8 days, 7 nights
Duration

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
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DestinationIndia
Groupsize10
Dates26 Feb – 5 March 2018
Day 1

26 February 2018

Arrive at Delhi International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Welcome to Incredible India. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure. Overnight: Delhi
Day 2

27 February 2018

Visit the wonders of New Delhi – Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Rajpath and Secretariat Buildings, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum. Afternoon shopping at one of Delhi’s bustling outdoor bazaars. Tonight, we enjoy a Welcome (Namaste) Dinner at a restaurant specialising in Indian cuisine. Overnight: Delhi
Day 3

28 February 2018

Late morning we drive from Delhi to Agra, home of the majestic Taj Mahal.  Upon arrival in Agra we visit the impressive Agra Fort before touring the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in fond memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal has been described as the most extravagant monument to love ever built and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols. Overnight: Agra
Day 4

1 March 2018

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is India’s most-photographed monument, and today you’ll see why. Built between 1632 and 1653 in memory of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife, the Taj Mahal is world-renowned and widely admired.

After the Taj, return to your hotel for breakfast and travel to Jaipur, the Pink City by car reaching the capital of Rajasthan in the mid afternoon.

You’ll  have the rest of the afternoon to explore Jaipur Bazaar.  Overnight Jaipur

Day 5

2 March 2018

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 breakfast, you can watch or participate in the Holi celebrations taking place on the hotel lawn. For those eager to join in, we’ll provide organic colours for you to throw.  Overnight Jaipur

Day 6

3 March 2018

On your third day in Jaipur, you’ll visit the magnificent Amber Fort as a group. Amber fort was built in 1592; and it has seen  renovations and improvements for over two centuries! Its name is said to derive from the many jewels that are used for decoration inside…see for yourself!

Afternoon visit to Hawa Mahal, City Palace and colourful bazaars of Jaipur.

Day 7

4 March 2018

After breakfast, we return to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free to relax or independently explore more of Delhi. Overnight Delhi.
Day 8

5 March 2018

Our tour concludes after breakfast. Bid phir milenge (Until we meet again)  or continue onwards to another exotic destination in India. We transfer you to the airport for your onward international or domestic flight.

INCLUDES

7 nights’ accommodation with breakfast

Following transportation by Toyota Innova Car or similar

  • Pickup/drop off from Delhi airport
  • Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Delhi tour

Entrance Fees at Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

Local Guides in Delhi x1, Agra x2 and Jaipur x2

English speaking guide throughout tour

EXCLUDES

International airfares

Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs

Tipping

Lunch and Dinners

Camera and Video entry charges local sights

Compulsory insurance of any kind

 

Optional Extras

  • Elephant Washing/Ride
  • Rikshaw ride in Jaipur
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