February 22 - March 10, 2020
18 Days
Tour Status - Available

Join Select Holidays and David and Brenda Layden on this tour of India.  You experience Indian Agriculture during our visits to the milk collection stations, on the short ox cart ride to the farm village, spontaneous stops to see the mustard farm harvest, visit the flower seed farm, & rice harvesting on the farms.  As we drive through the country side you will see the farm tractor repair shops, trucks hauling the sugar cane from the farm, and the many cattle & goats roaming freely along the road side.  Enjoy the smiling faces of the colorful Indian people and the smell of the spices at the street vendors.  Visit one of the 7 wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal, majestic forts, and opulent palaces.  Embrace the chaos of the traffic and the sound of the horns honking.  Everyday in India is an adventure which will exceed your expectations.

*Please Note:  For this departure to be guaranteed and operated by Select Holidays, there must be a minimum of 10 confirmed passengers.

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Tour Highlights

  • Return Airfare from major North American cities

  • 16 -nights touring of ~ NORTHERN INDIA
    in 1st-class, deluxe accommodations

  • ALL meals daily with tea & coffee

  • Bottled Water daily on Bus

  • ALL Tours and Entrances as outlined in brochure

  • ALL Technical and Cultural visits as outlined

  • 1st-Class train travel within India as required

  • Flights within India as required

  • Visit to Taj Mahal

  • Visit to Ranthambore National Park & Tiger
    Reserve

  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide

Itinerary

Day 1 - Sat, Feb 22, 2020      [IFM]
Depart North America on an overnight flight to Delhi, India.

Day 2 - Sun, Feb 23, 2020   [IFM]
Upon arrival into Delhi, India, early this evening, clear local Customs.  You are met and transfer to your hotel for a four-night stay.

Day 3 - Mon, Feb 24, 2020   [B/L/D]
Tour ‘Old’ Delhi, including a visit to the Red Fort - built in 1648 and one of the largest mosques in India.  Delhi is a fascinating city with unique shops and amazing people.  “Welcome Dinner” this evening hosted by Select Holidays.

Day 4 - Tue, Feb 25, 2020   Delhi    [B/L/D]     
After breakfast tour of ‘New’ Delhi, with visits that will include India Gate, War Memorial Arch, and driving past both the President's House and the Parliament House. Enjoy a rickshaw ride to visit a spice market.

Day 5 - Wed, Feb 26, 2020  Delhi    [B/L/D]
This morning, a drive into the local countryside and visit the Amul Milk Plant, a state-of-the-art dairy factory that produces milk, curd, ice cream and cheese. Later, visit an organic and herbal farm, for cocktails and dinner. Overnight back in Delhi.

Day 6 - Thu, Feb 27, 2020   Delhi - Ludhiana       [B/L/D]
Visit the largest wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Asia this morning, where trading and auctioning take place early every morning.  Later visit a Rice Mill before driving north to Ludhiana in the Punjabi region.  Upon arrival into Ludhiana, check into hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7 - Fri, Feb 28, 2020     Ludhiana - Delhi     [B/L/D]   
A morning farm visit to a vegetable & seed producer followed by a visit to wheat farm. This region is known for its progressive family farms located on the outskirts of Ludhiana. Transfer to the railway station for an evening train journey (executive class) back to Delhi and an overnight stay. 

Day 8 - Sat, Feb 29, 2020    Delhi / Jhansi / Khajuraho   [B/L/D]
This morning, board the train (executive class) once again for your journey from Delhi to Jhansi. Upon arrival you will travel on to Khajuraho and visit Orcha, whose grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time and a rich legacy to the ages.  The palaces and the temples built in the 16th and 17th century and retain much of their pristine perfection. Get spectacular view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs.  Transfer to hotel for 2 nights in Khajuraho.  

Day 9 - Sun, Mar 01, 2020     Khajuraho   [B/L/D] 
Morning half day city tour of Khajuraho visiting the world famous Khajuraho Temple - built by Chandela Kings between 950 A.D. and 1050 A.D.  Visit a Traditional Farm that still uses bullock carts and enjoy lunch at the farm house.  This evening enjoy entertainment and a Classical Dance Show

Day 10 - Mon, Mar 02, 2020  Khajuraho / Jhansi / Agra   [B/L/D]      
After breakfast, transfer to the Jhansi Railway Station to travel by train (executive class) to Agra.  Check into hotel in Agra for a 2-night stay.  

Day 11 - Tue, Mar 03, 2020    Agra    [B/L/D]        
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise.  The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal.  Return to hotel for breakfast then visit Sikandara, Itmad-Ud-Duala and Agra Fort. Sikandara- is “Emperor Akbar's” mausoleum; Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Duala was built between 1622-28 by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father; Agra Fort contains halls of private and public audiences and other palaces. 

Day 12 - Wed, Mar 04, 2020   Ranthambore National Park   [B/L/D]     
Depart for Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve. Enroute to the park, visit Fatehpur Sikri.  Upon arrival into the park check into hotel for a 2-night stay. This afternoon on safari you look for the illusive tiger.

Day 13 - Thu, Mar 05, 2020     Ranthambore National Park   [B/L/D]     
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game run. The park is a congenial habitat for the stately Sambar - the largest of all Asiatic deer, water birds and crocodiles. The park is a wildlife enthusiast and photographer’s dream.  Later on you will visit a Guava Farm.

Day 14 – Fri, Mar 06, 2020     Jaipur   [B/L/D]    
Once again, another game run before traveling to Jaipur – known as the “Pink City”. Jaipur will be your home  for the next 3 nights.

Day 15 – Sat, Mar 07, 2020   Jaipur     [B/L/D]      
Visit Amber Fort in the morning, the ancient capital of the state. An unforgettable elephant or jeep ride is part of the highlight this day as well.  Later visit a milk collection center where milk is collected from nearby villagers.

Day 16 – Sun, Mar 08, 2020   Jaipur     [B/L/D]      
A morning tour of Jaipur visiting the city palace and observatory.  Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds plus through the rows-pink residential and business area.  Enjoy a “Farewell Dinner” hosted by Select Holidays, at a 30 acre agriculture farm, which is a typical Indian farm with thatched roofs and mud plastered wall.  The farm also has tube wells used for irrigating crops such as wheat, barley, millet and vegetables. 

Day 17 - Mon, Mar 09, 2020   Jaipur - Delhi      [B/L/D]     
All too soon great things must come to an end as you drive from Jaipur back to Delhi.  Upon arrival into Delhi, check into an airport hotel.  Depending on flight departures times from Delhi, your transfers to the airport will coincide with your flight details.

Day 18 - Tue, Mar 10, 2020 End of Tour     [IFM]  
Flight arrival back into North America.
Ask about extending your India Tour to Southern India - more sights and sounds to thrill your senses.
Ask about adding
Portugal & Spain to this tour.

Per Person, Double - $8,870.00, Including International Air and flights within india
plus taxes of $972.00

Single Occupancy - Add $1,580.00
Initial Deposit - $2,000.00 per person at time of booking
2nd Deposit of $2,000.00 per person due prior to June 25, 2019
Final Payment - per person is due prior to December 02, 2019

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