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February - March : Festival Tours
Taj Mahotsav Tour - Agra
The Taj Mahotsav is a non-stop 10 day gala carnival held annually at Shilpgram, near Taj Mahal to re-invent the great Taj Mahal in a grand manner. With the wondrous Taj Mahal serving as the backdrop for the annual festival, the Taj Mahotsav is usually held in the month of February. It is when the city of Taj – Agra burst into celebrations. The impressive festivity commences with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendor. Beautifully decorated elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen together recreate the glorious past of the Mughal rulers.

Taj Mahotsav is where the legendary artisans and master craftsmen breathe life into their exquisite works of art. Marble inlay apart, the Festival brings forth an array of other fine crafts as well- wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metalwork from Moradabad, handmade carpets of Badohi, the blue pottery of Khurja, the Chikan work of Lucknow, the silk of Varanasi... to name a few. Throughout the Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk music and dances of Dundelkhand, Nautanki (drama), Sapera dance of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra, Shayari (poetry) and classical dance performances as well as elephant and camel rides and games at the Taj Mahotsav.

The Taj Mahotsav is truly India at her best with a glimpse of her rich heritage and extraordinary legacies.

Suggested Taj Mahotsav Tour Package
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Routing : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Khajuraho –Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Jaipur   

D4: Jaipur   

D5: Jaipur – Ranthambore

D6: Ranthambore     

D7: Ranthambore – Agra

D8: Agra

D9: Agra 

D10: Agra – Khajuraho   

D11: Khajuraho

D12: Khajuraho – Delhi – FLY BACK 



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Elephant Festival Tour - Jaipur
The Elephant Festival is a unique & one of the most popular events held annually in Jaipur - capital of Rajasthan in March on the occasion of HOLI – The Festival of Colors and Happiness. Groomed to perfection, glittering in gold, row upon row of elephants catwalk before an enthralled audience. The elephants move gracefully in procession, run races, play the regal game of polo, and finally participate in the spring festival of Holi.

It is festival time for the elephants. The elephant keepers or Mahuts as they are called take great care in decorating elephants. An elephant is decorated with great care from trunk to toe. The caparisoned elephants decorated beautifully with floral motifs present ultimate photo ops to tourists. There are deadly and fierce elephant fights in the Jaipur Chaugan or polo field, the venue of the Elephant Festival. During Holi, the Chaugan is brought alive with elephants, dancers, musicians, and onlookers from the entire globe. The echoing sound of the bankiya (trumpet) fills the atmosphere. A ceremonial procession is recreated with caparisoned elephants, lancers on horses, chariots, camels, cannons, and palanquins. Elephant Festival of Jaipur is unusual, something different and definitely a special treat for the tourists.

Suggested Elephant festival Tour Package
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Routing : Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Kota – Chittorgarh – Udaipur –
Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Rohetgarh – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa & Shekhawati – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Agra  

D4: Agra - Jaipur   

D5: Jaipur

D6: Jaipur – Ranthambore     

D7: Ranthambore

D8: Ranthambore – Kota 

D9: Kota – Udaipur 

D10: Udaipur 

D11: Udaipur – Jodhpur  

D12: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer

D13: Jaisalmer – Bikaner  

D14: Bikaner – Shekhawati

D15: Mandawa – Delhi – FLY BACK  



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Khajuraho Dance Festival Tour – Khajuraho
The Khajuraho Dance Festival is a weeklong dance festival and a cultural extravaganza held during the months of February and March in Khajuraho against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit exotic temples which itself is a famous heritage UNESCO site and attracts huge crowd from all across the globe. The country's most gifted dancers perform at this festival of Indian classical dances. The Khajuraho temples capture life in every form and mood. The Festival takes place at the open-air auditorium in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to the Sun God and the Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

They are situated in the Western Group of temples, which is the largest, well maintained and most easily accessible temple group of Khajuraho. This festival has already become legendary with its outlandish classical dance performances presented in a dreamlike setting of splendidly illuminated temples. Not only the classical dance but also the modern Indian dances have also found their place in the Khajuraho Dance festival. Along with the dance performances one can also see a number of craftsmen trading off their indigenous arts and crafts to the visitors. Different classical dances are presented during this festival, like the -Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri etc.

