10 Most Popular Winter Season Festivals of India

Winter Season has a wide variety of multicolor festivals and holidays are celebrated across the India, Most winter festivals of India are held in the month of December to February. Other major festivals of the Winter Season includes Saraswati Puja or Vasant Panchami,Sunburn Goa festival,Christmas and Nagaur Festival.

Gujarat Kite Festival


International Kite Festival in Gujarat known as Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti is regarded as one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Gujarat. The festival of Uttarayan and the day is considered to be one of the most important harvest day in India, Uttarayan festival takes place on 14 January of each year during the Makar Sankranti and continues until 15 January.

Lohri Festival Punjab


The Festival of bonfire or Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival and meant to be celebrated on the shortest day of the year. Punjabi folk dance,Sarson da saag and Bonfire makes it one of the greatest festivals of Punjab also celebrated across Northern India.

Magh Bihu Festival


The festival of Magh Bihu also called Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival and one of the three Bihu Festival celebrated in Assam. Magh Bihu festival is marked by feasts and bonfires so called festival of food such as cakes of rice or Sunga Pitha,Til Pitha and Laru plus games such as tekeli bhonga and buffalo fighting.

Thai Pongal Festival

The Thai Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils, a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16. Bhogi Pandigai,Pongal Pandigai,Maatu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal are another significant festival celebrated during winters in Tamil Nadu and dedicated to the lord of fire, son of God, cattle, and birds respectively.

Camel Festival Bikaner


The Camel Festival is a lively and colourful event organized in Bikaner by the Rajasthan Tourism, every year in the month of January. Folk dances,Music,Art and Culture plus spectacle of unusual camel performances: camel races, camel dances, and the bumpy, neck shaking camel rides are the major attraction of the Camel Festival Bikaner.

Winter Carnival Manali

The Winter Carnival in Himachal Pradesh offers a fine range of attractions to regale every single visitor. Held in the beautiful hill station of Manali, Himachal’s Carnival offers folk dances,winter sports and opportunity to enjoying the sights and sounds of Manali during the Winter Carnival.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival


The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the golden city of Jaisalmer and surroundings in the desert of Thar. Camel parad, fancily dressed,camel polo, camel races and life and culture of the desert,followed by music and dance performances are the activities are the top attractions and Places to visit in Jaisalmer.

Goa Carnival Festival


The Festival of Goa or Goa Carnival is celebrated every year in the month of February and also is one of the most popular and much awaited festival in Goa. True colors of Goa come out during the three day event of Goa Carnival with fun, music, food, entertainment and hang over.

Kutch Rann Mahotsav


The Kutch Rannutsav is the most amazing tourist destination to travel and organised by Gujarat Tourism about the design, culture, music and dance of lands of Kutch. One of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature
to showcase the rich culture of Kutch region.

Mount Abu Winter Festival

Winter Festival at Mount Abu, Rajasthan is held annually from 29–31 December organised by the Rajasthan Tourism. The only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu offers the Winter festival features traditional dancing, concerts, fairs, and a fireworks display, other attractions of the festival includes folk dances,kite-flying, hot air ballooning and music performances.

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