Ultimate India Group Tour

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Revel in a 13 days unforgettable and authentic India travel experience

Experience the ultimate historical sites of some of the finest tourist cities of Rajasthan, explore the cultural traditions of India, witness the busy lifestyle of India’s financial capital of Mumbai, meet with the King of the jungle the Royal Indian Tiger in its natural habitat at Ranthambore national Park and what’s more is needed to make it a perfect trip than a visit to world’s most beautiful monument of love, the stunning Taj Mahal. The tastefully designed itinerary allows you ample time to explore each city you visit in your 12 days long India tour package and carefully picked hotels offer you a comfortable stay with Indian hospitality. This is one of the most preferred and most interesting travel circuit of India starting from the western belt and taking you to some finest sites of the North India. Our expert tour guides ensure that you enjoy every bit of the India trip and you carry back everlasting memories and valuable information about India’s historic, cultural and social structure. The Ultimate India Tour package is a richly rewarded unique travel experience and a best tour for those willing to explore the best of Indian subcontinent.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Mumbai

Welcome to Ultimate India Tour package a India group travel itinerary designed and operated by India’s leading tour operator Max Holidays. As you reach Mumbai airport you are welcomed with a smile and transported to your hotel for relaxed time.

Night stay will be at the hotel in Mumbai.

Included meals: no meal
Included entrances: no sightseeing trip

Day 02 Mumbai

The city of Bollywood, Mumbai is a mega city driven by power, glamour and wealth. Mumbai is a city of diverse culture as people from almost every corner of the country come here to shape their future and work in different fields. The hub of commerce, entertainment and industry Mumbai is a sparkling city with a lot many tourist attractions and historical buildings. Today in your sightseeing tour of Mumbai you will visit the arch shaped monument of Gateway of India near Appollo Bunder port facing the Arabian Sea. This gate shaped marble structure was build in 1911 by British Govt. to welcome Prince of Wales. From here you will be transported in a boat/ferry to Elephanta Island which is famous for its very old rock cut caves dedicated to Lord Shiva.

After coming back from the excursion of Elephanta Island also visit Hanging Garden, Mahalaxmi Temple, Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat, Juhu Beach and Marine Drive.

Night stay will be at the hotel in Mumbai.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Boat ride to Elephanta Island, Elephanta caves, Prince of Wales Museum

Day 03 Mumbai to Udaipur (Flight)

Fly to Mumbai this morning. Commonly known among travellers as the ‘Venice of the East’ Udaipur is the most romantic city of Rajasthan with many beautiful lakes, gardens, palaces and temples. Spend leisurely time in your hotel capturing the romance of the city in your eyes and camera. In the evening take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Travel along the beautiful Lake Palace which is set amidst the lake. Once the Summer Palace of the royal family today Lake Palace is a luxurious hotel run by India’s reputed Taj Group of Hotels. The boat ride takes you to Jag Mandir Island where you can get off and spend some time watching the beauty of the main land Udaipur dotted with many forts, palaces and houses along the lake, during the dark.

Night stay will be at the hotel in Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Jag Mandir, Boat ride

Day 04 Udaipur

Udaipur is undoubtedly a dream destination for a romantic holiday. The beautiful morning starts with a prayer bell in the Jagdish Temple. Visit the temple early to have a unique and authentic experience of city’s spiritual side. Later proceed to visit the City Palace museum, Saheliyon ki Bari – the garden of royal maids and drive past through the beautiful lake Fateh Sagar. We will Do not miss the opportunity of spending some free time in the local bazaars of Udaipur.

Night stay will be at the hotel in Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: City Palace complex and museum, Saheliyon-ki-bari

Day 05 Udaipur to Jodhpur

In the morning drive to Ranakpur to visit the famous Jain temple group. Since tourist guides are not allowed inside the temple complex you have to manage with the information provided to you before the visit or you can hire an audio guide from the ticket counter of the temple.

Head to Jodhpur. The ‘Sun city’ of Rajasthan was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. It is the second largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. Its scenic landscapes and historic monuments are the major sightseeing places but the picturesque old part of the city painted in blue colour which attracts the attention of the travellers. In the evening walk in the old markets near the Clock tower. Enjoy delicious Indian food in dinner here. You may also walk into the famous spice market near the clock tower.

Night stay will be at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included entrances: No entrance in Ranakpur Jain Temple

Day 06 Jodhpur to Jaipur

Start the day off with the visit to stunningly beautiful Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is situated 410 feet above on a steep hill and is one of the largest fort complex in entire Rajasthan. The haunting beauty and an important tourist site today Mehrangarh Fort was once the capital of Marwar and had served Rajputs as the headquarter for over five centuries. Visit the fort complex and museum. Later also visit the white marbled Jaswant Thada and drive past through the Jodhpur Palace or Umaid Bhawan Palace. Umaid Bhawan Palace still holds the residence of the royal family of Jodhpur through the palace has been converted into a luxury and expensive hotel.

