Winter Festivals Around India

These festivals give you a good reason to travel there


Winter time is time for all the interesting festivals around our country. Our country becomes a riot of colors during this cold season. Let’s take a look at all the festivals that are lined up for the next few months.

Kutchh Rann Mahotsav

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The Kutchh Rann Mahotsav is a huge celebration with live cultural performances of Gujarati folk dances and songs. You get to witness the typical Gujarati culture and also taste authentic Kutchhi cuisine. There are about 400 luxurious tents to stay in all along the miles and miles of white sand. The festival starts from November and goes on until February.

Mount Abu Winter Festival

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Live concerts, fireworks, fairs, live performances etc. the Mount Abu Winter Festival has it all. The performers come from all over India. Mount Abu itself is a beautiful place to visit and the Winter Festival gives us more reason to make a visit this December.

Manali Winter Carnival

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The Manali Winter Carnival is a great combination of Himachali culture and winter sports. They have everything from cultural competitions to folk performances. The fun winter sports like ice skating and skiing is something all can enjoy. It usually takes place in January spread over 5 days.

Lohri Celebrations Punjab

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If you enjoy bonfires, head to Punjab for the Lohri festival in January. Lohri is the harvest festival celebrated mostly by Punjabis. Besides the huge bonfire that is lit, there is music and dancing and a lot of feasting. Punjab looks colorful during this festival.

Nagaur Fest

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It’s also known as the Ramdeoji Cattle Fair and is the second largest cattle festival in India. What makes this festival a fun one is the dance and music at the fair. The fair also organizes activities like puppetry, bullock cart races, storytelling, camel races etc. It’s a great place to see a rustic village fest up close. It takes place during February every year.

Gujarat Kite Fest

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The Gujarat Kite Fest takes place during Makar Sankranti. This famous kite festival, that takes place every January was also picturized for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which starred Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. You get to see beautiful kites of different colors, shapes, and sizes flying in the sky.

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