Royal Sojourn - Vision Impaired - 4 nights

New delhi, Jaipur

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 par...

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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  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for vision impaired guests. It will will include the services of a specially trained driver and guides who will be able to bring alive all monuments and attractions to enhance the experiences. In addition to important monuments, we have included places that could delight an explorer's soul for the sounds, smells and tastes.
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574 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Optionals
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

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 - Jaipur

  • Day 4 Jaipur

  • Day 5 Jaipur Departure

  • Day 1
    Arrive Delhi
    • You will arrive at New Delhi International Airport. The airline staff would escort you through customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, to the exit at arrival terminal where an Enable Travel representative will receive 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 are subject to availability).

      A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarising you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

      A megacity with myriad faces, Delhi, the capital of India, has the allure of history and the liveliness of kitschy bazaars. A gateway to the country, today's Delhi is a potpourri of mixed cultures, mega structures, haunting antiquity and an ethereal legacy. Home to an unparalleled variety of Nizami, Punjabi, fusion and international cuisines, Delhi is a food lover's paradise. Swim through the numerous chowks and bylanes brimming with food vendors and stalls, restaurants and food carts that paint the air with rich aromas and delectable flavours - from the street food of North India to gourmet fare, Delhi answers to every craving with aplomb.

      Unwind in the comfort of your hotel or explore your neighbourhood for the day.

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • The Loft
  • Day 2
    Delhi
    • Enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi.

      This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, take in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi with the visit to the magical old town.

      You will be picked up by your local guide for your day's excursion. Please don't forget to pack your suntan lotion, sunhat, etc.

      Your introduction to the grand old city begins with a short drive around the locality enveloping 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 projects beautifully into the Old Delhi skyline with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Due to a huge flight of stairs, the monument is not accessible. However, after seeing the whole structure, you are not missing much inside the monument as, the mosque is quite plain inside. The main charm of the old Delhi is actually around around the monument as you get to experience all the hustle-bustle of the old city.

      Later drive pass the Red Fort. Once the residence of the Mughul Kings till 1857, the Red Fort was the pride of the Mughul empire, built at the pinnacle of the reign. Head to the calm and serene Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Raj Ghat with its sublime expanse of lush green trees affords a perfect ode to one of the greatest souls ever. It is bound to leave you with an aftertaste of inspiration.

      Proceed to visit Bangla Sahib - the Sikh Temple. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurudwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh guru. Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar". If you are lucky and in time, you may not only get the opportunity to visit the main prayer all but also the community kitchen that feeds free food to a large number of people every day without and discrimination concerning their color, caste religion or socio economic status. What's more, major park of the work in the kitchen is done(including cooking service and cleaning) by volunteers.

      In Afternoon, we restart 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 tall 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 the 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War.

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

      Our next destination is the magnificent Tomb of Humayun, a perfect culmination of distinctly evolved Mughal architecture in the Indian subcontinent, inspiring the Taj Mahal.

      This impressive structure is built on a monumental scale, grandeur of design, square garden (charbagh) setting inspired by the description of paradise in the Holy Quran, with no precedence in the Islamic world for a mausoleum such as this.

      A beautiful synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions, exemplified by the arched alcoves, corridors, the high double dome, the kiosks, giving it a pyramidal outline from distance.
      As you stand facing the tomb, visualise perfect symmetry - the cornerstone of Mughal architecture.

      Run your fingers over the intricate patterns carved on the red sandstone lattice screens and feel the dexterity of the stone artisans of yore to be able to create fine masterpieces on stone - a perfect marriage of skills and simplistic tools.

      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 ideally in the 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.

      As you touch the pillars in the Quwwat ul islam mosque, you realise the haphazard placement of stones and columns carrying figures or patterns from Hindu temple architecture. This is indicative of the non-existence of any architectural plan preceding the construction of Qutub Minar.

      Run your fingers over the calligraphic arches and feel the intricacy of the patterns carved on its various curves. India gets its first crude arch! If time permits, enjoy some shopping at the Emporio designer mall.

