GENERAL INFORMATION & BOOKING
EASY TO RESERVE: Reserve your seats with an advance of Rs. 5,000/- per seat for North India Tours. Rs. 2,000/- for South India & other domestic tours. 25% of total cost for International Tours by cash/DD at our Bangalore Office or by DD favoring Anand Vihari Package Tours, payable at Bangalore, at our Branch Offices, or by transferring amount to our Bank account (Details given here under) Though Booking will be accepted till the departure of the tour, Book your seats well in advance to get better seats in the coach and no last minute compromise or tension. (Payments to abroad tours are by India Rupees and USD / GBP . We also accept Dollar / GBP portion of payment by equaling amount to INR, rate prevailing on the day of payment).
CHILDREN: Our fare is given in this brochure is per adult. Children between 5 & 7 years, half charges without seat & sharing parent's bed or 80% (85% for abroad tours) charge for a seat in the bus with sharing parent's bed.
SENIOR CITIZEN: Senior Citizen (60 years and above) are eligible for Senior Citizens Concession up to 33% for men 50% women of basic train fare for India Tours only for train journey portion only. (Concession tickets will be booked only an written request, if not train ticket will be booked on full fare) Senior Citizens traveling on concession tickets must produce original age proof certificate during train journey to avoid fine (up to 1,000/- + ) from railway checking officials.
All passengers traveling in train or domestic flight must carry Photo ID Proof. Names and age of the participants may be given as per the ID card while booking to avoid inconveniences.
JOURNEY: Onward and return journey for North India Tours are by train in 2nd Class reserved berths from Bangalore to Agra/ Delhi/ Varanasi/ Jammu/ NJP/ Ahmedabad and return journey depending on the tour. Rest of the journey for North India and other tours are by 2X2 push back seated Super Deluxe Bus Coaches, depending upon the size of the group. (Upper Class Train Journey A/C Class in the same or other train/apex rate flight journey will also be arranged at cost, subject to availability of confirmed tickets with the difference of 2nd Sleeper class train fare to the destination)
FOOD: For all tours (South-Central-North India) delicious vegetarian homely food will be prepared and served by our accompanying cooking staff, in South Indian Style during the tour.
ACCOMODATION: Complementary halts at furnished rooms in selected hotels, offering privacy & private bath (separate room for each family) will be arranged. Family of 3 persons will be provided with triple bedded room on availability or with an extra roll away bed, within the available space in the double bedded rooms.
FOR YOUR SELF: During your journey we provide, reading materials, such as news papers and magazine at all available places, fun, games, well mannered crew, journey sickness medicine, first aid kit, vomiting bags, local guides, some more facilities just you needed for a value added trip.
FLIGHT TICKETS: You can avail the facility of concession air tickets. We will do the same at cost, in case of you are making the tickets your self please reconfirm the departure schedule of our tour. As the cancellation / pre-ponement / postponement of Flight is at the sole discretion of the concerned airlines. We are not responsible for any losses if incurred to you in this regard.
FOR YOUR CONVIENCE: For North India tours, onward and return journey will be arranged from your place, by train or flight, to our first destination for commencement, and on completion from last destination to your choice of place with plus or minus the cost of the 2nd sleeper railway fare from Bangalore.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FARE
Central Government service tax (at present 3.09%) on the total tour fare.
Services / Charges not mentioned in the itinerary such as, all entrance fees to the temple and monuments, coolie, other conveyance other than our vehicle, such as jeep, boat, horses, poney, rickshaw, city bus, ridding, sledge, food during train journey, mineral water, air condition, room heater, tips, excess baggage, travel insurance or any other expenses of personal in nature.
NORTH INDIA TOUR BY TRAIN JOURNEY : For North India tours, major part of the journey will be in trains, railway tickets booking will commences 60 days prior to the commencement of the journey throughout India. We can book train tickets for the entire group in one coach by block booking. For late booking availability of train tickets in the same coach will not be assured. Further late booking; we may get the tickets in different coaches or with RAC tickets (Reservation Against Cancellation) of for further delay, wait listed seat tickets are issued to travel in general compartment. This is very inconvenience for long distance travel. Train tickets are not transferable to other traveler other than for whom it is reserved. For your convenience, we request to book North India Tour seats at least 65 days in advance to enable us to serve you better, for confirmed seats in train.
IMPORTANT : For our long tours (12 to 28 Days North India or combined tours) there will be 3 to 4 trains. For your convenience we suggest to decide fast regarding your participation in long tours and book for the tour immediate on your decision of traveling with us. This will help us in accommodating you with the group in train journey for all sectors.