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8-Day Diwali Festival in India Golden Triangle Tour 2024

Discover Colorful India during the Diwali Festival

Diwali is one of the most significant and beautiful festivals in India, which is celebrated in autumn. No matter how many stories or legends there are about it, it is always a festival about victory, harvest, happiness, and reunion. This 8-day tour of India's Golden Triangle is designed for the travelers who want to visit the must-see attractions and have an exclusive Diwali festival experience.

In 2024, Diwali falls on November 1st and the main celebrations last from October 29th to November 3rd. We suggest that you could arrive in New Dehli on Oct. 26th and celebrate the Diwali day in Jaipur. However, we can also customize an itinerary according to your interests and schedule.

  • Days:
  • Best For:First-timers, culture fans
  • Suggested departure date: Oct. 26th
  • Sample price:US$1,719 each (2 per room)*

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Discover Old Delhi in Chandni Chowk with a rickshaw ride.

Chandni Chowk

Visit the Taj Mahal, the world-famous mausoleum that was built with perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship.

Taj Mahal

Take a tuk tuk to Diwali Market to experience the happy atmosphere when preparing for the Diwali celebrations.

Diwali Market

Celebrate the Diwali festival with a local family in their home.

Diwali Home Celebration

Suggested Route for a Diwali Tour

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Itinerary in Detail

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Day1
Oct. 26th Arrive in Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to Delhi. Your guide and driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and take you to your hotel. After you check in, you will enjoy the rest of the day at your hotel, relaxing and decompressing after your long flight.

Day2
Oct. 27th One-Day Delhi Tour
breakfast
  • Drive past the Red Fort and have a glimpse of the great empire of India.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid.
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk market which is a great way to absorb the lively sights and sounds of Old Delhi.
  • Visit the magnificent Qutub Minar, a testament to the legacy of Qutbuddin Aibak, who heralded the arrival of the Muslim sultans.
  • Explore Humayun's Tomb, an architectural masterpiece and the first great example of a Mughal garden tomb.
Visit the biggest mosque of India, Jama Masjid
Visit the biggest mosque of India, Jama Masjid
Day3
Oct. 28th Delhi to Agra and the Taj Mahal
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  • In the morning, embark on your journey from Delhi to Agra.
  • In the afternoon, visit Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the ingenuity and artistry of Mughal architecture. As you approach the Taj Mahal, the grandeur of the ivory-white marble building becomes increasingly awe-inspiring, and you will be moved by the emotions that inspired its creation.
  • In the late afternoon, make your way to Mehtab Bagh. As the sun begins to set, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere and witness the Taj Mahal bathed in the golden hues of the sunset.
The incredible Taj Mahal
The incredible Taj Mahal
Day4
Oct. 29th The Agra Fort, a Village Walk and Diwali Market
breakfast
  • Explore the majestic Agra Fort, an imposing red sandstone fortress that houses an expansive complex of regal buildings. Admire the intricate stone carvings that adorn the architecture, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of the era.
  • Constructed with pristine white marble, Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb is adorned with colorful mosaics and intricate stone inlays. As you explore the tomb, you will appreciate the harmonious blend of Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural elements.
  • In the afternoon, take a leisurely walk in the village near Mehtab Bagh. Afterward, hop on a tuk-tuk for a short ride to the local Diwali Market. As you enter the market, embrace the festive atmosphere, with colorful lights and decorations adorning the stalls.Take the opportunity to browse through various stalls and purchase handmade Diwali Diyas.
Visit a Diwali market to feel the festival atmosphere
Visit a Diwali market to feel the festival atmosphere
Day5
Oct. 30th Drive to Jaipur and the Chand Baori
breakfast
  • During your journey from Agra to Jaipur by car, you will have the opportunity to make a stop at a village near Jaipur.
  • Take the time to appreciate the depth and complexity of Chand Baori, an architectural gem that has stood the test of time. The interplay of light and shadow within the stepwell creates a captivating visual spectacle, making it a favorite spot for photography enthusiasts and history aficionados alike.
Find the biggest step well hidden in a village
Find the biggest step well hidden in a village
Day6
Oct. 31st Amber Fort and a Cooking Class
breakfast and dinner
  • Visit the magnificent Amber Fort, a symbol of grandeur and opulence that will transport you back in time to the era of great dynasties. As you enter the fort, be mesmerized by the grand corridor adorned with elegant pillars, showcasing the architectural finesse of the bygone era.
  • Explore the mesmerizing City Palace of Jaipur. Marvel at the elaborate architecture and intricate details that adorn the halls, courtyards, and galleries. Afterward, take a moment to appreciate the stunning Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds.
  • Head to a local's homestay. Under the guidance of your host, participate in the preparation of a meal consisting of authentic local dishes. Experience the joy of cooking as you learn traditional techniques and recipes passed down through generations.
 the colorful gate in Amber Fort
Genesh Pol is a shimmering three-storeyed gateway
Day7
Nov. 1st Nahargarh Fort and Diwali Celebrations
breakfast
  • Visit the less touristy Nahargarh Fort in the morning for a great view of Jaipur.
  • Head to the notable Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory that showcases the remarkable intelligence and wisdom of ancient Indians.
  • Celebrate the Diwali festival with a local family in Jaipur in the evening. Engage in lively activities, allowing yourself to become fully immersed in the celebratory spirit. The bursts of color and light, accompanied by music and laughter, create a joyous atmosphere that is truly unforgettable.
Celebrate the Diwali festival with a local family
Celebrate the Diwali festival with a local family
Day8
Nov. 2nd Back to Delhi for Your Departure
breakfast

You will be driven back to Delhi for your flight back home.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort
A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort

For couples

sunset and the hill top
Enjoy a Memorable Sunset at the Nahargarh Fort

For couples

Taj Mahal and moon
Moonlights Tour of Taj Mahal

For couples

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

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Heritage hotel in old Delhi
heritage hotel in Jaipur
Heritage hotel in Jaipur
Hotel with the veiw of Taj Mahal
Hotel with a view of Taj Mahal

Our Service Includes:

8 days from
US$1,719 per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations for 7 nights
  • Private transfers between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

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