27th January to 25th February 2013 sees the planetary alignment that dictates the timing and location of the Allahabad Kumbh Mela 2013, the Hindu pilgrimage which will see the gathering of millions at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna to cleanse their souls in the holy water. You can also rejuvenate your body, mind and soul on this auspicious occasion by taking our customized spiritual tour to Kumbh Mela with a Religious tour to other pilgrimage places in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
27th Jan 2013 Paush Purnima
06th Feb 2013 Ekadashi Snan
10th Feb 2013 Mauni Amavasya Snan
15th Feb 2013 Basant Panchami Snan
17th Feb 2013 Rath Saptami Snan
18th Feb 2013 Bhisma Ekadashi Snan
25th Feb 2013 Maghi Purnima Snan
SGTI's individually tailored Spiritual and Religious tour for 2013 taking in the Kumbh Mela will fit in with your other travel plans but the general structure will be as below. The start and end days – even the sequence of the tour – Kumbh Mela first or Golden Triangle – can be arranged to fit in with your other plans.
Day 1 and 2 – Arrive in Delhi to be met by your Shine Gold Tours India (SGTI) driver and transferred in a/c comfort to your Delhi hotel. During Delhi Sightseeing, Sights in Delhi may include Jama Masjid (closed Fridays), the Red Fort (closed Mondays), Chandni Chowk, Spice Market, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smitri, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, President's House, Government Secretariat Buildings, India Gate, ………… and many more depending on your interests
Overnight day 1&2 Delhi – 1 twin/double room Regent Continental Hotel
Day 3 – Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your direct flight to Allahabad where you will be met and transferred to your luxury tent at the Kumbh Mela for 4 nights stay.
Overnight day 3 to 6 – luxury tent Kumbh Mela
Day 7 – Today you will be transferred to the railway station for your train to Agra where you will be met by your SGTI driver /guide who will transfer you to your hotel in your a/c car. Sightseeing in Agra may include Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal (at sunset and/or sunrise) if you wish.
Overnight day 7 Royal Residency Hotel, Agra – 1 twin/double room
Day 8 – Today you will be transferred in a/c comfort for a 2 night stay in Jaipur, the Pink City. Your specialist bird-watching guide will leave at this stage. Sightseeing in Jaipur will include the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Hawai Mahal and Water Palace. Jaipur is also a place for shopping for rugs, silks and jewellery; and for visiting textile factories to see artisans hand printing fabrics and potteries to see artists decorating exquisite plates and tea sets.
Overnight days 8 and 9 Glitz Hotel, Jaipur – 1 twin/double room
Day 10 – Today you will be transferred in a/c comfort to Delhi.
Overnight day 10 Delhi – 1 twin/double room Regent Continental Hotel
Day 11 – Today you will be transferred in a/c comfort to IGI Airport for your flight home.
SGTI Service ends
Tour price INR 127,650
for 2 people sharing twin accommodation
This price, based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room/tent, includes internal flights and rail journeys, all hotel rooms as shown on a bed and breakfast basis, luxury tent at the Kumbh Mela, all transfers in your personal a/c car between sites including all road and State taxes, the services of English speaking general SGTI guide/driver throughout your tour (not at the Kumbh Mela) and sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Not included are international flights, entrance fees to monuments and personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls etc.
Tips to your guides are at your discretion.
Payment terms are 30% on acceptance through PayPal on our website www.shinegoldtoursindia.com against an invoice which will be sent when you are happy with the itinerary. 50% 1 month prior to departure – a second invoice will be sent. The remaining 20% may be paid to your driver/guide when you are in India and happy with your tour (which we are sure you will be)
Your contract for this tour is with Shine Gold Tours India
Office address T257, 2nd Floor, Idgah Road, Behind Wedding House,
Sher ka Pinjera, 11006, New Delhi India
Contacts in India: Md. Asif 0091 (0)981 892 0540; Md. Asim 0091 (0)981 155 1987