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									Braga Travel Consulting
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                  INDIA HIGHLIGHTS with BONNIE BRAGA
     Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Manvar, Udaipur
                            February 15- March 3, 2010
                   Optional March 3-5, 2010 Kathmandu, Nepal


Mon Feb 15 ARRIVAL DELHI
     Arrive in New Delhi. Traditional Indian welcome with garlands at the airport and
     transfer to Hotel le Meridien by deluxe coach. The drive from the airport to the
     city center takes about 30 mins.

        DELHI : New Delhi, the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and
       the modern. Standing along the western edge of the Gangetic Plain, this city that
       is the capital of India, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, history,
       monuments, museums, galleries and gardens. Comprising of two contrasting yet
       harmonious parts - Old Delhi and New Delhi - the city is the main gateway
       for Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through
       the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable, historical mosques,
       monuments and forts whereas the imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely
       carved architecture of British Raj - reflecting the charm of well-
       composed, spacious streets under the shade of beautifully tree- lined Avenues and
       tall and imposing Government buildings
       Overnight at the Le Meridien Delhi –
       http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propert
       yID=1831

Tue Feb 16 DELHI                                                               (B)
      Breakfast at hotel. Free day for shopping and catch up with time zone. Overnight
      Le Meridien Delhi.

Wed Feb 17 DELHI                                                       (B,L,D)
     10 am After having breakfast at the hotel, you will board the deluxe bus for a
     sightseeing tour of O ld & New Delhi with an Spanish/English speaking guide.
     The sightseeing tour takes about 4-5 hours.

       Old Delhi

       RAJGHAT: On 31st Jan. 1948, Mahatma Gandhi's last rites were performed
       here. The memorial stone of Gandhi is square in shape made of black stone. His
       last ward- 'Hey Ram' is inscribed on it. Drive past RED FORT: The largest of
       Old Delhi's monuments is Lal Quila or Red Fort whose thick red sandstone walls,
       bulging with turrets and bastions, have withstood the vagaries of time and nature.
       CHANDINI CHOWK: One of the main markets of Delhi, Chandni Chowk
       was once lined with beautiful fountains. But today the place is very crowded and
       congested. Chandni Chowk is located opposite the Red Fort. .JAMA MASJID:

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      Built by Shah Jahan in 1658, it is one of the largest mosques in India with a
      seating capacity of more than 20,000. The Mosque is situated near the Red Fort in
      old Delhi. This is the area that still retains the traditional charm of markets in
      Mughal times. The bulbous domes and tapering minarets built with marble stand
      strong and beautiful even to this day. This mosque has three gateways, four angle
      towers and two 40 m. high minarets.
      Cycle rickshaw ride will be provided at Jama Masjid area.
      Lunch at local Restaurant.

      New Delhi -INDIA GATE: It is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the
      name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of World
      War I, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below
      the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier. India Gate is surrounded by
      green lawns and trees.RAJPATH: Flanked by ornamental ponds and lawns,
      Rajpath is host to the Republic Day Parade. The two secretariat buildings and
      Rashtrapati Bhawan on the Raisina hills are located on the two sides of this
      immensely broad road. India Gate is towards the eastern end of Rajpath.
      HUMAYUN'S TOMB : Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum, in the mid
      16th century, this red sandstone structure is considered to be the predecessor of
      Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best examples of Mughal Architecture.
      Humayun's wife is also buried in the red and white sandstone, black and yellow
      marble                     tomb. QUTAB MINAR: In 1199, Qutb-ud-din raised
      the                        Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to
      the                        adjacent mosque. It is still the highest stone tower in
      India,                     one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised and
      Delhi's                    recognized landmark. It was completed by the Sultan's
                                 successor and son- in-law, Iltutmish. The tomb of
                                 Iltutmish, which he himself built in 1235, is located
      nearby.                    Its interiors are profusely decorated with calligraphy
      but the dome has collapsed.

      Welcome Dinner in the evening.
      Overnight Le Meridien Delhi.

Thu Feb 18 DELHI-VARANASI                                         (B,D)
      After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
      Depart         Delhi            IC 406    1005 hrs
      Arrive         Varanasi                   1120 hrs
      Transfer to Hotel Taj Gateway Ganges – approx 30 mins.
      http://india-chainhotels.com/varanasi-tajganges.html

      VARANASI : Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy
      Ganga, Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities in India. From
      time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus and one of their
      most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year.

