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RATH YATRA
RATH YATRA
An annual 9 day Chariot festival renowned the world over as ‘ Rath Yatra’ takes place in the month of Ashadha Shukla Paksha Dwitiya as per Hindu Calendar.
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GUREZ FESTIVAL
GUREZ FESTIVAL
Gurez is endowed with a distinctive culture, lifestyle, and language. Brown Bear of the Himalayas and Snow Leopard are seen on Gurez landscape.
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Touxeachem Fest
Touxeachem Fest
Touxeachem Fest, a Konkani word translates to ‘Cucumber Feast’ in English. The unusual feast is held at the magnificent 17th-century church of St. Anne ( Santana Church), mainly on July 29th
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CHIKAL KALO FEST
CHIKAL KALO FEST
). It is a kind of Mud festival celebrated by remembering little naughty Lord Krishna’s antics in Braj Bhumi.
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DASTKAR NATURE BAZAAR
DASTKAR NATURE BAZAAR
Delhi tourism and Dastkar, a leading Indian craft NGO, started ‘ Dastak Nature Bazaar’ with an aim to showcase India’ rich and diverse craftsmanship and products to national and particularly international tourists. It is one of its kind 12 days monthly ‘craft bazaar and food meet’ with each month having a distinct theme and flavor
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ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN ODYSSEY
ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN ODYSSEY
Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey is the spectacular motorcycling extravaganza and is fortifies the presence of Royal Enfield in the motorcycle manufacturing as well as encouraging motor riders to take motor cycles to a new sportive high.
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PALKHI FESTIVAL
PALKHI FESTIVAL
Palakhis or palanquins processions on foot with padukas or foot prints of various saints from Warkari community start from their respective shrines to Pandahrapur.
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EXPO PAINTS AND PAINTINGS
EXPO PAINTS AND PAINTINGS
Expo Paint & Coatings - 2019 is an inclusive Paint & Coatings Exhibition and provides a platform to the needs every branch of coating industry- raw materials, formulation, application, technology, finishing, quality assurance, recycling, and disposal
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KARSHA GUSTOOR FESTIVAL
KARSHA GUSTOOR FESTIVAL
Come July and travellers visiting Ladakh during July would always appreciate the Karsha Gustor festival at its very famous Karsha monastery
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WAYNAND MONSOON CARNIVAL
WAYNAND MONSOON CARNIVAL
Splash is the Indian form of water festival and an enjoyable way to celebrate monsoon
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UNIFEC ADVENTURE EXPO
UNIFEC ADVENTURE EXPO
Unifec adventure Expo is a prestigious 2-day tourism-oriented exhibition and sales expo for adventure seekers and providers
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NJANGATTIRI AANAYOOTTU (ELEPHANT FEEDING RITUAL)
NJANGATTIRI AANAYOOTTU (ELEPHANT FEEDING RITUAL)
Elephants are much-revered animals in Hindu community and the sacred texts and folk tales are replete with tales weaved around this majestic animal.
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NJANGATTIRI AANAYOOTTU (ELEPHANT FEEDING RITUAL)
NJANGATTIRI AANAYOOTTU (ELEPHANT FEEDING RITUAL)
Elephants are much-revered animals in Hindu community and the sacred texts and folk tales are replete with tales weaved around this majestic animal.
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Kanwar Yatra
Kanwar Yatra
Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage yatra undertaken in barefoot to various Shaiva sites during the month of Sharavan
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KANG
KANG
his is famous ‘Rathayatra’ of Manipur and the main temple is Govindjee temple, the largest Vaishnav site in Imphal
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TULINI FESTIVAL
TULINI FESTIVAL
The festival is observed with all the required rituals, pomp and gaiety. Locals pray to a tribal deity named Litsaba for health and prosperity
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CHAMPAKKULAM BOAT RACE
CHAMPAKKULAM BOAT RACE
One such renowned boat race that draws thousands of tourists (national and international) is CHAMPAKKULAM BOAT RACE annually held in the month of June and July
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REH – IDU FESTIVAL
REH – IDU FESTIVAL
Indus tribes of tribal-rich Arunachal Pradesh celebrate Reh- Idu festival, who believe that they are the sons and daughters of divine mother ‘ Nanyi Inyitaya’
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DREE FESTIVAL
DREE FESTIVAL
Dree is a three-day agricultural oriented festival celebrated enthusiastically by Aptani Tribe in the Ziro district of Arunachal Pradesh
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HEMIS FESTIVAL
HEMIS FESTIVAL
Hemis is a Buddhist festival and is the most famous of all the known Monastic festival in the region of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Hemis festival is observed to mark the birth of Guru Padmasambhava
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AMARNATH YATRA
AMARNATH YATRA
Amarnath yatra is a popular annual pilgrimage undertaken by Hindus to one of the grand Shaiva(Lord Shiva) peethas
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SNANA PURNIMA
SNANA PURNIMA
Deva Snana Purnima or ‘ Snana yatra ‘ is the much awaited ritualistic occasion for Sri Jagannath devotees and Hindus in general
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HEMIS FESTIVAL
HEMIS FESTIVAL
The two-day Buddhist festival is ceremoniously observed on the 10th of the Tibetan Lunar month. Hemis festival is held to celebrate the birth of Guru Padmasambhava.
