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India Mother-Son 1st Time HELP

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Hello! I am taking my son (who will be 17) to India in March 2017. We have travelled to many places and are hoping for a memorable trip. Could you please look at the itinerary we have and comment on choice of hotels, order of places, any changes you'd make, and - finally - the cost we've got so far. Trying to a have a range of experiences (Jaipur Friendly Villas for a home stay as well as some high end places)...but would love your insights!

We've been working with 3 different travel people, all based in India. This itinerary and cost is the middle price - there's one lower that includes no touring - and one higher which seems too hand-holding/precious for us. THIS ONE BELOW includes interior flights, driver, guides as we want them, and comes in at about $5900 TOTAL. We will use frequent flier miles to come from USA to Delhi.

I wish we could do a train trip in here, but it doesn't seem to fit...?!

We want to do hands-on activities (street tour in Delhi, cooking class, hike, any textile/craft, and WOULD LOVE A CRICKET LESSON). Thanks for your opinions!

Mar
Travel Plans
Hotels
Sightseeing
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Arrive Delhi
The Imperial
Arrive (1:20AM of 10th March) and relax
10
Delhi
The Imperial
Sightseeing to Red Fort (outside), Jama Masque, Cycle rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk Market, Gandhi Memorial, Qutub Minar, Humanyu’s Tomb & Lotus Temple, drive by India Gate and other government buildings
11
Delhi to Samode (4 hrs)
Samode Palace
Visit Delhi if you missed anything on 10th March and then drive for Samode, evening at Samode Palace
12
Samode to Jaipur (1 hr)
Jaipur Friendly Villa for HOLI
Morning Palace visit and village tour, afternoon drive for Jaipur, and visit the bonfire of HOLI festival
13
Jaipur
Friendly Villa
AM play the colours and visit the Amber. Later visit Water Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantra & City Palace Complex, Birla Temple. Stay overnight at hotel.
14
Jaipur to Chhatrasagar (4 h)
Chhatrasagar Luxury Tent
Visit the Jaipur again if missed anything due to HOLI and drive to Chhatra Sagar in Luxury Tents, this is off beaten path relaxing experience for you
15
Chhatrasagar to Jodhpur (3 hrs)
RAAS
Village and farm tour OR bird watching tour, all meals inclusive, all beverage (non-alcoholic) and afternoon drive to Jodhpur
16
Jodhpur
RAAS
Sightseeing at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jawant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Walk around old city Clock tower market
17
Jodhpur to Mihirgarh (1 hrs)
Mihirgarh
Morning drive for Mihir Garh and enjoy the rural and off-beaten stay, you can have activities as per hotels http://www.mihirgarh.com/activities.html
18
Mihirgarh to Narlai (3 hrs)
Rawla Narlai
AM activities and drive for Narlai, afternoon or next AM village tour,
19
Narlai to Udaipur (3 hrs)
Rosie's Retreat
Visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple and drive for Udaipur, on route visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort,
20
Udaipur
Rosie's Retreat
Sightseeing, visit the Jagdish Temple, City Palace Museum, Boating in Lake Pichola, Saheliyon Ki Bari, walk around the old town market and overnight in Hotel
21
Udaipur 14:20 to 15:35 Delhi by air
Holiday Inn
Relax at luxury hotel and afternoon fly for Delhi, transfer to the hotel for overnight
22
Delhi to home
Fly for home
Morning transfer to the airport and fly for home

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