Explore the timeless nature of life in rural Rajasthan and the energy and romance of its princely culture, brilliantly complemented by superb traditional textiles. This unique, escorted, small-group journey is designed to enrich your experience and satisfy the soul.
Pushkar Camel Fair is an epic spectacle held over 14 days during the Kartik Purnima full moon. It is one of India’s most highly-rated travel experiences. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional meals, which brings over 400,000 camels, farmers, traders and travellers from all over to Rajasthan.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and one of Hinduism’s most popular festivals. It symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. Over 5 days, revelers adorn themselves in their finest clothes, illuminate their homes with lamps and candles, and offer prayers to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity.
Our accommodation… so much more than a place to sleep.
Many of the palaces and mansions of the former royal families have been transformed into luxury and boutique, heritage accommodation. These palaces, lodges and houses abound with elegance and atmosphere, providing peaceful respite from the bustling cities outside. They are an essential part of our journey, immersing us into the culture, history and heritage of India.
Our special program highlights:
Celebrate magical Diwali – the Festival of Lights
Exclusive visits to traditional weaving and embroidery villages
Revel in the fascinating Pushkar Camel Fair
Experience hands-on tie-dye and block-printing workshops
Stay in heritage havelis and boutique accommodation
HISTORY AND CULTURE, NATURE
Christina Sumner OAM, former principal curator at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, will escort the tour. Sharing her knowledge and passion for India and its ancient textile history, Christina will aid you in discovering the enduring beauty of Rajasthan and its centuries old traditions.