Search for the elusive Royal Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India
Jodhpur's magnificent Mehrangarh Fort sits high above the blue city, India
Be romanced by the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site the Taj Mahal, Agra, India
India's most spectacular Chand Baori stepwell is one of the world's deepest, Abhaneri, India
Two women entering the Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
Camels led through a desert landscape by camel traders near Pushkar, India
Discover Jaswant Thada and the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India
Be inspired by the temples on Gadisar lake, Jaisalmer, India
Sunrise over the impressive Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
Hindu Sadhu holy men seek alms on the streets of Jaisalmer, India
You will be awe-struck by the ornate and colourful Hawa Mahal, Jaipur's Palace of the Winds, India
Stroll among traditional Mandawa's frescoed havelis and merchant palaces, India
Tantalise your tastebuds with traditional Rajasthani cuisine, India
Witness the Holy Lake and panoramic views of Pushkar, India
Explore the breathtaking Chand Baori Stepwell, Abhaneri, India
Marvel at the World Heritage Listed fort and surrounding city of Jaisalmer, India
Extend your adventure and visit the ancient city of Varanasi, India
Indian spices of different colors and shades, flavours and textures in a local market stall, Delhi,
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Royal Rajasthan

Operated by TripADeal
Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur & more
Discover India’s Golden Triangle & Rajasthan on a small group tour
Search for Royal Bengal tigers in Ranthambore National Park
Dates: 29 Oct 2024 - 18 Nov 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
14 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation
Enjoy 17 meals including a welcome dinner in Delhi
Return airport transfers with meet and assist
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Overview

Experience a 16-day small group adventure through captivating destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, and Agra, where India's vibrant history and Rajasthani culture come alive. Search for Royal Bengal tigers, tantalise your taste buds, explore bustling markets, and be inspired by the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, all while discovering each location's unique charm, rich history, and iconic landmarks!

Begin your adventure in Delhi, a city of contrasts where ancient traditions seamlessly merge with the contemporary. Explore the majestic palaces, and ornate temples of Old Delhi while simultaneously experiencing the high-tech marvels and iconic colonial landmarks of New Delhi.

Journey westward to vibrant Mandawa, a favourite Bollywood film setting, to uncover 18th-century havelis adorned with captivating frescoes of grand Maharajas atop elephants, wealthy Venetian merchants leading treasure-laden camel caravans, graceful dancers, and more. Continue your journey to the sprawling mediaeval UNESCO World Heritage ‘living’ fort of Jaisalmer that dominates the stark Thar desert scape, then in striking contrast, discover the breathtaking colourful panoramas of imperial Jodhpur’s elegant palaces and impressive forts.

You’ll venture deep into the heart of Rajasthan to search for the elusive Royal Bengal tiger in the untamed wilderness of Ranthambore National Park. Finally, discover the enchanting Pink City of Jaipur, home to the magnificent Royal Amber Fort and the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), before concluding your journey with the Mughal grandeur of Agra's red sandstone fort and the romance of a visit to the stunningly beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Taj Mahal.

With return international flights, 14 nights hotel accommodation, 17 meals, return airport transfers, local guides and more, you are guaranteed to make memories that will last forever.

Upgrade: A premium accommodation package is available.

Want to explore further? Extend your adventure to the holy city of Varanasi.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • See the very best of Rajasthan on a small group tour with no more than 20 travelers
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra
  • Join a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Explore the massive Jaisalmer Fort, the second oldest fort in Rajasthan
  • Visit Mandawa and explore its famous collection of painted havelis and merchant houses
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal in the pink city of Jaipur
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque in Delhi
  • Tour Jodhpur, the Blue City of India and visit its famous palaces and cenotaphs
  • Explore vibrant Chandni Chowk market by rickshaw
  • Tour the majestic fort of Bikaner and visit a camel breeding farm
  • Visit the ancient capital of Lodurva, an important pilgrim spot of the Jain community
  • Explore Pushkar Lake, which is surrounded by almost 500 temples
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest stepwells in Abhaneri Caves
FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) surcharges may apply.
ACCOMMODATION
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium option)
DINING
  • Enjoy 17 meals including a welcome dinner in Delhi
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist
18-DAY WITH VARANASI EXTENSION
All of the above plus the following:
  • Return internal flights (economy class) from Delhi to Varanasi
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium option)
  • Enjoy 2 additional meals
  • See Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple & Vishwanath Temple on a Varanasi city tour
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Premium Accommodation: Upgrade your accommodation package. (See checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline. (See checkout for details)


Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.
Itinerary 1
Royal Rajasthan
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) to Delhi, India

Today depart from Australia or New Zealand for Delhi, India! Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Delhi City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Continue onwards to Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi in the colourful shopping bazaar, and soak up the colourful market.

