Northern India: discovering the region during the "Festival of Colors"

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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.

4 March , 2020: France / Delhi

Take the flight to Delhi. Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by our local guide 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.

5 March, 2020:Delhi / Mandawa

Breakfast at the hotel, then, visit the city of Shekhawati on Day 2. It is a small authentic region to discover without moderation. Get ready for a tailor made trip to India on  offbeat route. 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 overnight at the hotel.

6 March , 2020:Mandawa / Bikaner (200 Km 4H30 drive)

After breakfast, discover the city of 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 overnight at the hotel.

7 March , 2020:Bikaner / Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Jodhpur. As a reminder, this is a city in the state of Rajasthan in the Thar Desert. We will arrange nice tours to you in Jodhpur. In the morning, 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 site, you will discover several palaces richly decorated and embellished with many courses. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

8 March , 2020: 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 overnight at the hotel.

9 March , 2020: Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Udaipur. Discover the highlights of the city of Udaipur. There are many ways to discover the city differently. The ideal is to go around the city rickshaw. For a budget tour in India, you can opt for the elephant ride. 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. Night at the hotel.

10 March , 2020: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 overnight at the hote

11 March , 2020: 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 god creator Hindu the Brahma and sacred lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

March 12, 2020: Pushkar / Jaipur

Day 9, after breakfast at the hotel, go 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. Discover: City Palace, Maharajah Palace, etc. You will also visit the 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

March 13, 2020: 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

March 14, 2020: Jaipur / Agra

After breakfast at the hotel and departure for Agra. Go on the road to Taj Mahal, 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

15 March , 2020:Agra / Delhi

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, will not leave you indifferent. 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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