List of Festivals Organized in India

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

April 2020

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Tulip festival To display almost 48 varieties of tulips Indira Gandhi memorial tulip garden Srinagar, Kashmir
Bihu To celebrate the harvesting season Locals of Assam Assam
Shad suk Mynsiem As a thanksgiving dance festival Khasi tribe Meghalaya
Aoling festival To mark the beginning of spring season every year Konyark tribe Mon district in Nagaland
Chithirai festival To celebrate the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi Local Tamilians Tamil Nadu
Kadammanitta Padayani To celebrate the first month of Medam Local Malayalis Kerala
Mopin festival Celebrated as a harvest festival Alog, Basar, Bame Arunachal Pradesh
Urs festival In the memory of Sufi  saint Khwaja Mannudin Chishti Rajasthan tourism Ajmer, Rajasthan

March 2020

Name of the festival Purpose Organized by Held at
International Yoga Festival To offer Yoga classes from world-class Yoga teachers Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Chapchar Kut It is a harvest festival named after bamboo which is cut and dried for subsequent cultivation Local people of Mizoram Aizawl, Mizoram
Ezhara Ponnana To witness a spectacular procession of Golden elephants Kerala tourism Kottayam, Kerala
Attukal Pongala World’s largest gathering of women for religious activities Local women of Kerala Trivandrum, Kerala
Shigmo Goa’s state version of Holi Goa tourism Goa
Kavant Gher fair Rural harvest festival Rathva tribe Vadodara
Myoko To celebrate the rituals of prosperity, fertility, purification and sacrifice Apatani tribe Zero, Arunachal Pradesh
Bhandara festival It involves an astonishing amount of turmeric thrown all over the temples on Somvati Amavasya Local Marathi people Pune, Maharashtra
Gudi Padwa Shoba yatra To celebrate Maharashtrian new year Marathi local people Mumbai, Maharashtra
Gangaur To honour Goddess Gauri Local Rajasthani people Rajasthan

February 2020

Name of the festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Pondicherry heritage festival To conserve the town’s outstanding architectural legacy Local people of Pondicherry Pondicherry
Adivasi Mela To learn about Odisha’s tribal heritage Local tribes of Odisha Bhubneshwar, Odisha
India art fair To showcase modern and contemporary South Asian art MCH Group AG, Switzerland New Delhi
Sur Jahan World Peace Music festival It features top local and International Sufi musicians Bangla Natak Kolkata
Kala Ghoda Art festival To showcase the open-air exhibition and stage shows Kala Ghoda Association Mumbai
Surajkund International Crafts Mela To showcase the finest handlooms, handicrafts and Indian cuisine Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana tourism Faridabad
Indian Dorby It is India’s premier horse race Kingfisher Mumbai
Adoor Gajamela To showcase traditional art forms of Kerala Kerala tourism Adoor, Kerala
Baneshwar fair To showcase the cultural heritages of Rajasthani tribes Bhil tribe of Rajasthan Rajasthan
Udyanotsav To display hundreds of varieties of flowers and trees Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
Jaisalmer Desert festival To experience the sandstone city of Jaisalmer Rajasthan Tourism Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Arth-A culture fest To create a platform for the lovers of art and culture to learn and celebrate Indian culture Indira Gandhi National Centre for the art Delhi
Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav To present a combination of martial dance, classical and folk dances Odisha Dance academy Bhubneshwar, Odisha

January 2020

Name of the festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Pongal To celebrate the harvesting of crops Tamilians Tamil Nadu
Dhanu Jatra To celebrate the enactments of the mythological story of Lord Krishna and his demon uncle Kansa Local people of Odisha Odisha
Rann Utsav To showcase the cultural heritage of Gujarat Gujarat tourism Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Dhaatu International puppet festival To showcase and exhibit puppet parade and non-stop puppet shows Artisans from 5 countries including India and Italy Bangalore, Karnataka
Swathi Sangeetholsavam To pay tribute to the compositions of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Kerala tourism Trivandrum, Kerala
Chitra Santhe To showcase annual art fair Karnataka Chitrakala Parisath Bangalore, Karnataka
International Kite festival To celebrate Makar Sankranthi Gujarat tourism Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Sunsplash India’s largest raggue festival Goa tourism North Goa
Magh Mela Celebrated as Mini Kumbh Mela By pilgrims and sadhus Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Kenduli Mela To showcase West Bengal folk music West Bengal tourism West Bengal
Bird festival of Goa For bird spotting Goa forest department Valpoi, Goa
Rajarani Music festival To celebrate Odishi and Hindustani  music Musicians of Odisha Bhubneshwar, Odisha

