Winters. Makes you lazy. You get lethargic. All your work gets delay. But in the same time you get holidays to enjoy. To spend time with your family. To complete all incomplete plans with your friends. To enjoy boozy bonfire parties. A boozy brunch with your family. These all give you a chance to escape this monotonous and tiresome life. To make best of your winter holidays, you can enjoy these 6 best winter festivals.This winter be a bit less cozy with yourself. Add these festivals to your zeal to travel for. Putting a blanket over yourself, is what every ones does. Challenge yourself and bring your inside wanderer into spotlight. Go out. And adore the season. Here you go with the 6 best winter festivals in India:
1. SUNBURN FESTIVAL- GOA
Yes. Goa. If you are heading to Goa to enjoy this Christmas and new year eve. Then you are absolutely on right time. Goa, will not only offer you a boozy party, sun bath on those beautiful beaches but also a Sunburn festival; where your dull routine can get fade by the EDM. this festival line-up around 150 artists. And genres such as dub step, house and psy trance. Moreover, you can enjoy sunset cruises, adventure sports and after party food and drinks. You can enjoy this festival every year between 28-31 December.
2. RANN UTSAV- KUTCH,GUJARAT
How much India is rich in heritage and culture, you will get to know in this Kutch Mahostav or Rann Utsav. During winter for four months from November to February you are going to experience the desert at its best. During winter, the desert becomes the land of folk lovers. The festival mainly focuses on full moon night. You will get to feel you are in heaven when the sand of desert looks white on full moon night. Live music concert, dance performances,folk music, handicrafts bazaar, food stalls and much more you will get to have an enriching experience of Indian culture. For stay you will get plenty of tents in Dhordo border.
3. HORNBILL FESTIVAL- NAGALAND
Hornbill festival is named after a bird. This festival counts every single thing of the state, Nagaland. Beginning, from there tradition to culture. This week long festival is fusion of Nagaland’s 16 tribes, color, dance, music, art, food and much more. During the day, you will enjoy the drum beats and folk songs, head-hunting rituals, performance of war dance, and other small games. In evening, you will have bike and car rallies and a fashion show where the textile of Nagaland gets highlighted. Meanwhile, you can shop there handicraft products, beaded jewellery, bamboo products and for food you can experience the tribal hut’s local cuisine such as rice beer and much like.
4. INTERNATIONAL SAND ART FESTIVAL AND KONARK FESTIVAL- ODISHA
In Konark, world famous UNESCO heritage site; the Sun Temple was designed as Sun god Surya’s cosmic chariot. The temple consist of many magnificent features which will attract you more,to visit the place,Konark. One spectacular thing about this temple is that, it has a huge wheel where galloping horses, many mythological signs, rulers, animals are carved in it. The Sun Temple act as framework for Konark festival. You will get to enjoy many dance forms, like Odissi, Kathak,Bharatanatyam and Manipuri.If you want to double the enjoyment, you can visit International Sand Art Festival at Chandrabhaga Beach. There, from every corner of the world you will get to see artist designing amazing sculptures from sand and water, which will keep you speechless.
5. MAGNETIC FIELDS FESTIVAL- RAJASTHAN
This is a three day music festival. From 15 to 17 December. With exploring the beauty of pink city you are going to get a spectacular night long music delight, pop-up parties, morning yoga sessions, workshops held by local artisans, costume balls and in every small distance you are going to find food stalls with their local delicacies. The Alsisar Mahal turns the dream into reality, of living in hand painted haveli. This Mahal is famous for its artistic and vivid designs. The 17th century Mahal is modified to hotel at Shekhavati; is an open art gallery which showcase the articles of both Indian and International artists. You will enjoy a luxury living over there, all the antique furnitures, walls and ceilings are brilliantly painted and designed.
6. DECEMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL- CHENNAI
This 15 days jamboree is held between 15 December to 01 January every year. How much the south side of India is rich in its culture, you will get to know by this festival. The year ends in Chennai by exhibiting the inborn talents in music field. You will get to hear all the finest voice concerts. This month is considered as one of the best month in the whole year as this festival marks the first conference held by Madras Music Academy. What this festival focuses on is all types of traditional form of music, Instrumental and Vocal Carnatic Music.
These winter festivals is just a list to poke you out of the blanket this winter and give your wanderer a push to enjoy and adore the season to the fullest despite being lethargic. Remember these festivals, while you visit these places in winter. These are nothing but an add on to your zeal to travel for. If you want your wanderer life, to be overwhelmingly good; then go out and relish to last.