5 Most Popular Winter Festivals in India

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Winter- the season of cold northern wind has arrived India. Are you ready to welcome it? Let’s come out of the warmth of your blanket and get set for the carnivals. The land of the festival is calling you with arms stretched. Let’s see some options:

Kite Festival, Gujarat

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International Kite Festival or locally Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti is one of the most popular and big festivals of Gujarat. The day of the festival is considered as one of the most important and auspicious harvest-day in India, Uttarayan festival occurs on 14 January of each year during the Makar Sankranti and lasts until 15 January.

Camel Festival, Bikaner

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The Camel Festival is one of the lively and colorful festivals organized in Bikaner by the Rajasthan Tourism, every year in the month of January. Folk dances, Music, Art, and Culture plus the display of rare camel performances like camel races, camel dances, and the jerky, body shivering camel rides are the main lures of the Camel Festival.

Manali Winter Carnival

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The Winter Carnival in Manali, Himachal Pradesh offers a range of attractions to entertain every single visitor. This Carnival offers spectacular folk dances, winter sports and a chance to enjoy the sights and of Manali.

Goa Carnival

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The Goa Carnival is celebrated each year in the month of February and also is one of the most prevalent and much-anticipated festivals in all over the world. You can enjoy the true colors of Goa during the three-day event of Goa Carnival with fun, food, entertainment and hang over.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

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The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a brilliant opportunity to experience the golden city of Jaisalmer and surroundings in the desert of Thar. Camel parade, fancily dressed, camel polo, camel races and life and culture of the desert, followed by music and dance performances are the activities are the top attractions and Places to visit in Jaisalmer. (ref: www.walkthroughindia.com/festivals/10-popular-winter-season-festivals-india/)

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