Travel to India

Trip to India 2020

Special edition for associates, family and friends of the New Acropolis Association in the World

From January 6 to 17, 2020

Travel itinerary:

Day 1º. Monday 06/01 City of origin – Delhi

Flight to Delhi, on behalf of the client. Arrival in Delhi, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2º. Tuesday 07/01 Delhi

Breakfast buffet. Tour of the city to get in touch with the capital of India, Delhi. We will begin our tour of Old Delhi. We will visit the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque, built in 1656 by Emperor Shah Jahan, with three imposing black and white marble domes and two twin minarets flanking its majestic central arch. A grand staircase of red sandstone leads to the magnificent arched doors. We will also visit the Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi Mausoleum, where a simple black marble slab marks the place where Gandhi was incinerated on January 31, 1948. Lunch. We will visit the Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world and a leading example of Islamic art, being the oldest Islamic monument in Delhi. Located within the Qutub complex, it has a total height of seventy-two meters. The Qutub Minar is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993. Accommodation.

Day 3º. Wednesday 08/01 Delhi – Shahpura – Jaipur

Breakfast buffet. In the morning we go to the small town of Shahpura, where the palace of the same name is located, converted into a luxury hotel. Lunch at the hotel and visit the town. Arrival in Jaipur and accommodation.

Day 4º. Thursday 09/01 Jaipur

Breakfast buffet. In the morning, excursion to Amber Fort, the former state capital until 1728. This fortress was built in 1592 on the remains of an old fort of the 11th century, but the various buildings were subsequently added from 1621 to 1667. From the top of the hill, the Amber Fort and its walls offer a spectacular and unforgettable panoramic view of Lake Maota and the historic city. Here we will visit the Kali Temple, the Victory Pavilion or Jai Mahal and the Jagmandir. We will also enjoy a unique experience: we will climb an elephant to the top of the hill on which the fort stands. Lunch. In the afternoon, panoramic tour of Jaipur. We will visit the Maharaja’s Palace, a former royal residence and nowadays a museum, we will also visit one of the main tourist attractions of Jaipur: the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar, built in 1700. We will also have the possibility to see and photograph the exterior of one of the symbols of the city, the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, with an impressive facade. Accommodation.

Day 5º. Friday 10/01 Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Breakfast buffet. Early departure to Agra, visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri and Abheneri. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 in honor of Salim Chishti, famous Sufi saint of the chishti order, Fatehpur Sikri was the Mughal capital for fourteen years and is also a beautiful example of the Mughal walled city. Lunch. Finished the visit continuation of the trip until Agra. Arrival in the city that houses the majestic Taj Mahal. Hotel moving and lodging.

Day 6º. Saturday 11/01 Agra

Breakfast buffet. In the morning we will visit the spectacular Taj Mahal, “a vision, a dream, a poem, a wonder”, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, a love song built by Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 to serve as the mausoleum of his Queen, Mumtaj Mahal. Lunch. Next we will visit the Red Fort of Agra, located on the west bank of the Yamuna and built between 1565 and 1573. Within the complex are some interesting structures, such as the Jehangiri Mahal, the Anguri Bagh, the Khas Mahal and the Moti Masjid mosque. Accommodation.

Day 7º. Sunday 12/01 Agra – Jhansi – Orcha – Khajuraho

Breakfast buffet. Departure to the Jhansi train station to travel to the sacred city of Orcha, which occupies a spectacular location on a rocky island, surrounded by the Betwa River. Founded in 1531. This set consists of beautiful palaces, hamams, walls and doors. The three main palaces are the Raj Mahal (1560), Jahangiri Mahal (1626) and Rai Praveen Mahal (mid 1670). Lunch. Then to Khajuraho and visit the famous temples of Khajuraho. We will visit the temples of the west group, among which include Laksmana, Kandariya and Visvanatha. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 8º. Monday 13/01 Khajuraho – Benares

Breakfast buffet and transfer to the airport to board the flight to Benares, the most important sacred city of Hinduism, located on the banks of the Ganges River. Millions of pilgrims come here to purify themselves in the waters of the river. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Next we will tour the city of Benares, where we can see the different temples of this city, such as the Bharat Mata Temple, the Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and the Hindu University of Banaras. We will approach the ghats to witness the Aarti ceremony, river worship ceremony, unmistakable and unique. Return to the hotel and lodging.

