India is revered for its heightened spirituality and it would be worthwhile to note that India this state of India breathes its life through its fairs and festivals. You can always expect fun round the year that makes this country amazing for the travelers coming from every nook and corner. Here is a list of festivals that reign supreme in the Indian context.
A five day affair, Diwali signifies the beginning of the Hindu New Year. As people celebrate this event with diyas (small clay lamps) and candles, it is popularly known as the "Festival of Lights."
As we know that Indian sentiments are largely religious, this eleven day festival, known as Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha. Enjoy decorated homes and podiums coupled with singing and dancing. Thousands of devotees throng to the sea to immerse the deity thereafter.
Festival of colours enjoys the gulal and water as Holi mesmerizes everyone. The affair goes for two days. Celebration of good over evil, Holi is a fun laden affair.
Navaratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja
Initially the days of this festival are celebrated in the form of Navaratri. The tenth day, called Dussehra, culminates into Durga Puja, dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Krishna Janmashtami / Govinda
Krishna is the most revered God in the Indian context. Janmashtami is celebrated to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. You will love to witness people climbing on each other to break open clay pots hanging high above with the rope.
Always ask your tour operator to tell you about fairs and festivals of India taking place in a month when you are embarking on a visit to India.