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5 Cultural Festivals in India that You Don’t Want to Miss This Vacation 2017 (June-December)

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition.” – Mark Twain.

India is a land of culture, tradition, color and life. The country has celebrated diverse festivals throughout time. Although India has some well-known festivals that are celebrated each year, some new festivals have come to light with the promise to enlighten your soul and mind. As we are already entering June 2017, this is a high time to let you all know what is happening in India so that you don’t miss a single chance of enjoying a lively festival.

Sindhu Darshan Festival (Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, June 1 – June 3)

This is a popular festival celebrated on the banks of Sindhu River, Leh to honor the beautiful Sindhu River which is believed to be a sacred river for the commoners. Every year, many tourists travel to this place to see the beauty of the river. You can find a soothing chill to the air along with a spell of wonder among the villagers. They carry pots and fill them up with river water and perform a dance to honor the beauty of it. Also, you will come across many scenarios on your way.

Puri Rath Yatra (Jagannath Temple to Shri Gundicha Temple, Puri, Orissa, July 25)

The Rath Yatra is an occasion consecrated to the general population of India and is known to be praised with incredible magnificence and exhilaration. This nine-day long occasion begins from the sanctuary of Jagannath Puri where statues of Gods & Goddesses are dressed vigorously in luxurious, stunning formal attire which is then taken to the acclaimed Shri Gundicha Temple in the midst of a huge dynamic festival.

Nehru Boat Race (Punnamada Lake, Kerala, August 12)

Commonly called as Vallamkali, these conventional pontoon races are among the most prevalent games in Kerala and prime fascination on numerous occasions held consistently. One such vessel race is the Nehru Boat Race that occurs in the time of August. The occasion is composed every year in the Punnamada Lake of Kerala where crowds of individuals come to witness or take an interest in various lovely races and submerge themselves in its lively celebrations. The occasions involve rivalries between various sort of watercrafts including Churulan Vallam, Odi Vallam, and Veppu Vallam which contend with each other to win the race.

Ziro Festival (Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, September 21 – 24)

Begun a couple of years back by the Apatani Tribe as a sign of their rich social and customary legacy, the celebration highlights a ton of attractions for its guests. From amazing outside the box music to lip smacking culinary things, the celebration has a lot of advantages that are most likely going to bait you in. Here, the beautiful encompassing, quiet environment and attractive individuals all meet up to give you a decent time.

Mysore Dasara (Mysore, Karnataka, October 21-30)

Around the time of Navaratri, Mysore Dasara is the upbeat festival of energy, truth, and eternality. The celebration continues for ten days eventually finishing on the day of Dussehra. While Navratri is a celebration celebrated throughout India, Dasara held in the Mysore city of Karnataka holds a critical place among all on account of the number of occasions and projects composed amid this period.


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