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Festivals of India

What When Duration Where

Konkan Turtle Festival

February / March (2012) Maharashtra

Guru Purnima

Jul 31, 2015 (Fri) 1 days Rishikesh

Teej

Aug 17-18, 2015 (Mon, Tue) 2 days Rajasthan

Nag Panchami

Aug 19, 2015 (Wed) 1 days Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal

Pitr Paksha

Sep 28-Oct 12, 2015 (Mon-Mon) 15 days Entire India

Marwar Festival

Oct 26-27, 2015 (Mon, Tue) 2 days Jodhpur

Pushkar Fair

Nov 18-25, 2015 (Wed-Wed) 8 days Pushkar

Chandrabhaga Fair

Nov 24-26, 2015 (Tue, Wed, Thu) 3 days Jaipur, Bundi, Karauli, Kota

Mumbai Festival

January Mumbai

Kerala Village Fair(Kovalam, Kochi)

January Kochi, Kovalam

Shopping Festival

December / January Kerala

National Kite Festival

January Jaipur

Sabarimala Temple Festival

November / December / January Sabarimala

Pongal

January Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry

Makar Mela

January Orissa

Chennai Music and Dance Festival

January Chennai

Lohri

January Delhi, Haryana, Punjab

Yuru Kabgyat

January Ladakh, Zanskar

Pattadakal Dance Festival

January Karnataka

Gangasagar Mela

January West Bengal

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

January Punjab

Yaksha Festival

January Tamil Nadu

Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival

December / January Sikkim, West Bengal

Bikaner Camel Festival

January Bikaner

Feast of Three Kings

December / January Goa

Modhera Dance Festival

January Gujarat

Mamallapuram Dance Festival

January Mahabalipuram

Visaka Utsav

January Visakhapatnam

Island Tourism Festival

January Andaman

Udupi Paryaya

January Udupi

Kite Festival

January Jaipur

Kolkata Festival

January Kolkata

Dehing Patkai Festival

January Assam

Thai Pushyam

January Palani Hills

Lepcha and Bhutia New Year

January Sikkim

Beating of Retreat

January Delhi

Republic Day

January Entire India

Banganga Festival

January Mumbai

Makar Sankranti

January Entire India

Deccan Festival

February Andhra Pradesh

Surajkund Crafts Mela

February Haryana

Khajuraho Dance Festival

February Khajuraho

Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival

February West Bengal

Thar Festival

February Barmer

Kala Goda Festival

February Mumbai

Shivaratri

February Entire India

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

February Rajasthan

Shekhawati Festival

February Rajasthan

Magh Mela

February Allahabad

Valentine's Day

February

Sikkim Snow Festival

February Sikkim

Rural Sports Festival

February Haryana

Pariyanampetta Pooram

February Kerala

Natyanjali Dance Festival

February Chidambaram

Goa Carnival

February Goa

Sabado Gordo

February Goa

Attukal Pongala

February Trivandrum

Tibetan New Year

February Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim

Vairamudi Festival

February Mysore

Teppam Float Festival

January / February Madurai

Pop, Beat and Jazz festival

February Goa

Desert Festival

February Jaisalmer

Kolkata Film festival

February Kolkata

Eranakulathappan Utsavam

January / February Kochi

Taj Mahotsav

February Agra

Kolkata Boi Mela

January / February Kolkata

Music Festival (Thyagaraja)

