India is a colorful country known worldwide
for its customs, rituals, fairs and festivals. In fact,
the number of fairs and festivals celebrated in India
are more in number than the total number of Days in
There is a whole large list of festivals celebrated
in India with enthusiasm and zeal. Some of the religious
festivals of India are Diwali - the festival of light,
Holi- the festival of color, Christmas, Onam, Raksha
Bandhan, Eid-ul-fitr and so on.
There is another list of seasonal festivals that are
celebrated across India like the Teej, Ganguar, Rongali
Bihu, Baisakhi the festival of harvest etc.
Pushkar in Rajasthan celebrates the annual religious
and cattle fair, where trades for camels, horses and
cows and race competition are organized. The fair is
a big revenue earner for the tourism industry.
Other fairs in India that attract
tourists include Surajkund Crafts Fair in Haryana. This
fair brings artists, craftsmen, painters, weavers and
sculptors from various parts of the country to display
their craft at the same venue.
The coastal city of Puri comes alive every year in
July to celebrate the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath,
where millions of devotees flock to watch the Yatra
in the elaborate chariot through the streets of Puri.
The Hemis festival is celebrated on
the tenth Day of the sixth month of the Ladakhi calendar
and lasts for two Days and is the largest monastery
festival in all of Ladakh and Spiti.
Carnival of Goa, a spring festival is celebrated with
joy in the beautiful beach capital of India. The three
Days and four nights of festivity is the time to sing,
dance and make merry. Tourists' inflow increases in
leaps and bounds during this time.
Fairs and festivals in India are an
integral part of in the lives of the people and add
prospects to tourism in India. The time of festivities
is the best time to explore the unique land of India,
which leave tourists spell bound.
Some of the Fairs and Festivals celebrated in India
are mentioned below:
The Pushkar Fair - Pushkar, Rajasthan
Carnival of Goa - spring festival of Goa
The Hemis festival - Ladakh
Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath - Puri, Orissa
Cattle Fair - Sonepur, Bihar
Purna or Maha Kumbh - Allahabad
Surajkund Crafts Fair - Haryana
Ganguar fair and festival of Baisakhi
Teej - monsoon festival of Rajasthan
Dusshera - Hindu festival
Rongali Bihu - harvest festival of Assam
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