Festivals of India
who wish to observe various shades and tints of India need to partake in its
festivals galore. From far north to extreme south and from west to east,
India is but an assortment of a number of fairs and festivals that exhibit
the true colours of the country and the spirit that the nation shares. Each
religion has a different set of festivals to celebrate. That tourists keep
flocking to India all the year round also announces the popularity of Indian
festivals which are celebrated with great pomp and show.
Have a look at the most famous fairs and festivals of the country
Northern and Northwestern India
The northern part of the Indian subcontinent draws hordes of tourists fro
far and wide. Particularly states like Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are known
for their fairs and festivals. Pushkar Fair, held at Pushkar in Rajasthan,
has the distinction of being the largest camel fair in the world. Dussehra
and Holi serves as big draws for tourists in the cities of Uttar Pardesh.
Other popular festivals belonging to the northern India include Gangaur
Festival, Elephant Festival, Baisakhi, Deepawali etc. The Taj Mahotsav,
organised at Agra, puts together the finest talents, including musicians and
singers, from across the country. The festival is organised in the vicinity
of the Taj Mahal.
Southern and Southwestern India
of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent are
of utmost significance when we talk of festivals. The boat races of Kerala
and temple festivals of Tamil Nadu attract a good number of tourists from
across the globe. The Aranmula Boat Race and the Nehru Trophy Boat Race are
one of the biggest draws for visitors to Kerala. The harvest festival of
Onam and the Thrissur Pooram Festival, that takes place at Thrissur, are
other famous festivals of Kerala. Pongal, celebrated in Tamil Nadu, is
another renowned harvest festival in southern India. Goa, lying on the west
coast of India, has soaked a lot of colonial charm. The state seems to be a
hub of festivities during the Goa Carnival. Maharashtra is also popular for
festivals like Deepawali, Holi, Maha Shivratri and Ganesh Chaturthi.
Even in eastern India, you will come across with a number of renowned
festivals. States like West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa are no less popular for
festivities. Durga Pooja celebration in West Bengal has its distinctive feel
and charm. Diwali, Dussehra and Holi are the other important festivals that
are worth mentioning. The Jagannath Rath Yatra of Puri is a pleasurable
sight for all. Every year, thousands of tourists arrive here to witness ans
participate in this religious festival. Bihar also holds a number of
colourful festivals in its bouquet.
List of Important Indian Festivals -
Pushkar Fair (Rajasthan)
Taj Mahotsav (Agra)
Dasara - Navaratri
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