HOLA MOHALLA FESTIVAL TOUR -2020
About the tour: Welcome to Hola Mohalla!!!
Hola Mohalla is an annual fair which is organised on a large-scale at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. On or before Holi. Purpose for this fair was to physically strengthen the Sikh community by holding martial arts, mock battles and valour of the community. Traditional Nihang warriors and Nihang Horsemen on beautifully decorated horses display their skills at the Mohalla stadium. You can join throng of cheerful people for spontaneous dance on the beat of drums; gets tantalized by the colorful dresses of Nihang warriors, children, women and men; enjoy invitations to take part in langar (free community meals)..
08th Mar’20: Arrive Delhi + City Tour
Upon arrival at Delhi, you will be greeted by our associate in the arrival hall, will escort you to the hotel. Tour starts with the visit to Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, where the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed for refusing to accept the Islam. Afterwards drive to Red Fort which was the residence of Mughal emperors for about 200 years until 1857. Later you will visit the world’s tallest minaret obtaining spiral stairs of 379 steps– Qutab Minar. Day ends up Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the most famous Gurudwara of Delhi. Overnight, stay at hotel.
09th Mar’20: Delhi – Chandigarh (By Shatabdi Train)
10th Mar’20: Chandigarh – Anandpur Shahib (By Shtabdi Train)
After breakfast drive to Anandpur Sahib, the main site for celebrating Holla Mohalla Festival, situated around 85 km (approximately one hour) from Chandigarh. This exclusive drive is meticulously planned through nature’s path. You can enjoy the panorama of mustard farms blooming with small yellow flowers provides many opportunities for photography. Anandpur Sahib, home to over forty Gurudwaras. During Holla Mohalla festival for seven days in the month of March the vibrancy of the atmosphere easily draws you in which is hard to resist. This evening, upon arrival, spend some time at leisure before exploring the nearby Gurudwara. Overnight, stay in tent.
11th Mar’20: Anandpur Shahib
Present at Gurudwara during morning prayer. The soothing sound of Guru Granth Sahib at the Durbar followed by kirtans (hymns), along with the Langar food service for breakfast. You are welcome to join the devotees for breakfast, which is freshly prepared meal in the kitchen by volunteers who believe that doing “Saver” (service) is part of
their duty. Return to your hotel after breakfast and spend whole day exploring the town, the other Gurudwaras and historical sights, each of them obtaining historical tales to be discovered. At every Gurudwara, there is performance of beautiful folk poetry from the region, mock battles by the Sikhs showing their martial skills, and Langar stalls everywhere serving food. Overnight, stay in tent.
12th Mar’20: Anandpur Shahib
Today also take part in the revelries. You can join throng of cheerful people for spontaneous dance on the beat of drums; gets tantalized by the colorful dresses of Nihang warriors, children, women and men. Participate at one of the kitchens cooking food with the other volunteers. The teaching of the Sikhs saints have always emphasized the spirit of participating in and giving back to the community. Today, you can choose from many activities available and tailor your day to suit your tastes. In way of your choosen activity, we guarantee you will create memories for a lifetime. Overnight, stay in tent.
13th Mar’20: Anandpur Shahib – Amritsar (190 km approximately three hours)
14th Mar’20: Amritsar
Visit to Jallianwala Bagh, where the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919. Later, visit Durgiana Temple – a Hindu temple with similar architecture as Golden Temple. In afternoon, drive to Wagah border (India – Pakistan border) is located in vicinity of Amritsar. Beating Retreat ceremony conducted daily by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers (PR) makes a fabulous spectacle. People gather in large numbers to witness the ceremony including parades and cultural shows. Overnight, stay at hotel.
15th Mar’20: Amritsar – Dharamshala
After breakfast drive to Dharamshala(Land of Dalai Lama). It is a beautiful town in the lap of Himalayas that shot to fame after His Holiness Dalai Lama took shelter here. Day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
16th Mar’20: Dharamshala
Visit to Dal Lake-placed amidst lush greenery the lake also has a Shiva temple on its banks, St. John’s Church- an Anglican church dedicated to John The Baptist, Tibetan Monastery- for witnessing the worshipping rituals and Bhagsu Nag Temple- an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Snake God, Nag and Lord Shiva. The rest of the day is at your own discretion. Partake in activities like shopping, trying out local delicacies etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
17th Mar’20: Dharamshala – Delhi (By Flight)
After breakfast, drive to Gaggal airport to board the Delhi flight, upon arrival you will be transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
18th Mar’20: Delhi + Departure
The cost based on twin sharing basis
Euro 1900 PP
Single Room Supplement
Euro 750 PR
- 10 Nights accommodation as per above mentioned or similar hotels
- Daily Buffet breakfast and Dinner at hotel except Ananadpur Shahib is on full board.
- Italian speaking accompanying for whole tour.
- Entrance fee for all monuments mentioned in the itinerary.
- 01 Boat ride on Shukna Lake at Chandigarh.
- Visit to Wagha Border.
- Train ticket from Delhi to Chandigarh in a/c Chair car.
- Flight ticket from Dharamshala to Delhi in economy class.
- Personal assistance by our representative on arrival & departure at airport.
- All applicable taxes and service charges.
- International Flight
- Medical and insurance of any kind.
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.
- Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
- Camera Fee at any Monument.
- India Tourism Visa (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
- Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are travelling independently, we suggest paying tips for Guide, Escort, driver and hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.