Together Women Rise: Journey to India
February 4 – 16, 2023
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Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will go through immigration, baggage claim, and customs before exiting the airport. A representative will be waiting for you with a sign that has the Together Women Rise logo on it. The will direct you to your Sakha Cabs for Women driver who will take you to the hotel.
The Together Women Rise Journey to Rajasthan trip is 13 days in total. Please note that most expenses have already been covered in the cost of the program. See below for the full list of inclusions and exclusions. For your extra personal costs and shopping, we suggest USD $25-50 per day depending on your needs.
- All accommodations
- All meals and one non-alcoholic beverage at each meal
- In-country transportation
- Domestic Flight: Delhi-Jodhpur
- Private airport transfers
- Tour Manager (Guide)
- All activities as listed
- Honorarium for the grantees
- Gratuity for restaurants and drivers
- International flights
- Travel and medical insurance
- Gratuity for Tour Manager
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenses (shopping, laundry, phone calls, etc.) and other extras
All hotels have the following amenities: Safe, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash), hair dryer, iron, laundry services at extra charge
THE OBEROI MAIDENS | NEW DELHI, INDIA
A stay at Maidens Hotel is ethereal and unmatched – an experience historically and culturally enriching! Every corner in the hotel has a story to tell, whether it’s unraveling the majestic royals of the princely states, the Delhi Durbar with its pre-independence coronation, or the ruling times of The British Raj.
Every moment brings you a step closer to nature, with sparkling surroundings of calmness, serenity and tranquility. The pearl-white façade of the building complements the lush jade-like greenery, while peacocks roam about and birds chirp sweet songs. While walking the hotel with pleasing hospitality all around, a feeling of home-away-from-home takes over. Accommodation and elegant restaurants retain the old-world charm, serviced with world-class amenities besides warmth and geniality.
7, Sham Nath Marg, Prema Kunj, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054, India | +91 11 2397 5464 | https://www.maidenshotel.com/
WELCOMHERITAGE BAL SAMAND LAKE PALACE | JODHPUR, INDIA
Five kilometres away from the city centre of mesmerizing Blue City of Jodhpur, lay a lake of mythical proportions known by the name Balsamand Lake. Although the lake was built in the 12th century, the magnificent red stone palace that flanks the lake was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh I of Jodhpur. In recent years, the exquisite palace has been transformed into one of the best heritage hotels in Jodhpur – WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace. It now stands as a testament of old-world charm and modern muse fused together. One gets transcended into a fairy-tale once they step into this majestic Palace set amidst 60 acres of private estate frilled with fruit orchards, manicured lawns, and flower gardens. Take a walk through the boulevard on the lake that leads to the palace or dine out amidst the fragrance of seasonal florals in any of the restaurants that dot the massive garden.
Mandore Road, Jodhpur- 324006, Rajasthan, India | +91 291 257 2321 | https://www.welcomheritagehotels.in/
HOTEL PUSHKAR PALACE | PUSHKAR, INDIA
Each room at Hotel Pushkar Palace retains an illustrious heritage aura with sweeping arches and alcoves that frame a breathtaking lake view from every room and suite of the Palace. Modern amenities like AC, satellite television, telephone and minibar add to the luxury of personalized touch of hospitality.
The afternoon at Hotel Pushkar Palace overlooking the eventful lake is just perfect to unwind, its cushioned alcoves and hued sit outs invite you to stretch out with a book at hand or savor the fresh bakes from “German Bakery” in the Palace premises, and listen to the enchanting sounds of bells and chants from nearby temples and ghats!
Pushkar Lake, Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan 305022, India | +91 145 277 3001 | http://hotelpushkarpalace.com
MANDAWA HAVELI | JAIPUR, INDIA
The Mandawa Haveli, is one of the most spectacular havelis to have been constructed in Jaipur. Originally built in 1896, as the town house of Thakur Bhagwat Singh ji the 15th ruler of Mandawa. True to form, it is resplendent with terraces offering views of Naharagh Fort, shaded verandahs for the hot summer months, beautiful gardens in the cooler winter months and boasts some of the best architecture of the day. The modern additions of a swimming pool, and choice of restaurants, add to the experience.
Sansar Chandra Rd, Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India | +91 141 402 1194 | http://www.mandawahaveli.com/
THE TIGRESS RESORT | SAWAI MADHOPUR, INDIA
The Tigress Ranthambore, promises premium luxuries of a heritage style abode adjacent to the Ranthambore National Park. It is imperative to feel comfortable & luxurious amidst wilderness. But, when you choose to plan your wildlife adventures with the tastefully designed resort- The Tigress Ranthambore, you’ll have an unforgettable experience ensuring peace of mind.
29XR+4J, Ranthambhor Rd, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India | +91 95877 23234 | http://www.thetigress.co.in/
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT AGRA| AGRA, INDIA
Retreat to Courtyard Agra, a 5-star destination in Uttar Pradesh with a superb location near India’s most celebrated sights. Enjoy easy access to Agra’s legendary attractions, including the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, all just minutes away. After a busy day of sightseeing, take a relaxing break in our hotel spa or enjoy a dip in the sparkling outdoor pool. Head to our innovative restaurants and bars to savor distinctive cuisine and high-end cocktails. In the evening, immerse yourself in luxury accommodations that boast plush bedding, marble bathrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Fatehabad Rd, Taj Nagri Phase 2, Ii, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India | +91 562 711 7777 | https://www.marriott.com/
THE GRAND| NEW DELHI, INDIA
The Grand New Delhi Hotel has an area spanning 10 acres and a location close enough to the airport makes it a glamorous wonder. It not only maintains the luxury hotel tag but does it so flawlessly that you come and stay, again and again. The hotel stands near to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and various luxury shopping malls like DLF Promenade, Ambience Mall and DLF Emporia.
It has the best of spas and the finest of restaurants specifically to enhance your comfort and add to the luxury you carry at The Grand New Delhi Hotel. There’s a strategy for its fine location near the dense green belt with various commercial establishments and government offices. This strategical placement advocate for it connecting the heart of the city with its commerce.
Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj – Phase II, New Delhi 110 070, India | +91 11 4766 1200 | https://www.thegrandnewdelhi.com/