Next, travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42-metre high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the palace-like building home to the President of India.

This afternoon enjoy the capital city at leisure or choose from optional activities before enjoying a welcome dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers better.

Optional Activity: Lodhi Colony street art tour, Lodhi Gardens, India Habitat Centre - $45 per person

Head out to discover India’s first art district created by renowned artists from across the globe. Colourful murals were painted across the walls of one of the last housing estates built by the British and the funky art shares an important message on issues such as climate and marginalised communities. Continue on foot to India Habitat Centre and admire the architecture of this unique building with its covered walkways and changing exhibits. Stroll a little further to Lodhi Gardens, one of the city’s green spaces, filled with 15th century monuments and tombs from the Lodhi Dynasty and a favourite place for politicians and Delhiites to come and relax or exercise.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 3 Delhi - Mandawa

Journey west from Delhi to the small rural village and hidden gem of Mandawa, in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Famous for their collection of painted havelis and merchant houses, these crumbling mansions tell the story of a time when the community was prosperous and the owners travelled to distant lands.

In the afternoon, explore some of the palatial mansions, admire their intricately painted murals comprising everything from scenes of Maharajas to locomotive trains and aeroplanes and hear stories of how their wealth was gained and what influenced the paintings designs. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a transport driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced.

As well as the havelis, visit the Fort Palace - the structure of the palace reminds us of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past.

Finish the day at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 hours/260km

Overnight: Mandawa (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Mandawa - Bikaner

After breakfast, depart for Bikaner and on arrival, check in to your hotel.

Bikaner was founded in 1488 by a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, named Rao Bhikaji. The city of Bikaner has seen several ups and downs in its eventful history. Bikaner is also called the camel country, being renowned for the best riding camels in the world. It is also the birthplace of the world-famous Bikaneri bhujia and namkeen (a salted snack made of lentils).

This afternoon enjoy an afternoon city tour visiting the Majestic Fort of Bikaner, the Karni Mata Temple - where rats are considered sacred and worshiped, as well as a camel breeding farm.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4 Hours/190km

Overnight: Bikaner (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer

After breakfast depart to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival enjoy a short orientation tour before checking in at your hotel.

Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its awesome splendour, dominating the amber-hued city. Located at the heart of the great Thar Desert, it offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, colour, and history. Moreover, the magnificent wood-and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest Rajputs had for the fine arts.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 7 hours/340km

Overnight: Jaisalmer (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Jaisalmer - Lodurva - Jaisalmer

After breakfast, begin a city tour visiting the massive Jaisalmer Fort, the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer, followed by the Desert Culture Centre which gives you an insight into this small town’s past. The Jain temples hold space for the followers of Jainism, whilst the Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal-ki-haveli give you more idea of the haveli architecture of the town. After, visit the Gadsisar Lake also an interesting spot to visit in this desert city.

This afternoon enjoy an excursion to Lodurva. Approximately 15km from Jaisalmer is the ancient capital of Lodurva, an important pilgrim spot of the Jain community with some magnificent Jain temples. ‘Toran’ or the ornate arches at the main entrance and splendid carvings are impressive. A ‘Kalpataru’ or a divine tree within, is the main attraction of the temple. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Optional: Evening excursion to visit Sam Sand dunes including camel ride – $50 per person

Head out on an excursion visit to Sam sand dunes in the desert where you will enjoy a camel safari and enjoy a magnificent sunset over the dunes. Here you will be welcomed with a traditional welcome of Tikka followed by High tea and snacks

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 1 hour/20km

Overnight: Jaisalmer (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, known as Blue city of India. Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The graceful palaces, forts and temples of the city bring the historic grandeur to life, while exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music, and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

Upon arrival check into the hotel. This afternoon explore the many sights of Jodhpur, including Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace, the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to the famine struck population. It was completed in 14 years.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 hours/280km

Overnight: Jodhpur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Jodhpur - Pushkar

Today after breakfast travel onwards to Pushkar. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is a must-visit for many tourists to India. It marks one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world.

