistinct Portuguese flavour to the lifestyle, with a history that abounds with Indianmythology. Christmas, New Year, the Mardi Gras-like carnival, the Holi (Shimgo) parades, alladd to the year round festivities. Thousands of people gather to view the body of St. FrancisXavier once every five years at the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Portuguese, Gomantak and othercuisines have all blended into the local cuisine and sorpotals, bebincas washed down withcashew fenis are a must with every visitor.Goan CultureAbout – Goa CultureGoa is known for its easy going and relaxed culture. Goa is a place where the people are deeprooted in their culture yet ahead with time and trends. Offering a truly unique culture Goa has ablend of people belonging to different religious coexisting in peace and harmony.Music Goa is synonymous with its Jazz music. A lot of Goan singers have become householdnames today. Goan music involves the usage of violin, piano and mandolin at large. The localKonkani Song can be categorized in four sections. The first one illustrates mere melody andrhyme and is known as fugdi or dhalo. The second one combines western and local music butpreserves the Konkan flavor and is known as deknnis. The third one is a combination of local andglobal music along with Konkan such as dulpod and the fourth one has a deep influence of globalmusic and words in Konkani along with several Portuguese lyrics such as in Mando.Crafts of GoaGoa is well known for its rich art and crafts. Goan earthenware is famous worldwide for itsattractive water and flower pots, different types of sculptures and figures and panels, metal works,wooden carvings, bamboo crafts and different kinds of embroidery. The flea markets in Goa offera range of Goan handicrafts that are bought by people from all across the world because of itsuniqueness and traditional appeal.Goan FoodSynonymous with sea food in all corners of the world Goa is appreciated worldwide for itsKonkan, Portuguese, Bahamani and Nawabi cuisines. Goa is unmatched as far as food from thesea is concerned serving the widest range of fish, prawns, mussels, oysters and crabs Goa isheaven to the seafood connoisseur.Night life in GoaOften referred to as the most happening holiday destinations in India Goa is renowned all acrossthe globe for its night life. A state that believes in partying for almost every occasion Goa is saidto be better than the metros in this respect. It is said that Goa never sleeps. All night rave parties inGoa are the most sought after by youngsters in the country. The beaches come alive after thesunsets in Goa. The sound of music and the numerous lights on the beaches of Goa simply sweepyou off your feet.Day 12 / 13 / 14 | Goa MumbaiArrive at Mumbai airport in the morning. Our Company representative will receiveyou at the Airport. Board the car and drive to the pre booked hotel and get freshyourself.As per your requirement these 3 days also free for leisure activities.
  14. 14. (Pick By Our Transportation)Day 15| Mumbai Fly Back To Home…. (Drop ToAirport by Our Transportation)This day after breakfast at the Hotel, get driven to the Airport to boardyour flight (depend on the flight time) way back home with lots ofbeautiful memories. Services from Holiday India end here. ***Tour Ends***Cost of the TourPackage cost on 4* Deluxe and 5* Luxury accommodation isUSD 2160 per person(2 adults) on double occupancy3.09% GST (Government service tax) includedInclusions:Airport assistance on arrival & Departure.Accommodation 1 room on double Occupancy .Daily breakfast at the HotelAll airport transfers by Air conditioned chauffer driven luxury SUVToyota Innova Car(Photo Attach)Intercity transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned chaufferdriven luxury SUV Toyota Innova Car (Photo Attach)Entry to Chokhi Dhani and dinner – Ethnic village at JaipurElephant ride at Amber fort, JaipurTaj Mahal Entry Fee.Rickshaw Ride / Tonga Ride at Taj Mahal. Agra.Guide service (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur).Cake with one bottle of wine in Goa on day 10th .Domestic Flights (Delhi - Goa) (Goa - Mumbai)Note : Subject to be change(Airfare).