Breakfast buffet and transfer to the airport to board the flight to Benares, the most important sacred city of Hinduism, located on the banks of the Ganges River. Millions of pilgrims come here to purify themselves in the waters of the river. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Next we will tour the city of Benares, where we can see the different temples of this city, such as the Bharat Mata Temple, the Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and the Hindu University of Banaras. We will approach the ghats to witness the Aarti ceremony, river worship ceremony, unmistakable and unique. Return to the hotel and lodging.

Day 9º. Tuesday 14/01 Varanasi – Sarnath – Delhi – Amritsar

Today we will get up early to see the spectacular sunrise from a boat on the Ganges. When the day breaks, the locals abandon their labyrinthine streets to head towards the ghats, where they wash their clothes, perform yoga asanas and take a ritual bath. The ghats of the center are the most sacred and many of them were erected under the patronage of the old princely states. After contemplating this unique show we will return to the hotel to have breakfast. Then we will make an excursion to the city of Sarnath, famous for being the sacred place where Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha gave his famous sermon of Benares. Visit some Buddhist temples and the archaeological museum, where the famous Asoka column is preserved. Lunch at noon. At the indicated time, transfer to Benares airport where we will take the flight to Delhi, and then the flight to Amritsar. Arrive in Amritsar. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 10º. Wednesday 15/01 Amritsar

Breakfast buffet. Visit of the Hindu temple of the goddess Durga and the gardens of Jallianwala Bagh. Next, visit the Golden Temple, the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, founded by the guru Arjan. The temple rises in the middle of a pond of sacred waters, and in the center the imposing gold-covered building that houses the Adi Granth, the sacred book of the Sikhs. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will move to the border with Pakistan to attend the changing of the guard. At night we will attend the Puja ceremony, again at the Golden Temple. Accommodation in Amritsar.

Day 11º. Thursday 16/01 Amritsar – Delhi – City of origin

Breakfast buffet. At the agreed time, transfer to the airport to depart by domestic flight to Delhi. Connection with the international flight to the city of origin. End of our services.

Day 12º. Friday 17/01 City of origin

Night on board and arrival in the city of origin.

The order of visits could vary, if for organizational and logistics needs it was more advisable

I would like to receive more detailed information about this trip

Prices:

Price per person in double room, without international flights, arriving directly at Delhi: € 1930.00

The price includes:

Regular flights for the following air routes:
– Khajuraho – Benares.
– Benares – Delhi.
– Delhi – Amritsar.
– Amritsar – Delhi.
Train ride from Agra to Jhansi.
Assistance at airports and transfers to hotels.
All visits described in the itinerary with entries.
Expert guides in Spanish in India on all visits.
Transport in vehicles with air conditioning.
Ten nights of accommodation in a double room in ***** 5 Stars Hotels.
Half board meal plan: breakfast buffet and eight lunches.
Basic travel insurance (insurance coverage here).

The group will be personally accompanied by Juan Adrada from Spain.

Does not include:

International flights from the country of origin.
Drinks at meals, phone calls or personal expenses.
Tips for local guides: A forecast of 15.00 euros is estimated.
Any service that is not mentioned above.

Optional:

Five additional kilos of luggage on local flights: € 35.00 per flight.
Optional cancellation insurance: € 40.00 (Optional insurance coverage here).
Single room supplement: € 490.00.
Extra transfers airport-hotel and hotel-airport for those who do not arrive with the group from Madrid: € 40.00 per trip (on the minimum basis of 2 people).
Extra nights in Delhi: € 60.00 per person in a double room.

5 Star Hotels planned in India:

06/08 Delhi: ***** Hotel Vivanta By Taj Dwarka – 2 Nights
08/10 Jaipur: ***** Holiday Inn City Center Hotel – 2 Nights
10/12 Agra: ***** Clarks Shiraz Hotel or Ramada Plaza – 2 Nights
12/13 Khajuraho: ***** Golden Tulip or Ramada Hotel – 1 Night
13/14 Benares: ***** Hotel Rivatas By Ideal – 1 Night
14/16 Amritsar: ***** Holiday Inn Hotel – 2 Nights

Estimated flights in India: (included in the price):

13ENE Khajuraho Benares AI405 1515 1610
14ENE Benares Delhi UK738 1345 1520
14ENE Delhi Amritsar AI16 1705 1820
16ENE Amritsar Delhi 6E2525 0700 0815

Airline tickets in regular flight (class K) with 15 kilos baggage allowance.
Optional possibility to hire an additional 5 kilos of luggage: € 35.00

International flight Madrid-Delhi-Madrid (optional):

06ENE MADRID-ISTANBUL 12: 15-18: 35
06ENE ESTAMBUL-DELHI 20: 55- 05:15 + 1 (Arrival on January 7)
16ENE DELHI- ISTANBUL 06: 55-11: 30
16ENE ESTAMBUL-MADRID 14: 05-16: 40

Estimated price per person, today: € 660.00 including airport taxes.
(To reconfirm at the time of booking).
Airline tickets in regular flight (class K) with baggage excess of 23 kilos.
Rate of immediate emission without the possibility of changes or cancellations.

