India | Holi Festival

7-days | 6-nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. TRAVELERS

4 Passengers

$ 1149

Amazing Experience

This is a country travellers fantasize about – exotic, oriental, ancient India. It is also modern, booming, chaotic India. Between the two lies a wealth of delights – the charm of a golden civilisation still alive and kicking after centuries and to be glimpsed as you turn the corner of a palace or a fort; as you hear the sweetness of the flute in the misty northern hills and the deep rhythm of the sitar at a mesmerizing performance; as you drive past the captivating sound of temple bells that ring out loud amidst the noise of a daily ritual prayer; as you wander into monuments adorned with precious stones – unguarded, still splendid; as you lie deeply relaxed drifting to music, massaged by the strong yet gentle touch of ayurveda healers.

What's Included

Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
3 nights in Delhi at Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity or similar
2 nights in Agra at Crystal Sarovar Premier Hotel or similar
2 nights in Jaipur at Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
3 nights in Dubai at Armada Bluebay or similar
16 meals: 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Excursion to Amber Fort
Jeep ride in Amber Fort
Visit City Palace
Small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
Visit Agra Fort
Visit the iconic the Taj Mahal
Roman Catholic Cemetery visit
Mission of Charity volunteering
Half Day Dubai City Tour
Cross the Dubai Creek by “Water Taxi”
Photo Stop at Burj al Arab
Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $5/night)

Services NOT included

Visa fees for India
All personal expenses such as gratuities, meals, medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, video or camera fee at the monuments and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary


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Delhi Hyatt Regency Gurgaon
Jaipur Trident Hotel Jaipur
Agra Trident Hotel Agra

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

Day 1: March 26, 2021 – Arrive in Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by one of our representatives to be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is open at leisure.

| Overnight in Delhi

Day 2: March 27, 2021 – Delhi – Jaipur (Travel time: +/- 6 hour)

We will depart this morning for Jaipur, known as the Pink city. The ride from Delhi to Jaipur is approximately 6 hours, toilet stops will be made en-route.

Stop at midway Shahpura house for lunch followed by palace visit and interaction with a royal family member (subject to availability). After lunch, experience a short village walk to get a glimpse of rural India with local tea and samosa (Indian snacks – fried pastry with a savory filling).

In this interesting walk, you can witness local trading in retail shops selling bangle, jewelry, textile and grocery, local kids playing in the fields, village women at their homes busy in household chores. Being away from usual touristy destinations, the walk will give you a true experience of rural India.

Afterward, we will continue on the drive to Jaipur and upon arrival, check-in for your stay.

Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.

| Overnight in Jaipur
|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

DAY 3

Following breakfast, relax at your hotel before departing at 11 AM to visit Amber Fort.

Jaipur’s Maharaja Man Singh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started constructing Amber Fort in the 17th century. Once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls.

After this visit to Amber fort, you will be attending a workshop (Indian block-printing studios) on traditional authentic carving and hand block printing demonstration to learn this age-old textile craft of Jaipur. In this special tour, you will be visiting the Anokhi Textile Museum followed by a hand on experience on block printing to create your own souvenir.

Enjoy lunch at Park Regis Hotel near Amber fort. After lunch, you will return to the hotel.

In the evening, you will head on a local market walk with a session of Henna tattoo. On this fascinating walk, mingle and talk with the locals whilst observing some of the region’s culinary delight. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewelers and silversmiths, gold, and silver foil makers. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the winds is the meeting – point at which this walk begins. Here you also have the opportunity of seeing and trying the art of Henna tattoo painting. Please be aware that these are very old market places in Jaipur used almost entirely by local people, hence you should be prepared for the hustle and bustle in the streets.

Enjoy dinner at Narain Niwas Palace with a cultural dance show.

| Overnight in Jaipur
|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: March 29, 2021 – Jaipur

In the early morning, you will visit a short local flower market near to Hawa Mahal where local villagers open their small stalls selling varieties of flowers. You will also enjoy the tricycle ride and a photo stop at Hawa Mahal.

Later return to the hotel for breakfast and relax.

Today you will celebrate the colorful festival of Holi at a private mansion (Haveli). Post breakfast, get ready for a fun-filling experience with locals. Don’t forget to wear your traditional Indian attire (white kurta-pyajama) which will be a souvenir for you from our end. Drive to the home and enjoy a personalized welcome by the family dressed in traditional Rajput attires. Gear up for the celebration that begins at the courtyard where the traditional folk dancers welcome the guests with Changs, dholaks, and herbal colors along with pichkaris. The celebration concludes with a festive buffet lunch.

Return to your hotel in the evening. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

| Overnight in Jaipur
|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: March 30, 2021 – Jaipur – Agra (Travel time: +/- 6 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Agra – the city of Taj Mahal; an iconic city that has always inspired love. It may be clichéd but no Indian landmark embraces blue sky as enthusiastically as Taj Mahal, no matter which way the compass needle swings, you will find it striking from any and every angle.

You will stop en-route for lunch at Abhaneri Village camp, which is surrounded by mustard/wheat fields which make the view around our camp mesmerizing. a popular stop along the Agra-Jaipur road for the impressive Chand Baori stepwell and the Harshat Mata Temple. The Chand Baori is perhaps the region’s most visited stepwell and is one of the largest and deepest in all of India.

After lunch, continue towards Agra. Upon arrival, check-in for your stay. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

| Overnight in Agra
|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: March 31, 2021 – Agra

Rise early for a dawn visit to the Taj Mahal. It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory. Mughal emperor, Shahjahan built this architectural wonder to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Fashioned from white marble with semi-precious pietra dura stone inlay work, it was described by Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”.

Note: Timing subject to change based on the local sunrise timing

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

In the afternoon, proceed for the village walk is an excursion into the village to look at the traditional way people live there. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner will be served at the hotel.

| Overnight in Agra
|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: April 1, 2021 – Agra – Delhi (Travel time: +/- 4 hour)

After breakfast, you will have the remainder of the morning at leisure.

Check-out at noon before proceeding to have lunch at a local restaurant in Agra.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Please take into consideration when booking your departing flight that transportation by road from Agra to Delhi is approximately 4 hours.

Arrive on time at the airport for your departing flight.

You will have access to day-use rooms booked where you can shower or change, plus have buffet dinner included (maximum for 2 hours, exact time of reservation to be advised).

|  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

RATES & DATES