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Fairs and Festivals of India

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Bright colours, bedazzled attires, various sweets and happy faces India is a land where you will find the most number of Fairs and Festivals celebrated. To know this country in an elaborate manner, you need to take a Fairs and Festivals of India Tour and engulf the merriment of the people. You can witness the true culture and life of India during the celebrations of various fair and festivals. Let the high spirits of the people take you for a ride.

You will be amazed to know that, fairs and festivals of India are celebrated all through out the year. It is quite interesting to notice that there are noble cause and meaningful identity behind each fair and festival. These celebrations are based upon rituals, traditions, legends, monsoon, history, while many express devotion to the deities of different religions. If you are taking a Fair and Festival of India tour you will see that these fairs and festivals are mostly religious fair, historical fair, long life marriage based festivals, animal worship fair, cattle fairs, monsoon fair, changing season fair. Marvel at the fact that all the celebrations speak of vivacity, colour, high sprit, dedications, ebullience, peace, power, humanity messages, appetizing food, sports activities, artistic performance, prayers and rituals.

Some of the most famous Fairs and Festivals of India are Holi, Id, Christmas, Diwali, Pushkar Mela, Ganapati, Navaratri, Kumbh Mela, Republic day, Pongal, Onam, Surajkund Mela, Goa Carnival, Snake Boat Race, Desert Festival many more. If you are to witness these fairs and festivals you will know that they reveal diverse regions, religions and communities. During these celebrations you can also experience the life style and vigour of the people. The most common traits of celebrating these Fairs and Festival is that people usually indulge in rituals of prayers, exchanging goodwill, decorating houses, wearing new clothes, Jewellery, music, singing, and dance and feasting.

Therefore to experience something completely different and to know India from an inner vision, you need to opt for our Fairs and Festivals of India tours. Explore the diversity and the mystical beauty, the life style, language, religion, etc. of each states and region. Few celebrations with their popular regions are The Durga Puja (Navaratri) which is major festivals of West Bengal, Ganapati in Maharashtra, also in the western and eastern parts of India, Pongal in Tamilnadu, Onam in Kerala, Goa Carnival, Christmas and New Year in Goa, Car Festival of Puri, Pushkar fair in Rajasthan, Snake boat fair in Kerala, Holi in North India, Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and Varanasi, republic day in Delhi, and many more.

So if you are interested in knowing the deep roots of the culture, belief, life style, living, food, art, traditions of India, you should book your next vacation with our Fair and Festivals of India.

Andhra Pradesh
Sankranti: January
Kakatlya Festival: January
Intentional Kite Festival: January
Lumbini Festival: March/April
Deccan Festival: April
Vijaynangar Festival: October
Girijan Festival: November

Assam
Bihu Festival: April
Ambubashi Mela: June
Tea Festival: November/December

Bihar
Deo Mahotsav: Feb/March
Vaishali Mahotsav: Feb/March
Mithila Mahotsav: April/May
Rajglr Mahotsav: October ,
Buddha Festival: November

Chandigarh
Garden Festival: February ,

Delhi
Jahan-e-khusrau: March
Qutub Festival: September
Garden Festival: February
Chandni Chowk Festival: Nov/Dec

Goa
Carnival: February
Shigmo: February
Goa Food and Cultural Festival: Nov/Dec

Gujarat
Katchh Festival: March
Janamashtami: July/August
Tarnetar Festival: September

Haryana
Vintage Car Rally: February
Balsakhi: April
Mango Festival: June/July
Teej: August
Geets Jayanti: Nov/Dec

Himachal Pradesh
Shimla Summer Festival: May/June
Kullu-Dussehra Festival: October
Lavi Fair: November

Jammu & Kashmir
Ladakh Festival: September

Kerala
Great Elephant: March/January
Nishagandi Dance Festival: February
Nehru Trophy Boat Race: August
Onam Celebrations: August

Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho Festival: February/March
Tansen Festival: December

