12 Festivals in India You Won't Want To Miss

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12 Festivals in India You Won't Want To Miss

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The Hornbill Festival When: Hornbill Festival is usually held every year from December 1-10. Where: At Naga Heritage Village, Kisama about 12 km from Kohima.  Events start at 9 a.m. everyday.

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Kila Raipur Rural Olympics When: Usually 3 days in February.  Dates for 2015: 29 Jan 2015 to 1 Feb 2015 Where: Kila Raipur (15 KMs from Ludhiana), Punjab.

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Alleppy Snake Boat Race When: Second Saturday of August every year.  Dates for 2015: 8 Aug 2015 Where: Punnamda Lake, Alleppey, Kerala

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Sunburn Festival in Goa When: Three days in last week of Deecmber. Dates for 2015: 27-29th December 2014 Where: Vagator,Goa

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Hemis Festival When: 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month. Usually 2 days in June or July.  Dates for 2015: June 26-27 Where: Hemis Monastery, 45 kilometers from Leh

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The Pushkar Camel Fair When: Late October to early December.  Dates for 2015: 18th November 25th November Where: Pushkar near Ajmer, Rajasthan Also Read: Pushkar Camel Fair: All you need to know about Pushkar Mela

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Holi in Vrindavan When: One of the Full Moon days in March, sometimes in February.  Dates for 2015: Friday, March 6 Where: Vrindavan near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Also Read: Braj ki Holi - Vrindavan & Mathura

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Dussera Festival Mysore When: September or October based on Hindu Calendar.  Dates for 2015: 22nd October 2015 Where: Mysore, Karnataka

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Krishna Janmashthami Mumbai When: August or September.  Dates for 2015: 5th September 2015 Where: Streets of Mumbai

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Jagannath Rath Yatra When: June or July.  Dates for 2015: 18th July 2015 Where: Puri, Odisha

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Kumbh Mela When: Varies every time.  Dates for 2015: 29 Aug – 18 Sep Where: Every third year at one of the four places: Haridwar,Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain

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Durga Puja When: 5 days in September or October.  Dates for 2015: October 18-23 Where: Kolkata, West Bengal

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Attributions The author, Suchandra, is an English grad pursuing her masters at present. She is absolutely crazy about exploring places and loves to read novels when she isn't writing for Trodly. She hopes to do at least one-fifth of what her bucket list contains but we wish she does everything in it. Thank you all for your contributions! Cover Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39179900@N04/4893502513 Kila Raipur Rural Olympics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toreajade/380641883 Alleppy Snake Boat Race: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezee123/162659388 The Pushkar Camel Fair: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dobs/ Dussera Festival Mysore: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ashwinkumar/8113480008 Krishna Janmashthami Mumbai: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sandeepachetan/14969428661 Jagannath Rath Yatra: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kquester/5897518711 Kumbh Mela: https://www.flickr.com/photos/algrache/14193105834 Durga Puja: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenkranz/3052214847