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A Hindustan Calendar: Festivals & Events in India

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India undoubtedly has the world’s largest collection of 'happenings'. From the smallest jungle village to the sprawling cities, the joyful clamour and colour of festivals and events are a daily part of life. Millennia-old ceremonies and contemporary exhibitions jostle together in the most buzzing calendar in the world…

14 Incredible Festivals to Visit in Asia

Thousands and thousands of festivals take place every single year. From music and performance to art and dance, food and gastronomy to wine and beer, religious ceremonies to street parades, historical celebrations to sporting events; it’s almost guaranteed that wherever you go in the world, whatever time of year, something amazing is happening. Here are 14 incredible festivals that you just have to visit if you’re travelling in Asia. INDIA 1| Diwali Festival Diwali is one of the most…

Diwali Festival of Lights: 3 November 2013

NEW ITINERARY: Diwali - India's Festival of Lights 14 days from £4595 per person Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Mumbai At Ampersand, luxury and culture are what we do best and our 2-week 'Festival of Lights' tour is the epitome of both. Be a part of one of India’s most famous festivals, Diwali, whilst staying insome of the country's very best hotels. Make your way through the Golden Triangle and feel like a modern day maharaja or maharani, staying in several former palaces along…

Diwali, Festival of Lights – our India specialist Anoop recounts his family traditions

Whatever you are doing today, we would like to wish all of you a very happy Diwali! Unfortunately, this year we were not able to be in India during this incredible festival, which is the biggest in the Hindu calendar. However, we do have our India sales consultant Anoop Anantharaman in our London office and he is feeling very festive today which has brushed off on us all! We put him in the hot seat to share his stories of what he would be doing if he were at home celebrating Diwali (or…
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