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India - Seek and You Shall Find in India - Greaves India (40 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To Havelock Island, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
The Leela Palace New Delhi None

ARRIVE DELHI  


Arrive Delhi International Airport Terminal 03


On arrival, transfer to The Leela Palace Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 2
Delhi, India
The Leela Palace New Delhi Breakfast

DELHI


Morning heritage walking tour of Old Delhi with a guide


Later sightseeing tour of Old Delhi with a short cycle rickshaw ride in the streets of Chandni Chowk  


Early evening visit “Dilli Haat” – a market place followed by dinner at Bukhara Restaurant at ITC Maurya Hotel(on direct payment)


Overnight at hotel

Day 3
Delhi, India
The Leela Palace New Delhi Breakfast, Dinner

DELHI


Morning sightseeing tour of New Delhi including a visit to Gandhi Smriti


Afternoon visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib


1800 hours: Visit the home of Prabeen Singh for a cooking demonstration followed by dinner (approximately 45 minutes drive each way from the hotel)


Overnight at hotel

Day 4
Kaziranga National Park, India
Delhi, India
Diphlu River Lodge Breakfast, Dinner

DELHI – KOLKATA – JORHAT – KAZIRANGA


0530 hours: Transfer to Delhi Domestic Airport Terminal 3 to board Jet Airways flight

Flight 9W 903 for Delhi – Kolkata (0730 / 0935)


On arrival, further connect to Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 2643 for Kolkata – Jorhat (1150 / 1405)


On arrival, transfer by road to Kaziranga (approximately 02 hours and 30 minutes drive) and check-in at Diphlu River Lodge (Cottage)


Overnight at lodge

Day 5
Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

KAZIRANGA


Early morning game drive on an Elephant back at Kaziranga National park (Elephant safari is subject to being conducted by the forest department)


Return to lodge for breakfast


Afternoon game drive by a shared jeep at Kaziranga National park


Overnight at lodge

Day 6
Kaziranga National Park, India
Diphlu River Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

KAZIRANGA


Early morning game drive on an Elephant back at Kaziranga National park (Elephant safari is subject to being conducted by the forest department)


Return to lodge for breakfast


Afternoon game drive by a shared jeep at Kaziranga National park


Overnight at lodge

Day 7
Delhi, India
Kaziranga National Park, India
JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity Breakfast

KAZIRANGA – GUWAHATI – DELHI


0945 hours: Transfer by road to Guwahati Airport (approximately 04 hours and 30 minutes drive) to board Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 7080 for Guwahati – Delhi (1540 / 1815)


On arrival, transfer to JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity (Deluxe Room)


Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Leh, India
Delhi, India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DELHI – LEH (ALT 3500 M)


0645 hours: Transfer to Delhi Domestic Airport Terminal 1D to board Go Air flight


Flight G8 193 for Delhi – Leh (0840 / 1000)


On arrival, transfer to The Chamba Camp, Thiksey (approximately 30 minutes drive)


Rest of the day at leisure for acclimatisation


Overnight at the camp

Day 9
Leh, India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH


Today brings a late start, leaving the morning free for you to enjoy a languid breakfast and walk around the camp site, taking in the sights and the atmosphere where each tent opens out on to alfa-alfa pastures with a view of the willow trees as the wind gracefully brushes the branches and the rustling sound of the poplar trees creating an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity, making you naturally unwind and relax.


Overnight at camp

Day 10
Leh, India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH


An early morning start with tea and coffee followed by a visit to the Thiksey Monastery


Overnight at Camp

Day 11
Nubra Valley, India
Leh, India
The Chamba Camp, Diskit Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LEH – KHARDUNG LA PASS – NUBRA VALLEY (ALT 3048 M)


Morning transfer by road to Nubra Valley crossing Khardung La Pass (approximately 05 hours drive)

Inner line permit is required to visit Nubra and Turtuk for which need copy of passport and visa.


