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Postby sunanda » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:03 am

Deccan Festival
(Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

Every year gracious Hyderabad comes alive during the Deccan Festival. There are cultural programmes with ghazal nights, quawalis and mushairas, typical of the city. A pearl and bangle fair displays beautiful creations in pearl and multi-hued bangles, that are local specialities. A food festival serves the best of Hyderabad's famous cuisine to visitors.
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Chapchar Kut
(Mizoram)

A lively festival in Mizoram celebrates the arrival of spring. It is an occasion for dance, music and feasting.
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Rose Festival

(Chandigarh, Punjab)

The biggest Rose Show in the country is held at the famous Rose Gardens at Chandigarh. varieties of magnificent roses are on display during this two-day festival.
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Desert Festival
(Jaisalmer, Rajasthan)

A three day long extravaganza of color, music and festivity at the golden city of Jaisalmer. Fire dancers sway to traditional tunes and there is a turban-tying competition that you can try your hand at. Camel rides and folk dances at the sand dunes are an added attraction. Held in the months of January-February, the Desert Festival exudes a delightful spirit. For three days, the otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes to life and is clustered with hordes of colorfully dressed people.
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Elephant Festival
(Mumbai, Maharashtra)

This festival is held across the Mumbai harbour, on the Elephanta Island, near the world renowned Elephanta Caves (A World Heritage Site). This feast of music and dance, celebrated under the stars, transforms the entire island into a large auditorium.

The Elephanta Festival is a festival of Music and Dance organised by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). This festival is held annually in the month of February.

The Elephanta caves are a showcase of legends created around Lord Shiva, beautifully presented here in all his splendor in the rock cave temples. The festival also involves a boat ride from the Gateway of India in Mumbai to the Elephanta Islands. During the festival renowned dancers and musicians perform outside the caves, beneath a star-studded sky, to a select and appreciative audience. Special launch services and catering arrangements are provided for visitors.
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Taj Mahotsav
(Agra, Uttar Pradesh)

A ten day event that starts on 18th February each year in Shilpgram, the Taj Mahotsav showcases India's extensive arts, crafts and culture. There are festivities all around and Agra truly puts on the colors of joy and gets transformed into one non stop carnival. Organised by Uttar Pradesh Tourism, this annual event is held at the Shilpgram, right next to the Taj Mahal. The festivities commence with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendor - elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and mastercraftsmen. You can also be a part of the Food Festival and relish the cuisine of the interiors of Uttar Pradesh.
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Goa Carnival
(Goa)

The exuberant Goa Carnival is an annual feature that is held in mid- February, just before Lent. The week-long event is a time for lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars and graceful dances. Carnival in Goa is a non-stop 3-day festival of color, song and music, providing a healthy entertainment for all, young and old.
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Island Tourism Festival
(Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands)

This is a ten day long festival of dance, drama and music. The festival projects the island’s eco-friendly image, holding exhibitions that display arts and crafts, flora and fauna and marine life. This fortnight long festival organized by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration every year during the months of December - January, and is the main festival of the islands. The festival comprises an exhibition, cultural programs and competitions.
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Postby cooldivya » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:28 am

Very informative
looking forward to a list of festivals celebrated in May and June.
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Postby Nikhilesh » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:49 am

The festival projects the island’s eco-friendly image, holding exhibitions that display arts and crafts, flora and fauna and marine life.
There are cultural programmes with ghazal nights, quawalis and mushairas, typical of the city. A pearl and bangle fair displays beautiful creations in pearl and multi-hued bangles, that are local specialities. A food festival serves the best of Hyderabad's famous cuisine to visitors.
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Postby vidya » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:14 am

So many festivals...great info...
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Re: Indian Festivals - feburary

Postby 500aday » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:55 pm

Hi,
Nice article on festivals.

I will love if someone list here each and every indian festivals whether
smallest or biggest with dates (doesn't matter if no further detail there).
Thanks
Ravi :mrgreen:
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