Winter Festivals To Celebrate In India


Woolen garments wrapped up on your body show the sign of winter onset. It is during that time of the year when you simply want yourself to be caressed with the warmth of either sun or the quilt. A cup of brewing coffee adds an icing on the cake. Again, if you plan out a vacation away from work, it feels heavenly and more energetic. Most winter festivals of India are held in the month of December and January. The first and the last month of the year is full of festivity in each state of the country. Cold is nipped in the air, the chilled winds breeze across you, bonfires warm up the aura to give you the festive mood. We are discussing about the winter season that brings in different festivals across the country.

Sunburn Festival-Goa


Since 2007, Sunburn Fest is organised in Goa, which is an electronic dance and music festival. In the three days fest, various DJs perform in different stages simultaneously creating sensational music. The stage attracts multitude at Candolim beach. The Fest is from 27th to 29th of December.

Magnetic Fields Festival- Rajasthan


Magnetic Fields is more than just music, it is a mosaic of contemporary culture and Rajasthani heritage. You arrive to the world full of adventures, experiences and memories that await to be cherished for a lifetime. Fresh Indian music, with live performance of international stars alongwith the cultural programmes of the local legends are sure to make your day. The festival is around the corner with dates fixed as 12th to 14th of December.

Rann Festival- Gujarat

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Illuminated camps in the dark, spending nights under the sky, tribals dressed in colourful attires, camels sitting peacefully is all you could see in the world’s largest salt desert, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. The desert springs into life and becomes a life of beauty during December. Embroidery of Kutch and sand dunes run parallel during the festivity. The wildlife forest near the state again gives you an opportunity for an adventurous trip. This festival is already in the run from 1st to 17th of December.

International Sand Art Festival- Odisha


The International Sand Art Festival shall be held at Chandrabhaga beach, Konark, Puri from 1st to 5th of December. This is the fourth edition of International Sand Art festival wher national and international sand maestros are expected to participate in the competition. Hurry up…The festival is already running from 1st to 5th of December.

Balloon Festival- Karnataka

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The Balloon Festival takes place in Mysore, Hampi and Bidar of Karnataka. You get to see the nature from the bird’s view. It is the best way to enjoy the nature, lush green grounds and colourful scenery above your head. The hot air colourful balloons are flown in the sky that gives a special joy and brings smile across faces. The festival mostly takes place during winters.

Mount Abu Winter Festival- Rajasthan

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The three day fest is held in Mount Abu, Rajasthan to portray various states of India. This is the ideal festival to get connected with the cultural traditions of the country. People get indulged in cultural programmes, air balloon flying, kite flying, cricket, gilli danda and many other things that simply mesmerize your mind and heart. The festival occurs every winter during December-January.

Kochi- Muziris Biennale- Kerala


This is an international exhibition of contemporary art that is held in Kochi, Kerala. Barring the exhibition, the Biennale offers talks, seminars, music, workshops and educational activities for the students. It is the first Biennale held in India. Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, painting, sculpture, new media, and art. This festival is about to start from 12th of December and would last till 29th of March.

Plan this season with vibrant colors of festive mood across different states and enjoy the warmth amidst the joy and glee to get a delightful touch in life away from daily hassle of work.