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AMBUBACHI MELA
AMBUBACHI MELA
Ambubachi Mela is an annual 4-day fair held in the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam. With the advancement of monsoon, the Assamese month ahaar(middle June) the Hindu religious sites
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RAMADAN AND EID UL-FITR
RAMADAN AND EID UL-FITR
Ramadan is a significant fasting month for the followers of Islam. Muslims across India and the world keep a month-long fast, eating only once a day
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OCHIRA KALI
OCHIRA KALI
Ochira Kali is an ancient temple located at Ochira, on the national highway connecting Kollam and Alappuzha districts of Kerala
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BEHDIENKHLAM FESTIVAL
BEHDIENKHLAM FESTIVAL
It is a religious-cultural festival of Pnars tribals/ Jaintia tribes of Meghayala, in Jowai( 64 km away from Shillong) the District headquarters of Jaintia Hills District.
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YURU KABGYAT
YURU KABGYAT
Yuru Kabgyat is a significant religious festival observed by Buddhists. The importance/popularity of the Fiesta can be measured from the fact that it is attended by Buddhists and Lamas from around the world
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SHIMLA SUMMER FESTIVAL
SHIMLA SUMMER FESTIVAL
This Mahotsov was initiated with the intention of celebrating the heritage of Indus valley civilization and river Sindhu or Indus has always been pivotal to the ancient civilisation
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SINDHU DARSHAN MAHOTSOV
SINDHU DARSHAN MAHOTSOV
This Mahotsov was initiated with the intention of celebrating the heritage of Indus valley civilization and river Sindhu or Indus has always been pivotal to the ancient civilisation
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FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL(SANGODD FESTIVAL)
FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL(SANGODD FESTIVAL)
Feast of Saints Peter is another 105-year-old festival held with much gaiety and show and unique only to the Christian fishing community of Northern Goa
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SAO JOAO FEAST OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
SAO JOAO FEAST OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
It is an unusual Catholic festival generally observed throughout World. In India, Goa is the only place a one gets to witness the unique custom of leaping and swimming on domestic drinking water wells
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TSHESHU FESTIVAL
TSHESHU FESTIVAL
‘Tsheshu’ that literally translates to day 10 is actually an annual 4-day religious Bhutanese festival held in Bhutan on the 10th day of the month of Lunar Tibetan calendar.
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BUTOH DANCE FESTIVAL
BUTOH DANCE FESTIVAL
This town in Himachal Pradesh reverberates with cultural activities throughout the year. And the Butoh dance festival is another such festival.
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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ROADSHOW
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ROADSHOW
International Travel Roadshow is a well-known travel road show. The show aims to connect the worldwide sellers (exhibitors) and Buyers (Travel agents / Tour Operators) from the local city.
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GANGA DUSSEHRA - VARANASI
GANGA DUSSEHRA - VARANASI
Ganga Dussehra otherwise known as ‘Gangavataran’ or avtarana ( descent of the Ganges on earth) is a Hindu religious festival widely celebrated across North India
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MANGO MELA - AMRITSAR
MANGO MELA - AMRITSAR
Tourists planning a visit to Amritsar should go to Mango Mela held annually in June/ July
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UTTAR PRADESH MANGO FESTIVAL
UTTAR PRADESH MANGO FESTIVAL
The Uttar Pradesh Mango festival is being organized since 2013 with the aim to create awareness and knowledge about varieties of mangoes.
