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Travel with me in India to discover its culture, food and spices, while we visit not to be missed places, but also less touristic ones. The trip is designed so that you will fully experience India.

Since I love food, we have added culinary experiences as well that will create new memories to cherish about India. And of course, either by joining a street food tour or home cooking experience, you will taste delicious food. Don’t worry about the idea that the food will be too spicy because the food will be cooked as locals do, but they will keep the right level of spiciness as per the taste of a foreign guest.

Solo travelers are welcomed to join the trip.

Moreover, you will have the flexibility to choose your flight (either buy the tickets by yourself or through the travel agency).

The trip is organized by the travel agency GoAmit Holidays and I will be your Tour Leader.
GoAmit Holidays is a travel agency in India with 20 years experience on the local market. My recent trip to India was organized by GoAmit, so I already tested what they can arrange for us and everything was perfect.

Arrival on the 18th of March in Delhi will depend on the flight tickets you choose, so please add ~ 2 extra days to the schedule below for the flights (one day for flying to India and one more for going back home).
We will meet in Delhi and I will be at your service during the whole trip here.

Day 1, 18.03.2018 (Monday) – Delhi
A representative of the travel company will meet and assist you. Transfer to the Hotel by chauffeur driven car. Rest of the day free.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2, 19.03.2018 (Tuesday) – Delhi
Guided tour of the both old and new Delhi.

Delhi offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor, so much so that it becomes difficult to decide from where to begin exploring. Among the highlights of the city are: Akshar Dham temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort photo stop, Qutab Minar, Lotus Bahai temple, etc

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3, 20.03.2018 (Wednesday) – Delhi to Agra
What would be a trip in India without a train ride?

Today we will go to Delhi Railway station to embark on a train ride to Agra (the transfer will be by touristic train with AC).
Once we arrive in Agra we will take a pony cart ride to take us for a street food tour.

In the evening we will attend the Mohabbat Taj show – a series of play depicting the saga of love.
The effort to hold up the cultural and historical legacy of India is worth a glance. So, be with us to witness the Indian heritage come alive.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 4, 21.03.2018 (Thursday) – Agra
Agra guided tour

We will see the Taj Mahal – the finest example of Mughal architecture with a style that combines elements from Turkish, Islamic and Persian. We will visit also Agra Fort, an Unesco World Heritage site.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 5, 22.03.2018 (Friday) – Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri
Today we will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. There will be a 5-6 hours drive today. Later, we will be transferred to our hotel in Jaipur.

In the evening we will cook with locals with the spices and veggies bought after the shopping.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 6, 23.03.2018 (Saturday) – Jaipur
Jaipur guided tour

Jaipur offers a plethora of touristic attractions to the traveler like City Palace, Hawa Mantar (or the Palace of the Winds) built by the royal ladies to watch the processions without being seen.
We will visit also Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, which is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below.

In the evening we will capture the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan in the artisans village. We will eat a traditional dinner and enjoy a cultural program.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 7, 24.03.2018 (Sunday) – Jaipur to Dhariyawad
Today we will travel to Dhariyawad.

Dhariyawad was founded in the middle of the 16th century by the royal prince.
Situated on the confluences of the Jakham and Karmoi rivers, Dhariyawad is located in the south of Rajasthan and is surrounded by thick subtropical forests of the Aravali Hills. Bhils and other tribal people inhabit this area.
This region is unspoiled by modern civilization, and the best cultural heritage can be experienced here.

The fort of Dhariyawad has w been converted into an exclusive heritage hotel maintaining the decor, and the traditional splendor of the fort.

We will attend a cooking experience at the Royal Family Retreat.

Overnight in Dhariyawad.

Day 8, 25.03.2018 (Monday) – Dhariyawad to Chittorgarh
For today we have planned a sightseeing tour to Chittorgarh.

Chittorgarh is the epitome of Rajput (Warrior caste) pride.
The major attraction here is the massive hilltop fort that is a symbol of all that was brave, true and noble in the glorious Rajput tradition. Fiercely independent, the Chittorgarh fort was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely.

After visiting the fort, we will be transferred back to Dhariyawad Hotel.

Overnight in Dhariyawad.

Day 9, 26.03.2018 (Tuesday) – Dhariyawad to Udaipur
Today we will be transferred to Udaipur. In the evening we will have a boat ride on the Lake Pichola.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 10, 27.03.2018 (Wednesday) – Udaipur – Ahmedabad
Udaipur guided tour

If Jaipur is a city in pink, Udaipur is a study in white.
In the guided tour of the city we will stop to visit the City Palace. Close to the palace it is the Jagdish Temple, made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. A stop at the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir will give you a look into the art and culture of Rajasthani.

