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Jewels of India

19 day Jewels of India with Ganges River cruise including return flights, deluxe accommodation and river cruise, breakfast daily, tour guides and more!

19 days | per person twin share | |
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  • Jewels of India with Lower Ganges River Cruise – 2018
  • Jewels of India with Lower Ganges River Cruise – 2018
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  • Jewels of India with Lower Ganges River Cruise – 2018
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  • Words cannot explain how blessed and well cared for I felt throughout the trip. ( this was the first time I traveled on a tour and the first time I… Carly T
  • The accommodation was way better than expected with some really great places to stay and good breakfasts every day. The bus was the best we have had on a tour,… Allan J


Be enlightened with an unforgettable 19 day Jewels of India and Ganges River cruise

See stunning monuments like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Amber Fort. Discover the Pink City of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi before cruising down the fertile Lower Ganges and experiencing incredible shore excursions.

Experience visiting the ruins of Vikramshila, one of the largest Buddhist universities, learning about the Farakka Barrage, the historic town of Murshidabad and more!

 Your package includes return international airfares, deluxe accommodation, professional tour guides, transfers, stunning sightseeing and deluxe river cruise

See What You Get for more. 


Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Delhi 

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Delhi (please note, some flight may depart 1 day before). You will arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a Webjet representative will meet you as you exit the arrivals hall. 

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiralling skyscrapers, the remnants of a bygone time, in the form of its many monuments, stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. Delhi is a food-lovers haven and has something to please every palate. There is an unlimited variety available across cuisines, across price-brackets and across experiences – from street food of North India to International cuisine and from road-side dhabas to fine dining – Delhi has it all. 

Day 2: Delhi (B,D)

Today we head out on a full day to explore Delhi. Begin your day with a guided tour of the Old City of ‘Shahjahanabad’. Your introduction to the city will start with a visit to Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, drive past the Red Fort—the magical monument in red sandstone built at the pinnacle of the Mughal Empire. From here proceed by bicycle rickshaws through the bustling streets to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia built by Shahjahan. 

Continue on a guided tour of New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. You will visit Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India built to establish the might of Islam and onset of Muslim rule in India and Humayun’s tomb, the first great example of a new distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. We also drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament buildings and the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence) before returning to the hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers with a welcome dinner. 

Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur (B)

In the morning after breakfast we disembark for Jaipur. Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is steeped in Rajput history and is characterised by sites such as the City Palace with its astronomical Observatory, Hawa Mahal and the beautiful Amber Fort. Jaipur is a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. On arrival the rest of the afternoon is free to explore this incredible city at your own pace. 

Optional Tour: Interaction followed by Dinner with Indian Family—Familiarise yourself with the climatic, cultural and historical influences that make India so diverse. Experience culinary delights, savour the tantalizing flavours and bask in a blend of aromas of Indian cuisine. Celebrate the love of food and listen to secrets from your hosts who are highly inspired from the rich traditions and exuberant hospitality that India is famous for! 

Day 4: Jaipur (B)

An exciting day awaits you as begin your sightseeing tour with a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Continue your tour as you drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city, surrounded by fortified battlements. Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding area. 

At the foot of the hill you will be taken on the jeep up to the main gate. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, famous for the excellence of its design and decoration. Within the complex is Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with the images of the elephant headed god, Ganesh. The merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles is captured in the Sukh Niwas and Jas Mandir apartments, and the Charbagh garden with its perfectly proportioned landscaping. Pierced screen windows offer views from different vantage points and shimmering mirrors encrust the walls of Sheesh Mahal. 

This afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “abode of rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiseled handles. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. It also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Proceed to the aweinspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow bylanes of the colorful bazaars. The rest of the evening it at leisure. 

Day 5: Jaipur – Agra (B)

After breakfast, we head to the Mughal city of Agra en-route visiting Akbar’s abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri. Located 40 km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned due to paucity of water. It is made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Even to this day, the entrance to the fort is through the road that Akbar built which leads to the Buland Darwaza, a huge 54 metres gateway. Other inspiring monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are the 

Hiran Minar that Akbar built in memory of his favourite elephant, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Later, head out on a sightseeing tour of Agra Fort. An outstanding example of Mughal generations. Shah Jahan, the Taj’s creator, spent the last years of his life imprisoned at the fort by his son Aurangzeb. It was built in the late 1560`s by their predecessor, Akbar, with later embellishments by Jehangir, his son, and Shah Jahan, his grandson. 

