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25 February 2015 - 05 March 2015

This colorful festival of the Bhils and Bhilalas, particularly in the district of West Nimar, Alirajpur and Jhabua, is actually in the nature of a mass svayamvara, a marriage market, usually held on the various market days falling before the Holi festival in March, mostly seven days before HOLI. As the name of the festival indicates, (bhag, to run), after choosing their partners, the young people elope and are subsequently accepted as husband and wife by society through predetermined customs.

It is not always that boys and girls intending to marry each other meet in the festival for the first time. In a large number of cases the alliance is already made between the two, the festival providing the institutionalized framework for announcing the alliance publically. The tradition is that the boy applies gulal, red powder, on the face of the girl whom he selects as his wife. The girl, if willing, also applies gulal on the boy's face. This may not happen immediately but the boy may pursue her and succeed eventually.

Earlier, the Bhagoria Haat was also the place for settling old disputes; open invitations were sent to enemies for a fight in the haat. Bloody battles used to be quite common in the past but today police and administration do not allow people to go to the haat armed. The Bhagoria haat also coincides with the completion of harvesting, adding to it the dimension of being an agricultural festival as well.

Travel Program Option 1:

Day 01: Arrive at Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi
 
Day 02: Morning proceed for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi
 
Day 03: Morning travel to Agra. Overnight stay at Agra
 
Day 04: Morning travel to Ranthambore. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight stay at Ranthambore
 
Day 05: Experience Morning and Afternoon Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore. Overnight stay at Ranthambore
 
Day 06: Morning travel to Jaipur. Overnight stay at Jaipur
 
Day 07: Morning proceed for full day sightseeing of Jaipur. Overnight stay at Jaipur
 
Day 08: Morning travel to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi Aerocity Hotel
 
Day 09: Morning transfer to Delhi Airport for flight to Indore. Later travel to Bhagoria. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
 
Day 10: Day to enjoy the festivities of Bhagoria Festival. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
 
Day 11: Day to enjoy the festivities of Bhagoria Festival. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
   
Day 12: Morning travel to Indore Airport for flight to Delhi and later depart for onward journey
   
   

Travel Program Option 1:

Day 01: Arrive at Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi
 
Day 02: Morning proceed for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi
 
Day 03: Morning travel to Delhi Airport for flight to Jabalpur. Later experience Narmada Boat Ride and evening aarti on Ghat. Overnight stay at Jabalpur
 
Day 04: Morning travel to Satpura. En route experience boat ride to explore marble rocks and cable car to Dhua Dhar Waterfall. Overnight stay at Satpura
 
Day 05: Day to experience safari in Satpura National Park. Overnight stay at Satpura
 
Day 06: Morning visit to local village. Later travel to Bhopal. En route visit Bhim Betka Caves and Bhojpur Temple. Overnight stay at Bhopal
 
Day 07: Morning enjoy cycling in Van Vihar national Park. Enjoy excursion to Sanchi Stupa. Evening enjoy interaction with Royal Family of Bhopal. Overnight stay at Bhopal
 
Day 08: Bhopal travel to Maheshwar via Indore. Later enjoy walking tour of Maheshwar city followed by a visit to hand weaving factory. Overnight stay at Maheshwar
 
Day 09: Morning travel to Bhagoria. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
 
Day 10: Day to enjoy the festivities of Bhagoria Festival. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
 
Day 11: Day to enjoy the festivities of Bhagoria Festival. Overnight stay at our owned luxury tented accommodation
   
Day 12: Morning travel to Indore Airport for flight to Delhi and later depart for onward journey
   
   

 

 
Upcoming Events

The 33rd Kalachakra 2014
The Nagaur Cattle Fair
The Pushkar Camel & Cultural Fair, Rajasthan
Bhagoria Tribal Festival
   
   
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