Suggested Khajuraho Dance Festival Tour Package
Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Routing : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Orcha – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Kanha – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Jaipur   

D4: Jaipur   

D5: Jaipur – Ranthambore     

D6: Ranthambore

D7: Ranthambore – Agra 

D8: Agra

D9: Agra – Khajuraho   

D10: Khajuraho   

D11: Khajuraho    

D12: Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh  

D13: Bandhavgarh

D14: Bandhavgarh – Kanha 

D15: Kanha   

D16: Kanha – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK  


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Shekhawati Fair & Festival Tour – Shekhawati (Rajasthan)
The Shekhawati Festival held on 10th & 11th February in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan which is tucked away in the vast semi-desert countryside is a real treasure chest of indian art, culture and rural life, a place where the medieval elegance of Rajput history meets the simplicity of backcountry charm. This is also known as Open Art Gallery of Rajasthan. For a broad-based discovery of Shekhawati culture, the festival is spread over a number of venues - Nawalgarh, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Mandawa and Churu. The Fair include camel and jeep safaris in the Majestic Shekhawati region famous for its plethora of painted havelis (mansions), all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditions of this region, farm visits, rural games, cultural programs, Haveli competitions and fireworks. Visits to the mansions covered with frescoes depicting the whole gamut on social and religious life, where history is painted with humor.

Truly Shekhawati Festival attracts large number of tourists across the world who come to nurture the heritage and culture of Rajasthan.

Suggested Shekhawati Festival Tour Package
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Routing : Delhi – Shekhawati (Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Juhujhun, Dundload) – Bikaner –
Khimsar – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar - Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Shekhawati   

D4: Shekhawati

D5: Shekhawati – Bikaner      

D6: Bikaner – Khimsar

D7: Khimsar – Jodhpur   

D8: Jodhpur – Udaipur  

D9: Udaipur    

D10: Udaipur – Pushkar

D11: Pushkar – Jaipur  

D12: Jaipur   

D13: Jaipur – Agra 

D14: Agra – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK  


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Mewar Festival Tour – Udaipur (Rajasthan)
The Mewar Festival held annually in March is an exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colorfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri make their way to the Lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on the lake offers a fitting finale to this splendid celebration. Women are the main participants of this festival. Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other program. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display. Like other fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the state, there is a lot of activity, which keeps the participants in a joyful frame of mind, eager to enjoy every moment.

Suggested Mewar Festival Tour Package
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Routing : Delhi – Pushkar – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Kota – Bundi – Jaipur - Fateh Sikri – Agra – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Pushkar

D4: Pushkar – Jodhpur

D5: Jodhpur – Udaipur       

D6: Udaipur  

D7: Udaipur    

D8: Udaipur – Kota  

D9: Kota – Jaipur  

D10: Jaipur  

D11: Jaipur – Agra 

D12: Agra – Delhi –  FLY BACK     


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Gangaur Festival Tour – Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Gangaur is one of the most colorful, important and widely celebrated traditional festivals of Rajasthan. The festival commences on the first day of Chaitra, the day following Holi (Festival of Colors) and continues for 18 days. Young girls pray for grooms of their choice while married women seek a long life for their husbands. The ladies decorate their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mehendi (Myrtle Jaste). This festival is devoted to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Ishar & Gangaur are the divine male and female ho embody marital love. The festival commences with the ritual of collecting ashes from the Holika Dahan (Holi Fire) and burying seeds of wheat and barley in it. Then the seeds are watered every day until the germination takes place.

The ritual is performed with the songs praising Isar and Gauri and the carrying of painted water pots on women heads. On the evening of the seventh day after Holi, unmarried girls take out a parade with ghudlia (an earthen pot with holes around and a lamp inside) on their heads. On the way they are gifted presents such as sweets, ghee, oil and cash. The ritual continues for a fortnight till the conclusion of the Gangaur Festival. The festivity reaches to its peak during the last three days of the festival. On the last day Colorful images of Gauri are taken out in procession accompanied by the camels, bullock carts, horses and elephants, decorated in traditional finery. Songs are sung about the departure of Gauri to her husband's house. The procession concludes with the girls breaking their pots and throwing all the consignment into a tank or a pond. Another unique characteristic of this colorful festival is that on this occasion, tribal men and women have an opportunity to meet and interact freely. They can select a life partner of their choice and marry only by eloping.

Celebrated all over Rajasthan, the Gangaur Festival offers a colorful insight into the culture of Rajasthan. So, embark on a Rajasthan tour to experience a world of colors and festivities. Infact this is the best time to visit Rajasthan and especially Jaipur.

