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

      

NEW ZEALAND – NEW DELHI – VARANASI – KHAJURAHO – ORCHHA – AGRA – JAIPUR – UDAIPUR – NARLAI – JODHPUR – NEW DELHI – NEW ZEALAND

 

 

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 – Varanasi – Fly to Varanasi this morning. You’ll be received at  the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Have a free afternoon and Witness the evening Ganga arti (Worship Ceremony) this evening.

Day Start Time: Flight dependent.

Day Highlights: 

  • Fly to Varanasi
  • Ghats of Varanasi
  • Evening Aarti ceremony on River Ganges

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Varanasi: Join us for an early morning visit to see the Subah Benares programme or have a late morning start to visit the and Vishwa Nath Temple and local silk saree factory. Take a guided tour of Sarnath this afternoon to experience the holy site of lord Buddha where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to 5 monks. Sarnath has an excavation site among the museum contains ruins of temples, Ashoka Pillar and statues from 3 rd century B.C. Finish this tour by evening and head back to the hotel after lunch.

Day Start Time: Early Start 

Day Highlights: 

  • Subah Benares
  • Boat ride on river Ganges
  • Evening river Ganges worship ceremony
  • Buddhist pilgrimage Sarnath.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 – Khajuraho: Travel to Khajuraho in the same vehicle after breakfast.  It’s a good sceninc 6 hours drive. Check in at your hotel and relax for the evening.

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights: 

  • Travel to Khajuraho ( 4-5 hours road travel )

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 – Khajuraho: Visit the Khajuraho temple complex this morning with your local guide. Khajuraho temples were built in 10th century by Chola Dynasty. The temples have a rich display of intricately carved statues, Head back to your hotel after the temple visit.

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights: 

  • Visit to Khajuraho Temples

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 – Orchha: Travel to Orchaa this morning on a 4 hour journey. Check in your  hotel and relax for the evening and enjoy your hotel amenities..

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights: 

  • Travel to Orchaa ( 3 hours road travel ) 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 – Orchaa Fort/Agra: After breakfast, Visit the local Orchaa fort complex. Built in around 1501 it houses a large number of ancient monuments consisting of the fort, palaces, temple and other edifices. Enjoy your drive to Agra and 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! Arrival at the city of love – Agra will be by the evening. 

Day Start Time: Early Start 

Day Highlights: 

  • Orchha fort visit
  • Travel to Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 9 – Agra: After breakfast, enjoy your drive to Agra on Yamuna Expressway and 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: 9 AM

Day Highlights: 

  • City of love Agra
  • Taj Mahal
  • Local art & craft of Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 – 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 11 – 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 12 – 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 13 – Udaipur: Start your journey to Udaipur this morning at around 10 am. Known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is most celebrated for the fairy-tale marble palaces that appear to rise from the waters of Lake Pichola. It’s a beautiful drive through the Aravali Hills and many marble mines. A Farm restaurant stop over gives you a beautiful opportunity to walk through Marigold and vegetables farm. You can also enjoy their organic food. Also spot the 351 feet tall statue of

Lord Shiva on your way to Udaipur. Check in at your luxury hotel and relax for the evening as we have not much to do this evening after a long journey.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

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  • Drive to Udaipur – ‘Venice of the East’ (5 – 6 hours road travel).
  • Farm restaurant stop over for lunch.
  • 351 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14 – Udaipur: Venture into a spectacular labyrinth of courtyards within the City Palace this morning, a soaring creation of marble and granite perched on the lake’s edge. Incredible photographic opportunities abound at this palace complex, the largest in Rajasthan, which blends medieval, European, and Chinese architecture and is richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, mosaics, and frescoes. Later, explore the narrow streets of the old city by rickshaw, and stop to photograph a local market before visiting the 17th-century Jagdish Temple, adorned with fantastic carvings. A scenic boat ride on Lake Pichola provides an opportunity to capture the luminous white marble facade of Jag Niwas, now the Taj Lake Palace, and its shimmering reflection on the water. Finish your day by ‘The Dharohar Dance Show’ at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum. Older part of the city with it’s narrow streets gives you an opportunity to enjoy the Tuk Tuk rides in Udaipur,

Visit the local artisan in Udaipur to enhance your knowledge on Miniature Painting after lunch. Udaipur is also famous for its Gold and Silver Jewelry including expensive and inexpensive designs. Let us know in advance if this interests you, we can arrange your visit to one of the famous Jewelry Stores.

Day Start Time: 9:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Guided tour of City Palace
  • 17th Century Jagdish temple
  • Heritage and Bazaar walk
  • Tuk Tuk Rides in Udaipur.
  • Boat Ride at Lake Pichola
  • Dharohar Folk Dance Show.
  • Miniature Painting classes.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 Narlai: After breakfast, we will head to 17th century Traditional Rajasthani Village – Narlai. Enjoy your stay at Rawla Narlai a 17th Century hunting lodge of Maharaja now turned into beautiful boutique heritage hotel or another option can be a luxury resort right next to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Walk up to Elephant rock this evening or have a village safari with the hotel staff. You’ll find people are very friendly in that village. This beautiful property also has spa and massage facility to engage you for the evening.

