MARCH 6 - 15, 2020
Join me on this budget-friendly journey to India! Perfect for first-timers, we will explore The Golden Triangle, Holi Festival, and Udaipur. This trip is jammed pack with history, culture, food, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. While visiting we will witness Holi, a popular ancient Hindu festival, celebrating the good over evil with color, love and happiness.
The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power. Agra is known for Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb, Agra Fort, and one of the seven World Wonders, Taj Mahal.
Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this color. Here we will visit the Amber Fort, Palace of Winds, and City Palace Museum.
Udaipur, founded in 1599 by Maharana Udai Singh, is an extraordinarily beautiful city has come to be celebrated for its association with royalty. Here we will tour the City Palace, Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari, and take a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
A snippet of the itinerary HERE
DAY 1 Arrive in Delhi
DAY 2 Head to Agra and explore the city. Optional: See a live show in Kalakarti Art museum OR Taj Mahal Sunset
DAY 3 Taj Mahal Sunrise and Old Delhi Tour. Post-visit witness Holika Dahan followed by dinner of Indian cuisine at a local family in Delhi.
DAY 4 Free day in Delhi. Optional: Start with morning Yoga and either head to a traditional Holi Festival experience OR to new age celebration, Holi Moo Festival.
DAY 5 Tour New Delhi and head to Jaipur
DAY 6 Tour Jaipur with an optional visit to the Elephant Village.
DAY 7 Head to Udaipur with a stop to see Chittorgarh Fort
DAY 8 Tour Udaipur and take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Fly to Delhi.
DAY 9 Free day until departure
OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES (Collected Feb 1, 2020)
LIVE SHOW IN KALAKARTI MUSEUM - 25 USD
TAJ MAHAL SUNSET - 25 USD
MORNING YOGA - 10 USD
HOLI FESTIVAL CELEBRATE IN INDIAN VILLAGE INCLUDING SNACKS AND DRINKS - 30 USD
MOO HOLI FESTIVAL - 100 USD (PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
ELEPHANT VILLAGE IN JAIPUR - 75 USD
COST: $2250 (add $1000 for INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT)
PAY IN FULL BY JANUARY 15th
Based on double occupancy. Add $800 for single occupancy.
Payment plan Option has ended, however if you are REALLY interested, email me and I'll try to work with you. :)
International flight (from NYC- if added on)
All 4-5 star accommodations
English Speaking Guide
Elephant and Tut-Tut Ride
All Monument Entry Fees
Daily Tip for Driver and Guide
Any Medical Clearance needed
Excludes all taxes/fees
Detailed Itinerary provided with a Preparation Package. Please reach out via email, , if you have any questions.
India and the Holi Festival
March 6 - 15, 2020
Join me on a mini backpacking adventure to India as we explore some of the major sites and participate in the Holi Festival. This trip will be filled with culture, history, and fun. Be prepared to get messy as we celebrate this popular ancient Hindu festival.
Seats are limited.
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