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Ground Arrangements

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Ground Arrangements

Hi,

Would appreciate & will be very helpful if can get some suggestions on tour agency for ground arrangements during our family trip to India. We require ground arrangements such as hotels, tour with tour guide & a tempo for 9 people. Below is our breif itinerary:

30 Jan 13: DEHLI-AMRITSAR ( 4NIGHTS 5 DAYS)

3-Feb-13:ATQ-CHANDIGARH via ROAD (2 NIGHTS & 3 DAYS)

5-Feb-13:CHANDI-SRINAGAR Flight (4NIGHTS 5DAYS)

9-Feb-13: SRINAGAR-DEHLI VIA FLIGHT

10-Feb-13:DEHLI - AGRA ROAD DAY TRIP

11-Feb-12:DEHLI 4NIGHTS 5 DAYS

Thank you in advance:)

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1. Re: Ground Arrangements

There are many suggestions and recommendations for tour operators on this forum like Icon India,Elegant Journeys and Delhi Magic and few more...take the quote from few of them and decide...and also go through the trip reports posted by the other travelers related to these agencies...please do scratch the forum before finalizing the tour/tour operators.

For any other travel related questions/queries like hotels,car rentals,hiring guides search in the box above corner.

Trip between Delhi and Agra can be done by train as well.

Thanks

Rashid Agra

Edited: 26 November 2012, 17:32
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2. Re: Ground Arrangements

Hello Rashid,

Appreciate your input. Will write to these few tour agents for quote. And Train frm Dehli to Agra, is it adviseable as there are 6 Adults (2 senior citizens) & 3 kids altogether?

Another thing is that I am planning to book Privilege houseboat or Peacock Houseboat for the SriNagar trip , may I know which one is a better choice? How is Nagin Lake compare to Dal Lake?

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3. Re: Ground Arrangements

If there elderly people and kids than Tempo Traveler is better option for Delhi and Agra journey.

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4. Re: Ground Arrangements

KeeranKL:

For Kashmir, do post on the Srinagar forum. Ashis_Roy is a Destination Expert for Kashmir, he can guide you well.

I personally feel, that a road trip for elderly people will be tiring. You can take the early morning & late evening return by Shatabdi for a Delhi Agra Day trip. Train journey will be covered in 2hrs. By road you can expect 4-5hrs one way.

Titus.

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5. Re: Ground Arrangements

Hi,

Nagin is a peaceful lake not so much crowded, if you are looking for peaceful area then Nagin would be better option. Dal is more scenic , touristy and 01st choice of majority people.

I would suggest you to go Srinagar at last by 02nd week whether would be more better.

Amritsar is destination of one night , you are staying there for many days it is useless unless your purpose is other than tourist.

As you are total 09 so flight would be quite expensive for you better to use Road trip - Delhi - Chandigarh-Amritsar- Jammu/Patnitop - Srinagar & Srinagar - Delhi by flight ...

If you will send me PM , I will guide you well.

Regards,

Hari Mangal

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6. Re: Ground Arrangements

Your input very much appreciated Rashid, thank you so much:)

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7. Re: Ground Arrangements

I have replied your pm, do check & tq:)

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8. Re: Ground Arrangements

Hi Titus,

Tq, I have posted on the Srinagar forum & hope the expects will revert soon!

Train sounds good as it takes lesser time. But where is the drop off station, which station & we would need a taxi to Taj Mahal, how far is it? So sorry this is my first time & my questions might be a little silly but do assist.

How about hotel in Dehli, which hotel will you recommend for us? Preferably 3star hotel.

Tq.

Titus.

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9. Re: Ground Arrangements

Best train is Shatabdi Express leaves New Delhi Railway Station at 6.10 am reaches Agra Cantt Station at 8.20 am approx.....Agra Cantt station to Taj Mahal is 20 minutes drive (5-6 Km)....definitely u need a Taxi for transfer as well s/s in Agra....better to book transport in advance.

There are some suggestions for transport on this site/search in the box above corner as well.

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Rashid Agra

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10. Re: Ground Arrangements

KeeranKL:

You can hire a vehicle for local sightseeing, which will pick you up from the station, do local sightseeing and drop you back to the station. You can approach STC Travels (www.stctravels.com) for requirement of a tempo traveler in Agra.

Rashid himself is a tour guide for Agra who can help you.

Some good 3* hotels in Delhi are:

Hotel Kingston Park & Hotel Almondz (at Karol Bagh)

Hotel Classic Diplomat (Close to the airport)

Titus.