On arrival, check-in at The Chamba Camp, Diskit


Following your arrival into Nubra, you will be greeted by representative and transferred to your luxury suite tent in Chamba Camp, Diskit. You will be guests of the Diskit Monastery. Soak in the serenity of the surroundings as you are accorded the traditional welcome of Ladakh. You will be accompanied to your well-appointed luxury tents, where the check-in formalities will be completed by our Guest Relations hostess.


Overnight at camp

Day 12
Leh, India
Nubra Valley, India
The Chamba Camp, Thiksey Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

NUBRA VALLEY – ENSA – LEH  


After early breakfast, visit Ensa monastery (approximately 01 hour drive), situated on a hilltop where you walk for about 30 minutes, en route visit Yarab Tso Lake (Hidden Lake), after which return to Sumoor followed by an early lunch and then return to Leh taking the same route across the Khardong La Pass (approximately 05 hours drive)


On arrival, check-in at The Chamba Camp, Thiksey


Late afternoon transfer by road to Saboo Village (approximately 45 minutes drive each way) to see the village life of Ladakh


Visit the local Buddhist house to see the private chapels and also visit the traditional Kitchen and get a demonstration of preparing Gur Gur tea (Local tea mixed with milk, butter & salt)


Later return to Leh


Overnight at hotel

Day 13
Srinagar, India
Leh, India
Vivanta by Taj – Dal View Hotel Breakfast

LEH – SRINAGAR


0600 hours: Transfer to Leh Airport to board Air India flight


Flight AI 488 for Leh – Srinagar (0800 / 0850) – Flight operates only on Wednesdays

Foreigner’s registration forms to be filled on departure at Leh Airport and on arrival at Srinagar Airport


On arrival, transfer to Vivanta by Taj – Dal View Hotel


Early evening enjoy Shikara ride on Dal Lake (Subject to water levels)


Overnight at hotel

Day 14
Srinagar, India
Vivanta by Taj – Dal View Hotel Breakfast

SRINAGAR


Morning heritage walk of the old city with guide


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

Day 15
Srinagar, India
Vivanta by Taj – Dal View Hotel Breakfast

SRINAGAR


Morning visit the Mughal Gardens, Shankarcharya Temple and Pari Mahal


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

Day 16
Gurudaspur, India
Srinagar, India
Punjabiyat Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

SRINAGAR – JAMMU – GURDASPUR


1015 hours: Transfer to Srinagar Airport to board IndiGo Airlines flight


Flight 6E 551 for Srinagar – Jammu (1220 / 1305)

Foreigner’s registration forms to be filled on departure at Srinagar Airport


On arrival transfer by road to Gurdaspur (approximately 01 hour and 30 minutes drive) and check-in at Punjabiyat Hotel


Late afternoon participate in some farming activities at the farm in Punjabiyat


Overnight at hotel  

Day 17
Amritsar, India
Gurudaspur, India
Holiday Inn Hotel Breakfast

GURDASPUR – AMRITSAR


Late morning transfer by road to Amritsar (approximately 01 hour drive)


On arrival, check-in at Holiday Inn Hotel


Evening visit The Golden Temple for Palki ceremony


Overnight at hotel

Day 18
Amritsar, India
Holiday Inn Hotel Breakfast

AMRITSAR


Morning another visit to Golden Temple followed by visit to Jallianwala Bagh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama Museum


Late afternoon excursion to Wagah Border to watch The Flag Ceremony (approximately 45 minutes drive each way)


Overnight at hotel

Day 19
Varanasi, India
Amritsar, India
Taj Nadesar Palace Hotel Breakfast

AMRITSAR – DELHI – VARANASI


0830 hours: Transfer to Amritsar Airport to board Air India flight


Flight AI 113 for Amritsar – Delhi (1030 / 1145)


On arrival, further connect with Vistara Airlines flight


Flight UK 990 for Delhi – Varanasi (1250 / 1415)