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INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL(DILLI HAAT)
INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL(DILLI HAAT)
Mango, the widely grown Indian fruit, and also its leaves have played an important part in Indian auspicious occasions as well as in the preparation of exotic cuisines.
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THRISSUR POORAM
THRISSUR POORAM
Thrissur Pooram is the largest, grandest and most popular of all the ‘Poorams’ held on different dates throughout the year in Kerala. This annual temple fest is held at Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur/ Thrissivaperoor, Kerela.
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NONGKREM CARNIVAL
NONGKREM CARNIVAL
he tribal-dominated hilly Meghalaya celebrates Nonghram, a religious affair of the inhabitants of Khasi hills (Khasi tribe). The five-day long religious ceremony is conducted with all the associated fervour, rituals, and obeisance to Goddess Ka Blei Synshar.
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AKSYA TRUTIYA - AKKI TEEJ
AKSYA TRUTIYA - AKKI TEEJ
Held in the third day of the bright half of the lunar month in Baisakha (April or May) as per lunisolar Hindu calendar. The day is also observed by Jains. Aksya Tritiya is believed to usher in unending, imperishable cascades of success, prosperity, and joy.
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LAI-HAROBA FESTIVAL
LAI-HAROBA FESTIVAL
Lai Haroiba is a Manipur word meaning ‘merrymaking of the Gods’.The important ancient festival of Manipur generally and of Meitei tribe, in particular, Lai Haroiba festivities revolves around traditional deities of Sanamahism
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OOTY SUMMER FESTIVAL
OOTY SUMMER FESTIVAL
A popular 16-day gala event annually held in the month of May, Ooty Summer fest has a history of 121 years. Currently, the festival is sponsored by Tourism Department, Tamil Nadu and Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
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MIU FESTIVAL
MIU FESTIVAL
Miu festival is an important festival celebrated by a minor tribal group called Khiamniungan Nagas primarily inhabiting Tuesang district or Noklak district of Nagaland (Switzerland of the East)
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MOATSU FESTIVAL
MOATSU FESTIVAL
The annual Moatsu festival is a major agrarian festival observed by ‘Ao Nagas of Nagaland. The festival spans a period of 4 days and begins on 1st -3rd May
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SUMMER BLAST FESTIVAL
SUMMER BLAST FESTIVAL
City of lakes Udaipur organized Summer Blast festival annually in the month of May. In 2018 it was held on 25th May. The Summer Blast festival is marked as the biggest ‘Pool party’
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MALWA UTSAV
MALWA UTSAV
Malwa Utsav is a grand five-day annual fest of art, music, dance, drama and art & craft held in the charming cities of Indore and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh
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BUDDHA PURNIMA OR BUDDHA JAYANTI
BUDDHA PURNIMA OR BUDDHA JAYANTI
The auspicious Baisakh Purnima is also celebrated across India as Buddha Jayanti the birthday of Gautama Buddha. The spiritual occasion is observed with utmost devotion by the Buddhist community in various states of India
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HEE BERMIOCK HERITAGE AND TOURISM FESTIVAL
HEE BERMIOCK HERITAGE AND TOURISM FESTIVAL
Bee- Bermiock is a tiny hamlet, near Pelling in West Sikkim. The tiny village is about 4 and ½ hour drive from Capital city Gangtok. It annually hosts a Heritage and tourism-oriented festival.
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SAGA DAWA, GANGTOK
SAGA DAWA, GANGTOK
Considered as one of the biggest Buddhist religious festivals of Sikkim, Saga Dawa ( Saga means ‘a star glistening in the sky on the 4th month of Tibetan lunar calendar’ and Dawa means ‘month’), is predominantly Buddhist festival
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BANGANGA FAIR-EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION AND RITUALS
BANGANGA FAIR-EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION AND RITUALS
Of late Banganga Fair, one such popular religious local festival is rapidly attracting tourist attention. As with all Indian festivals, the origin of the 200- year-old Banganga Fair also has an interesting tale from Mahabharata.
