Awash in the Color of India's Legendary Holi Festival

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Escape Kit

  • An 11-Day Trip of India ($999 per Person) Including:
  • Ten Nights of Three-Star and Heritage Hotel Accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Ground Transportation Between Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Udaipur via Rail or Air-Conditioned Motor Coach
  • Airport-to-Hotel Ground Transportation via Private Car (Flights Not Included)
  • Experienced English-Speaking Tour Guide Throughout
  • All Taxes and Hotel and Resort Fees
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

The Destinations
Nowhere else on earth is there quite the kaleidoscope of color that exists in India. From the vibrant market carts brimming with marigold garlands and lotus blossoms to the richly dyed saris that blow in the wind, India is a daily fête for the senses that is difficult to top. Yet, every spring, the country does just that, indulging in a fortnight of celebration and pageantry during the Holi Festival of Colors and the Elephant Festival—each a visual and cultural phenomenon that can only be experienced in the flesh.

Come wind through the streets of Delhi, a capital city that is a contradiction in culture, time, and history, where denim-clad teenagers skip about the industrial streets with cell phones plastered to their ears while cows pass freely down dirt roads on the city outskirts. Marvel at the terra-cotta walls and temples of Jaipur, India's "Pink City" and a metropolis best seen bathed in the hues of a springtime sunset. Uncover the mysticism of the sacred city of Pushkar or fall in love with Udaipur—the glistening lake town said to be India's most romantic city. When you stand spellbound in the presence of the Taj Mahal in Agra, you'll be glad you experienced all this and more with this 11-day, ten-night adventure through Rajasthan, India, courtesy of Bohemian Tours.

The Itinerary
March 13: Enjoy included transfer to your hotel in Delhi, where you'll take the balance of the day to rest and get acquainted with your surroundings.
Overnight at Hotel Gulnar or similar.

March 14: After breakfast, you'll join your group for the journey to Agra via air-conditioned motor coach to marvel at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, and visit the Agra Fort.
Overnight at Raj Mahal Hotel Agra, Hotel Crystal Inn, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 15: After an early-morning visit to the Taj Mahal, you'll make your way to Jaipur via conditioned motor coach. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikir—the ruins of a great temple-laden city now teeming with green parrots and monkeys.
Overnight at Hotel Mahal Kandela, Hotel Vimal Heritage, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 16: Pay a visit to Amber Fort, where you will enjoy an elephant ride. Take the rest of the day to sightsee and take in the prominent monuments. Walk past the Palace of Winds, known as Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple, and the City Palace Museum. You'll visit the royal observatory, Jantar Mantar, and, if you wish, a nearby rug factory and gem factory, where you can see skilled artisans engaged in gem cutting and polishing. Tonight, enjoy the world-famous Elephant Festival in Jaipur.
Overnight at Hotel Mahal Kandela, Hotel Vimal Heritage, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 17: Continue your tour of Rajasthan by journeying to Pushkar via air-conditioned motor coach. Here, you'll witness Holi—a vibrant festival of colors awash in dance, food, and music—with the local people. In the evening, stroll through the colorful bazaar, visit the Brahma Temple, and enjoy sunset at the Holy Lake.
Overnight at Hotel Master Paradise or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 18: Travel to Udaipur via air-conditioned motor coach, stopping at Chittorgarh Fort en route.
Overnight at Jaiwana Haveli, Mewar Haveli, Hotel Aashiy Haveli, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 19: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the romantic city of Udaipur. Explore The City Palace and Museum, considered to be the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. View the Pratap Memorial and its bronze statue of the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Meander through the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 AD, and stroll through the ornamental garden of Saheliyon Ki Bari.
Overnight at Jaiwana Haveli, Mewar Haveli, Hotel Aashiy Haveli, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 20: Today, embark on an excursion to Kubhalgarh Fort, a 15th-century marvel, before exploring the exceptionally well-preserved, more than-600-year-old white-marble temples at Ranakpur.
Overnight at Jaiwana Haveli, Mewar Haveli, Hotel Aashiy Haveli, or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 21: Enjoy a free day in Udaipur, opting to stroll city bazaars or visit local shops. In the evening, you'll board an overnight train to Delhi, where you'll arrive in the morning.
Overnight on the train. Breakfast provided.

March 22: Rediscover the capital city of Delhi during a half-day tour where you will visit India Gate, Humayun Tomb, Lodhi Garden, and the Parliament House and presidential building.
Overnight at Hotel Gulnar or similar. Breakfast provided.

March 23: Board your included transfer to the airport to make your flight home or to a further destination.
Breakfast provided.

  • "The most boisterous of Hindu festivals, Holi waves goodbye to winter and welcomes in spring in a rainbow of colors... children and adults take to the streets throwing colorful powder... [and] bonfires are lit at major crossroads in towns and cities."

    -- Lonely Planet

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; must be made by November 5, 2013
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher is valid for one person only
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in and at least 10 to travel
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name as it is listed on their passport
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $385
  • Single travelers will be matched with other single travelers of same gender when possible; contact Bohemian Tours with questions
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please see www.bohemiantours.com/make-payment.html
  • No refunds from Bohemian Tours once tour is booked or for unused vouchers
  • Voucher includes taxes
  • Voucher does not include any airfare, India Visa, entrance fee (approx. $60 per person), photo/camera fees, gratuities personal or baggage insurance, meals, snacks or drinks not specified in the itinerary, other personal expenses (mini bar, laundry, phone, etc.), passport and visa fees
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
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