Small group tour led by leading Indian travel expert will visit Khajuraho Dance Festival and "Women's Holi"
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian travel writer and India travel specialist Mariellen Ward of the popular travel blog Breathedreamgo.com is leading a very special tour to India. The Shakti Tour (February 15 – 27, 2018) will explore the feminine in India and it will be timed to coincide with the Khajuraho Dance Festival and Lathmar Holi, also known as the Women's Holi, in Barsana.
"Shakti is the manifestation of feminine energy," said Mariellen Ward. "Indian culture is full of Shakti worship and representations, from Hindu goddesses like Parvati and Durga, to Shakti temples throughout the country, and festivals like Navaratri (nine nights of the goddess)."
The roots of Shaktism penetrate deeply into India's history. We will uncover that history by visiting special destinations and events, and with the help of cultural experts from Sahapedia, who will help shine a light on the meaning and significance of our experiences.
On this small group tour, we will go to some amazing places to visit in India:
see Indian classical dance performed in front of some of the oldest and most beautiful temples in India at the Khajuraho Dance Festival
partake in "Women's Holi," where women ritually beat men at Lathmar Holi in Barsana
explore Jhansi fort, where the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi held off the British troops during the 1857 Rebellion
go on a tiger safari
stay at one of India's leading eco-lodges to experience the feminine in nature
visit Sheroes Café in Agra, run by acid attack survivors
The itinerary also includes stops in Delhi, Agra, Jhansi, and Varanasi to uncover famous women in Indian history, and art and architecture designed by women.
The tour will be held February 15 – 27, 2018 and repeated in 2019.
The Shakti Tour of India is a showcase of the feminine in India.
Academic partner Sahapedia will provide special tours and lectures by some of India's top experts on dance, sculpture, architecture and the arts. Sahapedia is an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India. Tour is organized and sold by Cloud Itineraries.
Canadian travel writer Mariellen Ward publishes the popular and award-winning travel site Breathedreamgo.com. She will accompany the trip, imparting her enthusiasm and knowledge of travel in India. She will also be available to teach travel writing and blogging.
Breathedreamgo is an award-winning travel site dedicated to transformative travel – the kind of travel that changes you, and has a positive impact on local communities and environments. Breathedreamgo was founded in 2009 by Canadian travel writer and digital storyteller Mariellen Ward. Mariellen splits her time between Delhi and Toronto, and has spent about three years in India, in total, travelling the length and breadth of the country.