Day 6: Agra – Delhi –  airplane-takeoff – Patna (B)

This morning we head out for the big one! The Taj Mahal, for a spectacle not to be missed— a sunrise visit to the legendary Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most famous landmarks. As the sun sets, a chaste and secretive image of the Taj starts to emerge, casting a very soft light illuminating the contours of this enchanting monument in marble. Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. There is plenty of time to explore the grounds of the Taj Mahal gardens before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast we make our way back to Delhi to board our flight to Patna

Along the banks of River Ganga is Patna, (originally known as Pataliputra), the capital of Bihar. It is an immensely fertile, arched stretch of land and boasts of a history and cultural heritage of over 2000 years old. It was named “PATNA” in the 16th century under the great Afghan King, Sher Shah Suri. 

Upon arrival, you will be met at airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7: Patna – train-icon – Kahalgaon – Bateshwar (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

It is an early morning start today, you will be give a simple packed breakfast before being met at your hotel and transferred to railway station for your train to Kahalgaon. The train journey takes approximately 6 hours. You’ll be able to watch the countryside from the comfort of your air-conditioned carriage.  Upon arrival, you will be driven a short distance to Bateshwar Sthan Jetty to board your river cruise ship.

Day 8: Vikramshila (B,L,D) cruise-icon

After an early breakfast on-board, we disembark Bateswarsthan to visit the ruins of Vikramshila. Vikramshila was built by Bengal King Dharmapala in 8th Century. Vikramashila was one of the largest Buddhist universities, with more than one hundred teachers and about one thousand students. It produced eminent scholars who were often invited by foreign countries to spread Buddhist learning, culture and religion. The most distinguished and eminent among all was Atiśh Dipankar, a founder of the Sarma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.  

Day 9: Gaur (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we cruise slowly as the beautiful country side of Bihar and Jharkhand unfolds around us.  After passing through Manihari, we reach Rajmahal, the gateway to Gaur and Malda. Gaur also known as Lakhnauti, is a ruined city on the India-Bangladesh border, located 16 km from Malda town, has major historical significance, as it was the capital of Bengal for several centuries. Gaur gathered prominence during the Sena dynasty, with the name of the city, often attributed to the Sena king Lakshman Sena. Prior to the accession of the Sena dynasty, Gauda region was under the control of the Pala dynasty. Here we explore the remnants of the historical sites by visiting Bara Darwaza, a gigantic rectangular structure of brick and stone, this mosque is the largest monument in Gour. Then continuing on to Dakhil Darwaza gateway. This gate once guarded the main fort that no longer exists. We then stop at the Firoz Minar, similar to the Kutb Minar in Delhi before arriving in Gaur before returning to the ship.

Day 10: Farakka (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we are moored in the town of Farakka. He we disembark the ship to learn about the lock gates of the Farakka Barrage. The Farakka Barrage is a huge engineering project designed to help the flow of the neighbouring Hooghly River. The purpose of the barrage is to divert 1,100 cubic metres per second of water from the Ganges to the Hooghly River for flushing out the sediment deposition from the Kolkata harbour without the need of regular mechanical dredging. The Farakka Barrage – is the longest barrage in the world and has recently been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records. It has 101 gates and it is from here the water is shared between India and Bangladesh. After touring the barrage we return to the ship.

Day 11: Jiaganj and Azimganj (B,L,D)

Jiaganj-Azimganj Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in Murshidabad district. The twin town is situated on the opposite banks of the river Bhagirathi, a branch of river Ganges. Jiaganj is on the east side while Azimganj is on the west. These two riparian settlements remind the rich history and cultural heritage of Bengal. The twin towns of Jiaganj and Azimganj were important trade centre during the Subah reign in Bengal. Today there is free time on-board or in town as we collect more guests joining us for the remainder of the voyage. There are several historic temples in the city which you could visit. Your ships reception will be able to assist you with transportation.