December 2019

Name of the festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Magnetic field festival To celebrate the amalgamation of music, dance, arts, culture and adventurous sports Rajasthan tourism Alsisar palace, Rajasthan
Chennai music festival To host the musical extravaganza every year Madras music academy Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Golden Namchot To celebrate Tibetian new year Local residents of Ladakh mainly Buddhist Ladakh
The Cochin festival To celebrate Portuguese new year Kerala tourism Cochin, Kerala
Bishnupur festival In order to give a platform to local artisans to showcase and sell their handicrafts Artisans and craftsmen of West Bengal Bishnupur, West Bengal
Rajasthan winter festival In order to celebrate Rajasthani tradition and values Rajasthan tourism Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Kumbhalgarh festival To celebrate Rajasthani folk dance art and music Rajasthan tourism Udaipur, Rajasthan
Hornbill festival To celebrate the local life, heritage, food and art of Nagaland Different tribes of Nagaland Kohima, Nagaland
Hot air balloon festival To celebrate adventurous activities like flying in the hot air balloon
Konark festival For enhancing the awareness and interest in the cultural art forms of Orissa Folk dancers Sun temple, Konark, Orissa

November 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Hampi Festival To increase tourism and revenue in the state as well as relive the grandeur of the rich cultural history. Government of Karnataka Karnataka, India
Wangala Festival To conserve the ancient heritage of the Garo tribe and to expose the younger generation to their roots. Garo tribe of Meghalaya Meghalaya, India
Rann Utsav There is plenty of local food to indulge in and craft stalls to try new things. Tourism Department of Gujarat Kutch, Gujarat
International Yoga and Music Festival To create awareness among people regarding the benefits of yoga on the human mind, body and soul. Nada Yoga Trust Rishikesh, India
Pushkar Camel Fair It's a fascinating and peculiar sight, and a popular opportunity to witness an old traditional-style Indian festival. Rajasthan State Government Rajasthan, India
Guru Nanak Jayanthi It is this time of the year that the holy book is brought out of the temple and showcased to fellow Sikhs and tourists. Sikh Community Amritsar, Punjab
Sonepar Mela This Mela is being commemorated since 300 BC and is also the largest cattle fair in Asia. Government of Bihar Bihar, India
Indian Art Festival IAF creates and promotes Indian art fairs, as well as celebrate and encourage the artists. Delhi International Arts New Delhi, India
Bundi Festival This festival's main purpose is to keep the culture alive so that many people can get to know their roots. Rajasthan State Tourism Department Rajasthan, India

October 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Abhaneri Festival To promote rural tourism in Rajasthan Rajasthan tourism Jaipur, Rajasthan
Bathukamma It is a flower festival which celebrates life and the mother Godess during Navratri Regional devotees of Telangana Hyderabad, Telangana
Kabir Yatra It is a travelling folk music festival organized in Rajasthan Lokayan in partnership with Rajasthan tourism Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer
India Music Summit To engage with music from diverse genres India’s top music professionals Fairmont, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Rajasthan International folk festival To showcase the regional roots of music and the arts Rajasthan tourism Mehrangadh fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Mannarasala Ayilyam To worship snakes Brahmin priests of Kerala Alleppy, Kerala
Bhandara festival It involves throwing of astonishing amount of turmeric all over the temple premises Local people of Jejuri village in Maharashtra Jejuri village, Maharashtra
Tawang festival To showcase the culture of Arunachal Pradesh and to promote adventurous tourism Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Ashwa Poojan It marks the worshipping of horses Mewar royal family of Udaipur Udaipur, Rajasthan
Samsara Himalayan Edition To bring together Yoga and music lovers desiring health and joy from all over the World Aryamarga Yoga Bir village, Himachal Pradesh

September 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Athechemayam festival To celebrate the revolutionary victory of Raja of Kochi Kerala Tourism Ernakulam, Kerala
Neelamperoor Padayani Celebrated in the Malayalam month of Chingam Malayali Buddhists Kerala
Lonavala international Film Festival To showcase the work and creation of learners and famous filmmakers Triose Plaza Lonavala, Maharashtra
Ladakh festival To showcase the cultural extravaganza of the region Local people Leh and surrounding villages
Tarnetar fair To facilitate the search for a spouse by tribal communities Gujarat tourism Sundernagar, Gujarat
Chakradhar Samaroh 10 days classical music and dance festival in honor of the famous musician Chakradhar Singh Artists from all over the country Raigarh, Chattisgarh
Pune International literary festival To interact with authors in India Vishwakarma Publicationa and MIT World Peace University, Pune Pune, Maharashtra
Abhaneri festival To promote rural tourism in Rajasthan Rajasthan tourism Abhaneri village, Rajasthan
Payippad Snake boat race To commemorate the installation of the idol at Subramanya Swamy temple Local people of kerala Alleppy, Kerala
Adi Mahotsav The theme of Aadi Mahotsav is “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce” Ministry of Tribal Affairs Noida

