Can words describe 3.2 million sq. kms. of the Indian subcontinent? Can pictures capture a terrain as diverse as verdant forests, golden deserts and the majestic Himalayan range? Can stories tell you all you want to know about the complex cultures of the Indian people, their languages and dialects, their rituals and traditions? To feel her magic, be touched by her spirituality, experience her intensity or join in her celebrations, you have to be in India.

DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
  1. Late evening arrival in Delhi
  2. Special Welcome on Arrival at the airport
  3. Transfers to the Hotel
  4. Overnight at the hotel

Arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport late evening. You will be met at the airport by Creative Travel representatives. Every member will be garlanded with flower garlands made of fresh Marigolds. Depart for hotel by air-conditioned vehicle.

New Delhi has expanded and now encompasses residential and commercial development to the west and south, plus the satellite towns off Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad. Delhi has overtaken Mumbai & Kolkata in recent years to become the most vibrant creative art centre in India. The city has more than twenty five galleries. Conducted tours, seminars, film shows and study classes on art appreciation, history and conservation are frequently organized. Most of the performing art centres are around Mandi House, Bhagwan Das Road.

There is an amazing range of activities – from cultural walks, talks, theatre productions and art exhibitions to films by Indian and foreign directors. One can find an option at the Habitat World at Lodhi Road as well as Siri Fort at Khel Gaon. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 02: IN DELHI
  1. Breakfast at the hotel
  2. Morning transfer to Golf Club to play Golf
  3. Afternoon city tour of New Delhi
  4. Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast transfer to Delhi Golf Club. The 6972 yards, PAR 72, 18 Hole Golf Course was redesigned by Peter Thompson in 1977 – 78.

DELHI GOLF CLUB is perhaps the only Golf club in the world, dotted with the monuments of great historic and archeological value. This course was originally called the ‘Lodhi golf course.’ in the 1930’s the British ordered their chief of the horticulture department to design a course amongst the picturesque surroundings of the tombs of the Lodhi dynasty of Delhi, which date back to the 15th century. The character of the course lies in the rich fauna and flora that it has on either side of the fairways thereby giving prime importance to accuracy in the game. The Delhi Golf club is also home to many professional tournaments including the Indian open, part of the prestigious Asian PGA circuit. The club has every facility of bar & catering, a swimming pool and recently a new pub and a health club has been added to provide more facilities to the members.

Proceed for a half day city tour of New Delhi .

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920’s. It is a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King’s architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi’s eighth city – New Delhi. Lutyens designed an “Imperial City” having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past – Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajghat, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 03: IN DELHI
  1. Breakfast at the hotel
  2. Morning transfer to Jaypee Greens Golf Resorts .
  3. Afternoon city tour of Old Delhi
  4. Overnight at the hotel
Following breakfast we leave the hotel at around 8 am transfer to Jaypee Greens Golf Course , Noida
Jaypee Greens Golf Resort is located in the heart of Greater Noida and is the first drop off point from Delhi on the 6-lane Expressway to Agra. This 72-par course, 7,335 yards with nine lakes, five water bodies and 88 bunkers has been built to international championship levels under the strict supervision of Greg Norman Design Company. Ranging from Indonesian grass to turf care machinery from the US, this golf course is comparable to the ‘best worldwide’.In the afternoon , proceed for a half day city tour of Old Delhi. Greet the morning on your first day in what is the world largest and most vibrant democracy. As you embark on your journey through this land you will experience the sights and sounds of what is India.City tour of Old Delhi (below description is inductive of a city tour. The duration and inclusions can be tailored to meet client specifications) Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi’s glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan’s symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : DELHI – AGRA ( approx. 205 kms – 4 hrs drive)
  1. Breakfast at hotel
  2. Morning drive to Agra
  3. Visit Taj & Agra Fort
  4. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, drive (04 Hrs ) to Agra . Upon arrival check-in at your pre booked hotel.Later in the afternoon, proceed for your sightseeing tour of the exquisite Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). The area around the Taj Mahal is a protected area and the bus parking is approximately one kilometre away from the monument. Here we disembark and board battery buses to the Taj.That magnificent monument of love – The Taj Mahal, was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jehan had Lahori’s blinded and his hands cut off so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughals brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of incomparable artistry.Continue to visit the impressive Agra Fort, where you are taken through the chambers of this royal residence. As you drive through the city, witness the local life and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India.Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour following which, remainder of the day will be at leisure for independent activities. Overnight a the hotel
DAY 05: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR ( approx. 235 kms – 6 hrs drive)
  1. Breakfast at the Hotel
  2. Morning drive to Jaipur
  3. Enoute visit Fatehpur Sikri
  4. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast drive (05 – 06 hrs ) to Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikri .
The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot be described in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of invincible Mughals for a long time.

