11 Day India Holi Festival of Colors & Elephant Festival Tour

11-Day Tour of India with Accommodations, Guided Tours, and Daily Breakfast from Bohemian Tours

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A Festival of Colors

Held every year in late February or early March, Holi Festival was inspired by an ancient Hindu legend celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The two-day festival also 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.

The tour includes:

Note: This tour does not include airfare. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights into Delhi, arriving March 13, 2014.

See the full itinerary.

March 14–15: Agra

In Agra, 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.

Travel time: 4-hour drive from Delhi

March 15–16: Jaipur

The Palace of Winds, a pink sandstone structure with hundreds of ornate windows designed to circulate cool air while allowing royal women to observe the street below without being seen, is one of the highlights in Jaipur. Be sure to catch the Elephant Festival on the evening of March 16—the annual event features a parade of pachyderms painted with traditional motifs and wearing embroidered velvet rugs, silver and gold rings, and fanny packs crammed with peanuts.

Travel time: 5-hour drive from Agra

March 17: Pushkar

Toss colorful powders at passersby and wish everyone a happy Holi—“Bura na mano, Holi hai!”—during the annual Holi Festival.

Travel time: 3-hour drive from Jaipur

March 18–21: 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.

Travel time: 7-hour drive from Pushkar

March 22–23: Delhi

A half-day city tour stops at the Parliament House and Lodhi Gardens, which are dotted with green shrubbery and domed mausoleums built for Sayyid and Lodhi rulers.

Travel time: 12-hour overnight train ride from Udaipur with an option to fly for an additional $187, which includes an extra night of accommodations and all airport transfers.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Airfare is not included in this feature.

2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Since this tour is centered around the Holi Colorfest in India there is only one tour date, which is from March 13–23.

3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? There is only one tour date (March 13–23). Limited inventory is available.

4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? Your Groupon will be refunded.

5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Any child over 6 years old requires a groupon. If you wish to bring a child between 2–6 years old please send a message to info@bohemiantours.com to confirm the arrangements.

What You Get

11-day tour of India, valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay a fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $1,199 per person, valid for travel 3/13/14–3/23/14 (up to a $2,457 value)

Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 10/31/13

To Travel Solo:

  • Option 1: $1,584 total ($1,199 + $385 fee for private accommodations; roommate matching is offered when available.)


  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations will result in fee of Groupon price.
  • Taxes: Tax included
  • Additional Fees: India visa, entrance fee (about USD $60 per person), photo/camera fees, and gratuities are not included.

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

The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/31/13 or promo value expires
  • Limit 1/person, may buy unlimited as gifts
  • Limit 1/person/visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability; trip may be cancelled w/refund if not enough Groupons are bought for that date
  • All cancellations will result in fee of Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to check in, 10+ to travel
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Tax included
  • $385 private accommodation fee to travel solo; roommate matching offered when available
  • India visa, entrance fee (about USD $60 per person), photo/camera fees and gratuities not included.

Getting There

  • By plane: airfare is not included in this tour; travelers must fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) on March 13, 2014, where they will be met by a tour 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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