“ The Festival Of Colours”, is a swirl of culture, colours and celebrations through which Indian Experience lets you experience the pulse of Rajasthan. Shekhawati Holi, dubbed as the mother of all festivals in Rajasthan is a two day long celebration. Singing, dancing and the traditional beats of dhol add to the gaiety of the occasion. Let us take you to the whirling excitement of Mandawa’s unique Holi celebrations.  Along witness the rural and cultural vibrancy of the state.

  • Art & Culture

  • Offbeat Experience

  • Nature observation

Price from 1550 £ Flight not included

Individual trip

Mr Narendra Singh, the Founder & Director of Indian Experience, Jaipur, Rajasthan I Man behind Indian Experience


Narendra Singh

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Dates Duration Travelers Reservation
03/06/2023 - 03/16/2023 11 days 1550 £ Book Now

“Greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals”. 
India- A land of Fairs and Festivals reflect the culture and religious diversity. Festivals are the carriers of peace and joy in the communities. Holi is a festival of fun and frolic, where the atmosphere is filled with zeal and happiness.

Holi is an occasion to celebrate the coming of the spring. The celebrations and rituals continue for two long days. Holi of Mandawa is famous and is the most popular Holi in Shekhawati region of rajasthan.  
The celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika bonfire called Holika Dahan. Everyone sing and dance around the fire and walk around it three times. The emphasis of Holi rituals is on the burning of demoness Holika. The festival commemorates the victory of good over evil.

The next morning is a fest of colours. Singing, dancing and the traditional beats of “dhol” and “Dhap” are the soul of the festival. The Air is all filled with vibrant colours of “Gulaal”. 
The intense culture and colorful tradition of the region is apparent in every nook and corner of Mandawa. The villagers together with the Royal Family of the Mandawa castle  commemorate this festival with fervor and verve.

As the colours of the tour spreads , you will visit the  the majestic “White city” Udaipur to “Blue City”- Jodhpur, from unforgettable sights of yellow-hued hilltop fort of Chandelao to mural art of Ramgarh.

Come, clad yourself in white clothes and jump into the fray with Indian Experience!

Highlights of the tour

  • Explore the cultural vibrancy of Rajasthan..
  • Enjoy the festival the Royal family of Mandawa.
  • Sample exquisite local cuisines in Mahansar.
  • Sojourn in majestic suite rooms of Castles, Havelis and Palaces.
  • Have a private chauffeur throughout, and personal guides.
  • Hangout with natives. After all, you don’t really know a city until you have broken naan with its citizens…..

Delhi - Mandawa

A warm-hearted welcome by a representative of Indian Experience at the Delhi Airport. Embark on a journey to a land of culture and religion, fairs and festivals -Rajasthan. Catch onto a scenic drive to Mandawa, also called the “Open Art Gallery” of Rajasthan. Travelling back in time to the glory of the Shekhawati Region Mandawa was a part of “The Silk Route”.  Mandawa houses various grand Havelis of rich merchants of the bygone era, decorated with fresco paintings.
Overnight stay at Mandawa Haveli.


Mandawa - Ramgarh - Mahensar - Mandawa

Drive ahead to one of the beautiful desert towns -Ramgarh. The wealthiest town of the Shekhawati region in the 19th century, established by the Poddar Merchant family. The city is brimmed with opulent Havelis, temples and Cenotaphs (Chatri), constructed in gravel and grey hardpan and decorated with mural arts. Relish on a mouth-watering home cooked lunch with traditional recipes at the Fort Hotel of Mahansar.
Way back to Mandawa to celebrate the night before Holi, the festival marked by verve and zest. Jollification starts with a Holika bonfire where people gather, sing and dance to traditional folklores.
Overnight stay at Mandawa Haveli.



Holi is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima - the Full Moon night. It is an occasion to wish the coming of spring, a carnival of colours, where men and women clad in white - play, chase and colour each other.
Mandawa’s Holi is the most popular and eminent Holi in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Mandawa’s Holi celebration is famous for its dry Holi only with “GULAL” and their programs of “DHAP” and “Folk Songs” and “Dance”. A local brew of “bhang” a cannabis based drink is served.
The Royal family of the Fort ensures to be there and interact with the village people to keep the tradition going and be a part of the celebration.
Overnight stay at Mandawa Haveli.


Mandawa - Bikaner

After breakfast, depart for ‘The Camel Country’ of India - Bikaner.
Junagarh Fort is a well fortified bastion that holds the distinction of having never been captured, was constructed in 1588 AD. The fort complex houses some magnificent palaces constructed in red sandstone and marble and there is an attractive assortment of courtyards, balconies, kiosks and windows.
The evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay in Bikaner.


