DELRAY BEACH, FL, March 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Vacations ®, the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, is proud to take guests to India to celebrate Holi - India's joyous Festival of Colors. This ancient festival is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Hindu calendar, signifying the victory of spring over winter. The event is celebrated annually on varying dates, typically in March, and offers the perfect opportunity for Insight guests to discover the cultural riches, spiritual harmony and intriguing history of this fascinating destination.
"The Holi Festival provides an unusual way to usher in the spring after this unusually harsh winter," said Phil Cappelli, President of Insight Vacations. "As the India Specialist, we are proud to offer guests the opportunity to discover India's grand spectacle and the Festival of Colors is a flawless example. This is also a celebration of love and belonging, which is reflective of the warm and inviting culture our guests experience on their visit."
Essence of India
From the moment your clients arrive in India, they are warmly welcomed with the continent's rich culture and timeless traditions. After receiving a warm Indian welcome, complete with floral garlands, clients kick off their eight-day all-inclusive Gold "Essence of India" journey with a Welcome Reception featuring with local delicacies and fine wine. Cultural experiences are the central theme throughout the trip, with a multitude of Signature Experiences unique to the destination such as a lively rickshaw ride through Old Delhi, an exploration of India's largest mosque, a visit to the lustrous Taj Mahal in Agra and free time to wander Jaipur's famous bazaars.
Colours of Rajasthan
For countless generations, travelers have been drawn to the mystical traditions and timeless beauty of India. Insight guests immerse themselves in the continent's intoxicating sights and sounds with the 12-day "Colours of Rajasthan" escorted journey. Insight's Signature Experiences include a visit to the famed Taj Mahal and an evening cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, which is considered the Venice of the East. As an added bonus, Insight guests can live out their most romantic fantasies during a stay at Insight's signature hotel, the five-star Taj Lake Palace hotel.
Mystical South India
Insight guests journey to the coastal villages and ornate spiritual temples of Southern India on the 12-day "Mystical South India" escorted holiday. During a morning excursion to the small island of Kumbalangi, guests spin golden palm fibers into coil and tap them for a potent "toddy" drink - an exclusive Insight Signature Experience. In Thekkady, guests are treated to a stay at an eco-friendly resort and join an expert naturalist for a cruise through the waterways of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The opulent Leela Palace in Chennai offers spectacular seafront views and world-class amenities, making it the perfect destination to relax in splendid comfort.
Insight guests stay in the world's finest hotels, such as New Delhi's five-star Le Meridien, and receive superior entertainment and dining options. Luxury tour coaches are limited to 40 guests, ensuring every traveler receives personalized attention from their expert Tour Director. With the perfect balance of guided experiences and independent exploration, Insight ensures that your clients will safely experience India like never before.
For reservations, contact your favorite travel agent or call Insight Vacations at (888) 680-1241.
About Insight Vacations
For more than 35 years, Insight Vacations® has been designing the world's finest escorted travel itineraries. Insight offers 113 journeys to more countries across Europe than any other operator and provides the same legendary service across North America, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.
Insight guests enjoy The Art of Touring in Style® with business-class legroom aboard customized luxury coaches, intimate groups of just 40 travelers and the services of an experienced Tour Director who acts as "traveling concierge." Each expertly planned itinerary includes a range of Signature Events for a unique and authentic look into the history and culture of each destination. Throughout their trip, guests will stay in handpicked hotels that are centrally or scenically located and have the perfect balance of guided and independent exploration.
About The TreadRight Foundation
At Insight Vacations® and parent company The Travel Corporation, we understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognize that it is our responsibility to help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.
Created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Insight Vacations® is proud to be active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.insightvacations.com/us/the-insight-difference/treadright-foundation to learn more.
TreadRight's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. We encourage each of our partners to use this principle to guide all of their actions, whether at our regional offices or when taking guests around the world. By providing grants to organizations that encourage sustainability in different destinations, we hope to maintain the natural attractions across the world that define each unique region. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like Céline Cousteau and Costas Christ.
To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.
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