Celebrate India & Dussehra Festival
Priced From $2,230
9 Days | 8 Nights | October 2 -8, 2019
8 nights hotel accommodation
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guides
Experience Durga Puja festivities with a family at their heritage home
Royal rendezvous at a local home as they share anecdotes of their culture and history
Visit the monument of love, Taj Mahal
Witness Dusshera festivities
Watch a Bollywood movie in one of the most spectacular theatres of India
City tour of Jaipur, the Pink City of India
Learn the art of cooking Rajasthani cuisine followed by dinner with the family.
Day 01: October 2 (Wednesday) – Arrive Kolkata
Welcome to the first destination of your trip- Kolkata. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: October 3 (Thursday) – Kolkata
Start your day with a tour of the city. In the afternoon, visit Durga Puja pandals (stalls at local fares) and enjoy the famous street food of Bengal.
Day 03: October 4 (Friday) – Kolkata
Start your day with a morning heritage tour of the city, centered around the Dalhousie Square and covering famous landmarks of the city. Later, enjoy Durga Puja festivities with a family at their heritage home.
Day 04: October 5 (Saturday) – Kolkata / Jaipur
Spend your morning at leisure. Later, fly to Jaipur and in the evening, watch a Bollywood movie in one of the most spectacular movie theatres of India.
Day 05: October 6 (Sunday) – Jaipur
Spend your day taking a tour of Jaipur, the Pink City of India. Your evening is dedicated to a royal rendezvous at a local home where you spend time with a local family as they share anecdotes of the local culture and heritage, over drinks and snacks. Learn the art of cooking Rajasthani cuisine followed by dinner with the family.
Day 06: October 7 (Monday) – Jaipur / Agra
Drive down to Agra and visit the Agra Fort, one of the finest forts built by the Mughals in India.
Day 07: October 8 (Tuesday) – Agra to Delhi
Visit the much awaited monument of love, Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Afterwards, drive down to the capital city of Delhi, where you spend the evening witnessing the festivities of Dussehra. Giant effigies of Ravana are burnt at dusk, in colorful carnivals where the community comes together to celebrate.
Day 08: October 9 (Wednesday) – Delhi
Start the day with a rickshaw ride through the walled city of Old Delhi. Drive past the opulent Red Fort, leading to one of the oldest and busiest markets of the country, Chandni Chowk. Visit Asia’s largest speice market, Khari Baoli and catch a glimpse of the famed Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Visit Humayun’s tomb, a stunning example of Mughal architectue as well as the iconic minaret of Qutub Minar.
Day 09: October 10 (Thursday) – Leave Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight for your onward journey.
|LOCATION||NUMBER OF NIGHTS||ACCOMMODATION|
|Kolkata||3||The Lalit Great Eastern|
Price is land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply.
The intriguing diversities of India are no nowhere represented more alluringly than in the festivals of the country. This immersive journey is the chance to witness two aspects of a festival that is celebrated in myriad forms and colors across the country.
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