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Colors of India

$3990

per person

Reserve your spot for this remarkable introduction of India Tour with a special participation around a unique national festival experience. Celebrations offer a great deal of insight into the area’s culture and is a great way to try something different. This festival is the most vibrant and dazzling celebration where you will find the streets throughout the country transformed into bursts of color. On the eve of Holi, we’ll watch a bonfire and folk dances at Udaipur City Palace offered by the Udaipur royal family. On the day of Holi, more music and dance; and a chance to observe or participate in throwing color dyes. Your choice!

Witness the history and culture of ancient Indian and Mughal empires, and the recent British Raj. Explore the heritage journey through fascinating Hindu and Islamic temples, ancient forts, beautiful palaces and the most magnificent shrine for a lost love, the Taj Mahal.

Mar 21,2021 – Apr 1,2021

12 Days, 11 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Deogarh, Udaipur, Mumbai


TRIP OVERVIEW (*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

 ✦ Customizable Private Tour 
  • Delhi City Tour
  • Humayun’s Tomb*
  • Qutab Minar*
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Cycle Rickshaw at Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Agra Fort*
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb
  • Taj Mahal*
  • Jugaad Ride
  • Jaipur City Tour
  • The Walled City of Jaipur*
  • Amber Fort*
  • Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors)
  • Jaipur City Palace
  • Kheri Gate Step Well
  • Turban Tying Lesson
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Royal Deogarh & Village Visit
  • Rural Train Ride
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort*
  • Udaipur City Palace
  • Holi Eve Holika Dahan Ceremony
  • Holi Celebration & Lunch
  • Mumbai City Tour
  • Gateway of India
  • Prince of Wales Museum
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Mani Bhavan (Gandhi’s Museum)
  • Haji Ali Dargah Temple
  • Crawford Market
  • Mahalakshmi Temple
  • Shri Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Elephanta Caves*
  • Farewell Dinner

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Holi Eve bonfire

ENTER A WORLD WITH SO MUCH COLOR!

On the Holi Eve, revel in a campfire, dance & parade at Udaipur City Palace. Wrap up the celebrations with dazzling displays of color and good cheer.

GLIMPSE INTO THE MAJESTIC PAST

The many past rulers have left behind numerous amazing forts, beautiful palaces, and fine architecture which are now UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each historical monument possesses great history with its own unique identity.

Kumbhalgarh Fort
PUTTAPARTHI, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA - JULY 9, 2017: Indian market. Copy space for text

AN AUTHENTIC LOCAL MARKET EXPERIENCE

Experience a busy & bustling Delhi bazaar on a cycle rickshaw and wander through the streets of Mumbai. Be dazzled by the many choices of spices, funky souvenirs, sparkling jewelry, wood carvings and other handmade handicrafts.


    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Upon arriving at Delhi airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

    INDIA GATE
    A memorial to the British Indian Army, reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

    SPICE MARKET
    Inhale the aromatic atmosphere in the labyrinthine spice market.

    2

    Delhi | Old and New Capital City

    Delhi is the capital of modern India. It has also been the capital of at least seven previous civilizations as well as the British Raj, and each have left behind a trail of monuments.
    Tour Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments and best example of Mughal architecture in India. We then visit Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower, and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. As we travel through both Old Delhi and New Delhi, don’t forget to add photographs of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album. Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar on a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    JAMA MASJID
    Largest mosques in India built between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees.

    HUMAYUN'S TOMB
    This tomb has the significance of being the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. 

    Qutub Minar tourist attraction

    QUTUB MINAR
    See the world’s tallest brick tower, can you tell it is tilted?

    3

    Delhi – Agra | Mughal Empire

    Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. This is our chance to size down (not up) the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, a Mughal era mausoleum often described as a "jewel box" or the "Baby Tāj".  This tomb has often been regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    AGRA FORT
    UNESCO World Heritage Site, a representative of the Mughal architectural tradition. 

    ITMAD-UD-DAULA TOMB
    Described as a "jewel box", and regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.

    4

    Delhi – Agra | The Legendary Taj Mahal

    This morning we visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth. Drive to Jaipur. Stop for lunch and a Jugaad ride to a local village.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    TAJ MAHAL
    Catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the most beautiful building in the world.

    THE OLD CITY OF JAIPUR
    Founded in 1727, more famously known as the “Pink City” for its trademark building color. 

    5

    Jaipur | Tour of Pink City, Turban Tying, Cooking Demo

    Visit the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples below.  Reaching its summit on a jeep (or request an elephant ride during reservation), we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior grounds including Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) with its interior embellished of reflective glass tiles.
    Visit Jaipur's City Palace, a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces. Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. If we have time, we'll marvel at a 16th century step well near Kheri Gate. The step well serves as the community well, gathering place and swimming hole.
    This evening we learn turban tying.  Later we have a Cooking Demonstration with local flavors & styles followed by dinner.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Cooking Demo & Dinner
    Amer Fort USA to India Tour

    AMBER FORT
    The historic 16-century site that overlooks the picturesque Maota Lake in Jaipur.

    City Palace, Chandra Mahal Vacation Trip

    CHANDRA MAHAL
    Visit one of the palaces in City Palace that is the home of the current Maharajah of Jaipur.

    Jal Mahal Tourist Attraction

    JAL MAHAL (WATER PALACE)
    The curious sight of a beautiful palace floating in the middle of Sagar Lake

    6

    Jaipur To Deogarh | Rural Life and Royal Deogarh

    Drive to the charming village of Deogarh. This afternoon, take a jeep drive to visit a local village and observe rural life. Explore the intricate mosaic of rural and Royal Deogarh in her colorful villages and understand the ancient bond of the feudal lords with their subjects.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    DEOGARH MAHAL
    Maharaja's Vintage Car Collection.