On arrival, transfer to Taj Nadesar Palace Hotel


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

Day 20
Varanasi, India
Taj Nadesar Palace Hotel Breakfast

VARANASI


Morning sightseeing tour of Varanasi including a visit to Sarnath Museum followed by meeting with a Monk at Vajra Vidya Institute


1530 hours: Meet Prof. Rana, a renowned scholar, who will take you on a walking tour visiting Assi Ghat including Lolarka Kund followed by tea at the Ganges View Guesthouse


Evening an exclusive boat ride on river Ganges and watch the ceremonies, end the cruise with a ‘Diya Daan’ at sunset – to pay homage to your ancestors by immersion of oil lamps into the Ganges


Overnight at hotel

Day 21
Agra, India
Varanasi, India
The Oberoi Amarvilas Breakfast

VARANASI – AGRA


Early morning another exclusive boat ride on River Ganges (Subject to water level)


Return hotel for breakfast


1015 hours: Transfer to Varanasi Airport to board Air India flight

Flight AI 406 for Varanasi – Agra (1220 / 1315)

Flight operates only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays


On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel


Late afternoon visit Agra Fort followed by visit to Taj Mahal at sunset (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)


Overnight at hotel

Day 22
Jaipur, India
Agra, India
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Breakfast

AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR


Morning transfer by road to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes drive including stop)


On arrival, check-in at Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 23
Jaipur, India
Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Breakfast, Lunch

JAIPUR


Morning visit Amber Fort by jeep both ways 


Later visit a Camp for activities like Elephant ride, demonstration of henna painting, turban tying, Kite flying followed by lunch


After lunch, explore the ‘Pink City’, the bustling metropolis that is Rajasthan’s capital, seeing the Observatory and the City Palace


Overnight at hotel

Day 24
Jodhpur, India
Jaipur, India
Umaid Bhawan Palace Breakfast

JAIPUR – JODHPUR


Morning transfer by road to Jodhpur (approximately 06 hours drive)


On arrival, check-in at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel


Evening visit to the Palace museum at the hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 25
Jodhpur, India
Umaid Bhawan Palace Breakfast

JODHPUR


Morning sightseeing of Jodhpur city including a visit the old city, Clock Tower and spice market


Afternoon transfer by road to Osian (approximately 01 hour drive each way)


On arrival, proceed for a short jeep safari to the oasis village Khetasar. En-route one gets to see Blue bulls, Gazelles, Foxes, Hare etc. One can also visit the local potter, weavers along the Safari route.


Return in time for sunset and champagne toast/ high tea at Osian Camp


After sunset return back to Jodhpur


Overnight at hotel

Day 26
Ahmedabad, India
Jodhpur, India
House of MG Hotel Breakfast

JODHPUR – MUMBAI – AHMEDABAD


1130 hours: Transfer to Jodhpur Airport to board Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 335 for Jodhpur – Mumbai (1345 / 1520)


On arrival, further connect with Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 323 for Mumbai – Ahmedabad (1740 / 1855)


On arrival, transfer to House of MG Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 27
Ahmedabad, India
House of MG Hotel Breakfast

AHMEDABAD


0830 hours: Start from hotel for an exclusive heritage walking tour of Old City in Ahmedabad (approximately 01 hour and 30 minutes duration)


1030 hours: Visit the Calico Museum


1430 hours: Visit to Shreyas Folk Art Museum


Overnight at hotel  

Day 28
Dasada, India
Ahmedabad, India
Rann Riders Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AHMEDABAD – DASADA


Morning transfer by road to Dasada en-route visiting Modhera, Patan and Rani Ki Vav (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes drive including stops)


On arrival, check-in at Rann Riders Resort


Overnight at resort  

Day 29
Dasada, India
Rann Riders Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DASADA


Morning jeep safari by shared jeep at Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary including visit to nearby villages to see tribal settlement


Rest of the day at leisure with car and driver at disposal


Overnight at resort

 

Day 30
Mumbai, India
Dasada, India
Taj Santacruz Hotel Breakfast

DASADA – AHMEDABAD – MUMBAI


Morning at leisure


Later transfer by road to Ahmedabad airport (approximately 3 hours drive) to board Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 322 for Ahmedabad – Mumbai (1600 / 1700)