In the afternoon drive to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: : Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort

Day 07 Jaipur

This is the seventh day of your Ultimate India Tour package and you have seen many interesting sites in your trip. Today you will be exploring Jaipur which is the most popular and largest city of Rajasthan. The old part of the city is known to travellers as ‘Pink City’ and holds most of the monuments of interest. Start the day with an elephant ride to reach a stunning fort standing high on Aravali hill – Amer Fort. Further visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace Museum of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal - the pink coloured building designed in the shape of crown of Lord Krishna and having 955 windows built to facilitate the royal ladies and their maids to see day to day activities and festival celebrations on the streets from the window, as they were not permitted to come out in the public and Birla Mandir also referred as Laxmi Narayan Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu (The preserver)..

Afternoon spend some time in the market to make some shopping for your loved one. Jaipur is world famous for precious and semi previous stones, jewellery, carpets and hand printed textiles. In the evening enjoy watching live folk dances followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

Included meals: Breakfast, Theme dinner
Included entrances: Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, City Palace museum

Day 08 Jaipur to Ranthambore

In the morning drive to Dausa and visit the Abhaneri village which has recently attracted the attention of historians and travellers for its one of the largest and oldest step well in the world. The Chand Baori step well at Abhaneri were used for storage of water by the natives. Later proceed to your next destination which is Sawai Madhopur or Ranthambore National Park.

Spend leisurely time in the jungle today with nature. Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay at Ranthambore

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Chand Baori step well

Day 09 Ranthambore National Park

Morning and evening jungle activities are organized for you today. You ride on your jungle bus and go inside the wildlife to witness the royal Indian Tiger and many other species in their natural habitat. All meals and stay will be at your resort in Ranthambore National park.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Jungle activities.

Day 10 Ranthambore to Agra

We move to our next destination of Agra after breakfast. The city of Mughals Agra is world famous for its stunning monument of Taj Mahal which symbolize eternal love of a king for his queen. Commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan this 73 meter high white marble wonder is situated on the bank of river Yamuna. It is a finest example of Mughal and Iranian architecture in India.

On our way to Agra we make a stop at the forbidden city of Fatehpur Sikri which is just 30 kms before Agra. It was the capital of Mughals before they moved to Agra due to acute shortage of water at Sikri. There are many beautiful and interesting sites in this walled city. Proceed to Agra and after settling down in the hotel get ready to visit the gorgeous Taj Mahal. You will be driven to Taj Mahal in a tonga (horse cart) from Shipgram. Do not forget to keep your camera handy as this is going to be the highlight of your India group tour itinerary.

Optional visit : Optional visit to famous ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ stage show can be organized in the evening on demand of individuals (Subject to availability). This is an hour show in English language featuring the life of the creators of Taj Mahal and the entire story behind Taj Mahal.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri, Tonga Ride, Taj Mahal

Day 11 Agra to Delhi

Agra has many other beautiful monuments waiting to be explored by you. Red Fort of Agra. Take a trip to Agra fort with your local tour guide and then drive to Delhi where you have hotel booked for night stay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Agra Fort

Day 12 Delhi

Have delicious breakfast in your hotel and then meet with your guide in the hotel lobby to start your combined sightseeing trip of Old and New Delhi. Delhi is a rare combination of old historical sites, old culture and modern civilization. Visit some finest tourist locations in Delhi including rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Bahai's Temple and enjoy a drive past through India Gate, President’s Palace and Parliament building.

Lunch will be in a local city restaurant during the sightseeing of Delhi. Night stay will be at Hotel in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, Qutab Minar, Lotus temple, Humayun's Tomb

Day 13 Depart Delhi

Depending on your flight time, Max Holidays company representative will transport you to the airport in a private vehicle. Your Ultimate India Group Tour package comes to an end as you depart from Delhi but you take back home sweet memories of the finest 12 days spent in India knowing its cultural heritage, meeting with locals, enjoying Indian cuisine, riding on the elephant and more.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: no sightseeing

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

07 nights in handpicked hotels, 03 night in heritage hotel and 02 nights in jungle resort

Meals

12 Breakfasts, 03 lunches, 04 Dinner

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, ferry ride, jungle excursions

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Other Fees

Video / still camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

We offer a variety of hotel accommodation for you on our Ultimate India tour package. Stay in excellent hotels for 12 nights which includes experience of staying in some heritage hotels, a wildlife lodge/camp and a lake side resort.

For beach lovers, families and couples extension trips to Goa beaches can be organized from Delhi or Mumbai. A minimum 3 nights stay is recommended for real go an experience.

Remark : Other pre and post trips can also be booked for you upon demand

Trip Disclaimer

To provide the most accurate and updated information most our tour itineraries are updated every year. We keep into consideration the reviews of our past travellers on such trips and if need be we incorporate immediate changes for betterment so that our future travellers can be benefitted from it. While booking a Ultimate India group tour package of India with us, we recommend that you read reviews of our past travellers, trip notes on the page, FAQs and terms of bookings etc. and ensure that the same are meeting to your plans and satisfaction. If you are interested in our Ultimate India package and have some queries before preceding the bookings, you can contact our team via email or phone. Our India group tour experts will ensure that all your queries are answered with the best available information. The length of our Ultimate India tour is 12 nights and 13 days and we have been operating such trips successfully with almost no interruption. However, it is to be noted that inclement weather conditions, flight delays, political reasons, social ceremonies and many other reasons may cause some changes in the itinerary. Such reasons may also cause changes in time, place and order of sightseeing trips of Ultimate India group tour.

