Multi Hues of India

13th March, 2019 - 24th March, 2019
  • Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Deogarh / Udaipur / Mumbai

  • 13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

Sathya Rao Gutta is an expert on Indian culture and religion and has been leading journeys since 1979. He has handled special interest groups of textiles, marble, yoga and meditation, spirituality, and groups travelling in Maharajah Express (one of the best luxury trains in the world). He managed the trip and travelled with India's ex. Prime Minister, Mr. Rajeev Gandhi's family from Italy, along with the longest serving Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Sathya was awarded All India Best Guide Award for 2007-08 and is in the India Book of Records for speaking most number of Indian and foreign languages amongst guides. He was also awarded Honorary Doctorate by World Records University.

Sathya Rao Gutta

An Expert on Indian Culture & Festivals

Take this journey to experience the rich culture, traditions, festivals and rituals of India. Visit spectacular forts, monuments and palaces and taste authentic Rajasthani delicacies. Experience life in rural India and indulge in traditional Rajasthani activities. Experience and witness the festival of colours, Holi. Play Holi with the Nobel family and indulge in the colours, and warmth and revelry of the festival.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Sathya Rao, an expert on Indian festivals and traditions
  • Visit Rajasthan's spectacular forts, palaces, lakes and colourful markets
  • Witness Holika Dahan, celebrated on the eve of Holi
  • Celebrate Holi with Indian families
  • Traditional clothes to wear during the festival and to take home as a souvenir
  • Group photograph during Holi celebration
  • Surprise gift to group members

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    13th March 2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2
    14th March 2019 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    15th March 2019 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    16th March 2019 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    17th March 2019 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    18th March 2019 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    19th March 2019 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    20th March ,2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    21st March 2019 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    22nd March 2019 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    23rd March 2019 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    24th March 2019 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 1
    13th March 2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey - Delhi. Spend the evening interacting with your journey expert, Sathya Rao. Enjoy your dinner and get briefed by him.

    • Le Meridien
  • Day 2
    14th March 2019 (Thursday)

    Delhi

    Take a rickshaw ride in the by-lanes of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Mosque, drive past colonial government buildings and visit Humayun's tomb. In the evening, attend a tea appreciation and tasting workshop.

    • Le Meridien
  • Day 3
    15th March 2019 (Friday)

    Delhi / Agra

    In the morning, drive to Agra and in the evening visit the grand Agra Fort.

    • ITC Mughal A luxury collection
  • Day 4
    16th March 2019 (Saturday)

    Agra / Jaipur

    Start your day by visiting the iconic Taj Mahal and drive to Jaipur. En route, enjoy lunch at a resort and experience a Jugaad ride to a local village. The Jugaad is popularly known as The Village Mercedes.

    • ITC Rajputana A luxury collection
  • Day 5
    17th March 2019 (Sunday)

    Jaipur

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city. Indulge in traditional Rajasthani activities like turban tying and kite flying. In the evening, learn the art of cooking Rajasthani delicacies and enjoy dinner with a noble family.

    • ITC Rajputana A luxury collection
  • Day 6
    18th March 2019 (Monday)

    Jaipur / Deogarh

    Drive to Deogarh, an approximately 5-hour drive. In the afternoon, enjoy a jeep ride into the countryside with a guide. Visit small villages around Deogarh for a close look of rural life, enjoy tea/coffee and snacks at the lakeside.

    • Deogarh Mahal
  • Day 7
    19th March 2019 (Tuesday)

    Deogarh / Udaipur

    In the morning, enjoy a local joy train ride on a rural 1930s train to Phulad. Later, drive to Udaipur for approximately 3 hours. En route, visit the Kumbhalgarh fort and get insights from the expert about Holi.

    • Trident
  • Day 8
    20th March ,2019 (Wednesday)

    Udaipur

    Start your day by taking a tour of the city. The Holi festivities start from the evening with the Holika Dahan ceremony at City Palace. Witnesses a magnificent palace procession, observe royal etiquette and rituals as you look upon the royal parade.

    • Trident
  • Day 9
    21st March 2019 (Thursday)

    Udaipur

    In the Morning, play Holi with a noble family and enjoy lunch with them. The festival of colours is sure to fill the air with warmth and happiness.

    (Note: Organic powder colour and dress will be provided for playing Holi.)

    • Trident
  • Day 10
    22nd March 2019 (Friday)

    Udaipur / Mumbai

    Fly to Mumbai and in the afternoon, take a tour of the city. Visit Dhobi Ghat, Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan.

    • Trident Nariman Point
  • Day 11
    23rd March 2019 (Saturday)

    Mumbai

    Spend your morning by taking the Bollywood inspired tour. Witness and experience the world of Bollywood films and the television industry. Spend your afternoon at leisure or shopping at the local market.

    • Trident Nariman Point
  • Day 12
    24th March 2019 (Sunday)

    Leave Mumbai

    After eating breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to leave India.

  • INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION

    CITY

    NAME OF THE HOTELS

    • Delhi
    • Le Meridien
    • Luxury boutique hotel
    • Agra
    • ITC Mughal A luxury collection
    • Boutique hotel
    • Jaipur
    • ITC Rajputana A luxury collection
    • Boutique hotel
    • Deogarh
    • Deogarh Mahal
    • Heritage hotel
    • Udaipur
    • Trident
    • Boutique hotel
    • Mumbai
    • Trident Nariman Point
    • Luxury boutique hotel
  • JOURNEY COST

    Assured tour operation with minimum 2 guests:

    On twin sharing basis
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 3690 4190 5165 6740
    Over and above the twin sharing journey cost
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 1030 1170 1440 1880
    Airfare in economy class for the sector - Lucknow / Mumbai (air fare subject to change at the time of booking)
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 75 90 115 140
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Journey led by an expert resource

    Accommodation based on twin / double sharing basis including breakfast for 11 nights & 12 days

    Lunch and dinner as per the program

    Drinks with the welcome dinner on first night

    All transfers, journeys & excursions by appropriate air-conditioned vehicles based on the number of guests

    All entrance fees at the places of interest based on the program

    Assistance on all arrival, departure & during the journey

    Tea workshop in Delhi

    Turban tying & Kite flying experience in Jaipur

    Experience a rural train journey ( non air conditioned ) in Deogarh

    Participate in Holi festival with royal & noble family in Udaipur

    Porterage at airport & hotels

    All currently applicable taxes

  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.

    Meals not included and mentioned in the program

    Personal fees for cameras at the places of visit, depends on size of camera and equipment

    Any International airfare or domestic airfare (which is quoted separately). All flight schedules and airfare are subject to change till the time of final booking

    Any Visa fee (all nationalities require an entry visa prior to arrival in India)

  • SPECIAL NOTES

    Please send all bookings and information related emails to our Special Projects team at crafted@creative.travel

    Copies of passports for all guests will be required at the time of booking

    Check in times at the hotels are 1400 Hrs. / Check out times at the hotels are 1200 noon

    Free baggage allowance on domestic flights, as prevails currently (subject to change):Economy Class passengers: 20 kilos per person in check-in bag and 7 kilos in cabin bag.Excess baggage allowance can be purchased online in advance or at the airport while checking in

    Due to any unforeseen circumstances, if any airline opts to cancel / withdraw their flight operation(s) on particular sector(s) their liability is limited to the 100% refund of the airfare charged for the particular sector(s) and do not stand responsible for re-routing or re-booking seats on any other airline. In such events / situations, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd. will try best to work out most suitable alternative option to make our guests travel and all applicable supplement(s), if any, to be borne by the guests / passengers

    The driving times mentioned in the proposal are approximate and as per normal traffic & road conditions

    The maximum group size will be 24 guests to ensure a delightful experience

    Journey prices are based on current taxes, in case of any change, the same will be levied additionally

  • BOOKING, CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT FEE

    BOOKING 

    1.25 % of Journey cost to be paid at the time of booking

    2.Remaining payment to be paid 70 days prior to Journey

    3.If booking is made within 70 days of the journey, full payment is required to confirm the Journey

    4.Payment can be made by bank transfer or through Creative's online payment gateway

    CANCELLATION 

    1.Upto 70 days prior to Journey - 10% cancellation fee shall be applicable.

    2.Between 69 - 50 days prior to Journey - 25% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    3.Between 49 - 31 days prior to Journey - 50% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    4.Less than 30 days prior to Journey - 100% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    NAME CHANGE 

    1.Accommodation: Free of cost upto 72 hours before arrival

    2.Flights: A fee of US$ 55 per person, per sector shall be applicable along with any change in the ticket fare.

    3. Trains: A fee of US$ 5 per person, per sector shall be applicable.

  • CANCELLATIONS AND MATERIAL ALTERATION BY CREATIVE TRAVEL

    The journeys are planned well in advance. We reserve the right to modify itineraries, substitute accommodations, including flights and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control such as

    'force majeure' events - flood, fire, act of God, war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities, strikes, airport closure, technical problems with transport, alteration or cancellation of scheduled travel services. Most of the changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date but occasionally there could be a major change closer to the departure date.

    We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it.

    In both conditions of change / cancellation, you will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund deducting the taxes except where the major change/cancellation arises due to reasons of force majeure. In case of force majeure, we will refund you for all unutilised services after deducting taxes.

Getting ready for India

We look forward to welcoming you to India. Here is some pre-departure information to help you prepare for your trip. Incase you need any other information, please do reach out to us. Download 24 Hours Emergency Contact Number: (+91) 9911 266277

Your Journey

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Highlights

  • Led by Sathya Rao, an expert on Indian festivals and traditions
  • Visit Rajasthan's spectacular forts, palaces, lakes and colourful markets
  • Witness Holika Dahan, celebrated on the eve of Holi
  • Celebrate Holi with Indian families
  • Traditional clothes to wear during the festival and to take home as a souvenir
  • Group photograph during Holi celebration
  • Surprise gift to group members

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