Holi Festival & Taj Mahal in India

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Itinerary

Day 1 (March 16th)– New Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and you will be picked up from the Airport and transferred to our beautiful villa in the center of Delhi.

Today is about grounding into the fact that you're in India, and having a group welcome dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Delhi. You'll get to know the other adventurers on the trip and eat incredible food, preparing you for the epic week ahead.

Day 2 (March 17th)– New Delhi

Discover the Jama Masjid, the “Great Mosque”, and its massive courtyard which can hold 25,000 worshippers.

Pick up trinkets and learn to haggle at Chandni Chowk market.

Wander the ancient streets of Old Delhi, and savour your first taste of a mango lassi or hot chai tea.

Day 3 (March 18th)– New Delhi

Explore the historical Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get intentionally lost in the back alleys of Delhi, explore the people and culture that only adventurous travelers get to see, taste and experience.

Day 4(March 19th)– Agra

Private van transport from Delhi to Agra.

Relax a bit, get an optional massage or spa treatment. We are half way though the trip, which is a great time to take care of yourself and relax before Holi celebrations begin!

In Agra, we will have time to explore the markets and experience a city with more animals running through the streets than people! (Think Monkeys, elephants and donkeys!)

Day 5 (March 20th)- Agra- Taj Mahal

Set your eyes on the Taj Mahal at sunrise as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the early morning before the crowds get there. 

Head over to the villages of Vrindavan and Mathura to celebrate Holi at its origin, where Lord Krishna was born and raised

Participate in the colourful Holi procession starting at Vishram Ghat, in Mathura.

Be a part of the burning of the effigy of Holika, the devil.

Day 6 (March 21st)- Vrindavan

Make your way to the largest Holi event at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura.

Try a glass of bhang, an edible preparation of cannabis, if you choose, made on the spot by priests.

Throw coloured powder, sing, and dance your way through the day with local festival-goers, all a part of the Holi celebrations.

Day 7 (March 22nd)– New Delhi

Return to Delhi.

Enjoy free time to explore the city.

For our final meal together we will eat some legendary Indian food at Bukhara, recently voted “Best Indian Restaurant in the World” and “Best Restaurant in Asia” by the Restaurant Magazine in the UK.

Day 8 (March 23rd)- Departure

Say your goodbyes to your new friends and fly out of New Delhi with a smile and a little bit of colored powder still on your face.

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Holi Festival & Taj Mahal in India

March 16, 2019
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March 23, 2019

Seven People, eight days, and unlimited epic experiences during the biggest cultural festival on planet Earth.

What To Expect

You will spend time exploring the ancient streets of lively New Delhi. You will visit Agra, a beautiful city that holds one of the great Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. The trip culminates with a few days of cultural celebration of the Holi Festival in Vrindivan, the city where the Indian lord Krishna was born, which is the biggest and wildest place on Earth to celebrate.

What's Included

  • High quality accommodations in all cities
  • 3 meals a day (Alcohol not included)
  • All entrance fees, including for the Taj Mahal
  • All transportation, including first class trains and private cars
  • Holi powders
  • Bucketlist swag
  • English-speaking experienced guides
  • All taxes and fees

Basically just get yourself to Delhi, and we take care of the rest!

Itinerary

Day 1 (March 16th)– New Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and you will be picked up from the Airport and transferred to our beautiful villa in the center of Delhi.

Today is about grounding into the fact that you're in India, and having a group welcome dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Delhi. You'll get to know the other adventurers on the trip and eat incredible food, preparing you for the epic week ahead.

Day 2 (March 17th)– New Delhi

Discover the Jama Masjid, the “Great Mosque”, and its massive courtyard which can hold 25,000 worshippers.

Pick up trinkets and learn to haggle at Chandni Chowk market.

Wander the ancient streets of Old Delhi, and savour your first taste of a mango lassi or hot chai tea.

Day 3 (March 18th)– New Delhi

Explore the historical Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get intentionally lost in the back alleys of Delhi, explore the people and culture that only adventurous travelers get to see, taste and experience.

