Travellers Corner
Festivals in India

India desert festivalsWith the " Golden " fort of Jaisalmer in the back- ground the desert is brought to life as dancers in vibrant lahangas and dresses and the famous bards of the region echo the rhythm of the people. The festivities include a pageant, camel races and acrobatics, camel polo & dances there is also the thrill of the turban tying competition, the unique sound & light show on the desert sands.


festival of holi IndiaThe most colourful festival in india, celebrating the advent of spring . Men & women of all ages throw coloured water on each other. Groups go around amorring one another with "gulal" coloured powder.


baisakhi festival indiaAn important day for the Sikhs when guru gobind singh founded the Khalsa. It also marks the Hindu solar new year, and there is a lot of feasting and dancing in Punjab.


India janmashtami festivalThe birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu and the author of the Bhagavad Gita (Song Celestial), is observed all over. It is celebrated with special eclat at Mathura and Brindavan where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Night-long prayers are offered and religious hymns are sung in temples. Scenes are enacted from Lord Krishna's early life.


harvest festival of keralaA picturesque harvest festival of Kerala is characterised by the pictureque snake boat race - " vallom kali " along with joyous singing and feasting by the local folk.


ganga dussehra festival IndiaA ten day festival, of which nine days are spent in worship, and the tenth day a celebration of triumph of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king are burnt on the last day of the ten day festival . The heroic deeds of Lord Rama , the destroyer Ravana, are enacted in songs, dances & music which is known as Ramlila.


diwali festival of lights India A festival of lights and firework , where people illuminated their houses with rows of earthen lamps to welcome Goddess lakshLi, for wealth & prosperity. At night crackers are lit almost every house to celebrate the return of Lord Rama from exile. Also exchange of sweets and new clothes are worn.


pushkar India festival toursTranquil Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground for twelve days in the month of Kartik. Trading of cattle, camel races and dazzling displays of bangles, brassware, clothes, camel saddles and halters are the major attractions of this colourful event. Devotees come in their thousands to take a ritual dip in the lake on the day of the Kartik Purnima and to worship at the Brahma temple.


pushkar camel fair festivalA festival where the hardships of the desert are seen at their best. A colourful spectacle, the beautifully decorated camels fascinate the onlookers with their languid charm & grace. A celebration of joyous music lilting rhythms and gay festivities.