Holi - the celebration of colors is one of the most popular festivals of the country. Holi festival has a very old origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The colorful festival connections the social break and make good sweet relationships. Holi Festival of India is held every year in the period between February - March.
Holi Festival Tour
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi :Flight to Delhi. On arrival in India you will be greeted and escorted by Indo Asia Tour's Executive to your hotel. Check in time 1200 hrs noontime. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi:After breakfast visit Red Fort* – the 17th century imposing fortress, the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India's largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer and Raj Ghat –Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial. In the afternoon visit New Delhi. You will drive past President's Palace and India Gate (42m high), built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. Later visit Humayun's Tomb, and the Qutub Minar, the highest sands stone minaret in the world (73 meters). Overnight at the hotel.
** Red Fort is closed on Mondays
Day 03 -Delhi - Agra (Approx. – 205 Kms / 04 Hrs):After breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra check in at the hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal (1631-1653), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Later visit Agra Fort (Fort and Palace) situated on the west bank of the river Jamuna Also enjoy Tonga ride in Agra. Overnight at the hotel.
IMP: TAJ MAHAL REMAINS CLOSED ON FRIDAY.
Day 04 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (Approx. 232 Kms / 05 Hrs): After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The Mughals later abandoned this city for lack of water. Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jaipur in the 18th century. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of a richly colorful state. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1853. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 - Jaipur :After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Shahpura Haveli (50 kms from Jaipur) to celebrate holi. Holi Music and dance will take around the Garden. Enjoy the festival and then have lunch at Shahpura Haveli itself. Post celebrations transfer back to hotel in Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 - Jaipur: After breakfast, half-day excursion trip takes you to Amber Fort with Elephant/Jeep ride. En route, make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). In the afternoon visit the "Pink City" of Jaipur. You will visit City Palace, and Royal Observatory (Jantar Manter-1728-34). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 - Jaipur - Jodhpur (Approx. – 331 Kms / 06-07 Hrs):After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at the hotel. Later visit city of Jodhpur, it is the second largest city of Rajasthan, built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he shifted his capital from Mandore. You will visit Mehrangarh Fort situated on a 37m-sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (Approx. 265 Kms / 05 Hrs): After breakfast drive to Udaipur. En-route visit Ranakpur, the wonderful 3 temples of the Jain sect dating back to the 14th/15th century. The unforgettable main Temple dedicated to Adinatha the first Tirthankar (1439) built in marble took 65 years to complete. It is one of the five holy Jain pilgrimage centres, and has one of the best temple complexes. Udaipur is considered to be a romantic city - with its lakes, gardens, temples and palaces - an Oasis in the Thar Desert. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the ARAVALLIS. On arrival in Udaipur, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 09 - Udaipur :After breakfast visit the City Palace built on the bank of the Pichola Lake, by Maharana Udai Singh in 1570. The Jagdish Temple – (1651) a fine example of the Nagara style of temple arhitecture. Sahelion-ki Bari an ornamental pleasure garden specially made for the ladies of the palace in the 18th century. It has beautiful fountains, trees and flowers. Afternoon enjoy public boat ride on the Pichola Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Udaipur – Delhi Depart: In time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi and connect flight for onward journey.
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