Tour of India for Holi Color Festival with Elephant Rides - New Delhi, Jaipur, and Northern India

11-Day Tour of India with Hotels & Holi Color Festival from Bohemian Tours. Price/Person Based on Double Occupancy.

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11-Day Tour of Northern India During the Holi Festival of Colors

Celebrated by Hindus every year in late February or early March, the two-day Holi color festival marks the beginning of spring, a season of rebirth and vivid colors. The revelries begin with a bonfire on Holi eve and then erupt in a flurry of bright hues as festivalgoers toss colorful powders at each other. You’ll have a chance to participate in the festivities during this 11-day tour of India from Bohemian Tours. You’ll also visit a number of iconic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Jain temples of Ranakpur. This tour includes:

  • Two nights of standard accommodations at Hotel Gulnar or Hotel Clark Surya in New Delhi
  • One night of standard accommodations at the Hotel Atulyaa Taj in Agra
  • Two nights of standard accommodations at Hotel Mahal Khandela or Hotel Vimal Heritage in Jaipur
  • Three nights of standard accommodations at Jaiwana Haveli, Amantra Comfort Hotel, or similar in Udaipur
  • Two nights of standard accommodations at Hotel Master Paradise or similar in Pushkar
  • An air conditioned train ride from Pushkar to Delhi
  • Private, air-conditioned car or bus transport for the entire tour
  • An experienced, English-speaking guide for the entire tour
  • Daily breakfast

See the full itinerary. This tour does not include airfare.

February 26: New Delhi

Arrive in India, and meet a travel representative at the airport before traveling to the hotel.

February 27–28: Agra

The tour heads from New Dehli to Agra, where you’ll visit the 16th-century Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, considered by many to be one of the seven wonders of the world.

March 1–2: Jaipur

One of Jaipur's highlights is The Palace of Winds, a pink sandstone structure with hundreds of ornate windows designed to circulate cool air. You will also get the opportunity to ride an elephant to Jaipur's famous Amber Fort.

March 3–4: Udaipur

Visit the lakefront City Palace and pay your respects to a bronze statue of legendary warrior-king Maharana Pratap on a guided sightseeing tour around Udaipur. Next up are the Jain temples of Ranakpur, which feature intricate engravings on white marble.

March 5–6: Pushkar

Toss colorful powders at passersby and wish everyone a happy Holi—“Bura na mano, Holi hai!”—during the annual Holi Festival in Pushkar. You can also visit the Brahma Temple and watch the sun set over Pushkar Lake.

March 7–8: New Delhi

You'll take a train ride back from Pushkar to New Delhi, the Indian capital. A half-day city tour stops at the Parliament House and Lodi Gardens, which are dotted with green shrubbery and domed mausoleums built for Sayyid and Lodi rulers.

Travel time: Seven-hour train ride from Pushkar

Frequently Asked Questions

From what airport does the deal depart? How much does it cost to fly from a city that isn't included in the deal options? Airfare is not included.

Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes. Bohemian tours can arrange extended travel in India.

What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? As long as you try to book by September 10 you will receive a refund for your voucher.

Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Children over 10 require a Groupon. If you wish to travel with children under 10 years old please contact for guidelines.

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What You Get

11-day/10-night tour of India, priced per person, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers can be matched with other solos by gender when possible or can opt for private accommodation for an extra $385. Subject to availability. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $999 per person, valid for tour departing 2/26/15 (up to a $2,197 value)

To Travel Solo:

  • Option 1: $1,384 total ($999 + $385 fee)

Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 9/10/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee up to Groupon price.
  • Taxes: Tax included
  • Additional fees: India visa, entrance fees (approx $60 per person person), photo/camera fees & gratuities not included.
  • Airfare not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 9/10/14 or promo value expires
  • 1/person, +unlimited as gifts
  • 1/visit
  • Reservation required
  • All cancellations subject to fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to check in, 10+ to travel
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • India visa, entrance fees, photo/camera fees & gratuities not included
  • $385 fee to travel solo; solo travelers may be matched by gender, subject to availability
  • Customers must plan on landing in Delhi prior to tour departure date, and should arrive no later than 3 p.m
  • on February 26
  • Airfare not included.

Getting There

  • Airfare is not included with this deal. Travelers should fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) by 3 p.m. on February 26, where they will be met by a representative.

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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