Holi Festival Tour 2018

Place Covered

Delhi- Agra-Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Pushkar – Udaipur - Ranakpur-Jodhpur -Jodhpur-Jaisalmer - Bikaner-Mandawa - Delhi

You will experience

  • Heritage
  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Wellness
  • Relaxation
  • Education
  • Wildlife

Holi Festival Tour 2018


The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’ It’s an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors!.

Special Attraction

DAY PLACE HIGHLIGHTS
2 Delhi Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, President House, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar
3 Agra Taj Mahal
4 Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri Fort Complex, Salim Chisti Tomb
5-6 Jaipur Holi – celebrate the festival of color Holi, Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal
7 Pushkar Brahma temple & Pushkar Lake
8 Udaipur Jagdish Temple, City palace & Museums, Saheliyon ki Bari, Lake Pichola
9 Ranakpur Jain temples of Ranakpur
10 Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
11 Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis (Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli), Gadi Sagar & Museum, Sam Sand Dunes
13 Bikaner Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace
14 Mandawa Wonderful castle and magnificent Havelis

When To Go

Jan30%
Feb30%
Mar30%
Apr30%
May30%
Jun30%
Jul30%
Aug30%
Sep30%
Oct30%
Nov30%
Dec30%

Day 1 || 26 Feb|| Mon || Arrival Delhi

qutub-delhi
Upon arrival traditional welcome & transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 || 27 Feb|| Tues || Delhi

elhi

After breakfast at hotel start a combined city tour of old & New Delhi. Start from Red Fort (from outside only. It is closed on Mondays) built in red sandstone, Constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque and visit famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk. Enjoy rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk the transport of Old Era It is totally a different & unique experience to visit the Old Crowded Market where you can witness the lifestyle of the locals stays in this area. Also visit Raj Ghat cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi-father of the nation. After visiting Old Delhi monuments visit India Gate built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1st World War, drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House, the other government buildings also visit Sikh Shrine- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Humayun’s Tomb the mausoleum of emperor Humayun’s & Qutub Minar. Overnight at the hotel


Day 3 || 28 Feb|| Wed || Delhi-Agra (203 kms/4 hrs.)

JODHPUR

After breakfast drive to Agra; upon arrival check into hotel. In the afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Agra visiting world famous Taj Mahal- (closed on Fridays) built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaj. Continue onto Agra Fort-built by Mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in war. Overnight at hotel.

In the evening witness (optional) live show “Mohabbat the Taj (Replica of Taj)” will showcase the true & immortal love of Shah-e-Mahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal; through exciting and innovative presentation of a song and drama.


Day 4 || 01 Mar || Thu || Agra-Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur(235 kms/5 hrs.)

Mehrangarh-fort-museum.

Today early morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar’s court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation. Later proceed to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as ‘The Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. This Buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and is a feast for the eyes. Upon arrival check-in at hotel.

Experience the thrill of the Festival of Colours (Holi). Holika Dahan or the lighting of bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi. The night before full moon, on this day crowds of people gather together and light huge bonfires to burn the residual dried leaves and twigs of the winter.


Day 5 || 02 Mar || Fri || Jaipur …………Happy Holi

udaipur

After breakfast transfer to Khasa Kothi to celebrate the festival of color Holi. On this occasion Department of Tourism organizes Holi Festival so that foreign tourists can enjoy this colourful festival in a safe environment (free of cost) with live folk performances in the lawns of Khasa Kothi, Jaipur between 10.00 Am to 1.00 pm & dry colors, sweets will also be provided by the Rajasthan Tourism Department. People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colours on each other.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Note:
• Cover your skin with oil and wear clothes you can throw away.
• Female visitors to avoid venturing out alone during Holi.


Day 6 || 03 Mar|| Sat || Jaipur- Pushkar (144 kms/2 hrs. 30 min)

jagdish-temple

Morning after Breakfast visit Amer Fort & enjoy ride on a caparisoned elephant up to the Amber Fort established in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha dynasty. Within the Amber Fort are ornate palaces, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions & palaces & drive past the stunning artistry of the five-story façade of the Hawa Mahal. Afternoon visit the City Palace, the museum houses textiles, arms, carpets, paintings and manuscripts and other artistic paraphernalia & Astronomical observatory, built by Maharaja Jai Singh the founder of Jaipur, also visit Observatory & pass through Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Later drive to Pushkar, it is a holy place and is known as king of all ‘Tiraths’. A holy dip in this lake on Karthik Purnima is said to wash all the sins and leads to salvation, upon arrival check into hotel for overnight stay.


Day 7 || 04 Mar|| Sun || Pushkar – Udaipur (260 kms/5 hrs.)

pushkar
After breakfast at hotel visit Brahma temple & Pushkar Lake. Later continue drive to Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, means the ‘City of Sunrise’ has manifold attractions like imposing marble palaces, enchanting cool lakes, luxurious green gardens, and old temples. It has so many lakes and palaces that it is often called as the ‘City of Lakes and Palaces’. Upon arrival check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day8 || 05 Mar|| Mon || Udaipur

brahma-temple-pushkar

Morning after breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jagdish Temple, Maharana Jagat Singh built the Jagdish temple, which is in the centre of the old town and to the north of city palace, in 1651. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and has a shrine with a black stone image of lord Vishnu as Jagannath (Lord of the universe)., City palace & Museums and Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. This small ornamental garden has fountains, kiosks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool. In the evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.


