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ROAM Women's Adventures India Tour, women only tour of Northern India


  • 1.IMPORTANT NOTES Travel to India requires a passport valid six months beyond your return date and a minimumof two (2) blank VISA pages in your passport.It is important to reconrm all of your commercial ight arrangements with the relevantairline at least 48 hours prior to departure. Please ask ask us if you need assistance.Travel to India may require specic vaccinations. Please contact your travel healthcareprofessional for more information.Entry into India: A passport and visa are required.A visa for India can be obtained in advance.Please contact us for details and assistance.CONTACT -If youre excited by the thought of joining one of our Active, Small Group WomensTours or Safaris to Africa, India or Vietnam and Cambodia then now is the time toreserve your space. The earlier you book the more you save! Once youre ROAMadventure trip is booked, your trip price is guaranteed NOT to increase. Otherwise,prices are subject to change.Our Travel Consultants are available to respond to questions and inquiries... By email : 7 days a week - 24 hours a day - We try to respond within 24 hours ofreceiving your inquiry. By telephone : Monday - Friday : 10 am to 4 pm EST

2. ITINERARYDAY #1 - ARRIVE DELHIArrive in New Delhi by flight at the New Terminal T3. Traditional Indian Welcome at the airport withgarlands. Transfer to our hotel.About DELHI: New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient andthe modern. Delhi unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep inhistory, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrastingyet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.Narrating the citys Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing throughformidable mosques, monuments and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curvedarchitecture of British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting well-composed and spaciousstreets.Overnight Radisson Blu Marina B/L/DDAY #2 - OLD & NEW DELHI CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE THROUGH OLD DELHI COOKINGCLASSAfter hotel check-in and breakfast, well enjoy sightseeing of New & Old Delhi with an Englishspeaking guide and will visit the following:INDIA GATE: It is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian ArmySoldiers who died in the campaigns of World War I, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. India Gate is surrounded bygreen lawns and trees.Well pass by RED FORT, built in red sandstone this imposing fort has some emotions andsentiments attached with the Indian independence as the tricolor flutters on the top of this gate. On15th August the Indian Prime minister addresses the nation from here.Afternoon Activity: A great way to see and experience old Delhi, well enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw ridethrough its narrow lanes. 3. About HUMAYUNS TOMB: Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum, in the mid 16th century, thisred sandstone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure is one of thebest examples of Mughal Architecture. Humayuns wife is also buried in the red and white sandstone,black and yellow marble tomb.About QUTAB MINAR: In 1199, Qutb-ud-din raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as aminaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 meters it tapers to 2.75 meters at a height of72.5 meters. It is still the highest stone tower in India, one of the finest Islamic structures ever raisedand Delhis recognized landmark.Evening Activity: Evening Cooking Class followed by a Welcome Dinner.Overnight Radisson Blu Marina B/L/DDAY#3 - DELHI TO AGRA THE TAJ MAHALAfter breakfast, depart for the Mughal City of Agra arriving at the Hotel ITC Mughal which boasts of anaward winning Spa "Kaya Kalp".Morning Activity : After settling in at the hotel, we depart to discover and visit The Monument of Love The Taj Mahal.About The TAJ MAHAL: Sheer poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. The TajMahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great 4. ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realization of Emperor Shahjahans dream. One of thewonders of the world. From 1631 A.D., it took 22 years in the making. An estimated 20,000 peopleworked to complete the enchanting mausoleum, on the banks of the Yamuna.Overnight at ITC Mughal B/L/DAbout ITC Mughal - Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the TajMahal, ITC Mughal is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. The only Indian hotel tohave won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, itnow boasts of a brand new accommodation wing - the Khwab Mahal - Palace of Dreams.Comprising of 42 opulent rooms and suites, they resemble Miniature Palaces recreating a paradisefor the contemporary Mogul- full of splendor and perfection which was the hallmark of the MughalDynasty.DAY #4- AGRA BHARATPUR THE LOST CITY FATEHPUR SIKRI JAIPUR RAJASTHANI GALA NIGHTMorning Activity : After breakfast, we depart for the pink city of Jaipur stopping enroute to visit TheLost City Fatehpur Sikri.About FATEHPUR SIKRI: The imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between and 1584, Fatehpur Sikriwas built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The architectural grandeur of this deserted city cannot bedescribed in words and one can only experience the aura of its magnificent edifices by seeing them. 5. Fatehpur Sikri is the most popular day excursion from Agra, the city of Taj and capital of invincibleMughals for a long time.After seeing this fascinating complex, we stop for lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace in Bharatpur.After lunch, we head to Jaipur arriving at the Jai Mahal Palace.About JAIPUR: Jaipur is a reservoir of the architectural wonders embracing the rich legacy of India.The remnants of the bygone era boast of the royalty of Jaipur. There are many forts and monumentsin Jaipur that are worth seeing. Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort are the three antiqueforts that provide the spectacular view of the city. In the heart of Jaipur, there lies the stunning CityPalace. The Pink city marks its impact with the sight of the amazing Hawa Mahal.Evening Activity : Depart for a memorable Rajasthani Gala Night and dinner.Overnight Alsisar Haveli B/L/DAbout Alsisar Haveli - More than five centuries ago, the grandson of Maharaja Udaikaran of Amer,the great warrior Maharao Shekhaji, founded a sub-clan popularly known as "Shekhawat". The AlsisarHotels is owned by this branch of the "Kachawa" clan of Rajputs. The descendants of the family havesince restructured and refurbished many of the old family mansions (also known as "Haveli") alongwith the new hotel properties, to give the traveler a taste of true regal splendor with modern dayamenities. Built in 1892, a noblemans town house, restored to perfection, Alsisar Haveli lies tuckedaway in the heart of Pink City of Jaipur. Converted to a heritage hotel in 1994, it has beenaesthetically restored, incorporating in itself the grandeur of traditional Rajput architecture withrambling courtyards, serene alcoves and lush greenery. It promises to be a magical experience thatcaptures the romance of another century. Alsisar Haveli is the oldest among all the heritageproperties of the Alsisar Group of Hotels.DAY #5 - JAIPUR ELEPHANT RIDE THE AMBER FORTAfter breakfast, depart for an excursion to Amber Fort with a our guide:Morning Actvity : Enjoy an Elephant Ride up to the Palace just like they used to in yesteryears ! 6. About AMBER (pronounced Amer) - it is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was theancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted in the plains topresent day Jaipur.About THE AMBER FORT: The Amber Fort is located 11 km north to Jaipur. This fort had been thecapital of Kachchwaha Rajputs. Later, Sawai Jai Singh changed the capital to Jaipur. The Amber fortwas one of the popular sights of attraction in Jaipur, where the tourists can enjoy elephant rides fromthe bottom of the Amber fort to the hilltop. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completedby Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbiddingexterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classicand romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressivepainting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings.About HAWA MAHAL: Hawa Mahal is located in the Tripolia Bazaar to the west of GPO. Built to letthe ladies of royal harem watch the royal processions, Hawa Mahal is not a palace as the namesuggests. Hawa Mahal is the part of the east wall of the City Palace complex. Most well known ofJaipurs buildings, one can have the best views of this great building from the street outside. AboutTHE CITY PALACE: A major part of the City Palace has been converted in a museum. Remainingpart of the palace is still being used by the royal family of Jaipur as residence. The palace is built inthe fortified campus style and covers almost seventh part of Jaipur. There are different sections of themuseum dedicated to subjects like arms and ammunition, textile and costume, and art gallery. Someimportant palaces in this complex include the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-I-Aam, andDiwan-I-Khas. 7. About JANTAR MANTAR OR THE ASTRONIMICAL OBSERVATORY: Translated into Instrumentsof Measuring the Harmony of the Heavens, Jantar Mantar was built by Sawai Jai Singh between1728 and 1734. Jantar Mantar is a grand celebration of astronomical science and each instrumenthere serves a particular function and gives an accurate reading. Major Yantras or instruments thatyou can watch moving clockwise are: Small Samrat, Dhruva,Narivalya, The Observers Seat, SmallKranti etc.Overnight Alsisar Haveli B/L/DDAY #6 - JAIPUR JODHPURMorning at leisure. We depart for the airport for our flight to Jodhpur.We will be welcomed at the airport by our destination specialist and transfer to our palace resort, AjitBhawan.About JODHPUR - its history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathoreclan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is namedafter him only. It was previously known as Marwar. The city is known as the Sun City for the bright,sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted housesaround the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, whichmakes it a convenient base for travel in a region. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thickstone wall. Its an exceptional place to discover. 