Bikaner - Jodhpur - Chandelao

Drive to a tiny village of Chandelao en route Jodhpur  “The Blue City” of Rajasthan, where houses are decorated in the shades of blue.
Mehrangarh Fort crowns a rocky hill of Jodhpur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The intricate carvings on the walls of the fort, the sprawling courtyards, its impressive history, striking palaces, museums and galleries express a beauty that beckons.

To savour the aesthetics of Real Rajasthan, your home tonight would be -The Majestic Chandelao Garh - the ancestral home of the landowners of the area, built with Jodhpur sandstone. Experience traditional Rajasthani Hospitality in the resort.
Take a stroll around the village to hang out with native people or move near Olvi lake, where you can see varied varieties of common crane, sarus crane, peafowl, herons.
Overnight stay in your Chandelao Garh.


Chandelao - Jojawar

Enjoy the morning bliss by tasting a sip of good coffee against the serene setting of hundreds of migratory birds chirping and pecking in the compound of the resort.

Continue the journey to Jojawar, The 18th Century town is nestled against the rolling mountains of Aravalli. Rawla Jojawar is a premier boutique heritage hotel in the Pali district It is countryside heaven where one can pick a bicycle to visit the lush green fields of Aravalli, may interact with the local communities or ride a horse on the stud farm of the resort.
Overnight stay in the fort Rawla Jojawar.


Jojawar - Udaipur

Continue the voyage to the ‘Venice of the East’- Udaipur is a romantic city that is dotted with lakes and surrounded by the ancient mountains of Aravali. The historic capital of Mewar
Is also called the "City of Lakes" because of its sophisticated lake system, with seven lakes surrounding the city. “The white city” of India is known for its traditional fairs and festivals, historic forts and palaces, galleries and gardens, architectural temples and museums.



Explore the gems of the city today. Start your day with a visit to City Palace, a miscellany of balconies, Gateways, Gardens, cupolas and palaces. The Jagdish Temple is an eclectic mix of stone elephants, carved pillars, impressive spires and exuberant architecture, devoted to Lord Vishnu. Go for a leisurely walk through the Saheliyon-ki-Bari or ‘Garden of maids”, full of marble art, canopies and fountains
In the evening, sail for a picturesque boat ride at Lake Pichola that offers a panoramic view azure waters of the lake against the setting of the City Palace and Aravalli hills.
Overnight in a luxurious Lakeside Hotel.


Udaipur - Delhi

Transfer to Udaipur Airport to catch your domestic flight to Delhi IGI Airport.
The evening is at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel, Delhi.


Delhi and departure

Transfer to the Delhi International Airport for your homebound flight.

With a happy note Today, India bids you farewell !!

Our price Include

  • Accommodation based on two persons sharing one double room with breakfasts included as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer from the airport to the first hotel and from the last hotel back to the airport 
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private Air-Conditioned vehicle with a private chauffeur.
  • Personal and experienced tour guide throughout the tour from arrival to departure.
  • Fuel charges, road tax, toll and parking charges.
  • All hotel taxes included.
  • 24x7 assistance by the Team of Indian Experience.

Our prices do not Include

  • Air transport to and from India.
  • Visa permit fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Entry Fee to any Monument or Museum.
  • Camera entry fee wherever chargeable.
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • A single room is provided with further supplement charges for those travelling alone.
  • Lunch and dinners are not included in the package.
  • Any other items not mentioned under Inclusions are not included in the cost of the booking.

** Additional cost will be charged for extra services except mentioned in the “Inclusions” in every trip.

In case of cancellation of your trip, the cancellation fees charged by Indian Experience will be calculated according to the following scale

• More than 60 days before departure: 35% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 60 to 31 days before departure: 40% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 30 to 21 days: 40% of the total price of the trip.   
• From 20 to 14 days: 60% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 13 to 8 days: 70% of the total price of the trip.  
• From 7 to 2 days: 75% of the total price of the trip.  
• The day before or the day of departure: 100% of the total price of the trip


2 reviews

Helen D


“Best trips last forever”
The Colorful visit to Rajsthan for Holi in Mandawa was like “come dream with your eyes open “
Luxurious accommodations, exquisite food, complemented with warm and sincere hospitality is always there… This experience Unbelievably was an unforgettable one as the festival, an indigenous experience was totally in harmony with the environment too


Dave Martin


I have taken 2 trips with Indian Experience outfit and they are first rate. The recent one was a marvellous mix of culture and colour, as we celebrated the most colorful party on the Planet. It was our trip to India in Holi.we were lucky enough to enjoy the Festival of Colour with the Royal family of Mandawa. Each trip with Mr. Narendra was unique and all trips share their great attention to detail, incredible trip leaders and a single, professional point of contact.
Looking forward to my 3rd!

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