Category Archives: Festivals of India

8 Most Unique Ways to Celebrate Holi in India

Holi is often celebrated publicly, but the safest way to enjoy this experience would be to locate a more private affair or visit a local Krishna Temple. If you’re traveling to India during Holi, here are some celebrations you might consider. Rajasthan The Royal Holi – In Udaipur, the Holika Dahan ritual is hosted by …
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It’s Time For A Little Color – Holi Is Here!

If one is to pick an ideal time to experience India, it must be done in March, during Holi. This festival of colors, which has gained popularity around the world, is a sight to behold. It is also one of those celebrations that cannot be observed from afar. Holi is an experience that requires absolute …
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Rann Utsav : Experiencing a Vibrant India

The complex yet diverse cultural history of Kutch compels one to experience the region with an open heart and all five senses. The colors, the sounds, the flavors and the overall energy of the region is unmatched and unforgettable. Elephants, camels, traditional music and dances, spices, colorfully dressed men and women, artisans even turbans. It …
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The Festival of Pongal

If you happen to be in Tamil Nadu in southeast India in mid-January, there’s a special treat in store! You will be able to witness one of the most celebrated festivals in South India Pongal. Like Uttarayan, the festival celebrates the first harvest of rice and is a thanksgiving to the Sun God for future prosperity.   During …
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Makar Sankranti – Harvest, Thanksgiving and Kites.

Marking the arrival of spring, the renowned Kite Festival of India is a mischievous one. Celebrated across the country, it is also the first day of the spring harvest. Lohri, Pongal, Khichdo, Uttarayan are some names that refer to the same festival, celebrated on the same day in different parts of the country. As the …
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Festivals of India

Festivals are a great way to connect with the local culture while traveling. There are few better ways to feel at home in a new place, than sharing the joy of a festival with feasts, happy people, and local customs. All these thrills are packed together in one place and time. Here’s a calendar of …
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