This itinerary is specially designed for you to make you familiar with the rich India Culture and festivals. The Holi festival is very beautifully celebrated in the Shekhawati region, where the traditions are still practiced. During your journey you would be spending two complete days in Mandawa, with the local people, enjoying with them, feeling the culture, festival, and all celebrations. These days would be unforgettable for you and would be surely remembered many times. The journey would continue to explore Jaipur, Pachewar and Agra. We always explore the countryside roads, so that the very minute detail, about the area can be felt and gathered. So, be ready to enjoy with us the most colorful festival of Rajasthan.
Prices are based per person on 2 people occupying a Dbl/Twin Room – with B&B.
Air conditioned car with English Speaking driver.
Hotels – Taxes.
Driver accomodation and meals.
All domestic transports.
Service of English Speaking Guides for monuments.
24 * 7 assistence by team India World Travel.
For single supplementary please contact to India World Travel.
International round – trip.
lunch and dinner.
Personal expenses – Drinks and all personal expenses.
tips (no obligation).
entrance fees relating to cameras / video sites.
Arrival Delhi – Mandawa
Warm welcome at the Airport by the representative of India World Travel and shortly leaving for Mandawa, which is a relatively subdues market town, surrounded by very beautiful paintings. It is also considered as the heart of Shekhawati region, as the place is well known for its forts and palaces. When you will reach Mandawa, you will have time to explore the city more. It is just 2 days remaining for celebrating Holi, everywhere you can see people dancing and singing, having party, enjoying in full spirit and welcoming Holi. Dinner at the Hotel.
6hrs / 270km
Hotel Mandawa Haveli
Mandawa – Ramgarh – Mehansar – Mandawa
After breakfast, departing for Ramgarh, a small village having beautiful and old Havelis and also experiencing the Holi atmosphere there. All the routes have been specially designed, to make you accustomed with the real villages, meeting people, sharing the culture and exploring all very peacefully. We always prefer taking small countryside road, so that we are away from the chaos and traffic and can really experience the life of rural people. Moving on to Mehansar, having lunch at the beautiful Castle. After lunch returning to Mandawa, free evening so that the celebrations before the Holi day can be very well seen and experienced. The whole village would be found celebrating and enjoying to full spirit. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
The final day has come to celebrate the festival of colors and the festival of love. After breakfast, the day begins with wearing Indian clothes for celebrating the festival of colors, Holi. People wear colorful enjoy the colorful festival dresses and join their friends to visit the whole city on foot, with spreading colors on themselves and others. It is best tried that colors should spread in a way that the face is not recognizable. The different colors used have particular meaning, such as the green spreads harmony, white is for peace, red is for enjoyment, orange for optimism, blue for vitality, and pink for love. Holi is celebrated throughout India in the month of Phagun, and is an ancient Hindu festival. The date varies every year as per the Hindu calendar, but it mostly comes in the month of March. There is a lot of enthusiasm, amongst people to celebrate Holi. The region of Shekhawati celebrates holi with folk dance, DHAP, BANSURI and dance. You would also see young men dancing on the beats of all instruments and music wearing women’s outfits. It is celebrated at the end of winter season and beginning of Spring, the harvesting also starts by this festival. It is celebrated differently in various parts of India. Each one has its own way of playing and enjoying. A good thing about the festival is that the colors and other things used are pure and do not harm the skin or the eyes. People enjoy the festival with their friends, family, relatives and neighbors. The day ends with the celebrations, and by being a part of the most colorful festival.
Mandawa – Jaipur
After breakfast leaving for Jaipur, the Pink City which, holds many of the beautiful palaces and Forts. It was built in the year 1727, by Jai Singh II, the architect divided the city into 9 parts, considering them as the nine planets in the Solar system. Basically the city got the Tag Pink, when his successor Ram Singh II got the city painted in Pink during the visit of the Prince of Wales. The visit to the City Palace, Museum, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar and many more places would be good. In the museums you would find, the interesting collection of miniatures, carpets, hangings, clothing and weapons. Visiting the Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds, moving around the local markets, streets, bazars and people selling things along the road side, which are very interesting. Overnight and dinner at the Hotel.
4hrs / 180km
Jaipur – Pachewar
After breakfast, departing for visiting the Amber Fort, which can be done on the back of the elephant. The fort is on a high hill with the small lake, and is the old capital of the city of Rajputs. This palace was vacated when Jai Singh the king decided to settle in Jaipur. The big fort is very beautiful and it would be difficult to take your eyes off from it. Later departing for Pachewar Fort, a very peaceful village and the mesmerizing Fort, later tea served at the lake. Evening at leisure and dinner at the Hotel.
1hrs / 80km
Fort pachewar garh
Fort pachewar garh
After breakfast, leaving to have a walk of the village, which is still away from the reach of many tourists. The place has a charm of its own, visiting the beautiful lake, meeting and interacting with the people, altogether the day would be relaxed, exploring the rural India. Place is recommendable for photography and migratory birds can also be seen. Returning to the Hotel, and evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
Pachewar - Agra
After Breakfast, leaving for Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, a guided tour of Fatehpur Sikri, which was built in the year 1569, and is also registered by UNESCO. It is a magnificent fortified ancient city, and a short lived capital of the Mughal Empire. The architecture is a mix of Islamic as well as Indian style, is worth a watch. Then after lunch visiting the Red Fort, guided tour of the Red Fort as well, these monuments will always be cherished in your memories. Dinner at the Hotel.
6hrs / 320km
Agra - Delhi
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, a beautiful museum of White Marbles, which is also called as a “tear on the face of eternity, the emperor Shah Jahan built it in the memories of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Returning to the Hotel for breakfast and departing for Delhi to take the scheduled flight. A drop to the airport in Delhi.