If it seems like there’s a never ending supply or festivals and celebrations in India, that’s because there is. If you want to know what’s happening, where, when and why, this article offers the answers.
There’s a never ending supply of festivals and celebrations in Delhi, so stripping this list down to just a dozen wasn’t easy. Here goes, these are the best of the best.
Holi is here and that means Indian’s have another excuse to celebrate the victory of good or evil with a great sweet. The gujjia is only available for a short time, so make sure when playing colours you get stuck into this special Holi Sweet.
This month is not all about holi. Sure, a lot of colours are about to be thrown around, but there’s also a yoga festival in Rishikesh, a water festival in Rajasthan and a Buddhist ritual in enjoy in Sikkim. Find out more inside.
Wondering what Maha Shivratri on Friday 24th February is all about and who Lord Shiva is? Here’s a 101 introduction to Lord Shiva, the Lord of Dance, the husband of Parvati, the father of Ganesha and the God that saved the world but turned blue in the process.
Amazing festivals, fairs and carnivals taking place across India this February. Pack a bag, start travelling and get ready to experience incredible India.
There’s at least one festival or celebration happening every day in February, but we’ve focused in on the big ones and unbundled what happens to give you an idea of what’s going on, where and why. Want to know more? Read on.
Who know’s how many festivals and celebrations take place in India each year, but if you want to know what happens, where, when and why, look here.
Republic Day is on the way and Indian’s are getting ready to celebrate one of the biggest days of the year. Here’s why the 26th January is such a special day and a quick fire run down of Republic day facts.
Keep to your exercise regime in January, so you can reward yourself at these four food festivals in February. Yum. Lets eat.
Lohri is big. It’s bigger than Holi, the festival of colours, for many north Indians. With the sun at its furthest point from the earth, the Rabi (winter crop) harvested and the cold weather settling in, it’s time to celebrate nature’s bounty with loved ones and keep warm by the bonfire.
Suffering from the new year blues? Then dance them away at one (or all) of these five festivals
The Kila Raipur Sports Festival, popularly known as the Rural Olympics, is the main event in the Punjab’s sporting calendar. Every year thousands compete to be crowned champions at events including Bullock Cart Racing, Tent Pegging and Loading and Offloading a trolley of paddy. Sounds amazing, no?
Wondering if you should go to Rajasthan over the next few months? You should. Not only is it an awesome place, there’s plenty of festivals coming up over the next few months to make it even better.
India is massive. There’s so much to do it’s difficult to know where to start. Here’s four travel tips to help when planning a trip.
If you thought the biggest celebration in the Hindu calendar was Diwali you were right, but for Biharis Chaath Puja comes a very close second. Preparation starts today with the celebrations coming to a climax on the 5th and 6th November
It’s Diwali and that means it’s time to indulge in sweets like you’ve never done before (apart from last year that is). Dilliwalahs go mad for mithaee (sweets) over the next few weeks, so here’s a sweet guide to help you get stuck in
Delhi’s sizeable Bengali community celebrated Durga Puga in style last week. Bengal may be the festival’s spiritual home, but Bengali’s wherever they live don’t mess about when it comes to matters that involve Ma Durga.
Returning home to Dilli from the UK early last week, India didn’t waste a second in reminding me why I love her. A jam packed calendar of festival means that everything was suddenly full on. And it is not over yet. Diwali is coming.
Are you ready? You better be. Festival season is about to hit hard and fast. Here’s a run down of what’s on, when and where so you don’t miss out.
If you’re in the market for camel (or some cattle or horses for that matter) then get yourself to Pushkar in November. This small village in the Rajasthan desert comes to life during the annual Pushkar Camal Fair. Its offers everything you would expect from India and a whole lot more.
It’s the 11th day of Ganesha Chaturthi and Hindu’s across India are getting ready to immerse the elephant headed god in lakes, rivers and seas. In praise of the remover of obstacles, here’s a rundown of what’s on Lord Ganesha’s CV.
It’s Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday) and it’s time to celebrate. Today’s blog post pays tribute Lord Krishna on his birthday with some cows facts, some cow fiction and a some cow and bull photographs. Lord Krishna, the Lord of Love and an avatar of Lord Vishnu, frequently depicted playing a flute with a herd of…
Are you ready? I hope so. A busy few months of festivals and celebrations is about to begin. This month there’s five dates to mark in the diary. Namaste New Delhi’s guide will give you all the information you need to know about what’s happening, when, where and why. Here goes. Teej will be celebrated…
There’s lots of exciting things to think about when planning an adventure in India. There’s so many magical things to see that it’s easy to forget about some of the more mundane stuff. I always make the time to think about four things before planning a trip. Safety and Security I’ve always felt safe and…