Jewels in the Crown - Deaf - 11 nights

New Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Agra

India and her culture is said to be older than the history itself. Her ancient history, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious life styles lived by the maharajas; adventures of chivalrous kings make her an enigma for travellers from all pa...

India and her culture is said to be older than the history itself. Her ancient history, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious life styles lived by the maharajas; adventures of chivalrous kings make her an enigma for travellers from all parts of the world. This programme is an attempt to unfold and an opportunity to understand, experience and enjoy her sublime beauty. Golden Treasures of North India, by far the most popular tour programme in entire subcontinent, offers a cross section of India's culture, history, sights, sounds, smells and tastes .

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  • The tour has been designed to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy the destination at a leisurely pace or explore more as per their choice. Do let us know if the explorer inside you is hungry for more and we will be able to provide more than enough.
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  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
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What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI

  • Day 2 DELHI

  • Day 3 DELHI

  • Day 4 DELHI - AGRA

  • Day 5 AGRA

  • Day 6 AGRA - JAIPUR

  • Day 7 JAIPUR

  • Day 8 JAIPUR

  • Day 9 JAIPUR - HYDERABAD

  • Day 10 HYDERABAD

  • Day 11 HYDERABAD

  • Day 12 DEPART HYDERABAD

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE DELHI
    • You arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will meet you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in. (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs/ early check-in is subject to availability).

      A labyrinth of historic relics, kitschy bazaars and bustling cityscapes, Delhi is a metropolis of manifold characters. India's capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a stirring amalgamation of fast spiralling skyscrapers, mega structures, historic pride, heritage monuments and an ethereal legacy. But its history isn't without delectable oomph. Home to a vast palate of Nizami, Punjabi, fusion and international cuisines, Delhi is a food lover's haven as well. With an unending line of food vendors orchestrating a symphony of fragrances, allow the city to treat you to its versatile and rich flavours - from street food of North India to gourmet fare, roadside dhabas to fine dining.

    • Hotel Ibis
    • The day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
  • Day 2
    DELHI
    • Hotel Ibis
    • Explore the city of Delhi.

      Following breakfast, start a mesmerising tour of the City of Djinns with a visit to Imperial Delhi, accompanied by your local guide. Soak in the grandiose of the city with a drive past the imposing 42-metre India Gate (war memorial arch), set amidst the sprawling gardens . With its eternal flame and the names inscribed on its arch, it affords a perfect tribute to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War.

      We now drive past the Parliament House & the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President's Residence), a structure epitomising India's strength, democratic traditions and secular character.

      Once you're done, your experience at these national monuments will only be outshined as you head next to the magnificent Tomb of Humayun. Considered a forerunner to the Taj Mahal, the Persian red sandstone structure evokes another era, and is bound to lure you with its majestic, old-world charm.

      We drive through the busy streets of Delhi, catching a glimpse of a bustling life not ready to stop at any point of time. We arrive at the 13th century buff sandstone tower, the Qutab Minar. In AD 1199, Qutbu'd-Din Aibak laid the foundation of this masterpiece in stone, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din Iltutmish.

      Qutub Minar, the leaning tower of India (it leans 2 feet off its axis) located in a lush green complex still stands tall despite being hit several times by lightening and earthquakes. Though, it was the first formal entry of Islamic rule in India, its various structures offer very interesting insights into its architecture.

      Though the day is action-packed and busy, you may still get some time to indulge in retail therapy (time permitting) at the Emporio designer mall.

      Following your fill of sightseeing, return to the hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3
    DELHI
    • Hotel Ibis
    • Enjoy a city tour of Old Delhi.

      This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, visit the magical city of Old Delhi.

      Your introduction to the old city begins with a visit to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Situated on a mound in the heart of the erstwhile capital of the Mughals, this impressive red sandstone structure was built by Shah Jahan. It projects beautifully into the Old Delhi skyline with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.

      Get ready to hop on one of the most characteristic means of transport in India, the cycle rickshaw. Myriad colours, organised chaos, crowd, maze of narrow alleys, soothing fragrances, pungent smells, stray dogs and the holy cow - all this and much more comes your way as your cycle rickshaw skilfully meanders through the by lanes of the walled city of Shahjahanabad.

       

    • Afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure. If you want us to provide you with transport at an additional charge, please let us know a day in advance.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4
    DELHI - AGRA
    • Taj Vilas
    • Transfer from hotel in Delhi to hotel in Agra, en route visit Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb.

      After a hearty breakfast, it's time for a scenic and smooth drive to explore the renowned, ancient capital city of the Mughals, Agra, via the Express Highway (a journey of 202 km / 4.5-hr drive approx). There are provisions along the way to stop for a cup of tea or coffee along with fairly clean washrooms.

