Bring in the Festive Fever this December
Got nothing to do this winter? Here’s where you should be 7 must visit places this winter: 1. Rann Utsav
Got nothing to do this winter? Here’s where you should be
7 must visit places this winter:
1. Rann Utsav
Happening from December 1,2014 to March 5, 2015 in kutch is the vibrant Rann utsav.
“Kutch is extremely beautiful during the Rann Utsav. The folk dance, camel ride, full moon, the bonfire and the colourful attires is what makes it alluring. Buy painted pottery, wooden carvings, chaniya choli with hand embroidery, mirror work and bandhini in vibrant colours.” Said HolidayIQ Traveller Megha.
2. Cochin Carnival
From December 22,2014 to January 1,2015 is the Kochi Carnival .A 10-day colorful,gay celebration. There are numerous feasting and fun activities such as competitions, beach sports, games, dirt bike races, fireworks and dancing. On New Year’s Day, the highlight event is a procession that is held.
3. Mt Abu Winter Festival
Explore the spirit of Rajasthani, culture and tribal life. Ceremonial processions, fireworks and folk performances are held. Also organized are competitions like skating races, horse races, boat races, and tug-of-war.
HolidayIQ Traveller Ashwani Tiwari advises to make prior hotel bookings. “The accommodation is costly during the winter festival.”he adds.
This festival happens in Mount Abu from December 29-31
4. Chennai Music Festival
HolidayIQ Traveller Florien Jones says, “Music lovers can enjoy the annual music festival in Chennai and the Mahabalipuram festival.”
This festival happens during the mid December to mid January in Chennai.
The festival serves up a plethora of traditional south Indian Carnatic music dance, and other arts. Over 1,000 performances take place during the festival, along with music related seminars, discussions, and demonstrations.
5. Delhi Street Food Festival
HolidayIQ Traveller A.S. says, “Enjoy the popular street food of Delhi. There is a section where you have stalls from every state; we just loved the idea of having food across India at one place.”
For street food lovers, this is the ultimate abode. During December 19-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, gate 14, bisma pitamah road, pragati vihar, lodi colony, delhi.
6. Poush Mela, West Bengal
The poush mela offers dancing, tribal sports, and thousands of stalls selling multitude products including, handicrafts.
Where? Santiniketan, west Bengal. When? December 22-26, 2014.
HolidayIQ Traveller Soma Chatterji says, “No one really visits restaurants at Santiniketan during the Poush Mela till the end of the season when winter ends because roadside dhabas and street food takes away the clientele of hotels and restaurants where you can get everything from a traditional Bengal meal of fish-curry and rice to Chinese to Moghlai fare including Thai's famous momos and thukpa. You can also get the normal fast food like panipuris, phhuchkas and fried fritters at throwaway prices and lots of coconut water.”
An annual festival featuring Bengali folk music, especially baul music, the Poush Mela also offers dancing, tribal sports, and thousands of stalls selling an array of merchandise including handicrafts
7. Sunburn Festival, Goa
Happening at the vagator, goa from December 27-29 is the countries craziest and loudest events.
HolidayIQ Traveller Anil Uttani says, “The Sunburn Festival in Goa is held on New Year's Eve and is a must-visit.”
The festival features well known artists and DJs from the electronic dance music scene all around the world. It's spread across three days, multiple stages, and numerous genres of music.