Day9 || 06 Mar || Tue || Udaipur-Ranakpur-Jodhpur (290 kms/6 hrs.)

jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur; enroute visit Jain temples of Ranakpur. Jodhpur city at the edge of the Thar Desert was once the capital of the Marwar state. It was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajput. In Jodhpur; the genius of its sculptors comes to life in its exquisite palaces, forts, temples and Havelis, which stand as a testimony to the imperial grandeur. Upon arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.


Day10 || 07 Mar|| Wed|| Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (290 kms/6 hrs.)

Fatehpur-Sikri-agra

After breakfast proceed for half-day city tour of Jodhpur to visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival at Jaisalmer check-in to hotel. Jaisalmer Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. Jaisalmer was the last to sign the Instrument of Agreement with the British. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.


Day11 || 08 Mar|| Thu|| Jaisalmer

JODHPUR
Morning after breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis (Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli), Gadi Sagar & Museum. Afternoon return back to hotel & around 1600 Hrs again start Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes where you will enjoy an hour Camel Ride to see the sun set, return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day12 || 09 Mar|| Fri|| Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 kms/6 hrs.)

jhansi

In the afternoon drive to Bikaner, the old city is encircled by a seven km-long city wall with fine entrance gates, constructed in the 18th century. The city is mainly interesting for the superb large fort and palace, built of the same reddish-pink sandstone as Jaipur’s famous buildings. Overnight at the hotel.


Day13 || 10 Mar|| Sat|| Bikaner-Mandawa (205 kms/4 hrs.)

Khajuraho

After breakfast proceed for half-day city tour of Bikaner visit to Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace. Later drive to Mandawa, known throughout for its wonderful castle and magnificent Havelis, Mandawa gives the impression of living in the bygone era. Upon arrival check into hotel for overnight stay.


Day14 || 11 Mar || Sun|| Mandawa-Delhi-Depart ((265 kms/4 hrs.)

Fatehpur-Sikri-agra

After breakfast visit Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshmi Narayan Ladia Haveli and Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli. After visit drive to Delhi & transfer to international airport for onward journey…………….

Tour cost on per person basis:

All below mentioned cost is in EURO, Inclusive of all applicable taxes, nett payable to us & valid from 26 Feb 2018 till 11 Mar 2018 (All our services should finish on 11 Mar ‘18).

 No. of Pax  Tour cost

 

 Supplement for local guide  Supplement for entrance fee
02 Pax EURO 807 EURO 165 EURO 86
03 Pax EURO 765 EURO 110 EURO 86
04 Pax EURO 707 EURO 83 EURO 86
05 – 06 Pax EURO 733 EURO 83 EURO 86
07 – 08 Pax EURO 664 EURO 59 EURO 86
09 – 14 Pax EURO 702 EURO 46 EURO 86
Single room Supplement  EURO 447  -NA-  -NA-

Above tour cost includes:

  • Accommodation on twin share on BB basis for 13 nights /14 day basis as per the program.
  • All arrival/ departure transfers and all surface arrangements by Ac Tata Indigo for 02 Pax, Toyota Innova for 03 – 04 Pax, Tempo Traveler for 05 to 08 Pax and Ac Mini Coach for 09 – 14 Pax as per the itinerary above.
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
  • Battery bus (from parking to Taj Mahal) in Agra.
  • Holi Festival celebrations at Khasa Kothi in Jaipur.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Boat-ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Audio guide at Ranakpur Jain temples.
  • Camel ride on sand dunes in Jaisalmer.
  • All present applicable taxes.

Above mentioned supplement for local includes:

  1. Italian speaking local guide during city tour in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner as per program.
  2. English speaking local guide during city tour in Pushkar and Mandawa as per program.

Above mentioned supplement for entrance fee includes:

  1. Entrance fees at following monuments for one visit only:
CITY Monuments
Delhi Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb
Agra Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur Amber fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Observatory
Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon Ki Bari
Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Jaisalmer Jaisal Fort, Gadi Sagar Lake and Havelis.
Bikaner Junagarh and Jain Temples
Mandawa Havelis & Frescos

Above cost does not include:

  • All Airfares quoted separately.
  • Any airport taxes or Visa fee.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, meals, soft / hard drinks, tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at monuments.
  • All supplement quoted separately.
  • Any Porterage services at Apt/ Rly Stn.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.

Accommodation would be in below mentioned Hotels or Similar:

Name of CityName of Hotels

Delhi               Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar

Agra                Clarks Shiraz

Jaipur              Ramada Jaipur

Pushkar           Bhanwar Singh Palace

Udaipur           Ramada Udaipur

Jodhpur          Ferns Residency

Jaisalmer         Fort Rajwada

Bikaner          Lallgarh Palace

Mandawa       Castle Mandawa

Kindly note:

  1. In case the Hotel envisaged or normal categories of rooms are waitlisted/sold out, alternate hotels of similar category will be provided.
  1. The normal check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out time is 1200 Hrs at most of the hotels.
  1. All the prices we have quoted are in EURO and are valid from 26 Feb 2018 till 11 Mar 2018.
  1. The below quoted prices are inclusive of all current applicable taxes. Should there be any change in government taxes, the same will be intimate & charge extra, as applicable
  1. We have quoted you separate supplement for Italian failing English speaking local guideand entrance fee to monuments. Entrance fee to some monuments are subject to increase, as ASI (Archeological survey of India) is planning to increase the entrance fee at some of the monuments and we shall update you as & when we get update on this.

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