      After a satisfying day of sightseeing, return to the hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • The Loft
  • Day 3
    Delhi - Jaipur
    • Following breakfast, take the scenic road from the capital of India to the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs - Jaipur (a journey of 230 km / 7 hrs approx).

      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. Steeped in Rajput history and 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.

      In the evening, just to be more familiar with the city enjoy an orientation drive which covers some of the most important places of the city.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Camellia
  • Day 4
    Jaipur
    • Visit Amber and photo stop at Hawa Mahal followed by a city tour.

      Get ready, post a luxurious breakfast, to explore the the pink city. Soaked in myriad shades of pink, the plethora of heritage sites boasts of scholarly intellect, courage and sheer extravagance.

      Begin an exciting day around Amber with a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal. The Palace of Winds is a five-storey spectacle with a dazzling pyramidal facade and overhanging windows. The journey now continues on to the ancient Amber palace. Perched atop a ridge just outside Jaipur city, Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements, overlooking the Maota Lake. Built in the 17th century, it was once the seat of power before the birth of the Jaipur's City Palace. Though not long, through a winding uphill and a bit rough drive, you are taken in your car up to the drop-off point from where you enter the main gate, which opens out into the first courtyard of the palace.

      Don't be surprised if you are welcomed into the main courtyard by the beat of drums and bugle of trumpet along with the elephants as they enter the palace from the royal entrance.

      As you cruise through the palace, you are likely to overhear multilingual excerpts from a multitude of local guides briefing their own guests, helping you script your own story of the monument.

      Within the complex is the Ganesh Pol, an awe-inspiring gateway painted with beautiful images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. An amicable synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architecture adorns the apartments, gardens and landscaping of the palace.

      In the afternoon, enjoy sightseeing tour of Jaipur city.

      The highlights of the tour include a visit to 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, intricately designed carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Next, you 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 'playground' paved the way for modern astronomy.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Camellia
  • Day 5
    Jaipur Departure
    • Explore bazaar of the Old City followed by departure transfer from hotel to airport in Jaipur.

      After breakfast, spend a memorable day exploring the royal city of Jaipur at a leisurely pace.

      Explore the bustling bazaar of the Old City to shop for the famous Jaipuri textiles and jewellery.

      Today only you bid farewell to your tour, continuing onwards to your next destination.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • New Delhi
  • Jaipur

Magnificent, mystic and magnetic, Delhi is a bustling backstreet of mausoleums and vibrant bazaars. Explore the chaotic bylanes of Old Delhi, tussle in the gleaming gardens at dusk and gorge on the most delicious roadside chaat. The city of Djinns is overwhelmingly fascinating to all!

Adorned with pretty pink palaces, lush green gardens and grand forts, Jaipur represents the rich and vibrant culture of Rajasthan. The enthralling mahals and thoughtful locals make it worth every tourist's time. The camels, festivities and the hippie culture are an add-on to this stunning Pink City nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills.

Accommodation

  • New Delhi
    2 nights

    The Loft

    Economy Room
    • Internet
  • Jaipur
    2 nights

    Camellia

    Economy Room
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Pool

Activities

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 & Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at airport - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares
  • Airport taxes.
  • Any transport to airport in Delhi / from airport in Jaipur. Your tour price starts Ex-Delhi.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • 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 3731per 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.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 HERITAGE 574 751
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 ECONOMY 602 783
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 SUPERIOR 678 959
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 DELUXE 795 1,170
1st Oct 2018 - 31st Mar 2019 LUXURY 2,564 4,630

Before you Go

  • Red Fort, Delhi, remains closed to visitors on Mondays.
  • 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 be informed that guide dogs or any other pets are not allowed in aircraft and many other places in India.
  • 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

  • Check-in time will be 1400 hrs and Check-out time will be 1200 hrs.
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In case, at the time of booking, accommodation is not available in the hotels mentioned above, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised accordingly.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel?s 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.