Payments : For the services contracted, some advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA-but definitely before the commencement of the services. we hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.
Apart from the above in some cases like special train journeys, hotel or resort bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year) full payment is required to be sent in advance.
Mode of Payment : Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank or through Mail Authorization through American Express credit card. And upon arrival in INDIA, the payment can be made through Currency notes or travelers cheque or through Master / Visa credit card. In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges – as applicable – would be levied over & above the total amount.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure: In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
>> 45 days prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
>> 44 days to 15 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
>> 14 days to 07 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
>> 06 days to 48 hours prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
>> Less than 48 hours or no show – NO REFUND.
Please note : – irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – incase of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case of special train journey (like Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Royal Orient etc.) and high peak season bookings (from 20th Dec to 15th Jan) a separate cancellation policy is applicable (which would be advised as and when required).
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Refund : In regard to refund of unused / unutilized services (which are paid for and cancelled in advance) the refund amount would be worked out on the basis of cancellation policy as described above and the money would be accordingly refunded to the person who has made the payment to us. Please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggages & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.