  15. 15. Toll taxes,parking and fuelAll applicable taxesExclusions:Extras at the hotelMeals other then breakfastDay 9, 10 ,11, 12 , 13, 14 [Transportation Cost is not added]Monuments entry feePersonal Purchase1. About the Company:Holiday India is a tour operating company with an impeccable record of consumer satisfaction.Our team of advisors here at Holiday India has been trained to provide the best service possibleto all our customers. With round the clock availability we have ensured that at no time do ourcustomers face any difficulty during their tours. Our branches are spread over the far reachesof the country which has aided us in our quest for excellence. We have a young and energeticteam that is motivated, professionally qualified and extremely competent. We have a traditionof maintaining an undying relationship and a strong bond with our customers even after theirtours for which we are always ready to go that extra mile. Holiday India has so far beensuccessful in meeting all demands of our esteemed customers with the expected and appropriateresponse owing to our affiliation with the best institutes and resorts in the leisure industry. Thesuccess of Holiday India is also attributable to the new and unique methodology adopted by us tokeep pace with changing times and the ever increasing levels and standards of service expectedby our customers. The tours that are offered to our clients are after a personal reconnaissanceby our scouts. This detailed planning has helped us in sweeping away all the lacunas that at timecreep into the travel plan.Important: Holiday India invests 3% of the income into charity. Please ask for institutions andcharity work supported by us. The current project Holiday India is investing is in educating girlchild.Facts and Figures:Registered Trademark: HOLIDAY INDIAYears in business: 22 yearsRecognitions: Approved Inbound Tour Operator (Department of Tourism, Ministry of TourismIndia)Type of Incorporation: Registered FirmNo of Employees: 65Appreciations: National Achievers Award for Travel & Tourism 2007, 2008 & 2009Turnover 2009 - 10: US$ 5 MillionLine of Business: Inbound Tours (FIT & Small Groups) & Corporate Tours (MICE) for Fortune500 CompaniesInsurers: Kotak Mahindra
  16. 16. Qualifications of Employees: 85% MBA Tourism, 15% Bachelor of Tourism AdministrationBankers: ICICI Bank Ltd & Kotak Mahindra BankLocations: Head office + 2 branch office in New Delhi, the capital of IndiaAssociate Offices: Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Srinagar,Leh, Darjeeling,Kathmandu, Ahmedabad & HaridwarOfficial Website: www.holidayindia.net No of Inbound Tourists Handled (Till Date): 53492. Weather in India & Advise:October - March: winter for India. A great time to travel most of the continent as it is muchcooler and more comfortable to travel. Temperatures average 20 degree Celsius and can getcooler in the evenings. In the Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir region it is even colder with much ofKashmir under snow over these months.Advise: Peak Season. Hotel Rates & Air Travel are at peak. Bookings should be made atleast 3 –6 months in advance. Supplements apply during Christmas & New Year.June - August: monsoon for most of India. Little humid and rains throughout the country. Mildshowers in Rajasthan & parts of Gujarat hence one can plan on visiting these places. Despite thefact that it arrives - and can arrive early or late - the monsoon may not conform to an expectedpattern you may have a few hours torrential downpour followed by sunshine; or you may havedays or weeks of overcast skies and drizzly rain not unlike what you get in northern Europe. Justcarry an umbrella at all times and wear leather sandals or sport sandals.Advise: Off-season. Accommodations and Air travel are cheaper then winters. National WildlifeParks are closed during monsoons. You can get 5 star accommodations at the price of 3 Star.April - May: pretty hot across most of India. Good time to visit the Himalaya regions ofHimachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Leh & Uttranchal as the temperatures are cooler than the south.Kashmir & Leh do not have a monsoon season so you can trek all the way through to November.Rajasthan & Gujarat hardly receive any rainfall, hence it is a good time for budget travelers topack their bags and explore the country.Advise: Off-season. Accommodation and Air travel are cheapest during this period. Despite theweather restrictions, a lot of tourists visit India during this period as the cost for travel andstay are at minimum.3. Visa & VaccinationTo enter India you need a valid passport, visa and an onward/return ticket. If your passport islost or stolen, immediately contact your country’s representative. It’s wise to keep photocopiesof your airline ticket and the identity and visa pages from your passport in case of emergency.There are restrictions on entry for some nationalities. Incase the local visa issuing officerequires a certificate from a registered organization in India, the same can be requested at thetime of booking. Visitors also need a valid permit to visit certain restricted/protected areas.Here is a comprehensive list of vaccinations advised to those visiting India. to India.vaccination, especially if their period of stay is more than 6 months.
