Two Rajasthani Celebrations
Our Heart of India Adventure features alternate itineraries on select departures that allow us to take part in special Indian celebrations. On departures between February 6th and 13th, the itinerary will include 2 additional days to allow us to visit the Nagaur Festival; on departures between November 2nd and 10th, the itinerary will include 2 additional days to visit the Pushkar Festival. While optional tours may vary slightly, each itinerary features the same included tours and optional extensions.
On either festival departure, your adventure will still begin in Delhi and Jaipur, before a two-night stay in a private tented camp near the festival grounds. After the festival, you return to Jaipur and continue on with your regular itinerary.
“The camel fair was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It made my sixth-grade grade geography book come alive!”
Nancy & Mark Donatelli, 5-time travelers, Hinsdale, Illinois
Departures between February 6th and 13th, "Land Tour only" prices up to $1800 LOWER per couple than 2012
When you purchase our “Land Tour only” option for Feb. 6-13, 2013 departures featuring India’s Nagaur Festival, you’ll pay up to $1800 less per couple than in 2012. So join in this special celebration and see … men in brightly-colored turbans leading oxen decorated with vivid garlands … barefoot boys playing tug of war before cheering spectators … and joyful voices rising in song as trading ends for the day. This is the Nagaur Cattle Festival, the second largest livestock fair in all of India, an exuberant 8-day event few Americans ever have the privilege to enjoy. Go ahead and compare prices with other travel companies—you’ll find nobody beats our prices to India’s most memorable festival!
- Enjoy visits to the festival on two consecutive days
- Explore Nagaur’s local chattri, a Rajasthani memorial
- Discover the local bazaar, known for its chili peppers and traditional goods
Departures between November 2nd and 10th
Once a year, tiny Pushkar, on the shore of a sacred lake, swells from a hamlet of 14,000 to a festive destination for 200,000 people—and 50,000 camels. Turbaned men and women adorned with glittering bangles join in a 5-day extravaganza that is not only the world’s largest camel fair, but also a hotbed of cultural performances that most American travelers miss.
- Visit the festival twice at different times of day
- Explore Lake Pushkar, home to 52 ghats and 400 temples, including the world’s only Brahma Temple
- Discover the local bazaar, with traditional goods brought by traders