Witness North India for the best festive mood

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Travelling during festivals is a unique experience. India being the culturally rich county, celebrates every occasion with passion and pleasure. The ambiance of the entire country creates magic and makes the environment more religious and saintly.

So many festivals, and a wide chain of religion, India offers a lot more to explore when it comes to festivals. Every city has a mythological relation with the people and their customs. The northern part of the country, has its own colour, when the festive mode is at its peak. 

Festive seasons in North India

Immerse into the colours of India with the best festivals celebrated in the north India. The different cities and their culture are so vibrant that you cannot miss the glimpse of any. The festivals of north India are celebrated during the winters, when the country is in its pleasing mode, with a cold and comfy weather, presenting the most beautiful scenic views.

Plan your break and enjoy the festive mood of North India with variant tradition and customs. The north India festivals not only bring out the cultural values and they invite you to taste the pure Indian flavor from cuisine to the folk ceremonies. The best festivals of different north Indian cities are waiting out for you to dive into the colorful stories and witness the array of festivities.

Best festivals in North India

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• Illuminating Ayodhya in Diwali

Time to Visit; during Diwali- October or November

Not so famous in terms of vacation, but the tour to Ayodhya in North India can be really mesmerizing during Diwali. Although entire India looks beautiful during the festive week, Ayodhya owns the mythological relation to the festival. One of the most sacred cities of India, Ayodhya is considerable to witness the significance of Diwali in Hinduism.

Places to see

• Nageshwarnath Temple

• Hanuman Garhi

• Kanak Bhawan

• Choti Chawani

• Gulab Bari

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• Enjoy the colours of Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan

Time to Visit; During Holi; February or March

Holi, the festival of colours and enjoyment have a great significance in Mathura and Vrindavan. The land of Lord Krishna, Mathura and Vrindavan arethe most visited cities in North India where devotees from every corner gather to bless themselves. But the colours of holi make it more auspicious for a tour. The lath mar holi of Barsana makes the place different from other cities of India during holi.

Places to see

• Temples of the city

• Radha Kund and Shyam Kund

• Govardhan Parvat

• Tulsi van

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• The Folk of Baisakhi from Punjab

Time to Visit; In January

Punjab the land of farmers, celebrates Baisakhi with all enthusiasm and zest. All with the traditional Punjabi attire, so bright and elegant, adorns the entire state. Commemorating the formation of Khalsa, celebrating the time of harvest and of the New Year for the followers of Sikhism, Baisakhi is one of the significant festivals for the entire Sikh community and Punjab. What makes Baisakhi the best North Indian festival is the Punjabi folk dance, the songs and the lip smashing cuisine, with the Punjabi tadka.

Places to see

• Golden Temple

• Jallainwala bagh

• Wagah Border

• The local dhabbas and cafes for the best food

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• 9 cultural days of Navratri in Gujarat

Time to Visit; October

For an unforgettable experience, plan your trip to Gujarat during the Navratri. The nine days of fasting for Hindu represents the celebration of the Goddess Amba in nine different forms. People of Gujarat organize the Garba Nights and energetic Dandiya Raas dances where everyone is dressed in beautiful, colorful traditional clothes. The youthful and invigorating environment of Gujarat makes the festival most awaited different from the rest of India.

Places to see

• Ahmadabad for the Dandiya night

• Saputara

• Gir Forest for safari

• Kutch Museum

• Rann of Kutch

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• Purity of Kumbh Mela in Varanasi

Time to Visit; the time depends on astrology

The sacred land of Varanasi experiences the maximum footfall during the Kumbh Mela. This is the major festival in North India that is celebrated once in a period of 3 years, where Hindu devotees bathe in holy water. Feel the spiritual vibes and observe the beauty of the Ghats during the evening when the bright Dias fills the environment with sanity. The tour to Varanasi during Kumbh can be the most mesmerizing experience.

Places to see

• Assi Ghat

• Kashi Vishwanath Temple

• Tulsi Manas temple

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• The desert festivals in Rajasthan

Time to Visit; from November to March

Rajasthan is the hub of many desert festivals that are organized in winters to attract the travelers from every corner. The festivals of Rajasthan flaunt the richness of culture and traditions that make them different and best events in North India. The Pushkar Camel fair and Ur festival in Ajmer with the two different culture makes Rajasthan the land of fairs and festivals.

Places to see

• Pushkar for Camel Fair

• Jaisalmer for winter festival

• Jaipur for International Kite festival

Get your dates and this time witness the North India with a different sight, enjoying the soothing mood of festivals in North India.

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