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Diwali, Full Festival Experience

$3805

per person

Celebrate 5 days of Diwali the Hindu New Year and the ancient legends behind each of the five days. Feast on delicious festival food and enjoy the sight of fireworks. Witness thousands of glowing lamps on the evening of Diwali also known as Festival of Lights. You get to share these experiences with the locals.

In addition to the Diwali experience, witness firsthand the culture of Indian, Mughal empires and the British Raj. A heritage journey through Hindu and Islamic temples, forts, grand palaces and the most magnificent Taj Mahal. Explore the history, the boom and bust of the wealthy ancient merchants and their mansions filled with beautiful frescoes and mosaics.

Join us to celebrate the most famous festival of India with a deep dive into the culture of India’s famed Golden Triangle.

2019 Tour: OCT 23 – 31, 2019 | 2020 Tour: NOV 11 – 19, 2020
9 Days, 8 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Mandawa  ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Taj Mahal tourist attraction

Taj Mahal
Catch a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of the most beautiful building in the world

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

Amber Fort
This magnificent fort overlooks the picturesque Maota Lake

Amber Fort Courtyard
Explore the extensive palace complex with its silver doors, carved marble panels and frescoed arches

Stepwells
Stroll inside the stepwell which was a water source and a cool sanctuary for desert dwellers

Rangoli
Bring good luck with a decorative pattern made with colored rice, flour and flowers at Diwali

Diwali Fireworks
Spectacular displays celebrating Diwali

Diwali – Festival of Lights
Lighting Diwali oil lamps to banish the darkness

Annual Sweet Treats
Yummy Diwali sweet treats for family and friends!

Painted Mansions
Exquisite frescoes showcase folk mythology and travel memories in Mandawa

Old Delhi Jama Masjid Tourist Attraction

Jama Masjid
A breathtaking view of one of largest mosques in India in the heart of Delhi

Hawa Mahal A National Landmark of The Mughal Empire

Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace)
Lattice windows for royal ladies to observe street life without being seen

Qutub Minar tourist attraction

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


YOUR JOURNEY

 


Overview

Tour Plan
Hotels
Dates & Prices

    1

    Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)

    Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or explore this bustling capital city on your own.
    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.
    Explore both Old and New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk.
    Enjoy a communal lunch at a local Sikh Temple (Gurudwara), it is an expression of equality and sense of community.
    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.  Lunch

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

    3

    Delhi – Agra | Mughal Emperors’ Monuments

    Drive to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire. Visit Agra Fort, a prison built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal. Later we visit a Marble Inlay workshop run by local craftsmen who maintain the Taj Mahal.
    This evening we celebrate the Day of Fortune with a 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.  Dinner
    4

    Agra | Mughal Emperors’ Monuments

    Let’s size up the Itimad-ud-Daulah tomb, the "Baby Tāj”, a Mughal era mausoleum.
    Visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. The most extravagant monument ever built for love and one of India’s most enduring symbols.
    Enjoy a festive celebration dinner tonight.
    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.  Dinner
    5

    Agra - Jaipur | The Pink City

    En route to Jaipur we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory), which has been deserted for over four centuries. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and a fascinating place to explore.
    Marvel at an AD800-AD900 century step well, Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri.  The step well stores water in the desert state. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface.  It was also a community gathering place, a pavilion and resting room for the royals. Chand Baori has been used as filming locations many times including for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
    Continue to Jaipur. In the evening, watch Jaipur’s skyline light up with a breathtaking fireworks display and join the celebration as locals light firecrackers in the streets. We celebrate with an authentic Indian Diwali feast.
    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.  Dinner
    6

    Jaipur | The Pink City

    Visit the stunning 16th century Rajput Amber Fort on a jeep or elephant. The fort is perched on a hillside overlooking the dusty plains below, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples.
    City Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City with a series of temples, pavilions, gardens and palaces like Chandra Mahal (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), Mubarak Mahal (housing a textile museum). Continue to Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), its interior embellished with reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.  Enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. Visit Jantar Mantar, an open-air astronomical observatory and UNESCO world heritage site. See Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), it’s high screen wall allowed the women of the royal household to observe street life without being seen.
    Celebrate the 4th day of Diwali, New Year Day, this 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     Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner
    7

    Jaipur – Painted Mansions

    Drive to Mandawa, a busy market town fortified in the 18th century by wealthy merchant families of Rajasthan. These businessmen constructed many havelis (mansions) and commissioned artists to paint the walls with elaborate designs.
    Half-day sightseeing tour, visiting havelis that reflect the cultural splendor of this bygone era. See 18th-century Mandawa Fort.  At the palace, you’ll find antique murals, a marble fountain, a whimsical weather vane in the design of a peacock and an arched window that overlooks a lush garden.
    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.  Dinner
    8

    Mandawa – Delhi

    This morning, relax and enjoy the hotel or explore Mandawa on your own.
    Have an early lunch then checkout and depart at noon. Return to Delhi with an approximately 6-hour drive.  Relax this 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
    9

    Delhi | End of Tour

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end.  Please inform us of your international or India domestic flight schedule in order to schedule your airport transfer to Delhi (DEL) airport.
    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
    Tour Plan
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort Class Premium Class Luxury Class 
    DelhiCallCall
    AgraCallCall
    JaipurCallCall
    MandawaCallCall
    Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. 

    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
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE JOURNEYS
    YearDeparture Date(s) Comfort Premium
    2019Oct 23, WednesdayCall$3,805
    2020Nov 11, MondayCall$3,995
     

    Price Details

    • Book your Festival Tour one year in advance for 15% discount. 9 months in advance for 10% discount.
    • Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking and full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • The nearest airport is DEL (Indira Gandhi International, Delhi).
    • 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

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • ‣ Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices