India is a land of festivals, where people from different religions coexist harmoniously. The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true manifestation of its rich culture and traditions. India is famous for a lot of things around the world from yoga to its diversity from its travel destinations to its rich past but one thing that this country is better at doing than most is celebrating festivals, lots of festivals. A country with diverse religious and cultural backgrounds India as a nation gets to celebrate festivals of different types, tastes and colors and that is what makes festivities in this country so special to experience. There are many Indian festivals and celebrations, the most exciting of which are mentioned below.
Char Dham Yatra:
Embark on the journey to the abode of Gods with “Sacred Yatra”, we strive to provide our guests safe trip to Char Dham, so that you can enjoy the serene beauty with your holy tour.Generally Chardham Yatra begin from west to east in Clockwise Direction, this implies the yatra begins from Yamunotri, continuing to Gangotri, Kedarnath and after that ends at Badrinath. All these four heavenly spots Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri have their own Significance, Legends, Mythology and history. Dominant part of Hindus trust that one ought to visit Char Dhams atleast once in their lifetime to get salvation.
Chardham Yatra is India’s most devoted and featured part of India spiritual tour. Chardham is the most renowned and holy expedition in India that includes visiting to four glorious shrines including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and lastly the Badrinath Dham. A visit to these holy shrines together forms the Chota Chardham Yatra in India. All these famous sacred destinations are being located in the astonishing Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand at distinct districts.
The amazing valleys of the Great Himalayas proudly reflect thousands years old legends and history by beholding these sacred shrines at different districts namely Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag on the splendid Garhwal hills. This exalted trip was being initiated thousands years ago in 8th Century by the great reformer and philosopher Adi Shankaracharya and since then the Chardham tour is welcoming numerous pilgrims at such tremendous locations.
The holy river Ganga is known to be originated from Gangotri itself, through the prayer made by king Bhagirath. Gangotri lies at an altitude of 3,200 mts about the sea level in Uttarkashi district where thousands of devotees pay their visit to wash away their sins in the urge of salvation. The Ganges is believed to be the sacred source of purity and sanctity and so before visiting the temple, devotees take a holy dip in this mighty river.
Located at Uttarkashi at an elevation of 3164 meters from the sea level, Yamunotri Dham temple sanctifies thousands of moods and spirits bringing the origin of River Yamuna. It is the only place where the devotees can find both the amalgamation of hot and cold environment. The Himalayan environment is purified and freezes with the cold tides of the glaciers of River Yamuna and the sides are remained warmed up with thermal springs which are known as ‘Kunds’ of Goddess Shakti.
Shri Kedanath Temple:
Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state is elevated at an altitude of 3584 m above the sea level flanking around the river Mandakini. It is considered as the most pious abode of Lord Shiva and is believed that one of the 12 forms of Lord Shiva in the shape of “Jyotirlingas” was dropped at the hills of Mandar where the main temple is located. The famous Jyotirlinga shrines are must visit places where Lord Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. This is the reason tremendous pilgrims visit this original place to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.
Shri Badrinath Temple:
A perfect example of devotion for humanity and mankind, the Badrinath Temple is elevated at an altitude of 3415 meters in the Garhwal Hills on the bank of Alaknanada River. One of the famous shrines of the Char Dham Yatra of Uttarakhand, it is the sacred place devoted to Lord Vishnu. Legend says Lord Vishnu meditated at this place for thousand incessant years under the Badri tree and so the name is given as Badrinath.
Opening Dates of Char Dhams in 2018:
- Yamunotri Temple opening date: 28 April, 2018
- Gangotri Temple opening date: 28 April, 2018
- Kedarnath Temple opening date: 29 April, 2018
- Badrinath Temple opening date: 1 May, 2018
Leh ladakh Tour:
Want to travel to Leh Ladakh but confused about the right time to visit Leh Ladakh (The place of sublime beauty)? The best months to visit Leh Ladakh are between May and September when summer is at its full bloom and snow has melted. The vibrant and colourful Hemis Festival is held during this time. This is the time when you can go on one of the most adventurous treks of the world, Chadar trek- walk on the frozen Zanskar River for almost a week. Each time of the year has its own perks of travelling to Ladakh. So, if you are wondering when to hop on for a road trip, or go camping and trekking, or experience the beautiful festivals, then this is the the best time to plan your Ladakh trip for you!
Hemis Gompa, the largest and richest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh plays host to the popular yearly festival day called Hemis Festival. The day has been declared as the state holiday. This 2-day festival is celebrated on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month and remembered as the birth of Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. During the festival, the locals get dressed-up in traditional clothes, where men wear cummerbunds and women wear vibrant headgears and loads of jewelry. The Lamas perform sacred masked dance, known as Chaam while they are accompanied by musical drums, long horns and cymbals. This is an extremely well-known festival. The most mysterious form of celebration are the mystic mask dances. The Mask Dances of Ladakh are referred collectively as chams Performance.
DURATION : 23/06/2018 – 24/06/2018
LADAKH BIKE TRIP 2018:
Ladakh Bike Tour is counted among the best adventure experiences in the Land of High Passes. The adventure of riding your bike through Ladakh calls for tourists from around the globe. The 10 Day and 9 Night bike tour is truly one of the lifetime opportunities. Get ready to experience unforgettable memories with this well-planned itinerary.
The highlight of this tour is riding through the tough roads and High Mountain passes on your bike. Experience Ladakhi culture, a visit to Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in the world along with visit to Pangong Tso, one of the most famous and breathtaking lakes in the world.
Fixed Departure Dates:
- May: (5,12,19,26),
- June: (2,9,16,23,30),
- July: (7,14,21,28),
- August: (4,11,18,25),
- September: (1,8,15,22,29)
Pushkar Camel Fair Pushkar Rajasthan:
Excitement, gaiety and a keen sense of competition fill the air as the long journey to Pushkar begins. The only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma (the creator) is located at Pushkar. The Pushkar lake is surrounded by 52 flights of steps called ghats.Legend has it that Lord Vishnu appeared at the Varah ghat in the form of a boar. Brahma took a bath here and performed yagna at the Brahma Ghat accompanied by Vishnu & Mahadev. The ashes of Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) were immersed at the Gandhi ghat.is among the five principal places of Hindu pilgrimage. People consider the water of the Pushkar lake to be very sacred and the ritual of taking dips in the holy water IS believed to bestow salvation. It I s customary to float lighted eastern lamps ed on pattals (plates made of leaves) on the waters of lake.This creales a spectacular view when the sacred lake takes on a mystical tint sprankled with twinkling spots of light.
The Pushkar Fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) or Pushkar Mela, as it is locally known as, is an annual weeklong camel and livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar between the months of October and November. It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs. Apart from the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. Competitions such as the ‘matka phod’, ‘longest moustache’ and ‘bridal competition’ are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. In recent years, the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar Club and a team of foreign tourists.
For visitors it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the colour, spectacle and carnival of one of the last great traditional melas, which brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. We believe that every aspect of such an experience should be special.
DURATION : 15/11/2018 – 23/11/2018