Holi And Hola Mohalla
Arrival at the airport in Delhi, meeting with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
In the morning visit to the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, located in the heart of Old Delhi. Afterwards, visit the Raj Ghat Memorial, the place where Mahatma Gandhi's cremation took place. The day continues with a rickshaw ride in the part old town. Afternoon dedicated to the visit of the imposing Minaret of Qutub 72 meters high and the Sikh temple. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and departure for Jaipur the "Pink City", built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Visit the Galta Ji monkey temple dedicated to the god Sun and Hanuman. In the evening it will be possible to deepen better Indian religious life, attending the evening ceremony in the Birla temple. Dinner and overnight.
In the morning excursion to the Amber Fort. The fortress is consisting of a set of buildings and pavilions, which is reflect in the waters of an artificial lake below the hill. In the afternoon city tour with visit to the exceptional Jantar Mantar, a magnificent observatory of stone built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728. Along the journey there will be a stop to take pictures (from outside) the Palace of Winds Hawa Mahal, one of the most iconic famous of Jaipur. The day continues with the visit to the Royal Palace City Palace, the ancient residence real. Architectural style is the combination of styles Rajasthani and Mughal; it houses sumptuous museums inside exhibiting an excellent collection of paintings in miniature, costumes and armor. Here you can buy a wide range of traditional Rajasthani products. Dinner and overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast departure for Abhaneri, a small isolated village surrounded by undulating wheat fields. Here is one of the wells (Chand Baori) most evocative of Rajasthan. Continue to Fatehpur Sikri, a city built in red sandstone, between 1571 and 1585, by the Emperor Akbar is abandoned after only twelve years. Arrival in Agra. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast and full day dedicated to the visit of Agra and its famous monuments, first of all the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, a white marble mausoleum built between 1631 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan and dedicated to wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its construction lasted 22 years and symbolizes the eternal love between the two. The day continues with a visit to the Agra Fort, home of the Mughal emperors and Baby Taj (Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah). Dinner and overnight in Agra.
In the morning you participate in the festival of colors “Holi, One of the most colorful holidays in India. The celebrations they foresee that colored powders are thrown into the streets and about people, The result is that at the end of the Holi everything appears multicolored. Later transfer to Delhi. Dinner and overnight.
Transfer to the train station to board the train to Chandigarh. Arrival and visit of the city of Chandigarh, famous for being designed by architect Le Corbusier. Transfer to Anandpur Sahib. The holiest site for Sikhs after the Golden Temple of Amritsar, which rises close to the Nana Devi Hills. In 1699 the tenth and last Guru Gobind Singh Ji founded the Khalsa brotherhood (made up of soldiers saints selected) that he would comply with strict codes of moral conduct and would be committed in a crusade for righteousness. It was Gobind himself Singh to want the festival of Holi, the “festival of the colors ”, generally celebrated throughout India with scattering of water and colored powders, it became opportunity for a demonstration of the martial spirit of his people and renamed it with the name of Holla Mohalla. Dinner and overnight.
Full day dedicated to the Hola Mohalla festival, the most important celebration of Sikh religion. The undisputed protagonists of the party are the Nihang warriors, who wear the characteristic clothes blue paired with amazing colorful turbans. The warriors they challenge each other to a duel with long and sharp sabers, retracing the exploits of the fighters of the past. Thousands of pilgrims gather in Anandpur Sahib to attend the prayer ceremonies that you they are held in the sacred "gurdwara" (temple) of Keshgarh Sahib and to participate in the evocative procession winding through the narrow streets around the temple. Absolutely not to be missed are the competitions a horse that see the Nihangs challenge each other in crazy races, riding bareback or even standing upright with legs resting on two running horses side by side. Many Sikhs adopt the name "Singh", which means "Lion". Overnight in Anandpur Sahib.
Departure for Amritsar. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. In the afternoon excursion to Attari / Wagah Border, the border with Pakistan, where you can attend to the colorful and spectacular ceremony of the closure of the border. After dinner second visit to Golden Temple to attend the suggestive Night Palki Ceremony, the closing ceremony of the “book sacred". Dinner and overnight in Amritsar.
Morning dedicated for a walking tour in the old city, up to the Golden Temple, the holiest place of worship of the sick religion. This gurdwara (temple) all in gold laminate shines the center of its sacred lake, offering a spectacle which some visitors compare to the view of the Taj Mahal. The atmosphere is authentically spiritual, I faithful pray and bathe in the sacred basin. Visit the Jaliawala Bagh, where the British killed in 1919 about 1500 Indians who attended a rally. Dinner in a restaurant. No room available until departure. Transfer to the airport for Delhi and scheduled flight to Italy.
• Domestic Flight from Amritsar to Delhi in Economy Class, baggage allowance 15 kg.
• Train from Delhi to Chandigarh on Shatabdi Express. Reserved seats in the AC Chair Car.
• Overnight stays in the selected category hotels in single itinerary or similar of the same category, room standard.
• Half board treatment (breakfast and dinner).
• Transport according to the program with driver.
• Local Italian or English speaking guide.
• Italian speaking tour leader in tow for a group of at least 6 people
• Ride on the back of the elephant for the ascent to the Amber Fort.
• Festival of colors in Agra and traditional dress (Kurta Payajama) to wear during the celebration.
• Hola Mohalla festival in Anandpur Sahib.
• Local assistance.
• Two bottles of water per person per day.
• Local taxes, parking, tolls and driver expenses.
• Travel Kit (Travel documents, mask, sanitizer. QuotesPrice does not include
• International flights and visas (on request).
• Travel insurance (on request).
• Tips and personal expenses.
• Additional tourist visits or extra use of different vehicles from those mentioned in the itinerary.
• Anything not expressly mentioned in the item quotas include.