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Karnataka India gay tour

Karnataka
Heritage of Southwest India Gay Tour

Bangalore, Mysore, Nagarhole, Sravanabelagola, Hassan, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Hiriyur, Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami, Goa, Mumbai, and more!

15 Days from Bangalore To Mumbai, India

October 16 – 30, 2018

 

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Bangalore, India gay tourIn our 28-year history, Toto Tours has taken travelers the world over, and one of our favorite places is India. The second-most populous country on earth and the seventh-largest by area, India is so vast that one cannot do it justice with an overview tour. It is better to visit one region at a time. In October 2018 we make our first visit to the south-western state of Karnataka.

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Diverse geographically, with three principle zones of highlands, plains and coast, Karnataka is equally diverse as a heritage center of India. Settled since Paleolithic times, the region has been shaped over millennia by the cultural influences of at least 10 different empires. Every corner of India is unique, and Karnataka offers new sights, sounds, festivals, and wildlife never seen before on our India tours.

 

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Karnataka - Heritage of Southwest India Gay Tour Highlights

• Bangalore, capital of Karnataka
• Royal City of Mysore
• Hindi Festival of Vijayadashami (Dasara)
• Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
• Jain Pilgrimage Site of Sravanabelagola
• Temple Town of Hampi *
• Historic Complex of Aihole
• Hindu & Jain Temples of Pattadakal *
• Badami Cave Temples
• Churches and Convents of Goa *

* UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

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Karnataka - Heritage of Southwest India Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 0 - Monday, October 15, 2018
Depart Home bound for Bangalore, India
Depart your home city today on an overnight international flight to Bangalore, India, also known as Bengaluru. The Bangalore International Airport has the three-letter code: BLR. Use this code when researching flights from your home city. At the end of the tour you will be returning home from Mumbai, whose airport code is BOM. International flights typically arrive in India late at night the day after you leave. Tour services begin in Bangalore with overnight accommodations on October 16.

 

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Arrive in Bangalore, India
Bangalore India gay tourBangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. With a population of 8.5 million people, it is India’s third most-populous city. Plan to arrive in Bangalore any time today. Touring does not commence until tomorrow, but your hotel room will be available for check-in any time after 3pm today. You will be personally greeted at the International Airport, presented with a fresh flower garland, and transferred to our hotel. Our tour includes only a brief panoramic overview of Bangalore. We encourage you to plan to arrive a day early if you wish to explore more of the city, or simply rest and recover from jet-lag.

Meals: Aloft
Hotel: Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Bangalore, 5*

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bangalore Overview / Transfer to Mysore
Southwest India gay tour - Ranganathaswamy TempletWe take a morning sightseeing tour to give us a brief overview of Bangalore. After an early lunch, we drive to Mysore. Enroute we visit Srirangapatnam (16 km/ 10 miles from Mysore), an island fortress in the Cauvery River. Inside the Fort are a Mosque and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. Images of Vishnu are on pillars, ceilings and domes represented by the 7-headed serpent after whom the island and oldest structure are named. Time permitting, we will also visit Tippu’s summer palace, (Daria Daulat Bagh), built in 1784, which is now a museum. Celebrate the beginning of our adventure with a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysore, 5*

 

Day 3 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Mysore Sightseeing
Mysore, India gay tourMysore is a magnificent Royal city and site of the Goddess Chamundeswari Temple and the Sacred Chamundi Hill with its Palaces built by Tippu Sultan. Take a morning excursion to Chamudi Hill, stopping first to see the famous Nandi (Shiva’s bull) carved from solid rock nearly 17 feet high. Visit Sri Chamundeswari Temple, a huge structure with a seven-story Gopuram (tower) 131 feet high. Afterwards, visit Mysore Palace, a beautiful Indo-Saracenic Palace built in 1911-12 at a cost of 4.2 million rupees to replace the former Palace destroyed by fire. In the afternoon, drive to the village of Somnathapur to visit the intricately carved star-shaped Prasanna Channakeshara Temple. In the evening we attend a cultural performance. Off in the distance, the majestic Mysore Palace is illuminated by nearly 100,000 lights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysore, 5*

 