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       According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to
       the ultimate. The Ganga are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in
       the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from a ll sins.
       In the evening, witness “Aarti” (prayers) on the holy river.
       Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
       Overnight Hotel Taj Gateway Ganges.

Fri Feb 19     VARANASI                                                    (B,D)

       Early morning, enjoy boat ride on River Ganges:
       RIVERFRONT: The great river banks at Varanasi, built high with eighteenth
       and nineteenth-century pavilions and palaces, temples and terraces, are lined with
       an endless chain of stone steps – the ghats – progressing along the whole of the
       waterfront, altering in appearance with the dramatic seasonal fluctuations of the
       river level. Each of the hundred ghats, big and small, is marked by a lingam, and
       occupies its own special place in the religious geography of the city. Some have
       crumbled over the years, others continue to thrive, with early- morning bathers,
       Brahmin priests offering puja, and people practicing meditation and yoga.

       Return to the hotel for breakfast.
       Free morning.
       After lunch on your own, depart for an excursion to Sarnath by the same car and
       guide:

       SARNATH: The Buddha came to this hamlet, 10 kms, north-east of Varanasi, to
       preached his message "Maha-Dharma-Chakra Pravartan" (in Buddhist
       terminology, 'turned the wheel of the law”. After he achieved enlightment at




       Bodhigaya.                            Later, the great Buddhist Emperor Ashoka
       built here the Dharmarajika Stupa and near it erected a pillar surmounted by the
       magnificent capital of four adored lions, which today forms the national emblem
       of India. Ashoka erected several memorial towers or stupas.

       Overnight Taj Gateway Ganges hotel.

Sat Feb 20     VARANASI-AGRA                                               (B,L,D)
       Breakfast at hotel. Free morning.
       After lunch, transfer to the airport by deluxe coach.


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      Depart          Varanasi             IC 405         1540 hrs
      Arrive          Delhi                               1700 hrs

      You will be received at the airport and drive to Agra – 4 hours – arriving Hotel
      ITC Mughal late in the evening –
      http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyI
      D=422

      Packed dinner-boxes will be provided on the bus.
      AGRA: The glory of Agra was at its peak during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and
      Shah Jahan. Akbar made it the center of art, culture, commerce and learning and
      Shah Jahan saw it in full bloom. In fact, it is said that it was Akbar who laid the
      foundation of the modern city that we see now in 1558 and was known as
      Akbarabad. Most of the buildings belong to the period between mid-16th century
      and 17th century and were of high quality. These monuments were built in the
      contemporary Mughal style. Mughlai cuisine and the skilled craftsmen can still be
      seen in the narrow lanes of the city as a reminiscent of the lost times.


Sun Feb 21     AGRA                                                      (B,L)

      Early in the morning visit the magnificent monument of love -

      TAJ MAHAL: Sheer poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled.
      The Taj Mahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The
      monumental labor of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate
      realization of Emperor Shah Jahan's dream.




      One of the wonders of the world. From 1631 A.D., it took 22 years in the making.
      An estimated 20,000 people worked to complete the enchanting mausoleum, on
      the banks of the Yamuna.

      Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit
      AGRA FORT: The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction
      of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his
      grandson Shahjahan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise.
      There are a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid - a white marble

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      mosque akin to a perfect pearl; Diwan-Am, Diwan-E-Khaas, Musamman Burj -
      where Shahjahan died in 1666 A.D. Jahangir's Palace; Khaas Mahal and Shish
      Mahal.

      Lunch in a local Restaurant. Afternoon free.

      Overnight ITC Mughal hotel.

Mon Feb 22 AGRA-RANTHAMBHORE                                              (B,L,D)

             After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, just 1 hour from
             Agra - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary One of the finest bird parks in the world,
                         Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is
                         a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well.
                         Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water
                         birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by
                         Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.

                          Enjoy a cycle-rickshaw ride through the Park.
                          Lunch in Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace.

