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RAJASTHAN
Diwali Celebrations in India

15 - 26 October '22
 

Price

4/5 star from USD2,029 pp

3 star from USD1,720 pp

Duration

12 days

Travel Type

Private Travel

Service Level

4/5 Star or 3 Star

Travel Style

Classic

Physical Rating

Walking fit

You will be enchanted by the land of maharajas and medieval forts, palaces and tigers, and festivals. Enjoy the 2022 Rajasthan Diwali celebration in India.

Rajasthan Diwali celebration in India

Tour Highlights

Delhi
Delhi

Delhi has many historical monuments and tourist attractions as well as lively marketplaces and great food, such as chaat.

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Udaipur
Udaipur

With its many palaces, temples, havelis Udaipur is a most charming romantic city. Narrow, crooked, timeless streets add to the city’s natural charms.

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Agra
Agra

The Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And the hype its well justified. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums, and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling markets.

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Delhi
Delhi

Delhi has many historical monuments and tourist attractions as well as lively marketplaces and great food, such as chaat.

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Fully Inclusive

Local English speaking guide service for the duration of the tour

All applicable entrance fees, experiences and meals as per the above itinerary

Accommodation

11 nights based on per person sharing basis at the hotels in the itinerary with their respective meal plans

Meals Included

On breakfast basis only. Extras: Lunch at hotel in Ranakpur; Thali lunch in Jaipur; Dinner with Diwali celebration in Jaipur; Dinner at local restaurant in Delhi

Transportation

All transportation ie. airport transfer, sightseeing and interstate drives will be done using the following vehicles:

02-03 pax using Innova large car

04-06 pax using tempo traveller (mini-van)

Taxes

All applicable Government Taxes / Levies on the date

All applicable Hotel Taxes and Service Charges on the date

Extras

Bottled water and wet tissues throughout in the vehicle

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DAILY SCHEDULE:

Day 01 - Airport Delhi

Day 02 - Delhi

Day 03 - Delhi - Udaipur (Flight)

Day 04 - Udaipur

Day 05 - Udaipur - Jodphur (6 hrs)

Day 06 - Jodphur

Day 07 - Jodphur - Pushkar (4 hrs)

Day 08 - Pushkar - Jaipur (4 hrs)

Day 09 - Jaipur

Day 10 - Jaipur

Day 11 - Jaipur - Agra (6 hrs)

Day 12 - Agra

Diwali Celebrations in India

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DIWALI - A star attraction on the Indian festival stage. A joyous celebration that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festival’s name roughly translates to ‘row of lamps/lights’ – which is why Diwali is widely known as the Festival of Lights.

Full Trip Details

 

Day 01 | Airport - Delhi

15 October '22

On arrival at Delhi International airport after clearing immigration formalities, you will meet our representative in arrival hall. He will further assist you to your vehicle and then hotel check-in formalities. (Standard check-in time is 1200 hours)

Overnight stay at hotel

 

The Suryaa Hotel / The Crowne Plaza Okhla

https://www.thesuryaahotel.com 

https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/new-delhi/ndeol/hoteldetail 

3 Star Category

The Visaya 

http://www.thevisaya.com

Day 02 | Delhi

16 October '22

Breakfast at hotel, thereafter you will be proceed for a combined full day city tour of Old and New Delhi.

We start the tour from Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk this part of Delhi will take you in Old Mughal era, while walking through old lanes you can see big wooden carved antique doors, big havelis (mansion), narrow lanes and busy bustling life. You must taste lip smacking street food in Old Delhi market area. Then you will visit India’s largest Mosque Jama Masjid where at a time 25,000 can be accommodated. 

 

After lunch visit New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi, beautifully designed by “Sir Edwin Lutyens”, drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Connaught Place. Later continue the sightseeing visiting, Humayun Tomb, the tomb was built in 1570 and was the first garden tomb made by Humayun’s son Akbar. It is Unesco world heritage site.

 

Conclude the sightseeing with the visit of Qutub Minar, the stunning red stone tower is 72.5 m high with 2.75m in diameter. It is also UNESCO site.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax or to pursue independent activities.

