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Holi in Shekhawati

Holi in Shekhawati is very unique, traditional, colorful, and heart-warming. People of all religions come together on the streets to play colors and dance to the traditional beats, forgetting all their communal differences.

Rajasthan

Starts: from Delhi

Ends: at Delhi

Group: Mixed Gender

Dates

Start: March 23, 10 AM

End: March 26, 9 PM

₹ 22000

About the Tour

Holi in Shekhawati trip gives an opportunity to celebrate Holi in the most traditional, unique, and fun way while unraveling the amusing history of the Shekhawati region. It truly offers a visual treat to our eyes. It’s a completely dry Holi with less crowd, and no color is thrown at tourists without their permission.

Holi in Shekhawati

Holi in Shekhawati is indeed unique, traditional, and heart-warming. In Mandawa town of Shekhawati region, you will find people of all religions coming together on the streets and dancing to the traditional beats, forgetting all their communal differences. Women peeping from their veils, dancing men with their colorful turbans, and the stalls of bhang can be found in any street of Mandawa. A few men can be seen cross-dressed i.e. men dressed as women while celebrating Holi in Shekhawati. This unusual practice has a great story behind it! A great benefit of celebrating Holi in Shekhawati is that you won’t be pushed against random strangers during celebrations as the crowd is less and very well managed by local authorities.

About Shekhawati:

A place so affluent yet abandoned, colorful yet deserted, and historically rich yet forgotten! Shekhawati region, once ruled by Shekhawat Rajputs and prospered by Marwar merchants, is not just another town that used to be a part of the ancient silk route but is also the world’s largest open-air art gallery.

The districts of Churu, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar combine to make the Shekhawati region which carries the legacy of iconic merchants in the form of grand Havelis.

With the decline of the silk route, the merchants eventually moved to the bigger towns of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, leaving their mansions abused and in disuse. Every single inch of these Havelis is adorned with beautiful fresco paintings that depict amusing stories from the lives of merchants, kings, and queens. The pictures also depict the borderless imagination of artists and the merchants as some of them are a perfect amalgamation of real & unreal, tangible & intangible, and Indian & Western. The doors of these Havelis are made from the sturdy teak wood imported from Myanmar (then Burma), and Belgian mirrors grace some parts too. Some of these mansions have been restored to beautiful heritage hotels, a few are managed by their caretakers, and others have their great assets locked behind big doors. Rajputi and European architectures have a significant influence on their construction style which comes as a result of the travels of the owners to the various parts of the world for their trade.

Let’s embark on a journey to celebrate Holi in the most unique and fun way, unravel the rich and amusing history of this region, and give a visual treat to our eyes and click some Instagram-perfect shots. Be ready to explore the unexplored and be amazed by this hidden gem in the state of Rajasthan!

Trip Highlights

Your Itinerary

Please note that there will be two pick-up points:
a. 10:00 AM: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport (near Mahipalpur) Gate No. 5
b. 10: 30 AM: IFFCO Chowk Metro Station in Gurgaon (Gate No. 1)

Note: If you are an outstation participant & prefer to come a day early, we can assist you with the hotel bookings & pickups.

Start driving towards Mandawa
Lunch (or some may call it brunch 😀 will be on the way)
Reach Mandawa
Check-in & freshen-up
Free time to explore the Market
Bonfire & Group Socializing
Dinner

Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Cenotaphs of Ramgarh
Shree Shani Mandir
Sone Chandi ki Dukan
Lunch
Raghunath Ji Temple
Dancing Hall (Tolaram ji ka Kamra)
Back to hotel
Dinner

Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Holi Celebrations
Lunch
Mandawa Heritage Walk
Group Socializing
Dinner

Note: Please note that today’s schedule could be shuffled or altered because of Holi celebrations. Please be flexible on the same.

Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel

Breakfast
Poddar Haveli & Museum
Morarka Haveli
Lunch
Start driving back to Delhi
Arrival in Delhi

Drop:
1. 9 PM: IFFCO Chowk Metro Station in Gurgaon
2. 9:30 PM: Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport

Keep some buffer time in hand if you have an onward journey on the same day. We cannot guarantee the exact time of arrival due to any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. We will drop the participants as per the schedule, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.

Shekhawati Map

Booking/ Query

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

Call/ WhatsApp : +91 9999 74 9677
Email: chandni@transformingtravels.com

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