Gujarat unfolds its magic in abundance. With the largest coastline in the country Gujarat has got countless quiet, scenic, reclusive beach pockets where the sea lovers can have a hayday. For wildlife enthusiasts and naturalists, Gujarat offers a fascinating variety of species in Sasan Gir sanctuary and other places. For the devote pilgrims, Gujarat is a source of plentiful faith and devotion. Monuments of Ahmedabad are living examples of one of the finest architectural work. Gujarat’s rich tradition of textile and handicraft, are unique styles developed as culmination of hundreds of years of experience.
About TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS
The company with over 28 yrs old experienced team is committed to bringing the best in both quality and value to small group journeys, private car guided tours and tailor-made tours to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Being a leading travel wholesaler we introduce travellers to the amazing culture and offer tours at unbeatable prices and with unparalleled comfort. For your protections TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS is approved Destination Management Company by Ministry of tourism Govt of India and member of IATA, AFTA, TCF, ATAC, IATO and PATA to name few. We are proud to say that our team is very experienced with in-depth knowledge of destination. Our reputation is built on providing world class service with real personal touches that make a difference to your holiday. We understand the importance of giving attention to even the smallest of details and care about the countries to which we take you and make sure that we have a positive effect on the environment. Respect for locals and their way of life is an essential part of travelling with TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS.
“You Rely on us and we rely on experience”
Highlights of Gujarat - 11 Days/10 Nights (Private Car Tour)
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Meet and assistance by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS Tour Executive and transfer to the hotel for two nights stay at Mumbai.
Day 02: Mumbai
Start you day with sightseeing tour of this Bollywood city with excursion to Elephanta caves. Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD. Visit Prince of Wales museum, drive through Marine Drive, Hanging Garden and the Dhobi Ghat. (B,D)
(Prince of Wales Museum and Elephanta Caves closed on Monday)
Day 03: Mumbai - Gondal
After breakfast provide in time transfer to airport to board the flight to Rajkot followed by drive to Gondal, known for its beadwork, silver jewellery and brassware. Afternoon, visit the cottage waiver’s community and famous Naulakha Palace housing princely collections of Royal era. Stay overnight at Gondal. (B,D)
Day 04: Gondal - Gir
Travel to Gir National Park. Famous world over for being the only haven of the majestic Asiatic Lion. Enroute stop at Junagarh and visit the historical Uparkot Fort a magnificent Gothic Palace and tomb built by the Nawabs. Stay two nights at Gir National Park. (B,D)
Day 05: Gir National Park
In the morning enjoy a wildlife safari to spot vast numbers of wild animals, birds, reptiles, endangered Asiatic Lions and the thriving Leopard population. (B,L,D)
Day 06: Gir - Bhavnagar
Today travel to Bhavnagar a coastal city, was the capital of an former princely state Sihor. It was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1723 AD. Afternoon visit Gandhi Smriti, Takhteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva named after Maharaja Takhtasinhji; Barton Library and Museum displaying Old books, manuscripts, rare coins, arms and armour belonging to the rulers of Bhavnagar. Stay two nights at Bhavnagar. (B,D)
Day 07: Palitana Excursion
Enjoy an excursion to Palitana to visit the enormous compound of approximately 863 Jain temples built over 900 years. On a moonlit night these marble temples invoke the vision of a fantasy land. These can be reached after one and half hour of climbing on foot. (B,D)
Day 08: Bhavnagar - Vilavadar
Journey to Vilavadar and in afternoon visit the Vilavadar National Park, famous for blackbucks amongst other migratory birds. Evening free to explore this small town and stay overnight. (B,D)
Day 09: Vilavadar - Ahmedabad
After breakfast we travel to Ahmedabad with an en-route stop in Utelia. Utelia which was founded by the chieftain of the Vaghela Rajput clan, in the 18th century. Stop at Lothal to visit the museum and the archaeological place giving an opportunity to see the planning of the cities during the Indus Valley Civilization. After visit continue to Ahmedabad. Stay overnight at Ahmedabad. (B,D)
Day 10: Ahmedabad
Today visit the Calico Museum, famous for its rich collection of textile, Sabarmati Ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915. Hridaya Kunj, a 15th century’s Adalaj step-well and Dada Hari Wav. Evening free to explore the local bazaar for handicrafts or textiles. (B,D)
Day 11: Ahmedabad Departure (Check out 1200 Hrs)
After leisurely breakfast tour finishes with transfer to Ahmedabad International airport. (B)
Being a seasoned traveller ourselves we have discovered the travelling time is unpredictable sometime you reach a destination so late that you are tired to go out for dinner or search for a proper dinning place around the vicinity of your hotel which may become a chore during your holiday, hence we have removed the hassle by including most of breakfast and dinners in all our brochure tour packages.
Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
Do some exploring before the trip begins or add couple of nights after the tour to relax before boarding your flight. We offer competitive rates in all destinations- book in conjunction with your main tour - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.
Add-On (Short Tour packages)
Make the most of your time away - after all, you have travelled all that way. Our Add-On can be used as short breaks in their own right or as pre/post tour additions. With all arrangements made for you they are the perfect way to discover more of your destinations - ask TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS or your travel agent.
Private Car Tours
Our private car tour is not about leaving you alone to explore destinations or country; it’s all about giving you to opportunity to choose your own dates and travel at your own pace and leisure in your own private car with a driver. Your itinerary will be private, personalised and flexible which can be chosen from our selections or customised according to your request. Your private local English speaking guide will escort you in each destination during sightseeing tour, and when you want to explore the town on your own; you are absolutely free to do so.
Our Group and Private Car tours have been designed to feature a selection of the destination’s highlights, but they may not meet all of your requirements. At TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS we are proud to offer expert tailor-made services that enable us to put together your perfect holiday. Perhaps you would like to vary the standard of accommodation or modes of transport. On the other hand, you may want to create an entirely individual itinerary that includes destinations and experiences not covered in the featured itineraries. Whatever your needs, we are happy to design a personalised itinerary and quote without obligation.
“The Holidays you dream are the holidays we pack”
What better way to spend quality time with your loved ones than to get away from the daily hectic schedule and escape to a place of sheer relaxation and comfort.
A perfect family holiday is like a Pandora’s Box of excitement, relaxation, fun, good times and wonderful memories that will be cherished for a life time. Let us tailor your every wish for that ideal family time together, a dream come true and an experience that will be passed down from generations.
This itinerary can be customised to create your family holiday.
What Makes Us Different?
Being your Local Travel Wholesaler and one of the True Destination Specialists our team in Australia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar ensures that every itinerary is well balanced and filled with amazing cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery and historical sites. Most must see and must do’s are included giving you opportunity to witness sights, taste delicious cuisine, visit bazaar for souvenirs, meet and experience life of locals at the same time have some free time to explore town the way you like.
Whichever itinerary you select all are included complete travel and transfer by charted air-conditioned vehicles, local English speaking guide, sightseeing, entrance fee to the monuments and parks, safaris, boat ride, elephant or camel or horse ride, cultural shows at the theatre or hotel, domestic airfare in economy class, train fare in best available air-conditions class and not to mentioned the current govt taxes of the county. For more details of inclusions please refer to the inclusions column of the itinerary.
All prices shown are on per person basis on twin/double and apply when you share room with travel companion. For single traveller we do offer single room and price is available on request.
You don’t need to worry about currency fluctuations. Once we receive your full payment, your land tour price is guaranteed and protected against any increases.
100% Protected Holiday
We are a member of IATA, TCF, ATAC and AFTA which ensure that your holiday is 100% protected.
No Hidden Cost
We love transparency so the prices quoted by THO are almost all inclusive and help the traveller to budget their holidays accurately. All we ask you to do is relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing that all prepaid expenses have been included in your initial tour cost. For more details please refer to the tour inclusions.
