News Years’ isn’t even over and January 2019 promises to bring in even more flavours.
Here are some of the main events that will keep us busy throughout January. Don’t miss them and book yourself for these incredible events as soon as possible.
Kumbh Mela –
The much anticipated and famous Kumbh Mela is regarded as the biggest religious gathering in the world and has been included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.
A smaller ardh (half) version of it happens every six years in Allahabad.The famed Naga sadhus descend here in all their splendour and mystery. Don’t miss the experience. Booking need to be ascertained soon as 2 crore people are reportedly going to be in Prayag this year.
When: January 14 to March 4, 2019.
Where: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
The Kite Festival –
Gujarat is home to the magnificent kite festival. This happens on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankrant, and people compete with each other to succeed in bringing down other kites and winning themselves. The kite designs are novel, beautiful and royal. Some examples are the Malaysian wau-balang kite, the American banner kites, the Chinese flying dragon kites and more.
When: 6 – 14 January
Where: Sabarmati River Front, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival –
Known as the world’s largest literature conglomeration, the festival welcomes close to 2,000 speakers and a million book lovers. This year some of the speakers include Aarathi Prasad, Alexander Mccall Smith, Guneet Monga to name a few. It is a global coming together of litterateurs, authors and the best speakers across genres.
When: 24 – 28 January
Where: Jaipur, Rajasthan
India Art Fair –
Delhi is host to the well regarded India Art Fair. The fair promotes art and culture through large-scale installations, conversations, screenings, performances, live events, and other exciting activities. The fair also features artists and speakers from some of the world’s leading art organisations.
When: 31 January – 3 February
Where: New Delhi
Mamallapuram Indian Dance Festival –
The open-air Indian Dance Festival is held against a background of rock sculptures in the beach town of Mamallapuram, near Chennai is ethereal. It runs for a month, and showcases more than 60 classical and folk dance forms from all over India.
When: December 23 to January 23
Where: Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.
Rann Utsav –
An experience that beats all others of this kind. The beautiful white desert of Kutch, moonlit nights, sensual breeze, local flavours, the Rann Utsav showcases the region’s culture and heritage in a unique manner.
Folk dances, music, adventure sports, handicrafts, food stalls are some of the attractions.
When: Ongoing until February 20, 2019.
Where: Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Sun Splash –
Don’t miss India’s largest reggae festival that promises to be as international in its action, as any other can be.
Conducted on the beach, this festival brings Goa alive in a renewed energy. Book your tickets now.
When: January 12-13, 2019.
Where: Mandrem beach, North Goa.