Kerala, India 2017

 

Talk Cinema Travels to India 

December 1-13, 2017

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Cochin, Trivandrum and Mumbai - here we come! 

Call Susan Jacobson at 914 589 7553 if you wish to reserve a place. 

Day 1 : Dec 1, 2017: Delhi
Meet at our hotel in Delhi for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Dec 2, 2017: Delhi to Agra
Post breakfast, we’ll drive to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.

Day 3: Dec 3, 2017:  Agra to Jaipur
Optional return to the Taj Mahal before check-out and visit  to Fatehpur Sikri. Dinner and first overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4: Dec 4, 2017: Jaipur
After breakfast, tour Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort. Proceed to Dera Amer, the estate of Udaijit Singh for safari with the elephants, followed by lunch.  Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace and Museum.  Dinner and second overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5 : Dec 5, 2017 Udaipur
Head to Udaipur.    Check-in, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Dec 6, 2017  Udaipur
A market walk, cooking demo, and dinner.

Day 7: Dec 7, 2017 – a travel day - Udaipur – Mumbai – Cochin
Post breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for the flight departing Jaipur to Mumbai with connection to Cochin.   Check-in at hotel, dinner, and a Kathakali dance performance.

Day 8-11  Dec 8-11, 2017 Cochin - Trivandrum
Post breakfast, check-out and head to Trivandrum.  4 nights’ stay to attend Kerala Film Festival.

Day 12  Dec 12, 2017  Trivandrum – Mumbai
Depart Trivandrum and for flight to Mumbai.  Dinner and first overnight in Mumbai. We’ll tour the city by motorcoach, including a visit to the Bollywood Studios.

Day 13  Dec 13, 2017  Mumbai
We’ll have another day of touring by motorcoach before late evening departure to the U.S. 

Included:

Accommodations:
First night at The Lalit, Delhi
Second night at Courtyard by Marriott, Agra
Nights 3 & 4 at Shahpura House, Jaipur
Nights 5 & 6 at the Ramada, Udaipur
Night 7 at The Casino Hotel, Cochin
Nights 8,9,10,11 at The Leela, Kovalam
12th night + room reserved until departure at The Oberoi Trident, Bombay

Touring and transportation:

  • Meet and assist services upon arrival in Delhi.
  • Transfers at each center between the airports and hotels with assistance from a Ventour representative.
  • Sightseeing tours and long drives as per the itinerary with an accompanying escort/guides. 
  • Elephant Safari with lunch at Dera Amer, Jaipur.
  • Sunset boat-ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Cooking demonstration with lunch at Devra, Udaipur.
  • Tickets for the Kathakali dance performance, Cochin.
  • Kerala Film Festival Accreditation
  • Bollywood Studio Tour in Bombay.
  • Entrance and still camera fees at all monuments.
  • Many meals, details provided in itinerary highlights
  • Intra India Flights – Jaipur/Udaipur, Udaipur/Mumbai/Cochin, Trivandrum/Mumbai (coach class)

Not Included:
. Round-trip international airfare, air & departure taxes, passport fees - Air India is offering a special group rate for 15 or more travelers - Coach class out of JFK - call for more info
. Meals other than those specified in the itinerary 
. Hotel incidentals 
. Trip cancellation and/or Travelers Insurance ( we recommend Travel Guard) 

Pricing:
Per Person Single Occupancy: $7,968
Per Person Double Occupancy: $6,992

To guarantee your place, please remit a deposit of $1000 per traveler payable by check to Talk Cinema Inc. PO BOX 686 Croton on Hudson NY 10520.  As soon as 10 travelers are confirmed, the balance of fees will be due.

Cancellation Policy: 
A minimum of 10 travelers is required before the tour can be confirmed. Please do not obtain any non-refundable air travel to Reykjavik until Talk Cinema has confirmed the tour. In the event that the tour is not confirmed, your registration fees will be returned in full. Once the trip is confirmed, registration fees are non-refundable. Travel insurance/ trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. We recommended Travel Guard; follow the Travel Guard icon on the Talk Cinema homepage for premium costs and coverages. 

We regret that Talk Cinema cannot pair up single travelers for double occupancy accommodations.

Add-ons:
Additonal stops can be arranged for those who want to extend their visit.