Escorted India Tour Including The Holi Festival


Personally escorted by India Tours and Travel Specialists’, Sean Fernandes, this exciting 15-day tour is steeped in culture, history, unique architecture, friendly people and magnificent scenery. The standard of the tour is excellent accommodation and using private air-conditioned vehicles throughout. One of the many highlights of this tour will be the Holi Festival in Jaipur, and how better to see India than with a true Indian Specialist – Sean Fernandes.



On arrival at New Delhi IGI Airport you will be met and transferred to the LE MERIDIEN HOTEL for your three-night stay.


After breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Raj Ghat and the Connaught Place market. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a well-known local restaurant. (B, D)


After breakfast, you will be taken on a tour of Old Delhi. Visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk. After lunch enjoy a guided heritage walk through the streets of Old Delhi. Participate in a kite flying session at an old haveli before enjoying a home-cooked meal. (B, D)


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel to spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening you will have the opportunity to witness the spiritual Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges. Two nights at the TAJ GANGES. (B, D)


At sunrise, you will be taken on a boat ride on the River Ganges followed by a tour through the narrow streets, passing iconic temples. After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Varanasi. After lunch, you will visit Sarnath, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining Nirvana. You will then enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Agra. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. After lunch visit the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Two nights at the TAJ VIEW, AGRA. (B, D)


Early in the morning, you will be taken on a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, visit the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula before enjoying an interactive cooking demonstration and lunch with a local family. In the evening, visit a marble in-lay factory and see a cultural stage show – Mohabbat the Taj. (B, L, D)


After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Ranthambore, visiting the magnificent ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. You will then head to Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to Ranthambore. Upon arrival, check in to THE TIGRESS RANTHAMBORE for your two-night stay. (B, L, D)


Today you will be taken on morning and afternoon game drives in Ranthambore National Park. It is one of the largest parks in Northern India and is one of the best places in India to see the elusive tiger. (B, L, D)


After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Jaipur. In the evening you will be taken to 1135AD restaurant at the Amber Fort, for dinner. The Amber Fort is one of the principal tourist attractions of the area and is located high on a hill. Three nights at the ITC RAJPUTANA. (B, D)


After breakfast, you will be taken on a full day tour of Jaipur. Visit the 17th Century Amber Fort, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, also known as ‘Palace of the Winds’. You will also have the opportunity to visit the local markets. (B, D)


After breakfast, experience Holi Festival celebrations at the Diggi Palace hotel. One of the greatest highlights of the Festival Calendar of India, the Holi Festival is celebrated across the Globe and, when mentioned, always draws a smile and enthusiasm amongst anyone who has taken part. The celebration will involve applying various rainbow coloured powders and throwing coloured water at each other amidst loud music and drums. This is followed by dancing along with the other partygoers. It is a very happy, exciting and memorable experience. (B, L, D)


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. On arrival you will be met and taken to Ravla Khempur (the hotel which appeared in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to your hotel in Udaipur. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Two nights at THE LALIT LAXMI VILAS PALACE. (B, L, D)


After breakfast, you will be taken on a city tour, visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and an elegant garden called Saheliyon-Ki-Bari. In the evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, followed by a farewell dinner. (B, D)


After breakfast, the morning is at your leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where you will board your onward flight. This will mark the end of your tour. (B)

DelhiLe MeridenLe Meriden
VaranasiTaj GangesTaj Ganges
AgraTaj Gateway HotelTaj Gateway Hotel
RanthamboreThe Tigress RanthamboreThe Tigress Ranthambore
JaipurITC RajputanaITC Rajputana
UdaipurjuSTa Sajjangarh Resort & SpajuSTa Sajjangarh Resort & Spa

Sean Fernandes

SEAN was born in India and has a passion for the colour, food, culture and history of his original homeland. Sean is a true people person and loves to share his knowledge and passion for the country. Sean now lives in Australia with his wife and two sons, and has been with India Tours & Travel Specialists for over 15 years.

Accommodation Options


• 14 nights twin share accommodation
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Internal economy airfares: Delhi – Varanasi – Agra/Delhi, Jaipur – Udaipur – Delhi
• All sightseeing, excursions and transfers using an AC vehicle
• Services of local English speaking guide
• Entrance fee at monuments
• All current applicable taxes
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Mohabbat the Taj Show Agra (Platinum tickets)
• Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk
• Heritage walk and tour in Old Delhi
• Interactive cooking session, Agra
• Lunch at Diggi Palace and Holi Festival celebration
• Two safaris at Ranthambore National Park
• Half day tour at Mathura/Vrindavan/Dwarkadeesh temple
• Jeep ride to Amber Fort
• Spiritual Aarti and boat ride on the river Ganges, Varanasi
• Boat ride at Lake Pichola, Udaipur
• Fully escorted by Indian Tours and Travel Specialists’ Sean Fernandes
NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers travelling to be escorted.

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