Do color, fun and frolic of carnivals fantasize you? Well, WanderTrust presents to you a feast you cannot finish relishing. Elephants and boats to temples and saints;India involves unique celebrations that you cannot afford to miss!
And with a partner like WanderTrust, there is no reason for you to stay back just experiencing these wonders virtually. Come dive with us in this deep ocean of creative carnivals:
Puri Rath Yatra:
Dates: 14th July – 23rd July, 2018.
Venue: Puri, Orissa.
‘Rath Yatra’ is one of the most loved festivals of India. If you love the idea of colorful processions, unseen festivities and enthusiastic devotees, this is the festival you cannot miss. It begins with a grand procession of colorfully decked up chariots of Lord Jagannnath;which are carried with immense pomp and show to Shri Gundicha Temple. The deities stay there for 9 days. Interesting as it is, the chariot is pulled all the way by the dedicated devotees. A sight like this is hard to see anywhere else, so wait not! Come travel with WanderTrust as we bring to you such unforeseen experiences during your travel.
Ziro Festival of Music:
Dates: 28th September – 1st October 2018.
Venue: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.
The Ziro Festival is an extraordinary occasion of merrymaking with music in Indian North-Eastern State of Arunachal Pradesh. Spanning over 4 days, the festival is hosted by the Apatani tribe of the Ziro valley. Ziro valley is one of the most picturesque locations of the state. Situated at the height of 5,500 feet above sea level, the valley is an amazing venue for this phenomenal celebrations, surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Dates: 15th October- 19th October, 2018.
Venue: West Bengal.
Cities in West Bengal do not sleep and the people, decked up in finery, enjoy the revelry to the hilt. Durga Puja is a five day celebration with themed pandals, food, friendship and creativity. Because of this lit celebration the east gets illuminated during this festival symbolizing light, truth and victory of good over evil.
Dates: 15th November -23rd November, 2018.
Venue: Pushkar, Rajasthan.
The Pushkar Fair is one among India’s largest cattle,camel and horse fair. It is marked with the beauty of holiness juxtaposed with trade. Handicraft stalls full of bracelets, clothes, textiles and fabrics are common.Cultural events and competitions include dances, tug of war between women teams as well as men teams, the “matka phod“, “bridal competition”, camel races and others.
Dates: 1st December -10th December, 2018.
Venue: Naga Heritage Village, Nagaland.
The week long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display. Festival highlights include Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley – songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concert.
Dates: October, 2018-January, 2019.
Venue: Hanuwantiya Island, Madhya Pradesh.
Hanuwantiya Island, once an unexplored and unknown place, has now turned into an adventure hub. Jal Mahotsav is a striking contrast of adventure with serenity, of excitement with relaxation.The place unwinds surprises for everyone each year. From Bull cart ride, tug of war and archery to segway,hot air balloons and surfing. Jal Mahotsav is no small celebration!
Kerala Village festival:
Dates: Mid January- Late January, 2019 (Tentative).
Venue: Kovalam, Kerala.
The very thought of Kerala brings immense serenity and peace in mind. However,this beauty has a lot more fun and frolic to offer. The Kerala Village Fair in Kovalam is one such event that sets the quiet village bustling with tourists. It so very much revolves around music, dances, food, and exhibition. The traditional thatch houses are decorated during this ten day long festival and are the venue for folk dancers and other festivities.
Dates: 17th February – 19th February, 2019.
Venue: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Do you wish to see the real grandeur and fanfare of the ‘Land of Maharajas’? This three day long festival is a marvel; bright colorful costumes, fire dances, folk dances, camel performances and a lot more. This festival sees some amazing activities and events like the longest moustache competition, largest turban competition etc. So what are you waiting for!! We at WanderTrust are eager to take you deep in the culture of the golden sand.
Deccan festival :
Dates: 25th February- 1st March,2019.
Ever admired the different, precious and rich culture of Hyderabad? Well, each year the Deccan comes fully to life in the Deccan festival. There are programs with Ghazal nights, amusing Qawalis and mushairas, which form a typical part of the culture. Numerous pearl and bangle fairs are put up. They display creations in lustrous pearls and multi-hued bangles that are local specialties. For our loved foodies, there are food fests serving the best of Hyderabad’s cuisine to visitors.
Dates: 2nd March – 5th March, 2019.
The ‘Goa Carnival’ attracts thousands of tourists, both local and international. During this period, the streets of Goa come to life with both dancers and musicians in every nook and corner. A grand parade marks the occasion. Hundreds of locals take part in it and are accompanied with drummers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, clowns and fire-eaters.
Yes! These are all the beauties of our own nation! No doubt, such amazing culture and such aw-strikingly unique carnivals can only be held in this land of diversity. Elated and packing your bag-packs already?! Fill this survey form before you plan to set out on this journey. This therefore is that side of India that defines its real culture and heritage. Come live festivals in king size with us!