January / February Thanjavur

Shivaji Jayanti

February Mumbai

Basant Panchami

January / February Entire India

Adivasi Mela

January / February Bhubaneswar

Delhi Flower Show

February Delhi

Nagaur Fair

January / February Kota

Indian Derby

February Mumbai

Tamil New Year

February Tamil Nadu

Baneshwar Fair

January / February Udaipur

Holi

March Entire India

Id-i-Milad

March Entire India

Shigmotsav

March Goa

Basant Utsav

March West Bengal

Elephant Race

March Guruvayur

Ellora Festival

March Aurangabad

Sheetala Ashtmi

March Rajasthan

Chapchar Kut

March Mizoram

Thirunakkara Utsavam

March Kumarakom

Pataliputra Mahotsava

March Bihar

Holla Mohalla

March Delhi, Haryana, Punjab

Dosmoche

February / March Leh, Manali

Bumchu

February / March Gangtok

Uthralikavu Pooram

February / March Kerala

Ugadi

March Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra

Mewar Festival

March Udaipur

Dang Durbar

March Gujarat

Ashok Ashtami

March Bhubaneswar

Paripally Gajamela

March Kerala

Procession of All Saints

March Goa

Jaipur Elephant Festival

March Rajasthan

Gudi Padwa

March Maharashtra

Bharani Festival

February / March Kodungallur

Cheti Chand

March Punjab

Rameshwaram Car Festival

February / March Rameswaram

Bhavnath Fair

February / March Gujarat

International Yoga Festival

March Rishikesh

Matho Nagrang

February / March Ladakh

Elephanta Festival

February / March Mumbai

Bohag Bihu

April Assam

Arubathimoovar Festival

March / April Chennai

Feast of Our Lady of Miracles

April Kochi

Pooram Festival

April Trivandrum

Thiru Kalyanam

April Rameswaram

Thrissur Pooram Festival

April Thrissur

Ardh Mela

January / April Allahabad

Akshaya Tritiya

April Entire India

Kumbh Mela

January / April Allahabad

Bengali New Year

April West Bengal

Sui Mata Mela

April Chamba HP

Khachoedpalri Mela

March / April Sikkim

Ambedkar Jayanti

April Entire India

Gangaur Festival

March / April Rajasthan

Vishu

April Kerala

Morkulangara Temple Bharani Festival

March / April Kumarakom

Baisakhi

April Punjab

Ram Navami

March / April Entire India

Chithrai Festival

April Madurai

Easter

April Entire India

Mahavir Jayanti

March / April Entire India

Hanuman Jayanti

March / April Entire India

Good Friday

April Entire India

Jammu Festival

April Jammu

Summer Festival (Mount Abu)

May Mount Abu

Chaitra Navratri

April / May Gujarat, West Bengal

Himalayan Hang Gliding Rally

May Himachal Pradesh

Ooty Summer Festival

May Ooty

Kodaikanal Summer Festival

May Kodaikanal

Beach Bonanza

April / May Goa

Igitun Chalne

May Goa

Dhungri Mela

May Manali

Urus – Beemapally

May Trivandrum

Urs

May Ajmer

Saga Dawa

May Sikkim

Buddha Jayanti

May Himachal Pradesh, Punjab

International Flower Festival

May Sikkim

May Day

May Entire India

Kumari Amman Car Festival

May / June Kanyakumari

Sindhu Darshan Festival

June Leh, Ladakh

Hemis Festival

June Leh, Ladakh

Mrigasira - Asthma Fish treatment in Hyderabad

June Hyderabad

Phyang Tsedup

July Ladakh

Gu-Stor

July Ladakh, Zanskar

Rath Yatra

July Puri

Rath Yatra (West Bengal)

July Kolkata

Mango Festival

July Delhi

Feast of St Anthony

July Kochi, Goa

Bastille Day

July Pondicherry

Mahankali Jatra

June / July Andhra Pradesh

Champakulam Boat Race

July Alleppey

Pateti

August Mumbai

Amarnath Yatra

July / August Jammu

Raksha Bandhan

August Entire India

Jhapan Festival

August Santiniketan

Shravan Purnima

August Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh

Nariyal Purnima

August Entire India

Ahilyabai Holkar’s Birthday

August Maheshwar

Karaga

August Karnataka

Avani Moolam

August Tamil Nadu

Independence day

August Entire India

Feast of St Lawrence

August Goa

Jamshed-e-Navroz (Parsi festival)

August Entire India

Ladarcha

August Himachal Pradesh

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

August Alleppey

Minjar

July / August Chamba HP

Drukpa Teshi

August Himachal Pradesh

Nanda Devi Fair

August / September Uttaranchal

Tarnetar Fair

September Gujarat

Ganesh Chaturthi

August / September Entire India

Paryushan Parva

September Entire India

Sheikh Farid Aagman Purb Festival

September Haryana, Punjab

Aranmula Palliyoda Sadya

August / September Alleppey

Avani Avittam

August / September Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Aranmula Boat Race