Day 12: Murshidabad (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today the vessel will drop anchor at Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey. Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of The Hazarduari Palace and the Nizamat Imambara. The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace with a thousand doors is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. This three-storey palace was built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand doors (among which only 100 are real) and 114 rooms and 8 galleries, built in European architectural style. It is now a museum and has a collection of armoury, splendid paintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabs, various works of art including beautiful works of ivory and china. It is then on to the Nizamat Imambara, a Shia Muslim congregation hall before returning to the vessel.

Day 13: Mayapur & Matiari Mayapur (B,L,D)

This morning we are moored in Mayapur & Matiari Mayapur. We begin with a visit to Matiari village where every house makes tablewares and artifacts out of Kansha (Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and artifacts. We then continue on to Mayapur, the Headquaters of ISKCON, better known as the Hare Krishna Movement. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who is worshipped by followers as Guru and spiritual master. Its core beliefs are based on select traditional Hindu scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad-gita and the Srimad Bhagavatam. Preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation. After, return we return to the ship.

Day 14: Kalna  (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The vessel will drop anchor at Kalna today where the Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation. The main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples. We then make our way to Shantipur. Here, learn about the weavers of fine Bengal cotton. Weaving is the second largest occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles. sarees, stoles and fabrics.

Day 15: Bendal (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we are in Bendal, which translates to the Port of Bengali, a famous ancient Portuguese settlement. The Church and the Monastery were built around 1660 by the Portuguese and the word Bandel is derived from Portuguese word mast of ship. We begin our sightseeing with a visit to Bandel Church. The Basilica of the Holy Rosary commonly known as Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal, India. Situated in Bandel, it stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Continue on to the Chandannagore Museum one of the oldest museums of the region. It boasts a collection of French antiques (such as cannons used in Anglo-French war, wooden furniture of 18th century, etc.) which are difficult to find anywhere else in the world. Enjoy some time on the Chandannagore Strand, a tree-shaded promenade along the river about 1 km in length with many buildings of historical importance along the way. Enjoy the breeze and watching as small boats sail by.

Day 16: Kolkata (B,L,D) cruise-icon

We have reached our most southerly stop, Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. Enjoy a tour of the city and enjoy a visit to the Kumartuli, a unique artisan village that dates back 400 years, making it perhaps the oldest of its kind in the world. It is the lifeblood of Bengal’s biggest festival and keeps the Puja fervor alive among Bengali communities in other countries. Today’s tour encompasses the Howarh Bridge, Dalhousie Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. The Cathedral measures 71m in length 24m in width the spire rising 60m high. The interior has exquisite scriptural scenes. Above these are the two Florentine frescos. In the centre of the eastern sector is the magnificent alter piece. Before heading back to the ship we enjoy a walk around the College Street Book Market.

Day 17: Kolkata (B)

Following breakfast disembark from your ship. You will be met at the pier and transferred to your central hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy this incredible city. 

There are many facets to Kolkata. For one thing, it is a noted cultural centre, famed for its cinema, poetry, music, art and cinema. For another, it offers some wonderful memorabilia of the British Raj. But, above all, Kolkata is an intensely human city and the warmth and charm of its people is to be experienced to be believed.

Day 18: Kolkata –  airplane-takeoff  – Australia (B)

After breakfast, the rest of the morning is at leisure. You will be met at your hotel by a Webjet representative and assisted with your transfer to the international airport for your onward flight home.

Day 19: Australia

Arrive home today.











































What You Get

Your package includes return international airfares, deluxe accommodation, professional tour guides, transfers, stunning sightseeing and deluxe river cruise...