      The reservoir of epic stories and wondrous romance, Agra is enveloped in a tapestry of magic and allure. Known to the world as the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra is a story woven by the Mughals with their political design and artistic propensity. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, forts and palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the empire that came to shape the ethos of the region for centuries to come. From the Taj Mahal to the massive Agra Fort, Agra is rife with beauty, opulence and an unfound grace.

      The charisma of times of yore greet you right at the outskirts of the city, as you stop to visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, popularly known as the 'Baby Taj'. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India and said to be a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal.

    • The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5
    AGRA
    • Taj Vilas
    • Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

      Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to the Taj - the epitome of marvellous Mughal architecture. Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna. A symphony in white marble, this is truly a tribute to eternal love.

      In order to protect the Taj Mahal from vehicular pollution, tourist vehicles are allowed only up to the designated parking zone, which is a short distance away from the Taj Mahal entrance. Here onwards, we are expected to board battery operated vehicles (golf cart / bus) to reach the main entrance of the Taj and back.

      We now head off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure, as you cruise conveniently through its palaces, pavilions and courtyards.

    • The afternoon is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6
    AGRA - JAIPUR
    • Hotel Ibis
    • Transfer from hotel in Agra to hotel in Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

      Following breakfast, take the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to Jaipur (a journey of 230 km / 7 hrs approx).

      Make a stop at the deserted fort of Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerising capital city built by Akbar in honour of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.

      Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

      Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as the Pink City'as its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Jaipur is steeped in Rajput history and is characterised by sites such as the City Palace with its astronomical observatory, Hawa Mahal and the beautiful Amber Fort. Jaipur is a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7
    JAIPUR
    • Hotel Ibis
    • Visit Amber and photo stop at Hawa Mahal.

      Post breakfast, enjoy half a day of sightseeing tour of Amber Fort with photo stop at Hawa Mahal.

      You begin your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). The towering five-storeyed wonder is a magical, pink sandstone, honeycombed building that's straight out of a fairy tale. The spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires will leave you awestruck. This was probably the best way for the secluded royal women to view the happenings of the city, as the Purdah (veil system) was very much in practice.

      Continue your tour as you drive to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated in the arid hills outside Jaipur city. The fort is washed in a pretty pastel yellow colour and divided into four main sections, each with its own entry gate and courtyard. It is surrounded by an almost impregnable wall, with fortified battlements overlooking the Maota Lake. Till date, there are age-old ruins and remains that are scattered over the Aravalli hills and crenellated walls that interlace the surrounding area, very much reminiscent of the Great Wall of China.

      Wander around exploring sections of this palace renowned for its intricate design and decor. Within the complex is Ganesh Pol (Ganesh gate), an imposing gateway painted with enthralling images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. A few moments gazing at the architecture will reveal an interesting mix of Rajput and Mughal styles.

    • Take the afternoon at leisure to explore and soak in the city.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8
    JAIPUR
    • Hotel Ibis
    • Explore the city of Jaipur.

      The day begins at a leisurely pace.

      You start the day with a tour of the Pink City. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the sections of the City Palace. A repository of Rajasthani artefacts and culture, it houses a remarkable collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs, an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, intricately designed carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Next, proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built in the 18th century. Known for its ingenuity, this scientific 'play-ground' paved the way for modern astronomy.

      Late in the afternoon, explore the bustling bazaar of the Old City to shop for the famous Jaipuri textiles and jewellery.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9
    JAIPUR - HYDERABAD
    • Post breakfast, the morning is at leisure.
      Check out from your hotel by 1200 hrs/ late check-out is subject to availability.

      An Enable Travel representative will meet you at your hotel and facilitate your smooth transfer to the airport. We shall confirm your pick-up time in advance.

      Upon your arrival at the Hyderabad Airport, as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will meet you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in. (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs/ early check-in is subject to availability).

      The city of Pearls, Hyderabad retains its endearing old-world charm. The capital of the newly formed Telangana state, Hyderabad is brimming with heritage monuments, inviting lakes and parks, scrumptious food and an exciting shopping experience. Centuries of culture and traditions have come together to give you an unforgettable holiday. With lanes dotted with markets, chai shops and a symphony of sounds and lights, the city is worth a visit. Packed bazaars lure you in with incense, copper utensils and Hyderabadi pearls on offer. And the whimsical and old architecture palaces and erstwhile stately homes set the tone for this remarkable city.

    • Minerva
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 10
    HYDERABAD
    • Minerva
    • Half-day excursion to Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs.

      Today, post breakfast, we embark on a half-day excursion to Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs.

