Harvest season is the time when whole of India comes together to celebrate their harvest. The air is full of festivity and joy. And this story is repeated in almost every state. Giving you an insight into some of the best known and celebrated Harvest festivals of India.
1. THRISSUR POORAM:
If in Kerela anytime around April 21, do not miss the opportunity to be part of this spectacular temple festival. The Maharaja of erstwhile Kochi state, Sakthan Thampuran was the one who started to celebrate this festival in the Malyalam month of Medom which falls in either April or May. The highlights of this festival includes cultural performances by the best of artists from all around over the state as well as the grand processions from Devi Temple and Krishna Temple. Not to forget to mention the spell bounding decorated elephant parade which simply steals the show. Fireworks keeps the sky glittered during night. This festival is celebrated over a span of 8 days and what enthralls everyone is the effort by respective groups of Nine temples to prove themselves the best.
Tulips and India were never associated to each other. Whenever one wished to admire the beauty of these flowers they always thought of Holland. But not anymore. Indian soil and that too the most picturesque soil of Kashmir gives you the privilege of enjoying Tulips. The Tulip garden festival is celebrated every year at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Garden, Srinagar. April 5 to April 15th is the perfect time to visit this festival as the garden is in full bloom during this time. After this heat spoils the flowers and they wilt. Spread over an area of 5 hectares it is treat for one’s eyes as well as senses to see the beauty of the blooming flowers.
3. RONGALI BIHU
Bihu, the harvest festival of Assam, is the time when whole of the Assam comes alive. Rongali Bihu marks the starting of the new year according to the Hindu Calender. One can sight celebrations after every mile as every community and society is celebrating Rongali Bihu with traditional feasts as well as games. Watch out the Bihu dancers dancing to the Bihu music as well as indulge in some mouth savoring feast like Pitha, larus ad Jolpan. So be in Assam around the April 14th every year and simply get swayed by the celebrations and festivities.
4. BEACH BONANZA:
The Beach Bonanza is a popular beach festival celebrated in the Colva region of Goa. To have a peek into the Goan lifestyle it is best to be part of this 60 day festival. Be at the Benaulium beach as well as Colva beach to get yourself engulfed into the unlimited fun and entertainment. When at the beaches do enjoy the singing and dancing competitions organised by the event management. Also not to miss the mouth watering Goan delicacies that are a must to try during the festival. In case one wishes to simply laze around on the beaches or indulge in some Dolphin cruises then also be there for the festival. Indeed a complete amalgamation of fun and leisure is what one would experience during this Beach Bonanza.