India’s Famous Festivals and Events in April
The month of April is a sign of a new life. For many, spring is a recreational season. You can feel the energy in nature itself with trees, plants, animals and the eloquent insects coming into life after a torrid and harsh winter. People all over the globe cherish this time with Spring Breaks. This year, you should live this invigorating season with the festivals of India. India is perhaps the best country to feel the energy of celebration with a mix of culture. After Holi, a carnival of jovial colours in March, the people of India are fastening their seat belts for some amazing celebrations in the month of April. Join them to savour a feast for you and your family. Here, take a look at major upcoming festivals and events of India in April.
1. Mewar Festival, Udaipur
This festival is perfection in itself and often coincides with the arrival of April. The enticing fact about the festival is that its history takes us to the foundation of Udaipur. The people of this city celebrate and love this commemoration as their very own. The occasion starts with a procession that is taken in various parts of the enigmatic city and culminates at the Lake Pichola. The event is marked by the confluence of graceful dancing, joyful singing and an exuberant celebration of cultural programmes. The forts and palaces of Udaipur just add to the charisma of Mewar festival.
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Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Luxury Rajasthan Tour
2. Tulip Festival, Srinagar
Our very own Srinagar challenges the elegancy of the popular tulip field in Amsterdam. Kashmir just cannot let the world relax when it comes to pristine beauty. Its annual tulip festival is well worth the reason to travel Srinagar. Given that tulips bloom for only a period of 2 weeks makes it a visit to the land of paradise a necessity. Spread over 5 hectares and an overlooking Dal Lake, the festival will overwhelm you with some florid loveliness. Crimson, golden, striped, purple, streaked, red, orange are just a few of the glorifying range the festival showcases. The fragrance of the occasion will definitely spell-bound you.
Suggested Tour : 7 Nights – Srinagar Ladakh Tour
3. Baisakhi Mela, Punjab
It’s an old saying in India that the Punjabis know how to celebrate. Add Baisakhi Mela to their incorporated revelling DNA and you will witness one of the most heartfelt and wildly distinguished festivals in India. Being a harvest festival, Baisakhi itself rejoices life in its core form. The culture of Punjab becomes its purest form during the festival with folklore music and Bhangra. You can feel the thumping energy of people engraved in blissful enthusiasm. The multitude of cuisines in its saga of feast makes the festival an idyllic favourite.
Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Tour
4. Mopin Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
You may have read countless stories of the captivating North-East Indians but every time a new story brings a series of unthinkable adventure. The story of Mopin festival in Arunachal Pradesh resembles so. The people of Along-Basar-Bame celebrate Mopin as a harvest festival and as a measure to keep the evil spirits away. It involves a folklore dance “popir dance” performed by some very skilful local tribes’ women. The locally made rice wine (apong) during the festival is a pleasure that comes once in a while.
5. Godwar Festival, Udaipur
Godwar festival near Udaipur is the traditional mela that we were used to back in the 80s and 90s. First of all, the venue of this fiesta is the dry valley region Ranakpur. It brings out the best of Rajput heritage and opens up for an adventurous week. From turban-tying competition to bullock cart rides, Godwar festival imbibes the true show of a culturally rich country. The Rajasthani songs are accompanied with some heavy feasts ultimately letting you relax in the wildlife safaris. This festival will define a new meaning of party for you, which by the way is a million miles ahead from our lame booze discs.
Suggested Tour : 10 Days – Rajasthan Agra and Varanasi Tour
6. Kadammanitta Padavani, Kerala
South India is never far from boasting off its celebrations. When the north oozes in its loud dramatic festivities, the south soothes itself with a mesmeric merriment of its local festivities. Kadammanitta Padavani is an event annually carried forward by the locals of Kerala. Kerala has always been attached with liberty, and this event’s dance form substantiates the same. Padayani originated from the depth of Travancore and involves a rhythmic synchronisation between melodious folklore music and heavy drumming. The use of various masks engraving Kalan (God of death), Yakshi (fairy), Pakshi (birds) and Bhairavi (Kali) reminisces the core Hindu mythology.
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Suggested Tour : 8 Days – Discover of Kerala Tour (Culture, Wildlife, Beaches)
7. Sankat Mochan Music Festival, Varanasi
The holy city Varanasi will never be behind when it comes to revelries. The Hanuman Jayanti in April brings an arrival of Sankat Mochan Music festival in the city toured by the river Ganga. The people who consist of the locals, pundits, and tourists come in tandem to highlight the musical event held from dawn till dusk. The participatory dance shows are just the evidence of how much raw energy this place has. The rituals consisting of aartis and the sights of monkeys looting fruits creates a euphoric pleasure which can only happen in Banaras. The carnival of Lord Hanuman just never ceases to boggle the onlookers.
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Suggested Tour : 9 Days – Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour (Ganges Tour)
8. Thrissur Pooram, Kerala
Kerala is always associated with elephants. Thrissur Pooram is the place you should visit this April if you want to come closer to the enriching performance of man, elephant and music! As many as 30 elephants are decorated with every possible kind of traditional supplies. It becomes a visual treat to see how these lavishly bedecked elephants assemble in the tunes of 250 musical artists. Ornamental displays and drum concerts add to the appeal of the event. The ecstatic firework display as the sun takes a dip into the waters closes the evening with emphatic satisfaction.
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Suggested Tour : 7 Days – Tamilnadu Kerala Culture Tour
9. Goa Food and Cultural Festival, Panaji
Goa is like the adrenaline state of India. You can feel the part of its history the moment you land. Its Food and culture festival is just an anecdote of the liveliest place in India. The food carnival is place spread with multi-national cuisines, sea foods, Goan specials, and also the homemade food. Cooking competitions, exotic cocktails and live feni distillation make up for a great time. Adding to that, many of the musical bands of India and foreign add to the cultural fiesta. The Goa festival lives up to its expectations and fashions a long lasting memory of its influence in the minds of people.
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Suggested Tour : 4 Days – Goa Beaches Tour
10. Attuvela Mahotsavam, Kerala
Another Keralan delight. This time we shift our focus from elephants to temples and waterways. Attuvela Mahotsavam is an engrossing water carnival that has its root connected to a legend in which Goddess of Kodungalloor is welcomed in the state with her sister. The event starts with festooned and illumined models of the temples of Kerala floating across the water bodies. The moving entourage is supported with the temple music playing inside each of the models. The lightening of the replicas combines with the dusky evenings to reciprocate a heavenly view. The spectacle is widely adored by the people of Kerala and definitely calls for a visit.
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Suggested Tour : 13 Days – Kerala Beaches & Forests Tour
As you can see, the arrival of April carries such vigour and colour into our senses. Be proactive and start to plan your days as these enchanting events only happen annually and you are too special to miss any of it.