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HOLI FESTIVAL IN MATHURA

DURATION:07 NIGHTS/ 08 DAYS DESTINATIONS:DELHI-MATHURA-BHARATPUR-AGRA-JAIPUR-DELHI

Introduction

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.

DAY 1- Arrive Delhi

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.

DAY 02: 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.

DAY 03 Delhi–Mathura (Drive 135 km, 2 Hrs)

Drive to Mathura and check in at your hotel. In the evening watch starting of celebrations of Mathura Holi Festival.
Overnight Stay in Mathura.

DAY 04: Mathura–Vrindavan-Bharatpur (Celebrates Holi Festival on 23 Mar.2016)

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 Lord 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 Lord 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 breakfast drive to Brijbhoomi. See & take pics at Lord Krishna Birth Place. Here your Holi festival starts with all colours and rituals. After Holi celebration drive to Bharatpur to see the bird sanctuary (keoladeoghana national park), Park for a late afternoon bicycle rickshaw ride and bird-watching.


Overnight stay in Bharatpur.

DAY 05 Bharatpur-Agra

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.

DAY 06: Agra-Jaipur

Have breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Jaipur by road via visiting beautiful FatehpurSikri. A total of 250 km and a span of 5 hours shall take you to Jaipur. Jaipur- the city of royal palaces was founded in the year 1569 during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar and the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire from the years 1571 to 1585. FatehpurSikri which took around fifteen years to be constructed during the rule of Akbar possess a series of royal palaces, courts, mosque and private quarters that can make any traveler fall in love with the place. It is the FatehpurSikri which is the quite popularly known for speaking volumes about the legends of Akbar and his courtiers i.e. the nine jewels including Birbal. It is also known to be one of the best and most preserved collections of Mughal Architecture in India. You shall be continuing the drive to Jaipur. On arrival, you shall be transferred to the hotel in Jaipur.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 07: 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.

DAY 08: Jaipur-Delhi-Departure

Have breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy a leisure morning and then departure to Delhi via road. Around 265 kms and 5 hours will make you reach the capital city of India. You shall be transferred to the airport and then let you board the flight for your way back to home.

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STANDARD HOTELS (3*& GUEST HOUSES) HOTEL GRAND PARK INN OR SIMILAR, DELHI HOTEL THE ROYAL BHARTI OR SIMILAR, MATHURA HOTEL SURYA VILAS PALACE OR SIMILAR, BHARAT PUR HOTEL TAJ GALAXY AGRA OR SIMILAR, AGRA HOTEL UMAID BHAWAN OR SIMILAR, JAIPUR TOUR COST USD 899 PER PER’S
DELUXE HOTELS (4*&HERITAGE) THE CONNAUGHT OR SIMILAR, DELHI HOTEL THE ROYAL BHARTI OR SIMILAR, MATHURA CHANDRA MAHAL HAVELI OR SIMILAR, BHARAT PUR THE RETREAT OR SIMILAR, AGRA BISSAU PALACE OR SIMILAR, JAIPUR TOUR COST USD 999 PER PER’S
LUXURY HOTELS (5* &HERITAGE) TRIDENT DELHI OR SIMILAR, DELHI HOTEL THE ROYAL BHARTI OR SIMILAR, MATHURA CHANDRA MAHAL HAVELI OR SIMILAR, BHARAT PUR CLARKS SHIRAZ OR SIMILAR, AGRA CLARKS AMER OR SIMILAR, JAIPUR TOUR COST USD 1250 PER PER’S
Included Meals
Bfast
Lunch
Dinner
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TRANSPORT TOYOTA ETIOS/TOYOTA INNOVA/ LUXURY BUS TOUR STAFF DRIVER(S), EXPLORE TOUR LEADER OR GUIDE GROUP SIZE GENERALLY 02 PAX TO 22 PAX Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Meals plan will be on Bed and Breakfast basis
  • English speaking guide/escort
  • All currently applicable taxes.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature like mineral water, beverages, alcoholicdrinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc; Any other item not specifically mentioned above as ‘INCLUDED’