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 20kgs checked luggage
  • Internal India airfares Delhi – Patna
  • Air-conditioned train and reserved seating from Patna to Kahalgaon
  • Return airport and port transfers
  • 17 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis in 4* accommodation including 10 nights on-board a 4* river cruise in a deluxe cabin
  • Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner plus all meals while on-board your cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • The services of a professional English speaking Webjet tour guide throughout Delhi, Agra and Jaipur plus professional on-board guides while on your cruise
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary 


  • Explore in and around the grounds of the Taj Mahal
  • View the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and sacred Raj Ghat of Delhi
  • Visit the Pink City and the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Explore the Amber Fort and view the picture famous Palace of the Winds
  • Cruise down the Lower Ganges on board the comfort of a deluxe river ship
  • Enjoy shore excursions to the many towns and villages lining the Ganges, finishing in the ancient trading port of Kolkata

Enhance your journey further with one of the following extensions:

Goa Extension – EssentialClassic and Signature
Corbett National Park – EssentialClassic and Signature 
Kerela Extension – EssentialClassic and Signature 


Fine Print

Departure Dates

29 August 2017
10 October 2017
14 November 2017
6 February 2018
4 March 2018
11 September 2018
9 October 2018
6 November 2018

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW butt

Tour Excludes: 

  • Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerar


  • Return economy airfare with China Southern (Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar)
  • Perth or Brisbane – Return economy airfare with China Southern (Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar if unavailable)
  • Adelaide – Return economy airfare with Singapore Airlines (Malaysia Airlines or similar if Singapore Airlines is unavailable). A $250 interstate surcharge applies per person, please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Buy Now” or by clicking here in addition to your 19 Day voucher. We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates. Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then advise if any surcharges are payable. Should you be unhappy with the additional surcharge amount, you will be provided with a full refund of your voucher
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.


  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as instructed by the ticketed airline


Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement:

$2199 per person in addition to your twin share voucher. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here 

Group Size: 2- 30 people

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: To purchase this tour as land only (no flights) please click here 

Optional Activities:

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 60 days before departure) must be emailed to to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

Optional Tours requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

To purchase your optional tours please click here. For more information please see the itinerary.

Extension Itineraries: 

Any Extensions purchased after your initial booking must be emailed to to ensure your booking is correctly updated.

Extensions requested after the 2nd Instalment due date are subject to availability and may incur surcharges.

Should you choose to extend your itinerary, note that groups sizes vary and may not be with the same group as the main package, unless specifically requested. Extensions are not fully escorted but still include drivers and guided sightseeing.

Extensions requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

You can purchase your tour extension after you click ‘Buy Now’ or please click here.

Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.


The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Delhi – Hans Plaza or similar
Jaipur – Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
Agra – Clarks Shiraz or similar
Patna – Chankya Patna or similar
Cruise: Vivada M.V Paramhamsa or similar
Kolkata: Lytton or similar

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Flight Variations: 

 If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid. Please contact if you have not received your quote within two weeks of paying the 2nd Instalment.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will include instructions on how to make payment and failure to pay by the stipulated time will cause the quote to lapse.

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Should you choose to vary your arrival date, departure date or airline from the promotional airfare, we are unable to offer the group airport transfer and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

 We are unable to provide additional accommodation for early arrivals or late departures and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.


At the start of your tour:

Through our experience we have found that our travellers are often confused, frustrated or embarrassed about tipping, especially if they are unsure of the correct etiquette in the country they are visiting.  To overcome this, we have established an on-tour ‘Tipping Kitty’. Upon meeting your tour guide, they will discuss the idea of having a group pooled kitty, where everyone contributes an equal share. This is to cover small tips made along the way to local services such as porters, railway station assistants (if applicable), restaurants (included meals only), toilet stops,  tips to shoe keepers during temple and monument visit. Your guide will collect this amount at the start of your tour and tip the intended recipient’s on your behalf allowing you to enjoy your experience more freely.

The amount to budget for on this trip for the kitty is: INR 1450 per person

Please note that this doesn’t cover a tip for your tour leader & driver.

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of INR 4000 per person for the full tour

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of INR 1000 per person for the full tour

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelopes towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email with your existing booking details and your requested travel date.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $1,000 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 90 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable

Exchanging Money: When exchanging Australian dollars into Indian Rupees or withdrawing funds from an ATM while in India, always retain the transaction receipt. You may be required to present the receipt as proof of withdrawal if purchasing items with cash.

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

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Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.



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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares 
  • Internal India airfares
  • Air-conditioned train
  • Return airport and port transfers
  • 17 nights’ accommodation
  • 4* river cruise in a deluxe cabin
  • Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner plus all meals while on-board your cruise
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