6 of India’s best festivals for the foreign traveller


India undoubtedly has the globe’s largest collection of events, festivals and happenings. The joyful clamour and colour of festivals spread their tentacles from the smallest villages to the largest cities, giving the most eye-opening glimpse into local culture. Ancient ceremonies and contemporary customs merge together to create the world’s most buzzing calendar of both religious and secular events, which would take a lifetime to experience. Here are six of the most vibrant and exciting festivals to experience for the visiting traveller…

Diwali, celebrated widely across India

Probably the most well-known of the Hindu festivals, Diwali is a five day festival which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Often referred to as the ‘festival of lights’, the festival honours the goddess of fertility and prosperity, Lakshmi, as the bringer of blessings for the Hindu New Year….

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