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Grand Tour of Northern India

Heritage
  • Starts New Delhi
  • +30 destinations
  • Ends New Delhi
Days 28
Currency
From 250000
AGE RANGE - 1 to 80 Years Old
TRAVEL STYLE - Easy
BEST PRICES GUARANTEED
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Duration: 28 Days
AGE RANGE - 1 to 80
TRAVEL STYLE - Easy
From 250000
BEST PRICES GUARANTEED

If you find the same tour with the same departure date and same inclusions at a lower price elsewhere, we will match the price.


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Golden Temple in Amritsar - one of the most historical sacred site in India.
  • Visit some of the most beautiful hill stations of North India - Dharamshala, Manali, and Shimla.
  • Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - World famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra.
  • Attend sacred Aarti at the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Explore the Pink city of Jaipur, blue city of Jodhpur, golden city of Jaisalmer and the city of Lakes - Udaipur.
  • Enjoy wildlife safari at Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve.

Day-to-Day ITINERARY

Stay - New Delhi

On the day of arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Accommodation, Transfers

Stay - New Delhi

Embark on a full day of sightseeing beginning in Old Delhi with a visit to the stunning Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia, and the Raj Ghat, a moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Take a short rickshaw ride at the Chandni Chowk (A huge market of spices and clothes), also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Amritsar

After brekfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to New Delhi railway station to board an Express train to Amritsar. Upon arrival at Amritsar railway station, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the afternoon visit Indo-Pak Wagha Border to watch Flag Retreat Ceremony, after that drive back to the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Dharamshala

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Amritsar, visit Golden Temple - central religious place of the Sikhs, and a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Also visit Jallianwala Bagh, and Durgiana Temple. Later in the afternoon, leave for Dharamshala. While driving get mesmerized by the enchanting views of the Kangra Valley. Upon arrival at Dharamshala, check-in at the hotel for night stay


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Dharamshala

In the morning, after the hearty breakfast, proceed for a full day tour of Dharamshala including Dalai Lama's village, Mcleodganj region, Bhagsunath Temple, St. John's Church, Dal Lake and Talnoo - highest point in Dharamshala that gives best view of the Dhauladhar range. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Transfers

Stay – Manali

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Manali. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to give your body much needed rest and do your own activity. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers

Stay – Manali

Enjoy spectacular drive toward Rohtang Snow point at an altitude of 3,980 mts. and enjoy in the snow (Rohtang Pass is closed on Tuesday). Also visit Gulaba, Marhi, Buddhist Monastery, Hadimba Devi temple (A small temple situated in the dense forest is very interesting), and Vashisht - an extremely picturesque little place clinging to the steep hill side, famous for its hot baths where a natural sulphar spring is piped into a modern bath-house. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Note: Rohtang Snow Point remains closed from November to Mid-May Snowfall.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Shimla

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Manali through Beas river, Sutlej river, Kullu Valley (surrounded by Shivalik Ranges of Himalayas is famous for Apple Trees). Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, spend the rest of the day at Mall Road, a famous shopping destination in Shimla. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Shimla

After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for the full day sightseeing tour of Shimla. Visit several prominent attractions like the Jakhoo Hill, St. Michael's Cathedral and Naldhera (the nine hole golf course), Indian Institute of Advanced Study (also known as the Viceroy's hall - this is the place where British conducted their meetings during the summer season in India), Kufri where you can rejuvenate yourself amidst the dense forests, snow-capped mountains and exotic flora and fauna. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – New Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to Kalka Railway Station to board an express train to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi railway station, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers

Stay – Varanasi

After breakfast at the hotel, take a flight to Varanasi from New Delhi airport. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Varanasi. Rest and relax at the hotel, later explore the city of Varanasi at your own with a local guide. In the evening attend Aarti on the bank of River Ganges. Overnight stay at the hotel.


In Varanasi, you can indulge yourself in many activities what the locals do, also you have enough free time to explore Varanasi at your own and since this is a guided trip so an English speaking guide will be there to suggest, assist you and explain you about all the sightseeing, sacred temples, history and myths of the oldest city of India - Varanasi. In this way you can explore the real life of Varanasi.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – New Delhi

Early in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara and see the traditional form of martial arts practiced there. Morning city tour of Varanasi, this includes a walk through the various sacred Ghats. Visit the sacred shrine of Kashi- Vishwanath (also known as the Golden Temple), and Bharat Mata Mandir, a simple temple dedicated to 'Mother India'. Later proceed to Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists, visit the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. Later in the evening take a flight to New Delhi from Varanasi. our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra “City of Taj Mahal”. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Take some rest at the hotel, later in the afternoon visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Ranthambore

Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal along with Mehtab Bagh. Return to the hotel for breakfast after sightseeing. Later check out of hotel, and proceed for Ranthambore National Park via Fatehpur Sikri. On the way visit Akhbar Tomb at Sikandra and later visit Fatehpur Sikri, the oldest deserted town built by Mughal Kingdom in 1571 in honor of Saint Salim Chisti. After finishing your sightseeing tour at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Ranthambore for overnight stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Ranthambore

Enjoy 2 jeep safari's today inside the Ranthambore National Park, one early in the morning and 2nd later in the afternoon. Get a chance to watch elusive tigers, also watch deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and other animals in the lust forest. After jungle safari at the national park, drive back to your hotel for night stay. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Abhaneri and explore the most famous Abhaneri Stepwell Chand Baori. Chand Baori is the one of the largest and deepest step-well in the world. There are three ways to reach the water using the steps, which are divided into stories. This colossal, delicately carved well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. It was a ritual to wash the hands and feet at the well before visiting the adjoining temple. Later continue your drive to Jaipur, upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur, visit City Palace, The Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and enjoy evening sunset at Surya Mandir, if time permits you can visit some other interesting places as well. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Pushkar

Today morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar. On the way, visit Ajmer Shareef Dargah “shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti” and Adhey-Din-Ka Jhonpara - a mosque. Later continue drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival at Pushkar, check-in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later in the evening, enjoy a Camel ride to nearby village and desert. Enjoy cultural event including local Folk dances at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Udaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Pushkar - located on the shores of Pushkar lake. You first visit famous Pushkar lake - which is supposed to be the only worship place of God Brahma Ji in the world. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats (a series of steps leading to the lake), where pilgrims throng in large numbers to take a sacred bath, especially around Kartik Poornima (October–November) when the Pushkar Fair is held. Take a dip in the holy Pushkar Lake and later visit Jagatpita Brahma Mandir (Brahma Temple) of the 14th century - the only temple of God Brahma in the world. From outside you can see the beautiful marble and stone construction and see distinct shikara (red pinnacle). Then you enter the temple along with a beautiful view all side. There you see the image of Lord Brahma with four faces and four hands, each facing in different directions. There you can also do traditional Prayers. After sightseeing of Pushkar, leave for Udaipur. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Udaipur

After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour with a visit to Sahelion-Ki-Bari. Then proceed to visit the Museum of folk art, which has a rich collection of folk dresses, puppets, dolls, masks, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. Afterwards visit the City Palace, the biggest palace complex in India, where four generations of Maharajas added mansions and palaces. You also visit the museum of the palace, which includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. In the evening take a boat ride on the lake Pichola. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Jodhpur

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Jodhpur - the blue city of India. En-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples, built in 12 Century – popular for its magnificent carving on 1444 non-replicable marble pillars, each one has been designed to represent its own different theme. Later continue your drive to Jodhpur for 2 nights stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Jodhpur

After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing of Jodhpur, visit massive Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace (Now converted into luxury hotel), Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Clock Tower, Mandore Temple and Mandore Gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Jaisalmer

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or for own activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers

Stay – Jaisalmer

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaisalmer, visit the stunning Jain temples inside the Sonar Quila, the palace museum inside the Jaisalmer Fort, which exhibits a rich collection of imperial dresses and artifacts belonging to the royal family of Jaisalmer and havelis with convoluted designs and latticed windows such as Patwaon-ki-Haveli and the Gadisar Lake form the main attractions of the city. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Bikaner

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Bikaner. En-route visit the Kheechan village – known for a large number of demoiselle cranes that visit it every winter. Later continue your drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Bikaner

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the sightseeing of Bikaner, visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Jain Haveli, Bhandeswari Jain Temple, and the Karni Mata Temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay – Mandawa

After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Mandawa. Upon arrival, check–in at the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later take a waking tour to explore the most colorful painted havelis (Palaces) of Mandawa. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing


After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the IGI Airport in New Delhi to board the flight to your home or onward destination.


Includes: Breakfast, Transfers

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Assistance during arrival and departure
  • 27 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Round-trip flight from and to Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi
  • Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Transportation - All Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC Vehicle.
  • Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
  • All currently applicable taxes including GST

Transport

  • 1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
  • 3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
  • 5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar

EXCLUDED

  • Visas Fee (if applicable)
  • Beverages other than drinking water & any costs of a personal nature
  • Any International or Domestic Flight
  • Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
  • Monument Entrance Fee, Camera Fee
  • Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary

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Documents to be submitted:

  • Photo ID proof.
  • Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect - Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:

  • Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)

Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.


Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car/van/coach depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The normal check-in and check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.
Yes. It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or WhatsApp in case of any need.
YES. You can surely custom design the holiday packages as per your preferences.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by hotels etc, for making any changes.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Our team of travel experts are available 24/7 for you! If you have any questions about this amazing tour, then please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you latest within 2 hours!



PAYMENT TERMS

If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.


  • 30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • 19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost

Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.

CANCELLATION

If you cancel your holiday:

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:


  • Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.




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