Maharashtra
Elephants Festival: February
Ganesh/Pune Festival: September
Ellora Festival: December

Mizoram
Pawlkot Festival: Dec./January,
Chapcharkut Festival: February
Mimkut Festival: August/September

Manipur
Kut Festival: November

Meghalaya
Nongren Dance Festival: October
Shadsuk Mynsiem: April
Garoga Wangala: Oct/Nov

Nagaland
Sekrenyi Festival: February
Moastii Festival: May.
Hornbill Festival: December,

Orissa
Chhou Festival: April
Rath Yatra: July
Konark Dance Festival: December

Pondicherry
Fete de Pondicherry/yoga Festival: January

Punjab
Holla Mohala Anandpur Saheb: March
Vaisakhi: April

Rajasthan
Camel Festival: January
Dest Festival: February
Elephant Festival: March
Gangaur Festival: April
Marwar Festival: October
Pushkar: November

Sikkim
Hossar: February
Bumchu: February
Saga Dawa: May/June
Pang Lhabsol: Aug/Sept
Lossong: December

Tamil Nadu
Pongal: January
Natyanjali Festival: February
Silk Festival: October
Mamallapuram Dance Festival: Nov/Dec
Tea and Tourism Festival: Nov/Dec

Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahotsav: February
Lucknow Festival: November
Avadh Festival: November

West Bengal
Shantiniketan Festival: January
Vishnupur Festival: December

Important Religious festivals
Name of Festival Month
New Year's Day
Guru Govind Singh's Birthday;
Bhogi (South India)
Makaradi Snana, Makar Sankranti,
Pongal (South India)
Mattu Pongal (South India),
Floating Festival

January
Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami,
Idu'l Zuha (Bakrid)
Guru Ravi Das's Birthday
Shivaji Jayanti .
Swami Dayananad Saraswati Jayanti

February
Maha Shivratri
B'day of Sri Ramakrishna
Ash Wednesday
Muharram
Holika Dahan
Dola Yatra (in West Bengal)
Holie
Maha Shivratri
Jamshedi Naoroj (Parsi)

March
Indian New Year's Day
Chaitra Sukladi (Gudi, Padava,
„Udagi, Cheti, Chand)
Gangaur (Gouri Tritiya),
Ramanavami
Vaisaki (Punjab, Haryana, HP,
Delhi & Orissa)
Meshadi
Tamil New Year's Day
Mahavir Jayanti
Vishu (Kerala)
Vaisakhadi (Bengal)
Bahag Bihu (Assam),
Good Friday.
Easter

April
Pooram (Trichur Pooram)
Meenakshi Kalyanam ,
Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad,
(B'day of Prophet Mohammed)
Buddha Purnima
Ascension Day (Holy Thursday) ,

May
Jamatri Sasthi (Bengal)
Fatiha Yazdahum ,

June
Rath Yatra
July
Teej
Naga Panchami
Raksha Bandhan
Amarnath Yatra
Gayatri Japam
Janmashtami
Parsi New Year's Day
Ganesh Chaturthi

August
Onam (Thiru Onam Day)
Hazrat Ali's Birthday
Biswakarama Puja
Mahalaya Amavasya
Maharaja Agrasen's Jayanti

September
Durga Puja
Ayudha Puja
Vijaya Dasami, Dussera (Ramlila)
Kojagari lakshmi Puja
Maharshi Valmiki's B'day
Shab-I-Barat Kali Puja
Vijay Dasami, Dussera
(Bengal and Kerala)
Lakshmi Puja
Deepavali (Diwali)
Govardhan Puja
Kartika Sukladi
Bhai Duj/Bhratri
Dvitiya
Chat (Bihar)

October
Jagadhatri Puja
Guru Nanak's Birthday
Pushkar Fair
Jamat-ul-Vida
Shab-I-Qadr
(22nd day of Ramzan)
Idu'l Fitr
Guru Teg Bahadur's
Martyrdom Day

November
Christmas
Guru Govind Singh's Birthday

December




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