Local experiences, effortless travel and special member value

Need help? Call   +1-877-789-3558

Default Photo of camera
Trafalgar logo

Colourful India - Celebrate Holi

Everyday Price From

$4,666

$5,025

14 days

Globe with Location Markers

Overview

Embrace pure joy, the arrival of spring and new friends when you visit India during Holi - a colourful celebration awaits as you share this special occasion with a local family in their home.

Locations Visited

New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Narlai, Delhi

Countries Visited

India

Travel Style

Country Explorer

Accommodations

13 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

ARRIVE DELHI (3 NIGHTS)

India's vibrant capital extends a lively welcome, launching an unforgettable journey through northern India's most exquisite sights. On arrival in Delhi, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers this evening.

  • Accommodation

    Sheraton New Delhi

  • Meals

    Welcome Reception

Day 2

DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Savour the scents of spice as you embark on an exhilarating rickshaw ride, navigating the busy streets of Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, a sandstone fortress which once housed the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for centuries, before riding through the colourful Chandni Chowk market. Watch it come to life as the day's trading begins amidst the sounds of enthusiastic salesmen and endless traffic. We'll visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and admire its ornate façades before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

DELHI SIGHTSEEING

We 'Dive Into Culture' this morning, embarking on a guided walking tour to discover the work done by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' to this non-profit organisation which aims to provide a caring environment for street children. Later, we'll walk through the bazaar of Paharganj, rubbing shoulders with the locals who flock to the market to shop every day. Lunch is at a local restaurant, before we head to the district of New Delhi, designed and built by the British in the 1920s. Here we'll visit the UNESCO-listed Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar before driving past Parliament House and India Gate, commemorating the Indian soldiers who died during WWI.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

DELHI - AGRA

Delve into the imperial history of the Mughal Empire as you explore the iconic, yet unexpected highlights of Agra. Visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort and stroll through the chambers of a royal residence that lay at the centre of the dynasty until the 17th century. As you drive through the city's crowded streets, connect with its vibrant spirit and raw energy.

  • Accommodation

    Double Tree by Hilton

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

AGRA - RANTHAMBORE (2 NIGHTS)

Gaze at the sun-kissed white marble of the Taj Mahal, arriving just before sunrise to see its elegant walls glow with rose and golden hues. Learn how this well-preserved landmark stands today as a monument of love, then return to your hotel for breakfast. Later today, travel to Ranthambore and upon arrival check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

  • Accommodation

    The Tigress Ranthambore

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

You'll have a full day to connect with your beautiful natural surrounds as you explore all that Ranthambore has to offer. Start the day with an early morning visit to Ranthambore National Park, which was once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Keep your camera at the ready to hopefully snap a few photographs of the resident tigers. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast followed by some time to relax. After lunch venture out into the park for another visit and watch for glimpses of the various species of bird and wildlife which find sanctuary here and the ruins of a bygone era which are scattered through the park. Dinner is served this evening at your hotel.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

RANTHAMBORE - JAIPUR (2 NIGHTS)

Leave the sound of nature behind and continue your journey to Jaipur, the Pink City and gateway to the colourful state of Rajasthan. After lunch, visit the ornate City Palace at the heart of the Old City, an impressive complex of buildings from different eras and gardens. Later, 'Dive Into Culture' with a lesson in the art of turban tying and a favourite pastime in Jaipur, kite flying - giving you insights into the ancient customs and pastimes of the city. Later you'll 'Connect With Locals' as you join a local family in their home for an exclusive 'By My Guest' dinner on the eve of Holi festivities. Gain insights into the rituals behind this joyful celebration, which includes lighting a bonfire to ward off evil spirits.

