Top Indian Festivals – July – August 2016

India is one of those places in the whole world where festivals are more than celebration. People unite in the glory of peace, prosperity and happiness that these festivals bestow upon them. From the North to the South you can find that each and every place has significance in the variety of culture and traditions that they practice and the festivals they observe.

If you are planning to visit India, here are some of the festivals that you need to visit while you are in India during monsoons.

Don’t worry about your stay. If it is somewhere in South India you can find some beautiful resorts in Wayanad.

Here is a brief on the top Indian Festivals:

  • Champakulam Boat Race:

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Heard of the Snake Boat Race? You might have witnessed it, as it is quite popular and is viral.

Unlike any other boats, you will find that these boats resemble a big snake; it gets its name from the same.

The Boat Race is organized near to the tranquil backwaters of the famous Pampa River.

And, the river explodes with the thrill and joy of the approaching Boat Race weeks before it actually happens.

If you get a chance then, we would recommend you to visit the place weeks before the boat race happens because it will be roaring with oars and boats as the competitors get ready to have fun.

You will be astonished at the sight of those 100’s of teammates rowing to reach before the others.

It is usually organized on the 1st of July.

  • Kumbh Mela:

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There is hardly anyone who has not heard of the popular Kumbh Mela. It is one of those famous religious gatherings in the world where Sadhus gather to ponder thoughts about their faith and circulate information about the religion they practice.

In fact, the festival rotates across 4 different places of importance from the Hindu mythological point of view.

If you are here for the first time it would be one of the most amazing visuals to witness these millions of believers bathe in the festival of Kumbh Mela.

It is usually observed from the 14th of July to the 25th of September every year. Don’t miss it this year!

  • Nehru Snake Boat Race:

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Yes after the Champakulam Snake Boat Race, it is the Nehru Snake Boat Race that blesses the people of Kerala with awesomeness.

It usually happens in the serene backwaters of the world famous tourist destination, Alleppey.

It is in fact, one in a life time experience to witness these rowers propel across the Punnamada backwaters appeasing the on-lookers who cheer them in support.

It is organized on the Second Saturday of August.

  • Teej:

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Another important festival usually celebrated towards the Northern part of South India.

Teej is usually celebrated in the memory of the reunion of Lord Siva with his better half Goddess Parvati.

Rajasthan blooms in light, colors and happiness as people celebrate Teej.

It is usually celebrated from August 17th to August 18th. And, it is when married women observe fasting for the well-being of their husbands and kids.

These are some of the top Indian festivals.

If you are visiting South India during July to August, then do visit Wayanad and the nearby places too as these blooms in beauty. You can find a suitable stay at some of the resorts in Wayanad.

 

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