Women only tour to Northern India for holi festival
India at a glance
Join us for Holi Festival! Experience India’s rich culture as you indulge in luxurious accommodations, delectable food, and create memories that you’ll cherish forever.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! From the vibrant city of Delhi to the charming village of Bishnoi and the world-renowned Taj Mahal, this tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of India while celebrating the iconic Holi Festival. Discover the perfect blend of history and modernity while savoring the tantalizing aroma of Indian spices amidst stunning vistas of ancient fort palaces.
Explore the Pink City of Jaipur on an all female owned fleet of rickshaws
Throw colors like a local for this joyous festival of colors, love, and spring!
Meet the women of Sheroes Cafe over lunch, where acid attack survivors are given a livelihood
Visit local families, share stories, and embrace their way of life.
Visit a niche textile town and make your own block print souvenir
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and see it from local known viewpoint
India, with all its mystic beauty, can present quite a challenge for travelers. But, have no fear, our team has made it our ultimate mission to turn your journey into an exceptional experience. We’ve taken out all the guesswork, leaving you with nothing but the most genuine Indian experience. Get pampered with lavish accommodations, and travel in style in our air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let the magic of India unfold before your very eyes!
Proof of travel insurance is required before joining day 1 of any Meetup Tour. International flights are not included.
We have two groups for this Meetup Tour, which means that each group will celebrate Holi together (Holi is best enjoyed in large groups!). Both groups are identical in inclusions and itinerary, but one will complete the itinerary in the opposite order. We do this to keep both groups small and hassle-free.
Join us for Holi Festival!
Spots are very limited!
Throw colors like a local for this joyous festival of colors, love, and spring! We supply the color filled balloons, water guns, and the white outfit to get colorful in. You come with some playful competition to shower each other with color and love.
Meet your new BFF.
People often leave our Meetup Tours with friends for life and couches to crash on all over the world.
Guaranteed solo time.
Spend it with friends or explore on your own, but take time to reflect on your incredible journey.
Get your beauty sleep.
Enjoy our hand-picked accommodation combining the design, location and comfort.
Welcome to Delhi!
Welcome meeting & first taste of local cuisine
Welcome to India! Our driver will be waiting for you as you exit the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Your ride is complementary, and you’ll be escorted to our beautiful hotel in Delhi where you will meet the group. We recommend arriving before 3pm, so you will arrive in time for a 6pm welcome meeting and our first delicious meal together! Meals: dinner
Prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of India as you celebrate the iconic Holi festival at the home of a welcoming local family. The day begins with an authentic and joyous Holi experience, where you’ll join in the playful tradition of having a color war! After the lively Holi festivities, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Whether you choose to unwind and relax at your accommodation, venture into local markets for shopping, or embark on further exploration of the area’s attractions, the choice is entirely yours. Ask your guide for recommendations! Meals: breakfast and lunch
DELHI TO JODHPUR
Short flight, solo day & dinner at a rooftop restaurant
Get ready to see Delhi from a whole new perspective this morning, as your guide takes you through the bustling alleys and winding streets of Old Delhi. Immerse yourself in the sweet and spicy aromas of Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Explore the vibrant courtyard where the spices are stored and indulge in the unique flavors of India. A little bit later, we embark on an adventure to Rajasthan, a land that offers an experience like no other for travelers from all walks of life. Catch a short flight from Delhi to Jodhpur, home to the best lassi in India and the birthplace of the famous Jodhpur trousers. For an unforgettable evening, join us for dinner at an exceptional rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views of the Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan, The Clock Tower and Gulab Sagar. Meals: breakfast and dinner
Bishnoi Village visit, Jeep safari & Shambhali Trust for lunch
Embrace the wild as we take a quick jaunt through the countryside to the breathtaking Bishnoi Village. Here you can immerse yourself in the eco-conscious sect of Hinduism, where nature is held in deep reverence. Witness exotic wildlife such as blackbucks and chinkaras during an exhilarating Jeep safari, before returning to the village to observe potters and weavers hard at work. We then meet with a Bishnoi family, and gain insight into their way of life. Return to Jodhpur to visit the Shambhali Trust, an organization with a mission to empower disadvantaged women and girls through education and vocational training. Join us as we learn about their impactful work, followed by a unique opportunity to help prepare a delicious lunch together followed by solo time this afternoon. Meals: breakfast and lunch
Solo morning, visit Mehrangarh Fort & Sardar Market
Unwind from the bustle of city life and wake up at your own pace with solo time to do as you choose. In the afternoon, we’ll meet back up to visit the magical and awe-inspiring Mehrangarh Fort. Here the walls whisper the history of Rajistan through the intricate sculpture work of Jodhpuri master artists and sweeping panoramic views of the city whisk you away to a bygone era of opulent royalty and prestige. Then, your senses will come alive as you meander down the vibrant blue streets of the Sandar Market to marvel at the exquisite works of local artisans or sample delectable street food. Meals: breakfast
JODHPUR TO JAIPUR
Pink City Rickshaw Tour!
