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Popular Festivals in India



Planning to visit India during the festive season, It's time to start planning your trip now. We've put together a list of popular festivals in India. Diwali is the most popular festival among all these, and most of the travelers visit India during Diwali. Book your flights to India now.

  • Dussehra:

    Dussehra is a major Hindu festival in India and marks the victory of good over evil. Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day. People gather in grounds and burn the effigies of Ravana and his brothers. There are plenty of fireworks after that.

  • Diwali:

    Diwali is a famous festival in India. During the festival week of Diwali, people and relatives exchange sweets, gifts, and a basket of firecrackers on this day. On this day, Lord Rama returned his home after spending 14 years in exile. People lit houses and shops with candles and firecrackers are burnt in the city.

  • Holi:

    Holi is the festival of colors. It is a Hindu festival and mostly celebrated everywhere in India. People celebrate the festival by applying colors to each other.

  • Lohri:

    People celebrate the festival mostly in the Northern states of India in January. People eat Jaggery, Peanuts, and burn bonfire.

  • Rakhi:

    People celebrate this festival mostly in North India. On this festival, Sisters tie a wrist band to their brothers and ask for their safety and long lives.

  • Maha Shivratri:

    Maha Shivaratri is the most religious festival among Hindus in India. Followers of Lord Shiva go to temples for their prayers.

  • Ramadan:

    Ramadan is the festival of Muslims in India. During Ramadan, Muslims fast for a month during the festival. Muslims buys new clothes and friends, and family members meet each other. People offer prayers in the morning, and then feast continues until late night to celebrate Ramadan.

  • Janam Ashtami:

    It is the birth celebration of Lord Shri Krishna and is celebrated all over India. Hindu priests decorate the temples, and people offer special prayers to Lord Shri Krishna.

  • Basant Panchmi:

    Indians celebrate this festival at the end of winter in India. Kids fly kites on this festival.

  • Durga Puja:

    People celebrate Durga Puja mostly in West Bengal, Orissa, and Maharashtra states of India. During this festival, People do prayers of Goddess Durga and immerse idols of Goddess Durga in the water at the end of the festival.

  • Guru Purab:

    It is the birthday of first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Sikh parades are carried out all over India.