Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you
Posted on November 18, 2019 by Ghoomophiro
India is a land of festivals – a title it earns from the diversity of cultures and religions it is home to and which it celebrates.
In fact, you can safely bet that at any given time of the year, a festival or event of some sort is being celebrated in India. And thus we take up one month, February 2020 and tell you all about the festivals and events in It.
Here we bring you a list of festivals and events of India in February 2020:
1. Surajkund International Crafts Mela
One of the biggest exhibitions of the world attracting over a million tourists, Surajkund International Crafts Mela top our list of festival and events in February 2020. The mela is characterized by carts selling handlooms, handicrafts, etc from artisans who have corn from all over the country to sell their products. There are also open-air theatres and cuisines. There is a ticket to be bought every day that has a nominal price ranging from 120 INR on weekdays to Rs. 180 on weekends.
When is Surajkund International Crafts Mela?
From 1st to 17th Feb 2020
What to eat at Surajkund International Crafts Mela?
The cuisine of different states of the country finds its way to this mela so you won’t be lacking for choices for what to eat in here.
How to reach The Surajkund Crafts Mela?
You can reach by metro rail, road or train at your convenience. The nearest metro station to this ma is Badarpur Metro station and you can take an auto or cab to reach the venue. The nearest railway station is the New Delhi Railway station. Surujkund is well connected to the major cities of North India by roadways.
2. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Next in our list of festivals and events in February 2020. Is Kala Godhara Arts Festival. Another festival which will let you enjoy the diversity of culture in India, the festival is marked by arts, dances, plays, music gigs, food stalls, etc. Unlike the Surajkund festival, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival requires no entry cost.
When is the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival?
1st – 9th Feb 2020
How to reach Kala Ghoda Arts Festival?
The festival is held in Mumbai which is well connected to the rest of the country by air, water, and road.
What to eat at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival?
The festival is being held in Mumbai and so you can expect the richest variety of cuisine here.
3. Sula Fest
A much smaller event than the previous two, Sula Fest is third in our list of festivals and events in February 2020. It tempts the tourist in you with famous Indi artists, singers, musicians (like Nucleya, Infected Mushroom, Indian Ocean, The Raghu Dixit Project, Infected Mushroom, Bloc Party, etc) with the flavor of the wine. This 3-day fest of ecstasy costs you a pass which must be secured in advance and costs about 5500 INR (for the entire 3-day long festival).
When is Sula Fest?
From 1st to 3rd Feb 2020
When is Sula Fest held?
Sula Fest is being organized in Sula Vineyards near Nashik for the tenth time in 2020. The nearest airports to Nashik are in Pune and Mumbai. Nashik itself has a major railway station connecting it to the rest of India. Roadway connectivity is equally strong.
4. Matho Nagrang Festival
The next item in our list of Best festivals and events in March 2020, Matho Nagrang takes us to Matho monastery, Ladakh. The serene monastery belongs to the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a Buddhist festival that invokes the divine spirits to help solve problems and predict the future. On the two days of festivals, two selected monks stay in isolation where they would meditate for two months in order to call on the divine spirits. The other monks celebrate by wearing colorful costumes, wearing masks symbolizing different gods and enacting performances. The two monks then come out and make predictions and guide local people who have come from far regions for the very purpose of getting their queries and doubts answered. Rich cuisine is also prepared. This is a fascinating festival which is very lively and filled with colors as the other monks join the celebration in colorful costumes and the whole atmosphere is lively.
When is Matho Narang Festival held?
From 1st Feb to 1st March 2020. The celebrations are held in the last two days.
5. Adoor Gajamela
Adopt festival is third in our list of best festivals and events in February 2020. It is ten days long annual celebration held at Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Kerala. The word ‘Gajma’ means elephant and this festival is about a profession of elephants. There are also cultural shows, dance shows, and celebration and it is an amazing chance to taste the locks cuisine. You can shop for souvenirs in stalls and listen to regional music. There are also offerings made to Lord Krishna. The best thing about this festival is that you get the chance to watch the elephant parade in which nine elephants are decorated in a grand manner and made to walk towards the temple.
When is the Adoor Gajmela festival held?
4th Feb 2020
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6. Udaipur World Music Festival
Music lovers can’t afford to miss the next in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. Udaipur World Music Festival is attended by over 150 artists all over the world. Traditional, cultural, folk, as well as more modern forms of music loved by the younger generation, are all included.