This afternoon enjoy a tour of Pushkar, visiting the Brahma Temple, constructed using marble and stone slabs, and beautifully painted in shades of blue and red. Also visit Pushkar Lake, which is surrounded by almost 500 temples. The lake has 52 ghats, steps leading to the water, each of which was once the personal ghats for the 52 Maharajas of Rajasthan who performed sacred rituals here. Walk through the narrow lanes of the town to see the bustling street market and crafts.

Finish the day at your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4.5 Hours/180km

Overnight: Pushkar (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Pushkar - Ranthambore

After breakfast, journey to Ranthambore, previously the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, before being listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located close to the fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore offers you the best of the desert land as well as plains for wildlife viewing.

Ranthambore was declared a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, it was declared a national park and listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. This evening, settle in and watch a short documentary film on Project Tiger and the National Park.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 Hours/270km

Overnight: Ranthambore (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Ranthambore National Park

After breakfast, head out on a morning safari (by canter) in search of the elusive tiger. Entry to specific areas within Ranthambore is monitored and controlled by the park authorities to ensure a limited number of jeeps and canters are allowed in, thereby increasing the chance for wildlife sightings.

This afternoon is yours at leisure or join one of the optional activities:

Optional Activity: Afternoon wildlife safari - $80 per person

Search for wildlife including the elusive Bengal tiger during an afternoon game safari. Sit back and join your naturalist guide and take the opportunity to see the wildlife and bird species found within the national park. Entry to specific areas within Ranthambore is monitored and controlled by the park authorities to ensure a limited number of jeeps and canters are allowed in, thereby increasing the chance for sightings. The optional tour includes safari, English-speaking naturalist guide and park fees.

Overnight: Ranthambore (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Ranthambore - Jaipur ‘The Pink City’

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival check into the hotel.

Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, forms what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods have been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets.

The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look. This evening, enjoy a visit to Lakshmi Narayan temple and the old town market followed by a Sari and Indian costume demonstration.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4 Hours/190km

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. A beautiful sight to behold, the fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground.

Next visit the Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of Winds' which was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen.

This afternoon, take part in an optional activity or enjoy at your leisure.

Optional Activity - Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $35 per person

Make your day a special one by participating in a cooking demonstration in Jaipur to learn the secrets of authentic Rajasthani cooking style in an informative and fun way. It shall be exciting to get the experience of cooking traditional veg and non-veg dishes and get an idea about different spices used to make the dishes more delicious and rich.

The royal household of Jaipur is known for many succulent recipes and kitchen secrets that have been handed down from one generation to another over centuries. Your local chef will try to provide the maximum possible cooking techniques and secrets in the shortest time and allow you to enjoy the dishes with their delightful families. And upon the end of your food tasting and cooking classes in Jaipur, you can go back enriched with the amazing culture and tradition of Rajasthan. A must for cooking enthusiasts, you are sure to learn some absolutely mouth-watering tips and tricks to cooking up a storm.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Jaipur - Abhaneri Caves - Agra

After an early breakfast, depart for Agra, visiting Abhaneri Caves on the way.

Abhaneri is a small village in the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, Abhaneri is believed to be a mispronunciation of ‘Abha Nagri' or the ‘city of brightness'. Here you will visit the famous Chand Baori Step Well – located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It extends approximately 30m into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort). A fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation, with the Kohinoor diamond reportedly part of the furnishings at some point. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour.

Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Today enjoy this world-famous city of Agra at leisure or choose from optional activities. Later this evening enjoy a dinner with your fellow travellers.

Optional Activity: Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab Bagh - $40 per person

Head to the landmark mausoleum of Itmad ud Daulah, known as “the Baby Taj”. Marvel at the intricately carved marble monument conceived before the Taj Mahal and considered the blueprint for its design. Continue to Mehtab Bagh, Moonlight Garden and admire the Taj Mahal from the beautiful gardens. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide and fees.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 5 Hours/240km

Please note: Should your itinerary see Day 14 fall on a Friday when the Taj Mahal is closed, then you will visit the Taj Mahal in the afternoon during sunset of Day 13, and visit Agra Fort on Day 14 instead. The optional visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab will be available on the morning of Day 14. 

