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India Holi celebration!

Once in a lifetime festival of colors

March 8th - March 14th 2020

7 Days , 6 Nights

"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."

- Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)

India was a full sensory experience for me - it is the perfect balance of order with a magical touch of chaos. India was my first true step into the world of travel it completely challenged my entire perspective of the world. I couldn’t be more excited to put this trip together - this particular experience for me signifies what Chidi Ashley Travels is all about.

We are all about creating bucket list experiences and nothing is a bucket list topper quite like the The Holi festival in India. This is considered one of the worlds most celebrated festivals - sometimes called the festival of love as people from all over India and the world unite to let go of all negativity and let love in!

Nothing could be quite as special as celebrating this one of a kind event in India with locals. To top it off we will be visiting the Taj Mahal and other culturally significant wonders of India - this trip is truly like no other. It has been specially curated through partnerships with reputable Indian locals and small businesses to ensure you get the most out of your experience.

 
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What’s Included?

Luxury hotel accommodation at each location based on double occupancy

Domestic flight to Jaipur

Roundtrip airport transfers

Daily breakfast, All lunches and 2 dinners

Activities and tours in each city from the Taj Mahal to the famous step wells, palaces and more ( Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar and Agra)

All ground transportations for scheduled activities and in between cities

Local English speaking tour guides

Holi Festival arrangements in Jaipur with Color’s and Drinks.

Holi Special Indian Dress & henna

All entrance fees, tolls and taxes

A team of 6 people to assist you during the trip

Private photographers to capture all your travel moments

Chidi Ashley Travels Goodie Bag

Donations to a local charity in India as part of our Chidi Ashley Travels Do Good travel project


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Day 1 (Jaipur)

Arrival at New Delhi International Airport - our team will prearrange a domestic flight to Jaipur for you based on your international flight time. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport in Jaipur and you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

Visit some nearby local sites and meet the team as well as the other travelers with a special welcome dinner to kick off your week in India!

Day 2 (Jaipur)
Today you will see:

Visit Amber fort/Step Well

Elephants

Water Palace

Wind Palace

Pink City Markets

Evening Celebration of Holika with a bonfire near the city Palace in Jaipur

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Day 3 (Jaipur – Jodhpur )

HOLI CELEBRATION

After breakfast enjoy Holi Color Festival with the local community. People travel from all corners of the world to attend this special event.

Evening sight Seeing - City Palace, Monkey Temple ,

Jaipur old Market and Heritage places.

Drive to Jodhpur, Overnight stay at Hotel in Jodhpur

Day  4 ( Jodhpur - Pushkar)

Ever seen Morocco’s blue city? India has one too
Today you will go sightseeing around Jodhpur Mehrangarh fort and visit the Blue city.

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Day  5 (Pushkar - Agra)

Visit Brahma Temple, Holy Lake Pushkar and the beautiful surrounding markets.

You will see the real rural India in Pushkar from snake Charmers, to men in elegant traditional turbans. Today is all about experiencing the lifestyle of locals. Pushkar is famous for its Annual Camel Fair you will get a sneak peak of this event.

Drive to Agra , Overnight stay at Hotel in Agra.

Day  6 (Agra - Delhi)

Sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal . Today you will cross a world wonder off of your bucket list as you will experience the world famous Taj Mahal.

Day  7   (Delhi)

Sightseeing of Old Delhi ,India Gate,  Red Fort and the presidential house.

Check out of the hotel and either continue on in India on your own terms or fly back home!

Pricing

Total price per person - $2500

Payment schedule:

Deposit - $250 Due August 25th

Payment 1 - $375 September 25th

Payment 2 - $375 October 25th

Payment 3 - $375 November 25th

Payment 4 - $375 December 25th

Payment 5 - $375 January 25th

Payment 6 - $375 February 25th

The payment towards your trip can be paid out monthly or in full. You can also choose to pay for multiples months at once. You will be paired with another solo traveler unless you decide to opt in for a single room.

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INTERESTED?

Chidi Ashley Travels is all about planning stress free bucket list experiences, we take the guess work out of planning and make experiences affordable through our monthly payment plans.

If you’re ready to break out of your comfort zone in one of the most breathtaking countries in the world, make memories that will last forever, and enjoy a week of luxury living with a crew of working professionals who love to travel too… then this is the trip for you.

