Experience the cultural kaleidoscope of India on an AdventureWomen journey in 2021 that calls to every traveler’s wanderlust. Visit the wondrous palaces, forts, and fragrant markets of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, and witness both sunset and sunrise at the exquisite Taj Mahal. With the joyful Festival of Colors as a bonding AdventureWomen centerpiece, join the people of Udaipur and “play” Holi, flinging, and wearing, a rainbow of powders in celebration of the coming springtime!
Set your senses loose in four uniquely fascinating cities. Explore exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the palaces and monuments of Mughals, and lane-laced neighborhoods that reveal the details of day-to-day life. Throughout your journey, feast on sumptuous cuisine and enjoy traditionally luxurious accommodations. Seal your new friendships with an exuberant dousing of colors as you play Holi in Udaipur, an unforgettable grand finale!
Follow your expert guide into the very heart of India’s culture to learn both its history and unique local lore. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!
Meet your AdventureWomen traveling companions in Delhi and embark on a discovery of both the Old and New city. Visit the luxurious, Persian-stylized Tomb of Humayun and the Jama Mosque, whose heavenward minarets are visible from around the city. Team up for an exciting cycle rickshaw ride through the winding, map-defying streets of the Old City, a perfect introduction to the sights and sounds that can only be India!
In Agra, the former capital of the Mughal Empire, visit its formidable Red Fort, encompassing courtyards, pools, and pavilions. Nearby sits the iconic Taj Mahal, and you’ll have the chance to experience the magical illumination of both sunset and sunrise at this ultimate monument to love. Sighing allowed.
Continue toward pink-hued Jaipur, an architectural wonderland, and a mind-boggling mix of old and new. Its bustling markets are famous for jewelry, leatherworks, and stone carvings. Tempted? Put your best bargaining skills to the test! Make a photo stop at Hawa Mahal Palace to capture the stunning lattice-like sandstone exterior. The 16th-century Amber Fort, with its ornate marble design, is equally captivating. Join a local cook in her kitchen for a fragrant, and delicious, cooking lesson and hospitable lunch.
A short flight brings you to the province of Rajasthan and peaceful Udaipur on the shores of Lake Pichola. Embark on a dreamy cruise as sunset illuminates its white marble architecture. Follow your guide down crooked streets, past jam-packed bazaars and ornate, stately residences. Stop to explore the museum galleries of magnificent City Palace, highlighted by the glittering crystal collection from the royal treasury.
Prepare for the traditional festivities of Holi Eve with classes in sari tying and henna painting. Outside the City Palace, crowds of residents sing and dance in front of a huge bonfire. Join in as the energy amps up and the traditional pyre burns brighter, symbolizing the burning of Holika, the devil, and the welcoming of the season of springtime.
The next day, the Festival of Color bursts into full fun. Join a local family in their home and release all your cares as you play Holi together, showering one another with a rainbow of colors. At your farewell dinner make a toast to new friendships, to your extraordinary cultural experience, and to India’s vibrant and indomitable spirit.
- Day-by-Day Itinerary: Indian Cultural Adventure for Women
- What’s Included in your Eastern cultural and culinary odyssey in India
- Your Accomodations while celebrating the Festival of Holi, visiting the Taj Mahal, and experiencing Jaipur’s colors and scents
- Travel Tips and Traveling to Dehli, Agar, Jaipur and more in India
- Play Holi and become (temporarily) tie-dyed from head to toe! Celebrate the Festival of Colors in the charming city of Udaipur
- Explore the hustle and bustle of Delhi bazaars on a bicycle rickshaw
- Marvel at sunset AND sunrise at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
- Enjoy a cooking class in a local home
- Perfect the art of cooking an Indian dish in Jaipur
What You'll See and Do
- Boat Cruise
- Cooking Class
- Cultural Exploration
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- UNESCO Site
- Women-To-Women Exchanges