Overnight: Agra (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 14 Agra - Delhi

Today you will have an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal just after sunrise (at approximately 06:00) and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 09:00.

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.

The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Later, enjoy the city of Agra at leisure or take part in the below optional activity. Late this afternoon you will travel back to Delhi and on arrival check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Optional Activity: Food Trail Tour - $30 per person

Embark on a heritage walk through hidden lanes, bustling markets and visit an array of local eateries. Meet the people behind some of the city’s most famous snacks. Sample some traditional foods such as paratha, chat, savour one of the best chai served in a traditional clay cup and taste Agra’s famous sweet petha. Originally prepared more than 350 years ago from the royal kitchens of Shah Jahan, this sugary white pumpkin sweet comes in a variety of flavours having adapted to consumers' changing tastes. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide, a selection of snacks and chai.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4 Hours/210kms

Please note: Should your itinerary see Day 14 fall on a Friday when the Taj Mahal is closed, then you will visit the Taj Mahal in the afternoon during sunset of Day 13, and visit Agra Fort on Day 14 instead. The optional visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab will be available on the morning of Day 14. 

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Delhi - Australia (or New Zealand)

Following breakfast, at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 16 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight schedules.

Itinerary 2
Royal Rajasthan with Varanasi Extension
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) to Delhi, India

Today depart from Australia or New Zealand for Delhi, India! Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Delhi City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Continue onwards to Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi in the colourful shopping bazaar, and soak up the colourful market.

Next, travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42-metre high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the palace-like building home to the President of India.

This afternoon enjoy the capital city at leisure or choose from optional activities before enjoying a welcome dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers better.

Optional Activity: Lodhi Colony street art tour, Lodhi Gardens, India Habitat Centre - $45 per person

Head out to discover India’s first art district created by renowned artists from across the globe. Colourful murals were painted across the walls of one of the last housing estates built by the British and the funky art shares an important message on issues such as climate and marginalised communities. Continue on foot to India Habitat Centre and admire the architecture of this unique building with its covered walkways and changing exhibits. Stroll a little further to Lodhi Gardens, one of the city’s green spaces, filled with 15th century monuments and tombs from the Lodhi Dynasty and a favourite place for politicians and Delhiites to come and relax or exercise.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 3 Delhi - Mandawa

Journey west from Delhi to the small rural village and hidden gem of Mandawa, in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Famous for their collection of painted havelis and merchant houses, these crumbling mansions tell the story of a time when the community was prosperous and the owners travelled to distant lands.

In the afternoon, explore some of the palatial mansions, admire their intricately painted murals comprising everything from scenes of Maharajas to locomotive trains and aeroplanes and hear stories of how their wealth was gained and what influenced the paintings designs. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. There is a painting of a boy holding a telephone and a European woman in a transport driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is famous for its erotic images, now mostly defaced.

As well as the havelis, visit the Fort Palace - the structure of the palace reminds us of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past.

Finish the day at your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 hours/260km

Overnight: Mandawa (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Mandawa - Bikaner

After breakfast, depart for Bikaner and on arrival, check in to your hotel.

Bikaner was founded in 1488 by a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, named Rao Bhikaji. The city of Bikaner has seen several ups and downs in its eventful history. Bikaner is also called the camel country, being renowned for the best riding camels in the world. It is also the birthplace of the world-famous Bikaneri bhujia and namkeen (a salted snack made of lentils).

This afternoon enjoy an afternoon city tour visiting the Majestic Fort of Bikaner, the Karni Mata Temple - where rats are considered sacred and worshiped, as well as a camel breeding farm.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4 Hours/190km

Overnight: Bikaner (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer

After breakfast depart to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival enjoy a short orientation tour before checking in at your hotel.

Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with all its awesome splendour, dominating the amber-hued city. Located at the heart of the great Thar Desert, it offers the visitor an enchanting world of fable, colour, and history. Moreover, the magnificent wood-and stone-carved mansions and buildings display the love and interest Rajputs had for the fine arts.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 7 hours/340km

Overnight: Jaisalmer (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Jaisalmer - Lodurva - Jaisalmer

After breakfast, begin a city tour visiting the massive Jaisalmer Fort, the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Visit Patwon ki Haveli, the grandest haveli of Jaisalmer, followed by the Desert Culture Centre which gives you an insight into this small town’s past. The Jain temples hold space for the followers of Jainism, whilst the Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal-ki-haveli give you more idea of the haveli architecture of the town. After, visit the Gadsisar Lake also an interesting spot to visit in this desert city.

