Millions of travellers fly to India every year to explore its historic monuments, beautiful beaches and wonderful cultural charms. Besides, the people here celebrate various festivals with great enthusiasm and energy. If you are planning to book your tickets to the destination, you would perhaps like to know about the forthcoming festivals of India.
Tulip Festival – Srinagar (J&K)
From April, 12th to 14th, Jammu and Kashmir will celebrate the blossom of its native Tulip Flowers in Siraj Bagh, also known as Indira Gandhi memorial garden. One can admire 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips spread over an area of 5 hectares near the Dal Lake. Another highlight of this festival is the cultural programs and exhibitions. It is Asia’s largest blooming festival and you may attend for free.
Food and Cultural Festival – Goa
The Food and Cultural Festival is considered as one of the top events in Goa. This year it will last from April, 13th to 17th. It offers guests an array of Goan food, especially seafood cooked in Goan spices. Other highlights are activities, ranging from poetry, painting and music shows. You can see numerous stalls presenting drinks, Goan cuisine and snacks. Cultural programmes and fireworks are also part of the celebrations.
Area 79 Music and Arts Festival – New Delhi
If you are in New Delhi, don’t miss the ‘Area 79 Music and Arts Festival’, presenting non-stop music and fun for 12 hours. The Blue Frog club is organising the festival in April 2016. You can enjoy the Indian classical music, rock n roll, contemporary jazz, trance, techno and a lot more. Furthermore, interactive musical demos will present valuable tips to the guests. Tickets and dates are yet to be announced.
International Flower Festival – Gangtok
Organised by the state of Sikkim, this colourful event will showcase an array of native flowers, and a variety of plants for guests. As many as 600 meticulously picked species of orchids will grace the event, including 46 types of rhododendrons, 240 species of trees and ferns as well as a variety of magnolias and other foliage plants. A splendid range of roses, cacti, alpine plants, creepers, climbers and herbs will be showcased. Visitors can learn and study about flowers during the festival.
Summer Festival – Mount Abu
The Summer Festival in Mount Abu is one of the most colourful celebrations. The festival highlights include a ceremonial procession featuring folk performances of Rajasthan & Gujarat. It is celebrated at the Nakki Lake Chowk. Thousands gather each year to witness the beauty of this summer festival. Various competitions are held during the last two days and the festival ends with dazzling fireworks. You can witness the action at different venues in Mount Abu from May, 20th to 22nd, 2016.