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Family Fun In India

13 day / 12 night tour from $11369 per family (2 Adults & 2 Children 2-11yrs)
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 30 Jun 23 by 4pm or sold out

 

13 day / 12 night tour from
$11369
per family (2 Adults & 2 Children 2-11yrs)Flights are additional

Family Fun In India

Our family holidays are designed to be fun, with time to bond as a family and create great memories. We have included plenty of activities for the kids and parents as this journey introduces you to some of the most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Taj Mahal, museum, search for the elusive tiger in the Ranthambore National Park and your holiday concludes with a beautiful beach stay in Kumarakom.


Deal Includes
 12 Nights Deluxe accommodation with private facilities
 Travel by chartered air conditioned vehicle
 Sightseeing as specified
 Meals as specified
 Local English speaking Tour Guide
 Monument entry fees
 Rickshaw ride in old Delhi
 Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
 Morning & afternoon safari by jeep (on a shared basis) at Ranthambore National Park
 Ferry ride in Cochin
 Kathakali dance show in Cochin
 Airfare in Economy class for Delhi - Cochin sector
✔ Entrance fee/monument charges (one visit only)
✔ Assistance and transfers
 All current applicable taxes

International airfares are additional

13 day/12 night tour 
From $11,369 per family (2 Adults & 2 Children 2-11 yrs)
Tour departs daily from 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 (Based on low season departure dates)

From $12,954 per family (2 Adults & 3 Children 2-11 yrs)
Tour departs daily from 01 Apr - 30 Sep 24 (Based on low season departure dates)

Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi
On arrival at the airport, meet your Tour Executive who will assist you to transfer to the hotel for two nights stay in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi
Enjoy a short briefing on your tour before starting the city tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Qutub Minar, explore Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw and witness the history and evolution of Indian Railways at the National Rail Museum.
(B, D)

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur

After a leisurely breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. The first planned city of India is a treasure-trove of culture, art and history, famous for its colour, lifestyle and Rajasthani cuisine. It is a city exuding royal heritage and extravagant richness. The historic city also has many temples and shrines. On your arrival at Jaipur, check-into the hotel. After brief rest, Indulge in an evening out, Jaipur-style! From the city’s most spectacular monuments to a thrilling tuk-tuk journey through the magical by-lanes of the Pink City, to an authentic Bollywood experience and traditional Rajasthani feast. Enjoy the evening as the locals do, travel by Tuk-tuk there’s no better way to experience the crazy traffic of India. This Jaipur tour will have you riding the city’s famous routes while your local guide recalls its stories and legends. Your ever-enthusiastic tuk-tuk driver will drop you off at the Raj Mandir, a beautifully designed and intricately decorated theatre often referred to as the Pride of Asia. Before taking in a Bollywood film, you’ll enjoy samosa with chilled lassi or Chai and a local delicacy called meetha paan, caramelized betel leaf with betel nut and aniseed. Later you’ll escape into the world of Bollywood song and dance, a truly local experience you’ll never forget. After the movie, you’ll head to one of Jaipur’s popular local restaurants to taste traditional Mughlai-Rajputana feast.  Later return to the hotel. Stay overnight in Jaipur. (B, D)

Day 4: Jaipur

Morning pick-up from the hotel and proceed for guided sightseeing of Jaipur. Start your day with an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Admire the facade of the Hawa Mahal, poetically known as the “Palace of Winds”. Continue to Amber Fort, the former ancient capital of Jaipur state built by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army, which is a superb example of Rajput architecture. Ascend the fort by shared Jeep. Later proceed for guided tour of Jaipur city starting with City Palace Museum; boasts to have some of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures of the ancient past, miniature delicate paintings preserved painted ceilings and the elephant saddles (haudas), and is registered in the  Guinness Book of Records to contain the biggest silver objects in the world. Conclude your sightseeing with a visit to Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh is a complex of astronomical instruments, chiselled out of stone which provides fairly accurate information to this day. The remaining day is at leisure for you to explore the Jaipur Bazaar. Enjoy hunting through the colourful and chaotic streets, shopping for souvenirs like silver jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, topaz and emeralds, embroidered clothing and quilts, block printed textiles, lacquered brass work, leather footwear, miniature marble carvings and blue potteries. Besides shopping, one can also watch the skilful artisans at work. While walking down the lanes you will also witness the cultural heritage of the city unfolding a legacy of the royal past. Stay overnight in Jaipur. (B, D)

