There is no better way to experience the rich cultural heritage of India than by joining in the revelry of one of its many vibrant festivals. Despite being a land of great diversity with many religions, languages and varying ways of life, one thing the entire country has in common is the love to party. A country of 1001 festivals, festival-goers are spoilt for choice with an array of exciting festivals and events throughout the year. India beckons a large number of tourists from various parts of the world and it is because of many features that this country possesses. Its historic monuments and archaeological sites, innumerable scenic spots, fascinating beaches and above all, its rich culture and heritage make it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for the globe-trotters. Apart from all these, the festivals of India are also a great lure for the tourists. The people of each state in India have their own set of ideologies and ways of expressing their reverence towards the deity they worship or celebrating the seasonal harvests.
Whether you are exploring the stately castles and mansions of Rajasthan, or enjoying a tour of the city of joy- Kolkata, you will be enchanted to see the way of celebrating the festivals and the occasions that lead to such joy and excitement. Enjoy the vibrant spirit of India and yet another aspect of this magnificent country through Indian festival tours. Every occasion has something special in India and this is not only applicable to religious sects, but also to the birth or death anniversary of any important personality. The Pushkar festival held in Ajmer town of Rajasthan is a huge draw for the international tourists and also for the domestic tourists. The Desert festival of Jaisalmer and the Camel festival of Bikaner are also worth participating in. These festivals give tourists an opportunity to take a look at the way in which the local people dress themselves in the colourful costumes.
Moving to the east, Kolkata is a great place for tourists’ interest and is famous for marvelous architectures that were built during the rule of the British. Apart from the tourist attractions of this town, the Durga Puja festival is also celebrated here in full piousness and enthusiasm. The people are dressed in the traditional attires and various culinary preparations are prepared in all the Bengali homes. Being a part of this festival is an experience that is inexplicable. The festival packages for India are designed in such a way so as to cover the important destinations that are known for their festivals and events. Orissa is also an inescapable stopover in the itinerary of the tourists on his festival tours of India and these festivals and events have mythological associations. Konark Dance Festival and Rath Yatra of Puri are the most notable ones among the festivals of India. While exploring the exquisiteness of south India, you will also get a good chance to be a part of the festivals of Onam and Pongal. To state the fact, the festivals of India capture the festive spirit of the tourists and enrich their pleasure of spending vacations.
One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated.
Pushkar fair is well-known all over the world and thousand of devotees take plunge in the sacred lake of Pushkar on this occasion. Pushkar Fair is celebrated for five days from Kartik Ekadasi to Kartik Poornima. According to Hindu calendar, Kartik Ekadasi is the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of Kartik, and Kartik Poornima is the full moon day or the 15th lunar day of Kartik.
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