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Favorite thing: Exotique (exotique@airtelbroadband.in) was the agent I used in Feb 2007 and my friends in March 2006.

I also contacted two more agencies: Praveen-Inddia Panorama (praveen@indianpanorama.in) and Service International (india@servicestours.com )
My research indicated that the Exotique was cheaper. I am totally satisfied with their service, in particular with the Driver Mr Chhattar Singh. He is clean and helpful. His vehicle (tempo traveller) is new. If you decide that you choose this agent, do remember to ask for him as driver. The tempo is good for 4-7 though it has 9 seats. You have enough room for baggages and for you to stretch. (Trust me, everyday at least 4-hr drive you really need more space!)

Mr Bhag Singh is the manager of Exotique. I believe if you could quote my name (Venus Ng from Hong Kong) he will give you reasonable price.

Below is my itinerary. All agencies are very similar. Bhag is able to give you advice if you have other plan.

My price: USD360 for one person (based on four persons travelling together with tempo, including one over-night 2nd class train) WITHOUT hotel. We did not request for tour gudie on each spot. We chose and paid the hotels ourselves. But after the trip I think it's better to ask Blag to book the hotel for you.

USD360 includes:
- Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing/excursion tours and overland tour (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur) using one air-conditioned vehicle.
- Entrance fees at the monuments and places of visit
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Train fare for sector Udaipur-Delhi by Mewar Express in airconditioned sleeper class
- Assistance on arrival/departure by our representative in each city
- All applicable taxes

For hotel, 3 star is acceptable to us, which costed around USD40/room.

ITINERARY SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR VENUS NG
[Bhag Singh: 91-9811-775843]
Delhi (1) V Agra (2) V Jaipur (2) V Jodhpur (1) V Udaipur (2) V Delhi (1)
- 09 nights and 11 Days-

13th FEB (Tue) Arrive Delhi (AI0311: 2100)
?X Arrive Delhi by international flight.
?X Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.
?X Overnight at hotel VCrest Inn Hotel <-- Do NOT take this hotel

14th FEB (Wed) Delhi - Agra by car
?X Morning drive to Agra (204 km / 128 miles / approx 4 hrs drive).
?X [enroute Sikandra Tomb??]
?X YOU CAN SEE SIKANDRA ENROUTE. ENTRANCE FEES USD 2 PER PERSON YOU HAVE TO PAY DIRECTLY AND I WILL PROVIDE GUIDE FOR THAT WITHOUT ANY CHARGES.
?X Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at hotel.
?X Afternoon (at sunset) visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays).
?X YOU CAN VISIT TAJ MAHAL FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET EXCEPT ON FRIDAYS. WE HAVE ENVISAGED ONLY ONE VISIT OF TAJ THE IN YOU TOUR THAT YOU CAN TAKE THIS DAY OR NEXT DAY.
?X Overnight at hotel V Pushp Villa Hotel 1/2.

15th FEB (Thu) In Agra
?X [Early morning we paid at our own cost to see sun rise at Taj Mahal.]
Morning visit the Agra Fort
?X ?X[There was no visit Itmad-Ud-Ullah- the baby Taj]
?X ?XOvernight at hotel V Pushp Villa Hotel 2/2.

16th FEB (Fri) Agra V Fatehpur Sikri V Jaipur by car
?X Morning drive to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (234 km / 146 miles / approx 5 hrs drive).
?X Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel.
?X Rest of the day free for independent activities.
?X Overnight at hotel V Bissau Place 1/2.

17th FEB (Sat) In Jaipur
?X Morning excursion to Amber Fort including elephant/Jeep ride.
?X [Take the elephant up to the fort, it was wonderful]
?X YOU WILL RIDE ON ELEPHANT BACK 2 PERSON IN ONE ELEPHANT TO REACH ON THE TOP OF THE AMBER FORT. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO BY ELEPHANT THEN WE WILL PROVIDE YOU JEEP RIDE TO REACH ON THE TOP OF AMBER FORT.
?X Afternoon city tour of Jaipur, Maharaja's City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Royal Observatory, Albert Hall. Later, drive through this "Pink City's" business and residential areas.
?X Overnight at hotel V Bissau Palace 2/2.

18th FEB (Sun) Jaipur V Jodhpur by car
?X Morning drive to Jodhpur (335 km / 210 miles / 6 hrs drive).
?X Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at hotel.
?X Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
?X Overnight at hotel V Ratan Vilas.

19th FEB (Mon) Jodhpur V Ranakpur - Udaipur by car
?X Morning drive to Udaipur en route visiting Jain Temples of Ranakpur (275 km / 172 miles / approx 5 hrs drive).
?X Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in at hotel.
?X Overnight at hotel V Paras Mahal Hotel 1/2. <-- good and clean

20th FEB (Tue) In Udaipur
?X Morning city sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden and Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends).
?X Evening boat cruise on Pichola Lake. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the Lake.
?X Overnight at hotel V Paras Mahal Hotel 2/2.

21st FEB (Wed) Udaipur V Delhi by overnight train
?X Morning at leisure.
?X In time transfer to railway station to board MEWAR EXPRESS at 1835 hrs for Delhi.
?X Overnight on board train.

22nd FEB (Thu) Arrive Delhi
?X Arrive Delhi at 0615 hrs.
?X Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
?X Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), Lakshmi Narayan Temple-modern Hindu Temple, drive past President's House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
?X Overnight at hotel V Sun Star Grand Hotel 1.

23rd FEB (Fri) Leave Delhi (AI0314: 2315)
?X Morning at leisure.
?X In time transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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