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The major festivals in India mark diverse occasions
important in the culture of India like the start of
new seasons, new crop or harvest, the story or the
Indian culture of a particular state/region. The
festival tours of India take you to a trip of Indian
culture. With every festival you find out a new blend
and the veiled historical legacy, which breaks the ice
with the future events of the festival.
As a tourist, you could have festival tours of India.
We at Tourism of India offer you the most excellent
Festival Tours of India. We also give you in advance,
the hotel accommodation and the pre-arrangements
required to initiate that festival tour. You have the
option of the following festival tours to India:
Deepawali is held in October-November every year and
celebrated all over India. This Festival is celebrated
for the victory of God over evil. People celebrate
this festival with lights, fire crackers and sweets.
This is widely celebrated in North India during March.
This festival signals the end of winter and beginning
of spring season. Festival is celebrated with
Rajasthan Festival Tours
1. Pushkar Fair
It's a world famous festival for its huge and
colourful Camel Fair. Festival is held normally in the
month of November during Kartik Poornima. Pushkar is
an important religious town for Hindus where thousands
of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy the holy water
of Pushkar Lake. During this period town is thronged
with tribal people from all over Rajasthan, pilgrims
from all over India, film makers, photographers and
tourists from all over the world.
2. Nagaur Fair
This festival is held in Jan-Feb. During this time
Nagaur awakens to bustling life every year with
thronging of cattle, horses and camels accompanied by
their turbaned owners and eager buyers. The day starts
with buyers and sellers engaged in earnest bargain and
the day close with fun, festivity like camel race and
other games. It creates a joyful atmosphere with the
setting sun in the background.
3. Desert Festival in Jaisalmer
This festival is also held in Jan-Feb in Jaisalmer.
Some chosen and cherished monuments of its glorious
past and rich culture are on display. The traditional
dances accompanied by high pitched music on
instruments take the folk dancers one step back into
4. Elephant Festival, Jaisalmer
This festival is held in Jaipur in March-April. The
elephants stride majestically parading their decorated
trunks and tusks. Festival begins with a procession of
elephants, camels and horse followed by folk dancers
at their entertaining best.
1. Hemis Festival in Ladakh
This is one of the biggest festival of Ladakh which is
held in June-July at Hemis Monastery. It's a 2 days
festival where Lamas perform sacred masked dances
leading to the destruction of sacrificial offerings.
2. Karsha Festival
It's a festival of Victory of Black Hat dancers over
evil. The festival is held in Jul -Aug every year at
Karsha Monastery in Zanskar.
Kullu Dusshera Festival
This festival is celebrated for a week every year in
October . Traditionally over two hundred deities
converge on Kullu to pay homage to Lord Ragunath while
music and colour fill this Silver Valley . Numerous
stalls offer a variety of local wares. Fork music and
dance troupes dressed in colourful costumes perform a
medley of folk dances and sashes, swords and bells.
Almora Dusshera Festival
This festival is held like Kullu Festival but only for
one day with great festivities. It is just held on the
day of Dusshera to celebrate victory of good over evil
depicting victor of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana.
Temples Opening and Closing Festivals
Each and every Holy Shrines of Uttaranchal like
Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath have a
special opening and closing ceremonies. Opening
Ceremony is held at the time temple opens in summer
for pilgrims and Closing Ceremony is held short before
Rath Yatra in Puri
This festival is held in Jun - July in Puri which is
best known for Jagnnath temple. The festival is
celebrated with worship the Lord Vishnu who is carried
in Rath Yatra or chariot.
This festival in unique which is celebrated in
September to pay homage to the 3rd highest peak Mt.
Kanchenjunga which is considered as the guardian deity
of Sikkim and to Yabdu. Festival is held in
Tsuklakhang Monastery with war like costumes of the
dancers. Prayers are offered to invoke Kanchenjunga
and Yabdu for peace and prosperity.
1. Boat Race
Boat Race is the popular festival in Kerala and Nehru
Trophy Boat Race in Allepey near Cochin is most
popular festival. Race is conducted on second Saturday
of August every year that commences with a ceremonial
water procession. The songs participants sing are
known as Vanchipattu and they have distinctive
vigorous rhythm. Thousands of spectators on either
banks cheer the competitors.
2. Soorya Dance festival
This is the festival of classical dance conducted in
October every year in Trivandrum. Renowned dancers
from all over India participate in this festival. The
dances that can be watch are Kathakali, Mohiniyattam,
Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri etc.
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