Holi 2019 - India's Festival of Colour

A 'Secret Women's Series' journey escorted by Sarah Hoyland

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‘Holi - India's Festival of Colour' forms part of our ‘Secret Women’s Series’ – a collection of inspirational journeys designed  specifically to take small groups of like minded women to some of the most exotic and inspirational destinations on the planet. Escorted by Classic Safari Company Director Sarah Hoyland,  this journey will awaken your senses and touch your heart as you join in India's most colourful celebration - Holi.

For the culturally inquisitive, India is a nation of contrasts, a treasure trove of stunning forts, sprawling palaces, diverse landscapes, splendid cuisine, incredibly hospitable people and amazing shopping!

This action packed 14 day journey will guide you through the fascinating cities of Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Narlai and Udaipur offering a feast for the senses at every turn. We will immerse ourselves in the magic of India, waking to the sound of the muezzin’s call, dining by candlelight in an ancient Stepwell and riding rickshaws and bullock carts like locals. Rising at dawn we will experience 'real' India as the cities wake, witnessing morning rituals on the ghats along the holy Ganges River, wandering through the fragrant flower markets & narrow cobblestone alleyways lined with 'chai wallahs'.  We will visit ancient forts and palaces, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, spot leopards in the hills surrounding Narlai and we will meet inspiring and industrious people along the way. Of course we will visit the iconic Taj Mahal which is every bit as enthralling as one imagines, especially at the quieter times of sunrise and sunset, and a final shopping foray in Udaipur will round out this fabulous itinerary. 

During our time here the streets will explode in a display of riotous colour with the Hindu Spring Festival of Holi. Holi is India’s most dazzling celebration of life, love and colour and we will be swept up in the mesmerising displays of dance & music which take place on this hugely significant, joyous day. An unmissable specatcle!

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Why we like it

Holi Celebration in Jaipur
Blue City of Jodhpur & Lake City of Udaipur
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Leopard Safari in rural Rajasthan
Unique Step Well dinner
Ancient Aarti Ceremony on the Ganges
Holy City of Varanasi
Heritage Hotels & Havelis
Small group of like-minded ladies

At a Glance

Day 1: 16 Mar | Delhi | Aerocity Delhi - 1 night
Day 2: 17 Mar | Varanasi |Gateway Hotel - 1 night
Day 3: 18 Mar | Agra |ITC Mughal - 2 nights
Day 5: 20 Mar | Jaipur |Samode Haveli - 3 nights
Day 8: 23 Mar | Jodphur | Raas - 2 nights
Day 10: 25 Mar | Narlai |Rawla Narlai - 2 nights
Day 12: 27 Mar | Udaipur | Rawla Narlai - 2 nights
Day 14: 29 Mar | End of journey

Key facts

13 nights / 14 days
Begin Delhi, end Delhi
Minimum 8 participants | Maximum 16
A$7,490 per person , twin share
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