 

Overnight stay at hotel

 

4/5 Star Category

The Suryaa Hotel / The Crowne Plaza Okhla

https://www.thesuryaahotel.com 

https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/new-delhi/ndeol/hoteldetail 

3 Star Category

The Visaya 

http://www.thevisaya.com

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Day 03 | Delhi - Udaipur by flight

17 October 2022

Breakfast at hotel

 

After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Udaipur.

 

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Udaipur airport.

 

Udaipur, also known as city of Lakes or Venice of the east. This romantic city is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Beautiful Palace, mountain, lakes, history and culture make this city more beautiful. On arrival check in at hotel.

 

Evening will be at leisure to relax.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Amet Haveli / Jagat Niwas Palace

www.amethaveliudaipur.com

https://www.jagatcollection.com/jagatniwas/index.html

3 Star Category

Mewar Vilas 

https://mewarvillas.com

Day 04 | Udaipur

18 October 2022

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

In the morning, take a tour of the city visiting the City Palace, which stands on the crest of a ridge overlooking Lake Pichola. The largest palace in Rajasthan, it was built at various periods but still preserves the harmony of design, enhanced by massive octagonal towers surmounted by cupolas. Now a museum, it is a labyrinth of courtyards richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, galleries covered with frescos, temples and roof gardens, which afford a wide panorama below. Later visit mid-17th century built Jagdish Temple in the old town, famous for the remarkable bronze statue of Garuda, the mythical bird, facing his revered master Lord Vishnu.

Continue the visit to the Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Handmaidens), a good example of the Hindu art of landscape gardening on a princely scale. Ornamental pools with finely sculptured cenotaphs of soft black stone are surrounded by a profusion of fountains.

Afternoon, experience the hustle bustle of the old market at Udaipur. Walk past the spice shops, jewellery shops, utensil shops, jiggery shops, silver market and local meat & food shop.

Towards the evening, enjoy a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. The beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. The city palace extends a considerable distance along the east bank of the lake. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. One would get an interesting view of the Dhobi (laundry) ghats. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake.

 

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Amet Haveli / Jagat Niwas Palace

www.amethaveliudaipur.com

https://www.jagatcollection.com/jagatniwas/index.html

3 Star Category

Mewar Vilas 

https://mewarvillas.com

Day 05 | Udaipur - Jodphur (6 hrs)

10 October 2022

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur en-route visit Ranakpur temple. It was built in 15th century, it is one of biggest temple Jain temple Complexes India. It is also known for its architectural beauty. The temple has 18 domes and 1444 marble pillars and each pillar is artistically carved.

 

Lunch will be at Mountbatten Lodge. Mountbatten Lodge is an opulent 4 suite hideaway nestled in a ruggedly scenic valley and bordered by the Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.  We are fortunate to have two of the most important historical sites in the country on our doorstep – the famous Ranakpur Jain Temples and the mighty Kumbalgarh Fort (famous for having the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China).

Later continue drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at hotel.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Ajit Bhawan Palace

https://www.ajitbhawan.com

3 Star Category

Pal Haveli / Salawas Home Stay

https://mewarvillas.com

https://salawashomestay.com

Day 06 | Jodhpur

20 October 2022

Breakfast at hotel.

 

Post breakfast proceed to visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada,one of most famous and massive Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Mehrangarh Fort: Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Chiselled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.

 

Jaswant Thada: This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. He made attempts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and broadly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to public. 

 

Later explore the market area and a short walking tour of Old city of Jodhpur.

 

Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel

Ajit Bhawan Palace

https://www.ajitbhawan.com

3 Star Category

Pal Haveli / Salawas Home Stay

https://mewarvillas.com

https://salawashomestay.com

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Day 07 | Jodphur - Pushkar (4 hrs)

21 October 2022

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

Post breakfast drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Located to the northwest of Ajmer, the tranquil city of Pushkar is a favored destination for thousands of tourists and devotees flocking to Rajasthan. Situated at a height of 510 metres, Pushkar is surrounded by hillocks on three sides. The ‘Nag Pahar’, literally meaning Snake Mountain forms a natural border between Ajmer and Pushkar. Known as ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, the essence of the famous Pushkar rose is exported all over the world. Along with an interesting mythological history, a legacy of timeless architectural heritage makes Pushkar a fascinating city.

 

On arrival check in at hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple.

