|Country Visited ||India
|Best Time ||Oct-Dec, Apr-May
|Price (per person) ||From 1,320
|Single supplement ||$595
|Internal airfare (per person) ||$150*
Colors of India tour takes you around the amazing destinations with rich cultural insights while visiting best of heritage sites of India. Accompanied by our professional tour guide, you will surely love to have personal travelling experience in our private tours. Enjoy the every moment of this tour while visiting Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur and Jodhpur. Discover the diversity in culture, architectural temples, shrines, palaces, forts and taste the best of Indian cuisines too during our colors of India Tour.
We initiate our Colors of India after your arrival at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport followed by full day sightseeing around Delhi. Initially, we visit around Old Delhi, sightseeing around the popular heritage sites, Jama Masjid mosque, Chandani Chowk, red fort along with Raj Ghat memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Further, the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and other attractions. Colors of India Tour continue towards Agra, witnessing the legacy of Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and Akbar. We first give a visit to heritage site of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal on next early morning. Further, the pink city of Jaipur offers rich cultural insights with plenty of sightseeing opportunity at historical places, forts and palaces. Similarly, Jodhpur and Udaipur are famous for temples, palaces and heritage sites. From Udaipur, we fly to Delhi and conclude our colors of India Tour.
Colors of India Tour is recommended for all travel lovers regardless their age, fitness level and interest. Join this trip with Himalayan Treasures and Travels and have a great holiday time while visiting incredible India. Contact us for booking and further information.
Private journey | Based on double occupancy | *Subject to change
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive late evening at the New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport. You will be met by our representative outside the customs gate and escorted to your hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
Enjoy a full day guided tour of Delhi.
The city consists of two parts – Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th century and has many mosques, monuments and forts.
Begin your day with an exploration starting in Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the Royal Mosque which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes followed by a short walk on the main street of Old Delhi – the colourful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Continue to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon visit New Delhi – the imperial city created by the British as the capital of India. In 1911, Edwin Lutyens, the most renowned English architect of the day, was chosen to design New Delhi. Drive through the majestic boulevards – the Rashtrapati Bhawan is where the Viceroy once lived and is now the official residence of the President of India. View India Gate, a war memorial arch built in honour of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Visit Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the first great example of Mughal architecture in India. The day’s tour ends at Qutab Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – a soaring tower of victory which is 72.5 metres high and has five distinct stories.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra
This morning drive to Agra.
Arrive Agra in the afternoon and check-in at your hotel.
Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat which means seat of the Emperor. Today, a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices whilst experiencing the irresistible charm that this favourite city of the Mughals still retains.
Late afternoon visit the Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site). The fort was built by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Subsequent additions were made to the fort by his son Jahangir and grandson Shahjahan.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur
Early morning enjoy a sunrise visit to the mesmerizing Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The 17th century Taj Mahal is often called a poem in stone. If so, the mausoleum is a love poem – created by Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Please note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
Return to hotel for breakfast.
This morning drive to Jaipur. En route, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – a deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.
Arrive Jaipur Agra late afternoon and check-in at your hotel.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur
This morning enjoy an excursion to the magnificent Amber Fort. The fortified palace was the capital of the state of Jaipur until 1728. The architecture is a blend of Mughal and Rajput styles. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, which are famous for the excellence of their design and decoration including the spectacular “Hall of Mirrors”.
Later enjoy an orientation tour of Jaipur. Visit City Palace and its museum which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords, antiques and artifacts. Proceed to Jantar Mantar, a stone astrological and astronomical observatory which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century. Enjoy a cycle-rickshaw ride in the colourful bazaar of the old city. Also visit Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade is probably the most-photographed in Jaipur. Its ornately carved windows were designed so that the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. There is also time to shop for Jaipur blue pottery and block-printed cotton linens.
Remainder of the day will be at leisure for independent activities.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur - Jodhpur
This morning drive to Jodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar. It was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. The graceful palaces, forts and temples bring alive the historic grandeur, while the exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.
Arrive in Jodhpur and check-in at your hotel.
Late afternoon, enjoy a short orientation tour of Jodhpur city. Visit magnificent Mehrangarh, one of Rajasthan’s finest forts. This 5,000 metre long fort is an impressive and formidable structure. There are seven gates that lead into the fort, inside a series of courtyards and palaces to be found. Make a brief stop at Jaswant Thada, located a short distance from the fort, which is a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Later, enjoy a walking tour through the ancient blue town where there will be opportunity to explore the narrow winding lanes, ending at the Old Clock Tower vegetable and spice market.
Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 7: Jodhpur - Udaipur
En route visit Ranakpur Temples. Ranakpur boasts some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country, famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures, and is one of the holiest Jain sites in India.
Arrive Udaipur late afternoon and check-in at your hotel.
This evening you will be taken to City Palace to experience and enjoy the Holika Dahan Ceremony.
Holi (Holika Dahan) Festival, Udaipur: The regal festival of Holika Dahan perpetuates centuries-old time-honored traditions. The regal festival represents India’s eternal fascination with celebration of life through the many seasons. Holi, one of the most popular of Indian festivals, is celebrated when winter gives way to spring. Holika Dahan is the festival’s first day when the pious fire is lit on the full moon night of Phalguna (one of the 12 months of the Hindu calendar). According to Hindu mythology, it demonstrates the triumph of divine power over demonic strength.
At the Holika Dahan ceremony held at the city palace complex, Udaipur, witness a magnificent palace procession, observe royal etiquette and ritual as you look upon the royal parade in their traditional attire-finely liveried palace staff, elegantly bedecked horses and the impeccably turned out band that leads the cavalcade through the Palace from the Royal residence to Manek Chowk. After the religious ceremonies, as twilight descends, you can look forward to the lighting of a traditional sacred fire where an effigy of the fraudulent Holika is burnt. This is followed by local people performing the ”Gair”, a traditional folk dance performed specially on the occasion, which you will discover yourself, can be quite infectious!
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur
This morning you will be invited to by the hotel to experience and share the holi celebrations with the family. The celebration and festival lasts till noon and after that time is free at the hotel.
In the evening enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat view the city of Udaipur rise majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace, an unforgettable sight on an island in Lake Pichola, built by Maharana Karan Singhji in 1622 as a pleasure palace for royal parties and functions.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur - Delhi. Departure.
This morning free for independent activities.
In the afternoon you will be escorted to Udaipur airport for flight to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to International Airport for your flight to onward destination.
|1 & 2||Delhi||Shangri-La|
|4 & 5||Jaipur||Marriot Jaipur|
|7 & 8||Udaipur||Ramada Resort & Spa|
– 8 nights accommodation in hotel as listed or similar
– Daily breakfast
– Arrival and departure airport transfers
– All sightseeing and excursions with English speaking local guide
– Transfers as per itinerary on private air-conditioned car (Toyota Innova/SUV – up to 2 guests)
– Complimentary bottled water on board
– Monument & museum entrance fees
– Government taxes
– International air ticket (we will be happy to book your flights)
– Expenses of personal nature like beverages, room service, telephone calls, porterage, laundry etc
– Any meals except mentioned in quote include/program
– Gratuity to driver/s, guide
– Visa fee
– Travel insurance (highly recommended – click here for details)
– Any other services/items/activities not mentioned in quote include
– Additional expenses due to events beyond our control i.e. flight delays, natural calamities etc.