             After lunch, drive to Sawai Madhopur by the same bus – 5 hours
             Arrive Hotel Taj Sawai Lodge. –
             http://www.heritagehotelsofrajasthan.com/hotels- in-sawai-
             madhopur/sawai- madhopur- lodge.html

             RANTHAMBHORE: The Ranthambhore forests were the former
             hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur and it was only in 1955 for the
             first time that this area was declared as the Sawai Madhopur Wildlife
             Sanctuary. In 1973 it was included as a potential area under `Project Tiger'
             and was the smallest of the nine areas selected. In 1980 it was notified as a
             National Park.
             Overnight Taj Sawai Lodge

             Important travel tips for Wildlife Safari:




             On Safari: always follow the instructions of guides. Keep noise to a
             minimum and encourage others to do likewise. Flash photography is not


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             allowed within the parks. Don't crowd the animals; respect their privacy as
             well as other peoples enjoyment of the wildlife by moving on.

             Useful items:

              *Neutral coloured clothing
              *Lightweight windproof jacket for open air travel at sunrise and sunset
              *Fleece, trousers and warm hat (Oct-Jan) until sun is up
              *Hat to protect head and neck from sun
              *Good quality 'wraparound' sunglasses with retainer
              *Small ruck-sack to keep belongings together and dust out

             Responsible Tourism: resources are limited, please use as little water and
             power as possible. Carry rubbish away with you, apart from being
             unsightly wildlife can be injured or poisoned. Common sense and
             common courtesy should prevail in all your actions.

             Animals: the best advice is not to handle them at all, aside from other risks
             they may carry a variety of parasites and skin disease. Don't feed wildlife
             it can encourage unnatural dependency and disease.

Tue Feb 23   RANTHAMBHORE                                                 (B,L,D)

      Breakfast at hotel.
      In Ranthambhore –Early in the morning, enjoy game drive into the jungle and
      again in the afternoon - another game drive to see the wild animals.
      Overnight Hotel Taj Sawai Lodge

Wed Feb 24 RANTHAMBHORE-JAIPUR                                            (B,L)

      After an early breakfast, depart for the pink city of Jaipur by the same coach (4
      hours) stopping enroute for lunch at a local Restaurant.

      JAIPUR: Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign
      Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai
      Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect
      Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning. The city of old Jaipur painted in
      Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts
      Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the
      bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.

      Enjoy a Bollywood film this evening.
      Overnight in Hotel Jai Mahal Palace.
      http://www.tajhotels.com/Leisure/Jai%20Mahal%20Palace,JAIPUR/

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Thu Feb 25   JAIPUR                                                       (B)

             After breakfast, depart for an excursion to Amber Fort where you will ride
             up to the Palace on elephant back-

             AMBER:(pronounced Amer) is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur
             is known for the beautiful Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills
             is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The interior wall
             of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious
             stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing
             a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place,
             the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts
             of the fort.

             After seeing Fort, visit the tourist attractions of Jaipur city which are
             mainly centered in the Old City and City Palace area.

             HAWA MAHAL: Hawa Mahal is located in the Tripolia Bazaar to the
             west of GPO. Built to let the ladies of royal harem watch the royal
             possessions, Hawa Mahal is not a palace as the name suggests. Hawa
             Mahal is the part of the east wall of the City Palace complex. Most well
             known of Jaipur's buildings, one can have the best views of this great
             building from the street outside.

             THE CITY PALACE: A major part of the City Palace has been
             converted in a museum. Remaining part of the palace is still being used by
             the royal family of Jaipur as residence. The palace is built in the fortified
             campus style and covers almost seventh part of Jaipur. There are different
             sections of the museum dedicated to subjects like arms and ammunition,
             textile and costume, and art gallery. Some important palaces in this
             complex include the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-I-Aam, and
             Diwan-I-Khas.

             JANTAR MANTAR OR THE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY:
             Translated into 'Instruments of Measuring the Harmony of the Heavens',
             Jantar Mantar was built by Sawai Jai Singh between 1728 and 1734. Jantar
             Mantar is a grand celebration of astronomical science and each instrument
             here serves a particular function and gives an accurate reading. Major
             Yantras or instruments that you can watch moving clockwise are: Small
             'Samrat', 'Dhruva','Narivalya', The Observer's Seat, Small 'Kranti' etc.