  • Accommodation

    Hilton

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest

Day 8

JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING AND CELEBRATE HOLI

Champion happy throughout today, enjoying a rare opportunity to 'Dive Into Culture' and celebrate Holi with a local family. You'll don traditional white Kurta pyjama suits, dance with joy and indulge in traditional snacks and appetisers as the locals would to celebrate this annual festival of colour. Share in the joyful colourful spectacle, smearing and throwing coloured powder onto the faces and clothes of your new friends, and even strangers. The fun continues with more performances by artists, followed by lunch. After an exciting morning, you'll return to the hotel to freshen up and later depart for the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, making a stop along the way to admire the ornate red and pink façades of the Palace of Winds, whose latticed windows once revealed the outside world to the sheltered ladies of the royal household.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

JAIPUR - NARLAI (2 NIGHTS)

We journey to Narlai and check into Rawla Narlai, a beautifully maintained heritage resort, which was once one of the Jagir villages of Jodhpur's royal family. Experience royal Rajasthan within its lavishly decorated walls.

  • Accommodation

    Rawla Narlai

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

NARLAI

Join a Jeep safari into the nearby countryside and keep a keen eye open for deer and leopard in their natural habitat. Later, take a walk around Narlai village and gain insights into the traditional way of life of the villagers. During term-time, you'll also visit the village school. Later, meet one of the heads of a noble family who'll share interesting stories about the hotel and the local residents. This evening, your dinner is served in extraordinary surrounds. Descend into the 16th century baori (step-well) for a memorable meal featuring delicious Rajasthani flavours.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Day 11

NARLAI - JODHPUR (2 NIGHTS)

Leave Narlai behind and travel to another of Rajasthan's colourful cities - Jodhpur. Your introduction to the Blue City begins with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, whose glowing red sandstone façades stand imposingly several hundred feet above the city skyline atop a sheer cliff. From one exquisite monument to the next, you'll visit Jaswant Thada, walking up its red steps to the shimmering white marble façades that house a memorial built to honour the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son in 1899. The mausoleum is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as its cremation grounds. After a busy day of sightseeing, get a taste of local culture during a visit to a market by tuk-tuk and plunge into its crowded alleys with shopfronts selling vegetables, spices, sweets, silver and handicrafts.

  • Accommodation

    Indana Palace Jodhpur

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 12

JODHPUR

Leave the busy city streets behind and embark on a 4x4 drive through the Rajasthan countryside. Experience a different side of India as you visit a rural Bishnoi community village, a place that appears to be caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past. The villagers are all vegetarians and staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, especially the sanctity of plant and animal life. You'll gain insights into the day-to-day experiences of the locals who live here and after the visit you'll have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience for dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13

JODHPUR - DELHI

We leave Jodhpur behind, flying back to Delhi this morning. Our memorable encounter with northern India at its end, we'll toast to shared memories over a delicious local Farewell Dinner.

  • Accommodation

    Sheraton New Delhi

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 14

DEPART DELHI

Say a fond farewell to your travel companions and take a transfer to New Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR of Delhi and Jaipur

  • VISIT Jama Masjid, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar in Delhi, the Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore National Park, the City Palace and Amber Fort in Jaipur, Narlai, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur

  • VIEW the Palace of Winds in Jaipur

  • SEE the Red Fort, Parliament House and India Gate in Delhi

Trafalgar logo

What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts

  • 6 lunches

  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • Dates & Prices

    Plane

    Airfare is not included, but can
    be added to quote upon request.

    Table outlining dates and prices of travel deals
    Start Date End Date Current Deals Price with
    Current Deals
    Exclusive Costco
    Member Price
    Departure Status

    No results. Try switching the Definite Departures Only.

    Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
    • Call 1-877-333-0992 for great deals from the USA to & from all start/end cities for your selected itinerary.
    • Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the trip price.
    • Travel to Europe from the USA often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of your itinerary start date.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
    • For departure points and stay longer accommodation options call 1-877-333-0992 for more details.
    • ​​'Exclusive Costco Member Price' is available upon member login. 
    • 'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Last Minute Deals.' Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. 
    • All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
    • ​​​Trip prices and information are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation - please confirm all details at time of quote and booking.
    • For full details, please refer to our Terms & Conditions or FAQs page.
    • For Travel Insurance, please refer to our Travel Insurance page.
    • Other conditions may apply. CST#1001728-20