Value for Money
Being a local Travel Wholesaler, our huge buying power help us pass the discounted rates to our clients. We also do FREE hotel upgrade at some destination as a gesture of appreciation to our valuable travellers. Apart from this our local team of experts add incredible value for your dollar.
Loyalty Rewarded 5% Off
Many of our clients choose to travel with us time and time again. As a valued client, we offer you a 5% discount off your second and onwards tour package. This offer applies only to the tour cost of your trip and conditions do apply. Speak to us for details when making your booking.
Multi Trip Discount 5% Off
If you have the time why not combine two or more of our tour and save? In any one holiday, we will discount your second and onwards trip by 5%. Tour package must be minimum 10 days or more from our brochure and discount applies on lowest price tour package. Discount does not apply to add-on pre & post accommodation, train journeys, flights and/or any small packages or services.
BIG SAVINGS when travelling with your friends and family
The advantage of a true specialist is their knowledge and confidence in assisting anyone who is not only keen to visit a destination but would also like to do things differently. Is there a special occasion? Do you want to experience a festival, lead a culinary adventure, organise a yoga and wellness group or cycle the off beaten tracks of India or Sri Lanka with people close to you? Or do you find parts of one of our tours appealing but want to alter dates or itineraries to better suit your groups’ needs?
Please contact us with your wish list and our team will be glad to tailor-make your special tour ensuring all possible activities and ideas are incorporated, making a unique group tour.
(Best suited discount will be offered and any discount can not be combined with any other discount or promotions)
24/7 Helpline and assistance by THO Local Offices
Apart from 24/7 helpline for emergency assistance; our guest relation manager will call you to make sure everything is going smoothly. Our 36 local network and associate office Manager will be there to assist you in every destination.
The tour packages are usually “Land Only” and do not include international flights. We therefore recommend that you contact us or your travel agent to book your flights well in advance of travel, when you can generally gain access to specials and discounted airfares. This will ensure you can travel on the days that suit you and your tour.
Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our journeys. Speak to us or your travel agent about comprehensive insurance to cover your travel arrangements. This must critically cover medical expenses in case of an emergency. Note that travel insurance automatically provided with credit cards generally does not provide adequate cover. Its your responsibility to ensure that you have appropriate and comprehensive travel insurance.
Our elderly travellers who are aged 70 years or more, or with a per-existing condition that affects their fitness to travel or any medical dietary requirement, must be advised at the time of booking. We recommend all travellers should visit their Doctor for these aforementioned purposes and/or to confirm that they are physically able to undertake the day-to-day requirements of the tour.
Type of Accommodation
As there is so much to see and do in India during the day therefore everyone deserves a good night sleep. We choose quality accommodation according to the category you are travelling in, based on providing a place of rest that offers not only comfort but also an authentic experience rather than staying in a hotel that could by anywhere in the world. Every hotel might be different according to location, amenities and services. While selecting hotel we consider great location, private bathroom facilities and air-conditioning to name few.
Comfort: 3 star hotels offering basic and clean private facilities.
Deluxe: 4 Star hotels, Palaces and Heritage properties offering above average to very good facilities.
Luxury: 5 star hotels, Palace and Heritage properties offering full range of facilities and exceptional services with unique feature.
The cities which do not have more choice of hotels, the best suitable category of hotel is provided.
It is also possible to take a combination of comfort, deluxe and luxury accommodation in one itinerary.
Nepal being adventure destination, choices of accommodation are limited hence basic 3* or best available hotel in the itinerary except at some location where 4* and 5* hotel options are offered.
In Bhutan itinerary basis 3* hotel accommodation is used unless requested.
Selecting Your Holiday Type
Most of our journeys are suited to those with normal fitness and mobility levels. To assist you in choosing a journey best for you we have graded our tours;
Easy Paced: These programs are set at a comfortable pace. Walking and climbing of stairs involved is generally in and around major tourist attractions though you may require walking from road till boat jetty while embarking or disembarking boats.