             Special Rajasthani Gala night.`       `

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             Return to Jai Mahal Palace Hotel Jaipur for overnight

Fri Feb 26   JAIPUR-JODHPUR -MANVAR                                       (B,L,D)

             After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
             Depart         Jaipur                   IT 4301      0930 hrs
             Arrive         Jodhpur                               1200 hrs

             Upon arrival in Jodhpur, drive straight to Manvar Desert Camp –a 2 hour
             drive. Arrive in time for lunch.
             http://www.manvar.com/

             Manvar is a desert resort situated mid-way between Jodhpur and
             Jaisalmer. It is a                                 medieval city catapulted
             through a time warp                                into the 21st century.
             There is a quiet,                                  unhurried grace about
             this          desert                               settlement and its people.
             Manvar Resort is                                   located right in the heart
             of the Great Indian                                Thar Desert. Manvar is
             unprecedented                                      tourist        destination
             offering    a   rare                               opportunity to enjoy
             Rajasthan’s desert life, culture, wildlife & beauty.

Sat Feb 27   MANVAR-JODHPUR                                               (B,D)

             Early morning, enjoy camel ride on the dunes and after breakfast,d rive
             back to the blue city of Jodhpur arriving Hotel Taj Hari Mahal.
             http://www.tajhotels.com/Leisure/Taj%20Hari%20Mahal,JODHPUR/defa
             ult.htm

             JODHPUR:- This bustling desert city is the second largest city in
             Rajasthan after Jaipur and has landscape dominated by the massive
             Meherangarh Fort topping a sheer rocky ridge.The old city is fenced by 10
             km long wall with eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the
             walled city. Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city in
             1459 and it is named after him.

             In the afternoon,visit MEHERANGARH FORT: Perched on a 150 m
             high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in
             Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded it in 1459 but subsequent rulers of Jodhpur
             have also added to it over the centuries. A meandering road leads to the
             from the city 5 kms below. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking
             armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate.JASWANT THADA:
             On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful
             marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar

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             Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant
             Singhji II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with
             intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artesian. A
             visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a
             mystic aura.


Sun Feb 28   JODHPUR-UDAIPUR                                                      (B,D)

             Early morning, drive to the city of lakes – Udaipur - 6 hours drive through
             Rajasthani countryside.
             Arrive Hotel Udai Vilas, Udaipur in the afternoon.
             http://www.traveludaipur.com/udaivilas.htm

             UDAIPUR: Located around the shimmering clear blue water lakes,
             Udaipur also know as the Lake City of India is a delightful blend of sights,
             sounds and experiences. The exquisitely carved marble palaces,
             impressively laid out gardens and the beautiful blue lakes make Udaipur
             seem almost like a mirage in the desert.

             In the evening, enjoy Holi Procession and special celebrations with the
             Maharaja.


Mon Mar 01 UDAIPUR                                                        (B)




             The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which
             comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin
             and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The colorful festival
             bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people
             hug and wish each other 'Happy Holi'. Holi celebration begins with
             lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve. Numerous legends & stories
             associated with Holi celebration makes the festival more exuberant and
             vivid. People rub 'gulal' and 'abeer' on each others' faces.

             Day at leisure. Overnight Udai Villas Udaipur Hotel




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Tue Mar 02 UDAIPUR-DELHI                                                 (B,L)
After an early breakfast, depart for an excursion to Ranakpur Jain Temples – 2 and half
hours drive

       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 the four faced image of Adinath. Sprawling over 48,000
       sq.feet, the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars - all
       distinctly                                                                   carved.
       Images of 24 tirthankaras are carved on the 'Mandaps' or porticoes in a corridor
       around the shrine with each mandap having a 'Shikhar' or spire adorned with little
       bells on the top.

       Lunch in Ranakpur.

After lunch, drive back to Udaipur airport in time to transfer for late night return flight.

               Depart          Udaipur         IT 4302         1735 hrs
               Arrive          Delhi                           2005 hrs.



Wed Mar 03 DEPART DELHI

                                All flight timings and sightseeing tours are subject to
                        change.Above itinerary intended to give you a general idea of the
                            likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road
                        conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate
                         itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We
                        reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip
                                  participants' safety, comfort & general well being.

