If there is the Gobi Desert and Arabian Desert in the Middle East, it’s the Thar Desert in India. Located in the north-western state of Rajasthan, the desert is famous for its sand dunes and the plethora of festivals that take place in the latter part of the year amidst sun and sand.
The Durgoutsav or Durgopujo of Kolkata has been of much fascination & intrigue for the world over, one of the most awaited festivals for the Hindus, especially in all of Bengal & Tripura marking the victory of Ma Durga over the demon Mahishasura – the victory of good over evil & all that prevails…
Said to be the most vibrant & exotic of extravaganzas, the Manipur Sangai Festival & the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland are one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime sort of experiences – deeply awaited & cherished throughout, exhibiting the tribes of the land– a myriad of tribal folk & cultural extravaganzas. Lasting unto 10 days long, the Sangai festival falls somewhat in the last week of November while the Hornbill festival dates around the first week of December – both of which encourage inter-tribal relations & celebrate the cultural heritage of the North East, or as we call it “Paradise unexplored”…
Set amidst the gorged hillside of Ladakh, the Hemis Festival takes place every year at the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery at Hemis, one of the most awaited monastic festivals, marking the victory of good over evil with a holy masked Cham dance performed by the Lamas, in celebration of its glory, held in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. This vibrant day-long fiesta adds all the more thrill & excitement for the travellers visiting Ladakh, a major tourist attraction, while the monastery is believed to be the biggest, richest and most powerful monastery in Ladakh.
Ladakh, the cold and stunning region in the north of India is on the bucket list of millions of people across the planet and why not? Its picturesque landscape looks like nothing less than a postcard! However, there is something that makes the awe-inspiring region even more interesting; the Ladakhi Hemis festival.
Among the many incredible colours in the world, Nagaland offers you those which will have you staring in awe. The festival of festivals, Hornbill is all you need to understand the rich and vibrant culture of Nagaland. The ten day festival is bound to make you capture every single detail on your camera because you will want to revisit the memories every now and then.
The season of spring is a time when India goes colourful, and there is the fragrance of sweet Indian desserts in the air augmenting the enthusiasm of Holi. This spectacular festival of colours is an example of the devotion of a disciple and victory of love over hatred. Holi is the sign of arrival spring season and entire country switches to dance and party mode. Holi is also the time when one can taste the Indian alcohol called Bhang and forgets all the bitter experiences and reunites with friends and relatives to celebrate. Holi is celebrated in different forms like- Lath Mar Holi in Barsana, Purulia in West Bengal, Hola Mohalla in Punjab, etc. If you’re bored of celebrating Holi as usual, then check out these eccentric yet fun ways to celebrate Holi in India in 2017: