October 15-18 Our representative will receive you on arrival at the International Airport in Delhi.
Explore Old and New Delhi, visit famous places like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib temple, Bahai (Lotus) Temple, witness a darshan at Akshardham temple, watch the musical Water Show. Enjoy shopping at famous craft markets, shop for jewelry and traditional Indian clothes. During the four days you will be participating in "pooja" and "rangoli" (creating intricate designs on the floor with colored powder) and attending henna celebrations and traditional lunches, followed by authentic festive dinners and watching fireworks displays in the evenings.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Evening we celebrate Diwali by first visiting a local temple. The temple has been laced with colorful lights and decorated in garlands and flowers given as offering for the deities. Once inside we'll witness the evening Aarti performed by the temple priest. Enjoy tea, snacks and an authentic dinner with a local family. Evening watch the dazzling fireworks displays.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
October 20 Travel by car to Agra.
Visit UNESCO Heritages, the Taj Mahal, known as the symbol of love and the Agra Fort known as the symbol of power, strength and resilience.
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
October 21-22 Travel by car to Jaipur.
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Take a tour of the Pink City attractions: City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), visit Amber Fort and the Jaipuri bazaars, watch how gemstones are made into jewelery, visit Birla Temple and end your evening at Chokhi Dhani to experience the real village feeling and taste the authentic Rajasthani cuisine!
Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Delhi: semi arid climatic conditions. Summers are very hot and dry, last from April to October. Winters are chilly cold, last from October, the lowest temperatures are recorded during January. July and August are the monsoon season.
Agra: typical sub-tropical climate. Hot summers continue from April to September. November to February chilly cold. The best time to visit Agra is September to March.
Jaipur: desert type of climate with hot summers and cool winters. Dry weather mostly prevails throughout the year. Ideal time for coming is between August and March.
Suggested additional places
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Highlights of this trip
Immerse yourself in the festive traditions and spiritual rituals of Diwali, India’s famous Festival of Lights, with an unforgettable tour of the Golden Triangle.
Enjoy a memorable local experience as you celebrate Diwali in a Delhi family home. Learn about the traditions, spiritual practices and rituals of the Hindu festival as you shop for Indian clothing while learning all about the ancient Hindu festival. Observe temple prayers and join your host family for tea and snacks. Get involved in the festivities as you create colorful ‘rangoli’ artworks, receive a henna tattoo (optional) and watch the fireworks, then tuck into a family feast of typical Indian cuisine.Diwali is celebrated in the late fall following the harvest, when people purchase new clothes, pray for prosperity, light fireworks, decorate their homes with clay lamps called "diyas", and share a bountiful feast. Enjoy an unforgettable local experience as you celebrate Diwali, India’s biggest festival.