Navratri is nine day fast festival dedicated to worshipping 9 different forms of Goddess Durga and ends with the tenth day festival of Dussehra or Vijayadashami. The festival of Navratri marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura and Dussehra for victory of Ram over Ravan. Best places to celebrate Navratri and Dussehra in India includes Hill top temples of Goddess Durga,Mysore Dasara celebration,Ramlila play in Delhi and Varanasi,unique temple of Ravana in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Navaratri festival is dedicated to the worship of the 9 different forms of Goddess Durga,Symbolizing victory of positivity over negativity. The nine day fast festival of Navratri is one of the five types of Navaratri come in a year and Sharad Navaratri is the most popular one in India.
Durga Puja or Durgotsava is the most important festivals, celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam,Bihar and Nepal. Durgotsava is an annual Hindu festival celebrated from the sixth to tenth day of Navratri and is the largest Hindu festival of Bengal.
Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance form the state of Gujarat but also becoming increasingly popular in other states of India as well as around the world. Dandiya Raas performed during the festival of nine nights of Navaratri in Gujarat.
Garba dance also originated in the state of Gujarat,performed during the Navratri around the statue of the Goddess Shakti. Dandiya Raas are Garba are two high energy dance form with traditional costumes, music and song.
Mysore Dasara is the most famous state festival of Karnataka state, celebrated on the streets of Mysore city for 10 days. Jumbo Savari or Elephant safari during Mysore Dasara is the major tourist attraction along with the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari.
Kullu Dussehra festival is renowned International Mega Dussehra festival celebrated in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu valley is famous for its large number of visitors and grand celebrations of Dussehra in the Dhalpur Maidan.
Bastar Dussehra held in tribal heartland of Chhattisgarh at the Danteswari temple of Jagadalpur. The 75 long days Bastar Dussehra festival is celebrated in honor of Mother Goddess Danteswari and one of the must visit unique cultural trait of Chhattisgarh.
Ramlila play at Ramnagar of Varanasi is one of the most prominent among the Styles of Ramlila in India. The Ramnagar Ramlila held over 31 days near the Ramnagar Fort near the Ganges.
Kota Dussehra Mela is famous festival and fair of Rajasthan and is the most important event in the cultural fair. The Dussehra Festival of Kota is the biggest cultural fair in Rajasthan state that attracts people from all over India.
Vijayadashami festival celebrate victory of Lord Ram over demon king Ravan and Festival of lights called Diwali is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami. Dussehra is a popular festival in all over India and one of the most important festivals celebrated in Delhi with Ramlila shows,fair and unique Durga pandal themes.