On arrival, transfer to Taj Santacruz Hotel


Overnight at hotel

 

Day 31
Kochi, India
Mumbai, India
Brunton Boatyard Hotel Breakfast

MUMBAI – KOCHI


0645 hours: Transfer to Mumbai Domestic Airport to board Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 407 for Mumbai – Kochi (0830 / 1045)


On arrival, proceed for sightseeing tour of Kochi


Later check -in at Brunton Boatyard Hotel


Evening visit to a cultural center to see Kathakali dance / drama performance


Overnight at hotel  

Day 32
Kochi, India
Brunton Boatyard Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

KOCHI – ALLEPPEY – HOUSEBOAT – ALLEPPEY – KOCHI


1000 hours: Transfer by road to Alleppey Jetty (approximately 01 hour and 30 minutes drive each way) to embark on a houseboat (Rice barge/Kettuvallam) for a day cruise through the backwaters of Alleppey with lunch on board


Late afternoon disembark from houseboat and return back to Kochi


Overnight at hotel

Day 33
Chennai, India
Kochi, India
ITC Grand Chola Hotel Breakfast

KOCHI – CHENNAI 


0845 hours: Transfer to Kochi Airport to board Air India flight


Flight AI 510 for Kochi – Chennai (1100 / 1220)


On arrival, transfer to ITC Grand Chola Hotel


Afternoon sightseeing tour of Chennai


Overnight at hotel

Day 34
Chennai, India
ITC Grand Chola Hotel Breakfast

CHENNAI – MAHABALIPURAM – CHENNAI


Morning begin a Mylapore walk followed by visit to George Town (Mylapore walk; approximately 02 hours walk)


Later excursion to Mahabalipuram Shore Temples including a visit to Cholamandal Artist’s Village (approximately 01 hour drive each way)


Later return to Chennai

Overnight at hotel

Day 35
Havelock Island, India
Chennai, India
Barefoot Resort Breakfast

CHENNAI – PORT BLAIR – HAVELOCK ISLAND


0600 hours: Transfer to Chennai Airport to board Go Air flight


Flight G8 305 for Chennai – Port Blair (0815 / 1025)


On arrival transfer by road to boat Jetty (approximately 20 minutes drive) to board M. V. Makruzz boat (seat in boat) to Havelock Island (approximately 01 hour and 40 minutes cruise)


Note: The current departure time of Makruzz is 1300 hours


On arrival, check-in at Barefoot Resort


Rest of the day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

Day 36
Havelock Island, India
Barefoot Resort Breakfast

HAVELOCK ISLAND


Day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

Day 37
Havelock Island, India
Barefoot Resort Breakfast

HAVELOCK ISLAND


Day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

Day 38
Havelock Island, India
Barefoot Resort Breakfast

HAVELOCK ISLAND


Day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

Day 39
Havelock Island, India
None Breakfast

HAVELOCK ISLAND


Day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

Day 40
Havelock Island, India
None Breakfast

HAVELOCK ISLAND


Day at leisure/free for water activities (On direct payment)


Overnight at resort

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Embark with Greaves on a quest to discover the many fascinating layers of India. Explore Ladakh, the “Roof of The World” with its views from the mighty Himalayas to infinity, Kashmir’s glorious mountain gardens and lakes, 5,000-year-old Varanasi, the heart of India’s spiritual history, Rajasthan, land of romance and royalty, Gujarat, with its weavers of tales and textiles, South India, with its meandering houseboats, multicolored temples and stunning sculptures, the Andaman Islands, offering some of the most fantastic diving sites in the Indian Ocean, and Kaziranga, home to more than 75 percent of the world’s one-horned rhinoceroses.

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.



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By: Debby


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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Awful

By: liliherz


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.

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By: Freddy🛳🕌


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

India, Nepal & Bhutan

By: Lensing


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg