4 Tourism Fairs & Festivals that Deserve a Spot on Your Bucket List

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A great testament to India’s vibrant culture and multi-ethnic character, tourism fairs and festivals across the land bring people together through amazing celebrations. Here are a few that you shouldn’t miss!

  • Rann Utsav, Gujarat: A revelry of rustic charms against the breathtaking backdrop of the white sand desert, the Rann Utsav in Kutch is the perfect destination for indulging in the simple pleasures of life. Starting from November, this colourful carnival continues till February, giving travellers ample opportunity to visit the magical place and celebrate the diverse art, culture, cuisines, etc. in all their glory. If you want to plan a holiday with your family, then this festival with such an extensive range of activities such as golf cart rides, camel cart excursions, paramotoring, cultural performances, meditation, yoga, shopping sprees and more should be on top of your bucket list. So, don’t wait. Book a flight to the nearest airport which is in the city of Bhuj and let the good times begin!
  • Hornbill Festival, Nagaland: Celebrated every year from the 1st to 10th December in Kohima, it showcases a melange of traditions, cultures, art, crafts and more. Also known as the ‘Festival of all Festivals’, it brings together all the different tribes of Nagaland under one roof and offers tourists a glimpse of their unique culture. From religious and ceremonial parades to high energy folk dances and music performances to sports events and fashion shows, the festival is lush with exciting activities for people from all walks of life. Want to attend this epic festival? Book your flight to Dimapur Airport in Nagaland today.
  • Pushkar Mela, Rajasthan: When we talk about Indian culture, Rajasthan cannot be far behind. Displaying the state’s vibrant culture is the 100-year old Pushkar Mela that is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most renowned camel fairs in the world. From participating in fun-filled competitions to attending performances by talented local bands, there is so much to see and do that you will be spoilt for choice. Usually celebrated in the month of November, it is the ideal time to spend quality time with your family and friends. And don’t forget to try all the local delicacies that are sure to make your trip even more memorable! Want to partake in the festivities? Start by booking a flight to the nearest airport in Jaipur on www.air.irctc.co.in.
  • Poush Mela, Shantiniketan: One of the most prominent events in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, the Poush Mela was started by the Tagore family but has now become one of the biggest international fairs. A gathering of Baul musicians, Tribal dancers, local village artists and thousands of tourists from different parts of the country, it is an exciting amalgamation of traditions and cultures. As food is an integral part of Bengali culture, visitors can enjoy an assortment of lip-smacking dishes from their rich and flavourful local cuisine. Although Shantiniketan is not equipped with an airport, one can easily fly to Kolkata and then take the road. This year’s Poush Mela is slated for 24th Dec’21 so get your tickets already!

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