12 Days |
DatesStart Date: 10/03/2020 End Date: 12/03/2020
LocationAnandpur Sahib, Punjab
A perfect tour for many travelers comprises of fun, adventure and history, and this festival tour of India serves exactly that. It has an element of everything, making it a perfect blend of what every traveler may need.
The Hola Mohalla festival trip starts from visiting the capital of India, Delhi, to see the various marks left throughout the centuries by both emperors and the British. This will be followed by visiting Amritsar, to see the famous Golden Temple, along with the several other famous places. Next, you will get to experience the famous Hola Mohalla Festival in Anandpur Sahib, where you not only get to witness the daredevil acts, but enjoy the famous fair as well. Moving on, you will visit the City Beautiful, Chandigarh, and will be blown away by everything it offers. For the touch of royalty, you will visit Jaipur, with its authentic Rajasthani touch and many royal forts and monuments. Lastly, you will get to visit the famous and beautiful wonder of the world- Taj Mahal. There’s not a lot than can make this tour any more perfect.
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives, who will escort you to your hotel. After checking in, you will have the rest of the day to yourself for your leisure.
The capital of India, Delhi is one of the most famous attractions of the country. Its rich royal history along with monuments from the British Raj periods makes it one of the most beautiful places. Be it the hustling streets of Old Delhi or the new British architecture in New Delhi, you will get a treat to your eyes in every corner of the capital. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.
Post breakfast, you can start by visiting the Old Delhi first, covering Chandani Chowk, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort. Old Delhi for you has a lot of scenic marvels that you can explore for yourself. After lunch, you can move on towards New Delhi, and visit Qutub Minar, and Humanyu’s Tomb, which are some of the most famous historic sites to look at. Moreover, you can also visit Raj Ghat, which is the cremation point of Gandhi, and Lutyens’ Delhi. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.
After an early breakfast, you will be escorted to the New Delhi Railway Station, from where you will travel towards Amritsar. Post arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel, where you will be checked in. After some rest, you can visit the Wagah Border, the division between India and Pakistan, and you can witness the show. Amritsar is one of the cities located at the border of the country, in Punjab. It is the home to one of the most pious Sikh Gurudwaras- The Golden Temple. It also houses Jallianwala Bagh, an important historical place, pre independence, where several innocent souls sacrificed their lives. Moreover, the Wagah Border is a highly visited place, with the daily ceremony commencing, and also serves as the transit terminal and a railway station connecting the country with Pakistan. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Amritsar.
Post having a scrumptious breakfast, you can go on a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting places like Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum and Partition Museum. Then you can take a trip to the auspicious Golden Temple, and witness the beauty of the place, decorated in real gold. Lastly, you can also visit the famous Jallianwala Park, with a history linked to the pre partition time. In the evening, you will depart for Anandpur Sahib. You will have the evening for leisure. Overnight stay will be at the camp in Anandpur Sahib.
Today, post breakfast, you can go and enjoy the Hola Mohalla festival. You can take a look at the various festivities, and experience the various customs of this Sikh festival and visit the famous fair. Hola Mohalla is an annual festival celebrated with pomp and show. A three-day long fair is held, and the main festival usually falls either a day after the Hindu festival of Holi, or sometimes coincides with it. It is a huge festival for the religion, and celebrated all over the world by the Sikhs. The attendees usually camp in or on the outskirts of Anandpur Sahib, and witness the display of power and martial arts. Overnight stay will be at the camp in Anandpur Sahib.
After breakfast, you can continue another day of enjoying the festivities. You can enjoy the various local music and poetry shows by several artists, as well as the daring acts performed by the Sikh community. You are bound to get chills, while being in awe. Overnight stay will be at the camp in Anandpur Sahib.
Today, after breakfast, you will depart for Chandigarh, en route Ropar. There you can visit the famous Archaeological Museum, where you can witness the various artifacts from the Harappan era, painted grey ware culture, copper and bronze implements, among other things. Post arrival in Chandigarh, you will be checked in at the hotel, and have the rest of the day for leisure. You can visit various markets or relax indoors. The beautiful union territory is a shared capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is known as “City Beautiful” and was planned by the renowned French Architect Le Corbusier. There are several noteworthy visit worthy places including the Rock Garden, Rose Garden and Sukhna lake. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chandigarh.
This morning post breakfast, you can go on a sightseeing tour. You can start with the Rock Garden, with the beautiful open-air exhibit of rock sculptures. Then you can visit the famous Rose Garden, and witness the fifty thousand rose bushes, comprising of more than sixteen thousand rose species. Overnight stay will be at the hotel. This can be followed by a visit to Sukhna Lake and the planned city of Chandigarh Complex. In the evening, you will depart for Delhi, and will be checked in at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After having a filling breakfast, you will depart towards the city of Jaipur. You will be checked in upon arrival and will have the rest of the day for yourself. You can either relax, or explore the local markets, witnessing the beautiful handicrafts.
Jaipur, also known as the Pink City due to the signature old pink hued buildings, is a popular tourist attraction, due to its rich royal history. It houses several monuments including the majestic Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, beautifully architecture City Palace and the spectacular Amer Fort. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, a day full of sightseeing awaits you. You can start by visiting Amer Fort, located just outside Jaipur. Then you can enjoy an elephant ride, followed by a visit to the City Palace, Janatar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. Later in the evening you can visit the beautiful markets, and you will not be able to resist the beautiful handicrafts. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will leave for Agra, en route Fatehpur Sikri where you can see the majestic Buland Darwaza. Upon reaching Agra, you will be checked in at the hotel. After some rest, you can either relax, or take a stroll in the local markets. Agra is, although a small city, but home to one of the seven wonders of the world- the Taj Mahal. Made by Shah Jehan, to house the tomb of his most beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, it is constructed entirely out of white marble and took approximately over two decades. People from all over the world come to India just to see this white beauty. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Agra.
You can start the morning by witnessing the sunrise at Taj Mahal, when there are barely any people visiting. It is the most peaceful then, and has a serene view. This can be followed by breakfast, and a visit to the famous Agra Fort. Then you will depart for New Delhi, where post dinner, you will be escorted towards the airport, for your boarding to the next destination, embarking an end to this marvelous festival tour of Hola Mohalla.