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Delhi Stopover, North India Sampler plus Darjeeling & Calcutta (22 nts).


Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Delhi: India Gate, Houses of Parliament, Humayun's tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and many more sights.
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itamadh-Udh-Dhaula, Fatehpur sikri.
Jaipur: The Palace of Winds, City Palace, Observatory, Amber Palace, Jaigarh fort and many more.
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis, camel rides, sand dunes in the desert.
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaidh Bhawan Palace.
Udaipur: City Palace, Jagdish temple, Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar, Saheliyon Ki Bari.
Varanasi: Bathing ghats of Varanasi are one of greatest images of India. Taking a boat ride along the Ganges in the morning is an experience not to be missed. Other sights include: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Benares Hindu University and a visit to Sarnath (the buddhist pilgrimage point).
Darjeeling: Nestled in the Himalayas excellent views of Kanchenjunga (subject to claer weather conditions), Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (narrow gauge toy train) now classified as a heritage site, Himlayan Mountaineering Institute, trip to Ghoom for the buddhist monastery.
Kolkata: Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial, a hustle bustle town with trams, taxis and lots of firendly people throughout.


Detailed itinerary is given below:


Day Itinerary
01 DELHI. Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Delhi for 2 night's stay.
02 DELHI.Full day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.
03 DELHI - JAIPUR. Independent travel section begins. Train from Delhi to Jaipur: 0610 - 1040. Overnight stay at hotel.
04 JAIPUR - UDAIPUR. Overnight train from Jaipur - Udaipur: 2225 - 0745*.
05 UDAIPUR. Arr Udaipur 1025. Two night' stay at hotel.
07 UDAIPUR - JODHPUR - JAISALMER. By road to Jodhpur (Cost not included). Then catch overnight train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer: 2330 - 0520*.
08 JAISALMER. Arr at 0530. Two night's stay at hotel.
10 JAISALMER - JODHPUR. Overnight train from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur: 2315 - 0520.
11 JODHPUR. Arr Jodhpur 0520. Day in Jodhpur. Hotel not provided.JODHPUR - AGRA. Catch overnight train from Jodhpur - Agra:1945 - 0645*.
12 AGRA. Arr Agra 0645. Overnight stay at Agra.
13 AGRA - VARANASI. Overnight train from Agra to Varanasi: 2110 - 0915.
14 VARANASI. Arr Varanasi 0915. Two night's stay in Varanasi.
16 VARANASI - MUGHALSARAI - NEWJALPAIGURI. Local train to Mughalsarai (15 kms from Varanasi). Catch overnight train from Mughalsarai - Newjalpaiguri: 1800 - 0840*.
17 DARJEELING. Arr Newjapaiguri 0940. Then road (cost not included) or toy train to Darjeeling (subject to weather conditions). 3 night's stay in Darjeeling.
20 DARJEELING - KOLKATA. Toy train (subject to weather conditions) or road (not included) to Newjalpaiguri. Catch overnight train from Newjalpaiguri - Calcutta: 2005 - 0845*.
21 KOLKATA. Arr Calcutta 0845. Stay overnight at hotel.
22 KOLKATA - DELHI. Catch overnight train from Calcutta to Delhi: 1700 - 0940*.
23 DELHI. Arr Delhi 0940. Trip concludes on arrival in Delhi.

KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
Alphabets in red represent car + driver itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated otherwise).
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between sections.




Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please complete form below or email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

Standard hotels: Grand Park Inn, Delhi; Bharat Mahal Palace, Jaipur;Jagat Niwas/ Rampratap Palace, Udaipur; Shahi Palace/ Suraj, Jaisalmer; Raj Mahal/ Residency Royale, Agra; Alka/ Pradeep, Varanasi; Seven Seventeen, Darjeeling; Esplanade Chambers, Kolkata.

Recommended upgrade on standard grade hotels are: Suite rooms at Shahpura House in Jaipur; Lake facing rooms in Jagat Niwas in Udaipur or Udai Kothi in Udaipur; Palace on Ganges in Varanasi.

Note: Hotels in Delhi are now very expensive as Delhi is enjoying a corporate boom. Grand Park Inn is a simple basic hotel but with AC rooms & attached shower/toilet facilities. If you are looking for superior standard, please contact us but it would be considerably more.

Superior hotels: Connaught/ Parkland/ Silver Ferns, Delhi; Samode Haveli, Jaipur; Lake facing suite rooms at Jagat Niwas, Udaipur; Gorbandh Palace/Fort Rajwada, Jaisalmer; Clarks Shiraz, Agra; Radisson/ Clarks, Varanasi; Mayfair, Darjeeling; Lytton, Calcutta.

Cost Includes:   transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary in red using a non Ac car with driver; stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share room only basis inclusive of local taxes; train travel if applicable in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier.
Cost Excludes:    meals; guides; entrance & camera fees to monuments.

Note: Price are valid for trip conclusion by 30 Sep 2015. There is likely to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016.


Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi - London).

Note: The rates have not been updated since 2016 season, as there has been a violent change in the exchange rates ever since the Brexit Vote. We have left the rates as per 2015 - 16 season to give you something of an idea. For current rates, pl email your requests with dates & number of passengers. We can then get back to you on the same.


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