Day 4 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Vijayadashami Day
Mysore, India gay tour - Dasara PoojaAfter breakfast we proceed to Maharaja Palace to be seated to witness Dasara Pooja and the procession at Maharaja Palace. A major Hindi festival, Vijayadasami celebrations include processions to a river or ocean front that carry clay statues of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikeya, accompanied by music and chants, after which the images are immersed into the water for dissolution and a goodbye. Elsewhere, the towering effigies of Ravana symbolizing the evil is burnt with fireworks marking evil's destruction. This evening we attend rehearsal of the Torch Light Parade at Bannimantap before returning to our hotel in Mysore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysore, 5*

 

Day 5 - Saturday, October 20, 2018
Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary
Southwest India gay tour - Nagarhole Wildlife SanctuaryThis morning depart to Nagarhole National Park. Officially known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India's largest stretch of protected forest, an area which includes several neighboring sanctuaries as well. The Nagarhole ecosystem supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in Asia with around 108 animals per square kilometer. In addition to large herbivores such as the Chital, Sambar, Gaur, Asian Elephant and more, Nagarhole also boasts many predators including the Tiger, Leopard and Wild dog. On arrival check into the hotel and have lunch. After lunch embark on a jeep safari through the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

 

Day 6 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Safari at Nagarhole
Nagarhole gay safari - Nagarhole ElephantEarly morning guided nature hike on a bird-watching trail. Return to our lodge for breakfast. After breakfast visit the village of Kadu Kurubas. Return for lunch followed by free time for enjoying resort facilities. In late afternoon, embark on a boat safari in Nagarhole National Park. Our evening entertainment will be a tribal dance and wildlife documentary film, followed by dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini

 

Day 7 - Monday, October 22, 2018
Sravanabelagola / Hassan
Southwest India gay tour - Naked Bahubali StatueAfter an early breakfast, we travel to Sravanabelagola. It is one of the oldest and most important Jain Pilgrimage Centers in India, the site of the huge 50-ft. naked statue of Bahubali (Gomateshvara), said to be the world’s largest monolithic statue. One must climb 620 steps up hill to the statue. In the afternoon visit Belur and Halebid Temple Complexes, dating from the 12th to 14th century. Built by the Hoysala kings, the temples are the best examples of what remains of one of the most artistically exuberant periods of Hindu Cultural development. The wealth of sculptural details found on the exterior and interior of these temples makes them the most outstanding example of Hoysala sculptural art. We arrive in Hassan by late afternoon for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hoysala Village Resort, Hassan

 

Day 8 - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Chitradurga / Tumkur / Hiriyur / Hampi
Southwest India gay tour - Hampi Vittala TempleToday will be a long travel day, beginning with a stop at Chitradurga Fort, which lies at the foot of granite hills. Originally a mud fort and then one built of stone, the Tipu Sultan later had a palace, mosque and granaries built here. Enjoy lunch at Iswarya Fort in Chitradurga and then continue to Tumkur, an important market town. A few miles north is the small Dravidian-style Kaidala Keshava Temple which contains striking stone images. In the town of Hiriyur, built along the bank of the river Vedavati, the Teru-Malleshwara Temple has a 14-meter-high lamp pillar that holds enough oil for the lamp to be relit only once a year. Our final stop for the day is our hotel in Hampi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Heritage Resort, Hampi, 4*

 

Day 9 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hampi
Southwest India gay tour - Hampi Temple ComplexAfter breakfast, explore the ancient art and architecture of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the ruins of the medieval Vijaynagar Empire. Bounded by the torrential Tungabhadra River on one side and surrounded by defensible hills on the other three sides, the site is historically and architecturally significant. We need a whole day to visit the stunning collection of temples, palaces and markets of Hampi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Heritage Resort, Hampi, 4*

 

Day 10 - Thursday, October 25, 2018
Aihole / Pattadakal / Badami
Southwest India gay tour - Pattadkal MonumentsThis morning drive to Aihole, the first Chalukyan capital and home to monuments dating back to the 5th century. It is regarded as the cradle of Hindu temple architecture. In an area called Morera Angadigalu, excavations have unearthed many prehistoric temples and pottery pieces. Pattadkal is the second capital of the Chalukyan kings between 7th and 8th century and the city where the kings were crowned. Most of the temples cluster at the foot of the hill and displaying a merging of Northern and Southern Indian architectural traditions. We arrive at Badami in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Krishna Heritage Hotel, Badami

 

