A journey through the many shades of India, Perhaps the world's most colourful Holi festival Jaipur 2020 – you've probably seen pictures of people covered in all shades of fluorescent powder – this nationwide party celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. The action is particularly intense around Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace and spiritual home of Krishna. A journey that as a dream continues in the sacredness of the holy city of Varanasi, in the erotic temples of Khajuraho, discover that sometimes reality brings greater beauty than we can dream of while visiting Taj mahal and red fort of Agra.
HIGHLIGHTS OF TOUR
• Participation in the Jaipur Holi festival event • Visits to rural village of Orchha • Boat cruise on river ganges • Visit of Kamasutra temples • Tajmahal tour • Elephant ride in Jaipur
The price includes: Internal flight connection Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho including airport taxes English tour leader throughout the trip from 4 pax English local guides service up to 3 pax Vehicle for the entire duration of the trip Accommodation deluxe hotels or similar Transfers to/from the airport as indicated The trip is on Half board ( breakfast & dinner ) Visits and activities as specified Entrances tickets and fees of monuments 02 train journeys from Jhansi to Agra 01 bottle of water during sightseeing On-site assistance
The price does not include: International airfare India visa cost & Travel insurance; Fees for the use of cameras in monuments Any lunch Tips for guide, driver helper, etc Drinks during meals and extra in general; Anything not expressly mentioned in the program and under the heading
02 March 2020 : Arrival Delhi Arrival at Delhi airport early in the morning by choice of your airlines, handling of customs formalities and meeting with the guide / driver who will accompany you from international airport to hotel in Delhi, A metro ride experience will take you to heart of Delhi Connaught place, continued visit president house & India gate of Delhi for photo stop, also an opportunity to visit Delhi's famous Sikh temple nearby. Overnight in Delhi
03 March 2020 : Delhi Full day tour of Delhi, with a photo stop at the Red Fort, a majestic palace built by Emperor Moghul Shahjahan built-in 1638, today a UNESCO heritage site. After lunch, we continue with the visit of the impressive Tomb of Mahatma Gandhi and the Gate of India (India Gate), a monument built for the fallen in the wars. The city tour will end with a visit to the archaeological site of Qutub which contains the famous 72-meter-long sandstone minaret dating back to 1191, and the ruins of palaces and temples.
04 March 2020 : Fly to Varanasi Fly to Varanasi in the afternoon, Varanasi is the India of your imagination. This is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Varanasi at sunset there are evening prayer and boat trips on the Ganges, plunging into an incredibly suggestive atmosphere.
05 March 2020 : Varanasi - Sarnath excursion Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganges (Ghats) River. later in noon will visit Sarnath, Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon at the deer park here in Isipatana. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor Ashoka erected magnificent stupas and monasteries here, as well as an engraved pillar
06 March 2020 : Fly Khajuraho ( 55 min flight ) Fly to Khajuraho, India's most titillating town is famed far and wide for the erotic stone carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of World Heritage-listed temples. The Western Group of temples, in particular, contains some stunning sculptures that together make up some of the finest temple art in the world.
07 March 2020 : Orchha Three hours to Orchha, Orchha is nothing but a tiny town located the banks of the Betwa river, once the capital of the Bundela dynasty, This agricultural village that shouldn't be of much interest to anyone, but it was blessed by history: for nearly 300 years it was one of the most important urban areas in this part of India. This has left the small town with a supreme display of Mughal-influenced Rajput architecture in the shape of spectacular palaces, temples and royal chhatris (cenotaphs). And thanks to an important temple dedicated to Rama, it's also a major pilgrimage and spiritual center.
08 March 2020 : Agra by Train A realx morning on foot discover this fascinating citadel, visit the imposing Palace of the Maharaja of Orchha and the Palace built for the Mughal emperor Jehangir, with their respective royal tombs and the ruins of ancient monuments. Continue to Jhansi, in time to catch the train to Agra, The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums, and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces).
09 March 2020 : Jaipur The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. Wake up early to visit the Taj Mahal, the majestic monument of love and imagination that is one of the seven wonders of the world. Being able to admire it in the first light of the sun is an evocative and unforgettable experience, later visit one of the most important buildings in India, the Red Fort in Agra. UNESCO heritage site, the palace owes its name to the material used for its construction, the red sandstone. Drive for Jaipur, the "pink city" of Rajasthan. Along the way stop at Abhanerei to see 1000-year-old step well. Around 7:00 p.m., we will walk in the city to see Holi's fires of festival
10 March 2020 : Jaipur ( Holi Festival celebration ) Perhaps the world's most colorful festival – you've probably seen pictures of people covered in all shades of fluorescent powder – this nationwide party celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. The action is particularly intense around Mathura and Vrindavan, the birthplace and spiritual home of Krishna. Today the party of colors is celebrated, we will participate in the party in hours from 09:00 to 12:00 hrs. in the city. later visit the historical beauty of Jaipur.
11 March 2020 : Jaipur Visit to Amber, the old capital of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Along the road, stop at the Palace of the Winds, built in the nineteenth century to allow women of the court to attend the parades. Ride the back of the majestic elephants that will lead you to the Fort, a massive 18th-century palace that overlooks Lake Maota and is a typical example of Indo-Islamic architecture. After lunch, visit the Maharaja Palace and then you will be transferred to the Delhi airport in time for the international flight departing the midnight. TOUR ENDS HERE
NOTE Guide price is based on 04 adults ( with 02 rooms ) or 02 adults + 02 kids ( 02 rooms ) travel together Price is subject to change less than 04 pax are traveling
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