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CHILL IN MAY: 14 STRIKING INDIAN FAIRS & FESTIVALS
CHILL IN MAY: 14 STRIKING INDIAN FAIRS & FESTIVALS
The month of May is sweet-smelling and also has its own share of colourful festivals, Blooms of Rhododendron, Gulmohars, and ponds filled with Lotus, Lilies, and trees laden with Mangoes, Jamuns, Bels and Watermelons etc transform highways, valleys and semi-urban, rural areas with aroma and shades
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Celebrating Diwali!
Celebrating Diwali!
Diwali is the festival of brightness and positivity, it is celebrated all over India. People light diyas and candela on this day which resembles positivity brightness. People pray to goddess Laxmi and God Ganesh for wealth and happiness
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Celebrating Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Celebrating Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Sinhala and Tamil New year which is also known as Aluth Avurudda, Sinhala or Hindu new year. It is a Sri Lankan excursion that celebrates the conventional New Year of the Sinhala and Tamil people, to celebrate and to expose the bond between exclusive communities. It is a chief anniversary celebrated by means of both the Tamil (Hindu) & Sinhala (Buddhist) human beings but by means of maximum Sri Lankans
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Wesak Festival
Wesak Festival
Most of the people don’t even have heard about the Wesak festival because it is mostly celebrated in the countries where there are Buddhist followers, they are the believers of Buddha. The word Vesak comes from Pali term vesākha or the Sanskrit vaisakha, the name of the lunar month in the Hindu calendar that falls in April and May.
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ENTICING APRIL: INDIAN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH
ENTICING APRIL: INDIAN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH
ndia is endowed with a diverse landscape and varied climatic conditions. Of course, a wannabe visitor would find April high in humidity, reeling under a moderate heat wave; but would be pleasantly surprised at the relatively cooler climate in Northeast and seaside area down South.
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31 INTERESTING INDIAN FESTIVALS AND FAIRS OF FEBRUARY
31 INTERESTING INDIAN FESTIVALS AND FAIRS OF FEBRUARY
February has comparatively pleasurable weather and an ideal month to plan a holiday in India’s varied regions. With harsh winter a thing of past and cute spring tapping its feet, February has an eclectic mix of festival and fairs to delight any traveler’s auditory and visual
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Skiing in Auli
Skiing in Auli
Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. The Indian Himalayas provide an excellent skiing...
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5 places to go for honeymoon in India!
5 places to go for honeymoon in India!
India has so much to explore and so much to appreciate. Whether it’s a spiritual tourism, adventure tourism or a honeymoon, India has everything one wishes for. The honeymoon has always been a fascinating period in a newly married couple's life when everything seems magical and ecstatic...
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16 Festivals Across India in January
16 Festivals Across India in January
A glimpse of all the important festivals in the month of Januray
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Night Tourism at Taj Mahal
Night Tourism at Taj Mahal
Everything that one needs to know about the night tourism at Taj Mahal
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Greatest Statues of India
Greatest Statues of India
All the tallest and important statues in India
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Introduction to India
Introduction to India
A brief and adapt introduction to India
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The Qutub Festival
The Qutub Festival
Introduction to 3 day festival of november at qutub minar
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The Harvest festival in India- Baisakhi
The Harvest festival in India- Baisakhi
Marking of harvest of Rabi crops
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Diwali Celebration in India
Diwali Celebration in India
From calling forefathers to gambling on Diwali night, here how India celebrates Diwali
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Christmas in India
Christmas in India
Celebrating Christmas in different parts of India
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Durga Puja!
Durga Puja!
how differently india celebrates durga puja in different part of the country
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14 Best Ashrams in India
14 Best Ashrams in India
LIST OF INDIA'S MOST FAMOUS ASHRAMS
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Food to try in Munnar!
Food to try in Munnar!
When in munnar try these food
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Taste Of Assam: Top 10 Mouth Watering Dishes To Try Out When In Assam
Taste Of Assam: Top 10 Mouth Watering Dishes To Try Out When In Assam
Doing it Assamese way
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FIVE Indian festivals never to be missed
FIVE Indian festivals never to be missed
Being home to scores of festivals of all religions, any visit to India is incomplete without indulging yourself in the fun and fervor...
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India : A goto destination for medical aid
India : A goto destination for medical aid
Health is one of the most important factors which gives happiness to a man. India has always been known to give happiness to mankind physically, mentally and not to mention spiritually. It is not lacking this even in the modern age..,
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