We start early today and let the scenery take your breath away as cityscapes give way to stunning natural views. After a leisurely journey, arrive to your hotel in Jaipur and take time to have lunch and settle in. Then, we’ll get to exploring! There’s no better way to see Jaipur than jumping in the back of a Pink City Rickshaw. This all-female fleet of rickshaw drivers will whisk you off for an evening ride to see Jaipur in all it’s chaos and beauty. Meals: breakfast and lunch. | Drive time: 6 hours
Amber Fort and cooking class
Embark on a journey to the enchanting Amber Fort, a town steeped in history and splendor. As you stroll through the ancient cobblestone lanes, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking sight of magnificent temples, Havelis and the awe-inspiring Amber Palace, which we will scale all the way to the top for a panoramic view of the breathtaking countryside. After a bit of leisure time, we’ll reconvene for an evening cooking class that will delight your senses. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
JAIPUR TO AGRA
Block printing workshop
After breakfast, we’ll make our way to for Sanganer village for a workshop on block printing. Jaipur is not only famous for huge forts and history, but for its exquisite craftsmanship and a vast array of precious gemstones. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into its artistic heritage by participating in engaging in a block printing workshop. Observe the precision and dedication of the artisans as they transform plain pieces of cloth into vivid works of art using these unique block printing techniques – then try your hand at creating your own design for a treasured souvenir! Buckle up as we bid adieu to Jaipur and say hello to Agra, situated on the majestic Yumana River. Get ready to be transported back in time as we delve into the elegant world of Mughal architecture. From the stunning Taj Mahal to the ancient Agra Fort, you’ll be in awe of the city’s impressive legacy of Mughal masterpieces. We’ll check-in to our hotel and spend the day exploring this mesmerizing city at our leisure. Meals: breakfast, lunch | Drive time; approx. 5 hours
AGRA TO delhi
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal, lunch at Sheroes Cafe & evening train
Experience the grand finale of your Indian adventure with a mesmerizing visit to an iconic wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. Here we’ll spend time basking in the golden hues of the sunrise, breathing in the fresh morning air, and admiring the stunning marble architecture of this monument of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his beloved wife. We return to our hotel for a quick respite before heading to Sheroes Hangout Cafe, a groundbreaking cafe run by female acid attack survivors who have turned their trauma into strength. Chat with these brave women and indulge in their scrumptious snacks and coffee, all while supporting their new livelihood. Finally, we’ll gather our luggage and take an evening train back to Delhi, reflecting on the many unforgettable sights and experiences of Agra. Meals: breakfast and lunch
Farewell for now
As your unforgettable tour draws to a close, let our expert guide help you arrange transportation to the airport or your next destination, hassle-free! Until check-out time at 12 pm, savor a delicious breakfast, reminisce about your cherished memories, and maybe even start planning your next adventure! Meals: breakfast
Add on 4 Days in Varanasi
Varanasi, the gem of Northern India, is the land of the divine Ganges River that is believed to have an overwhelming spiritual power. The city’s narrow and meandering streets are home to more than 2,000 temples that provide a breathtaking glimpse into India’s rich and diverse religious history.
Varanasi, a city of unparalleled tranquility, is the perfect destination to unwind after an eventful 10-day tour of Northern India’s most iconic sites. We designed Varanasi as an add-on, giving you the opportunity to witness the divine beauty of India. However, if you only have a few days to spare, traveling with us to this enchanted city will undoubtedly be a rejuvenating and worthwhile experience.
If booking both The India Meetup Tour as well as The Varanasi Extension, please book them both separately.
Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us.
The Suryaa, Delhi
With recently renovated state-of-the-art facilities and indulgent spa treatments including Ayurvedic therapies, The Suryaa is the perfect escape after a long day of exploring the dynamic city of Delhi.
Ranbanka Palace, Jaipur
Once the palace of the Rathores clan of Jodhpur, you’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy stunning views of the Blue City!
Royale Regent, Agra
With an unbeatable location and lavish amenities, this award-winning hotel is a game changer! Take in breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and Agra from the stunning rooftop terrace and Instagram-worthy pool — the ultimate place to unwind.
Arrival: Indira Gandhi International Airport (code DEL)
- We will will have an airport transfer waiting for you when arrive on day 1. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Delhi.
- If you arrive a day or two early, the airport transfer is not included. Please email us directly if you book flights outside this window so we can assist with arranging a transfer and an early night in the hotel .
- Our tour starts at 6pm, so we recommend that you arrive no later than 3pm on day 1. However, we will pick you up from the airport anytime.
Departure: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You can leave anytime on the last day. Check out is at 10am.
- Visa fees if applicable
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Tips for guide & driver
- Airport drop off
- A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
- Final payment is due 90 days before departure.
- Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
- No refunds on deposits.
On rare occasions, any domestic flight that we include in this trip may be changed or canceled with little notice. Remember, we cannot control the decisions that airlines make, so sometimes amendments will need to be made to our mode of transportation. Rest assured that if this happens, we will still get you to your destination. Part of the unique experience of traveling in any form is having the flexibility and grace to embrace detours
Most nationalities are required to possess a visa in order to enter India. The process is relatively simple, but takes a few dates to process. Please be sure you apply for the e-visa at least a week before departure, but earlier is better. Apply here.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
Our domestic flight allows up to 30lbs/15kg check-in luggage. If you bring more weight, there will be a fee at the airport.
What our travelers say
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“I was heartened by how welcoming people were in India and will never forget the seemingly infinite unique sari and kurti outfits on dazzling display everywhere. SoFe’s itinerary was a great blend of cultural, historical, and social activities and our tour leader helped in many ways to keep us having fun, even over long days of traveling.” Jennie R. | India
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“If you are thinking about doing a SoFe tour -do it! It was so awesome to connect and explore a country with like-minded solo female travelers. I loved getting to experience a country and connect with other SoFe travelers in network. I really appreciated the security of going with a group as well, especially for a country such as India. ” Michelle P. | India
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“India was spectacular – it was vibrant, beautiful, dirty, spiritual, and chaotic – all at once! SoFe provided a wonderfully curated trip through the northern region of the country. Our guides brought the places we visited to life. Shopping was exceptional! Thank you Nidhi and Nikki for a life-changing trip!” Leslie R. | India
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