Rajasthan India FAM Trip – Dates April – Sep (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals) - 13 Days

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Arrive Delhi, meet your guide & transfer to the Hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.

Morning visit Raj Ghat – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Later, drive past the President’s House, Parliament-House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center.

Overnight in Delhi.

Morning drive to Mandawa & transfer to the hotel. Later visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod, Mandawa. Mandawa was founded by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, cannons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati villages has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery.

Overnight Mandawa.

Morning drive to Bikaner & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Chapel HarMandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.

Overnight Bikaner.

Morning drive to Jaisalmer, arrive Jaisalmer and transfer to hotel.

Overnight Jaisalmer.

Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazaars and the old mansions known as “havelis”. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work.

Overnight Jaisalmer.

Morning drive to Jodhpur, arrive Jodhpur, Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phoo Mahal. Also visit Jasw ant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens later drive to Luni , arrive Luni and transfer to hotel.

Overnight Jodhpur.

Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur – 98 Kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculptures. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Later on drive to Udaipur, arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel.

Overnight Udaipur.

Morning visit the city palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen’s resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free.

Overnight Udaipur.

Morning drive to Jaipur, arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel.

Overnight Jaipur.

Morning visit the Amber Fort – the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.

Overnight Jaipur.

Morning drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 40kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel.

Overnight Agra .

Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Afternoon drive to Delhi & direct transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward Journey. No Hotel in Delhi.
Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Includes:

  • Transfers/tours by air-conditioned vehicle & assistance
  • 12 nights accommodation in a 4* or 5* hotel category.
  • Sharing room on half board (Breakfast + Dinner)
  • English speaking local guides, and monument entrances as outlined in the itinerary.
  • SLT Tour Performance warranty

NOTE: TRAVEL DATES ARE APRIL – SEPTEMBER .

Excludes:

  • Airfares, elephant ride at Amer Fort, meals & all other expenses like insurance, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Tourist Visa is required prior to arrival.

NOTE:

  • This FAM package rate is strictly applicable for travel agents only and not applicable for Airline staff.
  • Guides are not available in Luni & Ranakpur.

HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR:

Hotel Jaypee Siddhath 5* – New Delhi

Fern Residency / Sarovar Park – Jaipur

Crystal Sarovar Premiere / Ramada Plaza – Agra

Castle Mandawa = Madawa

Karni Bhawan Palace – Bikaner

Heritage Inn – Jaisalmer

Fern Residency – Jodhpur

Fern Residency – Udaipur

  • Qualifications:Travel Agent employees and affiliated
    Independent Contractors are welcome. a) Proof of qualification: IATAN
    ID Card, IATAN List, CLIA ID Card, TRUE ID b) Agents w/out ID cards
    may qualify with a letter
    signed by the Agency owner/manager.
  • This FAM package rate is strictly applicable for travel agents only and not applicable for Airline staff.
  • All rates are per person in double occupancy, on land only basis. One agent per room required.
  • Supplement for single room (agent) is +$800.
  • Companion Supplement: $100.***
  • A Processing and Registration charge of $35 per person applies.
  • Non-Refundable full payment is required to book. IATA or CLIA number required.
  • A valid US Passport with 7 months validity from the date of entry is required to travel.
  • International flights are not included.  Please call for discounted airfares.
  • Cancellation: Payments are non-refundable.  Unused tour features are neither refundable nor exchangeable once the tour is in progress.

NOTICE: Sunny Land Tours is not responsible for any issues/costs resulting from delays or interruption in air transportation. All such issues should be addressed directly with the airline.

Trip Interruption Insurance is available and is highly recommended.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose (also see Special Circumstances section below). Most visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, must apply for visas at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad before entering the country.  U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 30 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate.  Please visit the Indian government’s website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibilities and requirements for this type of visa.  Without the electronic travel authorization, which must be obtained at least four days prior to arrival, visas are not available upon arrival for U.S. citizens. If you do not have a valid passport and visa you may be immediately deported. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in India cannot assist you if you arrive without proper documentation. Please carry photocopies of the bio-data page of your U.S. passport and the pages containing the Indian visa and Indian immigration stamps. If your passport is lost or stolen, copies will help you apply for a replacement passport and an exit visa from the Indian government. Replacing a lost visa, which is required in order to exit the country, may take three to four business days.

U.S. citizens wishing to visit India are responsible for requesting the correct type of visa from the Indian Embassy or Consulate. There are generally no provisions for changing your immigration category (e.g., from tourist to work visa) once you have entered the country. Indian visa regulations change frequently, often with little advance notice, and changes may be poorly advertised and inconsistently enforced. Travelers are urged to check the website of the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. before any travel to India to review the most current information. If you travel on a tourist visa, you are generally given six months of legal stay upon entering India; extensions are rarely granted. Indian visas may be obtained in the United States through Cox & Kings Global Services, the Government of India’s visa contractor. Diplomatic and Official visa applications, however, are accepted directly at the Indian Embassy and Consulates. Please review the information on the Cox & Kings website to determine your purpose for travel and the most appropriate visa category. All U.S. government employees, including military personnel, must obtain country clearance for travel to India.

U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin or descent are subject to administrative processing and should expect additional delays when applying for Indian visas.

Foreign citizens who visit India to study, do research, work, or act as missionaries, as well as all travelers and residents planning to stay more than 180 days, are required to register their visit or residency within 14 days of arrival with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) closest to where they will be staying in addition to having the appropriate visa when they enter India. The FRRO maintains offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Lucknow, Calicut, Goa, Cochin, Trivandrum, and Amritsar. District Superintendents of Police serve as Foreigners Registration Officers (FROs) in all other places. Some U.S. citizens traveling to India on tourist visas may not be allowed re-entry to India within two months of departure without specific permission from an Indian embassy or consulate abroad. We recommend all U.S. citizens review the entry requirements described on the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section on the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. Travelers have reported that enforcement of this rule at ports of entry may be inconsistent.

If you overstay your Indian visa, or otherwise violate Indian visa regulations, you may require clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs in order to leave the country. Generally you will be fined and, in some cases, may be jailed for months until deportation can be arranged. Visa violators seeking an exit clearance are requested to schedule an online appointment at the Ministry of Home Affairs website before visiting the Visa Facilitation Center at The Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners Division, NDCC-II Building, Sai Singh Road, New Delhi 110001 (tel. 91-11-2343-8037). Processing of an exit visa under these circumstances can take up to 90 days and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Exit permits for children born in India via surrogacy face the same potential delays if the parents have violated Indian visa requirements.

For the most current information on entry and exit requirements, please contact the Embassy of India at 2536 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 939-9806 or the Indian Consulates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, or Houston. Outside the United States, inquiries should be made at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate.

General information regarding Indian visa and immigration rules, including the addresses and telephone numbers for the FRRO offices, can be found at the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs Bureau of Immigration website.

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Rajasthan India FAM Trip – Dates April – Sep (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals)
From $1,299.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Sight Seeing
  • Breakfast
  • Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Luni, Udaipur, Jaipur

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