8 Major Summer Season Festivals of India

Summer is also known as vacation months, outing with family and friends, visiting the grand mother home and enjoy a good time with the family. Apart from that there are so many other way of enjoying summer in India such as visiting summer destinations, sea shore and the local summer festivals of the states. Here is the list of major summer festivals of India celebrated by different states per year.

Thrissur Pooram


Thrissur Pooram is one of the most popular temple festivals of Kerala held at the Vadakkunnathan Temple. The pooram of all poorams is a festival of spectacular processions of caparisoned elephants and enthralling percussion performances.

Moatsu Festival

The Moatsu Mong festival is celebrated by the people of Nagaland,premiere festival of the Ao Nagas of Nagaland. Festival of the tribal Naga people celebrate with lots of colors, feasts, dance and music in the first week of May every year.

Chithirai Festival

The annual celebration celebrated in Madurai during the month of April and one of the biggest celebrations in Madurai. Madurai Chithirai Festival is the most famous festival in the world and one of the longest celebrations of the world and lasts for one month, Lakhs of people gathers in the festival and offer their gratitude to the lord.

Mt. Abu Summer Festival

The festival of Summer is held every year on Budh Poornima during the month of May. Three-day annual Summer Festival celebrates the cordiality and happiness of the people of hill station, hospitality of the people and the cultural programs take place.

Ooty Summer Festival

Summer Festival Ooty or Summer Festival in The Nilgiris is celebrated in the Nilgiri mountains of India each May. The festival include cultural programmes, a Flower Show, a Rose Show, a Dog Show, a Fruit Show, a Spice Show, a Vegetable Show, a Boat Race, and Boat pageantry.

Shimla Summer Festival

International Shimla summer festival it the major attraction of the tourists and organised every year in the month of May-June. It is one of the exclusive festivals at Himachal Pradesh and include baby show, flower show, food festival, dog show and painting exhibition.

Yercaud Summer Festival

It is the major festival of Yercaud held every year in the second week of May, three-day annual summer festival is famous for festivities with flower. Cookery contest and rangoli contest for women along with exhibitions of flower, fruits, vegetables and photo exhibitions respectively are the major attraction.

Sikkim Summer Festival


The Sikkim Summer Carnival held at Gangtok in the month of May and colorful beautiful flowers are blooming all over the mountains. It is also called as International Flower Festival Sikkim, Flowers shows,cultural programs , exhibitions and amazing competitions are part of this awesome event. Source: easeyourtravel