Suggested Gangaur Festival Tour Package
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Routing : Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Bundi – Kota – Chittorgarh - Udaipur – Ranakpur - Jodhpur – Bikaner – Mandawa– Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Agra  

D4: Agra – Jaipur  

D5: Jaipur        

D6: Jaipur

D7: Jaipur – Kota    

D8: Kota – Udaipur  

D9: Udaipur   

D10: Udaipur – Jodhpur  

D11: Jodhpur – Bikaner  

D12: Bikaner – Mandawa     

D13: Mandawa – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK


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Desert Festival Tour – Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
Once a year in February and on the middle of the continually rising and falling stark yellow sands of the great Thar Desert, the empty sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant colors, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. Traditional dances, colorful costumes, folk music and unique competitions marked the perfect ambience for a flamboyant desert festival witnessed by hundreds of tourists from across the country and abroad. During the festival, the desert folks sing and dance eloquently to the triumphs and the tragedies of the land. Other major celebrations of the Desert Festival of Rajasthan include the traditional gymnasts, mystical snake charmers, entertaining puppet shows and captivating folk music recitals. The desert festival is also a musical extravaganza where musicians and the renowned artists participate. Along with this, a number of competitions are held in the festival like the turban tying competition, longest moustaches competition, etc. Even the camels take part in a number of events, including camel polo and camel dance. Not only the Jaisalmer fort but the whole Jaisalmer city brims with excitement during the Desert Festival. Everything is exotic in the Desert festival, amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert. You will never forget marvels like the famous Gair and Fire dancers that are the major attraction of the desert festival celebrations. Interesting contests including a tying competition and a Mr. Desert contest further enhance the fun of the occasion. A trip to the Sam sand dunes marks the grand finale, where you will enjoy camel rides and brilliant performance by the folk artist under the full moon against the backdrop of picturesque dunes. If you want to buy gifts or souvenirs for your dear ones, this is the place to be. For this place not only have items from and around Jaisalmer but of the whole Rajasthan. The 12th century fort of Jaisalmer, built in yellow sandstone, provides a fairytale background. Through the day, visitors can come face to face with the desert craftsmen. Exquisitely embroidered skirts, hand-woven shawls, rugs, carvings on wood and stone, camel decorations, embroidered leather bags, ethnic silver jewelry and terracotta are brought in from all over the desert. These skillfully achieved crafts are objects d'art for the handicraft buff.

On the closing day, the festival attracted a diverse crowd, from UN health workers based in Geneva to village women in bright red and orange saris, with scarves covering their faces, to turbaned desert tribes’ people. With a final musical performance by folk singers under the moonlit sky at the dunes in Sam, just outside Jaisalmer, the festival comes to its end.

Suggested Desert Festival Tour Package
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Routing : Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Rohetgarh - Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Kota – Pushkar – Jaipur –Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Mandawa   

D4: Mandawa – Bikaner   

D5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer          

D6: Jaisalmer

D7: Jaisalmer     

D8: Kota – Udaipur 

D9: Udaipur  

D10: Udaipur – Jodhpur  

D11: Jodhpur – Bikaner  

D12: Bikaner – Mandawa     

D13: Mandawa – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK

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Goa Carnival Tour – Goa
Carnival in Goa is a non-stop 3-day festival following Easter in February of color, song, music and dance, providing a healthy entertainment for all, young and old. Colorful processions and lavish floats parade the streets. Singing, dancing and masked people mark the uproarious and flamboyant Goan celebration. Most of the countries have carnivals but Goa carnival stands apart as the people of Goa have inculcated different items in the carnival that makes us experience the different shades of Goa. The streets are crowded for three days and it is nothing but a carnival of colors, a carnival of fun and a carnival of joy for the people of Goa as well as the tourists who make it a point to plan their Goa tour during that time. If down the centuries as introduced by the Portuguese the Carnival was enjoyed only by the local population, today its fame has crossed the frontiers attracting thousands of people from all over the world to whom this type of extravaganza is at once riotous and different. The carnival is meant to be a feasting-drinking-merrymaking orgy just before the austere 40 days of Lent. Huge parades are organized throughout the state with bands, dances and floats out all night on the streets, and grand balls held in the evenings. The carnival concludes with the famous red-and-black dance held by the Clube National in Panjim on the final day.

Suggested Goa Carnival Tour Package
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Routing : Delhi – Pushkar – Jaipur – Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Goa – Delhi – Onwards Travel / FLY BACK
D1: Delhi (Arrival)

D2: Old Delhi  

D3: Delhi – Pushkar

D4: Pushkar – Jaipur    

D5: Jaipur          

D6: Jaipur – Ranthambore  

D7: Ranthambore      

D8: Ranthambore – Agra   

D9: Agra – Goa    

D10: Goa    

D11: Goa    

D12: Goa – Delhi – FLY BACK       


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