Indian Festivals

Indian FestivalsThe colorful mosaic of Indian Festivals and fairs-as diverse as the land, is an expression of the spirit of celebration, that is an essential part of the country. observed with enthusiam and gaiety, feativals are like gems,ornamenting the crown of Indian culture. They are round-the-year vibrant interludes in the mundane routine of life. Every season brings along new festivals, each a true celebration

of the bounties of nature.And that's not all! The birthdays of gods and goddesses,saints and prophets, great historical happening and the advent of the New Year, all find expression in colorful estivities.The same festival, though celebrated differently in the various parts of the country, exhibits an eternal harmony of sprit. Packed with fun and excitement, festivals are occasions to clean and decorate houses, to get togther with friends and relatives and to exchange gifts. New attire, dance, music and ritual, all add to their joyful rhythm. It is a time for prayer, for pageantry and processions.

List of Indian Festivals

Month Location Festivals
January Uttar Pradesh Maha Kumbh Mela
Gujarat International Kite Festival
Karnataka Navarasapur-Pattadakkal
Kerala Great Elephant March
Orissa Beach Festival
Pondicherry Fete De Pondicherry/Yoga Festival
Tamil Nadu Tea and Tourism Festival, Coonoor Mahabalipuram Dance Festival
West Bengal Calcutta/Shantiniketan Festival
Delhi International Citrus Festival
February Bihar Rajgir Dance and Food Festival
Chandigarh Rose Festival
Delhi Garden Festival
Goa Goa Carnival
Haryana Surajkund Craft Mela
Karnataka Coorg Festival
Kerala Nishagandhi Dance Festival
Madhya Pradesh Khajuraho Festival
Maharashtra Elephanta Festival
Mizoram Chapcharkut Festival
Rajasthan Desert Festival, Nagaur Festival
Tamil Nadu Natyanjali Festival, Chidambaram
Uttar Pradesh Taj Mahotsava, Agra Yoga Festival, Rishikesh
February/March Andhara Pradesh Deccan Festival
Karnataka Hoysala Mahotsava (at Belur-Halebid)
March Bihar Vaishali Mahotsava
Goa Shigmo
Gujarat Somnath Festival
Madhya Pradesh Tansen Festival
April/May Sikkim International Flower Festival
May Karnataka Chittarai Festival, Madurai Ooty Summer Festival
May/June Shimla (HP) Shimla Summer Festival
June Jammu & Kashmir Ladakh Festival
July Delhi International Mango Festival
Orissa Ram Yatra
August Bihar Teej Festival
Kerala Nehru Trophy Boat Race Onam Celebration
September Gujarat Tarnetar Festival
Maharashtra Ganesh/Pune Festival
October Himachal Pradesh Kullu-Dussehra Festival
Madhya Pradesh Pachmarhi Festival
Meghalaya Nongren Dance Festival
Nagaland Autumn Festival
Rajasthan Marwar Festival/Jodhpur
November Bihar Chhotanagpur Adivasi Mela
Sonpur Mela
Haryana Kurukshetra Festival
Himachal Pradesh Lavi Fair
Karnataka Vijaynagar -Hampi Festival
Manipur Kut Festival
Rajasthan Pushkar
Jhalawar Festival
Uttar Pradesh Avadh Festival, Lucknow
Nov./Dec. Goa Goa Food & Cultural festival
Sikkim/W. Bengal Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival
December Assam Tea Festival
Chandigarh Garden Festival
Maharashtra Ellora Festival
Orissa Konark Dance Festival
Rajasthan Shilpgram Crafts Mela
West Bengal Darjeeling Tea Festival Vishnupur Festival

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