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Holi is the one of the most colorful festivals of India. Hindus across India and throughout the world celebrate with vibrant colors, made delicious sweets & share prayers & it is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day mostly in the month of March. Holi festival will be celebrated on 23 March 1016. Barsana, Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura and Vrindavan are best places to celebrate Holi. This festival could also be celebrated with varied names and other people completely different of various states might be following different traditions. What makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit which remains a similar throughout the country and even across the world, where it’s celebrated.
On your arrival at Delhi International airport, you shall be met by our officials who will transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Have breakfast in the hotel. Follow it up with full day sightseeing tour of both Delhi via metro or auto-rickshaw. Have a glimpse of the splendid architecture of Old Delhi built by late emperor Shah Jahan. The city is full of vibrant people and Chaat-Pakori of ChandniChowk is quite a retreat for travelers. Visit the biggest mosque of India- Jama Masjid, which was Shah Jahan’s place to experience serenity and offer prayers to the Almighty. It took almost six years to complete building the mosque which features three gateways and two towering minarets standing tall at 40m. You shall be taken aback with the fact that around 25,000 worshippers can offer prayers at the same time in this majestic mosque. Not only this, one can even have a panoramic view of the colonial Delhi from the top of southern minaret. The visitors shall be then moved to seeing monuments in New Delhi like Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and QutubMinar. After the tour, the travelers shall be allowed to stay back in Old Delhi for some time and later meet with rest of the group and back to Hotel.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
This morning we drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, This morning we drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, affectionately known as the Pink City because Maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink in 1876. On arrival, you shall be transferred to the hotel in Jaipur.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Have breakfast at the hotel. You will then be taken on a tour to Jaipur- the city of royal palaces. The city is quietly known to be the first planned city as one can witness wide streets and beautiful gardens all around which is otherwise not found in other urban cities. The people here are warm and hospitable and welcome visitors like their own family members. The Amber fort, known for its enthralling fortress will be visited during sightseeing. Made with white marble and red sandstone, it is quite a beautiful creation that will stun everyone. When there is mention of Amber fort, no one can forget the mention of Sheesh Mahal which witnesses awe-inspiring mirrored halls. Also on tour list is the HawaMahal which is known to be the Palace of Winds. Built with red and pink sandstone, the palace dons a total of 5 storeys and around 935 windows. The main reason behind its construction was to allow women to gaze out at the city without themselves being seen. Since there were a lot of openings, it helped the rulers staying in the palace to get a cool breeze during hot weather. After sightseeing, you shall be treated with traditional Rajasthani lunch and then transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
It’s an early begin today because the festivities of Holi bring thousands of people out onto the streets during a dazzling show of color and good cheer. Celebrated every year in Feb or March, the traditional Hindu festival of Holi originated as a celebration of the end of winter and starting of spring in honour of Prahlada, who was protected against the flames by vishnu once he was tricked to his close to death by his father King Hiranyakashipu.
Today Holi could be a time when Indians across the nation gather together with family, friends and neighbours to throw powder bombs, fire water pistols and splash colored water as they run through the streets. retailers and businesses shut down for the day, and on the eve of the celebrations a bonfire is control to recollect the story of Prahlada and vishnu.
While this can be the mostly believed story, the myths and legends that surround Holi take issue around the country, however the essential principle remains a similar. Holi is supposed to symbolise the triumph of good over evil, the importance of love and of happiness, and supports the formation of new friendships.
After Holi celebration drive to Bharatpur to see the bharatpur bird sanctuary (keoladeoghana national park), Park for a late afternoon bicycle rickshaw ride and bird-watching.
Overnight stay in Bharatpur.
After early breakfast drive to Agra, on the way to Agra we visit the spiritual former Mughal town of FatehpurSikri, that has been deserted for over four centuries once it absolutely was allegedly abandoned because of a lack of water. Upon arrival in Agra we visit the spectacular Agra Fort before itinerant the legendary TajMahal. designed by Emperor shah jahan in fond memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the TajMahal has been represented as the most extravagant monument to love ever designed and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols.
Overnight stay in Agra.
After breakfast we will drive to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi. And then we will transfer you to the airport for your onward international flight.