Fairs and Festivals of India

India is a land of numerous and perpetual festivals. Nobody has counted the total number of fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the country. There are some festivals which mark the passing of season, while others are cultural events on religious festivals which transcend the barriers of creed and are joyously celebrated all over the country.

January

  • Bikaner Festival, Rajasthan
  • Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday
  • Float Festival, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala Village Fair, Kovalam, Kerala
  • Lohri, Punjab, Delhi
  • Makar Sankranti, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
  • Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Modhera Dance Festival, Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat
  • Nagaur Cattle Fair, Rajasthan
  • National Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Pattadakkal Dance Festival, Karnataka
  • Pongal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
  • Republic Day
  • Vasant Panchami/Saraswati Puja, North India and West Bengal
  • Joydev Kenduli Mela

February

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh
  • Deccan Festival, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi
  • Elephanta Festival, Mumbai
  • Goa Carnival, Goa
  • Mahashivratri
  • Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Rose Festival, Chandigarh
  • Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana
  • Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Thai Pusam, Tamil Nadu
  • Garden Festival, Delhi
  • International Yoga Week, Rishikesh, Uttaranchal

March

  • Chapchar Kut, Mizoram
  • Elephant Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Gudi Padwa or Ugadi , Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka
  • Holi
  • Hoysala Mahotsava, Belur-Halebid, Karnataka
  • International Flower Festival, Sikkim
  • Mewar Festival, Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Natyanjali Festival, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
  • Ellora Festival, Maharashtra

April

  • Baisakhi, Punjab
  • Bihu, Assam
  • Good Friday & Easter
  • MahavirJayanthi
  • Ramnavami
  • Vishu, Kerala
  • Budh Purnima
  • Pooram, Thrissur, Kerala

May

  • Ganga Dussehra, North India

June

  • Hemis Festival, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Rath Yatra, Orissa
  • Sindhu Darshan Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Urs, Ajmer, Rajasthan

July

  • Ashadi Ekadashi , Pandharpur
  • International Mango Festival, Delhi
  • Champakkulam Boat Race, Kerala
  • Guru Purnima
  • Nag Panchami, West Bengal, Maharashtra and South India

August

  • Id-ul-Fittr
  • Independence Day
  • Janmashtami
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Kerala
  • Onam, Kerala
  • Raksha Bandhan, North India
  • Teej, Rajasthan and Chandigarh

September

  • Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala
  • Tarnetar Mela, Saurasthra, Gujarat
  • Pune Festival, Maharashtra

October

  • Durga Puja, West Bengal
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali
  • Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id)
  • Marwar Festival, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Navaratri
  • Rajgir Dance Festival, Bihar

November

  • Hampi Festival Karnataka
  • Ka Pomblang Nongkrem, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Lucknow Festival , Uttar Pradesh
  • Muharram
  • Pushkar Fair, Rajasthan
  • Sonepur Mela, Bihar
  • Guru Purab, Punjab

December

  • Kartik Ekadashi
  • Konark Dance Festival, Orissa
  • Chennai Dance & Music Festival , Tamil Nadu
  • Christmas
  • Kurushetra Festival, Haryana
  • Island Tourism Festival – Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • PoushMela in Shantiniketan, Bengal
  • GangaGangasagar Mela, Bengalsagar Mela, Bengal
  • Vishnupur Mela

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