Price pe r person USD 5,810 per person for a minimum of 20 persons travelling together
USD 3090/- for Single supple ment.

Domestic Airfare:
USD 420/- Nett cost per person for economy class airfare for sectors DELHI -
VARANASI // VARANASI - DELHI // JAIPUR -JODHPUR // UDAIPUR -DELHI

Price includes:

-. 15 Nights Hotel accommodation based on sharing a Double / Twin Room with daily
breakfast from day 2
. 8 Lunches & 12 Dinners - The meals have been included specially where there is some
novelty involved, special and memorable for guests.

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-. Services of a Government Approved Spanish Speaking / English Speaking Guide in all
the cities being visited for sightseeing tours
- . All Excursions, transfers and sightseeing in a Private Air-conditioned Deluxe Coach
- . All Entrance Fees at the Monuments, Museums, Temples, Sanctuary etc. being visited
on the sightseeing tours in all the cities.
- . A Cycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi.
- . A Boat Ride on the River Ganges in Varanasi
- . A Visit to witness the evening "Aarti" on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi
- . An Elephant/Jeep Ride at Amber in Jaipur
- . Two Jungle Safaris into the Ranthambore National Park to spot the elusive Bengal
Tiger
- . A Camel/ Jeep Ride on the sand dunes in Manvar
- . Services of an English/Spanish Local Indian Host to accompany the group on the tour
- . Holi celebrations in Udaipur with Maharaja.
- Mineral water bottle for the group members in the coach during excursions.
     - In Jaipur, we have included the experience of a "Rajasthani Gala Night" which
         will be another highlight of the tour. Details are not being provided so that it
         comes as a surprise.
     - TIPPING has been included in the cost. This covers tips for drivers, helpers,
         waiters, bell boys, assistants and miscellaneous costs. No tipping included for
         our tour Escort.
     - This also includes cost for still came ras. Video came ras / Movie camers are
         NOT covered in this price.
     - The cost is based on hotels and categories that are subject to availability.
     - Visit the Bird Sanctuary on cycle rickshaws and very relaxing.

- . All presently prevailing applicable Government taxes.

NOTES re UDAIPUR AND HOLI

Holi is an important festival of India and full of colour and revelry - including drinking.
So can be boisterous. Almost everything is closed on that day and it is a holiday. So have
checked and have been advised that while services in the hotel will be normal, the
services like transport to Udaipur Airport in the evening of Holi cannot be trusted. So we
CANNOT depart Udaipur on 1st March. It will have to be 2nd March.

Important notes::
   - We generally arrange jeep rides into the jungle for our clients. But number of
      people visiting are more and jeeps are few. So the availability is dependent on
      receiving the Passport Numbers of the guests from you at least 80 days in
      advance of their arrival.
   - The dress can be casual. Restricted dress is only in holy places.



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   -   The price does not include: any services or meals not mentioned; India visa
       fees; personal expenses such as laundry; tips – recommended: for porte rs
       when delive ring luggage to room or taking luggage to lobby USD1.00 per
       bag, tips for our national guide Escort; travel ins urance – highly
       recommended. No tipping included for our tour Escort.
   -   Video came ras / Movie camers are NOT covered in this price.

Form of payme nt:
   1 A deposit equivalent to 20% of the trip in U.S. dollar check or credit card –
      Visa / Mastercard / American Express – with no additional fee, plus up to 6
      installments and the last installment due Decembe r 28, 2009.
   2 A discount of 5% for full payme nt by November 1, 2009
   3 Additional 5% for payme nts from December 30, 2009.

              Enjoy India!!!

Terms and Conditions:

This tour is operated by Braga Travel Consulting. A deposit of USD $300.00 will be
require d at time of booking, final payment 45 days prior to departure.
Cancellation charges: 60-45 days prior to departure – USD $200.00;
44-30 days prior to departure – USD $300.00; 29-16 days prior to departure – USD
$1,000.00; 15-7 days prior to departure – USD $2500.00; 6-3 days prior to departure
– USD $3,000; 2-0 days prior to departure - 100%.

Payments can be made by credit card – Visa / MasterCard / Ame rican Express or
check made out to Braga Travel Consulting.

