Jaipur Literary Festival

This is your opportunity to mix with Nobel laureates, local writers, Man Booker prize winners, and debut novelists; all in all a remarkable, witty, and brilliant collection of authors who come together for five days of readings, debates, and discussions in Rajasthan’s ‘Pink City’. For over ten years, a diverse mix of authors from South Asia and around the world has gathered every winter in Jaipur. In January 2020, we’ll join them to attend a choice of over 250 scheduled events at the Jaipur Literary Festival.

Dal baati churma, a typical Rajasthani meal

First, spend two days seeing a different Delhi: be moved by the eternal flame burning at the Gandhi memorial, share a meal at the Sikh gurudwara, or temple, and feel the pulse of the city’s creative scene at the historic Hauz Khas market. Then, after four days of literary hobnobbing in Jaipur, retreat to an elegant family-owned estate filled with heirloom furniture to relax by the pool, enjoy rummaging in ramshackle shops, learn to cook an Indian meal, and meet village weavers. Wrap it up with two days in the dazzling blue of Jodhpur to explore the grand fort and the colourful chaos of the city’s bountiful bazaars.

Publishing legend Tina Brown has called the festival “the greatest literary show on earth.” We think you’ll agree!

For more information, see our detailed itinerary, available soon. All Travel Pursuits operate under the umbrella of our partner, Worldwide Quest (TICO Reg: #2667946). Worldwide Quest arranges the logistics for each trip to complement our literary theme. They handle all bookings/registration and are happy to book flights and help with pre- and post-trip arrangements.

Photo credit: Niranjan Gohane on Wikipedia/Creative Commons


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New Delhi, Jaipur, and Jodhpur, India

January 20–31, 2020

A selection of contemporary Indian novels and short stories

Melanie Blake is the director of Classical Pursuits. She has led past tours on WWI poetry, modern Mexican and Colombian literature, and The Name of the Rose in central Italy. During a three-year stint in New Delhi she relished in the diversity and energy of North India’s literary and publishing scene.


Approx. US$4,495

Cost includes guides, readings, accommodation, two meals a day, discussions, ground transportation, walking tours, talks, excursions, admissions, and taxes and gratuities.

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