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On the inspiring cultural podium called India, Holi is indeed a stellar performance. A fascinating ballad with colors flowing like magic and high-spirited people setting new standards of fun and energy, this Festival of Colors is a unique spectacle eyes rarely view on this planet. While the Holi fever grips the whole of India, the real passion is witnessed in the royal state of Rajasthan where the already richly-colored canvases turn into grand hosts for the festivity. It is that time of the year when the winter prepares to bid adieu and spring begins to descend in all its elegance. Heaps of color powders dominate the traditional handicrafts bazaars across Rajasthan’s historical cities and there is an extraordinary exuberance in the atmosphere that seems to overwhelm your senses. And the irresistible aromas of season’s delicacies further enforce you to surrender and become an ardent follower of the festival forever. By choosing this unmatched festival tour in India, you have played the best bet of your life as you are about to unveil the architectural wonders of Rajasthan while experiencing the entertaining spirit of Holi.
Board the scheduled flight to India’s national capital Delhi. On arrival, our representative welcomes and escorts you to the booked hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Kick start the day with breakfast and get set for the sightseeing tour of Delhi, India’s seat of power for centuries. Adorned in their individual ways by different dynasties and empires, the city is an amalgamation of spectacular architectures and historical sites. Explore the charming Old Delhi through the sprawling Red Fort Complex, the amazingly calm Jama Masjid and the heart-warming resting place of Mahatma Gandhi called Raj Ghat. Feel the pleasure of discovering the World Heritage Sites of Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar and have a glimpse of the modern structures like Secretariat, President’s House, Lotus Temple and India Gate. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Your introduction with Rajasthan begins as you leave for Mandawa after breakfast. Located in the Shekhawati Region, it is indeed an open art gallery with historical mansions (havelis) flaunting enchanting paintings and frescos. Transfer to the booked hotel on arrival and enjoy an unforgettable expedition through these marvelous structures. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Leave Mandawa after breakfast and reach Bikaner. This 15th century city is packed with inimitable forts, palaces and temples and is also famous for its trademark Bikaneri snacks and sweets savored across the world. Check in at the booked hotel and relax before we take you to the invincible Junagarh Fort which hosts numerous palaces, temples and museums. Later, visit the Camel Research Centre to learn about some of the world’s best camel breeds. If time allows, you may explore other sites like Lalgarh Fort and Laxmi Niwas Palace of your own. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Travel from Bikaner to Jodhpur after breakfast. Known as the ‘Sun City’ for the forever brightly shining sun and the ‘Blue City’ for the stunningly blue-painted houses, Jodhpur is one of the most-visited places in India. Huge fort complexes, beautiful palaces and scenic lakes adorn the city’s landscape. Transfer directly to the booked hotel for night stay.
Have your breakfast and don’t waste even a moment to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort which rises like a crown over an extended hillock. Explore the striking artistic work at the fort’s palaces like Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal and admire the rich royal collections. Later, visit the fabulous site of Jaswant Thada, where royal cenotaphs in white marble adorn a lakeside like gems. If time allows, visit other popular sites like Umaid Bhawan Palace and Balsamand Lake of your own. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Post breakfast, start the drive to Udaipur and stop at Ranakpur for something truly out-of-this-world. The exquisitely carved Jain Temple of Ranakpur is purely a treat to eyes as this glorious marble structure stands aesthetically with beautiful domes, turrets, pillars and several other astounding features. Continue to Udaipur and check in at the booked hotel on arrival for night stay.
After breakfast, you will join us on a memorable sightseeing tour of Udaipur, popular as the ‘City of Lakes’, the most romantic city of India and “Kashmir of Rajasthan’. The city owes its splendor to the picturesque lakes which host imposing palaces at shores and on islands. Visit the huge City palace Complex on the bank of Lake Pichola and discover a fairy-tale world of royals through beautiful palaces and exhibits. Later, explore the magnetic architecture of Jagdish Temple and know how the queens spent time with their maids at the majestic garden called Saheliyon ki Bari. The highlight of the day is an exhilarating boat ride on Lake Pichols witnessing the enthralling sunset behind Aravalli Hills. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Get ready after breakfast as we leave for Chittorgarh. Telling the tales of romance, bravery and sacrifices, Chittorgarh Fort is India’s largest and will leave you bowled-over with its existence. Explore the top attractions like Vijay Stambh, Padmini’s Palace and more. Overnight stay at hotel in Chittorgarh.
Begin the trip to Bundi after breakfast and transfer to the booked hotel on arrival. Known for a series of incredible step-wells (called baoris), Bundi is also home to timeless forts and palaces. Explore Taragarh Fort which offers spectacular views of the city. Wander through the local bazaars and if time permits, visit Bundi Palace, Rani Ji ki Baori and other attractions. Overnight stay at Bundi.
Today, you will visit the state capital Jaipur after breakfast. Painted in pink at the turn of the 19th century, the city is indeed the perfect destination to celebrate the festival of Holi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and get ready for sightseeing after brief relaxation. Start with City Palace where some great royal collections and wonderful structures will leave you speechless. Later, visit the world-famous astronomical observatory called Jantar Mantar and also explore the honeycomb like façade of the elegant Hawa Mahal. Watch the preparations of Holi and bazaars bustling with all possible colors. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Be a part of the very entertaining Elephant Festival, one of the many unusual ways of celebrating Holi in Rajasthan. Watch as the elephants embellished with colorful rugs and beautiful jewelry ramp-walk in the procession along with decorated horses and camels and energetic music players and folk dancers. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Visit Beawar about 185 km. from Jaipur and witness another interesting Holi celebrations idea. Be a part of the procession called ‘Baadshah ki Sawaari’ in which a chosen Baadshah (king) throws colors on the public from an elephant’s back while music and dance are performed in the background. The act reenacts the gesture of Raja Todarmal, who appointed as the king for few hours by Mughal Emperor Akbar, distributed royal treasures among public in the same way on the occasion of Holi. You may also watch Koda Maar Holi in which men, who throw water on women, are beaten by the latter, creating an amusing scene for the spectators. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort located on a hilltop after breakfast. You will be thrilled to watch the stupendous landscapes from the top. Explore the outstanding structures and the astonishing mirror work in the premises. Later, get ready for the drive to Agra. On the way, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site, built by Akbar as his capital to honor the Sufi Saint Salim Chishti. The city, abandoned soon due to water scarcity, boasts of eye-catching marble and red sandstone structures like tombs, mosques, palaces, halls and massive gateways. Continue to Agra and check in at the booked hotel on arrival for night stay.
Today, you will not wait a minute to visit the white marble beauty – Taj Mahal. Built as a symbol of love by Mughal emperor Shahjahan for his dead wife Mumtaz Mahal, it is aptly included in the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore it from every possible angle and you will be left dumbstruck. Later, visit the equally majestic Agra Fort built in red sandstone. Finally, your trip back to Delhi begins in the afternoon. On arrival, check in at the booked hotel for night stay.
Have breakfast and transfer to the airport to board the flight back to home. The tour ends here.
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