14 Days
Duration
Max 8, Min 2
Group Size
Flights & Visa Fees
Included

             

NEW ZEALAND – NEW DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – SHEKHAWATI – JODHPUR –  NEW DELHI – NEW ZEALAND

Travel India off the grid by visiting all the hidden places including havelis, forts and supporting the forgotten music artists of Rajasthan. These music artists were once supported by the local Kings and Noble Men in the past, are now near to extinction in the modern era!

 

 

 

Day 1 – Fly from New Zealand/Delhi: Fly from Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington /Sydney or Melbourne airport and arrive same day in the evening. IST (Indian Standard Time) is 7 and half hours behind than New Zealand time. You’ll be received at Delhi airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your Hotel. Check in at the handpicked accommodation selected for you in the famous ‘Hauz Khas Village’ or posh areas of ‘Panchseel Enclave’ or ‘Golf Links’. The main reason to provide these accommodations over the clinical hotels is to enhance your local experience. Relax for the night and get rid of Jet lag. 

 

 

 

Day Highlights: 

  • Fly from New Zealand. 
  • Welcome at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel.
  • Your hotel at a famous locality

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 

 

Day 2 – New Delhi: Welcome to New Delhi! Reason behind Friday departure is to face much lesser traffic at Delhi roads on Saturdays & Sundays, than weekdays. Meet us at your hotel lobby at around 10 AM for briefing from your tour escort. Drive through the tree lanes of New Delhi and embassies of Chanakyapuri. A guided tour of India Gate, President’s Palace & Gurudwara Bangla Sahib will give you a good history lesson about New Delhi and its architecture & Sikhism. Join us for the lunch at one of the famous restaurants in Cannaught Place. You can finish your day here and head back to the hotel after lunch.

For those who would like to explore more can join us in a separate vehicle to proceed to ‘The Akshardham Temple’ – the largest Hindu temple in the world! ‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. Witness the blend of 10,000 years old Hindu Architecture in the carvings of this temple which is decorated by Real Gold, Precious and Semi Precious Gem Stones. Understand the ancient history of India in a 10 minutes ‘Boat Ride’. Also take a better understanding of Hinduism with the help of Robotic Shows. Refresh your evening with the ‘Water Show of Akshardham. Proceed to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 10 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • Guided visit to President’s Palace and India Gate 
  • Largest Hindu temple ‘Akshardham’
  • Sikh Temple Bangla Sahib

Meals Included: Breakfast 

 

Day 3 – Agra: After breakfast, enjoy the morning Rickshaw Ride of Old Delhi & Chandni Chowk in particular. Drive to Agra on Yamuna Expressway with the green view of agricultural farms on both sides of the road. Have a stopover at one of the road side restaurants for Masala Chai! A sunset visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World (Taj Mahal) becomes the star attraction of the day.  After a guided tour of Taj, head to the famous local gem stones & marble 

artisans to learn about the marble and gem stones carving and inlay techniques. Return to your hotel after this. 

Day Start Time: 8 AM 

 

 

Day Highlights: 

  • Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride
  • Taj Mahal
  • Local art & craft of Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Jaipur: Travel to the Pink city after Breakfast in same vehicle. Have a buffet lunch at your choice at a resort right next to Abhaneri Stepwell and a Jugaad Ride from that resort to stepwell via Abhaneri Village. Proceed to Jaipur after this and Check in your boutique hotel in Jaipur and relax for the evening. 

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • Travel to Pink city (4 – 5 Hours road travel)
  • Rajasthani Jugaad Ride
  • Abhaneri Stepwell

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 – Jaipur: Start your day with a guided tour of local flower and vegetable market. Witness morning aarti at Govind dev Ji Temple. Take a photographic opportunity at the Palace of Winds. Enjoy a cup of coffee after this at Curious Life Cafe in C-Scheme and visit the posh area of the town in your vehicle. Take a lunch at a local restaurant or at your hotel depending on your priority. Spend your afternoon at your hotel. Have a stopover at the Lake Palace once built for the royal men for duck shooting on your way to Amber Fort for night visit.

Day Start Time: 8:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • 18th century  Jantar Mantar – The astronomical observatory
  • Flowers & Vegetables Market
  • Night visit of Amer Fort.
  • Lake palace.
  • Palace of Wind
  • Morning Aarti at Govind Dev Ji Temple

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 – Jaipur: Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar a hub of architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1734. To appreciate the art of Jaipur, visit the carpets, handicrafts, block printing and Gem Stones workshops.  Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant proceed to your hotel after this. Relax at your hotel for the afternoon and join a local family for the dinner in the evening.

