Holi is a Hindu festival that has now gained popularity outside Hindu community as well. It signifies and celebrates the victory of good over evil, welcomes spring and waves bye to the winter. Holi is not only celebrated to play and forget, but also to forgive and forget. This festival is perfect to fix broken relationships, with some colors, fun, and love. Holi celebrations begin on the previous night of the festival. A bonfire is lit and people pray that Holika, the evil, is destroyed. Holika, known to be the sister of one of the evil kings, was killed in a fire. Followed by this ritual, people prepare for the big fest next day.
On the occasion of Holi, people celebrate by throwing colors at each other and drenching everyone around in the water. It is also an event where friends and families visit each other. Special Holi dishes are prepared and shared. The event also includes a traditional drink called ‘bhang’. This will make your experience even better. One shall get ready with an old pair of clothes and preferably oil the hair and skin before the fun with colors begins. Oiling helps to scrub the color off the skin easily. So go and enjoy one of a kind festival!
New Delhi is the capital city of India as well as one of the biggest cities in India. It’s located in the north of India and rich with history. Ruled by the Mughals for a long time, Delhi still has the beautiful monuments built during that era, and are significant marks in the city. To begin with, Red Fort is one of the most visited places in Delhi. The magnificent monument has a wall fence of about two kilometers. And the fort itself takes you back in the time of the Mughals. Followed by the enormous and stunning Jama Masjid. It took 8 years to build this mosque and has a capacity of over 25,000 devotees in the courtyard. Another marvel is the Qutab Minar. It is the tallest brick minaret (tower) in the world. It is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture. And this is just the start of an amazing trip as Delhi has so much more to offer. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the mouthwatering street-food of Delhi. So come to Delhi, and have a great colorful time.
Arrival in Delhi: Upon arrival in Delhi, our representative will receive you from the airport, from where you’ll be taken to the hotel. Spend your night resting in the hotel room.
Start your Delhi tour taking pleasure in rickshaw ride through the historic Red Fort, and from there, your next destination would be the famous market of Chandni Chowk, where you can buy a number of goods. Next, it’s time for Jama Masjid, which was built in 1658 and Raj Ghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. By the afternoon, you’ll be enjoying the sights of Presidential Palace and India Gate. Humayoun Tomb and Qutub Minar will put an end to your Delhi tour. Spend your night resting in the hotel room.
Start Agra journey by car in the early morning. Agra is at the distance of 230 kilometers from Delhi. Check-in to the hotel, upon arrival in Delhi. Next, you’ll be served breakfast. In afternoon, you’ll be taken for a trip to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, two major offerings of the city.
Description: In the span of 22 years (1631-1653) Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, as it was the last wish of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. In those ancient days, 20 thousand laborers were hired and 32 crore rupees were spent in the construction of Taj Mahal, which is counted amongst the UNESCO world heritage sites.
Take a morning drive to Jaipur, which is at the distance of 250kms from Agra. Enroute take a halt and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1569. Also visit the renowned creations such as Birbal Bhawan, Jodha Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Shaikh Salim Chisti. Carry on with the drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in to the hotel. Spend your afternoon at leisure and then rest overnight in your hotel room.
After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll be visiting Amber Fort, which is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy the elephant ride and spend your morning exploring the marvelous fort. In afternoon travel around the city and relish its beautiful creations. City Palace is one of the sights which you’ll love visiting as it is this place where the royal family resides. Apart from the few rooms, rest ones are open for visitors. The palace has wonderful architecture and displays old & royal weapons as well as charismatic paintings.
Next on the list is Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, which has 953 small windows. This palace was built for royal Rajput women to admire the outside world through the windows, as they couldn’t go in public. Then an excursion to Jantar-Mantar Observatory where you can admire countless astronomical instruments and Jal Mahal, where you will love the royal treatment.
Once the sightseeing is done, go to Chaugan stadium to get entertained watching the Elephant festival and in the evening watch the Holika Dahan in City Palace. Head to the hotel and rest overnight there.
Jaipur – Holi Festival
Spend this day of Holi enjoying. You’ll be provided with color powder and pichkari so that you can take part in the festival and enjoy your time. Spend the night resting in the hotel room.
Jaipur – Drop at Delhi
After breakfast, drive to Delhi, which is at the distance of 280kms from Jaipur. Later on, you’ll be transferred to the international airport to catch a flight back home.
Includes the following:
- Daily breakfast
- Transfers and sightseeing travel as per the itinerary
- English speaking guide for sightseeing
Does not include the following:
- Anything not mentioned in the Tour cost includes section
- Entrance charges to monuments
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, unspecified meals, telephone, alcoholic beverages etc.
- Camera fees at monuments or wherever applicable
Further customization is possible, please contact us.