Baggage allowance in India: 20 kg / 44 lbs pe r person for all domestic flights in
India. Excess baggage fees: 5% of the fare per kilo.

Responsibility: Braga Travel Consulting, and their employees, affiliates, directors,
agents and assigns (collectively “Braga Travel) does not own or operate any entity
which provides or does not provide goods or services for your trip including lodging
facilities, airlines, vessel, motor coach or other transportation companies, guides or
guide services, local ground ope rators, providers or organizers of optional
excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons and entities are
independent contractors. As a result, Braga Travel is not liable for any negligent or
willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any third party. Tour
me mbers are also subject to the terms and conditions set forth on their airline or
rail ticket - conditions available upon request.




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Phone: (305) 3824294 / 888-828-8747 – Fax: (305)3824265

You may see the name Braga Travel affixed to motor vehicles, on signs around the
hotel or elsewhere. This use of our name is purely for reasons of identification and
does not in any way denote ownership, supervision, or control by Braga Travel.

In addition and without limitation, Braga Travel is not responsible for any injury,
loss, death, inconvenience, delay, or damage to pe rson or property in connection
with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, but not limited
to, acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war or civil unrest,
insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist
activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical
or othe r failure of airplanes, or other means of transportation or for any failure of
any transportation mechanis m to arrive or depart on time. Also be advised that
foreign air-conditioning systems in public places, hotels and motor coaches are not
up to U.S. standards.

If due to weather, flight schedules or other uncontrollable factors, you are required
to spend an additional night(s), you will be responsible for your own hotel, transfers
and meal costs. Baggage is entirely at owne r’s risk. The right is reserved to decline,
to accept or to retain any person as a membe r of these trips at any time. In any such
event, Braga Travel’s sole obligation is to refund for any unused accommodations or
other trip features. Passenger certifies not to have any mental, physical or other
condition or disability that would create a hazard for himself / herself or other
passengers.

Braga Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary or trip features at any time
and for any reason, with or without notice and/or to substitute airlines or hotels of a
similar category for those listed in this flyer, and Braga Travel shall not be liable for
any such changes.

Travel Ins urance – highly recomme nded – please check:
www.bragatravelconsulting.com for TRIP INSURANCE.

We also offer optional tours to other countries: China. Indonesia, Butan, Cambodia,
Hong Kong, India, Japan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia,
Singapore, Tibet …

Photos of previous trips: www.bragatravelconsulting.com or www.chinalife.com

For furthe r details call your travel agent.




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Phone: (305) 3824294 / 888-828-8747 – Fax: (305)3824265

                     BOOKING FORM

Name (as in passport) - ______________________________________________
______________________________________________________

Date of birth / city of birth __________________________________

Passport numbe r / date of issuance / validity / nationality __________________
_______________________________
Preferred airline / departure date / departure city _______________
_____________________________

Frequent flyer program numbe r ___________________________________

Accommodation:     ___ single, ____ twin, ____ double, ____ triple; ____ non-
smoking;

Traveling with _____________________________

India visa number and validity_____________________________________

Address and phone numbe r _____________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

Travel agency name / phone _______________________________________

Travel insurance: __________ accept; __________ decline

Diet requirements ___________________________________

I have read and understood the terms of the program ________________________
                                                      (signature)
Cancellation policy:
60-46 days prior to departure – USD $200.00;
45-31 days prior to departure – 10% of the trip;
31-16 days prior to departure – 50% of the trip;
15-8 days prior to departure – 60% of the trip;
7-4 days prior to departure – 75% of the trip;
3-0 days prior to departure - 100%.




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Please circle one type:

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  For foreigners, visiting India can be a thrilling experience, but they also need to be
      well prepared for it. Don’t be beset with fears of living conditions in India.
Money Matters
Changing Money: In India, the unit of currency is the Rupee (Re) divided into 100 paise
(P). Change money with AUTHORISED MONEYCHANGERS (at the airport, most
                  banks, hotels and certain large shops) and insist on a receipt, as it will
                  help you reconvert unused rupees into the original foreign currency at
                  the time of departure. Avoid any people on the street who offer to
                  change your money at a temptingly high rate of exchange.

