List of Festivals Organized in India - 2018


March 2018

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
International Yoga Festival (IYF) To help and support to the people to live better and healthy life ParmarthNiketan Ashram in association with Union Ministry of AYUSH, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Rishikesh’s ParmarthNiketan, , Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Women’s Film Festival, To mark the International Women’s Day, NFAI, Aashay Film Club and the AAYAM Group of Women in Media. Mumbai
Panaji Shigmotsav float parade 2018 To focuses on traditional folk dances and performance of mythological scenes. The state government of Goa Panaji, Goa
Swachh Shakti 2018 To recognize their outstanding contribution towards making Swachh Bharat a reality in rural India. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Losar festival To preserve their tradition and especially their dialect. The Itanagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS). At the Nyokum Lapang Ground in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
70th anniversary of Indo-Russia ties To expose the youth to the dynamic opportunities of cooperation between the two countries. Ministry of External Affairs (Eurasia Division) in collaboration with the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs and BRICS International Forum New Delhi, India
WINGS INDIA 2018 To provide platform for interactions, forging alliances, investments and air connectivity between the States and the global aviation players & stakeholders. Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India and FICCI got underway in Hyderabad
Krishi Unnati Mela Focus on doubling the farmers’ income and to create awareness among farmers about the latest agriculture-related technological developments Central government of India New Delhi, India
5th Nadi Mahotsava To revive rivers, but also improve the condition of people living on their banks The state government of Madhya pradesh At Bandrabhan of Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh
Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) Initiative to recognise, respect, showcase, reward innovations and to foster a supportive ecosystem for innovators Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI] At Rashtrapati Bhawan, New delhi, India
Saras Aajeevika Mela. To alleviate rural poverty and to organize the rural poor women into their own institutions like Self Help Groups and their federations, Producers’ Collectives etc. and also ensure their financial inclusion and livelihoods support.


The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India At Pragati Maidan in New Delhi
Famous Madhavpur Mela To symbolise the country’s unity in diversity The Ministry of Culture Madhavpur ,Gujarat
Print Biennale India 2018 First International Exhibition to discover new trends in print making nationally and internationally.



The Lalit Kala Akademi New Delhi, India
6th Foundation Day of The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council ( To support the entrepreneurial aspirations of brightest minds in the country through its programs and mentor support networks in keeping with the Government’s mandate. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India. New Delhi, India

February 2018

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
B N Mullik Memorial All India Police Football Championship. To give importance to sport Jammu and Kashmir Police Gulshan Ground ,Jammu
The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela To show richness and diversity of the handicrafts and cultural heritage of India
To focuse on religious, rural and spiritual tourism
Surajkund Mela Authority in collaboration with the Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture, External Affairs, Department of Tourism, Government of Haryana and Haryana Tourism Corporation Haryana’s Surajkund city, The partner country for this year mela is Kyrgyz Republic.
A 10-day National Tribal Festival, Aadi Mohatsav To celebrate tribal culture, cuisine and commerce The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. Kalagram in Manimajra, Chandigarh
first International Kala Mela To focus on direct interaction between the artist and the connoisseur
To educate and raise awareness about art
Lalit Kala Akademi Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi
Pelican Festival. to give feast to the bird lovers State government of Andhra pradesh Atapaka Bird Sanctuary on Kolleru,
Mahamastakakabhisheka Mahotstav 2018 To follow integral part of the ancient and composite tradition. Shravanabelagola, Karnataka
first radio festival To mark World Radio Day 2018. International of Women in Radio and Television, in collaboration with UNESCO. Going to be held in New Delhi
44th edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018 To highlight the richness of various Indian classical dance styles culture department of state government Khajuraho temple, Madhya Pradesh
The 15th edition of BioAsia event Focusing on strategies to keep up with the pace of change and innovative ways to develop new models for distribution & healthcare delivery. Government of Telangana Hyderabad

January 2018

Name of the Festival Purpose Organized by Held at
The 171st Araadhanai Music Festival Over 1,000 musicians from all over the world are expected to pay homage to Saint Thygaraja The state governmnet of Tamil Nadu Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu
Karnataka International Travel Expo’ (KITE) Aims to improve the State’s visibility in the tourism market. The Karnataka government Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka
Science Film Festival of India titled as SCI-FFI Goa Aims to boost the culture of science films. The state-based Vidnyan Parishad, Goa’s Department of Science and Technology, the Entertainment Society of Goa and the Goa College of Art. Goa
The 26th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair Burning environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution will be the main theme for this year’s New Delhi World Book Fair The National Book Trust (NBT), India, in association with India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). New Delhi
International Balloon Festival Organised by media company Global Media Box and The Slaves, a Pollachi-based restaurant, with the support of the State Tourism Department and Adhiban Fincorp. Pollachi near Coimbatore.
The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, To promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding. organised by the Ministry of Culture Karnataka
The fourth edition of the India International Science Festival Union Minister for Science & Technology, Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Lucknow
Ramayana Festival, marking 25 years of the Indo-ASEAN Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. New Delhi
Kachra Mahotsav 2018 aimed to increase awareness, use the waste generated in the city creatively, and to showcase multiple techniques for reusing things that are labelled as garbage The Raipur Municipal Corporation Chhattisgarh
Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) To promote Poetry work The state government of Rajasthan Diggi Palace, Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal of Rajasthan

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