India is filled with so many uncountable festivals that it feels like every other day, Indians have something to celebrate. If you look at the official festival calendar published by the Government of India, there are over 100 approved holidays from festivals alone. And those are just the ones that are celebrated on a national level. You’re sure to lose count once you dig into the regional festivals of each and every state.
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, right? In fact, it’s all the more reasons why you should visit our beautiful country in the first place. However, it’s important to know a little about the specific festivals that are prominent in the region that you are planning to visit in India.
In this article, we will only be discussing the most popular festivals in North India, or more specifically, a little region known as the Golden Triangle in India. So, without further ado, get ready to mark your calendars for the right time to visit India to celebrate famous festivals with the locals!
Anyone who knows a thing or two India can tell you that Diwali is like the Christmas of India, and that would be true indeed. Just like how it happens in the west during the late December, a similar kind of ambiance can be found around the time of Diwali in India, the most notable of which is the Diwali Celebration in the golden triangle.
All we can say for now is that you have to be here to experience the true aura of festivity first-hand and then only you’ll understand why this tops the list of the most celebrated festival in India. Just remember to book the best tour operator in India to have the best Diwali celebration when you’re here!
2.Makar Sakranti (January 14-15)
This festival is celebrated in different ways around different regions of India. Even within the Golden Triangle, the three tourist-attracting cities have their own version of Makar Sakranti.
If you want to have a crazy time flying kites all day in the month of January, Jaipur is your go-to place. Specifically, on the exact mid-date, the sky is quite literally filled with hues of vibrant colors. Again, you have to be here to believe it.
3. Holi (March)
In North India, Holi is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated festivals of the year (right next to Diwali, if you ask locals like us). The festival of colors is a crazy, fun-filled experience that invites thousands of tourists to India in the month of March.
Everywhere you go, you’ll be carrying the thrill of being ‘attacked’ by someone with colorful powder or water from literally any direction. This post-Holi celebration takes place on the very next day and is known as Dulhandi.
Do you have some other festivals to add to this list? Do let us know and get in touch with us for your trip to India. Never stop celebrating life and traveling across the globe!