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Festive Journeys

No matter, when you travel to India, you will surely come across many delightful festivals and events to claim your attention. And you will simply love every bit of your experience.

India is a land of festivals. fairs & events. Festivals in India are an integral part of Indian culture. A number of festivals in India are more than the number of days in a year. They mark the beliefs and customs of the country. India is a land of myriad cultures and religions. These festivals exhibit the devotion of the people for their respective deity. 

The country’s heritage and culture reflected in the colorful festivals celebrated at different times in India. As a land of many religions, each festival has its own signature style of celebration. But always with great pomp and show!

While it’s difficult to feature all festivals and events, ‘Festive Journeys’ showcases a glimpse of some of the festive tours. We have curated some journeys focusing on such significant festivals. All the tours are offered on a private basis and some also feature guaranteed departures. Not to mention, private tours are completely flexible. 

So join us in these festive journeys and look at India with a completely different lens.

We at Truly India Tours have launched 05 special guaranteed departures for 05 select festivals and fairs. Below is the list of these departures with details.

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Start Date: 24th October 2019
End Date: 30th October 2019
Start City: New Delhi
End City: New Delhi

Diwali – Ritual of making ‘Rangoli’.

The festival of lights, Deepavali is one of the most popular and important festivals of India, which is celebrated with great enjoyment and excitement all over the country. Deepavali is the grandest of all festivals that is celebrated to ward off evil forces and to bring in peace and harmony in the lives of the people. Also known as Diwali, it is celebrated to worship Goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth.

Pushkar – Cattle Fair

Start Date: 04th November 2019
End Date: 10th November 2019
Start City: New Delhi
End City: New Delhi

Cattle Fair

The Pushkar Mela also known as the Pushkar Camel Fair is a unique celebration of the beauty of their coveted “ship of the desert” – the camel along with some other cattle. It is estimated that more than 2 lakh people from all around the world visit this unique fair, which mainly focuses on trading camels and cattle.

The scene is set as if you have flipped the pages of a history book back a few pages. Such is the setting of the world’s largest fair that is held at Pushkar around 10 km away from Ajmer in Rajasthan, at the edge of the Thar Desert.

Pongal – Harvest Festival

Start Date: 09th January 2020
End Date: 19th January 2020
Start City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
End City: Cochin, Kerala

Falls on the first day of the month of Thai on the Tamil calendar. It corresponds with Makar Sankranti, the winter harvest festival celebrated throughout India, which marks the start of the sun’s six month journey north (the Uttarayanam period) and warmer weather. This occasion honors the sun god, Surya, for providing enough warmth and energy for a prosperous harvest. Festivities feature the preparation of the Pongal dish, which is offered to the sun and shared with loved ones. It’s made, facing the rising sun to the east, by boiling the first rice of the season with milk and sugar. The highlight is when the dish spills over during cooking, signifying abundance.

Rann Utsav – White Dessert

Start Date: 09th February 2020
End Date: 16th February 2020
Start City: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
End City: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

White Desert

Rann Utsav is an awesome festival of Kutch, Gujarat, India. It is a Carnival of Music, Dance, nature beauty of White Rann and much more then that when visit under the full Moon. Kutch Rann Utsav is the shimmering landscape that gives the enchanting moments of this Fest, which feels like as Heaven On Earth during Festival Time.

Holi – Festival of Colours

Start Date: 04th March 2020
End Date: 12th March 2020
Start City: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
End City: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Holi is a Hindu spring festival, originating from India, celebrated predominantly in India but has also spread to Nepal and many other Western countries, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”.The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

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