August 2019

Name of the festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Nehru trophy snake boat race It is held in the memory of India’s late Prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru Locals of Kerala Alleppey, Kerala
Jhapan Mela To set up an exhibition of tricks with snakes Tribals of West Bengal Bishnupur, West Bengal
Covlong Point surf Music and Yoga festival Doing inspiring work for transforming the lives of young people Covlong Point Social Surf School Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Bonderam Festival A flag festival originated from the disputes over properties in villages Local people of Goa Panjim, Goa
Navroz Also called Parsi new year to mark the beginning of Iranian calender Parsi people In different parts of India
16th Everything About Water Expo 2019 To provide unparalleled business opportunities to both National as well as International players from the water industry EA Water Pvt. Ltd. Greater Noida
Annapoorna Anufood India 2019 An extraordinary platform  for the Indian food and beverage market Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce and Industries (FICCI)
Packplus 2019 To bring together the worldwide manufacturer and provider of machinery material and services for food, Pharma and packaging Next events Pvt. Ltd. Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

July 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Dree festival It is celebrated through sacrificial offerings to the God who protects agricultural crops Apatani tribe Arunachal Pradesh
Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey Motor cycle riders travel through some of the highest mountain passes in India Royal Enfield Chandigadh to Ladakh
Beh Dinkhlam It is celebrated after agricultural sowing is over Pnar tribe Meghalaya
Champakulam Boat race Oldest snake boat race of Kerala Locals of Kerala Pampa river, Kerala
Bonalu It is celebration of the Mother Goddess and Shakti Ujjaini Mahakali temple committee Telangana
Malabar river festival More than 15 countries participate in extreme race, boater cross and giant slolam categories Kerala tourism Kozhikode, Kerala
International Mango Festival It is an annual extravaganza in which more than 500 varieties of mangoes are exhibited Delhi tourism New Delhi
Karsha Gustor festival It celebrates the victory of good over evil Karsha monestry Ladakh
Nishagandhini Monsoon music festival A music and dance festival to witness all the popular and traditional dance forms Kerala tourism Trivandram, Kerala
Drupka Teshi festival To praise the three ultimate truths Buddhist monks Gangtok, Sikkim

June 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Kottiyoor Utsavam One of the most spectacular festival in India focused on the worship of Lord Shiva Ikkare and Akkare Kottiyoor temple committee Kannur, Kerala
Dharamshala International Film festival Theme for 2019-Women Empowerment White cranes arts and Media Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Saga Dawa festival In the remembrance of Lord Buddha Buddhist monks Sikkim and Darjeeling
Hemis festival It is a Buddhist religious affair Buddhist monestries Jammu &Kashmir
Sital Sasthi It celebrates the marriage of goddess Parvathy and Lord Shiva Locals of Sambalpur Sambalpur, Odisha
Uttar Pradesh Mango festival To promote regional mango varieties and to support small farmers and women in Agriculture Jyotsana Kaur Habibullah Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Yuru Kabgyat It is marked by two days of sacred masked dances and other rituals Lamayuru monestry Ladakh
Sao Joao feast It is the most popular festival in Goa, also called as Fertility feast if Saint John The Baptist Locals of Goa Siolim, Goa
India Material Handling and Logistics show A trade  fair for material handling and logistics Reed Munch Exhibitions Ltd. New Delhi

May 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Moatsu festival To mark the end of plantation season Ao tribe Nagaland
Thrissur Pooram It is the grandest of all Kerala festival marked by the procession of 30 elephants Locals of Kerala Thrissur, Kerala
International Flower Festival To create awareness about the flowers and plantation of the region Sikkim Government Gangtok
The Yogashala expo It is India’s first International yoga, Ayurveda and wellness expo which features a wide variety of organic food and clothing Namo Gange Trust Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Dhungri Mela To honor the birthday of Goddess Hadimba Locals of Manali Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Summer festival It is organized on Buddha Purnima to celebrate the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of the hill station-Mount Abu Rajasthan tourism and Municipal board of Mount Abu Mount Abu
Ignitun chalne Celebrated by the devotees of Goddess Lairaya Locals of Goa Sirigao, Goa
Villianur temple car festival It reflects the perfect blend of all cultures, religions and traditions. Local devotees of Pondicherry Pondicherry
Global Spice Summit and excellence awards It provides an ideal forum to all the stakeholders to come together and interact with each other NNS Media group New Delhi
5th Smart Cities India-2019 Devoted to Smart cities technologies India Trade Promotion organization Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

