The Camel & Cultural Extravaganza

31st October, 2019 - 10 November, 2019
  • Delhi – Agra – Jaipur - Pushkar – Sambar - Delhi

  • 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

Nitin Anand brings 20 years of experience in the travel and tour industry. Born in the culture-rich state of Punjab in Northern India, Nitin spent his childhood in many different cities, collecting sound knowledge and understanding of the region. He specialises in high-end rail tours, such as the Indian Maharaja & Great Rail Journeys, through the scenic landscapes and interiors of India. Nitin has made visiting India an enriching experience for corporates like IBM, AT&T, Sprint and GE, amongst others; and universities like Yale, NSU, Cambridge, USC, New York University and many others. What’s more, his specialised knowledge and insider information has been used by the likes of National Geographic to produce documentaries on India.

Nitin Anand

Expert in Indian Festivals & Culture

With its rich cultural heritage, India offers sights and experiences that will leave you enthralled and intrigued. In this journey, explore the cultural delights of three of India’s most iconic cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – along with the colourful Pushkar Fair, the largest cattle fair in the world. Experience the royal way of living with stays at heritage hotels and interactions with a royal family over a cooking demonstration and dinner. With exclusively crafted experiences; a lively mix of local culture, arts and traditions; along with the entertaining insights of our tour expert Nitin Anand, this journey makes for a perfect introduction to the sights and sounds of incredible India.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

 

  • Led by Nitin Anand, an expert in Indian culture and religion
  • Witness the colourful Pushkar festival – world’s largest cattle fair
  • Ride in hot air balloons and camel carts
  • Stay in luxurious tented accommodations
  • Dine with a noble family & pick up local culinary skills
  • Learn about Indian salt production
  • Group photograph at Pushkar festival
  • Surprise gift during the journey

 

 

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    31st October 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 2
    1st November 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 3
    2nd November 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 4
    3rd November 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 5
    4th November 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 6
    5th November 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 7 - 8
    6th – 7th November 2019 (Wednesday 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 9
    8th November 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 10
    9th November 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 11
    11th November 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
    31st October 2019 (Thursday)

    Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey, Delhi. Spend the evening interacting with your tour expert, Nitin Anand, who will brief you about the upcoming journey over dinner.

  • Day 2
    1st November 2019 (Friday)

    Delhi

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city, accompanied by volunteers from the Salaam Baalak Trust – mostly street children who will take you through the city while narrating their life-transforming stories. Later, visit Humayun’s tomb – a stunning example of Mughal architecture, built by the emperor’s wife Begai Begum.

  • Day 3
    2nd November 2019 (Saturday)

    Delhi / Agra

    Drive to your next destination, Agra and in the afternoon visit the Agra Fort, where you are taken through the chambers of this royal residence. Agra Fort is one of the finest forts built by the Mughals in India.

  • Day 4
    3rd November 2019 (Sunday)

    Agra / Jaipur

    Start your day by visiting the iconic Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Next, drive to Jaipur and en route enjoy lunch at a resort and a “jugaad” ridean open truck popularly known as The Village Mercedes – through the nearby farm lands.

  • Day 5
    4th November 2019 (Monday)

    Jaipur

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city. Visit a royal family of Jaipur and interact with the family as you are taken through a demonstration of cooking authentic Rajasthani delicacies, followed by dinner.  

  • Day 6
    5th November 2019 (Tuesday)

    Jaipur / Pushkar

    Drive to Pushkar, which is approximately a 3-hour drive. Check in to your tent and enjoy lunch. In the evening, take a camel cart ride to the Pushkar mela (fair) ground.

    *Note: Please note, only vegetarian meals are served in Pushkar and there is no liquor served as Pushkar is a religious place for Hindus.

  • Day 7 - 8
    6th – 7th November 2019 (Wednesday Thursday)

    Pushkar

    Take a hot air balloon ride over the mela (fair) ground, for panoramic views of the extravaganza. Ride down to the grounds in traditional style on camel carts, every morning and evening, and enjoy various activities like camel racing, kite flying, tug of war, and even a “longest moustache” contest. On the second evening, perform a Puja ceremony and visit the local market

  • Day 9
    8th November 2019 (Friday)

    Pushkar / Sambar

    Drive to Sambhar, approximately 1.5-hour drive. Learn about contemporary Indian salt production as you take a trail down India’s biggest inland salt lake. In the evening, enjoy a camel ride.

  • Day 10
    9th November 2019 (Saturday)

    Sambar / Delhi

    Start your day early and spend the morning bird watching, by the lake. Later, drive to Delhi, an approximately 7-hour drive and spend your evening at leisure.

  • Day 11
    11th November 2019 (Sunday)

    Leave Delhi

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight to onward destination.

  • INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION

    CITY

    NAME OF THE HOTELS

    • Delhi
    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
    • Heritage Lifestyle Hotel
    • Agra
    • ITC Mughal – A Luxury collection hotel
    • Boutique Hote
    • Jaipur
    • ITC Rajputana – A Luxury collection hotel
    • Boutique Hote
    • Pushkar
    • Luxury A.C. Tent
    • Tented Accommodation
    • Narlai
    • Rawla Narlai
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Udaipur
    • Fateh Prakash Palace
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Delhi
    • Pullman Aerocity
    • Boutique Hotel
  • JOURNEY COST

    Assured tour operation with minimum 2 guests:

    On twin sharing basis
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 4160 4725 5830 7600
    Over and above the twin sharing journey cost
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 1265 1435 1770 2310
    Airfare in economy class for the sector - Lucknow / Mumbai (air fare subject to change at the time of booking)
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 110 125 155 195
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Journey led by an expert resource

    Accommodation based on twin / double sharing basis including breakfast for 12 nights & 13 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

    Walking journey by the street children of NGO - Salaam Balak Trust

    Hot air balloon ride at Pushkar fair

    Stepwell dinner at Rawla Narlai

    Stay at tent & heritage hotels

    Camel cart ride

    Porterage at airport & hotels

    Cultural programs & activities at Pushkar fair

    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 Nitin Anand, an expert in Indian culture and religion
  • Witness the colourful Pushkar festival – world’s largest cattle fair
  • Ride in hot air balloons and camel carts
  • Stay in luxurious tented accommodations
  • Dine with a noble family & pick up local culinary skills
  • Learn about Indian salt production
  • Group photograph at Pushkar festival
  • Surprise gift during the journey

 

 

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