August / September Alleppey

Manimahesh Yatra

August / September Himachal Pradesh

Ladakh Festival

September Ladakh, Leh

Janmashtami

August / September Entire India

International Film Festival

September Goa

Teachers Day

September Entire India

Onam

August / September Kerala

Id-ul-Fitr

August / September Entire India

Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival

October Tirupati

Karva Chauth

October Entire India

Feast of St Jude

October Goa

Bihu

April / January / October Assam

Vaishno Devi Yatra

March / April / September / October Jammu and Kashmir

Ram Lila

September / October Varanasi

Gandhi Jayanthi

October Entire India

Rajgir Dance Festival

October Nalanda

Pinjore Heritage Festival

October Haryana

Brahmotsavam

October Tirupati

Fama de Menino Jesus

October Goa

Drupchen

October Sikkim

Fulpati

October Darjeeling

Batakamma

October Hyderabad, Warangal

Durga Puja

October Entire India

Dussehra

October Entire India

Ki Chaam Festival

October Gangtok

Konkani Drama Festival

October Goa

Bandi

October / November Punjab

Goa Heritage Festival

November Goa

Chathiyagiri Vihara Festival

November Sanchi

Darjeeling Carnival

November Darjeeling

Kolayat Fair

November Bikaner

Sonepur Mela

November Bihar

Ka Pomblang Nongkrem

November Shillong

Boita Bandana

November Orissa

Hampi Festival

November Hampi

Jhansi Festival

November Jhansi

Chemrey Angchok Festival

November Ladakh

Diwali

October / November Entire India

Lakshmi Puja

November Entire India

Tiatr Festival

November Goa

Manjunatheshwara

November Dharmasthala

Govardhan Puja

November Entire India

Karthika Deepam

November Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Prithvi Theater Festival

November Mumbai

Bhaia Dooj

October / November Entire India

Chhath Festival

November Bihar

Lavi

November Himachal Pradesh

Id-ul-Zuha

October / November Entire India

Cattle Fair

November Agra

Children’s Day

November Entire India

Jagadhatri Puja

November West Bengal

Kadalekayi Parishe

November Bangalore

Id-al-Adha

November Entire India

Ganga Mahotsav

October / November Varanasi

Keshavrai Patan

November Bundi, Kota

Guru Nanak Jayanti

November Delhi, Punjab

Kartika Purnima

November Entire India

Bali Yatra

November Puri, Cuttack

Vettucaud Church Festival

November Trivandrum

Puri Beach Festival

November Puri

Bundi Utsav

November Bundi

Kalidas Festival

November Nagpur

Guktor Festival

November Himachal Pradesh

Mahakala Dance

November Sikkim

Pandit Motiram-Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

November Hyderabad

Dhanteras

October / November Entire India

Hornbill Festival

December Nagaland

Huthri

December Madikeri

Feast of St Francis Xavier

December Goa

Laksha Deepotsava

December Dharmasthala

Losar

December Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim

Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

December Kochi, Goa

Lumbini Festival

December Hyderabad

Paush Mela

December Santiniketan

Mandala Festival

December Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Vishnupur Festival

December Santiniketan

Harballah Sangeet Sammelan

December Chandigarh, Jalandhar

Bishnupur Festival

December Santiniketan

Konark Dance & Music Festival

December Konark

Winter Festival

December Mount Abu

Lucknow Festival

December Lucknow

New Year

Entire India

Magh Bihu Festival

Elephant Festival Assam

Renuka Mela

November / December Himachal Pradesh

Losoong

December Sikkim

Elephant Festival Assam

Rash Mela

December Sundarbans

Qutub Festival

November / December Delhi

Muharrum

November / December Entire India

Cochin Carnival

December Kochi

Christmas

December Entire India

Khatu Shyamji Fair

Rajasthan

Ashtamudi Art and Craft Festival

December Alleppey, Trivandrum

Chinakkathoor Pooram

Kerala

Tansen Music Festival

November / December Gwalior

Thirunakkara Arattu

Kerala

Kaila Devi Fair

Rajasthan

Vaikunda Ekadashi

December Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Festival of Dance

December Chennai

Kurushetra Festival

December Kurukshetra

Attuvela Mahotsavam

Kerala

Yamuna Jayanti

Uttar Pradesh

International Himalayan Festival

December Himachal Pradesh

Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav

December Pune
 

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