All sightseeing points are mentioned in the itinerary and will be visited by our expert tour guides. Tickets to such monuments in Ultimate India trip are included for the mentioned monuments and museums etc. For sightseeing trips other than the planed, the traveler must inform our office in advance or communicate to our staff or local tour guide. Such additional sightseeing trips will be subject to availability and can be booked at additional cost only. Our staff and guides work under the supervision of our local expert team in each city, to ensure your safety and minimize any sort of risk. Though we try to offer the travellers the lowest possible price for the trips, but sometimes our price may be slightly higher than our competitors since at Max Holidays there are a team of many local experts engaged in organisation and execution of your Ultimate India group tour. To ensure your safety and quality of services, we recommend that, in the event of any additional sightseeing trip, additional hotel bookings, flight tickets etc you contact our staff in Delhi head office, directly.

Important Notes

The prices indicated with each trip are based on twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and wish to stay in a single room only, you must pay the single room supplement mentioned with each trip. If you are a single traveller booking the trip on twin share price we will be offering you accommodation with a traveller of same gender only. In the event we do not find any other single traveller willing to share the room, you will be offered a single room only with additional single room supplement cost. For more information in this connection you may also contact our Ultimate India group tour specialist in India.

For all our fixed departure India Tour packages, the maximum size of the group is 24, but in the event of higher demand on any given date, it may increase upto 30 only.

Indian food is a sheer delight for the traveller. On our India group tour packages mostly breakfasts are a part of the package. In addition to it we also include few lunches and dinners based on our experience for giving you a special local experience. For the rest of the meals, we prefer to offer the travellers flexibility and freedom of choosing meal and local restaurant of their choice. Our guides will suggest you restaurants you can try for a meal. This not only offers you budgeting flexibility but also keeps you free to try something apart from the group activities.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to respect the local culture, customs and nature. Keep the places you travel clean, do not encourage beggars by tipping them.

It is strongly recommended that while travelling in public areas and crowded streets or/and otherwise too, keep your passport, money etc in a neck wallet. Do not carry your valuable jewellery items etc during the trip as you will not require them for the trip. Many hotels also provide the facilities of safety lockers which can be used as per the hotel policy.

Though it is not mandatory for the travellers but in India tour guides, drivers, porters etc expect tips for their service. This is not included in our price and is totally at your own discretion.

How to Book

It is very easy and simple! To book yourself on one of our Ultimate India group tour packages you require selecting date of departure from the list. Please click on the button ‘2017–2018 Dates & Offers’, scroll the page to check all available dates and special offers, to view the offers click the date of your choice and if the dates, price etc are matching with your schedule and budget simply proceed with ‘Book Now’ option. This option will take you to an online form which you can fill and send our office to check availability of seats on the trip.

While browsing through the ‘Dates and Offers’ page, you will see icons showing ‘Early Bird Offers’ and ‘Last Minute Deal’, to know more just scroll the mouse on the icon. ‘Filling fast’ icon indicates the Ultimate India group tour departures which are becoming favourites among the travellers. The red coloured button indicates the booking for the specific dates have been ‘closed’. If you are still interested in joining our group on such a date, we recommend that you immediately contact our India head office by phone or email. We shall try our best to accommodate your request and if not we will definitely offer you alternative trips.

Once your booking request for Ultimate India group tour package has been received by our team, they will communicate with you over the phone or email and upon receiving the booking amount from your side they will enrol you in the group departure.

For immediate assistance, you may contact our team at following contact addresses:

Phone : ++91 11 40504050 (board no.)
email : tours@maxholidays.com

For our complete contact information, or to locate our local office near you, please visit our ‘contact us’ page.

How to Pay

For your bookings with us, you can make payments by any of the following methods:

1. Swift Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer
2. Online Credit Card Payment using 'Secured Online Credit Card Payment Gateway' powered by Visa and MasterCard..

Visa & Insurance

It is compulsory that, on all Max Holidays trips including small group tour packages of India, you carry a valid travel insurance atleast covering your medical expenses in the event of health issues. It is also recommended strongly that the travel insurance you carry should cover additional expenses or loss due to any sudden cancellation, delay in the trip, flights rescheduling etc and other personal liabilities. It is required that on demand from our team you present them a copy of your valid travel insurance and visa for their records and booking requirements.  

To visit India one must carry a valid Indian visa and the same can be obtained easily from Indian Embassy or Consulate near you. India offers the facilities of eTV or TVOA (Tourist Visa on Arrival) for travellers from about 150 countries listed herein below. E Tourist Visa is completely online service by Indian Govt. and no facilitation is required by any intermediary.

List of the countries approved under eTV scheme for VOA (India Visa on Arrival)

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Useful links

Visa on Arrival : indianvisaonline.gov.in
Indian Embassies Abroad : www.mea.gov.in, www.maxholidays.com

Transport

Bus, Car, Rickshaw, Elephant, Boat ride, Ferry, jungle safari.

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