Incredible Holi in India

Incredible Holi - 06 Days / 07 Nights

Destination covered: Mumbai - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur

In the month of Phalgun, Holi is celebrated on full-moon day in various parts of India. This colorful festival is unique in its own way due to the fact that whole country participates in it in same spirit. All the folks put on festive look and the markets are crowded as people start shopping in regard of the preparations for the festival. The shops present various hues of gulal and abeer, as well as modernly designed pichkaris are also displayed at the shops in order to tempt the kids, who love to soak their friends with the colorful water.

Holi in Delhi

Women in the family get all geared up preparing mouthwatering delicacies such as gujiya, mathri, papri, papads, potato chips, etc. The preparation of food items depends on the tradition and culture followed at a given place. Holi, which is also referred as Basant Utsav in rural India, is one of the most-loved festivals, which is not only celebrated in India but all around the globe. This is the day of victory of good over evil, hence on this very day people let go of all the grudges and come together to get drenched in the colors of love and joy.

On the day of Holi, everyone wants to be the first one to color their loved ones and once people are done apply the colors, sweets are offered and savored on. Holi songs are played as well as at some places small plays are organized which epitomize the spirit of Holi.

Itinerary Details
Holi in Jaipur
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, our representative will receive you from the airport, from where you’ll be taken to the hotel. Spend your night resting in hotel room.

Day 2: Delhi
Start your Delhi tour taking pleasure in rickshaw ride through the historical Red Fort, and from there your next destination would be the famous market of Chandni Chowk, where you can buy number of goods. Next it’s time for Jama Masjid, which was built in 1658 and Raj Ghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. By the afternoon, you’ll be enjoying the sights of Presidential Palace and India Gate. Humayoun Tomb and Qutub Minar will put an end to your Delhi tour. Spend your night resting in hotel room.

Day 3: Delhi-Agra Start Agra journey by car in early morning. Agra is at the distance of 230 kilometers from Delhi. Check-in to hotel, upon arrival in Delhi. Next you’ll be served breakfast. In afternoon, you’ll be taken for trip to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, two major offerings of the city.

Description: In the span of 22 years (1631-1653) Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, as it was the last wish of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. In those ancient days, 20 thousand laborers were hired and 32 crore rupees were spent in the construction of Taj Mahal, which is counted amongst the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 4: Agra-Jaipur
Take on morning drive to Jaipur, which is at the distance of 250kms from Agra. Enroute take a halt and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1569. Also visit the renowned creations such as Birbal Bhawan, Jodha Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Shaikh Salim Chisti. Carry on with drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in to hotel. Spend your afternoon at leisure and then rest overnight in your hotel room.

Day 5: Jaipur
After breakfast in hotel room, you’ll be visiting Amber Fort, which is situated on the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy the elephant ride and spend your morning exploring the marvelous fort. In afternoon travel around the city and relish its beautiful creations. City Palace is one of the sights which you’ll love visiting as it is this place where the royal family resides. Apart from the few rooms, rest ones are open for visitors. The palace has wonderful architecture and displays old & royal weapons as well as charismatic paintings.

Holi in Agra

Next on the list is Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, which has 953 small windows. This palace was built for royal Rajput women to admire the outside world through the windows, as they couldn’t go in public. Then is excursion to Jantar-Mantar Observatory where you can admire countless astronomical instruments and Jal Mahal, where you will love the royal treatment.

Once the sightseeing is done, go to Chaugan stadium to get entertained watching the Elephant festival and in evening watch the Holika Dahan in City Palace. Head to hotel and rest overnight there.

Day 6: Jaipur – Holi Festival
Spend this day of Holi enjoying. You’ll be provided with color powder and pichkari so that you can take part in the festival and enjoy your time. Spend the night resting in hotel room.

Day 7: Jaipur – Drop at Delhi
After breakfast, drive to Delhi, which is at the distance of 280kms from Jaipur. Later on you’ll be transferred to international airport to catch flight back home.

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