how to plan your journey
How to Plan Your Journey ...
We suggest that you read through the brochure to obtain a feel for this region’s unique travel possibilities. Once you have an idea of the type of trip you want to take, please contact us by phone or mail so we can discuss your travel plans and ideas in detail, making suggestions where appropriate. We will then send you a detailed itinerary with details and a price. Once you have read through the itinerary we will answer any further questions and refine the tour until you are totally satisfied. The booking process starts when we receive your deposit and booking form, at which point we can start to confirm your travel arrangements.
Responsible Travel
We are passionate about the services we offer and have always been firmly committed to the principles of ethical travel and sustainability. Narula Travel Group (Great Narula Holidays) is a member of the Green Globe and demonstrates a commitment to the environment, sustainable operations and management. Being a part of Green Globe has helped us better our environmental performance and improved our Corporate Social Responsibility. Throughout the Subcontinent we use properties that ensure they operate in a sustainable manner by employing and training local staff, supporting local growers and conserving the resident flora and fauna.
Narula is an active supporter of TOFT – Travel Operators for Tigers, a ‘supply chain’ pressure campaign initiative aimed at a Global collective and inclusive Travel trade response to the tiger crisis in India, and by association, all the forests and wildlife being affected in the Indian s u b co nt i n e nt .The objective is to advocate and support better tourism practices in wilderness areas, to empower local communities to become involved in wildlife tourism projects and initiate low impact and s u s t a i n a b l e d e v e l o pme n t which helps conserves the parks and benefits the communities through employment and business opportunities. Also to catalyze initiatives through the lodge community that enhance wildlife conservation and community support, including waste and water management, trade cooperatives, local employment, fair wages and local enterprises and services. In addition to the above, Narula support a number of good causes through the Narula Foundation.
Guides
Your guide can be the most important factor in determining the success of your holiday and Narula only uses qualified guides to ensure that your experience is exceptional. Our guides are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and are fully briefed on your itinerary. Chatting awith your guide is an excellent way to gain an insight into the country you’re visiting and your guide will speak good English, although please remember that this is not their first language.
Accommodation
Whether you wish to live like a Maharaja, escape to an ocean hideaway or marvel at the wildlife from a jungle camp, the Indian Subcontinent has an astonishing diversity to satisfy all interests and budgets. Throughout the region we use accommodation ranging from simple clean guesthouses and homestays to the quality hotels of the Taj and Oberoi groups. We spend time researching accommodation, and throughout the brochure you will find examples of some of our favourite hotels, usually chosen for their location and character as well as their friendly staff and standards of service. These are just a selection and our country specialists will use their experience to find a hotel to suit your requirements.
Cuisine
Food is a passion in the Indian Subcontinent, with a diversity of cuisine to entice any visitor. The spicy curries of northern India are renowned but not all dishes are so fiery and as you travel you will notice subtle changes. Gastronomes will revel in the array of dishes on offer, ranging from the succulent meat dishes to rich creamy vegetarian alternatives and fresh seafood. We are often able to make restaurant recommendations but your guide is also an excellent source of local knowledge on this most important of topics.
Transport
Most Narula clients prefer to have the convenience of a driver and guide with them for the duration of their trip as this makes exploration easier. The majority of the vehicles are airconditioned and all are well maintained. Road travel through the region is very much part of the experience, but we will always endeavour to let you know the road conditions and journey duration in advance, and where distances are great we often recommend that you use the extensive rail and flight network.
Flights
The Indian Subcontinent is well served with excellent flights operated by Kingfisher Airlines, Kingfisher Red, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Jet Konnect, Indigo Airlines, Spicejet. Within the Subcontinent an extensive flight network connects the majority of regions. For your convenience a range of regional flights from a number of domestic airports can be booked via Narula.
Terms & Conditions, and Travel Insurance
Your booking is subject to the Terms andConditions of Narula Travel, which are detailed in a separate leaflet. It is vital that you have adequate travel insurance and we are able to offer a number of policies either for the duration of your trip or on an annual basis.
Websites :
www.greatnarulaholidays.com
www.indiaworldheritagetours.com
If you are looking for travel inspiration, Narula’s website is full of journey ideas, destination guides, slideshows, exclusive articles and special features, responsible tourism details and a useful travel information section.