Day Start Time: 8.30 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Dinner with local family in Jaipur.
  • Guided tour of City Palace and Astronomical Observatory.
  • Visit local Carpet, Handicrafts, Gem Stones and Block Printing Textile industry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Shekhawati: Travel to Shekhawati via Nawalgarh a 17th century town famous for it’s large portrait frescoes. Stop at ‘Roop Niwas Kothi’ a salubrious palace now turned into a heritage hotel for lunch enchanting with well laid garden and fountains. Visit the famous Bhagat Haveli, Moraka Haveli & Poddar Haveli Museum to take the first and fabulous glimpse of Shekhawati! Proceed to the fort of Mahansar after this for your stay at Mahansar Fort. Listen to the Bhopa Bhopi live music for evening drinks and dinner around the bonfire, at your hotel.

Day Start Time – 9 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Stay at an Authentic Fort.
  • Lunch at Roop Niwas Kothi
  • Havelis of Nawalgarh.
  • Bhopa Bhopi Live Music.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Shekhawati: A Fabulous Morning in the middle of Mahansar Village at your luxury Fort. Start with the specially cooked small breakfast on your demand. Start your village walk in the streets of Mahansar Village with your local guide. Start with the Golden Haveli of Mahansar famous for it’s Miniature Frescoes. Proceed to the nearby town of Ramgarh for the famous Chattris (Cenotaphs) and unique Shani Dev Temple. Come back to the fort and get prepared for a picnic lunch. Your rides to the picnic lunch spot are the Decorated Camel Carts. Enjoy your 

prearranged lunch by the small pond of the Village. Visit the local Dhanis (Small Farm Houses or Hamlet) on your way back to the fort and experience there everyday local life.

Day Start Time – 9 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Camel Cart ride to Picnic lunch.
  • Miniature Frescoes of Shekhawati
  • Cenotaphs of Ramgarh.
  • Village Walk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – Shekhawati: Today we’ll leave for Mandawa, a 18th century town known for it’s exquisite havelis and the frescoes. On your way to Mandawa visit the local ‘Cow Shelter Home’. Cows having a significant value in the Hindu Culture, witness their values in Modern India and the initiatives has been taken today for the protection of cows. Also see the differences between private and the Government Primary Schools explained by your local guide.

The difference between frescoes of Mandawa is that it’s designs are relatively new to other towns of Shekhawati which shows the reflection of British era and the modernity like trains, cars and leaders of Modern India. After finishing your haveli visits proceed to  ‘Castle Mandawa‘ for lunch. Castle Mandawa was the Mandawa Fort now turned into a heritage property. Proceed back to the fort after your lunch.

 

Day Start Time – 8 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Visit to Cow Shelter Home
  • Street Art Gallery of Mandawa
  • Castle Mandawa

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 10 – Jodhpur: Travel to the Blue City this morning. Leaving a little early will give us a chance to see the Black Bucks very closely with an opportunity to feed them, at ‘Chappar Taal’ a Black Buck Sanctuary. You’ll also have an opportunity to see other animals and birds at this Sanctuary. Check in your hotel and relax for the evening at your luxury hotel i.e. ‘Ratan Vilas’ or ‘Ajit Bhawan’. 

Day Start Time: 11:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Travel to Jodhpur – The Blue City 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 – Jodhpur : Visit the majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort and take a guided tour of famous Umaid Bhawan Palace – one of the largest private residences in the world. We’ll leave for a guided street walk of the blue houses and a guided walk of the local market known as Sardaar Market in the evening. Visit the local stores there as Jodhpur has been well known for it’s textiles, handicrafts and spices. Return to your hotel after this.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • 15th century Mehrangarh Fort
  • Local Market & Blue houses street walk.
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12 – Delhi: If you have chosen one of our add-ons like Varanasi add up, Yoga and Meditation Tour or Tiger Safari add on or would like to explore more of Rajasthan then you will travel according to your tailor-made itinerary to next destination.

If you would like to complete your tour here, then you will Fly to Delhi today and stay at your Aerocity Hotel which is right next to the International Terminal.

Day Start Time: Flight Dependent

Day Highlights:

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Travel to Delhi and stay at the airport hotel. (1 hour flight)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13 – Departure: You’ll be driven to your departure terminal from your hotel after Breakfast according to your flight timings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 – New Zealand: Such a wonderful time in India but nothing is like home. Welcome back to New Zealand and end of your tour. Thank You!

Meals: In-flight – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

 

 

 

  • Your stay at an authentic 18th century Fort

 

 

 

 

  • Frescoes of Shekhawati

 

 

 

 

  •  Shekhawati Havelis

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sardaar Market Jodhpur guided visit.

 

 

 

 

  • Guided tour of President’s Palace, New Delhi (only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning).

President’s Palace, previously known as Viceroy’s house is the residence of President of India. It was commissioned in 1911 and was opened in 1931. The 340-room main building that has the president’s official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare (320 acre) Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.

 

  • Jaipur Bazaar walks and Agra local artifacts experience.

India is well known for it’s hidden treasures of Art & Craft and why shouldn’t be; with such a long and diverse history. Whether spices or the marble and other handicrafts or carpets, jewelry, gemstones or the block printing textiles. Jaipur & Agra’s local shops and bazaars gives a wide variety of things to shop or to just explore with a variety of local food to try.

  • Guided Visit of ‘Akshardham Temple’.

 

 

 

 

  • Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride.

 

 

 

 

  • Guided visit to Taj Mahal.

 

 

 

 

  • Amber FortAmber Fort night visit.

 

 

 

 

  • Cooking class and Dinner with a local family in Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Rickshaw ride in pink city Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Akshardham ‘Largest Hindu temple in the world’.

 

 

 

 

  • City Palace Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Lutyen’s Delhi.

 

 

 

 

  • Jantar Mantar Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur.

 

  • Return flight from New Zealand to Delhi (Economy class)
  • Visa Fees
  • All Hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • Jodhpur to Delhi Local Flight
  • Fully escorted tour
  • All Monuments entry & camera tickets
  • Monuments guides
  • Tour leader
  • Sightseeing & Bazaar Walks
  • All activities stated in the itinerary
  • Airport & hotel transfers
  • Supply of Packaged drinking water and soft drinks on-board.
  • Welcome gifts
  • All applicable taxes including GST

  • Personal expenses like Shopping etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals except stated in itinerary

 

  • Peak season flight charges, New Year and/or Christmas night gala dinner and additional supplement charges may apply to your tour booked for the months of December & January only. We’ll inform you about this in advance if such cost occurs.
  • No extra charge applicable for a private tour with same itinerary.
  • Single supplement cost is applicable to a solo traveler if only one person is staying in a hotel room. 
  • Return flight includes economy class seat.
  • You’ll be advised about your international flight options to choose between the airlines, at the time of your booking.
  • All the given travel dates come with guaranteed departure. Minimum group size is 2 & Maximum is 8.
  • Please provide copy of front page of passport of all travelers at the time of booking. Please make sure your passport has minimum 6 months of validity at the time of your arrival in India.
  • All the travel would be done by road in your air-conditioned personal chauffeured vehicle except your flight to Delhi from Jodhpur.
  • All the activities, monuments’ entrance tickets, camera tickets are part of your package price.
  • You will be welcomed at every airport by one of our representatives and all transfers to your hotels are included.
  • Please let us know in advance if you would like to add up another destination on your visit to India like Goa, Varanasi or Tiger Safari.

Payment Procedures: A deposit amount of 30% is required to confirm the booking and to receive your confirmed flight tickets. Rest can be paid 6 weeks prior to your arrival dates.

Payments or deposits can be made online on our website via PayPal (3.4% Charge applicable)

OR directly to the following bank account (No surcharge)

ANZ Bank Account Details:

  • Payable At : Kiwi N Tiger New Zealand
  • A/C Number : 06 0829 098780400
  • Swift Code : ANZ BNZ 22
  • Bank : ANZ

Please read our Terms & Conditions for more info.

Our hotels range from Heritage properties to modern 5-star hotels. All hotels comes with complimentary breakfasts, air-conditioned rooms, superior locations, restaurants and free Wi-Fi. Most of the hotels would have swimming pools.

Following or similar hotels would be provided. Subject to availability.

New Delhi – Radisson Udyog Vihar / Colonel’s Retreat / Haveli Hauz Khas

Agra  – Radisson Agra

Jaipur – Traditional Haveli / Harnawa Haveli

Jodhpur – Ratan Vilas

Shekhawati – Narayan Niwas Castle Mahensar

Delhi Airport – Ibis Aerocity

New Delhi – Ahuja Residency Golf Links / Eros Shangri-la New Delhi

Agra – itc Mughal

Jaipur – Royal Heritage Haveli / Oberoi Trident

Jodhpur – Ajit Bhawan

Shekhawati – Roop Niwas Kothi Nawalgarh

Delhi Airport – Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport

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