This afternoon enjoy an excursion to Lodurva. Approximately 15km from Jaisalmer is the ancient capital of Lodurva, an important pilgrim spot of the Jain community with some magnificent Jain temples. ‘Toran’ or the ornate arches at the main entrance and splendid carvings are impressive. A ‘Kalpataru’ or a divine tree within, is the main attraction of the temple. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Optional: Evening excursion to visit Sam Sand dunes including camel ride – $50 per person
Head out on an excursion visit to Sam sand dunes in the desert where you will enjoy a camel safari and enjoy a magnificent sunset over the dunes. Here you will be welcomed with a traditional welcome of Tikka followed by High tea and snacks.
Todays driving time/distance is approximately 1 hour/20km

Overnight: Jaisalmer (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur, known as Blue city of India. Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The graceful palaces, forts and temples of the city bring the historic grandeur to life, while exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music, and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

Upon arrival check into the hotel. This afternoon explore the many sights of Jodhpur, including Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace, the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to the famine struck population. It was completed in 14 years.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 hours/280km

Overnight: Jodhpur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Jodhpur - Pushkar

Today after breakfast travel onwards to Pushkar. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is a must-visit for many tourists to India. It marks one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world.

This afternoon enjoy a tour of Pushkar, visiting the Brahma Temple, constructed using marble and stone slabs, and beautifully painted in shades of blue and red. Also visit Pushkar Lake, which is surrounded by almost 500 temples. The lake has 52 ghats, steps leading to the water, each of which was once the personal ghats for the 52 Maharajas of Rajasthan who performed sacred rituals here. Walk through the narrow lanes of the town to see the bustling street market and crafts.

Finish the day at your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4.5 Hours/180km

Overnight: Pushkar (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Pushkar - Ranthambore

After breakfast, journey to Ranthambore, previously the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, before being listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. Surrounded by the Vindhya and Aravali hill ranges and located close to the fringes of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore offers you the best of the desert land as well as plains for wildlife viewing.

Ranthambore was declared a game sanctuary in 1955. In 1980, it was declared a national park and listed among the reserves protected under Project Tiger. This evening, settle in and watch a short documentary film on Project Tiger and the National Park.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 6 Hours/270km

Overnight: Ranthambore (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Ranthambore National Park

After breakfast, head out on a morning safari (by canter) in search of the elusive tiger. Entry to specific areas within Ranthambore is monitored and controlled by the park authorities to ensure a limited number of jeeps and canters are allowed in, thereby increasing the chance for wildlife sightings.

This afternoon is yours at leisure or join one of the optional activities:

Optional Activity: Afternoon wildlife safari - $80 per person

Search for wildlife including the elusive Bengal tiger during an afternoon game safari. Sit back and join your naturalist guide and take the opportunity to see the wildlife and bird species found within the national park. Entry to specific areas within Ranthambore is monitored and controlled by the park authorities to ensure a limited number of jeeps and canters are allowed in, thereby increasing the chance for sightings. The optional tour includes safari, English-speaking naturalist guide and park fees.

Overnight: Ranthambore (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Ranthambore - Jaipur ‘The Pink City’

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival check into the hotel.

Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, forms what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods have been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets.

The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look. This evening, enjoy a visit to Lakshmi Narayan temple and the old town market followed by a Sari and Indian costume demonstration.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 4 Hours/190km

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 12 Jaipur

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11 kilometers from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. A beautiful sight to behold, the fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground.

Next visit the Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace of Winds' which was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen.

This afternoon, take part in an optional activity or enjoy at your leisure.

Optional Activity - Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $35 per person
Make your day a special one by participating in a cooking demonstration in Jaipur to learn the secrets of authentic Rajasthani cooking style in an informative and fun way. It shall be exciting to get the experience of cooking traditional veg and non-veg dishes and get an idea about different spices used to make the dishes more delicious and rich.

