As we enter the last leg of winter, destinations across the country are gearing up for an artistic bonanza throughout the month of February. To indulge in the carnival-esque spirit of the month, these are the festivals in Indian that you just should not give a miss.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
, welcoming the spring season, revels in our brilliant Indian classical dances. Materialising against the backdrop of the temples in Khajuraho, these dances pay tribute to our forgotten heritage and culture. From Shiva’s Tandav to Krishna’s Raas Leela, every traditional dance form of our country finds expression in this festival.
Surajkund International Crafts Mela
A splash of colours, rhythmic beats and the finest handicrafts is what characterises this festival
. Held during the first fortnight of February, the mela attracts more than a million visitors every year. Among the several states participating, Jharkhand is featuring as the theme state this year.
Born2C organizes special trips to Surajkund Crafts Mela daily.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
4 to 12 February, Mumbai
This is a nine-day-long annual festival organised by the Kala Ghoda Association
. This festival offers a kaleidoscope of events ranging from music, art, dance, heritage walks, special events for children, exhibitions and seminars. And the entry is absolutely free!
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Besides a parade of camels, watch out for some unique competitions like the best mustache competition, turban-tying competition and even a Mr Desert pageant. This festival
offers you the finest opportunity to experience the sandstone city of Jaisalmer at its best.