Festival of Lights - Diwali
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Diwali Festival of lights Tour Packages

Diwali is one of the biggest and most beautiful festivals in India. It seems like the entire country comes alive during this festival of lights. There are religious rituals, sweets, celebrations, and the sky fills up with bright fireworks as everyone celebrates the essence of life. To witness the grandeur of this sparkling festival, this 7-day private and guided tour of some of the most famous tourist spots in India is a perfect choice.

Soak in the glorious capital city of India, New Delhi, as you are left spellbound with the lighting around the city. From Delhi to Agra, the city of the grand Taj Mahal. As you visit the Taj Mahal in the glow of the sunset, the mesmerizing sight will forever remain with you. A tour of the Pink City of Jaipur will leave you in awe as bathed in the pink colors the city decks up for Diwali.

You will get to experience how Diwali is celebrated with a local family in full traditional style with gift exchanging, the lighting of candles and earthen lamps, eating sweets and snacks, and of course, taking in the views of the fireworks all around. This 7-day trip will be etched in your memory forever.

6 Nights/7 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
7 breakfasts, 2 dinners included
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Old & New Delhi Sightseeing
Taj Mahal
Diwali Celebration in Jaipur
Grand Palaces/Forts
Vibrant Culture of Rajasthan
Ancient Temples
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Diwali dinner with Local Family
Rural Villages
1000 Years Old Step Wells

Trip Route

Delhi Agra Fatehpur Sikri Abhaneri Jaipur (Diwali) Delhi

With Standard Hotels

A$697 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$1047 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$1447 per person/twin share
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Itinerary
Festival of Lights - Diwali Route Map
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

02

Jaipur

Hotel Fern Jaipur or Similar

Hotel Trident, Jaipur or Similar

 

Hotel ITC Rajputana or Similar

03

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Price

AUD$697

AUD1047

AUD$1447

 

Day 1: DELHI, WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!
You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next day. Meals: Welcome Dinner Included.
Day 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF DELHI
Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi. This morning, you will visit the imposing boulevards and buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Residence), the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, India Gate - a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). DELHI – AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE AND EXALTATION BEGINS Later, pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. In the evening visit the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset in the backdrop of this symbol of love. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: AGRA, SUNRISE VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL
At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. FATEHPUR SIKRI - ABHANERI (STEP WELLS) After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri-a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Later drive towards Abhaneri. The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and one of the most beautiful ones. JAIPUR Later, you will be transferred to Jaipur, “The Pink City of India”. As the evening sets in, explore the bustling local bazaar & indulge yourself in shopping local handmade artifacts & jewelry. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: JAIPUR, THE PINK CITY
Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan. Renowned globally for its colored gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Since the color pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colors the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amber Fort by jeep. This palace is laid out over four layers and sits beside the shimmering Maota Lake. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds) and visit its museum of regal clothing and textiles. Then we continue to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory. DIWALI EVE TRADITIONAL INDIAN ATTIRE SHOPPING In the evening, on the eve of Diwali, shop for local Indian attire for Diwali celebration. As a gesture of good will it is appropriate for you to dress nicely for Diwali evening’s celebration. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 5: JAIPUR, DIWALI CELEBRATION WITH LOCAL FAMILY
Congratulations on making the right decision to witness the festival of lights first-hand here in Jaipur. Diwali is India’s ‘Festival of Light’, a time when people come together to celebrate good conquering evil, light conquering dark. Post healthy breakfast, your tour leader will take you to the local markets to shop for fireworks and local sweets as during Diwali sweets are a traditional gift. Your leader will point out which sweets to choose and their significance. After local shopping and lunch come back to your hotel and get dressed in traditional Indian attire for Diwali evening’s celebration with local family. The evening will be spent with a local family celebrating Diwali in their traditional style with you. Your leader will help you through the intricate customs of Diwali rituals, prayer sessions, gift exchanging, lighting of candles and oil lamps, eating snacks, and many more. Take in the rooftop views with fireworks all around while sharing a home-cooked meal with the family and being entertained by local musicians singing traditional Diwali songs. Tonight, dark lanes and alleys will be brightly lit, the sound of fireworks and happiness floating through the wind. This is all part of the Diwali experience and you should soak it up and celebrate with the locals. Meals: Breakfast, Diwali snacks and Dinner Included.
Day 6: DELHI, DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF DELHI
Morning after breakfast, checkout, and drive to reach Delhi. You will reach Delhi by late afternoon. On arrival visit The Lotus Temple, 12th century Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. You will have some time to look around in the markets near your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 7: DELHI DEPARTURE
This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. Board your flight and fly back with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

02

Jaipur

Hotel Fern Jaipur or Similar

Hotel Trident, Jaipur or Similar

 

Hotel ITC Rajputana or Similar

03

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Price

AUD$697

AUD1047

AUD$1447

 

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Welcome dinner on Day1 & Diwali Dinner.
  • Rickshaw/Battery Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • 1 mineral water per person per day.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop).
  • Free Visit to Jaipur's Famous Block Printing Work (Workshop).
  • Jeep Ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Diwali Festival arrangements in Jaipur.
  • Henna (temporary hand art).
  • Battery bus services from Taj Mahal Parking to Taj Mahal Gate and Return.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and all applicable taxes.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.
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