10 Awesome Carnivals of India You Just Cannot Miss

Popular with the name “country of diverse culture”, India is an amazing country. With every state merged into her own language, culture, costume, food and thousands of festivals to be celebrated within the twelve months, cannot be found anywhere in the world but India. A fun loving country, India is also home of fascinating and amazing funfairs or popularly known carnivals celebrated in different states with a variety of purposes and themes. Here, I bring you in this article, 10 awesome carnivals you just cannot miss. Read along-

  1. Goa Carnival, GoaOften referred to as the fun capital of India, Goa has all the right reasons to merry making. Astounding beaches along with Goa Carnival, makes this city worth loving and revisiting. Held between February and March, this carnival is celebrated in Panjim, Vasco da Gama, Mapusa and Margoa. One of the best reasons to visit Goa is this carnival which will make you fall in the culture and Goan lifestyle.
  2. Rath Yatra at Puri, Odisha Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival is one of the biggest festivals or carnivals of India and more of religious and pious purposes. This festival is all about pulling the sacred and massive rath or chariot of Lord Jaggannath. It is the oldest rath yatra in the world. Helping in pulling the massive chariot of the Lord is a popular concept among the devotees and people from around the globe gather in this pious event to get a glimpse of the Lord and pull the rath. The pious celebration falls in the month of June or July.
  3. Kumbh MelaA massive Hindu gathering or pilgrimage of faith, this festival witnesses the largest crowd in the world. With devotees gathering to bathe in the holy water of Ganga, it is believed that bathing here will cleanse a person of all sins. The most important fair or mela in India, Kumbh is celebrated in Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain. Kumbh Mela is celebrated once every 12 years with the difference of 3 years held in these places.
  4. Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, RajasthanAn annual event celebrated in the month of February, this festival is all about the folk life, music, dress, food and everything that Rajasthan is all about. Camels are the best attractions of this festival. The local nomads performs colorful dance programs, folksongs and beautiful Rajasthani music.
  5. Hornbill Festival, NagalandReflecting the Naga tradition and culture, the Hornbill Festival is celebrated in North eastern state of Nagaland India. Celebrated for ten days starting from the 1st of December every year, this merry festival is plat formed at Kisama, the Naga heritage v