There is no better way to experience the rich cultural heritage of India than by joining in the revelry of one of its many vibrant festivals. Despite being a land of great diversity with many religions, languages and varying ways of life, one thing the entire country has in common is the love to party. A country of 1001 festivals, festival-goers are spoilt for choice with an array of exciting festivals and events throughout the year.
We have created a handful of holidays timed to coincide with some of the country’s most vibrant festivals – offering an experience that is totally unique to India. Travel into the heart of the Thar Desert for the spectacular Pushkar Camel Fair, join us for the exuberant festivities of Holi – India’s most dazzling celebration, hear the sound of firecrackers on the dark nights of Diwali - India’s favourite festival or witness the ancient rituals of the Himalayan festivals of Ladakh or Hemis.
As well as offering the chance to experience these wonderful festivals first-hand and party with the locals, all of our Festival Tours also give you the chance to explore some of India’s most famous highlights, from the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra to the pink city of Jaipur. So throw colours at Holi, barter for a camel in Pushkar, watch daring displays of weaponry at Hola Mohalla and much more this year.