Farmers and tradesmen have long travelled to the famed Puskhar Fair in the desert state of Rajasthan, now tourists are busy hotfooting it to this living heritage attraction. Expect to find elaborately adorned camels, magnificent moustache contests as well as temple dancing, and hot air balloon rides. In 2019, Pushkar Camel Fair will be 4 to 12 November and in 2020, is will be 22 to 30 November.
The Golden Eagle Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Golden Eagle Hunters from all over the country descend on the Altai Mountains to put their birds to the test. You can also ask your Lightfoot Travel Designer to arrange for you to ride across the Gobi Desert with the Golden Eagle Hunters to the festival. Now that’s what you call a desert adventure. On 5 to 6 October 2019.
Head to the Thar Desert in the Sam dunes to spy fire dances, camel polo, colourful costumes and breathtaking gymnastics. The finale is a folk concert that’s play out under a full moon in front of Jaisalmer Fort. On 7 to 9 February 2020.