Our 9-days Holi festival tour is designed especially with the festival of colors – Holi – in spotlight.Depature is 6th of March, many people are enquiring about this trip, It is a festival celebrated in the spring season. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to celebrate unity and togetherness. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
Holi is celebrated by the kids and grownups alike in India irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The festival is celebrated with so much fun and enthusiasm that it’s not only Indian but people from around the globe travel to India during this festival. Each year, thousands of tourists visit India specially Jaipur to be a part of this auspicious festival of joy and fun. Please read through the itinerary, we are sure you will be one of our 12 people in group.Itinerary!
Day 1 Delhi
06 March 2020. Welcome to India for the Festival of Colour! On arrival at the airport, we clear the india visa and your group leader will transferred to your 4 start hotel for you to relax or explore in afternoon. We may visit Akshardham, the worlds largest Hindu temple in Delhi for evening Puja and lights. After dinner we do tour breafing. Overnight: Hotel in DelhiDay 2 Delhi sightseeing
We meet in breakfast place and after breakfast we set off on a day of sightseeing in India’s capital. In Old Delhi we visit Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid – the largest and oldest mosque in India. Discover the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s( Indian other of Nation) cremation at Raj Ghat before we continue our tour in New Delhi. Walk down the ceremonial Rajpath, formerly known as the Kings Way, and see the India Gate monument. Tonight we do india traditional dinner. Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning we will take short drive to domestic Airport of Delhi – then we fly to Jaipur. Today as we travel to the iconic UNESCO-listed Pink City of Jaipur, which earns its nickname from the pink painted buildings in the Old City that heralded a visit from the Prince of Wales in 1876. This afternoon we enjoy a tour of the beautiful City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory, featuring 19 separate astrological instruments. Dinner with Rajasthani cultural dance. Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Day 4 Great Amber Fort
You may wish to join our Balloon Over Jaipur add-on early this morning for an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over palaces, temples and hill-top fortresses. Later we travel to the impressive 16th century Amber Fort, which we reach by jeep. This sprawling fortress is laid out over four levels and sits on the shimmering Lake. After our tour we visit a local cotton weaving house before we return to Jaipur. Some my like to look some amazing fabrics and jewellery in Jaipur, its capital of Colours and jewels. Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Day 5 India celebrates Holi
Jaipur – Bharatpur. 10 March 2020. Today is the day that India celebrates the fabulous Holi Festival. This ancient Hindu festival originated as a celebration of the end of winter and beginning of spring in honour of Prahlada, who was protected from the flames by Vishnu when he was tricked into near death by his father, King Hiranyakashipu. Holi symbolises the triumph of good over evil and is an important part of Hindu tradition. Indians across the nation gather together with family and friends to throw coloured powder bombs, fire water pistols and splash coloured water across the streets. We have the opportunity to join the celebrations in Bharatpur – white kurta pyjamas will be provided to protect your clothes, as will organic colours for you to throw as you join the celebrations. After the fun there is time for us to get cleaned up before we pay a visit to Keoladeo Ghana National Park and enjoy a bicycle rickshaw ride around this important wetland reserve, home to numerous bird species. Overnight: Bharatpur | Breakfast, Dinner
Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort & Taj Mahal
Bharatpur – Agra. Today we discover the eerie Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which was abandoned more than 400 years ago due to a lack of water. After our visit we continue to Agra and explore inside the fortified walls of the striking Agra Fort, former residence of the Mughal emperors. Our final stop of the day is the most famous monument in India – the legendary Taj Mahal. Built in the 17th century by 20,000 workers, the Taj Mahal was dedicated to the memory of the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, who sadly died in childbirth. We enjoy a guided tour of this extravagant symbol of love. Overnight – Agra. Overnight: Agra | Breakfast Day 7 Mathura, Vrindvan Short Journey to Krishna Birth place of mathura and witness the great Holi festival by locals with lots street parade with colours.
Return to Delhi
Mathura- Delhi. We return to Delhi this morning and the rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the impressive Red Fort and watch its famous Sound and Light show when it gets dark. Some bits of shopping. Overnight: Delhi | Breakfast
India! See you again.
14 March 2020. Our adventure comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport. Breakfast
Highlights of the trip
Holi – join the celebrations at the Festival of Colour and throw powdered colour bombs in the streets – prepare to get messy!
Delhi – discover the highlights of India’s capital including Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and the Rajpath
Fatehpur Sikri – walk around the ghostly city which was abandoned more than 400 years ago
Keoladeo Ghana National Park – ride on a bicycle rickshaw around this important wetland reserve and look out for rare bird species
The Taj Mahal – enjoy a guided tour of this legendary monument, one of the most enduring symbols of love
Amber Fort – explore this famous fortress with a guided tour and enjoy views over the beautiful Maota Lake
Jaipur – see the highlights of the Pink City including the beautiful City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory
Agra Fort – admire the impressive but lesser known fortress and explore behind its fortified walls
Holi essentials ie kurta pyjamas – they must be white, colours, water pistols etc
- 7 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels( twin sharing)
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi and travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Agra
- Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 9
- Services of English-speaking specialist guides at some sights
- International flights and visas
- Entrance Fees: Euro 75 , (paid in local currency)
- Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow euro 6-10 per day per traveller. (Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal thing)
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Medical
- Any drinks( except water during the journey)
- Cost of the trip is 950 Euro.
- Booking before Christmas get 100 Euro discount.
- Group size 12 people maximum.
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