India is a country where after every 100 kilometers you are embraced by a new culture and new set of beliefs. It is a land of cultural & geographical diversities and because of that one gets to enjoy and experience the tradition, culture, fairs, and festivals. Fairs and Festivals showcase the rich culture that has come to us by our ancestors or our forefathers.
Here are some vibrant, fascinating Fairs and Festivals of India which are enthusiastically celebrated in different regions of India :
- Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Kerala
The boat Race event is a part of Kerala’s cultural identity and is among the best cultural event in India. Celebrated every year in August. The Boat Race is celebrated in the backwater town of Allaphuza in Punnamada lake. Different sizes of boats compete with each other for prize money but the main attraction is the Snake Boat Race, the winner of which is awarded the Nehru Trophy.
- Pushkar Mela, Rajasthan
Biggest Fair in the state of Rajasthan and India’s largest livestock fair. Apart from Trading of animals like camel, horse & cattle. Cultural Events and Competitions are organized to attract domestic and international tourists to this place. The Pushkar Mela is the perfect opportunity to discover the nomadic or local people’s culture or lifestyle of Rajasthan.
- Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
Hornbill festival is celebrated in the Northeastern state of India that is Nagaland. It is a festival where Naga Tribes showcases their culture, dance, tradition, etc. It is celebrated every year on the first week of December for about a week. In the Hornbill festival not only every Naga tribe showcases their lifestyle but they compete with each other in competitions organized. On the last day of this festival is organized a musical night.
- Puri Rath Yatra, Oddissa
One of the biggest religious events in the country, the Puri Rath Yatra. The three huge temple-shaped chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra are pulled in the yatra to the Gundicha Temple via Mausi Maa temple and after 9 days back to the Jagganath Temple. A huge number of devotees gather in this Rath Yatra but due to pandemics, devotees in huge numbers in Rath Yatra are not allowed.
- Kumbh Mela
The biggest gathering of people at a particular place for religious purposes is Kumbh Mela. It is celebrated after every 12 years at four river bank pilgrimage sites: Prayagraj, Haridwar, Nashik, & Ujjain. Hindus from all over the world come to take a dip in the holy river and listen to pravachans- Sermons, take blessings from the various sadhus at this event.
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Hello, My name is Vandita Sharma. I am a Student, pursuing MBA from Indian Institute Of Tourism And Travel Management. I developed my interest in writing my travel stories as each travel has a story to tell. Joining Unverbalise will help me evolve my skills as a writer and as a team member.