Multi Hues of India (10 Nights / 11 Days)

India is a country of many shades, and nowhere are these colours more vibrant than in its festivals and traditions. This immersive journey brings alive the deep spirituality and religious diversity of the country, set around the colourful celebrations of Holi.

With coloured powders and water guns, and a whole lot of singing and dancing, people take to the streets and enjoy Holi to mark the arrival of spring. This immersive journey offers the chance to experience the many shades of Holi as you travel across cities to witness fascinating local rituals and adaptations of the “festival of colours”. Meet and interact with locals to learn about their traditions, while enjoying authentic meals from the region.

Join the celebrations with a royal family; witness the beautiful spiritual love story of Radha and Krishna; witness the unique martial skills of the Sikhs of Punjab; and douse yourself in the multi hues of the season.

Tour Expert

Vishal Bhaskar
History and Culture Expert

Vishal has been leading immersive journeys through India, for the last twenty years. Over this time, he has hosted esteemed guests from across the globe, including the Heads of State of Trinidad & Tobago and Greece; and Travelers Clubs, Sweden which counts the King of Sweden as its first honorary member. He brings his incisive reflections on Indian traditions and cultures to enrich the experience of grassroots India.

Wednesday, 4th March 2020 – Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive at Delhi’s International Airport
  • Welcome greetings & transfer to your hotel for check-in
  • Dinner & briefing by your journey expert
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Thursday, 5th March 2020 – Delhi to Vrindavan (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning explore Delhi, including rickshaw ride to Jama mosque & Humayun’s tomb
  • Drive past colonial era buildings
  • Afternoon drive to Vrindavan (approximately 3 hours)
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Friday, 6th March 2020 – In Vrindavan

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit few temples
  • Later visit Nandgaon to witness Holi celebrations
  • Evening witness Aarti on the ghats of Yamuna
  • Boat ride with the music of a flute/ sitar for company
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Saturday, 7th March 2020 – Vrindavan to Agra (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Agra (approximately 2 hours)
  • On route visit Sri Krishna Janmasthal temple in Mathura
  • Afternoon visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Sunday, 8th March 2020 – Agra / Bharatpur

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Bharatpur (approximately 2 hours)
  • Lunch & visit bird sanctuary
  • Evening visit Deeg Palace to witness Holi celebrations
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Monday, 9th March 2020 – Bharatpur / Jaipur (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Jaipur (3½ hours)
  • Afternoon city tour of Jaipur
  • Witness Holika Dahan at a local home
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Tuesday, 10th March 2020 – In Jaipur

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning play Holi with a noble family followed by lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Wednesday, 11th March 2020 – Jaipur / Chandigarh (By Flight) and Chandigarh / Anandpur Sahib (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit Amer fort
  • Fly to Chandigarh by Jet Airways (1310/ 1450 hrs)
  • Drive to Anandpur sahib (approximately 2 hours)
  • Visit a Gurudwara
  • Dinner & overnight at tent

* Note: Meals served in the tent are Vegetarian.

Thursday, 12th March 2020 – In Anandpur Sahib

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Enjoy the festival all day
  • Lunch at a Gurudwara
  • Dinner & overnight at tent

Friday, 13th March 2020 – Anandpur Sahib/ Chandigarh (By Surface) and Chandigarh/ Delhi (By Air)

  • Breakfast at tent
  • Drive to Chandigarh
  • Visit Rock Garden
  • Fly back to Delhi by Jet Airways (1600/ 1705 hrs)
  • Overnight at hotel

Saturday, 14th March 2020 – Leave Delhi

  • Breakfast at tent
  • Transfer to airport

End of Journey