Visiting : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur
Duration : 10 Nights/11 Days
21st to 31st March 2021
India is synonymous of colours, passion and spirituality. The vibrant different cultures and colours can also be felt in its many festivals being celebrated all across. The festivals in India are celebrated for various reasons based upon history, rituals, traditions, monsoon and legends while many express devotion to deities of different religion. However, there is one thing common in all festivals in India is that all are celebrated wholeheartedly and with high spirit. Festivals in India are vibrant, loud and colourful.
The most famous colourful festival in India is Holi celebrated more vibrantly in North India. Though the tradition of Holi celebration started from Mathura and Vrindaban when Lord Krishna celebrated Holi with his beloved Radha, the festival also has many other legends associated with it. One of the most believed legend is the killing of demon Hiranyakashyap by his own son Prahalad with the help of Holika, the sister of the demon.
Holi is popularly known as the Indian “festival of spring”, the “festival of colours”, or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. Holi is usually celebrated for two days in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun. Holi celebrations start on the night before with Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi or Colourful Holi– a free-for-all festival of colours,where people smear each other with colours. Anyone and everyone is fair game. Social gaps disappear when friends or strangers, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders all come together to celebrate this colourful day of Holi.
We invite you to combine your next travel to India with the celebrations of the Festival of Colours in most Colourful state of Rajasthan in India where traditions and royal glory meet in riot of colours against the vast back-drop of royal City Palace of Udaipur. It is none other than Udaipur where His Highness Maharaja of Udaipur celebrate the festival of Holika Dahan, along with his family, friends and guests, in his private palace – The City palace of Udaipur. Maharaja celebrates this festivals with royal legacy, splendor and tradition. You will be mesmerized to be a part of this royal celebration in City Palace of Udaipur. The festival starts with the arrival procession of Maharaja followed by fire in holy Holika and ends with traditional festive dances.
Following day, on the day of Colurful Holi, celebrate this festival with people of Udaipur when they gather to smear colours on each other at Jagdish Temple. Be assured that this will be a never forgettable, enchanting and exuberant experience.
During this journey you will also be visiting historical city of Jodhpur founded in 1459 AD by Maharaja Rao Jodha of princely state of Marwar rises proud with its mythical past and beautiful palaces, fort, havelis, buzzing markets yet wrapping everything around to very essence of Thar Desert. Live vivid experiences when you visit famous Golden Triangle of India. Delhi (the capital of India) is an amalgamation of old and new, Agra is the city of world famous Taj Mahaland Jaipur or Pink City (the capital of Rajasthan)founded in 1727 AD is known for its regal splendors of palaces and forts.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary. We will be happy to customize a travel plan for your specific preferences and number of days available. Please feel free to write us with your preferences and we will make a special programme exclusively for you.
10 Nights 11 Days
21 March 2021: Arrive at New Delhi International Airport
Arrive Delhi International airport. Our representative shall be meet you upon arrival for further transfer to your chosen hotel for overnight.If time permit, after relax at the hotel, start your tour of Delhi by visiting Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple) in the centre of Delhi. A beautiful white building flanked with a golden dome has a pool (sarovar) inside the complex is one of the main worship place for Sikhs.Overnight at hotel.
22 March 2021: Delhi
After breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi visiting the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India completed in1658 by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal, rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of ChandniChowk and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. Later after lunch in your hotel or at a local restaurant, drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Edwin Lutyens including the India Gate& the Presidential Palace. visit 72.5 meters tall towering minaret of QutabMinar, tallest minaret in Asia isa UNESCO World Heritage Site. In-time transfer to New Delhi airport for flight to Udaipur. Transfer to your hotel and overnight.
23 March 2021: <strong>Drive from Delhi to Agra en-route visiting</strong> <strong>Akshardham Temple (225 Kms/06 Hours including en-route visits</strong>
After breakfast, Drive to Agra en-route visiting Swaminarayan Akshardham temple, unique example of 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breath taking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. Arrive Agra and after check-in at your hotel, visit Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daullah or Baby Taj constructed in white marble is a jewelery box shaped building and is the first building constructed in white marble. Overnight at hotel.
24 March 2021: Agra
Wake-up early to visit the most beautiful and architectural marvel in white marble – Taj Mahal at sunrise which is quite simply one of mankind’s most remarkable creations. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is often referred as Romance in White Marble. Return to hotel by Tonga (horse cart). Post breakfast, visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort built in 1565 AD and houses many fairy-tale palaces and royal pavilions. Visit a rural village near Agra and learn how life is dependent on agriculture and cattle. Experience the roti (Indian bread) making in the kitchen of a village house along with milking of buffalo by hand. The girls of the village will be happy to make a rangoli (you can also learn it) to welcome you. Later in evening, watch Taj Mahal at sunset from Mehtab Bagh from opposite side of Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh was also one of the last eleven Mughal gardens. Overnight at hotel.
25 March 2020; Drive from Agra to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur with en-route stop at Fatehpur Sikri which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site the deserted red sandstone capital city built by Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. There are many architectural specimens in palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri. Also visit centuries old step well Chand Baori at small village of Abhaneri. Arrive Jaipur or Pink City and check-in at hotel. Later experience evening Puja in Birla Temple built in white marble at the base of Moti Dungri hill in Jaipur. Overnight at your hotel.
26 March 2021: Jaipur
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Amer Fort on top of a hill at outskirts of Jaipur. This 16th century majestic fort was the capital of Rajputs till 1727 AD when the capital was shifted to Jaipur. Amer Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many palaces with beautiful paintings, squares and terraces with balconies. Best way to reach to Amer Fort is on the back of an elephant. Visit City Palace built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh as residence for the royal family members. The palace complex today has several buildings, courtyards and museum. Exquisite carpets, bright Rajput weapons and delicate clothes, ornamented palanquins will remind you of the grandeur of this princely era of India. Adjoining to City Palace is Observatory or Jantar Mantar which is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visits in Jaipur city, you shall also be passing through Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal constructed in 1799 with 953 small windows, called Jharokas, decorated by intricate lattice work (jali or screen). Walk through the colourful buzzing markets of Jaipur before attending a private cooking class in an old heveli where the ladies of the house will help you learn the recipes of Indian food. You will also enjoy the dinner cooked by you. Overnight at hotel.
27 March 2020: Jaipur - Jodhpur by Train
Take an early morning train at 06:00 AM to Jodhpur. Travel by a train in India is always an amazing experience as one get to see people from all different parts of the country and culture in one short journey. Arrive Jodhour at 11:00 AM and transfer to your hotel. Later in afternoon ,visit mighty Mehrangarh Fort atop a hill built in 1459 AD by founder of the city Maharaja Rao Jodha. The fort complex has many palaces with intricate carving on stone and expansive courtyards. Jaswant Thada is the cenotaph in Jodhpur built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and serves as cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar or Jodhpur. The cenotaph is built out of intricately carved sheets of white marble. The museum and the vintage car collection in majestic, elegant, luxurious Umaid Bhawan Palace exhibits collection of personal artifects of royal families of Jodhpur. Later walk in the old Sardar Market of Jodhpur set around Clock Tower. Overnight at hotel.
28 March 2021: Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples followed by Holika Dahan en City Palace of Udaipur
After breakfast at your hotel,
After breakfast at hotel, drive to another regal city of Rajasthan-Udaipur which was the capital of the princely state of Marwar. En-route visit Jain temples at Ranakpur built in while marble with intricate carvings on its pillars and walls. Arrive Udaipur and check-in at your hotel.
Later in evening, get ready to be the part of royal legacy, splendours and tradition when High Highness Maharaja of Udaipur along with his family in royal attire and legacy will celebrate the festival of Holika Dahan in the gardens of his own private palace-City Palace of Udaipur. Return mesmerized to your hotel in late evening. Overnight at hotel.
29 March 2021: Udaipur - Festival of Holi
Today is Holi, the festival of colours. After breakfast, get yourself ready in traditional Indian dresses provided by us to you. Immerse in colours of enchanting love and affection when you visit famous Jagdish Temple where people of Udaipur gather to celebrate this grand festival of colours. Smear organic colours and paint the faces. Celebrate the festival to its true spirit. Return to hotel around noon. Take shower and relax. Later in evening, visit an Indian house to learn about the recipes of festival day when the ladies of the home give you a Cooking class. Enjoy your self-cooked dinner and return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
30 March 2021: Udaipur
After breakfast, visit impressive City Palace of Udaipur on the shore of Lake Pichola constructed by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1599 AD. Today the palace complex houses different galleries showcasing the legacy and grandeur of the erstwhile princely state of Udaipur. Visit to Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD and is an extra ordinarily decorated with ornate and intricate carvings. The interiors of the Bagore-Ki-Haveli are embellished with intricate and fine mirror work. The Chambers of the Royal Ladies still bear fine frescoes of the Mewari style and there are glorious coloured-glass windows. Sahelion-Ki-Bari or Garden of maids was built from 1710 to 1734 by for the royal ladies. In a delicate enclosure adorned with water lilies and elephants carved in stone gives a feeling of enjoying a wonderful haven of peace. Later at sunset, take a boat ride in man made Lake Pichola and admire the beauty of palaces and island hotels of Udaipur. Overnight at hotel.
31 March 2021: Flight from Udaipur to Delhi Airport for onward flight to home
After breakfast , in-time transfer to Udaipur airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi airport and connect to onward International flight to home.
|CITY||NIGHTS||5* HOTELS||5* HOTELS|
|DELHI||02||The Lalit New Delhi||The Lalit New Delhi|
|UDAIPUR||03||Trident Udaipur||Trident Udaipur|
|JODHPUR||01||Taj HariMahal Hotel||Taj HariMahal Hotel|
|JAIPUR||02||Trident Jaipur||Trident Jaipur|
|AGRA||02||Trident Agra||Trident Agra|
Cost for the travel: USD 2450 Per person
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