India has a range of exotic festivals and special events taking place throughout the year. From the vivid colours and celebration of the annual Holi Festival, to the unbridled festivities during Diwali and the ancient rituals of the Himalayan festivals of Ladakh or Hemis.
Why not attend attend one the country's vibrant festivals on your holiday in India and get a unique insight into some of the most fascinating cultures on the planet? Take a look at our selection of unique India tours below that take in some of the most exhuberant festivals in the region.
Every year on the dark nights of Diwali the sound of firecrackers announces the celebration of India's favourite and most famous festival. Homes are decorated, gifts are given, sweets are shared and thousands of lamps are lit to create a world of fantasy. Why not join us to celebrate this amazing festival of light?
Elephant Parade in Jaipur where jumbo's glittering in gold, laden with silk tassels and decorated with brightly coloured motifs catwalk before an enthralled audience at the parade. Watch the elephants play the regal game of polo and compete in a tug of war against man, a mismatch of epic proportions. Combine this with getting bombed with a spectrum of colour powder during India's legendary Holi festival.
Take part in a turban tying contest at the Pushkar Camel Fair, witness camel trading and competition at Jaisalmer Desert Festival or follow India's spiritual path to the masked Buddhist festivals of Hemis or Ladakh.