  17. 17. through any yellow-fever-infected area like Africa.month and travelling to rural areas or travellers engaging in extensive unprotected outdooractivities in rural areas, especially after dusk.There are some health risks in India like Cholera, Dengue Fever, Dysentery, Malaria andMeningitis. Travellers are advised to take precautionary measures against the same.4. Getting HereAn onward or return air ticket is a condition of the tourist visa, so few visitors buy internationaltickets inside India. The cheapest time to visit is generally the monsoon (June to August).Major International Airports in India:North India: New Delhi, AmritsarWest India: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, GoaEast India: Kolkata, GuwahatiSouth India: Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram5. Declarations & Policies1) Holiday India will select the hotel(s) for the tour. Prior to the departure, Holiday India willprovide the Client with the hotel information, including the name, location, and telephone numberof the hotel. In advance of the tour, the Client will inform Holiday India whether he or sheprefers a shared room or a single room. The Client shall inform Holiday India if the Client hasany special needs, including a smoking or non-smoking room. If the Client expresses nopreference within a reasonable time before the tour, he/she shall get the run of the houseroom.2) Holiday India is not an Air Ticketing Agency but a Tour Company and shall make Air Travelarrangements for within India and/or International Travel only upon request from the customer.3) We suggest that guests avoid traveling by public transport unless there is no air connection.The public transport system like the trains and busses are not hygienic and unorganized.Securing reservations in Trains is also a problem these days due to the population. Many timesyour reservation might be turned down if a VIP is traveling. The time table is also not strictlyadhered to and you might just loose 1 day of your itinerary because of the train running late.Reservations can be secured 3 months in advance.4) Hotels in India believe in self rating and this is why not all claims made on their websites aretrue. Hence we suggest that you go with our choice of hotels as by booking them directly youmight be overcharged even after commitment.5) Holiday India, in its discretion, may substitute portions of the tour, including, but not limitedto, sightseeing, hotels, and restaurants, prior to, and during, the tour. Holiday India will fullyexplain such substitutions to the Client as such substitutions become known to Holiday India.6)During local or national holidays, some facilities, such as museums and shops, may close oroperate on limited schedules. On such occasions, Holiday India may make itinerary adjustments
  18. 18. to minimize inconvenience to the Client. Holiday India will inform the Client well in advance ofthe departure date if any such adjustments need to be made.7) Only 20 kgs of check-in luggage and 1 hand bag with not more then 5 kgs is allowed on alldomestic flights. The Client is solely responsible for complying with baggage restrictions andpaying any fees imposed for noncompliance. Holiday India encourages the Client to contact theairline regarding size and weight restrictions in advance of the tour. Holiday India is notresponsible for any damage to, or loss of, the Client’s luggage.8) Holiday India strongly encourages the Client to carry Travel Insurance for the tour. HolidayIndia warns the Client that insurance carriers require travelers to purchase policies within alimited period of time from payment of the first deposit. The Client will be solely responsiblefor arranging travel insurance, and Holiday India will not be liable for any damages ordeficiencies in the Client’s travel insurance coverage.9) The standard check-in & check-out time for hotels in India is 12 noon and in some cases it is1400 hrs. The client needs to inform Holiday India for any early check-in or late check-out time.The early check-in can not be before 10 am and the last check-out can be 3 pm subject toavailability.10) The Client needs to notify Holiday India well in advance of any physical challenges or otherspecial needs that may require accommodation or support arrangements on the tour. HolidayIndia will use its best efforts to make accommodations for Clients with special needs, but ifsuch accommodations cannot reasonably be made, Holiday India will refund the Client’sdeposit/payments according the Cancellation Policy. The Client is responsible for bringing and/or purchasing any needed medical supplies. Holiday11)India is not responsible for the purchase of any Client medications or the cost involved for anymedical consultation, treatment or procedure.12)The transport provided by Holiday India for local sightseeing and excursions will be madeavailable to the guest on disposal basis but only for use within the city limits. To avoid risk thedrivers shall not drive longer then 10 hours in a day.13)Time wise itinerary has been prepared keeping in mind the standard time taken with moderatetraffic in the town. Holiday India holds no responsibility if any sightseeing or activity is delayeddue to traffic.14)If, due to weather, flight schedule changes / cancellations or other uncontrollable factors,the Client is required to spend any additional night(s) enroute to, or from, the Client’s gatewaycity, the Client will be responsible for his or her own hotel, transfers, meals, and other costs.Holiday India does not own oroperate the entities that provide goods and services during the tour. This includes, but, is notlimited to, lodging facilities, airline, guide services (from third party organizations), train, orother transport companies. All such entities are independent organizations

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