India is a land of festival and fairs. Not only cultural events, India also hosts some of the biggest music, arts and wellness festivals. What’s a better way to end the year than becoming a part of some amazing events and learning more about India’s rich culture and ethos? Here’s a list of top 5 events that you must attend:
Pushkar Camel and Balloon Festival
Held in the tiny desert town of Pushkar, this traditional Indian festival is one of the most highly-rated experiences in India. The fair sees an astonishing 30,000 camels converge on the town – a spectacle to behold. The camels are paraded and made to take part in beauty contests. Do visit the festival to experience the colour, carnival and traditions at this extravaganza. The three-day International Hot Air Ballooning Festival is another added attraction at the fair.
When: November 15 – 23, 2018
Where: Pushkar, Rajasthan
The Annual Tawang Festival
Organised by the Arunanchal Pradesh Tourism Department, the annual Tawang Festival reflects the culture of the state and promotes adventure tourism. Visit the state to witness the huge fair, take part in chanting for deep meditation, and enjoy folk and tribal dances.
When: October 26 – October 29, 2018
Where: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Indian Arts Festival
A blend of modern and contemporary art, the Indian Arts Festival aims at providing a cultural bridge between Indian artists, art collectors and connoisseurs. The exhibition features photographs, paintings, drawings, installations, sculptures, and video and digital art from about 400 artists. Visit this place to attend the various workshops that would give you a new insight into art.
When: November 22 – 25, 2018
Where: Worli, Mumbai
Madras Music Festival
This month-long festival is the one of the world’s largest cultural events that showcases traditional South Indian Carnatic music, arts and dance. About 1,000 performances take place during the festival. Attend the event for music related seminars and learn more about Indian Classical Music.
When: December 15, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Where: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India’s biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Festival, attracts more than 3, 50,000 people and hundreds of artists every year. Visit this much-anticipated extravaganza to welcome the New Year’s Eve with some great music, dance and food.
When: 29th – 31st December, 2018
Where: Pune, Maharashtra
So pack your bags and end the year on an eventful note!