8. Overnight Ajit Bhawan B/L/DDAY #7 - JODHPUR MEHRANGARH FORT MANVAR SUNSET CAMEL RIDEAfter breakfast, Morning Activity : well visit the Mehrangarh Fort.About MEHRANGARH FORT: is one of the largest forts It is also the most magnificent fort inJodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It issituated on a 150 m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthaninclude several palaces inside the fort, with their sprawling and huge courtyards. One of the fortspalaces, The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace, has the royal throne of Jodhpur, the Sringar Chowki.The fort also has galleries, temples, etc. To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort is the Chhatri of a soldier,Kirat Singh Soda. It is the spot where he fell while defending the fort against the armies of Amber.TheMehrangarh Fort, with its beauty, is the living proof of the hard work and skill of the Jodhpurisculptors.After visiting the fort, we depart for Manvar Resort for Lunch.About Manvar: is a desert resort situated mid-way between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. It is a medievalcity catapulted through a time warp into the 21st century. There is a quiet, unhurried grace about thisdesert settlement and its people. Manvar Resort is located right in the heart of the Great Indian TharDesert. Manvar is unprecedented destination offering a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthans desertlife, culture, wildlife & beauty. 9. After a leisurely lunch, we proceed to the Manvar Desert Camp by Jeeps.Evening Activity : After settling in at the camp, were going to ride the camels to watch the sunset.We also enjoy dinner with local dancers around a bonfire in the Camp.Overnight at Manvar Desert Camp B/L/DDAY #8 - MANVAR JAIN TEMPLES AT RANAKPUR UDAIPURMorning Activity : Breakfast and in the early morning, we enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari on the SandDunes.Afterwards departure for the city of Lakes Udaipur stopping enroute to visit the beautiful JainTemples at Ranakpur.About RANAKPUR : Renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in amber stones,Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community. Open on all four sides, it enshrines thefour faced image of Adinath. Sprawling over 48,000 sq .feet, the temple is an astounding creation with29 halls and 1,444 pillars - all distinctly carved Images of 24 tirthankaras are carved on the Mandapsor porticoes in a corridor around the shrine with each mandap having a Shikhar or spire adorned withlittle bells on the top.After visiting the temples, we continue to Udaipur The City of Lakes. 10. About UDAIPUR: Located around the shimmering clear blue water lakes, Udaipur also know as theLake City of India is a delightful blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Udaipur is an inspiration forthe imagination of the poets, painters and writers.." The exquisitely carved marble palaces,impressively laid out gardens and the beautiful blue lakes make the terrain of the hills and ravines ofAravallis give Udaipur a totally unique charm that distinguish it from any other destination in India.Overnight The Trident B/L/DAbout THE TRIDENT : Set in forty three acres of lush green landscaping, Trident, Udaipur is locatedon the banks of the picturesque Pichola Lake and is ten minutes drive from the city centre. The roomsat the Trident, Udaipur are furnished in shades of beige and light cream and the architecture reflectsthe ancient heritage of Udaipur. The hotel provides a perfect base to explore the fabled city ofUdaipur, acclaimed worldwide for its beautiful lakes, medieval palaces and colorful bazaars.Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the East" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan". Touriststo this enchanting old-modern town in the heart of the Aravalli mountain range, with tons of history,swear by the lovely sunsets in the backdrop of the lakes. There are three interconnected lakes withinthe town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Pichhola Lake and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake.DAY #9 - UDAIPUR THE CITY PALACE EVENING BOAT RIDE ON LAKE PICHOLAAfter breakfast, Morning Activity : we depart for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur City.About THE CITY PALACE: Built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the gorgeous City Palace is a marvel inmarble, situated on the banks of Lake Pichola. Majestically set on a hill, it is flooded with balconies, 11. towers and cupolas along with the superb views of the lake and the city that can be cherished fromthe upper terraces. Surrounded by fortification walls, it has a triple arched gate at the entrance calledTripolia, which was built in 1725. A perfect amalgamation of Medieval European and Chinesearchitecture, the palatial complex has a number of astonishing buildings, well-planned gardens andfountains.About SAHELION KI BARI: On the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake, a beautiful garden was built for the48 maidens meant to be a part of the dowry of the princess. Widespread lawns, gushing fountainsand dappled walking lanes characterize the garden. The garden has four pools with graceful kiosksand fountains that sport elephant trunks for spouts. These gardens appear distinct and immaculate intaste.Evening Activity : In the early evening, enjoy a Boat Ride on Lake Pichola.About LAKE PICHOLA: Maharana Udai Singh II significantly distended the gorgeous Lake Picholaas a defense measure, when he founded Udaipur. Cradled amongst hills, gardens, havelis, templesand ghats, Lake Pichola is the picturesque spotlight of Udaipur. The lake sports two islands palaces -Jagniwas (popularly known as Lake Palace) and Jagmandir.Overnight The Trident B/L/DDAY #10 - UDAIPUR BACK TO DELHIMorning at leisure to enjoy the hotel and surrounding area in Udaipur. In the afternoon, we depart forthe Udaipur airport for our return flight to Delhi. Back in Delhi, we enjoy a farewell dinner prior toour return departures home. After dinner, we transfer to airport for our flight back home. B/L/D 12. TRIP DATES -October 20-29, 2012 (10 days/9 nights) -April 6 -15, 2013 (10 days/9 nights)TOTAL PER PERSON - $4,995 per person, land-all-inclusive--optional single supplement (if wanting your own private room, no sharing) - add $1,490 per personRoom-shares guaranteed on all trips, if you dont want to pay a single supplement fee.Group Size - 24 personsTrip Rating - Easy to ModerateBook Your ROAM Adventure 24 hours a day/7 days a weekTo reserve your place on our ROAM-Zimbabwe Safari, please click here to access our online booking information page orcontact Christy Destremau at ROAM Womens Adventures by email at or call 1-877-814-6864to request a booking form and to ask any questions you might have about this trip.Travelers can also reserve their space on any ROAM adventure trip or safari by completing, signing and submitting ourbooking form (Adobe pdf format) by fax or email to our office, or by completing the Paypal deposit payment option locatedat the bottom of each trip destinations itinerary page and on our BOOK NOW page. 13. A complete registration package will be emailed to you once you have booked your ROAM IndiaAdventure.This is a "Land-ALL-Inclusive" Trip, meaning the Trip Price Includes ALL of thefollowing: 9 Nights luxurious hotel accommodations that reflect the heart and soul of India All rooms at hotels have either 2 twin beds, 2 double beds or some have 2 queen-size beds. Guaranteed room-mate : every woman is guaranteed a room-mate. Single rooms are alsoavailable for any traveler wanting her own room by paying the single supplement. ALL MEALS: Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, including a Welcome & Farewell Dinner inDelhi & a Rajasthani Gala Night Dinner in Jaipur All non-alcoholic beverages at meals. All transfers, excursions and sightseeing in a Private Deluxe Air Conditioned Bus with a driverand assistant Services of a Government Approved English Speaking Guide for the Sightseeing Tours in thecities being visited All Entrance Fees at the Monuments, Museums, Temples etc. in the cities being visited, asdetailed in the itinerary All fees for the Cycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi All fees for the Elephant Ride at Amber in Jaipur All fees for the Camel & Jeep Ride on the Sand Dunes in Manvar All fees for the Boat Ride on The Lake Pichola in Udaipur ( subject to water level ) Full-time Services of our Local destination specialists host to accompany our group from thebeginning to the end of the tour One ROAM Associate who manages all the details on behalf of our group throughout the entiretrip. ALL internal airfare : Coach Class Air Fare for the Sector Jaipur - Jodhpur & Udaipur - Delhi All tips to drivers, assistants, baggage handlers, restaurant staff, local host and official guidesat all sites visited during the adventure and to any other persons providing services to ourgroup. All government taxes 14. NOT INCLUDED International airfare to/from Delhi, India Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas for India. Personal purchases (i.e. souvenirs) Trip cancellation/Medical Insurance 15. - 2012 and 2013 - ROAM Womens Adventure Tours & Safaris - Complete List of Trip Destinations - Dates & PricesPLEASE NOTE: We have a 12 women limit for most of our Africa Safaris (16 women limit for Uganda/Rwanda) and a 16-24 women limit for our India and Vietnam/Cambodia Tours, and space is available on a firstcome, first serve basis. Since our trips fill quickly, it is recommended to reserve your space as early as possible.Also, unlimited single rooms are available on India and Vietnam/Cambodia trips. However, there are a limitednumber of single rooms available on Africa Safaris and they are available on a first come, first serve basis.**Room-shares are guaranteed on all trips to avoid paying a single supplement.**Best of Northern India - Women Only Tour - October 20-29, 2012 (10 days/9 nights) - US$4,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,490 - Group size: 18-24 womenThe BEST of UGANDA & RWANDA - Women Only, GORILLA Trekking-Wildlife-Photo Safari - January 13-25, 2013 (13 days/12 nights) - US$8,395 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,195 - Group size: 16 womenThe BEST of TANZANIA & KILIMANJARO - Women Only, Kili Climb Plus Fly-in/out, Wildlife-Photo Safari - February 14-March 2, 2013 (17 days/16 nights) - US$9,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,300 - Group size: 12-16 womenThe BEST of BOTSWANA & ZAMBIA - Fly-in/out, Women Only, Wildlife-Photo Safari - April 4-13, 2013 (10 days/9 nights) - US$8,495 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $2,490 - Group size: 12 womenBest of Northern India - Women Only Tour - April 6-15, 2013 (10 days/9 nights) 16. - US$4,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,490- Group size: 18-24 women The Ultimate Women Only, VIETNAM & CAMBODIA Active, Cultural Experience- May 4-17, 2013 (14 days/13 nights)- US$4,495 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,290- Group size: 18-24 women The BEST of ZIMBABWE - Women Only, Fly-in/out, Wildlife-Photo Safari- October 8-18, 2013 (11 days/10 nights)- US$8,195 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,895- Group size: 12 women The BEST of SOUTHERN AFRICA: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia - Fly-in/out, WomenOnly, Wildlife-Photo Safari- October 18-30, 2013 (13 days/12 nights)- US$8,995 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $3,450- Group size: 12 women The BEST of NAMBIA - Women Only, Rhino Trekking-Wildlife, Photo Safari- November 1-12, 2013 (12 days/11 nights)- US$7,895 per person land-all-inclusive, optional single supplement add $1,890- Group size: 12 women