Revel in the color and chaos of daily life in India. Celebrate the best desert festivals with the incredible sights, cultures and philosophies of North India’s 5000-year old civilization. Travel through stately Delhi to the desert sands of royal Rajasthan; a land of exquisite Mughal art and architecture, colorful costumes and camel traders. Visit Udaipur’s palace museum with its impressive façade towering over Lake Pichola and explore Jaipur’s walled city of pink sandstone where jewelers and weavers work as they did centuries ago.
Watch the sunset over vast sand dunes on a camel safari, and travel by jeep to tribal villages. View the magnificent Meherangarh Fort in Jodhpur and spend an afternoon with carpet weavers and the Bishnoi tribes in their natural surroundings. On the way to Agra stop at Fatehpur Sikri, Emperor Akbar’s beautiful deserted capital with its pink sandstone fort and white marble edifice – a tribute to his teacher Salim Chisti. View one of the most famous and stunning pieces of architecture on Earth – the Taj Mahal. Shop for hand woven silks and exotic itar (perfume) in Varanasi’s ancient bazaar. Watch pilgrims at prayer on an early morning boat ride along the holy stepped ghats (river banks) on the Ganges River. Admire the exquisite artistry of Khajuraho’s UNESCO recognized temples.
FESTIVALS: Attend Rajasthan’s camel or cattle fairs amidst colorfully costumed tribes, music, dazzling stalls filled with local handicrafts and wildly decorated tents. Attend these festivals where animals are ornately decorated, paraded raced or just shown off! Celebrate the arrival of spring in a colorful event featuring brilliant classical dance forms from across India.
Delhi * Agra * Varanasi * Udaipur * Jodhpur * (Jiasalmer or Pushkar) * Jaipur
February 18 - March 8, 2021 (Jaisalmer Desert Festival)
October 29 - November 16, 2021 (Pushkar Camel Fair)
2021 Land & Internal Air: from $7540
2021 Single Supplement: from $2770
Easy / moderate. Suitable for families. Special local festival
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