Highlights of Northern India 2020

Highlights of Northern India 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

India

Tour Itinerary

Your affordable vacation in India begins in the exciting city of Delhi. Guided sightseeing shows you the 17th-century Mughal Red Fort, with tours of Ra Ghat and the largest mosque in Asia—Jama Masjid. Walk through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, and visit the ancient Qutub Minar. You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a rickshaw! Fly to Varanasi to witness the spiritual worship of Ganga Aarti on the steps of the Ganges River. Embark at dawn the next day on a boat to see the devotional bathing and meditation rituals along the river. In Agra, visit the spectacular Taj Mahal and the red sandstone walls of Agra Fort, with the Mughal Palace’s hall of mirrors and pavilion of Shah Jahan’s final home. You’ll visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, with its ghostly sandstone palaces of 1569. Travel to Jaipur to visit the legendary Amber Fort—concealing its opulent interiors of royal residences. Travel to the sand dunes of the Thar Desert to explore Jodhpur’s old city of palaces, temples, and imperial grandeur. Take a desert safari to visit with local tribes, and travel to Ranakpur’s spectacular temples on your way to Udaipur. Take in the beauty of the city’s palace and museum, and cruise on the lake. Fly back to Delhi to conclude your value-minded vacation in India’s northern cities.

Day 1: DELHI, INDIA.
Welcome to Delhi, a magnetic blend of old and new, and the capital of modern India. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: DELHI
. Your day starts with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including a CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE. See the splendid 17th-century Mughal Red Fort before visiting landmarks such as RAJ GHAT and the majestic three-domed JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in Asia. Experience a walk in the alleys of CHANDNI CHOWK; and later, visit the ancient stepwell QUTUB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 3: DELHI–VARANASI
. Fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This evening, witness the GANGA AARTI (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganges. (B)

Day 4: VARANASI–AGRA
. Around dawn, board a BOAT and watch a striking religious ritual-the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge, some practicing yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight to Agra. (B,D)

Day 5: AGRA
. Your day begins with a sunrise visit to the famous TAJ MAHAL. This remarkable edifice was commissioned by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and took 22 years to build. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a colossal, red-sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising forbidding battlements and spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shah Jahan spent his last days. (B)

Day 6: AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–JAIPUR
. This morning, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI, an abandoned city. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when the water ran out. Then, travel to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s quintessential royal city. Often referred to as the “Pink City,” Jaipur is studded with intricately adorned temples and monuments. (B,L)

Day 7: JAIPUR
. Start with a visit to the legendary AMBER FORT, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit JANTAR MANTAR and explore the CITY PALACE MUSEUM, with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B)

Day 8: JAIPUR–JODHPUR
. Travel to Jodhpur, once one of India’s princely states. Set in the sand dunes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur’s mesmerising old city is ringed by a 10-kilometer, 8-gated wall outside of which the new city stands. Brimming with enchanting palaces, temples, havelis, and a beautiful fort, this imperious city exudes grandeur and warm hospitality. (B)

Day 9: JODHPUR
. Marvel at the grand palaces of Jodhpur’s MEHRANGARH FORT. Admire the splendid JASWANT SINGH II MEMORIAL, beautifully constructed from thin marble sheets that allow sunlight to filter in. Enjoy a turban-tying demonstration before taking a SAFARI to visit the local Bishnoi tribes of the desert. These communities of nature lovers protect endangered plant and tree species and prohibit poachers from killing animals. (B)

Day 10: JODHPUR–RANAKPUR–UDAIPUR
. This morning, visit the spectacular JAIN TEMPLES en route to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Known as the “City of Lakes,” Udaipur is built around three lakes and is made of a maze of narrow lanes, exquisite palaces, pavilions, and gardens. (B,L)

Day 11: UDAIPUR
. Marvel at Udaipur’s beauty on a tour of its CITY PALACE AND MUSEUM, comprising a series of enchanting palaces overlooking Lake Pichola. You will also enjoy the views during your CRUISE on this beautiful lake. There is the opportunity to learn about the region’s famous miniature art. (B,D)

Day 12: UDAIPUR–DELHI
. Fly back to Delhi today and prepare for your journey home. (B)

Day 13: DELHI
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE:
Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 13, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 12 or just after midnight on day 13.