                  Food & Drink
                  Indian cuisine is a part of the Indian Culture and, as such, it should be
                  sampled. But watch out for the especially spicy dishes. Be careful that
                  you eat non- vegetarian dishes only at good restaurants, as the quality can
                  be dubious at the small, cheap establishments. Beef is not generally eaten
in India. Pork, too, is rarely eaten. Curd or yoghurt is an effective and natural aid to
digestion. It is advisable to stick to only cooked food and to eat fresh fruits whose skin
you can peel off or remove, especially if you have a queasy stomach. There are var ious
dry days in the year, when liquor cannot be purchased by Indian nationals. However,
foreign nationals can purchase liquor on proof of nationality. A few Indian states are
completely dry.
                      Tipping
                      In India, to know the art of tipping is very necessary and we will
                      explain the etiquette of tipping.

                      When in India, stock up on small notes/bills. If you plan to go to an
                      airport, use a cab, check into a hotel, eat at a restaurant, take a cruise,
                      treat yourself to a spa, or stay with friends who have a country house
staffed with a few servants, you will be tipping lots of people. Planning ahead and having
small bills at hand will save you from many awkward moments. At hotels and
restaurants, tipping is the norm. About 10% of the bill is usually acceptable. It is not
mandatory to tip cab drivers. Porters are usually tipped at the end of your stay, though
tipping at the beginning may result in a higher standard of service. Tips are not always
based on a mathematical formula based on the total fee for the service. Tips ought to
reflect the quality of the experience: did the driver go beyond merely driving you to your
destination? If he helped you with your luggage or baby stroller or wheelchair, or he
cheered you up with a compliment, or he took a route you asked for – then the tip ought
to be based on how much you valued his extra effort.


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www.bragatravelconsulting.com – www.chinalife.com - email: bonniebraga@msn.com
Phone: (305) 3824294 / 888-828-8747 – Fax: (305)3824265

                    Bargaining                  India is a shopper’s dream. Shopping is
                    recommended from Govt. Emporia and from suggested shops on the
                    list of the Department of Tourism. All these shops have fixed prices.
                    Information on these shops can be obtained from your Agent.(Most
                    of large stores will ship your purchases for though , for convenience
                    and to avoid postal delays, it is advisable to carry your shopping
                    with you or to book it as unaccompanied baggage). In small shops,
and in small towns and cities, bargaining is a standard practise, and is enjoyed by all
concerned. Do not crowd too many places in your itinerary. Make sure that you get a free
half-day at every major centre for shopping or to explore and wander around on your
own. While Shopping avoid touts and brokers.

Sightseeing
                      Mosques and Temples are not always open to foreigners or women.
                      Dress codes for religious places can include covering your head,
                      being barefoot, etc. If traveling in scorching summer heat,
                      remember to drink enough water and use Sunglasses and a wide
                      rimmed hat. Photography is not always permissible and at many
                      places is permitted only at a fee. There is usually a higher fee for
video cameras. Museums and monuments are usually closed one day in a week.
Photography at airports is prohibited.

Help
                    Mugging is not a common crime in India, but tourist should guard
                    against pick-pocketing, bag-snatching and eve-teasing. A few
                    precautions should be sufficient to ensure your safety. Always keep
                    the photocopy of the Passport and visa safe. Carry original with you
                    while traveling around. In case you need to make a report to the
police, obtain a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) and keep it with you.
Foreigners can always get in touch with your respected Embassy or High Commission in
New Delhi, if they need help.

Prohibited Articles
                       The import of certain articles such as dangerous drugs, live plants,
                       gold coins, gold and silver bullion and silver coins not in current
                       use. The law provides heavy penalties for infringement of this
                       restriction. The export of antiquities and art objects more than 100
                       years old from India is banned. Skins of all animals, snakes etc.
and the articles made thereof used or unused, as personal baggage, whether accompanied
or unaccompanied are banned.

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www.bragatravelconsulting.com – www.chinalife.com - email: bonniebraga@msn.com
Phone: (305) 3824294 / 888-828-8747 – Fax: (305)3824265

                         Kathmandu, Nepal – Optiona l Marc h 3-5, 2009

March 2, 2010 – Delhi
Arrive Delhi from Udaipur, transfer to Hotel Le Meridien Delhi.