Moderate: These tours are not strenuous but you will require good amount of fitness as they may include days with long periods of walking or soft trekking, climbing of stairs, embarking and disembarking boats and where longer distances may be travelled by uneven roads.
Adventurous: These refer to programs where your physical fitness needs to be on highest level. Trekking, cycling, climbing, walking and more adventurous activities may be included.
Travelling In India
The key to travelling in India is patience! Distances can sometimes be vast, roads are often congested and rustic and time is not necessarily of the essence. With many different options of travel, each will bring with it a different perspective of this fascination country.
Our Small Group and Independent tours use a variety of transport options to get you from city to city. From Private car, deluxe charter coaches, to domestic airline and air-conditioned trains, you’ll be taken from hotel to hotel in comfort.
India has one of the largest rail networks in the world with over 60,000 kms of tract and 7,000 stations. Travelling by train in India can be an experience in itself and a wonderful way to get in touch with the locals.
Passport & Visas
India: Visa is required for all foreign nationals and you must obtain an Indian visa prior to leaving home as visa processing varies country to country. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel in India. Travel to Sikkim requires a special permit; application may be made when applying for a standard Indian visa at the local Indian High Commission.
As of 25 Sep 2013 nationals and passport holder of New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Luxem Bourg, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia and Myanmar can avail visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility upon disembarking at international airports Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trivandrum only. You will require to pay fee along with require documentation and is subject to verification and satisfaction of the Immigration. Please contact high commission of India for updated information.
Sri Lanka: Every tourist visiting Sri Lanka required visa prior to departure. Visa must be obtained atleast 01 months prior to arrival in Sri Lanka by visiting www.eta.gov.lk The Tourist visa is valid for stay within 30 days. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel to Sri Lanka. Fee will apply.
Nepal: Visa is required for all foreign nationalities and the best way to apply for visa is from the Royal Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. Tourist Visa also can be obtained on arrival. Passport must be valid for at least six months before you commence travel in Nepal. Fee will apply.
Bhutan: All foreign nationals require visa for Bhutan.
Visa can be arranged by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS. To process this we require clear readable colour copy of passport (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) and current colour passport photograph and at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Bhutan. Remaining validity of passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Bhutan.
Tourism Council of Bhutan issues visa clearance letter closer to travelling date which we email or fax you or your local travel agent. Travellers are required to produce aforesaid visa clearance copy at the time of check-in for their flights while those entering Bhutan by surface via Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jonkhar, they are required to produce this Visa Clearance letter at the Immigration counter. Actual visa is stamped at passport on arrival in Bhutan.
Visa only service is not offered in Bhutan, you would have to book a service tour package from TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS that includes accommodation, guided tours, transfers etc
Myanmar: Visa is required for all nationalities.
Visa can be arranged by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS. To process this we require international flight details, clear readable colour copy of passport (page containing passport no and face picture in JPEG or PDF format) and current colour passport photograph and at least 30 days prior to date of entry into Myanmar. Remaining validity of passport should be at least 6 months from the date of exit from Myanmar.
HOW TO BOOK
You can contact our associate travel agent, call our local office, email us or book online. Booking forms must be completed to ensure TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS has on file all the necessary information such as passport details, travel insurance policy details and emergency contacts etc. Travelers over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing medical conditions will also be required to provide a medical certificate to certify they are fit to travel. By booking through travel agent or online means you have read and agreed to the TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS booking conditions. For more detail please click here.
Team at TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS wishes you a wonderful holiday!!!