Day 11 - Friday, October 26, 2018
Badami
Southwest India gay tour - Badami Cave TempleSet in beautiful countryside amongst red sandstone hills, lakes and peaceful farmlands, the small rural village of Badami has four temples cut into the hillside in the early 6th century. Each cave has various sculptures inside. Other temples of note which we visit include the Buddhist temple near the ancient artificial Bhuthanatha Lake, the 7th century Mallegitti Sivalaya Temple, and the North Fort Temples whose 7th century carvings give an insight into Badami history.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Krishna Heritage Hotel, Badami

 

Day 12 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
Drive to Goa
India gay tour - Goa beachToday we drive to Goa, known as "Pearl of the Orient". The state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made this a popular destination for tourists. Upon arrival we check in to our hotel and the rest of the day is free.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, Goa, 5*

 

Day 13 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
Free Day in Goa
India Goa gay holidaysThere are no planned activities today. You have an entire day to enjoy the amenities of our hotel, explore the city on your own, spend time relaxing on the beach, go shopping, or find a fine dining restaurant for this evening’s dinner. Overnight in Goa.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, Goa, 5*

 

Day 14 - Monday, October 29, 2018
Old Goa
Goa, India gay tour - Old Goa ChurchDrive to Old Goa, and see the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fine example of baroque architecture. Next, visit several important churches and Sri Mangueas Temple, the most important of all temples in the area. Afterwards we visit a tropical spice plantation located in a nearby village, where we enjoy a lunch in the traditional Goan style. Later visit Ancestral Goa, an open-air museum recreating rural life here as it had existed in the days of yore. Culminate the day at Miramar Beach, where the Mandovi River meets the Arabian Sea, a point that offers the best location to watch the sunset. After toasting our final full day together, we celebrate our adventures at a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, Goa, 5*

 

Day 15 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Fly to Mumbai / Departure
Karnataka, India gay tour - Lord ShivaTransfer to the airport for our afternoon flight AI-660, departing at 3:00pm and arriving in Mumbai at 4:10pm. On arrival transfer to The Lalit Hotel nearby, where we have the use of day rooms to wash, change and rest until 9:00 pm. At that time the hotel shuttle transfers us back to the International Airport for return flights home. Let us know if you wish to extend your stay at The Lalit for a full night, with check-out tomorrow morning.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: The LaLiT Airport Hotel, Mumbai, 5* (Day Room)

 

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Optional Extension to Mumbai

Day 15 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Fly to Mumbai
Fly with the group to Mumbai, saying farewell at the airport to those who are returning home before continuing to our beautiful hotel in the city. After check-in, the evening is free.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai, 5*

 

Day 16 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Mumbai Sightseeing
India gay tour - MumbaiAfter breakfast we start our tour by visiting Mumbai's most famous monument: The Gateway of India, built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay in 1911. Continue to the Prince of Wales Museum. This Gothic and Moorish style building is crowned by a sparkling white dome and houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antiques. Drive past old colonial buildings like Victoria Terminus (undoubtedly the British Raj's piece de resistance, featuring carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses), Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. Proceed down Marine Drive, South Mumbai’s windswept promenade, flanked by the sea and a row of art deco buildings. Our panoramic tour also features Chowpaty Beach, the Parsi Towers of Silence and Malabar Hill.

After lunch, participate in a truly memorable encounter: a tour of the Dharavi slum. Around 60% of the citizens of Mumbai live in slums. Dharavi, with a population of at least half a million, probably has become the most famous of them, especially after the success of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” Our walking tour begins in the commercial area, where waste recycling is a big business. The residents scavenge materials from all over the city and bring them to the little workshops here to clean, process and recycle them. Climbing to a rooftop right in the center of the settlement, we can appreciate the vast dimensions of the place and the number of people working and living here. After the tour we return to the hotel where we have the use of our rooms to wash, change and rest until 9:00 pm. At that time, we transfer to the International Airport for return flights home. Let us know if you wish to extend your stay for a full night, with check-out tomorrow morning.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai, 5* (Day Room)

 

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Included:

• 14 nights hotel accommodations:
- 1 night at Vivanta by Taj Hotel in Bangalore;
- 3 night at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Mysore;
- 2 nights at Kuruba Safari Lodgein Kabini, Nagarhole Sanctuary
- 1 night at Hoysala Village Resort in Hassan;
- 2 nights at Heritage Resort in Hampi;
- 2 nights at Krishna Heritage Hotel in Badami;
- 3 nights at Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, Goa;
- Day room in The LaLiT Airport Hotel in Mumbai;
- 1 night and day room Trident Nariman Point Hotel in Mumbai (Mumbai Extension)
• Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the tour;
• Hotel breakfasts daily plus Welcome & Farewell Dinners and other meals as specified in the itinerary;
• Day room use for late departure from Mumbai;
• Ground transportation in air conditioned motorcoach;
• Internal flight within India (Goa to Mumbai);
• Sightseeing activities and entrances as listed in the itinerary;
• 2 bottles of mineral water per day during drives;
• Porterage at hotels, railway stations and airports;
• Festivals and cultural performances as indicated;
• Fully guided and escorted tour.

