• Duration

    12 – 15 Days

  • Route

    Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Kumbh Mela – Varanasi fly out

  • Highlights of the Tour

    Visit the market from the 1600s – Chandni Chowk, the 400 year old Jama Masjid, the magnificent Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal, the UNESCO world heritage site of distinct art and temple architecture Khajuraho, explore the ancient city of Varanasi and the holy Ganges and the spiritually enlightening and fantastically photogenic Kumbh Mela.

     

  • Other Festivals to Look Forward To
    • Jaipur Literature Festival (JAN)
    • Khajuraho Dance Festival (FEB)
    • Taj Mahotsav (FEB)
    • Maha Shivaratri (MAR)
    • Holi (MAR)

Spiritual Congregation of faith – THE KUMBH

When Hindus from across the subcontinent gather once in every 12 years on the banks of the holy Ganges, it roughly translates into a great fair of 70 million pilgrims in this little town of Haridwar making it a Maha Kumbh. This certainly is a spectacular sight of millions of people performing absolutions to wash away the sins of a lifetime. Witness the dark talismanic Naga Sadhus (Hindu Holymen), who forsake all possessions to follow the teachings of the Vedas. Experience this largest gathering in human history every year or one year apart as per the zodiac positions of the Jupiter, the Sun and the Moon. Combine this tour with a classic North Indian circuit giving you the best chance to explore the incredible India.

Colors of Thar – JAISALMER DESERT FESTIVAL

Take a deep dive into the colours, the sounds, the smells, the sights, the glory of Rajasthan while you take a stroll at the Jaisalmer Desert Festival. Set at the backdrop of the majestic city’s forts, the Gadisar Lake and the beautiful dunes of the Thar Desert, this is celebrated in the month of February. Spread across three days, this colourful extravaganza is a mix of the art, music and culture of Rajasthan with a strong message of revival of local arts and folk music together with women empowerment. Witness this true experience on the full moon day of the Hindu month showcasing the rich and colourful folk culture.

Route: Delhi – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Jaipur – Ranthmabhore – Agra – Delhi

Number of Days: 7 – 15 Days

Highlights of the Tour: Visit the market from the 1600s – Chandni Chowk, the 400 year old Jama Masjid, visit sand dunes on a camel back in Jaisalmer and spend your time at the festival, stroll around the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, visit Ranakpur Temples enroute  and the grand 1444 pillar structures of the  Jain Temples of Udaipur, explore the pink city Jaipur at your best, game drives at the Ranthambore National Park, the majestic Taj Mahal visit.

Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Jaipur Literature Festival (JAN)
  • Ragasthan Music Festival (FEB)
  • World Sufi Spirit Festival (FEB)
  • Jodhpur Riff (OCT)
  • Pushkar Camel Fair (NOV)

The colorful two day affair – HEMIS

Through the red and brown mountains with smoldered ray of sun, the wind chill of the cold desert, experience the splendid Hemis festival during the first half of July. An opportunity to witness the richly adorable musk, vibrant dancers in their dramatic dances performed with cymbals, drums and long horns.

 Route:  Delhi – Leh – Delhi.

Number of Days: 06 – 08 Days

Highlights of the Tour: Leh- very much the heart and soul of Buddhist culture region. Witness the Hemis festival with a sightseeing of the town, The Royal palace of 17th century, a nine story residence for the King. See the Sanar Gompa and Shanti Stupa commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism, Stok palace museum, Shey a hilltop monastery – where the King of Leh was born with a seat of Buddha casted in copper and gold leaf. Thiksey monastery – a replica of Potala palace in Lhasa.

 Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Saka Dewa Festival ( MAY)
  • Yuru Kabyat (JUL)
  • Ladkah Festival (SEP)
  • Sindhu Darshan (JUN)
  • Stonday Gustor (JUN)

Hornbill and Festivals – NAGALAND TRIBE QUEST

Nagas are admired for their rich culture with folk dances and sons. In spite of the act of moving forward, Naga people still have affection for the folk cult which praises the bravest warriors and heroes of the past. Each of the 16 major tribes carries their distinct traditions and customs, which can be experienced at different tribal festivals celebrated throughout the state. Hornbill festival came with the idea of displaying their rich culture and tradition under one roof, in one particular venue since 2000. Since the time of start, hornbill festival is a gaining an immense importance at the international level every year, hence attracting people from different cultural background.

Route: Guwahati – Kaziranga – Kohima – Khonoma – Dimapur fly out

Number of Days: 08 – 10 Days

Highlights of the Tour: Visit Kamakhya Temple – the oldest and most scared of 51 Shakti Pithas in India, Umananda Temple. Witness a Sunset cruise, Jeep Safari and Elephant ride to see the flora and fauna of the game reserves. Experience local tribal festivals; visit the II World War Cemetery, Stroll around Khonoma – a model village to observe the Naga lifestyle.

 Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Sekrenyi festival (FEB)
  • Moastu festival (MAY)
  • Aoleang festival (APR)
  • Nazu festival (FEB)
  • Yemshe festival (OCT)

The spotted sky – KITE FESTIVAL

When the skies are blue and a cool breeze blow, the feeling of anticipation and joy grips around the people of Gujarat. From dawn to dusk, people of all ages group rejoices the January blue sky with kites of different colour and hues. Crowded roof tops, fun – loving rivalry and delicious Gujarati feast are all what marks this occasion in the minds of visitors.

Route: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Ahmedabad

Number of Days: 10 – 12 Days

Highlights of the Tour: Visit the most adorable monument  – Taj Mahal, Tomb of I’Timad –ud-Daulah, the Muhal mausoleum known as the “Baby Taj”, Agra fort, Jama Madjid, Tomb of Akbar The Great, Moti Madjid,  Mughal city Fatehpur Sikri, entering the kingdoms of Maharaja’s to witness the massive and appealing palaces, temples in Jaipur and the city of lakes – Udaipur. Lastly, step into land of the Father of Nation, to experience the most unique phenomenon festival – the Kite festival.

Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Modhera Festival (JAN)
  • Kutch festival (FEB/MAR )
  • Holi (MAR)
  • Navarati (OCT)
  • Vautha Fair (NOV)

Into the Backwaters – SNAKE BOATRACE FESTIVAL

No need for concern, as snake boat got their names because of their shapes, nothing to do with snakes! In the backwaters of Kerala, this is a traditional canoe style boat used for racing purpose. For a time during the monsoons (July to September) the state becomes alive with lush green surroundings and the snake boat races on the lakes and rivers competing for a coveted prize and record.

Number of Days: 08 – 10 Days

Route: Cochin – Kumarakom – Periyar – Marari – Cochin

Highlights of the Tour: Visiting the Jewish Synagoue known as the local Jew Town, oldest European Church in India ‘St. Francis Church’, Santa Cruz Basilica, Spice market and plantations, Periyar Wildlife Reserve for a wildlife experience. One can also opt for an Ayurveda massage – a five thousand year old ancient natural science finds its origin in Kerela.

Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Vishu Festival (APR)
  • Thrissur Pooram Festival (APR)
  • Theyyam festival (DEC – APR)
  • Attukal Pongala Festival (FEB / MAR)
  • Ettumanoor Festival (FEB / MAR)
  • Onam festival (AUG / SEP)

Shamans of the NEIndia – ZIRO

Ziro, the home of Apatani tribe and where dreams are made of. Witness the beautiful sea of green paddy fields as far as your eye can see and high penchant of double rainbows.  Explore this least explored region of the country and also so called the hidden part of the world. It’s a truly unparalleled experience of immersing oneself into their astoundingly rich cultural heritage, with no equivalent elsewhere in the world. Discover the tattoo and nose plug traditions by this tribe in the land of Shamans.

Route: Guwahati – Tezpur – Ziro – Majuli – Kaziranga – Jorhat/Guwahati fly out

Number of Days: 10 – 12 days

Highlights of the Tour: Visit Kamakhya Temple – the oldest and most scared of 51 Shakti Pithas in India, Umananda Temple, Witness a Sunset cruise, Da Parbatia – the spectacular gateway of 6th century, the amazing tribes and tribal culture of Ziro, walk around local villages to see inhabitant’s life style, visit the monasteries and meet the monks in Majuli, Jeep Safari and Elephant ride to see the flora and fauna of game reserves in Kaziranga.

Other Festivals to Look Forward to:

  • Pangsau Pass Winter festival (JAN)
  • Boori Boot festival (FEB)
  • Losar festival (FEB / MAR)
  • Myko Festival (MAR)
  • Dree festival (JUL)
  • Ziro Music Festival (SEP)

From Mahals to Camels – The Pushkar Camel Fair

Once in a year the sleepy lakeside town of Pushkar erupts into a frenzy of activity, as hundreds of cattle traders, pilgrims, breeders, herdsmen, farmers descend upon the town for the Pushkar Camel Fair. It is the finest opportunity to experience rural India in its organic form where you can interact with the villagers who may not have seen a tourist throughout their life. Come and witness the colorful festivities of the fair with sightseeing of Mughal towns and the palaces of Maharaja’s.

Route:  Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Pushkar – Delhi

Number of Days: 10 – 12 days

Highlights of the Tour: Visit the most adorable monument  – Taj Mahal, Tomb of I’Timad –ud-Daulah, the Muhal mausoleum known as the “Baby Taj”, Agra fort,Jama Madjid, Tomb of Akbar The Great, Moti Madjid,  Mughal city Fatehpur Sikri, entering the kingdom of Maharaja’s to witness the massive and appealing palaces, temples in Jaipur, witness the highest gatherings of cattle buyers and sellers.

Other Festivals to Look Forward To: 

  • Jaipur Literature Festival (JAN)
  • Ragasthan Music Festival (FEB)
  • Taj Mahotsav (FEB)
  • World Sufi Spirit Festival (FEB)
  • Jodhpur Riff (OCT)