HEMIS FESTIVAL & LADAKH

The spectacular mountain geography of this remote Indian province is a stronghold of Tibetan Buddhism. Monasteries adorned with the iconic blue, red, and yellow prayer flags dot the steep mountain slopes, and crystal clear rivers flow from glaciers, cascading into the mighty Indus river.
Join us on this journey into the mountains of Ladakh as we explore the Hemis Festival, dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Buddhist master.

This festival of dance and theater is enacted with elaborate masks, costumes, and adornment. The glorious finale, in a cacophony of instruments, chants, and sounds, ends in unveiling of the monasteries giant Thankga (Tibetan Buddhist painting). A moment of pure magic. India’s northernmost province, Ladakh, is spread over a mountainous terrain at an average altitude of 3500m above sea level. A part of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, it was opened to tourists in the mid-70s and since then, thousands of people from around the world have thronged to this bastion of Himalayan Buddhism.

DATE 2018 dates coming soon
COSTS  2017 prices FYI: $1120 Single supplement $355
*All prices are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
-Hemis Festival -The Ancient City & Monasteries of Leh
-Ancient wonders of Lamayuru & Alchi -Lunar landscapes of Ladakh

 

PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR

Travel India’s famed Golden Triangle and participate in the colourful festivities of the Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan. The Pushkar Camel Fair brings together 50,000 camels and 200,000 people on the dunes surrounding the city. Camel races, beauty pageants, Rajasthani folk dancing,
mustache competitions, and crafts are the backdrop to your wanderings in this Hindu holy city. When you want a break from the festival head to Pushkar Lake where thousands of devotees are completing pilgrimages to the Brahma temple, the only one in India. Our Golden Triangle and Pushkar Camel Fair brings together some of the most culturally significant sites in India for a spectacular experience. For those eager to explore North India’s diverse heritage and culture, this adventure is for you.

DATE 21 – 29 October 2017
COSTS  $1230 Single supplement $595
*All prices are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Wonders of Delhi Ajmer – Sufi Saint Moinuddin Christi
Pushkar Camel Fair Visits to Amber Forts
Magnificent Taj Mahal

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