 

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Not Included:

• Round trip airfare to Bangalore, India (BLR) and returning from Mumbai, India (BOM);
• Visa fees;
• Airport taxes and departure fees;
• Ground transportation for sightseeing on your own (taxis, local guides, etc.);
• Meals and optional activities not specifically listed in the itinerary;
• Camera fees; laundry; telephone calls; faxes; or any other expenses of a personal nature.
• Bottled water beyond two bottles included daily;
• Alcoholic beverages;
Travel insurance;
• Tips to drivers and guides and other conveyance attendants are not included; tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.

 

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Tour Hotels

Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Bangalore

Vivanta by Taj Hotel, BangaloreConveniently situated in Bengaluru, Vivanta by Taj M.G. Road is a 5-minute walk from Garuda Mall and a 10-minute drive from Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Bengaluru International Airport is about 28 km from the hotel.

Guests can relax on the many lounge chairs located around the swimming pool, or work out at the well-equipped fitness centre. For an afternoon of pampering, visit the beauty parlour or barber shop.

Vivanta by Taj Hotel Bangalore roomEach room is spacious and luxuriously appointed with fine beddings and furnishings. They are fitted with a flat-screen TV, a safe and tea/coffee maker. They have ample work space, living areas and a large bathroom with a bathtub.

Graze Restaurant serves European dishes, while Memories of China offers its signature Peking Duck dish. Sugar & Spice is excellent for tea and pastries.

 

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysore

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, MysoreGet the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore. Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore is located in Mysore. It is 2 km from the Mysore Palace. Free WiFi access is available.

At Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore you will find a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Other facilities offered include tour desk and luggage storage.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore roomAir-conditioned rooms here will provide you with a satellite TV, a seating area and a minibar. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Some rooms have mountain view.

Spring, the in-house restaurant serves a selection of Indian, Chinese and continental delights.

 

Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini, Nagarhole Sanctuary

Kuruba Safari Lodge, KabiniEvolve Back’s Spirit of the land philosophy finds its most intimate expression at Kabini, where you are drawn into the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. While you discover a vernacular dimension to luxury that’s truly liberating, the resort gives you a wildlife experience like no other. Inspired in design by the Hadis or tribal villages, this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic vistas, is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River.

Kuruba Safari Lodge roomEvolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge, Kabini comes with all the facilities you’d expect in a world class luxury resort ... and then some more. A scenic Reading Lounge, a traditional Ayurveda Village and the timeless Infinity Pool are designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. The other facilities include a board room and a well stocked bar.

The two restaurants at Kabini are dedicated to the gourmet in you. They offer cuisines that are as varied as they are imaginative and memorable. Together, they are certain to fulfill every culinary aspiration and satisfy the most demanding palate.

 

Hoysala Village Resort in Hassan

Hoysala Village Resort, HassanHoysala Village Resort features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace in Belur. Featuring a shared lounge, the resort has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. The resort has lake views, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Staff at the resort are always available to provide information at the reception.

Hoysala Village Resort suiteThe rooms at the resort are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Hoysala Village Resort features some rooms with pool views, and all rooms are equipped with a balcony. All units will provide guests with a fridge.

The wellness area of the property includes a hot tub. You can play table tennis at Hoysala Village Resort, and the area is popular for cycling.

 

Heritage Resort, Hampi

Heritage Resort, HampiFeaturing an outdoor swimming pool and a spa and wellness centre, Heritage Resort Hampi offers accommodation in Hampi. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Free private parking is available on site. You can play table tennis and billiards at the resort. Services like laundry and dry cleaning are provided.

Heritage Resort Hampi roomEvery room has a cable TV. Enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out at the pool or garden. The rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Dining highlights include an in-house restaurant that serves a variety of Indian, Chinese and continental delights.

