Luxe On A Budget Tours:

India

10 - 19 October 2019

Dive right into the diverse and multicultural world of Old Delhi in a comfortable, eco-friendly and adventurous way: either on Rickshaw or on foot.

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Shop anything and  everything in the mega-cities of Dehli and Jaipur, from that multihued scarf to the best handicrafts in the world

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Experience authentic India in a immersive but eco-luxe way

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Tour Highlights

  • Heritage tours of Dehli, Agra, Jaipur, Abhaneri, Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh

  • An all-inclusive immersion into Indian life

  • Appreciate the wonder of the Taj Mahal

  • Knots of Compassion - 2000 years old art form

  • Enjoy an afternoon with the Royal family of Kotri 

  • The themed Luxe On A Budget culture party

  • Professional group camera/videographer 

tour details

A Taste of Golden India peels back the veil on one of the oldest cultures in the world, surrendering to the sights smells and scenic beauty of a country made up of 1.3 billion people. Luxe On A Budget Tours welcomes those who are bold and filled with a sense of intrepid wonder and a taste for the unexpected to share this amazing experience.

Day 1 : Dehli

Arrival in Delhi and meet our local Tour Leader at the airport and move to the hotel. In case of arrival before lunch, we will recuperate after the long journey and then head out for an evening sight-seeing tour of Delhi. In case of late arrival, we will spend the evening leisurely overnight in Delhi.

 

 

Day 2 : Dehli Sightseeing and drive to Agra

Old Delhi Food and Walk tour:  enjoy the bustling streets of Old Delhi famous for its food, textile, spices, electronics and book markets. You name an item and you’ll probably find it here! Pssst, don’t forget to negotiate! Post lunch, we will drive to Agra (journey time ~ 5-6 hours).

 

Overnight stay in Agra.

 

Day 3 : Taj Mahal and move to Jaipur

 

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will take an early morning visit to one of the 7 wonders of the world and the symbol of eternal love - the Taj Mahal. Plenty of free time to take in the impressive architectural feat and pose for timeless pictures in front of the Taj Mahal. Post lunch, we will drive to Jaipur ( journey time~ 5-6 hours). En-route, we will visit Abhaneri famous for the Chand Baori, a 10th-century water tank that's an impressive 6.1m (20 ft) deep. Learn about ancient Indian environmentalism—a "baori" is a unique Indian invention for harvesting rainwater.

 

Overnight stay in Jaipur

 

Day 4 : Explore Jaipur

 

Explore the "Pink City," known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) o

 

Enjoy the Hindu and Muslim architecture of the beautiful Amber Fort. We will then explore the courtyards, gardens, and buildings that make up the City Palace. Located in the heart of the Old City, it is a striking blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. In the warm bustling evening, we will explore the vibrant textile market of Jaipur

 

Overnight stay in Jaipur

 

Day 5 : Knots of Compassion

 

Today we will visit the art village of Aaspura to meet the hardworking and creative women community.  Aaspura is one such village in India where over the 2500-year-old art of hand-weaving has been kept alive by the weavers and the amazing initiatives of Jaipur Rugs. Spend a couple of hours conversing to the women, perhaps even trying your hands on weaving and looking at the women weaving magic with their hands.  We will have a traditional lunch in the village. There is an optional  offer to visit the office of Jaipur Rugs to see how the final product looks like and to perhaps understand the intricacies of rug making

 

Overnight stay in Jaipur

 

Day 6 : Train journey to Udaipur

 

Today we will board an early morning train from Jaipur to Udaipur and enjoy the scenic countryside AC train journey.

After settling in our hotels and well-deserved rest, we shall head out for an evening walk tour of Old Udaipur City. Explore the vibrant lakes, alleys and street markets of the city full of pottery, artisans, jewellery, textiles and many other handicrafts. •

 

Overnight stay in a heritage hotel, Haveli (Mansion), in Udaipur

 

Day 7 : Explore Udaipur

 

Our first tour of the day involves a Cycling Tour of Udaipur countryside post breakfast.

  • Duration: 3-4 hours

  • Distance: 30 Kms

  • Level: Recreational

Explore the scenic and serene countryside. On the halfway point we will stop at “Tiger Lake” for tea, coffee and refreshment, Later in the day we will continue our ride through scenic locations, farmlands, villages and reach our finishing point in a village where we first give a visit to the local chief family. We will share a lovely afternoon visit to their house and learn some authentic Rajasthani cooking. Hopefully, our fruitful cooking lessons will be followed by a homemade lunch and thereafter we will drive back to the hotel.

 

After embracing some free time / restful time, we will begin an Evening Heritage Walk Tour of Udaipur City.

 

  • Visit the Clock Tower located in the heart of the city o Walk on the Ghats of Udaipur on Lake Pichola and mesmerizing with their peace, beauty and view ultimate sunset in the evening walk.

  • Pass through the various temples, century-old buildings, historical gates, markets and hidden lanes o The City Palace Udaipur, located on the bank of Lake Pichola and built over a period of nearly 400 years

 

Overnight stay in a heritage hotel, Haveli (Mansion), in Udaipur

Day 8 : Experience the royal Haveli (Mansion) stay

 

Post early breakfast, we shall drive to witness two amazing marvels made by the human hands (journey time ~ 3hours)

 

We will have the chance to explore both Ranakpur Jain Temple and  Kumbhalgarh fort before stopping for a sumptuous lunch in Kumbhalgarh • After lunch, we shall embark on one the most unique experiences of the tour - a meeting with the royal family of Kotri village and experience a day of their warm hospitality. Enjoy shared conversations with our hosts family and savour the mouth-watering organic Rajasthani dinner

 

Overnight stay in a Haveli

Day 9 : Fly back to Dehli

Post breakfast, we shall drive to Udaipur airport and fly back to Delhi where you will have free time to pick up any last minute purchases.

 

Overnight stay in Delhi

 

Day 10 : Airport return

 

All good things must come to an end and such, our time in India is over! Check out at the specified time and we will depart for the airport unless alternative plans have been arranged.

book this tour if:

  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture Indian excites

  • Your bucket list involves ticking off one of the oldest World Wonders

  • Your tastebuds are tingling to experience authentic cuisine

  • Adventure and international intrigue are calling your name

also included:

  • 10 days / 9 nights accommodation in premium boutique hotels on a twin-sharing basis

  • All meals (veg and meat options) including breakfast, lunch and dinner with an additional Rajasthani cooking class

  • Cost of all the activities listed above including permits fees and entrance passes to heritage sites

  • An organizer/ facilitator with the group for 24/7 over 9 days and cost of all regional tour guides

  • Group videographer (additional charge for personal use)

  • One train journey from Jaipur to Udaipur in AC Chair Car

  • One flight (economy class) from Udaipur to Delhi

  • All road transport in comfortable private AC Coach

not included:

  • International flights

  • Visa and passport fees

  • Travel and contents insurance

  • Activities not listed above

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Personal expensess

India

10 -19 October 2019 | £1700 / $2200 full | £250 /  $325 deposit

Monthly payment plan available; last payment due 4 weeks prior to departure date. Booking deposit non-refundable

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