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New Delhi, Delhi, India, 2012/08/17 - Copper Sky Journeys introduces 3 new ways to explore and experience the cultural diversity of India – through its festivals. Three new tours to India bring to life its most engaging and interesting festivals to global travellers - CopperSkyJourneys.com.
Copper Sky Journeys, a boutique travel firm based in New Delhi, India, has unveiled three new cultural tours to India. These new tours to India explore the various festivals celebrated across India.
Being a country steeped in tradition and religion, festivals play an important role in the lives of the people of India. While they are celebrated through the year, the post monsoon period is among the busiest. The period between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice includes a break between the summer and winter crops as well as the winter sowing season. Also, the changeover from the summer to the winter is a cause for celebration in this tropical country.
The most notable of these festivals are the Navratri celebrations in north & west India. At around the same time, Onam is going on in south India. Eastern India celebrates with Durga Puja and Dussehra. Smaller festivals are celebrated in pretty much every region of the country. This entire festival season culminates with national celebrations during the festival of lights, Diwali.
Keeping the festive atmosphere that these Indian festivals generate and the opportunity to see a wholly different shade of India, Copper Sky Journeys (copperskyjourneys.com) has launched three new tours to India focusing of these festivals.
The ‘Celebrate with India’ tour of India starts from October 17 and takes one through Gujarat where travellers get to participate in the happy dance of dandiya as part of the nine day long Navratri celebration. The trip ends in Rajasthan with participants witnessing the victory of good over evil represented by ritual burning of massive effigies of the evil king Ravan.
The ‘Rajasthan with RIFF’ tour of India takes travellers to India through the classic route of the Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – culminating in the shadow of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. At the very elegant Rajasthan International Folk Festival held at the Mehrangarh Fort, patrons with get to hear and see artists from across Rajasthan and around the world grooving to their original earthy beats for five days. The tour starts October 21.
Finally, the ‘Pushkar Fair’ tour of India takes travellers through the cattle trading grounds of Pushkar. Growing in popularity every year, this fair sees over 50,000 camels and other animals being traded every year, making it a sight like no other. This tour to India also allows travellers to explore the classic Golden Triangle circuit – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.