 

Krishna Heritage Hotel in Badami

Krishna Heritage Hotel, BadamiKrishna Heritage is one of the luxurious resort in Badami with traditional hospitality & professionalism with touch of informality.

Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut and other structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake.

Krishna Heritage Hotel roomKrishna Heritage has risen to a new splendor featuring beautiful cottages for accommodation which are all lavishly with a host of contemporary amenities and liberating sense of space ensuring comfort and convenience for even the most discerning guest.

The other silent features include a welcoming reception & information desk to plan your day with assistance, computerized reservations for quick check-in & check-out, a leisure lobby lounge to relax with periodicals, a computer shack with internet access and courtesy coach services.

 

Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, Goa

Cidade de Goa Resort, Dona Paula, GoaSitting on Vainguinim Beach in Panaji, the 5-star Cidade De Goa offers 2 outdoor pools and pampering spa treatments. It is a 5-minute drive from Dona Paula Jetty.

Fine dining and candlelight meals can be enjoyed at Alfama, The Chef's Speciality Restaurant. Other dining options include international meals at Café Azul, buffets at Laranja and cakes at the 24-hour Doçaria.

Cidade de Goa Resort roomWell-designed, the bright air-conditioned rooms are all equipped with a satellite TV, minibar and personal safe. Views of the garden and sea can be enjoyed from the balcony. Bathrooms come with a shower and hairdryer.

At Clube Saude, guests can exercise with a personal trainer, practise yoga or relax in the steam room.

 

Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai

Trident Nariman Point Hotel, MumbaiThe 5-star Trident Nariman Point is located in Mumbai, overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea from Marine Drive. Featuring a 24-hour business centre, the hotel has an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and pampering spa treatments. Complimentary WiFi is available in all rooms.

Trident Nariman Point is 5.8 km from Mumbai Central and Western Railway Station Terminus. It is 24 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Trident Nariman Point Hotel roomFitted with air conditioning, all rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV offering satellite channels, personal safe and minibar. Some rooms enjoy views of the sea. En suite bathrooms come with a shower or bathtub and offers free toiletries.

Mediterranean cuisine is served at Frangipani restaurant, while Southeast-Asian flavours and Japanese food are available at Indian Jones restaurant. Other dining options include buffet breakfast at Veranda and cocktails at Opium Den.

 

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Trip Notes

Entry Requirements
All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. Most visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, must apply for visas at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad before entering the country. U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 30 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. Please visit the Indian government's website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibilities and requirements for this type of visa.

Exit Requirements
No airport tax is currently charged upon departure from India, nor is one anticipated. However, any such taxes or fees instituted after publication of this itinerary will be the responsibility of the clients to pay directly to the appropriate airport authorities.

Immunizations and Health
No immunizations are required, but the U.S. Center for Disease Control strongly recommends the following inoculations: tetanus, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis. You should only drink boiled or bottled water in India. Avoid cut salads, raw vegetables and fruits without skin everywhere except in hotel restaurants.

Making Travel Arrangements to India
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to purchase international air to Bangalore, India (airport code BLR), and return from Mumbai (code BOM).
One internal flight within India is included in the price of this trip.
You will need to arrive in Bangalore by late night on October 16, 2018 (or even after midnight on October 17). Late night departure is from Mumbai on October 30, 2018 (OR on October 31 if staying for the optional Mumbai extension).

What to Bring
In October, the weather will still be very warm in India, with temperatures ranging between the upper-60s to the mid-80s in all the areas we visit on this tour (slightly warmer in Mumbai). Laundry can be done at some of the places where we stay for two or more nights. You will be happier if you pack half of the clothes you think you need, do laundry along the way, and save room in your suitcases for fantastic purchases!

Money Matters
The currency unit in India is the Rupee (INR). As of November 20, 2017, the interbank exchange rate was 64.94 INR to the U.S. $1.00. ATMs are readily available in the major cities, and offer the best exchange rate for obtaining local currency. Credit cards are also widely accepted in establishments catering to tourists.

Tipping Guidelines
Virtually everyone in India expects to receive a tip. In tourist restaurants or hotels a 10% service charge is often added to bills. We will make collective tips to our drivers and guides, and a suggested tip amount will be provided prior to departure.

 

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(Paying a single supplement is not required. Toto Tours will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.)

$ 5,800

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.

$ 350

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$ 500

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