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Eternal India

4.7
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The one that gives you a fusion of colour, culture, spirituality and spice over 12 days

Duration
12 Days
Places
7 places

Visiting Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Average 24 people

Transport Style

Mini-Coach + Internal Flights

Highlights

  • Get a locally guided tour of colourful Delhi followed by a chapati demonstration
  • Visit Agra Fort
  • Visit the Agra Fort and see the most beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Part pay financing available with UpLift
  • No change fees
  • No booking fees

What's included?

11 nights accommodation

11 nights in Hotel

You'll be hanging hotel side in plush, twin-share hotel rooms fit to refresh and revive you after incredible days exploring India's magical sights and sounds. Poolside hangs, fluffy towels and gyms, anyone?

13 Meals

11 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch

Re-fuel with our hearty breakfasts & delicious dinners plus we’ll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best eats in the East. We’ll get 13 of your meals, 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner, you get the rest. Taste it all - spicy street eats, the freshest fruit & delicious local dining.

Team

Expert Trip Manager and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Getting around Asia is half the fun, and all transport is included for the duration of your trip. Private, air conditioned mini coaches allow you soak up all that scenery in style, but it's our unique, local forms of transport that make the journey all part of the adventure.

Experiences

10 included, 6 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Uncover the vibrant soul of Delhi with a locally guided sightseeing tour
- Spot magnificent tigers and elegant antelopes on the Ranthambore jungle safari*
- Move just like the movies at a Mumbai Bollywood dance class*
- Get a slice of authentic Indian cuisine and culture with a cooking demo and dinner in Jaipur*
- Tick off your bucket list with included entrance into the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra
- Do your best downward dog on the sweeping sands of Goa with a spot of beach yoga*

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Old and new, colour and chaos, sticky cities and lush mountain ranges – India is a bustling cacophony of wonderful that blazes a trail in your memory long after you return home. If you’re ready to have your senses awakened, your imagination brought to life like never before and your perception of the world changed forever, this is the journey you need to experience at least once in a lifetime.

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Visit the Agra Fort and see the most beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal

Agra

See Jaipur's top sites on a locally guided sightseeing tour

Jaipur

Keep your eyes peeled for tigers & leopards on a sunrise safari through Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

INR2150

Ranthambore

Explore the treasures of Jaipur with a Amer Fort trek

INR2600

Jaipur

Get a curry cooking demonstration followed by a local family dinner in Jaipur

INR2160

Jaipur

Move like the movies with a Bollywood dance class at a studio in Mumbai

INR3550

Mumbai

Eternal India

10 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Get a locally guided tour of colourful Delhi followed by a chapati demonstration
  • Visit Agra Fort
  • Visit the Agra Fort and see the most beautiful building in the world: the Taj Mahal
  • Special stay at Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit to Dhonk Centre
  • See Jaipur's top sites on a locally guided sightseeing tour
  • Locally guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur
  • Included flight to Mumbai
  • Locally guided sightseeing tour of Mumbai
  • Included flight to Goa

6 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Keep your eyes peeled for tigers & leopards on a sunrise safari through Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan INR2150
  • Explore the treasures of Jaipur with a Amer Fort trek INR2600
  • Get a curry cooking demonstration followed by a local family dinner in Jaipur INR2160
  • Find your zen and soak up beautiful views of Udaipur with some rooftop Yoga INR 1160
  • Move like the movies with a Bollywood dance class at a studio in Mumbai INR3550
  • Take a morning tour of Mumbai and see the city as the sun rises INR2840

Itinerary

Nights spent per location
2
2 nights
Delhi
1
1 night
Agra
1
1 night
Ranthambore
2
2 nights
Jaipur
2
2 nights
Udaipur
1
1 night
Mumbai
2
2 nights
Goa
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights to/from the destination your trip starts and ends in are not included in the cost of the trip, and must be purchased separately. You can book these independently if you want to shop around for the best quote, or through your travel agent.

Any flights you take during your Contiki are included in the cost of your trip. On certain Asian trips we use planes to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, and all of this is included.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter certain countries on your trip. In Asia, some visas – but not all – can be purchased at the border with US$ or local currency. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas that are required prior to the departure of your trip. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa & other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs & quarantine regulations) do change regularly.
Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry & deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they intend on staying only for a short period. Important to consider:
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to
miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent before you leave home. Be aware that some visas can be purchased & arranged on arrival.
4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details. In these cases passport photos and US$ will be required and your Trip Manager will explain the process.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our Asia trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) – 15kg in India – plus one piece of hand luggage suitable as a carry-on for flights.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

There are loads of great things to spend your money on while you’re in Asia – from a trip to an offshore island, to a special dinner or an outfit that you just can’t resist... So how much money should you bring?

Remember your trip already includes plenty of things such as breakfast every day, many meals, lots of sightseeing, guided tours & activities & much more


Before you travel, it’s a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Remember, there’s a big budgetary difference between a country like Japan & a country like Thailand, so do your research.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Contiki Asia is mostly hotel accommodation with great amenities like WiFi. We have also included accommodation that reflects Asian culture, too. Like a family-run Guest house in the Mekong, a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay & an authentic local guesthouse in Laos. At these Special Stays, take the time for a digital detox and soak in all of that natural beauty.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From the Dhonk centre in India to the COPE visitor centre in Laos, our projects in Asia are all about giving something back. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I pay for my Free Time Add Ons?

Free Time Add Ons in Asia are paid for in cash with local currency and USD only. Payments with other currencies (eg. AUD) or credit card cannot be accepted.

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