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Our executive will welcome you at the airport arrival lounge with TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS signboard. After the traditional welcome with Garlands, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will be assisted for check in. Rest of the day is at leisure with overnight at the hotel. (No Meal)
Day 02: Mumbai
After breakfast enjoy excursion to Elephanta caves. Hewn out of solid rock, the Elephanta Caves date back to 600 AD, and attract more visitors each year than the entire city of Mumbai. No wonder: this place resonates with the spiritual energy of India. The cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is situated on Gharapuri Island in Mumbai's harbour, about an hour's boat ride from the Gateway of India. After excursion, enjoy half day city tour of Mumbai and visit Gateway of India, Mumbai's most famous monument and the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Drive through Marine Drive a windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of art deco buildings. Marine Drive is known as the queen's Necklace as the glittering street lights seem like an enormous strand of imperious jewels at night. Visit Hanging Garden which is also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Garden, The garden provides lovely sunset view over the Arabian Sea. The park was laid out in the early 1880s over Bombay's main reservoir. Evening return back to hotel followed by an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day 03: Mumbai / Rajkot / Gondal
After breakfast provide in time transfer to airport to board the flight to Rajkot. Arrives in Rajkot followed by drive to Gondal, known for its beadwork, silver jewelry and brassware and also visit the cottage industries of Gondal to watch spinners, weavers and other artisans at work. Also visit the famous Naulakha Palace housing a collection of beautiful beadwork, brass utensils, silverware and hand-painted wooden toys from the princely collection. Once a princely state of Kathiawar, Gondal is a beautiful city in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. Founded in 1634, Gondal lies on the banks of Gondali River and is known for its palaces and historical monuments. Overnight at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 04: – Gondal / Junagarh / Gir National Park (160 KMS / 03-4 hrs )
After having breakfast drive to Gir National Park. En route stop at Junagadh and visit the historical Uparkot Fort. Uparkot Fort is a magnificent Gothic palace built by the Nawabs and the colorful 19th century tomb. After visit continue to Gir. Sasangir is situated in the paisley-shaped peninsula of Kathiawad in Gujarat on the south-western fringes of the Saurashtra peninsula. Famous world-over for being the only haven of the majestic Asiatic lion, the National Park or the lion sanctuary is a must-visit for nature lovers and is the main attraction of this place. Sasangir is also the natural habitat of some exotic flora and fauna of this peninsular region. Important reservoirs like the Nalsarovar Lake provide much needed water for the flora and the native animals. Sasangir also has some dry deciduous and tropical thorn forests and an evergreen corridor along the river sides. Common variety of trees here are teak, laburnum, acacia tendu and bael. The crocodile farm developed here is also one of the attractions of this place. Stay 02 nights at Gir National Park. (B,D)
Day 05: Gir National Park
Drive in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Gir in Gujarat is a deciduous forest and is the last abode of the Asiatic lion. Besides, the forest also has a thriving panther (leopard) population. It also has home to large population of chital or spotted deer, sambar, antelope, chinkara gazelle, chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), wild boar and other wildlife. Besides, you will also see a large number of avian populations on the game-drive trail. Overnight at the Gir National Park. (B,L,D)
Day 06: Gir National Park Bhavnagar
After breakfast drive to Bhavnagar. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Later visit Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar, a coastal city, was the capital of an former princely state Sihor. It was founded by Bhavsinhji Gohil in 1723 AD. An transitional port with a natural harbour, it has a lockgate to provide for the floatation of ships in receding tides at the concrete jetty. Bhavnagar present various visiting attraction options including Gandhi Smriti, a complex attached to a clock tower, situated in the heart of the city; Takhteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva named after Maharaja Takhtasinhji;Barton Library and Museum displaying Old books, manuscripts, rare coins, arms and armor belonging to the rulers of Bhavnagar. Overnight at Bhavnagar. (B,D)