When is Udaipur World Music Festival held?
From 7th to 9th Feb 2020
7. Alwar Festival
This tourism festival of Alwar comes next in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. It takes place for three days in February and celebration includes fair, elephant polo, fancy dress competition, sketching competition, flower show, film shows, etc Like with other fairs, you won’t be lacking for shops to buy souvenirs together.
When is the Alwar festival held?
From 7th to 9th Feb 2020
8. Jaisalmer Desert Festival
The next event in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you is a festival with a difference. Jaisalmer Desert Festival has a number of unique and amusing events to attract your attention including competitions like Best Moustache competition, Turban tying, Mr. Desert Pagean, etc held in Jaisalmer Fort.
When is the Jaiselmer Festival held?
From 7th to 9th Feb 2020
9. Thaipooya Mahotsavam
Head to Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple in Payyanur Kerala for the next item in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. Thaipooya Mahotsavam is a religious festival that celebrated Lord Murugan, the God of Hindus. It is famous for its rituals (pilgrims carry a curved wooden arch with decorations (kavadi) and dancing towards the temple), colorful celebrations (fireworks, devotees piercing themselves with lances in their cheek or tongue) and the art forms that characterize it.
When is Thaipooya Mahotsavam?
February 8, 2020
10. Mahindra Blues Festival
It is attended by performances from artists from all over the world converging and performing at one place in the posh suburb of Bandra, Mumbai. The festival held yearly since 2011 is worth attending even for the price of the pass that comes to nearly 4000 INR. It is thus a favorite in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you
When is the Mahindra Blues Festival?
On 8th Feb 2020
11. World Sufi Festival
Yet another festival in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you that music lovers can’t afford to miss is Word Sufi Festival. Mehrangarh Fort will be illuminated with 5000 small oil lamps and many poets, dancers, musicians, artists, fashion and films will be performing in celebration of the great legacy of Sufi religion. There will also be workshops and shows. You can stay in a tent within the fort to get the maximum pleasure out of the festival.
When is World Sufi Festival?
From 11th to 15th Feb 2020
12. Shekhawati Heritage Festival
The Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is the land of Rajputs. Rajputs of region are famous for their colorful celebrations and this heritage festival, that makes it to our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020, is a tribute to their rich culture. This festival is celebrated in many venues in Rajasthan like Nawalgarh, Churu, Dikar, Jhunjhunu etc. Nawalgarh is the location we recommend. You can enjoy many workshops, rural games, exhibitions, food courts, fireworks, cattle fairs, stalls, award ceremonies etc.
When is the Shekhawati Heritage Festival?
From 12th to15th Feb 2020
13. Elephanta Festival
Elephanta Festival is next in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. It is a two-day festival that is conducted near Gateway of India, Mumbai. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the famous heritage site of Elephanta caves of Mumbai. In fact it yes to be held at Elephants Island but had to be shifted due to the large size of the crowd it would attract.
When is the Elephanta Festival held?
From 13th to 15th Feb 2020
14. Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam
The next event in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you is Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam. It is a seven-day event in Kattukulam of Palakkad district in Kerala. Other common attractions include a procession of elephants, folk dances, arts, rituals, etc all come together in this annual celebration at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple.
When is Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam?
From 14th to 20th Feb 2020
15. India Art Festival
Mumbai has yet another contribution in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you in the form of India Art Festival. It aims and does provide a platform to artists throughout modern art fair, art galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs at one platform. The forms of art include paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations with video and digital art from over 400 artists. There are also panel discussions and workshops. The cherry on the cake is that the entry is free. The art lover won’t want to let go of such an opportunity.
When is the Indian Art Festival?
From 17th to 20th Jan 2019
16. Taj Mahotsav
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is the venue of the next item in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. The ten-day festival is held near the Eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, Agra where there is a splendid display of Indian culture and traditions. This festival is gaining lots of popularity in recent years.
When is Taj Mahotsav?
From 18th to 27th Feb 2020
17. Konark Festival
The five-day festival coming in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you is the Konark festival held in Natamandir (open-air auditorium), inside Konark Temple of Odisha. Though initially it was created to preserve the dying folk dances, several other art forms have also found a platform in this festival.
When is the Konark Festival?
