Holi Festival of Colors Tour in India – 11 Days

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DELHI-AGRA-TAJ MAHAL- JAIPUR –PUSHKAR-UDAIPUR-RANAKPUR
HOLI FESTIVAL TIMELINE – February 26 – March 8, 2015

Holi celebration takes place with lots of joy and verve throughout the country. The Holi celebration has its celebrative origins in India, particularly with dance, food, music and lots of colors. The enthusiasm of the people reaches its peak and matches with the nature which is in full bounty at the time of Holi.

Ideally, the joyous festival of Holi is meant to celebrate the arrival of “Spring” while the colors used in Holi are to reflect of the various hues of spring season.

HOLIKA DAHAN
HolikaDahan or the lighting of bonfire takes place on the eve of Holi. The day is also popularly called ‘Chhoti Holi’ or the ‘Small Holi’. The bigger event – play with the color takes place on the next ‘big’ day. It is an extremely popular tradition and is celebrated with fervor all across the country and is symbolic of triumph of good over evil. There are numerous legends associated with this ancient tradition and it is difficult to pin-point as to when actually the tradition started.

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  • Day 1 : Arrive in Delhi.
  • Day 2 : DELHI-AGRA DRIVE (205 Kilometers / 4 hours)
  • Day 3 : AGRA-JAIPUR DRIVE (240 Kilometers / 5 Hours)
  • Day 4 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 5 : JAIPUR -UDAIPUR DRIVE (400 Kilometers / 7 Hours)
  • Day 6 : UDAIPUR
  • Day 7 : UDAIPUR EXCURSION
  • Day 8 : UDAIPUR-PUSHKAR Drive (290 Kilometers / 6 Hrs)
  • Day 9 : PUSHKAR
  • Day 10 : PUSHKAR - DELHI TRAIN (15:45 Hrs / 22:40 Hrs)
  • Day 11 : DELHI SIGHSEEING DEPARTURE
Day
1

Arrive in Delhi.

Arrive in Delhi.

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
2

DELHI-AGRA DRIVE (205 Kilometers / 4 hours)

• Breakfasts • Proceed to Agra. • Refresh at the hotel. • Visit the Agra Fort. • Witness the Taj Mahal at sunset across the river.

Meal

B

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

4 hrs

Distance

205 km

Day
3

AGRA-JAIPUR DRIVE (240 Kilometers / 5 Hours)

• Visit the Taj Mahal. • Breakfast • Drive to Jaipur. • En route - visit Fatehpur Sikri -The • Continue driving towards Jaipur. • Arrive and check in to the hotel.

Meal

B

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

5 hrs

Distance

240 km

Day
4

JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

• Breakfast at the hotel. • Proceed to Amber fort. Elephant rides. • Return back to Jaipur city for sightseeing of other prominent monuments. Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum,Jantar Mantar, • Visit the famous rug factory and gem factory.

Meal

B

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
5

JAIPUR -UDAIPUR DRIVE (400 Kilometers / 7 Hours)

• Breakfast. • Proceed to Udaipur. • Visit Chittorgarh Fort. [OPTIONAL]

Meal

B

Time

7 hrs

Distance

400 km

Day
6

UDAIPUR

• Breakfast at the hotel. • Proceed to a city tour of Udaipur. • Sightseeing - The City Palace and Museum is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. • Late afternoon enjoy a boat-ride on Lake Pichola (Optional) Visit many Ghats (banks) used for washing, bathing etc and enjoy the excellent views of Lake Palace and City Palace. OPTIONAL - In evening enjoy a cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Havlei.

Meal

B

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
7

UDAIPUR EXCURSION

• Leave from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh fort. • Visit the Jain temple at Ranakpur. • Lunch at a vegetarian restaurant. • Drive back to Udaipur.

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
8

UDAIPUR-PUSHKAR Drive (290 Kilometers / 6 Hrs)

• Leave for Pushkar, • Visit the Pushkar Town.

Time

6 hrs

Distance

290 km

Day
9

PUSHKAR

• Festival of colors (Holi) • In the evening, stroll through the colorful bazaar and visit the Brahma Temple. • Enjoy the sunset at holy lake.

Day
10

PUSHKAR - DELHI TRAIN (15:45 Hrs / 22:40 Hrs)

• Enjoy your free morning in Pushkar and • Afternoon - catch a train from Ajmer (11 Kms from Pushkar) to Delhi which leaves at 15:45 hrs and arrives in Delhi at 22:40 Hrs at night. • Overnight stay at a hotel in Delhi.

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

15.45-22.40 hrs

Day
11

DELHI SIGHSEEING DEPARTURE

• City tour of Delhi. Visit India gate, Humayun Tomb, Lodhi garden and drive by the Parliament house and the Presidential building. • Afternoon - catch your flight for your destination. • DEPARTURE.

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  • Hotels would be in (3) three star category and heritage hotels in Rajasthan.
  •  Accommodations on the basis of twin share basis.
  •  Includes breakfast.
  •  Private AC car / Bus for entire tour.
  •  Train ticket - AC chair class from Pushkar (Ajmer) – Delhi. -
  •  Service of English speaking tour Guide for the entire tour.
  •  All applicable taxes.

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  •  All Flight fares.
  •  Indian Visa.
  •  All Entrance Fee (USD 60 per person)
  •  All meals except breakfast.
  •  Elephant ride at Amber fort ($20)
  •  Hire your own car. [OPTIONAL]
  •  Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur ($10)
  •  Photo and Camera Fees.
  •  Expenses of personal nature -bar, laundry, phone, etc.
  •  Tips and gratitude’s for guides and drivers.

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