Day 07: Bhavnagar/ Palitana/ Bhavnagar
After breakfast excursion to Palitana to visit the enormous compound of approximately 863 Jain temples. From here a flight of steps leads to a cluster of 863 hill top jain temples built over 900 years. On a moonlit night these marble temples invoke the vision of a fantasy land. The deities in the temple are studded with gems and jewels. These can be reached after one and half hour of climbing on foot. A Muslim shrine is also there on one the hilltop.Overnight at Hotel. (B,D)
Day 08: Bhavnagar / Vilavadar
After breakfast, travel to Vilavadar. Afternoon visit the Vilavadar National Park, famous for blackbucks amongst other migratory birds. On arrival check into Hotel for Overnight. (B,D)
Day 09: Vilavadar / Utelia / Lothal / Ahmedabad
After breakfast we travel to Ahmedabad with an en-route stop in Utelia. Utelia which was founded by the chieftain of the Vaghela Rajput clan, in the 18th century. Stop at Lothal to visit the museum and the archaeological place giving an opportunity to see the planning of the cities during the Indus Valley Civilization. After visit continue to Ahmedabad. On arrival check in to Hotel for Overnight. (B,D)
Day 10: Ahmedabad
After breakfast our guide will pick you for the sightseeing tour of the leading specialized textile museum of India ‘Calico Museum’. Calico Museum has the rich collection of textile swatches of Indian origins which are found at famous sites of archaeological in Egypt, Sarees of silk from the throughout India, the silk sarongs of double-ikat prepared at Patan especially for the markets of Indonesia, curtains & chintz completed during the Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial reign at Gujarat, Punjab’s floral embroidery, famous Kashmiri shawls, tie-and-dye work of 18th of century, opulently embroidered tent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan that palace is located very close, Rajasthan’s royal attires, manuscripts & paintings on the cloths, spiritual description in the paintings of cloths known as Kalamkari & Pichwai. Also visit Sabarmati Ashram - On a quiet stretch of the river Sabarmati, 7 kms north of the city is the famous ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1915. The Sabarmati Ashram was the first Satyagraha Ashram set up by Gandhi. Popularly known as the Sabarmati Ashram, it still makes spinning wheels, handicrafts and handmade paper . Hridaya Kunj, Mahatma Gandhi’s cottage, is preserved as it was during his lifetime.Afternoon take a tour of elegantly carved 15th century’s Adalaj step-well. Locally known as wavs or baolis, the step-wells are structure unique to North India. The Dada Hari Wav, built in 1501, is supposed to be one of the best wells. A series of steps lead down to the lowest platform revealing a small octagonal well.. The well is a fascinating place to visit, as even on the hottest day the interiors remain nice and cool. After visit return back to Hotel and stay overnight at hotel. (B,D)
Day 11: Ahmedabad Departure (Check out 1200 Hrs)
After Leisurely breakfast tour finish with transfer to airport for you to board your onward flight. (B)
2014 - 2015
Make this your Family Tour - Child under 5 years old stays free.
|A = Available R = Reserved C = Closed||
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Grade: Easy to Moderate
Hotel accommodation with private facilities
Private air-condition car with driver
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Private English speaking tour guide at Mumbai and Ahmedabad only
Economy class airfare Mumbai-Rajkot
Mineral bottle of water while travelling
Jeep safari in Gir National Park
Jeep Safari at Velavadar Black Buck Sanctuary
Monument entry fee
Assistance and transfers
All current taxes
Any international or domestic airfares
Train fares other than specified in the what's included section
Airport taxes, visa & passport fees
Extra baggage charges
Early check in or late check out
Meals other than specified in the what's included section
Tips & gratuities
Travel & medical insurance
Camera & video permits
Expenses incurred due to flight / train cancellation or delay
Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc
Any optional excursion or tour
Entry charges at monuments/forts etc
Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included section
Country Visited: India (Capital: New Delhi)
Overland travel by private air-conditioned car with driver
Itinerary can be customised to suit your requirements
Order sightseeing may vary according to local conditions
Normal Hotel check-in/out 1200 hours
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Electricity: Current is 220V, 50Hz -Type C (European 2-pin), Type D (Old British 3-pin),
Time Zone: GMT +5.5 hours
Ask for pre and post accommodation