Day 4(March 19th)– Agra

Private van transport from Delhi to Agra.

Relax a bit, get an optional massage or spa treatment. We are half way though the trip, which is a great time to take care of yourself and relax before Holi celebrations begin!

In Agra, we will have time to explore the markets and experience a city with more animals running through the streets than people! (Think Monkeys, elephants and donkeys!)

Day 5 (March 20th)- Agra- Taj Mahal

Set your eyes on the Taj Mahal at sunrise as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the early morning before the crowds get there. 

Head over to the villages of Vrindavan and Mathura to celebrate Holi at its origin, where Lord Krishna was born and raised

Participate in the colourful Holi procession starting at Vishram Ghat, in Mathura.

Be a part of the burning of the effigy of Holika, the devil.

Day 6 (March 21st)- Vrindavan

Make your way to the largest Holi event at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura.

Try a glass of bhang, an edible preparation of cannabis, if you choose, made on the spot by priests.

Throw coloured powder, sing, and dance your way through the day with local festival-goers, all a part of the Holi celebrations.

Day 7 (March 22nd)– New Delhi

Return to Delhi.

Enjoy free time to explore the city.

For our final meal together we will eat some legendary Indian food at Bukhara, recently voted “Best Indian Restaurant in the World” and “Best Restaurant in Asia” by the Restaurant Magazine in the UK.

Day 8 (March 23rd)- Departure

Say your goodbyes to your new friends and fly out of New Delhi with a smile and a little bit of colored powder still on your face.

Itinerary

Day 1 (March 16th)– New Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and you will be picked up from the Airport and transferred to our beautiful villa in the center of Delhi.

Today is about grounding into the fact that you're in India, and having a group welcome dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Delhi. You'll get to know the other adventurers on the trip and eat incredible food, preparing you for the epic week ahead.

Day 2 (March 17th)– New Delhi

Discover the Jama Masjid, the “Great Mosque”, and its massive courtyard which can hold 25,000 worshippers.

Pick up trinkets and learn to haggle at Chandni Chowk market.

Wander the ancient streets of Old Delhi, and savour your first taste of a mango lassi or hot chai tea.

Day 3 (March 18th)– New Delhi

Explore the historical Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Get intentionally lost in the back alleys of Delhi, explore the people and culture that only adventurous travelers get to see, taste and experience.

Day 4(March 19th)– Agra

Private van transport from Delhi to Agra.

Relax a bit, get an optional massage or spa treatment. We are half way though the trip, which is a great time to take care of yourself and relax before Holi celebrations begin!

In Agra, we will have time to explore the markets and experience a city with more animals running through the streets than people! (Think Monkeys, elephants and donkeys!)

Day 5 (March 20th)- Agra- Taj Mahal

Set your eyes on the Taj Mahal at sunrise as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World in the early morning before the crowds get there. 

Head over to the villages of Vrindavan and Mathura to celebrate Holi at its origin, where Lord Krishna was born and raised

Participate in the colourful Holi procession starting at Vishram Ghat, in Mathura.

Be a part of the burning of the effigy of Holika, the devil.

Day 6 (March 21st)- Vrindavan

Make your way to the largest Holi event at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura.

Try a glass of bhang, an edible preparation of cannabis, if you choose, made on the spot by priests.

Throw coloured powder, sing, and dance your way through the day with local festival-goers, all a part of the Holi celebrations.

Day 7 (March 22nd)– New Delhi

Return to Delhi.

Enjoy free time to explore the city.

For our final meal together we will eat some legendary Indian food at Bukhara, recently voted “Best Indian Restaurant in the World” and “Best Restaurant in Asia” by the Restaurant Magazine in the UK.

Day 8 (March 23rd)- Departure

Say your goodbyes to your new friends and fly out of New Delhi with a smile and a little bit of colored powder still on your face.

Jerome is the Chief Adventure architect of The Bucketlist Lifestyle and an overall kick ass guide to take you through the wild streets of India and make sure you have the time of your life!

$2100

All-Inclusive ground cost

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