With India, you get the FULL HERITAGE EXPERIENCE. From Archaeological Monuments, and temples that date back thousands of years. India boasts 36 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It’s an architectural treasure box that offers some of the world’s best ancient architectural wonders inspired by Hindu, Persian, Buddhist, Mughal, European, and many others.
For many, India is a place that will take your senses to another level. The smells, the friendliness of the people, the waves of laughter, and the joyous surroundings can have anyone in a joyous trance of happiness, especially during the period festivals. A great location for well-being and nature.
Ayurveda: The southern state of Kerala has had premier institutions practicing Ayurveda for centuries and treating patients across the globe.
The food: No other country can offer the range of cuisine that India does; from Kashmir to Kerala, Mumbai to Kolkata… an unimaginable variety.
WHAT’S NEW IN INDIA
The location is full of hidden mountain getaways, haunted forts, and a lot more.
Perfect place to explore. Antiques & Handicrafts: Where else can you find 200-300-year-old items in Indian houses and objects which are more than 1000 years old within hidden temples.
Music and Dance: Carnatic and Hindustani Music accompanied by various forms of dance -Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, and Odissi have created a big following across the world.
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DOVER LANE MUSIC
Annual Indian Classical Music Festival
WHEN:22nd to 25 Jan WHERE: Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, India BEST FOR: Classical Indian Music
DUSSEHRA IN MYSORE
WHEN: Late September / October WHERE: Mysore, Karnataka BEST FOR: Cultural Festivities And Ceremonies
ESALA PERAHERA IN KANDY
WHEN:Leading up to the full moon in July / August (10 Days) WHERE: Kandy BEST FOR: Religious Festival
JAISALMER DESERT FESTIVAL
WHEN: January / February WHERE: Jaisalmer (26 miles west of Rajastan BEST FOR: Rajasthani Culture
KAJLI TEEJ IN BUNDI
WHEN:July / August (3rd Day of the Month) WHERE: Bundi, Rajasthan BEST FOR: Celebrates the weddings of Shiva and Parvati (& the arrival of the monsoon)
WHEN: January WHERE: Palani, Tamil Nadu BEST FOR: Religious & Cultural
KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL
WHEN: Late February / Early March WHERE: Khajuraho BEST FOR: Temples, Classical Dancing
KODAVA HOCKEY FESTIVAL
WHEN: Late April / Early May WHERE: Several points around Kadagu BEST FOR: Hockey Event
GANESH CHATURTHI IN MAHARASHTRA
WHEN: Aug / September (Full Moon) WHERE: Maharashtra BEST FOR: Various Procesions
WHEN: March or April (Three days prior to Lent) WHERE: Panaji BEST FOR: Fireworks, Carnival Fun
WHEN: July WHERE: Ladakh BEST FOR: Rituals of Mahayana Buddhism.
WHEN: March (Full Moon) WHERE: Jaipur / Northern India BEST FOR: The Colour Festival
WHEN: March (Day After Holiday) WHERE: Punjab BEST FOR: Horse shows, Warrior displays
WHEN: July / August WHERE: Southern Maharashtra BEST FOR: Day for Snakes
ONAM IN KERALA
WHEN: August / September WHERE: Kerala BEST FOR: Dancing, Colourful Sights, Games
WHEN: August / September WHERE: Sikkim BEST FOR: Buddhist Mountain Ritual
PONGAL IN TAMIL NADU
WHEN: Mid January WHERE: Tamil Nadu BEST FOR: Seeing Decorated Cows,
WHEN: Late December WHERE: West Bengal BEST FOR: Bengali Folk Music and Heritage
PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
WHEN: November WHERE: Pushkar, Rajasthan BEST FOR: Camels
WHEN: 3 days in June or July WHERE: Puri, Orissa BEST FOR: Religious pilgrimage for Hindu’s
WHEN: January 26 WHERE: New Delhi BEST FOR: Military Pomp
TEPPOTHSAVAM FLOAT FESTIVAL
WHEN: Late January / Early February WHERE: Maduri and the Mariammam Teppakkulam Tank, Tamil Nadu BEST FOR: Hindi Ceremony
THRISSUR POORAM ELEPHANT FESTIVAL
WHEN: April / May WHERE: Thrissur, Kerala BEST FOR: Elephants and Culture
WHEN: May (Full Moon) WHERE: Southern Sri Lanka BEST FOR: Cultural Event
VAISAKHI (Baisakhi) FESTIVAL
WHEN: 13 & 14 April WHERE: Amritsar BEST FOR: Religious Spectacle, The Harvest Festival also the Birth of the Sikh Faith.