Today, as one enters Sikri from the Agra Gate, one of the nine gateways on the way to the palace complex, Diwan-i-Aam, or the hall of public audience appears first. It is a huge rectangular walled-in courtyard where petitions were heard, proclamations made, ambassadors received and entertainment programmes held. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check in at your hotel.

DAY 06: IN JAIPUR
  1. Breakfast at the hotel
  2. Transfer to Jaipur Golf course
  3. Afternoon city tour
  4. Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast you will be transfer to Golf Course. Morning round of Golf at Rambagh Palace Polo & Golf Club, a 18-hole par 72 course. An eighteen hole course with nine greens and nine browns overlooks the picturesque Moti Doongri Palace and the historical Nahargarh Fort. The fairway passes through the Rambagh polo grounds which have seen some of the finest polo matches in the time of the late Sawai Man Singh. These days there are more golfers to be seen on the ground where the royals once moved on their chargers. The upper course has nine greens around the polo ground. A drain separates the lower course which has nine browns spread over a rough undulating terrain. In the afternoon a half day city sightseeing tour of JAIPUR visiting Maharaja’s city palace, and the observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. This afternoon you will visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Return to your hotel in Jaipur after the visit.

DAY 07 : JAIPUR – DELHI – DEPART DELHI (approx. 265 Kms – 5 hrs drive)
  1. Breakfast at the hotel
  2. Morning excursion to Amber Fort
  3. Afternoon drive to Delhi
  4. Transfer to International Airport .
  5. Depart Delhi

After buffet breakfast proceed for a half day excursion to the inspiring Amber Fort. 11 kilometres from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvellous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily caparisoned elephant (subject to availability) true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered

Afternoon drive (05 hrs ) to Delhi . Upon arrival in Delhi , transfer to International airport to board flight for onward journey .

HOTELS ENVISAGED (or similar, depending on availability):

CityHotelsNo of nights
DelhiLe Meridien , Deluxe room03
AgraTaj View , Superior Taj Facing01
JaipurJai Mahal Palace , Luxury room02
DelhiNo accommodation
Total nights06 nights

TOUR COST

Based on the above hotels.

All tours are subject to £150 Acceptance Payment/Deposit Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

On application for the current Tour Cost

Where prices are quoted in US$, the UK pounds price shown is based on current exchange rates.

Supplement prices for Golf (approximate) 05 Jan 08

Delhi Golf Club Prices
Green fee ( weekdays )US$ 45 Per Person
Green fee ( weekend )US$ 70 Per Person
Caddy FeeUS$ 10 Per person
Golf cartUS$ 20 Per Person
Golf Set rentUS $ 20 Per set
Jaypee Green Noida
Green fee ( weekdays )US$ 55 Per Person
Green fee ( weekend )US$ 96 Per Person
Caddy FeeUS$ 8 Per person
Golf cartUS$ 25 Per Person
Golf Set rentUS $ 25 Per Set
Jaipur Golf club
Green fee ( weekdays )US$ 45 Per Person
Green fee ( weekend )US$ 65 Per Person
Caddy FeeUS$ 8 Per person
Golf cartUS$ 17 Per Person
Golf Set rentUS $ 25 Per Set

Payment

1.On acceptance – £150 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”. Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with Creative Travel Delhi, India to whom payment for the tour is made. 2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in India (or on Acceptance) – 50% of the cost is payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to Creative Travel, India. 3. On arrival in India – the remaining 50% is payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash.

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount. Acceptance Payment non refundable

Included in the Cost

  • Total of six (06) hotel nights in India on twin sharing basis
  • Any single room subject to supplement shown.
  • Room and daily buffet breakfast
  • Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle as per programme.
  • Services of an English speaking guide as per programme
  • Entrance fees at monuments (one time)
  • Train journeys where applicable
  • Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change.
  • Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.

Excluded from the Cost

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc. Any supplement cost ( Green fee etc) .
  • Any supplement cost (Green fee etc)
  • Camera Fees at monuments and sites
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Any international airfares to India and Asia
  • Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
  • Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
  • Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners

General note:

  • All elements included in this quotation are subject to availability until the booking is made. The hotels/ services as quoted may change when giving you the final confirmation, based on current availability.