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

DELHI
Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, and Qutub Minar; cycle rickshaw ride; walk through Chandni Chowk

VARANASI
Witness Ganga Aarti ceremony; boat ride on the Ganges

AGRA
Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise; visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

JAIPUR
Visit Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace Museum

JODHPUR
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Singh II Memorial; safari to visit local Bishnoi tribes

RANAKPUR
Visit Jain Temples

UDAIPUR
Visit City Palace and Museum; cruise on Lake Pichola
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

Meals:
12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


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Accommodations

Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $607. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Delhi/Varanasi; Varanasi/Agra; Udaipur/Delhi. Air prices were effective on August 14, 2019, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Single Room Supplement:
$490 to $585

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra nights per person in Delhi:
Ibis New Delhi Aerocity Hotel
in single room $81; in twin room $45

Suryya Hotel
January-March: in single room $116; in twin room $63
April-September: in single room $84; in twin room $47
October-December: in single room $122; in twin room $66

2021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2020.

Delhi: Suryaa New Delhi
Varanasi: Rivitas By Ideal
Agra: Hotel Clarks Shiraz
Jaipur: Four Points by Sheraton, City Square
Jodhpur: Indana Palace Jodhpur
Udaipur: Spectrum Hotel & Residencies
Delhi: Ibis New Delhi Aerocity

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 3940 reviews about Cosmos Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Edward M on Sep 29, 2019

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

By Josefina N on Sep 22, 2019

Our tour director Deborah is exceptional. She knows the culture and history of places visited inside and out. She made sure that the group is comfortable and well-informed of schedules. Our driver Lee is excellent. He is professional and very skillful in his job. Thumbs up to both of them.

By Flordeliza A on Sep 22, 2019

My husband and I appreciate the hard work of the people from Cosmos. Everything was well planned. Our tour director, Debra stayed with us up to the last hour of the tour. We enjoyed this tour so much. We are looking forward to another tour with Affordable Tours.

By Cesar R on Sep 17, 2019

The tour was very complete. It included all the places I wanted to visit. It was extremely well organized. The Tour Director was very professional and didn't miss one detail. The guides were knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to book my next tour with Cosmos.

By Judith D on Sep 11, 2019

Our guide was very professional and our bus driver outstanding. Our driver was courteous, always polite and very helpful getting on and off the bus.

By Marilyn M on Sep 04, 2019

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Clyde, our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept things running smoothly. David, our driver was excellent also. I very much enjoyed the whole trip.

By Charles S on Sep 02, 2019

Everything was up to expectations our tour director was outstanding.

By Cheresse R on Aug 25, 2019

I thought the tour guides you had on staff were amazing. It really made the tour great. Everything was very clear and made me comfortable. I plan on using your services again soon.

By Yedidia W on Aug 13, 2019

Everything was to my expectations and more. Especially the tour guide: knowledgeable, precise (time wise) and considerate.

By Sarah O on Jul 30, 2019

tour guide, Keenan and driver Gerry made the trip very enjoyable. 

By George M on Jul 30, 2019

The tour director George was very good, and helpful. He help make the trip a good experience.

By Flora Y on Jul 19, 2019

From the beginning to the end this trip was superb!! Our agent was always helpful and knowledgeable of the land we were visiting. Her responses to my questions were very timely. I'm so excited to book our next trip and will use and recommend this company here on in!! Thank you for a job well done!

By Mary L on Jul 19, 2019

We had a wonderful trip. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and the tour guide and driver were fantastic. Can't wait for the next adventure.

By Sandra B on Jul 12, 2019

Tour Guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. The driver was so nice and helpful and a very good driver. He kept the bus spotless and very helpful with luggage. They both made the tour so enjoyable!


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