Of all possible travel experiences, observing, participating in, and experiencing a religious or folkloristic celebration is probably the most surprising.
With its extravaganza of impossible colours and immense crowds arriving from all over the country, India’s Holi Festival, held in the spring, is moving yet surreal. The huge subcontinent is renowned for these events, but Mongolia is equally fascinating, and the Golden Eagle Festival and the Naadam Festival, poised between culture and tradition, are unrivalled spectacles. The former celebrates the power of the eagle, used for hunting since antiquity; the latter brings to the stage the extraordinary elegance and discipline of the local population, with athletes in dazzling costumes competing in archery, wrestling, and horse racing.
But the world is full of singular and little-known traditions. This is where Ultimate Places steps in, helping you find the most authentic and significant experiences, and then accompanying you in these unforgettable celebrations.