 

Pushkar Lake: According to Hindu scriptures, the sacred Pushkar Lake is described as ‘Tirtha Raj’, the king of all pilgrimage sites. No pilgrimage is considered to be complete without a dip in in the holy Pushkar Lake. Semi-circular in shape and about 8-10 metres deep, Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats and over 400 temples and is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

 

Brahma Lake: Nestled in the picturesque Pushkar valley beyond the Nangaparvat and Anasagar Lake, the Brahma temple holds a special place in the hearts of Indians. It is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Built with marble and decorated with silver coins, this temple can be identified by its red spire and the image of a swan (considered sacred to Lord Brahma). The chaturmukhi (four faced) idol of Lord Brahma is housed in the inner sanctum. A marble statue of the sun god stands sentinel at the temple. Interestingly, while all the gods are shown bare footed, Surya is shown wearing ancient warrior’s boots.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Jagat Niwas 

Day 08 | Pushkar - Jaipur (4 hrs)

22 October 2022

Breakfast at hotel.

 

Jaipur also known as pink city because of its wall color which are exclusively painted in pink color. This colorful city has chaotic streets, colorful auto rickshaw and lively culture. It is the gateway to Rajasthan vacation, here you can still see royal life, forts and Palaces reflecting glorious past.

 

On arrival check in at hotel. Evening explore the colorful market with illumination, each and every shop will be decorated. You will see various items of decoration, new vessels, new dresses, sarees, different sweets, idols, and much more. Visiting Indian market during Diwali is absolutely a different experience. 

Market are also showcasing beautiful handicraft, Rajasthan jewelry and shoes. You can get your hand painted with traditional Indian design of henna. It looks really awesome. You will experience the market decorated with beautiful souvenirs, sweets, candles, dry fruits, idols of Hindu God & Godess etc.  

 

Overnight stay hotel.

Alsisar Haveli

https://www.alsisarhaveli.com

3 Star Category

Regenta Central

https://www.royalorchidhotels.com/regenta-central-jaipur/overview

Day 09 | Jaipur

23 October 2022

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

After early breakfast proceed to visit Amber Fort en-route stop at Hawa Mahal for clicking some pictures, it is a stunning 5 story building. It was built to enable royal ladies see daily lives of the city or some function or procession as those days ladies had to cover their faces. Visit Amber Fort by shared jeep.

Afternoon visit City Palace (Royal residence) & observatory (Jantar Mantar).

 

Evening you will visit bustling yet colorful market showcasing beautiful handicraft, Rajasthan jewelry and shoes. You can get your hand painted with traditional Indian design of henna. It looks really awesome.

 

Overnight stay at hotel.

Alsisar Haveli

https://www.alsisarhaveli.com

3 Star Category

Regenta Central

https://www.royalorchidhotels.com/regenta-central-jaipur/overview

Day 10 | Jaipur

24 October 2022 (Diwali)

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

This day will be very special due to Diwali, you will be able to see Indian cultural and festivity closely.

 

After breakfast visit Laxmi Narayan Temple. Laxmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir is situated in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. It is located below the Moti Dungri Fort.Laxmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple devoted to goddess Laxmi and god Vishnu. In Jaipur, the temple is a proud landmark. The temple is made up of pure white marble with a modern approach and style. Both the idols of the deities are designed beautifully and look amazing. Inside the temple, other things can be found such as idols of other Hindu deities, ancient quotes, Hindu symbols, ornaments and many more on the walls of the temple.

 

Lunch at local restaurant enjoy Rajasthani Thali (platter) full of Rajasthani delicacies with authentic Rajasthani flavor.

 

Evening enjoy Diwali dinner at local restaurant and enjoy festive activities. Participate in Hindu rituals, see how they do Pooja. They will tell you the story why they are celebrates Diwali on a big scale.

 

Overnight stay at hotel

Alsisar Haveli

https://www.alsisarhaveli.com

3 Star Category

Regenta Central

https://www.royalorchidhotels.com/regenta-central-jaipur/overview

Day 11 - Jaipur - Agra (6 hrs)

25 October 2022

Breakfast at hotel.

 

Post breakfast drive to Agra en-route visit Abhaneri. It is one of the largest step wells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century. The Chand Baori is not an easy landmark to find, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India Chand Baori one was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well.

