Give a Vibrant Start to 2020 with these 10 Fascinating Cultural Fests
India is a vibrant country and its vibrancy reflects in its oh-so-amazing cultural festivals. If there is one thing that sets our country apart from the rest, it is the beautiful amalgamation of various cultures and art-forms that co-exist in complete harmony in this country. And it is with these fascinating cultural fests that we get to celebrate our uniqueness and artistic excellence. 2020 is approaching and with the beginning of this year you can be a part of a range of fun festivals that will make your tour to India all the more fulfilling. Let’s take a look at 10 of these events that will give a lively kick-start to 2020!
Surajkund International Crafts Mela for handicrafts lovers
India is known for its handicrafts and handlooms and this grand crafts mela exhibits these masterpieces of the Indian craftsmen along with a range of flavoursome cuisines, fun rides, and performances. So, if you are on a Delhi tour during this time, don’t forget to head to Surajkund for this amazing exhibition.
When: 1-17 February
Where: Surajkund, Faridabad
The all-embracing Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
This multi-cultural event is hosted by the City of Dreams, Mumbai, and features a variety of performances like dance, music concerts, and also art exhibitions along with a number of tantalizing food stalls. And the best part? Entry to the event is free of cost!
When: 1-9 February
Revelry at its best at the Sula Fest
By paying a price of around 5k you get to enjoy one of the finest fests of our country. A beautiful combo of getting tipsy with the smoothness of wine and enjoying performances by world-renowned singers, bands, and DJs, the Sula Fest is a must-visit.
When: 1-3 February
A melodious Udaipur World Music Festival
If you are planning to visit Udaipur during February, you’ve got to attend this fest where over 150 performers from different countries participate to give you the best musical experience. The morning at the fest is marked with romantic music; afternoon covers soothing melodies; and the night is set on fire with peppy electric music so that there’s something to compliment all of your moods.
When: 7-9 February
The lively Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Adorned with the most unique and strange competitions, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling fests hosted by our country. Along with crowning Mr. Desert, the festival is also known for its other competitions like turban tying and biggest moustache. This rustic touch to the fest makes it quite appealing.
When: 7-9 February
A soulful time at World Sufi Festival
While fests are often associated with loudness and thunderous celebrations, this Sufi Festival is different. Showcasing dance, poetry, art, and music of the Sufi origin, the fest begins at the Nagaur Fort and is then extended to Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur so that all the more people can enjoy the soothing experience.
When- 11-15 February
Where- Nagaur and Jodhpur
Indian Art Festival- a treat for art lovers
A beautiful exhibition of various art forms ranging from sculptures to digital art, the India Art Festival is the best form of savouring some artistic pleasure for people who enjoy quietude instead of loud music and blinding lights. If you are an art lover and happen to be on a Mumbai tour in February, do head to this fest.
When: 17-20 February
The Deccan Festival: a wholesome delight
Ghazals, qawwalis, and poetry along with a scrumptious display of culinary delights is what makes the Deccan Festival a memorable event. Organized to boost tourism in Hyderabad, the festival is a cultural marvel.
When: 25-29 February
The colourful festivities at the Goa Carnival
Goa is synonymous to partying and having a fun time and the Goa Carnival is only an extension of this festive spirit that runs deep in the roots of Goa. Crowning of King Momo, Red and Black Ball Dance, grand processions, music, and palatable food is what makes the carnival an amazing experience and just like a Goa tour, this is also one of the things that one must experience in his/her lifetime.
When: 22-25 February
Enthusiastic celebrations at the Losar Festival
You must have seen Tibetan festivities on TV where several masked entities dance stunningly. That’s one of the major components of a Losar Festival which marks the beginning of the Buddhist New Year. The festival is celebrated in a number of areas with a Tibetan population like Sikkim, Ladakh, Dhasa, etc. and is one of the most vibrant events.
When: 24-26 February
Where: Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh
With so many fun events taking place right in the beginning of the year, you have so many options to start this year in a joyous and fun mood, celebrating the diverse cultures of our country. So, start booking your India tour packages already and get going!
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