Must See Cultural Fests in India! #Superbloggerchallenge2018

My favorite childhood memories go back to the fairs I had attended as a kid. The colorful shops & playing on the rides or enjoying the food at the fests! The child in me still enjoys these fun fares & cultural festivals. Here is my list of must-see cultural fests in India.

  • SurajKund Mela, Faridabad

It is the largest crafts fair in the world organized in February each year. The festival showcases national & international handicrafts. There are cultural evenings where renowned artists perform. Each year the festival is celebrated in partnership of another country & is themed around an Indian state. This year’s partner nation was Kyrgyzstan & Uttar Pradesh was chosen as theme. I have been visiting it since last two years and always enjoy the rich diversity of arts & food it provides. I had tasted the best Pita Bread & humus here at a Turkish food joint last year.

How to reach – You can reach Surajkund District, Faridabad from Delhi by taking private cabs or your own vehicle.

  • KalaGhoda Festival, Mumbai

This festival was started with an objective to preserve the heritage & art district of South Mumbai. It is also organized in the month of February when the weather is pleasant and one can enjoy long hours outdoor. Here also a large conglomeration of handiwork & recycled art pieces from all over the country is present. Also, there is a different section for children to enjoy and exhibit their arts.

How to reach – You can reach venue of Kalaghoda Festival from CST station or Churchgate station either by foot or shared taxis.

  • Chitra Santhe, Bengaluru

It is a single day Arts festival organized by the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in month of January. If you are looking for paintings, caricatures and murals or home decorations items then this is definitely a to go destination. The festival is spread across a single road & it is cordoned off for traffic for the day.

How to reach- Bengaluru is well-connected by rail, road & air to different parts of the country.

  • HornBill Festival, Nagaland

It is held in December each year. Nagaland has a tribal rich heritage which depend mostly on agriculture. The festival is organized by the government to promote the cultural heritage of Nagaland & increase inter-tribe communications. You can be a part of the Nagaland culture and enjoy their food, songs & dance. I have not visited it yet & it’s a part of my to-do list!

How to reach – You need to travel to Naga Heritage Village located in Kisama, approximately 12 km from the state capital Kohima.

  • Tawang Festival, Arunachal Pradesh

It is an extravagant festival organized in month of October by the government of Arunachal Pradesh. The start of festival is marked by Sebang – the religious rally of monks from the Tawang monastery to the festival site. It showcases the Buddhist religious functions & traditional dances. The Buddhist influence attracts me to this festival & I intend to visit it this year.

How to reach – You can reach Tawang from Tezpur by road. Tezpur also has an airport so you can either reach by both air or road here.

  • Lucknow Mahotsav, Lucknow

This festival is closest to my heart as I have been visiting it since childhood. It is organized each year in winters and highlights the Nawabi Culture of Lucknow. There are stalls for showcasing art, craft and culture of the city. From buying Chikan clothes to enjoying Chicken delicacies – you can do it all. It was an annual ritual from us to visit Lucknow Mahotsav with family & friends. Even today I try to plan my vacations around the same time frame so as to enjoy this festival.

How to reach- Lucknow is easily reachable by rail, road & air travel from all parts of the country.


Have you visited any of these festivals? Which of them is your favorite. Do share your fondest memory of a cultural fest with us!

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15 thoughts on “Must See Cultural Fests in India! #Superbloggerchallenge2018

    Sayeri Bhattacharya

    (9th May 2018 - 17:34)

    Incredible Indian and it has so many things to explore. Didnt know about these festivals. Thanks for sharing


      (13th May 2018 - 12:56)

      Definitely there is too much to explore in our country. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚


    (9th May 2018 - 16:42)

    Faridabad is my place. really feel good to see my city name.


      (10th May 2018 - 00:21)

      Surajkund mela is worth a mention. πŸ™‚

    Papri Ganguly

    (9th May 2018 - 13:04)

    This Mela looks so colorful and vibrant. I also feel nostalgic vising such fair


      (10th May 2018 - 00:21)

      Oh yes, the fair make us nostalgic and remind us of the childhood. πŸ™‚


    (8th May 2018 - 20:15)

    Planned many times but couldnt visit! It is a huge hit.


      (9th May 2018 - 10:34)

      You should definitely visit the festivals next year.Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚


        (9th May 2018 - 11:29)


    Snehal Joshi

    (24th February 2018 - 14:13)

    Mylapore fest is one of the biggest cultural festival in Chennai. Lovely list of cultural fests. I so wish to go to Kalaghoda sometime.. A nice read..


      (1st March 2018 - 16:54)

      Thanks for visiting! πŸ™‚

    Sitharaam Jayakumar

    (22nd February 2018 - 22:58)

    Thanks for bringing the festivals celebrated all around India. These festivals reflect on the cultural diversity of the country. #Superbloggerchallenge2018


      (22nd February 2018 - 23:21)

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚


    (22nd February 2018 - 22:18)

    I really had no idea about such incredible festivals. I would love to attentd the Kala Ghoda one someday I hope. #Superbloggerchallenge2018


      (9th March 2018 - 22:21)

      Glad you liked! Do attend Kalaghoda festival whenever you can, its a wonderful event to enjoy. πŸ™‚

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