International flight from any city in the World (optional):

You can check out departures from any city in the world without obligation.

General information for the reservation:

General conditions:

– All domestic airlines in India allow you to check in only 15 kilos of luggage and put a 5 kilos hand luggage in the cabin. We recommend hiring an extra in advance, to be able to invoice 5 additional kilos on domestic flights (up to 20 kilos), with a cost of 35 euros for each flight.
– The price of the international air ticket from the country of origin is not included, and it is borne by each traveler. We remain available to clients in case they wish us to handle this issue from our agency.
– They can request prices of international flights, without the consultation requires any kind of commitment on the part of the traveler, who can acquire their international tickets where it suits you best, regardless of whether you make the tour with us or your optional extensions.
– Airport taxes are subject to revision until the moment of ticket issuance.
– In most countries of the world, hotels do not have triple rooms. In the case of wanting to sleep three people in the same room, the hotels include a portable bed in the double rooms, so from our agency we always recommend traveling in double or single rooms with supplement, for the convenience of travelers.
– The order of the visits could vary, if for organizational and logistics needs it was more advisable.

Cancellation fees:
– This trip is subject to special conditions of cancellation expenses on the total amount of the trip, in addition to being governed by the general conditions of the Law of Combined Travel.
– In case of hiring flights, once issued the air tickets can not be modified, nor canceled, so in case of cancellation, the costs are 100% of the air ticket, regardless of the expenses corresponding to the days of cancellation.

Reservations:
Reservation requests can be sent to our email address juanadrada@larutadelascivilizaciones.com, indicating the full name, as it appears in the passport, nationality, passport number, email and contact telephone number.

Information request:
It can be done by email to the previous address.

Calling by phone directly to our office in Alicante, Spain, where we will also answer questions: +34 965 162 742.

Rhythms and means of payment:

First reservation deposit:
700.00 euros per person as a first payment to confirm the place.
Payments for optional services:
40.00 euros per person, just in case you want to hire the Optional Cancellation Insurance.
The places available at this time are limited to 25 people, until next July 15, 2019. From there, the confirmation of new seats will depend on the availability in the hotels and flights we have booked for the circuit, and the price may vary.

By deposit or bank transfer:
Bank Name: Banco Sabadell
Agency: Avenida Alfonso el Sabio, 14. 03004 Alicante. Spain
Swift: BSAB ESBB
Account no: 0081 1034 73 0001064010
IBAN: ES83 0081 1034 7300 0106 4010
Beneficiary: Juan Adrada Lozano – Travel the World.
Beneficiary Address: Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º right. 03002 Alicante. Spain.

And send the voucher by email.

In the case of having to make international transfers, many of our customers are lately using an online transfer system called TransferWise, which seems very cheap and effective. For more information you can access the website https://transferwise.com/es/. The page can be translated into many languages, including Portuguese.

By credit card:
Providing full name of the cardholder, card number, expiration date and security code.
Charges on credit cards will have an increase of 2% of the total amount for bank charges.
We can not carry out operations with American Express cards.

Other payment systems:
We can not accept other payment systems, especially money transfers by Western Union or any other system that forces us to have to go collect the money personally in a street office.

Second payment:
It will be done by the same means, before September 15, 2019.
€ 600.00 per person as second payment.

Payments for optional services:
Full amount of 490.00 euros if you want to hire the single room supplement.

Final payment:
Before November 6, 2019, sixty days before departure, the final payment will be made for the missing amount, including air tickets, airport taxes, extra transfers, optional excursions or any other service not included in the package. base price.

Payments in destination:
Tips for local guides: Estimated 15.00 euros per person.

Visa from India:

Travelers who need a visa to enter the country, are responsible for having their documentation in order before starting the trip, for which they must inform themselves about the necessary requirements by contacting personally the nearest Consulate to their place of residence. The passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of starting the trip.

The Path of Civilizations is a product of Viajes por el Mundo.
Virgen del Socorro, 13 – 6º Dcha. – 03002 Alicante – Spain

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