Centuries ago, the stepwells were built in the arid zones of Rajasthan to provide water all year through. Today, the construction is not used as a well anymore but its exquisite geometry attracts local and international visitors. About 64 feet deep, it is India's largest and deepest stepwells with 13 floors and was built in the 9th century for water harvesting.

 

Later continue drive to Agra. The land of the Taj is not only famous for the biggest allure “Taj Mahal” but also legacy of Mughals which they had left behind. Their legacy can be seen in mausoleums, tombs and magnificent fort. On arrival check in at hotel.

 

Evening arrive at Mehtab Bagh so that guests can enjoy sunset there. Mehtab Bagh is located on the left bank of Yamuna opposite Taj Mahal. The garden complex is approximately 300 square meters and is in straight alignment with the Taj Mahal.The excavation has revealed a huge octagonal tank on the southern periphery; Baradaris or pavilion on the East and West; a small octagonal tank at the center and a gateway at the Northern wall.

 

Overnight stay at hotel

Crystal Sarovar Premier

https://www.sarovarhotels.com/crystal-sarovar-premiere-agra 

3 Star Category

Royale Residency

https://www.hotelroyaleresidency.com

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Day 11 - Agra

26 October 2022

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Breakfast at hotel.

 

Early morning visit beautiful Taj Mahal, during sunrise the sunrays have a magical effect with marble surface. It changes its color which creates eternal beauty (Closed on Friday).

 

Return to hotel for breakfast. Afternoon Agra Fort. Red Fort, it is an UNESCO heritage site. It is a major tourist attraction from all over the world. The fort is built in red stone to make it main residence of Mughals.

 

Later drive to Delhi international airport. On arrival dinner at airport hotel. After dinner assisted transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination. (No accommodation envisaged for this night in Delhi)

 

End of services

Terms and Conditions

Airfare Supplement:

  • Delhi-Udaipur USD92 per person

Cost includes: 

  • Accommodation for 11 nights based on above mentioned hotels on DOUBLE/TWIN sharing basis.

  • Meals: On breakfast basis

  • Lunch at hotel in Ranakpur

  • Thali lunch in Jaipur

  • Dinner with Diwali celebrations in Jaipur

  • Dinner at local restaurant in Delhi 

  • All transportation i.e. airport transfers, sightseeing and interstate drives will done using following vehicles:

  • 02-03 pax using Innova large car

  • 04-06 pax-using tempo traveller (mini –van) 

  • Local English speaking guide services as per the itinerary.

  • We have included 01 time entrance fee as per the itinerary.

  • Bottled water and wet tissue throughout in the vehicle  

  • All currently applicable taxes.(5% Goods & Service Tax)

 

Cost Does Not Include: 

  • International airfare 

  • Domestic airfare or Internal flights

  • Visa charges

  • Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, tips.

  • Any expenses of personal nature & Insurance of any kind.

  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary. 

  • Any item not specified under ‘cost includes’

  • Any bank charges during transferring the payment.

 

Special Notes

  • The flight timings and FARES are subject to change at the time of issuance. 

  • The check-in time at hotel is 1400 hrs and check-out time is 1200 noon. Incase if you have flight arriving or departing during midnight, we suggest the book room for pre-night/late check-out to avoid any inconvenience.

  • The vehicle will be as per the itinerary only and not available during leisure time and strictly as per the itinerary.

  • The hotels mentioned are indicative and will be booked only once we get go ahead from your end. The rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Incase if any of the guest/s are allergic to any particular food or have any dietary restrictions, we request you to please advise in advance to update hotels/restaurants accordingly.

 

Visa process:

 

Payment terms

  • At the time of booking: 30% on total amount

  • 30 days prior to arrival in India: 70% (full and final)

  • In case of air tickets involved, we need payment to issue the tickets as ticket always issue in advance.

 

Cancellation terms:

  • 30 days prior to arrival in India: Nil of total billing after deducting bank charges.

  • 15 days prior to arrival in India: 50% of total billing

  • 10 days or less prior to arrival in India: No refund

 

Flight ticket cancellation:

  • 30 days prior to arrival in India: internal/international flights (if issued non-refundable ticket), will refund as per airline policy after deducting our handling charges.

 

 

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before leaving for the holiday