    7

    Deogarh - Udaipur | Rural Train Ride, Kumbalgarh Fort

    Ride the rural passenger train that takes you through pretty and rugged terrain, stunning and indeed very cinematic landscape at a leisurely pace. This is the highest track on the India’s Western Railways.
    Drive to Lake City of Udaipur, en route visit Kumbhalgarh fort, a 15th century Mewar fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Drive to Lake City of Udaipur which is an oasis in the desert of Rajasthan. Udaipur has one of most romantic settings in Rajasthan snuggling the tranquil Lake Pichola and the purple ridges of the Aravalli Range. Fantastical palaces, temples, traditional mansions and colorful, bustling bazaars dot the city and timeless streets.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    KUMBHALGARH FORT
    Off the beaten path, visit this 15th century Mewar fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    8

    Udaipur | City Palace, Holi Celebration at City Palace

    We take a city tour of this walled city renowned for its palaces. We start with the 16th century granite and marble City Palace. This is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and is made up of eleven different mahals (palaces). Part of the palace is now a museum.
    This evening, we start the festivities of Holi. Enjoy Holika Dahan ceremony (camp fire, dance, music) at City Palace.  Palace procession, royal rituals, and parade.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Udaipur is on the shore of Lake Pichola. The City Palace is Rajasthan’s largest palace built in 16th century.

    UDAIPUR CITY PALACE
    Check out the balconies, cupolas towering and arches that blend medieval European and Chinese architecture.

    HOLI EVE BONFIRE
    Revel in a camp fire, dance & parade at Udaipur City Palace.

    9

    Udaipur | Colors of Holi

    It's an early start today as this ancient Hindu festival celebrates the end of winter and beginning of spring. Today all businesses are closed. Everyone throws powder bombs, fire water pistols and splash colored water as they run through the streets in a dazzling display of colors and good cheer. Enjoy the traditional music, dance and folklore during our Holi celebration.  You can watch from a safe distance or get involved in throwing organic color dyes on the hotel lawn. For those wanting to get involved we'll be providing white kurta pyjamas for you to wear in organic colors. (Note: To prepare for Holi Celebration, please cover your skin with oil and wear the Kurta pyjamas provided.  Otherwise wear clothes you can throw away!)
    We wrap up the celebration with lunch and special deserts for Holi.  The remainder of the day is free for you to wash off every imaginable color, to relax and enjoy the hotel or explore the city on your own.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Holi Celebration Lunch

    CELEBRATE HOLI FESTIVAL
    Welcome the beginning of spring with dazzling displays of color and good cheer.

    Liven up your spirits and welcome the arrival of spring with Holi. Get ready to coat yourself with oil & clothes that you can throw away. It is messy!

    HOLI COLOR DYES
    Join in throwing organic color dyes or watch from a safe distance during Holi celebration. White kurta pajamas included.

    10

    Udaipur - Mumbai | Half-Day City Tour

    After breakfast, fly to Mumbai. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a sprawling metropolis on the Indian Ocean. It is the financial capital of India. Begin a half day tour starting at the Gateway of India, a monument that commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary. Next, we visit the Prince of Wales Museum which houses many interesting artifacts. Then a drive down the seaside on Marine Drive to see the Hanging Gardens.
    Next, we head to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi’s home from 1917 to 1934. It is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. Enjoy a photo stop at the dhobi ghats, India's largest open-air laundry where thousands of pieces of clothing get processed in and out every day. The 19th century Haji Ali Dargah is an Indo-Islamic shrine located on an offshore islet that seems to float like a sacred mirage off the coast (not accessible during high tide or religious events). Take a stroll through the bustling Crawford Market, Mumbai's most famous marketplace and the first building in the country to be lit by electricity in 1882. We then drive past Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station. Visit Mahalakshmi and Shri Siddhivinayak temples. Then later we transfer to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    THE GATEWAY OF INDIA
    A relic of the British Raj commemorating the landing of King George V and Queen Mary.

    VICTORIA TERMINUS
    A historic, British-designed terminal train station to mark 50-years ruling of Queen Victoria. An UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    MANGO, MANGO
    If you’re here in Mumbai during alphonso mango season (May to June), you must try the delicious king of mangos.

    11

    Mumbai | Elephanta Cave, Farewell Dinner

    This morning we cruise across the harbor to explore the amazing Elephanta Island and its famous caves, with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D.
    Enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Farewell Dinner

    ELEPHANTA ISLAND
    Marvel at the intricate 550 AD cave temples in Mumbai Harbor.

    12

    Mumbai | End of Tour

    After breakfast the tour ends.  Please provide details of your flight so we can schedule your airport transfer to Mumbai airport (BOM).
    Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotels

    We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.
    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    DelhiCallCall
    AgraCallCall
    JaipurCallCall
    DeogarhCallCall
    UdaipurCallCall
    MumbaiCallCall
     

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing:

    Private Tour

    YearDeparture Date(s)Comfort ClassPremium Class
    2020Mar 2, MondayCall$3,990 
    2021Mar 21, SundayCall$4,190 
     
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
     

    Deposit

    • ‣ A deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 90 days prior to departure date.
    • ‣ Udaipur to Mumbai airfare from: US$35

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is DEL (Delhi International).
    • ‣ The nearest departure airport is BOM (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport).
    • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
    • ‣ Holi Essentials (Kurta Pyjamas & Color Packs)

    Exclusions

    • ‣ International & Domestic Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels