Festival & Cultural Events

India can certainly be considered the Land of Festivals, with colourful celebrations, both large and small, happening throughout the year. Some of these have religious significance, some are for trading purposes and others promote the cultural importance of a region.    We would like to highlight some special events and festivals which can be included in a more general itinerary, or become the main focus of a journey to the subcontinent. 
 

RAJASTHAN INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL - RIFF

India

29 October to 02 November 2020

Timed to coincide with "Sharad Purnima" the brightest full moon of the year in north India, Jodhpur RIFF features a series of spectacular concerts and events based in and around Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.  This colourful and vibrant eve.....

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BATESHWAR ANIMAL FAIR

11 to 17 November 2020

A visit to Bateshwar, in Uttar Pradesh, for the animal fair is a truly memorable experience, mostly because you will probably be the only tourists at the Fair! The quantity of horses is outstanding and the whole area buzzes with the flow of animals c.....

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PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR

22 to 30 November 2020

The Pushkar Cattle Fair, or Camel Fair, as it is more usually known, is one of the largest fairs of its kind in Asia.  What began as a religious fair celebrating the Full Moon of Karthik Purnima is now a huge trading fair for camels, cattle, she.....

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JAIPUR LITERARY FESTIVAL

27 January 2021 to 01 February 2021

This wonderful event goes from strength to strength each year and is a permanent in our diary. We hold rooms for the duration of the Festival at a delightful Haveli not far from the festival site. Although best experienced on a personal level.....

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WORLD SACRED SPIRIT FESTIVAL, NAGAUR

February 2021 to Dates to be announced

The Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur opens its doors to an extraordinary sacred and historical musical journey.  In the evening the Fort is lit by the sparkling incandescence of a thousand candles, creating a magical effect. It all combines to prod.....

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WORLD SACRED SPIRIT FESTIVAL, JODHPUR

February 2021 to Dates to be announced

WORLD SACRED SPIRIT FESTIVAL, JODHPUR After Nagaur, The World Sacred Spirit Festival moves to Jodhpur where the concerts will take place in the stunning Meharangarh Fort. This is an unaccompanied tour but if required Emma will offer advise pr.....

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