The royal household of Jaipur is known for many succulent recipes and kitchen secrets that have been handed down from one generation to another over centuries. Your local chef will try to provide the maximum possible cooking techniques and secrets in the shortest time and allow you to enjoy the dishes with their delightful families. And upon the end of your food tasting and cooking classes in Jaipur, you can go back enriched with the amazing culture and tradition of Rajasthan. A must for cooking enthusiasts, you are sure to learn some absolutely mouth-watering tips and tricks to cooking up a storm.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Jaipur - Abhaneri Caves - Agra

After an early breakfast, depart for Agra, visiting Abhaneri Caves on the way.

Abhaneri is a small village in the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, Abhaneri is believed to be a mispronunciation of ‘Abha Nagri' or the ‘city of brightness'. Here you will visit the famous Chand Baori Step Well – located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It extends approximately 30m into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India.

On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort). A fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation, with the Kohinoor diamond reportedly part of the furnishings at some point. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour.

Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Today enjoy this world-famous city of Agra at leisure or choose from optional activities. Later this evening enjoy a dinner with your fellow travellers.

Optional Activity: Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab Bagh - $40 per person

Head to the landmark mausoleum of Itmad ud Daulah, known as “the Baby Taj”. Marvel at the intricately carved marble monument conceived before the Taj Mahal and considered the blueprint for its design. Continue to Mehtab Bagh, Moonlight Garden and admire the Taj Mahal from the beautiful gardens. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide and fees.

Todays driving time/distance is approximately 5 Hours/240km

Please note: Should your itinerary see Day 14 fall on a Friday when the Taj Mahal is closed, then you will visit the Taj Mahal in the afternoon during sunset of Day 13, and visit Agra Fort on Day 14 instead. The optional visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab will be available on the morning of Day 14. 

Overnight: Agra (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 14 Agra - Taj Mahal - Varanasi

Today you will have an early morning visit to the Taj Mahal just after sunrise (at approximately 06:00) and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 09:00 (included).

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.

The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished about five years later.

Enjoy the city of Agra at leisure or take part in the below optional activity. Late this afternoon you will travel approximately 210 kilometres back to Delhi and transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi.

Optional Activity: Food Trail Tour - $30 per person

Embark on a heritage walk through hidden lanes, bustling markets and visit an array of local eateries. Meet the people behind some of the city’s most famous snacks. Sample some traditional foods such as paratha, chat, savour one of the best chai served in a traditional clay cup and taste Agra’s famous sweet petha. Originally prepared more than 350 years ago from the royal kitchens of Shah Jahan, this sugary white pumpkin sweet comes in a variety of flavours having adapted to consumers' changing tastes. Optional tour includes transfer in a/c vehicle, English speaking guide, a selection of snacks and chai.

Please note: Should your itinerary see Day 14 fall on a Friday when the Taj Mahal is closed, then you will visit the Taj Mahal in the afternoon during sunset of Day 13, and visit Agra Fort on Day 14 instead. The optional visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab will be available on the morning of Day 14. 

Overnight: Varanasi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Varanasi City Tour

Today enjoy an early morning boat cruise on the River Ganges.

After breakfast, depart for a city tour of Varanasi. The banks of the Ganges, considered to be a sacred river by the Hindus, are the centre of much of the religious activity that occurs in the city. The ghats built along the banks of the river for religious activity also form a major source of attraction here. Other interesting places that you will visit during this tour include Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and the Archaeological Museum.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take part in an optional activity.

Optional Activity: Excursion to Sarnath - $30 per person

In the afternoon enjoy an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is devoted to Lord Shiva, the most sacred shrine in Varanasi. It is about 15 kilometres from the holy city of Varanasi, where Buddha decided to convey his first oration. The illustrious Mantra, Buddham Sharanam Gachham, owes its foundation to Sarnath.

Overnight: Varanasi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Varanasi - Delhi

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Varanasi Airport for your flight back to Delhi.

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard or Premium Option)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Delhi, India - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today at the appropriate time be transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 18 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight schedules.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY 
Covid-19 Booking Policy  
TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 30th November 2024.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.  
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Standard Package: $700
Premium Package: $900
 
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates
Standard Package: 
2024
September: 24*
October: 12*, 19, 29
November: 9, 19, 30^ 
 
2025
March: 4
April: 1, 15*, 29*
May: 27
June: 24
July: 8^, 22
August: 19
September: 2, 16*
October: 14, 28
November: 11
 
Premium Package:
2024
September: 28*
October: 15, 26
November: 5, 16, 26^
 
2025
March: 11
April: 8
May: 6, 20
June: 3
July: 1*, 29
August: 26
September: 9, 23*
October: 21
November: 18
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges
Please note: 
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $450 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $600 per person.
 
