Festivals and Fairs

India is a land of festivals and fairs. Virtually celebrating each day of the year, there are more festivals celebrated in India than anywhere else in the world. Each festival pertains to different occasions, some welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings and saints, or the advent ofthe New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion. Some of the festivals celebrated all over India are mentioned below.

The Indian calendar is a long procession of festivals; 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, the immersion of Ganesh in Bombay, the car Festival of Puri, snake-boat races in Kerala, Republic Day in Delhi... every region, every religion has something to celebrate.

Here are some of the colorful and popular festivals.

Click on the festival name to know all about it.

JAN Kumbh Mela, Bikaner Camel Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival
FEB Khajuraho Dance Festival, Rural Olympics, Desert Festival, Nagaur Sufi Festival
MAR International Yoga Festival, Gangaur, Chitra Vichitra
APR Thrissur Pooram
MAY Ganga Dussehra
JUN Hemis Festival
JUL Rath Yatra, Champakulam Boat Race
AUG Nehru Trophy Boat Race
SEP Tarnetar
OCT Bateshwar, Kullu Dussehra
NOV Pushkar, Chhat Puja
DEC Hornbill Festival, Rann Utsav

Copyright © 2012 Indian Escape All Rights Reserved.