Day 5: Jaipur - Ranthambore

After breakfast at the hotel in Jaipur, drive to Ranthambore. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The park's deciduous forests are characteristic examples of the type of jungle found in Central India. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. Stay overnight at Ranthambore. **From 01 July – 30 September, Ranthambore will be replaced with Bharatpur as Ranthambore remains closed. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Ranthambore

Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in the Ranthambore National Park; one of the biggest and most renowned National Parks in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of South-eastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. The park is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km and majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat amongst many other reptiles, birds and wild animals. Lunch, Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel. (Ranthambore National Park remains closed from 01 July to 30th September every year. Game drives are scheduled between 0630–0930 AM & 0230 – 0530 PM, visitors are strictly advised to follow the guidelines of the national park and the wildlife tourist guide) (B, L, D)

Day 7: Ranthambore - Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. A poem of white marble, the Taj is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. On arrival check into the hotel. Later enjoy the city tour of Agra. Begin with Agra Fort; built by Emperor Akbar, its construction commenced in 1565 and was completed in 1571. It is built with red sandstone and is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Conclude your day with a visit to Itimad-Ud-Daulah, the first tomb to be built in white marble instead of red sandstone which marks the departure from the red sandstone buildings of Mughal architecture. This memorial was built by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir’s queen as a memorial to her father. The tombs sheer beauty will surprise you - the only reason it does not get more accolades is that it shares the stage with the incomparable Taj Mahal. Like the Taj, it has amazingly intricate ‘Pietra Dura’ inlay and lattice marble screens. The mausoleum rests in a walled garden with a view of the river Yamuna. Constructed in the year 1628, most historians believe that its design provided the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. If time permits, explore the colourful markets of Agra which is known for its fabulous marble made handicrafts and soft stone inlay work. Come across the 3 Dimensional thread work of Zardozi which is a famed ancient art. Learn about local perfumes “Itar” with a different aroma. While exploring these markets of Sadar Bazar, Kinari Bazar, Raja-ki-Mandi, etc. you also come across the famous sweet of Agra – “PETHA. Stay overnight in Agra. (B, D)

Day 8: Agra - Cochin
Early morning, visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - the epitome of love, stands on the banks of the river Yamuna built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Taj attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. To experience the beauty of this architectural marvel, it needs to be viewed at different times of the day and year. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations in the daylight. Made entirely of white marble and decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work, different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is built around a Charbagh or ’four gardens’ plan, split by watercourses— reflects the influence of Persian architectural style. On return enjoy a short ride on Tonga experiencing the old transportation system which still plays a vital role in some of the Indian lanes/roads. After the sightseeing return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, drive straight to Delhi airport to board flight for Cochin. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Stay overnight in Cochin. (B, D)

Day 9: Cochin
Visit St. Francis Church, the first church to be built in India by Vasco-de-Gama; the Jewish synagogue, Chinese fishing nets and take a ferry ride. Evening, enjoy a Kathakali Dance performance in the local theatre. (B, D)

Day 10: Cochin - Kumarakom
After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands that have been converted into a number of tourist resorts and is a part of the Kuttanad region. Kumarakom is an unbelievably beautiful paradise. The blue backwaters and a surface of Vembanad Lake reflect the azure sky. The amazing shades of green of the vegetation that include mangroves, coconut palms and paddy fields cover the verdant countryside. Channels and waterways wind their way through this green paradise. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. Stay overnight at Kumarakom.  (B, D)

Day 11: Kumarakon
After breakfast day is free to pamper yourself and unwind. Stay overnight in Kumarakom. (NO  TRANSPORT / NO SERVICE)
(B, D)
 
Day 12: Kumarakom
After breakfast day is free to pamper yourself and unwind. Stay overnight in Kumarakom. (NO TRANSPORT / NO SERVICE)
(B, D)

Day 13: Cochin Departure
After breakfast, proceed to Cochin airport to board a flight for your onward destination. (B)

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
 
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Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel as specified and for sales until 4pm on  30 Mar 24 or sold out. Prices are per person based on twin share in New Zealand dollars. •  Prices are correct as at 11 Jan 24  • Prices are thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability. • Travel is based on low season departure dates. •$500 deposit per person is required at time of booking.  Please check with your House of Travel agent when full payment is required, however, it will be no later than 30 days prior to departure. • All travel must be commenced and completed as specified.  Any additional accommodation is at customers own expense • Some surcharges, closeouts, routing and accommodation restrictions apply. Bedding configurations may vary on twin share options.  Twin share is based on two adults sharing a room & using existing bedding. Packages are subject to availability.  Departures become guaranteed with a minimum of four passengers.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Flights are additional.  Visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please contact your House of Travel agent.  • Packages are subject to availability • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Supplier Code: THO

 

 

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