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Luxury FAM Trip - India with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces - 15 Days

Delhi • Varanasi • Khajuraho • Agra • Fatehpur Sikri • Jaipur • Udaipur  • Mumbai

     (Tour Number: EJIFAM - Taj - 092018)
Dates - 2018 City
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SEP 6 Departure
Depart independently for New Delhi, India
SEP 7 Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and transfer to hotel. Balance of the at leisure. Delhi is a city of immense past. Seven mighty empires have risen, ruled the sub-continent & fallen here. It is dotted with hundreds of landmarks and has accumulated a tremendous heritage of art, architecture and culture. New Delhi, the present capital of the largest democracy in the world, is the creation of world famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Attractions include, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, Red Fort- a Massive fort built by master builder Shah Jahan; Jama Masjid- the largest mosque in Asia; Jantar Mantar- the medieval observatory designed & built by Maharajah Jai Singh of Jaipur; the 16th century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun; Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Shantivana- the cremation site of Jawaharlal Nehru.

City tour of New and old Delhi will include  Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jam Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Raj Ghat- where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, National Museum and Baha'i Temple City tour of old Delhi in the afternoon. 
Taj Mahal
SEP 8 Delhi City tour of New and old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat , Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Mosque) and local bazaars. Taj Mahal
SEP 9 Varanasi Fly to Varanasi. City tour visiting Sarnath, Aurangzeb Mosque, various temples, Well of Knowledge.  (B) Taj Ganges
SEP 10 Varanasi Boat cruise on Ganges at dawn and bathing Ghats.
Taj Ganges
SEP 11 Khajuraho Fly to Khajuraho. Visit World Heritage Chandela Temples (B) Radisson
SEP 12 Agra Transfer to Jhansi by coach en route visiting Orcha. Train to Agra. Taj Gateway
SEP 13 Agra City tour visiting Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itemad-ud-Daula (B) Taj Gateway
SEP 14 Jaipur Transfer to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri . The pink city, Jaipur, is known around the world for its people and exotic palaces, its culture & arts, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Palace of Winds & Amber Fort.

Jaipur: Jai Singh -a prince, soldier, planner and astronomer founded the rose pink capital city in 1728. The beautifully planned city is a tribute to the king considering that western world perhaps had very few-planned city in the eighteenth century. The observatory-Jantar Mantar- is an excellent example of the marvelous precision in astronomical calculators built in solid concrete. The City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and -Mughal art and architecture. Now a museum, it has fine collection of sculpture, carpets, paintings, manuscripts and armory. Jaipur's colorful bazaars, sandstone pink buildings, magnificent palaces reflect the past glory of this remarkable town.

A short drive from Jaipur is AMBER FORT, perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors - reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace. The fort is reached by riding an elephant or by jeep.

The city tour visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar.  City tour visiting city Palaces, Palace of Winds and Observatory.
Rambagh Palace / Taj Jai Mahal Palace
SEP 15 Jaipur A morning elephant ride will take you to Amber Fort and its sandstone palaces perched atop a hill. Within its precincts are Sheesh Mahal or chamber of mirrors reputedly the best in the world, Victory Hall and Pleasure Palace.  (B) Rambagh Palace / Taj Jai Mahal Palace
SEP 16 Udaipur
Fly to Udaipur, known as the most romantic city of India. It is interspersed with shimmering lakes, marble palaces and fountains. The City Palace is the largest of its kind. It is remarkable for its octagonal towers, brilliant multicolor mosaics of peacocks inlaid in tiles, inlaid mirror work and exquisite paintings. Sahelion ki Bari is fascinating garden-adorned by Lotus pool, a marble throne and finely sculptured cenotaphs (B)
Lake Palace
SEP 17 Udaipur 
City tour including City Palace, Jagdish Temple & Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of maids of honor).
(Optional: Sunset Boat ride on Lake Pichola) (B)
Lake Palace
SEP 18 Mumbai Fly to Mumbai. The afternoon city tour will include Hanging Gardens, Tower of Silence, Kamla Nehru Park, Gateway of India, National Museum and Crawford Market. (B) Taj Mahal Palace
SEP 19 Mumbai

Take a boat excursion to Elephanta Island Caves- the 7th century cave temples carved out of a hill rising from the Arabian Sea.

Checkout from the hotel by noon. Afternoon is free for independent activities.
Evening transfer to airport.
In time to coonect with most international flights.

Taj Mahal Palace
SEP 20 Mumbai

Depart on your onward journey.

FAM Tour Price: Per Person Travel Agents Companions Single Supp.
Land Tour with inter India air and train fares
(Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Mumbai)
$ 2595 $ 2790.00 $ 1050.00
Air Fare: Business Class - from
Call for current airfares
$ 1894.00
$3294.00 **

Air Fare from Canada and South America are available upon request.
Air Fare: Economy Class - from
Call for current airfares.
$ 770.00
$ 870.00 **

Tour Price Includes: Accommodation in award winning luxury Taj hotels and resorts as listed or similar, hotel roomtaxes, daily breakfast, private group transfers, escorted city tours, excursions, English speaking guides, entrance fee to monuments, air-conditioned transportation.

Airport Security Fee and Fuel Surcharges: Add as applicable. 
For flights included in itinerary in India $ 166.85.
For international flights: $629.19 in economy class or
$ 809.19 in business class.
(Taxes remain subject to change by airlines till ticketed.)
Government Tourist Service Taxes, Wildlife preservation fess, Park Entrance fee:
India: $ 225.73
(Taxes remain subject to change till paid)
To Book: Call 800.554.6342/ 312.332.4722. for availability. Or e-mail request at fams@exoticjourneys.com. A Reservation Form will be sent. Return completed form, a business card, and copy of current IATAN / ARC/ CLIA / TRUE list. Land only booking requires $ 500.00 deposit plus airfare $ 415.00 . Balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Air inclusive booking requires full airfare and land deposit.
Eligibility: IATAN / ARC / CLIA / TRUE/ ASTA / PATA - Industry membership ID required.
Notes: Companions are permitted. Limited seats are available for air inclusive bookings at the sole discretion of desinated airline. IATAN Reduced Rate application has to be submitted to airlines when advised. Space in Business Class is inventory controlled and limited. Deposits are fully refundable if space cannot be confirmed. Visa for India is available online and remains participants'’ responsibility. Log on to Resources for Travelers for visa forms. Return flight deviation fee is $ 100.00. Additional nights in Mumbai and Delhi are available only at the time of booking for $155.00 per person double plus taxes. If traveling on your own air, obtain tickets to Mumbai and return from Delhi. Individual escorted and private airport transfers available at $ 39.00 per person between 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM and $ 49.00 per person at other times. Inter India flight/s are in economy class. Bulk air on other airlines and gateway cities available upon request. Trip Insurance is mandatory. and must be purchased online within 14 days of deposit made at  Trip Insurance. See full cancellation policy at » Terms and Conditions. Prices reflect discounts for cash/check payments. Credit Card payments will have foreign exchange conversion fees of 4.98%. Itinerary and hotels remain subject to change if deemed necessary by Exotic Journeys and other participating suppliers. Tours documents and tour exchange vouchers will be mailed three weeks prior to departure. Flight tickets will be e-ticketed and issued by airline, usually 14 days prior to departure. Hotel check in time is 100 PM. Any changes to original booking requires $ 100.00 handling fee plus any other applicable charges/ tariff differences. Taxes and fuel surcharges remain subject to change.
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