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India - The Rural Gems of Rajasthan in India - Greaves India (13 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To New Delhi, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2019

Itinerary

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

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival into Delhi stay at The Leela Palace Hotel.

Day 2
Delhi, India
Gangapur, India
Ramathra Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: DELHI - GANGAPUR - SAPOTARA

Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Gangapur city. On arrival transfer by road to Sapotra for your 2 nights stay at the magnificent 350 year old Ramatra Fort in the heart of the countryside.

Rest of the day free to enjoy various activities offered by the hotel.

Day 3
Gangapur, India
Ramathra Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: SAPOTARA

Day free to enjoy local surroundings that reveal a hidden side to Rajasthan. Guided tours to the local village, cave temples and gorges and end the day with a sunset boat ride on Lake Kalisil, a haven for migratory birds.

Day 4
Gangapur, India
Sawai Madhopur, India
Sher Bagh Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: SAPOTARA - RANTHAMBORE

Morning transfer by road to Ranthambore National Park to stay at the boutique hotel Sherbagh for 2 nights.

Day 5
Sawai Madhopur, India
Sher Bagh Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: RANTHAMBORE

Early morning and afternoon game drives by jeeps or canter in the national park, hoping to catch sight of the elusive tiger and the many various rare species.

Day 6
Sawai Madhopur, India
Bhainsrorgarh, India
Bhainsrorgarh Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: RANTHAMBORE - BUNDI - BHAINSRORGARH

Morning drive brings you to the rural village of Bundi. Enjoy the tour of this unexplored rural gem of Rajasthan. Later drive to the breath taking Bhainsrorgarh Fort perched over the shimmering Chambal River, which is your home for next 2 days.

Day 7
Bhainsrorgarh, India
Bhainsrorgarh Fort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: BHAINSRORGARH

Morning visit the beautiful Badoli temples built in the 9th century by the Hun Rulers. Rest of the day free to explore local villages and the rural beauty or just relax under the Jharoka of your suite while admiring the sublime landscape.

Day 8
Bhainsrorgarh, India
Shahpura, India
Shahpura Bagh Hotel Breakfast

DAY 8: BHAINSRORGARH - SHAHPURA

Transfer by road to the wonderful 120 year old garden estate, formerly the summer home of the rulers of Shahpura. Evening enjoy an excursion into the countryside to explore the unique surroundings.

Day 9
Shahpura, India
Shahpura Bagh Hotel Breakfast

DAY 9: SHAHPURA

Day free to enjoy various rural activities that offer you a chance to really get under the skin of Shahpura. Optional visit to the stunning step well and exquisite temple near by.

Day 10
Shahpura, India
Jaipur, India
Sujan Raj Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

DAY 10: SHAHPURA - JAIPUR

Morning transfer by road to Jaipur and stay for 2 nights at the flamboyant SUJAN Rajmahal Palace Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 11
Jaipur, India
Sujan Raj Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

DAY 11: JAIPUR

Morning drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and continue on to Amber Fort. Ascend to this hilltop fort on elephant back. After lunch explore Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. See the City Palace and impressive Observatory.

Day 12
Jaipur, India
Delhi, India
Trident Hotel, Gurgaon Breakfast

DAY 12: JAIPUR - DELHI (GURGAON)

Morning transfer by road to Gurgaon and stay at Trident Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13
New Delhi, India
None None

DAY 13: DEPART DELHI

Depart for onward destination.

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Description

Travel beyond the bustling cities of royal Rajasthan and immerse yourself in the rural villages, forts and homestays that offer some of the most authentic experiences. Begin your journey in unspoilt eastern Rajasthan at the beautifully restored 350 year old Ramathra Fort, before going in search of the Bengal Tiger within the picturesque Ranthambore National Park. Moving on to the little known gem of Bundi, with its charming labyrinth of lanes, bazaars and ethereal hill top palace, and staying at the little known Bhainsrorgarh Fort, standing guard majestically, above the Chambal river. Relax at the grand garden estate of Shahpura Bagh with its airy suites and engaging village walks. End your stay at the opulent newly refurbished SUJAN Rajmahal Palace, a treasured palace of this regal city and capital of Rajasthan.

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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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