Day Start Time: 10:00 AM

Day Highlights:

  • Hill drive to Narlai Village ( 3 hours road travel)
  • Your stay at beautiful property of Rawla Narlai
  • Walk to Elephant rock
  • Village & countryside Safari

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 Narlai: Jeep Safari for Leopard Sighting and countryside visit becomes the highlight of the day. Leopard Sighting and Countryside visit are included in your tour package price. Another activity which can be added at an extra cost is your dinner at the step well with live folk music under the shade of a thousand lamps.

Day Start Time: Late Start 

Day Highlights:

  • Leopard sighting.
  • Countryside Jeep Safari.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Tea.

Day 17 – Jodhpur: Travel to the Blue City this morning at around 10 am. Visit a village family on your way to Jodhpur to see how they make Durries (local rugs). Check in your hotel and relax for the day 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 (3 hours road travel)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 – 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 19 – 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 Rajasthan 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:

  • Fly to Delhi and stay at the airport hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 20 – Departure: You’ll be driven to your departure terminal from your hotel after Breakfast according to your flight timings.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 21 – 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

 

 

 

  • Amber FortNight Visit of Amber Fort.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  • Rickshaw ride in pink city Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Tuk Tuk ride in Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Lake Pichola boat ride Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

Udaipur, Dharohar

‘Bagore Ki Haveli’ dance and music show

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sardaar Market Jodhpur guided visit.

 

 

 

 

  • Guided Visit of ‘Akshardham Temple’.

 

 

 

 

  • Abhaneri Stepwell

 

 

 

 

  • Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur.

 

 

 

 

  • Countryside of Narlai Village

 

 

 

 

  • Guided boat ride at River Ganges.

 

 

 

 

  • Visits to local temples.

 

 

 

 

  • Varanasi Ghats.

 

 

 

 

  • Sarnath ‘The pilgrimage of Buddhists’.

 

 

 

 

  • Khajuraho Temples

 

 

 

 

  • Orchha Fort

 

  • Return flight from New Zealand to Delhi (Economy class)
  • Visa Fees
  • All Hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 – 3 Complimentary meals
  • Domestic flights from Delhi to Varanasi & Jodhpur to Delhi
  • Chauffeured air-conditioned luxury vehicle 
  • Fully escorted tour
  • All Monuments entry 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 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.
  • 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 Varanasi and to Delhi back from Jodhpur.
  • All the activities 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 or Ranthambore 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.

Varanasi – Guleria Kothi

Khajuraho – Clarks Khajuraho

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

Agra  – Radisson Agra

Jaipur – Traditional Haveli / Harnawa Haveli

Udaipur – Ram Partap Palace / Little Garden Guest House

Narlai – Rawla Narlai

Jodhpur – Ratan Vilas

Delhi Airport – Ibis Aerocity

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

Agra – itc Mughal

Varanasi – Radisson Varanasi

Khajuraho – Ramada Khajuraho

Jaipur – Royal Heritage Haveli / Oberoi Trident

Udaipur – Fatehgarh Resorts

Narlai – Rawla Narlai (Upgraded Room)

Jodhpur – Ajit Bhawan

Delhi Airport – Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport

New Delhi – Leela Palace

Varanasi- Brijrama Palace

Khajuraho – The Lalit

Agra – Oberoi Amarvilas

Jaipur – Rambagh Palace

Udaipur – Taj Lake Palace

Jawai – Sujan Jawai

Jodhpur – Umaid Bhawan Palace

Delhi Airport – Andaz Delhi Aerocity

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 15, 2018

My family and I travelled with Kiwi n Tiger in India from 23rd Sept – 6th October 2017, we covered Delhi/Varanasi/Agra/Jaipur/Pushkar/Jodphur/Narlai and Udaipur.
We had always wanted to go to India so we had looked at it many times and the different ways it could be done, and as fairly experienced and independent travellers we decided India was one of those countries that could be extremely stressful to travel in, especially with a 10 and 13 year old. We also felt that the 14 days we had were going to be so precious we didn’t want to be stressed – we just wanted to absorb!

We looked into lots of different tour options but the elements that were important to us were local knowledge, flexibility (as we can be quite particular!) and feeling like we could put our trust in our tour group. Kiwi’s hate to have the wool pulled over their eyes and it is particularly awkward when you don’t wholly trust the person looking after you.

We came across Kiwi n Tiger and were apprehensive at first because they didn’t have a history, however all our correspondence with Vishal Kulria was very professional and detailed and the KnT website was awesome. But being able to meet with Vishal in Christchurch to discuss our trip was invaluable, we became infected with his passion and enthusiasm for his beloved India. We signed up immediately and it was a great decision. Both Vishal and his partner Shiv we very attentive to our requirements and very helpful with suggestions to make the most our our long awaited trip.

Once in India we were very well taken care off, our driver was excellent, Vishal helped us with bartering when shopping (many local guides take commission), we never had to think about where we were going to eat we just had to decide what we felt like, street food – restaurant – local specialties, Vishal had heaps of suggestions. Also the hotel suggestions made by KnT were great and we experienced some exceptional resort stays, Rawla Narlai in particular. We had to remain flexible because of the children and this was not a problem for KnT if plans had to change.

We wholeheartedly recommend Kiwi n Tiger for any kind of trip to India, our kids really enjoyed themselves and were treated as VIP’s as were my husband and I. India is an amazing country to travel, the culture the history (a large amount of which is crammed into Vishals head) the chaos and colour, it is all I expected and more!

Thanks Vishal, Shiv, Joni and everyone else who made our Kiwi n Tiger trip so memorable.

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