Events & Festivals

The Indian calendar is a long procession of festivals & events. If you can find yourself in the right place at the right time, it is possible to go through your visit with a festival each day. The harvest festivals of the South India, the immersion of Ganesh in Bombay, the celebration of Durga Puja in Kolkata, the Classical Dance & Music Festival in Konark, Snake Boat races in Kerala, Republic Day in Delhi & so on. In India every region, every religion, every community has something to celebrate around the year. Below is a selection of the major ones, but there are countless others, kindly inquire at our offices for festival details.

 January 

1. Makar Sankranti :
It is held on mid of January, the time of the year when the Sun enters Capricorn. It's a time of great festivities throughout the nation with people taking a dip in the holy rivers and seas. In Gujarat particularly, it is the time to witness and extravaganza of Kite Flying in what has become an International Kite Festival.

2. Pongal :
Mainly held in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka on mid of January. A three days colorful Tamil harvest festival.

3. Republic Day :
Held on 26th January every year, this is a National holiday that commemorates the establishment of the Indian Republic in 1950. It's a grand military parade and procession of colorful floats, dancers and so on.
 

 February - March 

1. Vasant Panchami :
Held on first half of February, celebrated on a National level, mainly in the Eastern region. It is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Saraswati the Godness of Learning. People wearing yellow colored clothes mark it.
 

2. Taj Festival:
Held on 18 February - 27 February every year, celebrated at Taj City - Agra. It is nine days celebration of India Tourism, it provides an opportunity to see tourism presentation of the different states of India and enjoy cultural performance in every evening during this festival.
 

3. Nagaur Cattle Fair:
Held on last half of February, celebrated at Nagaur in the State of Rajasthan. Essentially an animal fair, it provides an opportunity to participate in some of the local sports and see some folk performance by local performer.
 

4. Desert Festival:
Held on month of February, celebrated at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. It is a great experience to see the local culture of Rajasthan, with nice folk dancing, puppet shows and camel race, camel polo and watch craftsmen at work.
 

5. Khajuraho Festival of Dance:
It is a weeklong event held on every year in the last week of February and first week of March. It attracts the cream of Indian classical dancers, who perform amid the temples in the western enclose. Performances are open-air, with the floodlit temples as a backdrop.

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