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Holi Festival Tour

Namaste Nomad / Holi Festival Tour

Holi Festival Tour

€1400 per person

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. Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country. For, the festival is celebrated by non-Hindus also as everybody like to be a part of such a colouful and joyous festival. Also, the tradition of the Holi is that even the enemies turn friends on Holi and forget any feeling of hardship that may be present. Besides, on this day people do not differentiate between the rich and poor and everybody celebrate the festival together with a spirit of bonhomie and brotherhood.

In the evening people visit friends and relatives and exchange gifts, sweets and greetings. This helps in revitalizing relationships and strengthening emotional bonds between people.

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Delhi
  • Included
    Holi Festival Tour
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Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Namaste Nomad team will be there to greet you and transfer to hotel, evening tour briefing and dinner. Delhi- The political capital of India, Delhi. Reflecting the many colors and flavors of India’s eclectic composition, contemporary Delhi is one where you will be inspired, amazed, fascinated and impressed at every corner, there we will stop before flying back home for shopping and sightseeing.
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Day 2: Delhi - Agra
After Breakfast we take our privet cab to Agra and check in to the hotel and refresh before taking walk to famous Agra fort, we can witness amazing jwels The Taj Mahal at sun set across the river. (4 Hours Drive) Agra, the greatest centers of art, culture, trade and learning, especially during the 16th and early 17th centuries. The foundations of the first formal Persian garden were laid here on the banks of the River Yamuna by the Emperor Babar. The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, Sikandra, is also located here, just outside the main city. With its majestic monuments and rich arts and crafts, Agra leaves a lasting impression on all who visit it. Million of visitors comes every year in Agra to witness the love story monument The Taj mahal.
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Day 3: Agra - Jaipur
We wake early morning at 5 am and walk to Taj Mahal to witness sunrise and peaceful view of Taj. Also early morning there won’t be too busy as in the afternoon. After visiting Taj we will be back to the hotel and have breakfast the take drive toward another colorful city Jaipur. On the way we can visit fatehpur sikri(victory fort) Evening we will arrive very authentic palace type hotel, traditional rajasthani dinner,Music and dances. Jaipur, the city of Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Jaipur, which literally means ‘The City of Victory’, was founded in 1727 A.D by the great Kachhawah Raja Sawai Jai Singh II who lived from 1700 - 1747 A.D. This ruler was a great builder, a poet and an astronomer, and to celebrate his multi-faceted personality, it was decided that the city should also be named after him. Under his guidance and patronage, the talented architect Vidyadhar designed this beautiful township, giving shape to his creativity and imaginative aspirations. The resultant city that emerged came to be known as Jaipur, and became a jewel in india, going on to become the State Capital Rajesthan.
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Day 4: Jaipur Holy – Celebration
There is Elephant festival in Jaipur but NAMASTE NOMAD don’t support animal uses in festival so we will take you to different place for Holi color festival party. In the morning of Holi, Rajasthan Tourism organizes a special celebration for visitors. It's held on the lawns of its Khasa Kothi hotel, Road (we don't need to be a hotel guest to take part). There aren't any elephants at the event but it features local Rajasthani folk music and the throwing of colors and celebrate with locals. We will provide tickets its include five bags of organic colored powder, water, snacks, elephant feeding and photography, music, rain dance, Indian food, and Indian games. Expect to pay 15 Euro per person.
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Day 5: Jaipur to Puskar
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the holy city Pushkar. This afternoon you will visit, The Man Mahal, The Brahama Temple-It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway, is a beautiful statue of a Hans or goose - the celestial of Lord Brahma. Overnight at hotel in Puskar.( you will experience lots people still playing with color so expected to be a colorful day again)
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Day 6: Jaipur
Rest clean and shopping day, relax in the pool after last night Holi party.
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Day 7: Ajmer
This morning after breakfast visit the Dargah Khwaja Sahib, one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. Thereafter proceed to Udaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Late afternoon enjoy a two hour boat-ride on Lake Pichola and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. Overnight at hotel, traditional dinner.
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Day 8: Udaipur City Tour
Today explore this beautiful city visiting The City Palace and Museum, it is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jadish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari a small ornamental garden. In the evening take a walking tour through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner. Return to hotel for overnight stay. OPTIONAL - In evening enjoy a cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Havlei.
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Day 9: Udaipur village experience
This little crafts village is really worth a visit. It gives a glimpse of life in rural Rajasthan India that may not usually be seen. The artisans are from Rajasthan, Gujarat & Maharashtra, and their wares are for sale. I found that watching the work that went into the making of these items that were being sold really deserves more recognition and appreciation. The mirror work clothing, and the sculptures are very special.
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Day 10: Transport to Airport and fly back to Delhi
We do last shopping in Delhi today and off course last dinner Together before coming to home.
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Day 11: Delhi preparation for departure
Afternoon - catch your flight for your destination.

PRICE INCLUDES

Hotels would be in (3) three star category and heritage hotels in Rajasthan.

Accommodations on the basis of twin share basis.

Breakfast

Private AC car / Bus for entire tour

Economy flights tickets from Udaipur to Delhi

Service of English speaking tour Guide for the entire tour. And company Group leader

All applicable taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES

International Flight fares

Travel insurance

Indian Visa.( Indian visa you can get in the Airport or you can apply before month departing to India)

All Entrance Fee (Euro 60 per person)

All meals except breakfast and Arrival Dinner.

Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Photo and Camera Fees if you porches.

Expenses of personal nature -bar, laundry, phone, etc.

Tips and gratitude’s for guides and drivers.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  • Please read lonely planet and other travel books well before traveling, so that you are well informed about the culture and customs.
  • Although we make our best efforts to serve you, still don't expect any luxurious services.
  • The roads, hotels etc, are not of western standards, as you would find in Europe or America.
  • Please be informed and prepare

POINTERS REGARDING HOLI FESTIVAL

  • This is a special trip we prepared for you, to enjoy the colorful India.
  • It will be fun and a good experience.
  • Always be careful about your belongings/money, passport etc.( ask your group leader for safty tips)
  • The tour leader are there to take care of you and explain the things, please listen to them.
  • There will be lots of vendors trying to sell stuffs to your, in every place you go.
  • We will be there to guide you advice you every morning and evening what to do and don’t.

SAFETY

The Festival is fun but we warn that there is absolutely no way you should venture outside of the hotel at mid night without guidance of you tour leader, during the night hours of Holi (unless you tour leader). Some of the dangers outside of the hotels may include drunken men groping tourists, chemical paint spray guns (instead of the safe dyes provided) and literal mobs of people who wouldn’t be able to contain their excitement if they saw a Westerner… so be safe and play well and enjoy!!

TIPPING

Tipping is customary in India. If you are satisfied with the services of your guide and driver please feel free to offer a tip at the end of the tour. The typical tip would be about $8 - $18 USD daily which can be given to the guide who will distribute appropriately.

WEATHER

The weather in Mid March should be warm but in the early mornings, you might require a light sweater or shawl.