Tour Route: Holi Tour: Mumbai – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Delhi
*Tour starts in Mumbai and ends in Delhi. Start time is 9am on the 16th of March 2022. Please ensure you arrive in time to commence this tour. This may require an extra nights accommodation, please choose flights accordingly.
Holi – India’s most dazzling festival. Join us, and millions of people across the country, in this joyous spring celebration of colour and the victory of good over evil.
Celebrated by throwing magnificently coloured powders on family, friends, and for the mischievous at heart, strangers; Holi, the festival of colours, is one of India’s most adored festivals. Our Colours of India Tour highlights the best of India’s inspirational places to visit including Mumbai – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Delhi and optional Varanasi with the opportunity to also add our Marigold Adventure featuring Delhi – Agra – Japiur – Udaipur – Kemphur making this into an Indian extravaganza!
The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. Consisting of the vast Thar Desert and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Aravallis. The Rajput heritage is apparent in the forts, temples and palaces established by the Rajput Kings. On our adventure we discover the history of these massive forts and the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs’ palaces. Rajasthan has been described as an open air museum. We will travel through the chaos of Mumbai to the serenity of Jaisalmer, from the architectural wonder of Jodphur and the awe-inspiring Mehrangarh Fort, with time to enjoy the celebration of Holi with its colour and smiles. This is truly the essence of India.
Tour Organiser & Local Leader
Tammie Day is the founder of Vibrant Women, a retreat and travel company. Tammie spends her days creating inspirational journeys so you can travel in the security of a small group, whilst enjoying another culture. Tammie’s role is to ensure you feel well taken care of throughout your trip.
Ashish Kumar is our Tour Leader who comes from a small, picturesque village near Dharamshala. He is passionate about India and the Himalayas, and in his spare time enjoys camping and hiking. Ashish is a knowledgeable and caring Tour Leader and always makes us feel safe and informed. Ashish also assists us with our retreats to Dharmsala and our Marigold Tour. A Tour Leaders job is to organise the logistics of the tour, arrange flights, transport and accommodation, manage activities and any issues that arise during the tour. We also have local guides with specialist knowledge at each location.
♦ Mumbai – City of Dreams
♦ Jodhpur – The Blue City
♦ Jaisalmer – The Golden City
♦ Holi Festival a celebration of colour
♦ Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort
♦ Camel safari and party under the stars
When you see coloured powder flying and people laughing hysterically as they are covered in vibrant blue, green, pink, and purple powder, then you know it’s Holi. Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colours is an auspicious occasion in the Hindu calendar. It is widely celebrated by millions of people as a harvest festival across India and around the world. It also ushers in the spring, a time for fertility, love, and a new season of prosperity.
The festivities can include people smearing coloured powder called “gulal” or coloured water on each other, and drenching one another with squirt pistols and water balloons. Everyone is considered fair game, old and young, friend and stranger, rich and poor alike. It is a raucous and joyful celebration.
Holi lasts for a night and a day and starts on the evening of the full moon (Purnima) in the month of Phalgun in the Hindu calendar. During the month of Phalgun, India ushers in spring when seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the country rises from winter’s slumber.
The first evening is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the following day as Holi, Rangwali Holi, or Phagwah. On the evening of the first day, wood and dung pyres are burned to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The second day is when people start throwing fistfuls of powder for the carnival of colors. We will celebrate with the family we are staying with are a gorgeous Haveli overlooking the magnificent fort before heading to the streets for some dancing and lots of laughing
You can read an article HERE on the Meaning Behind the Colours of Holi
*NB – We suggest bringing some white pants and top to celebrate the the festivities. Cover yourself in coconut oil and if you are blond, think about some hair protection, a shower cap and turban works well 🙂
Indicative Prices from 2020
*Please allow a variance of up to 10% in these prices as we are unable to get firm quotes so far out and in these currents circumstances.
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