I’ve been itching for an excuse to visit India. I’m also a gluttonous bookworm. So when travel professional Marta Rabins told me about this January trip centered around the Jaipur Literary Festival, I was instantly tempted.
There’s space still available. Should we go? Read on for details…
January 11 - 26, 2014.
While the annual Jaipur Literary Festival attracts world renowned speakers like author Gary Shteyngart and the Dalai Lama, it’s still a virtually unknown to U.S. travelers. The largest literary festival in the Asia-Pacific region, it’s held in the beautiful heritage Diggi Palace in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, one of the most colorful states in India. The festival draws authors, journalists, scholars and visitors from all over the world. While there, you can meet interesting people devoted to literature. You can also find fantastic new authors to follow, like Kota Neelima and Ashok Ferrey, a fabulous opportunity for anyone who enjoys discovering the world through books.
About the trip.
This journey with Ponte Travels begins in New Delhi, the nation’s thriving capital and a microcosm for the rest of India, and then takes you to Rajasthan to attend the annual Jaipur Literary Festival. Once the festival concludes, you’ll be off to Pushkar, Jodhpur and Udaipur, exploring and meeting village artisans along the way.
Tour costs includes all transfers, hotels, entrances, daily breakfast, local English speaking guides for all sightseeing and excursion tours, entrance fees to all monuments, all transfers to or from airports, hotels, city tours and excursions, transportation to and from the Jaipur Literary Festival, the services of a private air-conditioned car/coach and professional driver, tips for drivers and guides, a welcome dinner in Delhi and more. Per person rates begin at $3,290 (double occupancy).
What’s not included?
The cost of the trip does not include international or domestic airfare, any meals not mentioned in the itinerary, items of a personal nature, including portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, medical expenses, airport departure tax, passport and visa fees, any tours mentioned as ‘optional’ in itinerary or tipping to hotel staff.
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