Holi – India’s most dazzling festival. Join us, and millions of people across the country, in this joyous spring celebration of color and the victory of good over evil.
Celebrated by throwing magnificently colored powders on family, friends, and for the mischievous at heart, strangers; Holi, the “Festival of Colors”, is one of India’s most adored festivals. Our Festival of Colors tour highlights the best of India’s “Golden Triangle” (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra) with the opportunity to join in this festive spring celebration.
|TOUR DATES||26 February – 5 March 2018|
|TOUR COST||A$1950 per person twin share
Single Supplement A$650
* Prices based on minimum 6 people with English speaking guide
|DURATION||8 days, 7 nights|
|Dates||26 Feb – 5 March 2017|
26 February 2018
27 February 2018
28 February 2018
1 March 2018
2 March 2018
Travel from Jaipur – Bharatpur, a historically significant medieval town with royal lineage dating back to 11th century AD. It’s an early start today as the festivities of Holi bring thousands of people into the streets in a dazzling display of colour and good cheer.
Today, Indians across the nation, largely regardless of religious affiliation, gather together with family, friends and neighbours to throw colorful powders, drench each other with water pistols, and splash coloured water as they gather in celebration of spring.
While the myths and legends that surround Holi differ around the country, the basic principle remains the same. Holi is meant to symbolise the triumph of good over evil, the importance of love and of happiness, and supports the formation of new friendships.
After hotel check-in in Bharatpur and lunch, you can watch or participate in the Holi celebrations taking place on the hotel lawn. For those eager to join in, we’ll provide white kurta pyjamas (Holi traditional wear) and organic colours for you to throw. After the fun of the festivities we visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park by bicycle rickshaw, a bird sanctuary known for its 230 species that flock there throughout the year. We’ll spend the duration of the day birdwatching and enjoying the verdant habitat. Overnight: Bharatpur
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4 March 2018
5 March 2018
Pickup and drop off Delhi airport
7 nights’ accommodation and breakfast
Internal transfers by train from Delhi to Jaipur and car from Jaipur to Delhi
Local English speaking guide in Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur and Jaipur
Return airfares to India
Visa on arrival costs
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Compulsory insurance of any kind