      The majestic Golconda Fort was originally founded by the Kakatiyas. The heavily fortified structure was later expanded, by the Qutub Shahi Kings, into the mammoth fort that you see today. Eight massive gates studded with iron spikes protected the fort eons ago, from invaders attempting to batter the defenses. Later, we continue to the tombs of the Qutab Shahi kings that lie just outside the outer wall of the Golconda fort. Lush green lawns provide the perfect serenity for these 21 exquisite domed granite tombs with beautifully carved stoned framework. The grandeur of the Golkonda kings comes shining through the unique architectural mix of Persian, Pathan and Hindu elements.

    • Hyderabad has lots more to offer and we leave this afternoon for you to go and explore it for yourself. While transportation for second half of the day is not included, please feel free to ask our representative for any assistance you may require.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 11
    HYDERABAD
    • Minerva
    • Visit the Charminar.

      After a good breakfast, we have an opportunity to visit one of the boutiques in the heart of the old city for a private viewing of some exquisite textiles. Continue to the magnificent Charminar. This structure stands as a resilient sentinel in the heart of the old city. Charminar is the most iconic structure in Hyderabad, rising up to a height of 56 m. It has a remarkable square gateway with 4 towering minarets. There are 149 circular steps inside each minaret and one of them is open for tourists to climb and enjoy a bird's eye view of the city. A stone's throw from the monument is a bustling bazaar that will lure you in with its famed pearl and jewellery shops, perfume and attar (natural perfume) dealers and colourful bangle sellers. Wander around a bit and you will find yourself drawn in by hypnotic sights, a flurry of colours and heavenly aromas.

    • The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 12
    DEPART HYDERABAD
    • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the comfort of your hotel. Check out time from your hotel is 1200 hours.

      Today, you bid farewell to your Jewels in the Crown Tour, continuing onwards to your next destination.

    • Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation

  • New Delhi
    3 nights

    Hotel Ibis

    Economy Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • AGRA
    2 nights

    Taj Vilas

    Economy Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Internet
  • JAIPUR
    3 nights

    Hotel Ibis

    Economy Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Internet
  • Hyderabad
    3 nights

    Minerva

    Superior Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Gym

Activities

  • Day 1
    City na
    • Supplement for Accompanying Guide
  • Day 1
    City na
    • Supplement for basic Mobile Phone
  • Day 1
    City na
    • Supplement for Sign Language Interpreter

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at all airports - 2 pieces of baggage per person.
  • Travel Insurance.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to Delhi / from Hyderabad. Your tour price starts Ex -Delhi.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Internal flights Jaipur-Hyderabad @ INR 6,000 per person. Please note that the fare mentioned is purely for indication only. Air fares are dynamic. Fare applicable at the time of ticketing will be applied for invoicing.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 904 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • 5% Goods and Services Tax.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 3 Star Economy 70,781 95,806
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 Homestay/boutique/heritage Heritage 71,268 98,731
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 4 Star Superior 88,006 1,32,206
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Deluxe 1,08,256 1,62,877
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Luxury 3,47,252 6,20,910

Before you Go

  • Red Fort, Delhi, remains closed to visitors on Mondays.
  • The Taj Mahal remains closed to visitors on Fridays.
  • Qutub Shahi Tombs remain closed to visitors on Fridays.
  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • Please note that most Indian hotels are not equipped with devices for deaf. Please carry the essential devices with you.
  • It is advisable to secure an Indian mobile phone SIM for easy communication with your tour consultant and other service providers.
  • Due to difference in infrastructure, crowds and cultural differences, travelling solo may not be convenient. If you are not travelling with an able bodied companion, it is advisable to request for a sign language interpreter.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 volts. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • The following monuments/sites are closed to visitors on:
    Red Fort, Delhi: Monday
    Taj Mahal, Agra: Friday

  • Check-in time will be 1400 hrs and Check-out time will be 1200 hrs.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • During the visit to the Taj Mahal, tourists are required to travel from the parking lot to the main gate (and back) on foot or by battery operated non air-conditioned vans. These vans cannot be pre-booked and guests will have to wait in queue for their turn. These vans are not wheelchair friendly. For our wheelchair-bound guests permission to drop and pick them up at the monument gate is subject to local conditions.
  • Visitors going to any religious places e.g. Jama Masjid (Delhi) should be modestly dressed. Admission will be denied to anyone wearing short pants/skirts, sleeveless T-shirts/blouses. Bare shoulders and midriffs are not permitted and should be covered with shawls.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • In case, at the time of booking, we do not get the accommodation in the same hotels, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised to you accordingly.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.

  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in Public Places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a "force majeure" situation. In these Booking Conditions, "force majeure" would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.