March 3, 2010 – Delhi / Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu, after going through immigration and customs, transfer to Soaltee Crown Plaza
Hotel 5*.
Afternoon Half day tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa.

Kathmandu Ci ty: Kathmandu Durbar Square (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) is
one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic
embellishment. The complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with
hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which
epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people.

Swayambhunath (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO): Atop a green hillock west of
Kathmandnu, stands the great stupa of S wayambhunat h. This is a site that is over 2500 years old
marking the point where the legendary pat riarc h Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient
valley lake. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of
Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

E vening Dinner at ALFRESCO Restaurant at Soaltee Crowne Plaza.

March 4, 2010 – Kathmandu

Early morning flight over E verest. Return to hotel for breakfast.

Morning: Half day tour of Pashupat hnat h Temple & Baudhanath St upa

Pashupatinath Temple (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNES CO) : Dedicated to Lord S hiva it
is one of t he most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. It lies 5 km. east of the city on the bank of
the sacred Bagmati River. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year during Shivaratri, the
birthday of Lord S hiva. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non -Hindus. The Large,
gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A. D. though 300 years earlier these was a structure
on this site.

Boudhanath (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNES CO): This is the largest stupa in Nepal and
one of t he largest in the world locat ed east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana
              th
Dev in the 5 century A.D. The Rinpoches who reside here have established Boudhnath as one
of the most flourishing cent res of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The colossal ancient stupa is 36
metres high. LUNCH A T BA UDHA OR BHAK TAPUR (W ILL A DVISE VENUE LA TE R)
PM: Half day tour of Bhanktapur Durbar Square.

Bhaktapur: A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to
Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more
isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. It is
situated in the east of K athmandu valley about 14 km. away. It today retains much of its beauty in
ornate woodc arvings and in the famed Golden Gat e.


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Phone: (305) 3824294 / 888-828-8747 – Fax: (305)3824265

E vening Krishnapali Dinner at Dwarika Hot el (at Krishnarpan Restaurant)

March 5, 2010 – Kathmandu / Delhi
Break fast at hotel. Morning Half day tour of Patan Durbar Square.

Patan: The P atan Durbar S quare (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNES CO) has been
acclaimed as one of the finest urban streetscapes in the world. Most of the monuments seen
                                 th     th
today were built between the 16 – 18 centuries. Patan is one of the most historically important
city of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the s uperb
craftsmanship of its artisans. Essentially a Buddhist city, historic inscriptions establish P atan as
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an important town from early times (said to have been founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3
century B.C., although no historical proof exists).

PM: Departure trans fer to airport to connect to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, dinner at a local restaurant.
Trans fer to airport for return flight.

Cost per person minimum 10 persons twin share: USD 880. 00, single supplement
USD352. 00

The above PROGRAM COST include s the following service s
* 1 night accommodation on twin share with breakfast at Le Meridien Delhi
* 2 nights accommodation on twin share and on BB basis at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in
Kathmandu.
* Airport -hot el-airport by AC Vehicle with English / Spanis h Speaking Escort in Delhi and
Kathmandu.
* 4 Half day tours (Kathmandu Durbar Square/Swoyambhunath/Patan Durbar
Square/Pashupatinath/Baudhanath/Bhaktapur Durbar Square) by AC Vehicle with
Spanish Speaking Guide.
* Monument Entrance Fees.
* Typical Nepali Dinner at Krishanarpan Restaurant.
* Dinner at ALFRESO RES TA URA NT at SOALTEE.
* Lunch at Baudha or Bhaktapur.
* Mt. Flight Cost & airport tax.
*Dinner in Delhi on March 5 before going to airport.
* Applicable Govt. Taxes (13 % VAT & 10 % Service Charge).

The above PROGRAM COST doe st not include the following services
  * Services not mentioned.
* Personal nature expense & personal insurance.
* Extra meals & beverages.
* International air tickets & airport tax.
* Airfare Delhi / Kathmandu / Delhi (approximately USD360. 00 to be confirmed in December
2009)

Please note: Any change in program, no. of passengers, government tax, exchange rate etc. will
change the quotation accordingly.




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