India's rich heritage and diverse culture is the dwelling place for immense festivals celebrated by the people all over India. Along with festivals, there are numerous events organized all over the country.
Below is the list of events and festivals celebrated across India during January.
1. Rann Utsav
Date : 1 Nov - 20 February, 2019
Where: Kutch, Gujarat
Rann Utsav is celebrated in the Dhordo village of Kutch, 85 km from Bhuj. The festival is ongoing(started in November) and will end on February 20. Celebrated in the world's most perfect salt desert, Kutch, the Utsav is a fiesta of Dance, Music and paragons the culture of Gujarat. There are numerous activities for the visitors such as Camel Safari, Cultural shows, Cultural Dance performances, Luxury tent stays, musical gala night and many more.
Nearest Airport: Bhuj( 53 km from Kutch)
2. Surajkund International Crafts Mela
Date: 1-15 February 2019
Where: Surajkund, Faridabad
Surajkund Mela is among the largest craft exhibitions in the world. The exhibits are unique handicrafts crafted by craftsmen from all different countries, handmade masterpieces, handloom products. Along with it, the visitors can enjoy rides, tasty food items and do other activities here.
3. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Date: 2-10 February 2019
Where: Kala Ghoda Arts Precinct, Fort, Mumbai
This is the most significant street art and multicultural festival that takes places in India. This year is a unique celebration as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. The organizers are also celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. You can enjoy the festival for FREE.
4. Ardh Kumbh Mela
Date: 14 January - 4 March 2019
Where: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Ardh Kumbh Mela is the largest gathering of Hindu Devotees along the Triveni Sangam- the confluence of Ganga. This festival is held at one of the four places out of Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayag), Nasik and Ujjain by rotation every 12 years. This time it is Allahabad. It is believed that during the timings of the event, the holy water of Ganga is charged with diving Powers and bathing into the water with cleans all Sins.
5. Losar Festival
Date: 16 - 18 February
Also celebrated in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the festival currently will take place in Ladakh. To celebrate the Tibetan New Year, various rituals are performed, and offerings are made to God.
6. Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Date: 17 – 19 February 2019
Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
This festival is celebrated in February since the weather is most favorable for the tourists. This is the season time of the year. The festival setups various competitions such as Best Moustache competition, Best Turban tying contest, Mr. Desert Pageant and many more like this.
7. Taj Mahotsav
Date: 18 – 27 February 2019
Celebrated for ten days, this festival held near the Eastern gate of Taj Mahal, Agra flaunts the rich and exquisite Indian traditions and culture. People across the world come to visit the wonder of the World, Taj Maha. So, this festival is quite famous and celebrated greatly.
8. Khajuraho Dance Festival
Date: 20 - 26 February 2019
Where: Madhya Pradesh
Held inside the complex of Khajuraho temple, Madhya Pradesh, this festival is all about dance. Dancers across the country participate in this festival and showcase their talent in front of the Sun temple, Chitragupta Temple. You can enjoy this festival also for FREE.
9. Nagaur Fair
Date: 22 - 25 February 2019
Where: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
This is a cultural event that takes place in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan where the artists' shows perform the folk dances, and open-air performances light up the evening, puppet shows. Artisans showcase their work made up of camel leather articles, wooden carved items, handicrafts, iron showpieces and many more.
10. Goa Carnival
Date: 25 - 28 February 2019
This most popular festival across the state celebrated for three nights and days unfolds the culture of Goa, the local cuisines, the mask dance, live performances, the boozy nightlife and much more.