These events that take place throughout the year speak volumes about its ‘larger than life’ spirit of celebrating life in a grand style in India. The bliss and delight manifold when these unique displays of rich cultures meet the thrill of road trip adventures. So, set the dates to be a part of some special festivals and be prepared to make some unforgettable memories!
Karthighai Deepam, Tamil Nadu (December 2, 2017)
The spectacular festival of Lights, popularly celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and Kerala, Karthigai Deepam, fetes the power and immense energy of fire. The festival is observed for ten days before the main lighting event where a lofty fire lamp is lit on the top of Mount Arunachala on a full-moon night, making it even more magical. The ambience gets distinctly energetic with a vibrancy that fills the travellers with a new energy and vigor.
Hornbill Festival, Nagaland (December 1 – 10, 2017)
Nagaland is an adventure-lovers’ paradise at any given time of the year given its diverse indigenous tribes. One of the many Festivals that is hosted in throughout the state is the Hornbill Festival. Celebrated with the greatest zeal and enthusiasm by the tribals, each year the festival attracts tourists from all over the country. Named after the bird – hornbill, which has a certain significance in the area’s legends and stories, this festival of festivals celebrates all the blessings of God from agriculture to the age-old traditions. Driving down here during this festival will be a unique experience to witness a different celebration style of the cherished heritage and old traditions.
Konark Festival, Odisha (December 1-5, 2017)
Konark is an international attraction for its unparalleled ancient architecture displayed through mammoth temple complexes. Embracing it further is the Konark festival that is a celebration of cultural arts especially various traditional dance forms. Artists from all around the world gather here to showcase the best of classical dance performances of India. The grandeur of the dance performances by the extremely talented artists in the backdrop of magnificent sun-temple is a spellbinding sight to behold. Besides, there are other enthralling activities to enhance the overall travel experience of the visitors. To be a witness of this opulent event, pick the best compact sedan, Ford Aspire that comes with spacious interiors and advanced safety features to make this trip even more gratifying.
Bhogali Bihu (January 15, 2018)
Bihu is the most important festival of Assam which is celebrated in a set of three sub-festivals. The one celebrated in January, Bhogali Bihu is mainly about the food culture of the entire state as it signifies the end of the harvesting season and is celebrated with a great fervour with people making merry, feasting, singing and dancing clad in the traditional Assamese attires. This feast makes a great opportunity to travel to the surreal expanses of our country.
Modhera Festival (January 19-21, 2018)
Bringing together the cultural ethos of various regions expressed in the form of dance, the Modhera Festival in Gujarat is a unique occurrence hosted annually that flaunts the glory and splendour of golden age in the backdrop of the magnificent Sun Temple of Modhera. Paying a visit to this three-day festival is an ideal opportunity to venerate and celebrate the inherited treasure of performing arts of the country while traversing back in time sitting in the lap of golden history.
Losar Festival (February 16, 2018)
Known for their cheerful nomadic spirits and harmonious nature, celebrate the biggest festival of Indo-Tibetans- Losar Festival- which is observed yearly in Leh with excitement and warmth by decorating the monasteries and organizing local dances and feasts to welcome their New Year. This festival is a symbol of celebrating life and respecting all the people and their cultural interests. As picking up the right car for the tough terrain of Leh is crucial, Ford Endeavour makes for one of the best vehicle choices.
Goa Carnival (February 10-13, 2018)
Continuing the fun and festivities mood of the state, the Goa Carnival, observed annually in February, celebrates the culture and cuisine of Goa in grandeur. This carnival sees millions of visitors from all corners of the globe arriving in the tiny emerald of Goa and indulging in feasting and revelry with great gusto and zeal. Pick the amazing New Ford Ecosport for that perfect ‘Goa Roadtrip’ with your friends.
So, get ready to experience the rich diversity from around the country and feel the enlightenment within.