Flights

International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Singapore Airlines, Air India, Malaysia Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability). 
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland.
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $100 per person
*Adelaide: $200 per person
*Auckland: $550 per person
 
Domestic Airline(s) Used - Varanasi Extension
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Route: Delhi to Varanasi Return
• Airlines: Air India or Indigo (subject to availability).
 
Please note: TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight on Day 1 (or Day 0), you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact TripADeal as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Singapore Airlines: $400 per person
• Qantas Airways: $600 per person 
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Arrive early in Delhi, India
$300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $500 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via the TripADeal website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $500
 
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stay behind in Delhi, India
$300 per person, subject to availability
High season dates range up to $500 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact TripADeal to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $500
 
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stopover Packages
* Kuala Lumpur 
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
 
* Singapore
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 one way
 
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
1st December 2023 - 9th February 2024
1st March 2024 - 10th March 2024
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
20th September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class or Premium Economy: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Domestic Flight Information
Baggage allowance per person
1 x 20kg of checked baggage
1 x 7kg of carry on baggage
 
Please note: Domestic flights in India have strict weight limits. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expense, the current rate is approx. $10 AUD per kilogram. 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
Standard Package
3-4 Star Properties (self-rated)
Delhi: Golden Tulip Essential or similar
Mandawa: Udai Vilas Palace or similar
Bikaner: Vesta Bikaner Palace or similar
Jaisalmer: Desert Tulip or similar
Jodhpur: Lords Inn or similar
Pushkar: Pushkar Bagh or similar
Ranthambore: Ranthambore National Resort
Jaipur: Jaipur Central or similar
Agra: Hotel Pushp Villa or similar
Varanasi (Extension Package Only): Hotel Silk City or similar
 
Premium Package
4-5 Star Properties (self-rated)

  • Delhi: Hyatt Centric or similar
  • Mandawa: Castle Mandawa or similar
  • Bikaner: Lallgarh Palace or similar
  • Jaisalmer: Sairafort Sarovar Portico or similar
  • Jodhpur: Fairfield by Marriott Jodhpur or similar
  • Pushkar: Aaram Bagh or similar
  • Ranthambore: Anuraga Palace or similar
  • Jaipur: KK Royal & Convention or similar
  • Agra: Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar
  • Varanasi (Extension Package Only): The Amaya or similar

 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
  
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out.
 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
  
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
  
Triple Share
Unavailable
   
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen (subject to availability).
 

General information

Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
Please note: a Small Group Tour is defined as a tour with no more than 20 travellers per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
Day 2 - Lodhi Colony street art tour, Lodhi Gardens, India Habitat Centre - $45 per person
Day 6 - Evening excursion to visit Sam Sand dunes including camel ride – $50 per person
Day 10 - Afternoon wildlife safari - $80 per person
Day 12 - Indian Cooking Demonstration & Dinner - $35 per person
Day 13 - Visit to Baby Taj and Mehtab bagh - $40 per person
Day 14 - Food Trail Tour - $30 per person
Day 15 - Excursion to Sarnath - $30 per person (Extension Itinerary only)
 
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions 
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
Other important information

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
• Summer: April, May, June. Expect hot temperatures, very low to moderate humidity and low precipitation.
• Autumn: October, November. A pleasant climate characterised by warm days, cool nights, low humidity and low precipitation.
• Winter: December, January. Typically cool to cold temperatures with moderate humidity and low precipitation.
• Spring: February, March. Expect a pleasant climate with warm days, cool nights, low to moderate humidity and moderate precipitation.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you would love to travel with TripADeal and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A leisurely level of fitness will be required.   
Leisurely is described as light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 300 rupees per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected on tour. 
 
Please note: tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
Visas

India
A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian or New Zealand passport. You will be able to start your visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
Schedule of fees

Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. Please read the Refund and Cancellation policy before purchase, as strict conditions apply beyond this point.
 
Voluntary Changes
Includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 • Changes - $100.00 per booking + additional charges from the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are unavailable from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. If TripADeal cannot obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and associated base prices and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice