India-Happy Holi Tour 2019

 

Greetings Globetrotters!

It’s that time again, we are preparing for our 2019 Holi tour. Similar to last year, this tour will be an unforgettable experience!

What is Holi?

It is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. It is widely known as the Festival of Colour, which takes place over two days, and is also known as the celebration of fertility, color, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil.

People partake in Holi all around the world, but it is celebrated the most in parts of India and Nepal. It is often associated with the colored powders that end up coating its participants after they’ve thrown them at each other, but this is just one part of Holi, which is split into two events: Holika Dahan and Rangwali Holi.

Holika Dahan takes place the night before Rangwali Holi. Wood and dung-cakes are burned in a symbolic pyre to signify good defeating evil (in Hindu Vedi scriptures, the God Vishnu helps burn the devil Holika to death).

Pricing and Dates:

  • March 17th-March 22nd, 2019
  • $950pp USD double occupancy- $328 USD deposit to hold your spot by Dec 6th and the remaining balance due by Jan 15th.

For payment details or additional questions, please email info@iluv2globetrot.com

Tour Includes:

  • Gratuities are Included (Additional amount can be added at the end of the tour directly to guides/driver
  • 05 Nights accommodation on SINGLE/DOUBLE occupancy basis
  • Daily Breakfast at hotels
  • Transportation by Air-conditioned vehicle per above itinerary.
  • Local English speaking guide for sightseeing tours.
  • Holi Celebration at Vrindavan hotel

Tour Cost Not Included

  • Optional Activity -Bollywood Dancing
  • Traditional clothes for a photoshoot at the Taj Mahal
  • Any international/domestic airfare
  • Any other meal other than mentioned (lunch/dinner)
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone, extra tips

Tour Details

Day One: The tour will on the morning of the 17th of March, 2019. This means you may have to schedule your flights to arrive the day before.

Early in the morning, we will start our tour off in the Old Delhi section of Delhi, then continue to Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Before continuing to the India Gate and President’s house, we will stop at Akshardham for some exploring.

We will end our night at the Lalit Hotel. This is rated a 5-Star hotel. When traveling abroad, remember that 5-Star may not be the same standard in your country. This is a free night, so we will have the option to explore the city or take the optional Namaste India Dance Workshop

 

Optional Activity: Namaste India Dance Workshop

Price: $48USD

If you choose to do the optional Namaste India Dance Workshop, we will take a hired taxi or bus to the dance studio for an hour and a half of dancing. Guest will be given the option to wear traditional clothes for the duration of their performance. At the end of the dance session, a video will be taken as a keepsake.

 

Day Two

After breakfast, we will depart Delhi early in the morning to Jaipur on an air-conditioned bus. After checking into the hotel, we will visit continue the City Palace, which is a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. We will then go to the Jantar Mantar with a stop at the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). There will be an opportunity to purchase traditional clothing for pictures in front of the Taj Mahal.

 

The hotel for day two is the Lalit Jaipur. This is a 5-Star hotel. When traveling abroad, remember that 5-Star may not be the same standard in your country.

 

Third Day

After breakfast, we will drive to the Amber Fort; a large palace complex that was built under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We will end our visit with a Jeep ride.

After lunch, we will continue our tour to Agra, while in en route, we will stop for a visit at Fatephur Sikri. We will also visit Emperor Akbar’s residential complex, mosque and the Tomb of Salim Christi. We will stay overnight in Agra.

The hotel in Agra is the Radisson Blu. This is a 5-Star hotel. When traveling abroad, remember that 5-Star may not be the same standard in your country.

 

Day Four 

After breakfast, we will dress in our traditional clothes (optional) and go to the Taj Mahal and the rest of the Agra Fort.

In the afternoon, we will check out of the hotel and drive to Vrindavan, a holy town in Uttar Pradesh.

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Our hotel for the days four and five is the Nidhivan Sarovar Portico in Vrindavan. This is a 4-Star hotel. When traveling abroad, remember that 4-Star may not be the same standard in your country.

Day Five

We will spend this day celebrating Holi in the hotel. Guests also have the option for a free day to explore the city.

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Day 6

After breakfast, guest will check out of the hotel and drive back to Delhi to transfer to onward flights.

 

For payment details or additional questions, please email info@iluv2globetrot.com

 

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