From Feb 19th to 23rd of every year
18. Natyanjali Dance Festival
Natyanjali Dance Festival is a weeklong festival and forms the next item in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. Celebrated in Nataraja temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva who is showed in dancing poses, around Tamil Nadu. To have the best of this festival, head to Natarajar Temple of Chidambaram, a temple town of Tamil Nadu. The festival is marked by traditional dance performances from Dancers around the world. The festival is celebrated Chennai, Nagapattinam, Kumbakonam, Thiruvanaikoil, Thirunallar, Mayavaram, Thanjavur, etc.
When is the Natyanjali Dance Festival?
From 21th to 28th Feb 2020
19. Maha Shivratri
Maha Shivratri is next in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. Though the festival dedicated to Lord Shiva is celebrated throughout the country, we recommend heading to cannabis and enjoy the cannabis drink there among other celebrations such as dancing to devotional songs.
When is Maha Shivratri?
On 21st Feb 2020
20. Goa Carnival
This is a color riot to see as Goa celebrates its annual carnival with much pomp and show. There are grand processions, great food, dance and music performances etc. The procession goes through the city of Panjim and other major cities to spread the message of merrymaking. The Goa carnival culminates with Red and Black Ball dance and the crowning of King Momo (Ball takes place at Clube National in Panjim). The end of the festival also marks the beginning of Lent which is time when people abstain from consuming rich foods like meat, alcohol etc.
The next item in our list of best Festivals of India in March that will leave you backpacking is Goa Carnival held from 22nd to 25th Feb is Goa Carnival. The festival is a legacy of the years of Portuguese rule. This tremendously festival is marked by spectacular and colorful floats parades, dances, music and of course awesome food.
When is Goa Carnival?
From 22nd to 25th Feb 2020
21. Losar Festival
Tibetan New Year, as the Losar festival is called in other words, is one of the most important festivals for the Tibetan population of India and thus could not be ignored while compiling our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. Ladakh, Sikkim, Dharamshala, Arunachal Pradesh, etc are some of the areas where you can go to join the celebration. Masked dance performances and Bushiest cuisine are some of the best things about this festival.
When is Losar Festival?
From 24th to 26th Feb 2020
22. Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho is a deceptively small town of Madhya Pradesh despite the rich history and cultural heritage it stands as a mark of. Every year dancers gather here from 25th Feb to March 3, 2020, and show their art as long as it shares the theme of mythology including Tandava dance, Raas Leela dance, etc making it a natural member in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you.
When is Khajuraho Dance Festiva?
from 25th Feb to March 3, 2020
23. Nagaur Fair
After Sonepur Mela, the second-largest cattle fair of the country is held in Nagaur, Rajasthan. The Nagaur Fair is a 4-day event felling on 30th Jan to 2nd Feb next year and thus makes it to our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. While you will see lots of camels, horses, and Bullocks; there are also performances by artists, camel races, tug of wars, etc.
When is Nagpur Festival?
From 30th Jan to 2nd Feb 2020
24. World Sacred Spirit Festival
This festival celebrated in Jodhpur makes it to our list of Best Festivals and Events in February 2020 on the back of its celebration of scared spirit which goes beyond the boundaries of all religions. The festival, much like many other festivals, is marked with folk music, spiritual art, dance, etc as artists from all over the world gather at Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur to perform on this festival that falls from 17th to 20th Feb and thus is a part of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you.
When is World Sacred Spirit Festival?
From 17th to 20th Feb.
25. Deccan Festival
The next item in our list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you is the Deccan Festival. It is held by the tourism board in Hyderabad every year from 25th to 29th Feb 2020 and is the next item in our list of best festivals and events in February 2020. The festivals are marked by a display of art, culture, music, poetry and culinary delight. Plenty of opportunities to buy souvenirs as you have the option of choosing from countless souvenirs from around the region.
When is the Deccan Festival?
from 25th to 29th Feb 2020
26. Hampi Festival
Also called the Vijaya festival, the Hampi festival falls on 25th to 27th Feb 2020 and is the next item in our list of Best temples and festivals in India. The festival focuses on the heritage and history of the Vijaynagar Empire and is dated from the times of that great medieval empire. Art, puppet shows, elephant processions, Light and Sound Shows, music, dance, and spiritual celebrations come together to form the mix that is this festival.
When is the Hampi Festival?
From 25th to 27th Feb 2020
Here we bring this list of Festivals and Events in February 2020 to tempt the tourist in you. How many of them managed to tempt you?