Fill out the form below if you are interested in this India getaway!

Once we receive your submission our team will review the details provided and we will be in touch within 3 business days with payment information and more details on your trip.

Once your trip is confirmed you will be invited to a private group where you will have access to all trip details, you will receive monthly updates leading up to departure and you will have a chance to get to know some of the other couples a bit more. You will also have access to our in-house travel agents to assist you with finding the right flights and securing your visa.

Have any questions or concerns? - Reach out and let’s chat about them info@chidiashleytravels.com Or DM @chidiashleytravels on instagram

Scroll down & Check out the FAQ Section below.

Please read all terms & conditions before filling out the sign-up form here.

Check out highlights from past trips on @chidiashleytravels & here.

Please only complete the form below if you are seriously interested in attending the trip, ensure that the price is within your budget and you can travel on the specific trip dates available.  

 
 
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FAQ

Namaste! On this trip we want to show you all the beauty and culture India has to

offer. Here are some answers to questions you might have.

CAN’T MAKE THE DATES

If you are interested in the trip but can’t make the dates, we can put

together the same experience for you either solo or with your own group

for your own dates. Fill out the form here.

GETTING TO INDIA

Your international flight will arrive in New Delhi, the capital city of India.

This is where our road-trip journey to Agra and beyond will begin.

Need help finding the right flight to India? - Email

armaanv@chidiashleytravels.com and we will help you find the best

flight, please be sure to send the state/country of departure and all details

if you do.

WHAT Websites DO I USE TO FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS?

Kayak and Skyscanner are our go to for finding reasonably priced flights.

PAYMENT PLANS FOR FLIGHTS?

Payment plans for flights are a thing and we have compiled a list of ‘Must Do’ hacks and cost-effective options to plan your next trip of a lifetime. Find out more here.

YOU’LL NEED TO HANDLE:

Flights - from wherever in the world you’re joining us from.

Travel insurance - You are responsible for obtaining your own travel

insurance. Travel insurance is not required but it is recommended. We

recommend World Nomads. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to

research travel insurance companies in your location and select an insurer

that covers any potential flight cancellations and/or medical coverage

abroad.

Visas and vaccinations – Visas are required to visit India as a tourist.

Indian eVisa for citizens of the United States of America is required.

Please use the resources linked below to confirm the appropriate visa

requirements the process it not lengthy at all and we will assist you wherever you need help. Our partners in India will also be available to walk you through the process.

Indian eVisa.

https://www.indian-visagov.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_India

CAN I COME ALONE OR DO I HAVE TO COME WITH SOMEONE?

Either or! The great thing about these travel meet-ups is that it’s a

wonderful opportunity to connect with other like-minded travelers and make

new friendships. More than half of our guests usually come solo and a few

are bringing a bestie or two!

WEATHER IN INDIA IN MARCH

Summer! The best time to visit as it’s during the cool and dry season. Don’t

forget to bring your shades and sun-screen.

For reference, the average maximum daytime temperature in India in

March is 30°C (86°F) with moderate heat and humidity. The average night-

time temperature is usually 15°C (59°F).

IF I CHANGE MY MIND, DO I GET A REFUND?

Because the accommodation and activities are paid for once you confirm

your spot, all deposits are non-refundable.

Refund Policy after the deposit:

You have up to 7 days

after a payment is made to request a refund for all payments made towards

the remaining balance after the deposit.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

All payments can be made through the website using any major credit

card or paypal, you will receive an automatic invoice.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA

www.incredibleindia.org

WHAT IS HOLI FESTIVAL?

Holi Festival is a colour festival celebrated all over India and by the Indian

diaspora around the world. It signifies the coming of spring, among many

other origins for its celebration. For instance, it also commemorates the

victory of good over evil, particularly the burning and destruction of a

demoness named Holika with the help of Hindu God of preservation, Lord

Vishnu.

HOW IS HOLI CELEBRATED?

People spend the day smearing colored powder all over each others

faces, throwing colored water at each other, having parties, and dancing

under water sprinklers to Bollywood music. 

Here is a ‘Bollywood’ song video that captures the essence of Holi event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WtRNGubWGA

Partners

All our tours and partners are carefully selected beforehand. We partner with reputable local tour operators and small businesses - this allows us to give back to the communities and support small business owners who are in the best position to give us an authentic perspective of life in their country.