The Camel & Cultural Extravaganza

11th November, 2018 - 23rd November, 2018
  • Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Pushkar / Narlai / Udaipur / Delhi

  • 12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

A travel enthusiast & director for the last 30 years, Hemant is well spoken & has an experience of leading many prestigious & high-end guests in India. He is working as a travel director with Maharajas Express, one of the best luxury trains in the world, group from U.K. of Lords and ladies led by Pamela Mountbatten, daughter of Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India. He is an expert in managing many special interest journeys like architecture, history of freedom movement, and religions of india.

Hemant Malhotra

A Guru on Indian Religion and 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 Hemant Malhotra, this journey makes for a perfect introduction to the sights and sounds of incredible India.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Hemant Malhotra, an expert in Indian culture and religion
  • Travel to the world’s largest cattle fair
  • Stay in luxury tents
  • Cultural immersion and performances at the Pushkar Fair
  • Experience the traditional royal way of living
  • Unique dinner at an ancient Stepwell
  • Group photograph at Pushkar fair
  • Surprise gift to group members

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    11th November 2018 (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 2
    12th November 2018 (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 3
    13th November 2018 (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 4
    14th November 2018 (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 5
    15th November 2018 (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 6
    16th November 2018 (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 7 - 8
    17th - 18th November 2018 (Saturday - 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 9
    19th November 2018 (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 10
    20th November 2018 (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 11
    21st November 2018 (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 12
    22nd November 2018 (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 13
    23rd November 2018 (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
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  • Day 1
    11th November 2018 (Sunday)

    Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey, Delhi. Spend the evening interacting with your tour expert, Hemant Malhotra. Enjoy your dinner and get briefed by him about the tour.

    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
  • Day 2
    12th November 2018 (Monday)

    Delhi

    Enjoy a walking tour of the city accompanied by the volunteers from the Salaam Baalak Trust, who are mostly street children and take you through the city while narrating their life transforming stories. Later, walk through the bazaar of Paharganj where the locals do their daily shopping and take a stroll through a vegetable market.

    • Vivanta by Taj Ambassador
  • Day 3
    13th November 2018 (Tuesday)

    Delhi / Agra

    Drive to your next destination, Agra and in the afternoon visit the Agra Fort.

    • ITC Mughal – A Luxury collection hotel
  • Day 4
    14th November 2018 (Wednesday)

    Agra / Jaipur

    Start your day by visiting the iconic Taj Mahal and drive to the “Pink City” – Jaipur. En route, enjoy lunch at a resort and a “Jugaad” ride to a local village. The “Juggad” is commonly known as the Village Mercedez.

    • ITC Rajputana – A Luxury collection hotel
  • Day 5
    15th November 2018 (Thursday)

    Jaipur

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city. Visit a royal family of Jaipur, interact with the family and experience cooking demonstration of Rajasthani delicacies. Enjoy dinner post demonstration.

    • ITC Rajputana – A Luxury collection hotel
  • Day 6
    16th November 2018 (Friday)

    Jaipur / Pushkar

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

    ( Note: Non-vegetarian meals and liquor are not served in Pushkar as it is a religious place.)

    • Luxury A.C. Tent
  • Day 7 - 8
    17th - 18th November 2018 (Saturday - Sunday)

    Pushkar

    On one morning, enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the mela (fair) ground. Enjoy camel cart ride to the mela (fair) ground, during morning and evening, on both days. You can enjoy a variety of activities like camel race and kite flying at the fair. On the evening of the second day, perform a Puja ceremony and visit the local market.

    • Luxury A.C. Tent
  • Day 9
    19th November 2018 (Monday)

    Pushkar / Narlai

    In the morning, visit the mela (fair) ground and in the afternoon drive to Hotel Rawla Narlai, an approximately 4-hour drive. Enjoy dinner at the Stepwell, where you will experience the royal Rajasthani hospitality.

    • Rawla Narlai
  • Day 10
    20th November 2018 (Tuesday)

    Narlai

    Start your day with a jeep safari into the countryside. If lucky, you might spot Deer, Leopards and Chital. Spend your day at the Kumbhalgarh fort, the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region.

    • Rawla Narlai
  • Day 11
    21st November 2018 (Wednesday)

    Narlai / Udaipur

    Drive to Udaipur, an approximately 3.5-hour drive and spend your day taking a tour of the city.

    • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Day 12
    22nd November 2018 (Thursday)

    Udaipur / Delhi

    Fly to Delhi and enjoy your evening at leisure.

    • Pullman Aerocity
  • Day 13
    23rd November 2018 (Friday)

    Leave Delhi

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

  • 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 Hemant Malhotra, an expert in Indian culture and religion
  • Travel to the world’s largest cattle fair
  • Stay in luxury tents
  • Cultural immersion and performances at the Pushkar Fair
  • Experience the traditional royal way of living
  • Unique dinner at an ancient Stepwell
  • Group photograph at Pushkar fair
  • Surprise gift to group members

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