Holi Festival: Festival of Colors - March 2020

12 days/ 11 nights
Destinations Covered
Delhi - Mandawa (Shekawati) - Bikaner - Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Summary :

The Holi, sometimes called "festival of colors" is an Indian Festival celebrated towards the spring equinox (the time of the year when the sun crosses the equatorial terrestrial plane). It is a popular festival in India. It is a unique event to live at least once in his life. The feast of colors is both a rite of spring and a celebration of fertility. In general, the Holi is celebrated in some areas of North India for two days during the full moon. This period is called the month of Phalguna which is between February and March. We offer below an India tour that will allow you to discover at your own pace North India during the festival of colors in 2020.

Note : Holi festival is on 09 - 10 March 2020.

Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)

On your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative for transfer to the hotel. This trip to India to discover the north of the country offers many nice surprises. In Delhi, you can prepare to live an unforgettable holiday under the sign of discovery and total change of scenery. It is a beautiful city just waiting to be explored.

Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mandawa. It is a small authentic region to discover without moderation. Get ready for a tailor made trip to India. Many curiosities are to be discovered in the heart of the region like its havelis. As a reminder, these are beautiful residences with finely carved stone facades. These beautiful homes are entirely painted with murals. You will be able to appreciate these magnificent masterpieces. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (200 Km/ 4H30)

In this morning after breakfast, transfer to Bikaner. This is one of the almost mandatory stages of any North India trip. Among the must-sees of the city, you will discover the famous Junagarh Fort. The latter contains a large collection of weapons and many other cultural curiosities that are worth a look. The visit of the Prachina Museum is also essential. You will find many exhibitions on the cultural heritage of Bikaner. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Bikaner - Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Jodhpur. This is a city in the state of Rajasthan in the Thar Desert. We will arrange nice tours to you in Jodhpur. On arrival check in Hotel, later you will discover the main historical remains of the city and its colorful bazaars. In the afternoon, you will explore the city's famous site, Mehrangarh Fort. Note that the fort overlooks the city from the top of its 122 m. Inside the Fort, you will discover several palaces richly decorated and embellished. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

After breakfast, get ready for departure for Udaipur. En route, you will stop at Ranakpur. In North India tour must go through Udaipur. It is the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mewar. It is a city of the state of Rajasthan located in the west of India. But before arriving in Udaipur, we will make a stop at Ranakpur. It is a small city in Rajasthan located in the Aravalli range about sixty kilometers north of the city of Udaipur. The site is famous for its many temples, mainly Jains. Check in at your hotel. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, then explore the highlights of the Udaipur. There are many ways to discover the city differently. The idea is to go around the city rickshaw.. Do not miss the visit of City Palace and artists' studios. A walk in the narrow streets of the bazaar is also essential. Do not miss the famous Holi Celebrations at the Udaipur Palace during the Color Festival, "Holi". As an indication, the Holî is the celebration of Holīka's cremation. On the program, a great Royal Evening as in the Royal era of the Maharajas. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel is the day dedicated to the Holi Festival in Udaipur. During this unique day, our travel agency in India offers you a visit to the famous palace of Udaipur. These are in the middle of hills and trees, on the shore of a large lake (Pichola). The palaces of Udaipur are built of granite and marble. Among the must-see attractions, we will visit the Maharana Palace (City Palace). Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Udaipur - Pushkar

After breakfast, head towards the city of Pushkar. A small price tour in India will make you discover the main places of interest to discover in this beautiful Indian region. Pushkar is a city in the Indian state of Rajashtan, about 10 km from the city of Ajmer. It is an important place of pilgrimage for Hinduism. The city is known for its temple of the Brahma and sacred lake. Dinner and Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Pushkar - Jaipur

Today Morning after breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaipur. The capital of the state of Rajasthan has everything to seduce travelers who venture there. Many agencies offer different tours to discover the city. We offer a budget India tour tailored to your desires, your expectations and especially at your own pace. Take the time to discover the "Rose City" freely and without constraints. Visit City Palace, Maharajah Palace, etc. You will also visit the Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. The discovery of Ram Niwas Gardens and the Hawa Mahal or "Palace of the Winds" is also needed. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 10: Jaipur - Fort Amber - Jaipur

After your breakfast at the hotel, during your visit to Jaipur, do not miss the excursion to Amber Fort. It is indeed one of the "must" of any stay in India. This site is in the heart of the city of Amber. This former state capital founded by the Meena’s has everything to boast of being the most beautiful city in India. Many curiosities are to discover on the spot. Among the must-see, do not miss the visit of its magnificent fort. Back to Jaipur

Day 11: Jaipur - Agra

After breakfast at the hotel and departure for Agra. In Agra, do not miss the discovery of one of the signature sites of India. The Taj Mahal is one of the best Indian sites to discover.  Visit India without going through the discovery of this historical monument of the country. Built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan as a token of eternal love, retrace the history of the site. Once there, you will certainly be amazed at the architectural beauty of the site and its exciting history. It should be noted that the site is closed to tourists on Fridays. Back to your hotel

Day 12: Agra - Delhi (Departure)

In the morning, after breakfast, visit the Red Fort in Agra. It is an ancient "Palace of the Mughal Emperors". This huge fortress, built along the Yamuna River, The fort has magnificent marble palaces, sumptuous gardens and magnificent mosques. In the afternoon, departure for Delhi, the capital of the Indian Republic. Dinner and according to the flight schedule (3 hours before the departure of the flight), transfer to the airport.

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