Taj Mahal Extension Trip Notes

Taj Mahal Extension

Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015
Taj Mahal Extension
Trip code: HHAJ-C
Validity: 01 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2016
Table of Contents
StyleGroup sizeJoining point instructions
ThemesAccommodationFinish point
ItineraryMealsCarbon offset
Culture shock rating Transport
Physical ratingJoining point
Comfort, Basix, Original
  • ‘Comfort travel’ means encountering all that the real world has to offer, but with an added degree of, well… comfort. We use more private transport, the travel pace more relaxed, the accommodation a touch nicer. And by paying a little more up front, you’ll be treated to more included meals, more leader-led activities and get a greater immersion in all things local.
  • Our Basix style trips are designed for travellers who want exceptional value, plenty of free time and having the flexibility to choose where and how their time and money is spent. By working plenty of free time into the itineraries and keeping many of the activities optional, we aim to make travel possible for those on even the most slender of budgets. After all, why pay for an activity or excursion you wouldn’t otherwise be interested in? Or a level of comfort you don’t require? As a wise person probably once said, a bed's just a bed when there's exploring to be done.
  • Our Original style trips have a great balance of included activities with your group and free time to explore independently. Where we stay ensures we keep our travellers firmly entrenched in a region’s people and culture, and provides them with unique local experiences that benefits the community too. In most locations we stay in simple tourist-class hotels (i.e. 2-3 stars), plus on many trips you'll also get to experience a night with a local family on a homestay or something a little different like a Bedouin camp in the Sahara. Original style trips come with all manner of transport modes and use a mixture of local and private transport. You might find yourself sailing in a dhow in Zanzibar, jumping on a rickshaw in Sri Lanka or sailing on a yacht through the Galapagos. No matter the mode, it's all about minimising our environmental impact and making getting around part of the adventure.
Short Breaks
Day 1 Itinerary
Day 2 Itinerary
Day 3 Itinerary
      Culture shock rating

      Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
      Physical rating

      Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
      Group size
      Maximum of 12 travellers per group.
      2 Breakfasts
      Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less.
      USD 80.00
      Joining point
      New Delhi
      New Delhi
      Joining point instructions
      We ask that all guests call our local office to reconfirm their pick up details on arrival in India: +91 11 4500 6400 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm).
      For your short break adventure we have 3 pick up points in Delhi, where pre and post accommodation can also be booked. Please note not all accommodation styles are available for all trips.
      Hotel Perfect
      16A/2, W.E.A Karol Bagh,
      New Delhi, 110005
      +91 114 250 2294
      Hotel Swati
      5A / 56, WEA, Karolbagh Opp Roopak Stor
      Ajmal Khan Road, New Delhi-110005
      +9199104 81922
      Hotel Jivitesh
      11 Pusa Road - Opposite Metro Pillar no. 87
      Karol Bagh
      New Delhi
      +91 14921 4444
      In the event the above hotels are unavailable we will advise you if we if book one of the following alternatives:
      Hotel Rockwell Plaza
      5/14, Ajmal Khan Road,
      Karol Bagh , New Delhi-110005
      +91 011-45608457
      Hotel Gulnar
      7A/45, W.E.A. Channa market ,
      Karol Bagh , New Delhi-110005
      +91 9818490563
      Hotel Taj Princess
      15 A/25 WEA Ajmal Khan Road
      Opposite Jesa Ram Hospital
      Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110005
      +91 112574220
      Pick up time for all hotels on day 2 will be at 9.00am. Please be ready and waiting in the foyer 15 minutes prior to your pick up time.
      If for any reason you are not able to meet our representative at your nominated pick up point, kindly call the Intrepid representative on number + 91 9560 849 444.
      Getting in from the Airport:
      The taxi ride from Delhi's Indira Gandhi's International Airport to this hotel takes about 1 hour and should cost between INR 500 - 600 (prepaid traffic police booths) depending on your arrival time and whether it is at the Domestic or International airport.
      IMPORTANT: Please AVOID taxi touts who tell you that they have a metered taxi parked outside the airport. Previous passengers have complained that they have been charged hefty amount for the transfers.
      If you have organised a pre-purchased an arrival transfer our local operator will have sent a driver to the airport that will be holding a sign with the 'Intrepid logo' and your name. You will need to advise arrival flight details at time of booking and confirmation.
      If you are arrived at Terminal 1(Domestic terminal) of the airport, please meet your driver at the exit (there is just one exit) after you go through the baggage claim area. Please note that Delhi Airport can be very crowded so please be patient. You may have to walk a little further outside to find the representative with 'Intrepid Logo'. If you have any problems finding the driver go to the information desk close to the exit and ask them to call our emergency mobile number + 91 9560 849 444
      If you are arriving at Terminal 2 (International) of Delhi airport, please meet your representative at the main Arrival Hall/Lounge after passing through the customs where you'll see people standing with placards with the intrepid logo and your name. If you have any problems finding the driver go to the information desk at the right side of Exit B, and ask them to call Intrepid Representative on + 91 9560 849 444 (helpline).
      Finish point
      New Delhi
      New Delhi
      Carbon offset
      Carbon Offset C02-e 53.00 kgs per pax.