April 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
Tulip festival To arrest the sight of more than a million bloom of more than 50 varieties of tulips Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir
Aoling festival It marks the beginning of spring season and New year Konyak tribe Nagaland
Mopin festival It is a harvest festival focused at the worship of Goddess Mopin Galo tribe East and west Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
Gangaur As an honor to Goddess Gauri Local people of Rajasthan Rajasthan
Sankat Mochan music festival For celebrating Hanuman Jayanti Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Strawberry festival To spread sweetness, cherriness and love all over the world Mapro garden, Panchgani Mahabaleswar
India International Dairy expo It is India’s largest Exhibition on dairy farming, processing, packaging and distribution of products Indian Dairy Association Mumbai
Fresh Produce India It is a tradeshow for Agriculture and forestry Education and training Fruitnet media International Mumbai
India Golf Expo It is a golf sports fair Golf Industry Association New Delhi
Attuveda Mahotsav It is a delightful water carnival Sree Bhagvathy temple Kottayam, Kerala
Shad suk Mynsiem It is known as thanksgiving dance festival Khasi people Meghalaya

March 2019

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
International Yoga Festival To experience the healing power of Yoga International Yoga Festival Organization Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Chapchar Kat It is a harvest festival named after bamboo Local tribes of Mizoram Aizawl, Mizoram
Goa Carnival To showcase Portuguese lifestyle Goa tourism Panaji, Goa
Konkan Velas Turtle festival To see newly hatched endangered Olive Ridley turtle Eco-conservation NGO in Maharashtra Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Shigmotsav It marks the arrival of spring season in Goa Ponda Shigmotsav samiti Goa
Paripally Gajamela It is a celebration of elephants and observe the glimpse of the old traditions of Kerala Paripally temple Kollam, Kerala
Hola Mohalla It is a Sikh festival marked by the display of fighting prowess and bravery, lightening and kirtans Sikh community Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
Global Economic Zones (GEZ) Expo and convention Development of free trade zones, Economic zones and Export oriented units Ministry of Commerce and Industries New Delhi
Myoko To honor prosperity, purification, fertility and sacrifice Apatani tribe Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

February 2019

Name of the Festivals/Events Purpose Organized by Held at
Surajkund International crafts Mela To explore and enjoy the regional and International crafts and local traditions Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana tourism Faridabad, Haryana
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival It is India’s largest multicultural festival which displays arts, plays, music, dance etc. Kala Ghoda Association, Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra
Adivasi Mela To provide an opportunity to learn about Odisha’s tribal heritage Odisha tourism Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
Sula Fest To celebrate a festival of Music, food, wine, fashion Sula Vineyard Sula Vineyard, Nashik, Maharashtra
Losar festival To celebrate the Tibetan New year Ladakhi Buddhists Ladakh
Taj Mahotsav 18th February is celebrated as Taj Mahotsav to reveal the rich cultural heritage of Mughal era Uttar Pradesh tourism Agra, Uttar Pradesh
International Kolkata Book fair To provide an opportunity for writers, students and publishers to pick up excellent books from all over the world Publishers and Booksellers Guild Central Park Mela ground, Kolkata, West Bengal
Indian Arts Fair To showcase the breathtaking array of art from South Asia as it includes more than 75 galleries Neha Kirpal NSIC Exhibition Ground , New Delhi
Matho Nagrang Festival It is a Buddhist festival which invokes divine spirits to help solve problems Matho monestry, Saskya school of Tibetan Buddhism Matho monestry, Leh
Deccan Festival To showcase the beautiful art, culture and culinary delight of Deccan region Andhra Pradesh tourism Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam It includes the procession of elephants, folk dance, arts and rituals Kerala tourism Palakkad, Kerala
India-International leather fair To display the entire range of products related to leather industry India Trade Promotion Organization Chennai, Tamil Nadu

January 2019

Name of the Festivals/Events Purpose Organized by Held at
Chennai Music Festival World’s largest cultural event which serves as a plethora of traditional South Indian Carnatic music and dance Tamil Nadu Government Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Flamingo Festival As a sight of colourful migratory birds from Siberia Andhra Pradesh Government Pullicat lake and Nellapattu, Andhra Pradesh
India Panorama film festival In order to show movies which reflect the economic progress of the country Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi
Araka Balloon Festival To explore the cultural ethnicity of the region Andhra Pradesh tourism Araka, Andhra Pradesh
Knit World, 2019 It is an International Exhibition on knitting garment allied machines and accessories Journal’s Publication at Ludhiana Ludhiana
INDIA STEEL International Exhibition and confrence To provide a platform for interacting and exploring new business avenues Ministry of Steel, Government of India and Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Mumbai, India
Ardh Kumbh Mela It takes place every 6 years. In 2019, it was held from 15th January to 4th March Uttar Pradesh Government Allahabad and Haridwar
Surat International Auto Expo Serves as a showcase for latest technologies and product of the industry Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and industry (SGCCI) Surat, Gujarat
Rann Utsav To showcase the culture and heritage of the region Gujarat tourism Rann of Kutch salt desert, Dhorda, Gujarat
Rajarani Music Festival To promote the century old Indian classical music Odisha Tourism Department Bhubneshwar, Odisha

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