Evening transfer to Ahmedabad by bus.

Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 11, 28.03.2018 (Thursday) – Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Guided Tour

The simplicity of the city is complemented by the charm of the various museums, mosques and forts spread across the city.
We will have a walking tour and a Tuk Tuk tour as well. We will stop at Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Hathi Singh Temple, Shaking Minarets and Sabarmati Ashram Home of Mahatma Gandhi.

In the evening we will have a Rooftop Traditional Dinner.

Overnight in Ahmedabad.

Day 12, 29.03.2018 (Friday) – Ahmedabad
Breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport.

Arrival back home on 29th or 30th depending on the flights you choose.

Hotels:
Delhi: The Madison (3*), Double Room, http://themadison.in/Delhi/
Agra: Crystal Sarovar Premiere (5*), Deluxe Room, https://www.sarovarhotels.com/crystal-sarovar-premiere-agra/
Jaipur: Golden Tulip (4*), Super Deluxe Room, http://www.goldentulipjaipur.com/
Dhariyawad: Fort Dhariyawad (3*), Deluxe Room, http://fortdhariyawad.com/
Udaipur: Jaisingh Garh (3* boutique Hotel), Premium Room, http://www.jaisinghgarh.com/
Ahmedabad: Rivera Sarovar Portico (4*), Superior Room, https://www.sarovarhotels.com/sarovar-portico-ahmedabad/

Included:
• Accommodation in Double/Twin sharing Rooms
• Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
• Air Conditioned Transportation in Chauffeur driven vehicle AC Tempo Traveler
• Local Guided Tours
Highlights:
• Akshar Dham Temple Tour in Delhi
• Food Art of Street Food cooking in Agra
• Mohabbat Taj show in Agra
• Home Cooking with spice and Veggies shopping in Jaipur
• Cultural Program in Jaipur
• Cooking at The Royal Family Retreat at Dhariyawad
• Walking tour in Ahmedabad
• Tuk Tuk Tour in Ahmedabad
• Delhi to Agra AC Train tickets
• Udaipur to Ahmedabad AC Bus ticket
• Entrance Tickets to Monuments
• All Taxes Included

Not included:
• Visa
• Flight Tickets
• Flight Tickets with in India
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Lunch
• Mineral water, aerated drinks
• Personal expenses
• Photography and video shooting charges
• Any Optional services or Highlights

Hotel Check-In 14.00 NOON, Check-out time 12:00 NOON

All Road timings between cities are approximate and can differ due to traffic conditions, weather conditions or any other situation beyond the control of the travel agency.
Room category listed in the price is only a regular category room as listed in the details above.
If you need a higher grade for your room the cost will be higher and it’s not included in the price below. If you need a quote with a higher room category, please inform the travel agency when making the booking. After the booking is made the room reservations cannot be changed.

Flight tickets can be bought either individually or through the travel agency. If you need help with the flight tickets, please inform the travel agency when you make the booking so that they can look for the best prices.

The 1129 EUR price is per person in a twin sharing room. There will be additional costs if only one person staying in a twin/double room.

Booking and payments:
When you book your seat, please send an email to [email protected] and cc: [email protected]

When booking your trip with GoAmit Holidays, you need to pay 282 EUR (25% of the value of the trip) and the rest of the amount within 3 weeks before the trip starts.

If you want to extend your trip to Mumbai as well, the travel agency can help you with the bookings.

Estimated additional expenses based on my experience:
• flight tickets Bucharest – Delhi and Delhi – Bucharest can start around 550 EUR and go up to 700-800 EUR depending on the airline you choose (I bought tickets for Bucharest – Delhi – Bucharest for 530 EUR with Turkish Airlines). The internal flight from Ahmedabad to Delhi usually should not be more than 100 EUR (at a simple search on google I found out tickets starting from 26 EUR and up to 80 EUR). Or you can choose to fly via Ahmedabad – Mumbai (Bombay) – Bucharest.
• E-visa application costs ~ 82$
• Doctor visit, vaccines and malaria pills can cost around around 450-600 RON, depending on your medical history as well
• Medical Insurance – the one I chose cost me 45 RON for 2 weeks
• And you need to add your costs for lunch and other personal expenses