SITA World Travel is offering India and Pakistan tour packages
this fall, capitalizing on the region’s heritage.
Celebrating the India Pushkar Fair in November, the India tour
travels the Rajasthan and the Thar Desert to Pushkar for the annual
cultural bazaar, venturing through Rajasthan and the Thar Desert.
The journey to Pushkar takes in the city of Delhi, as well as an
elephant ride to the mountain fortress of Amber. In Pushkar,
travelers stay in deluxe-tented campsites for the fair, which
features camel radces, trading and shopping. The Pushkar Fair is a
part of SITA World Travel’s Regal Rajasthan 17-day tour.
SITA also is the first North American tour operator to offer
travelers originating from the United States and Canada to cross
the India-Pakistan border on SITA’s Sikh Heritage Tour that visits
the monuments and Sikh Gurdwaras of Pakistan.
The 11-day religious journeys one in mid-October and one in
early February begin in Amritsar, India, where the Golden Temple in
Amritsar is the central place of worship for the Sikh religion. The
pilgrimage continues into Lahore, Pakistan, where travelers will
visit the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh
From Lahore, guests will embark on a two-day journey to
Rawalpindi in northern Pakistan where pilgrims will find Panja
Sahib, a temple whose walls were built around the site where Guru
Nanak Dev Ji is said to have withheld a boulder from crushing him
to death with the palm of his own hand. The Guru’s handprint on the
boulder is visible, drawing hundreds of Sikhs to the site each