What do you think about India? Do you think it's a country known for several attractions and a top tourist destination in Asia. Hello Friends! India is not just limited with tourist destination, rather this Asian country is one of the most beautiful and colorful country which brings lots of happiness, fun, happiness and many more. Every state of India gives you various cultures and festivals to experience and this is the real India. India is also like a canvas painted with green forest, rocky and snowy mountains, blue waterfalls, rivers, landscapes giving an escaping natural beauty.
Let us check some top festivals in August giving you a wonderful time in the country-
1. Nag Panchami
‘Snakes' is the word scaring you? Friends if you are coming to India in August then you will surely enjoy ‘Nag Pachami' a festival of snakes and devoted to snakes. Snakes are considered as holy reptiles because it is a garland of Lord Shiva. The festival Nag Panchami is very auspicious and holy, which is celebrated with feeding snakes with milk and honey. On this day you will explore different species of snakes in India.
History- oldest festival as per Hindu mythology impressing Lord Shiva
Location- temples of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and the proposed date of the festival is 5th August.
Festival attraction- serpents sitting with snakes and people feeding with milk and honey specially cobra.
Festival food- pure vegetarian food
Best time to visit- August to June
Nearby five star hotel/resort- The Taj Mahal Palace, The Oberoi Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Tower Mumbai
Nearby attractions- Ajanta caves, Ellora Taxi, Gateway of India, Aurangabad, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar
2. Nehru Trophy Snake Boat race
Kerala is noted as God's Own Country for its natural and scenic beauty. Nehru Trophy snake boat race is one of its own kind in India celebrated in Kerala. Huge decorated boats, housing hundreds of men in a single boat sail the boat across the backwaters competition with other boats.
History- boat race started first in 1952 and is still continued as a traditional festival
Location- Lake Punnamada, Alappuzha and the proposed festival date is 10th of August
Festival attraction- decorated long snake boats in backwaters
Festival food- Kerala cuisine, fish curry, prawns curry, seafood
Best time to visit- March to May
Nearby five star hotel/resort- Treebo Tryst Palmyra Milford, Ramada Alleppey, Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage resort, Southern Panorama cruises, Cosy houseboats
Nearby attractions- Alleppey beach, Ravi Karuna karan memorial Museum, houseboats
3. Independence day
Independence day is India's most important festival and related to Indian independence. Every year on the 15th of August, the festival is celebrated and it addresses India with a feeling of patriotism and respect for the country's dignity. The flag is hosted by the Prime Minister of India with national anthem and many cultural shows at Red Fort.
History- since 1947, the festival is celebrated every year as a symbol of Indian independence.
Location- Red Fort, New Delhi and the date is 15th August
Festival attraction- hosting of national flag, national anthem, address by Prime Minister to the nation, parade and show by Indian defense.
Festival food- Samosa, jilebi, Chole bhature, Chaat
Best time to visit- October to March
Nearby five star hotels/resort- The Leela Palace, Crowne Plaza New Delhi, The Grand New Delhi
Nearby attractions- Rishikesh, Shimla, Nainital, Mussorie, Haridwar
4. Raksha Bandhan
The festival of bond of love between brothers and sister is only celebrated in India and famous as Raksha Bandhan. A pure love is seen with tying a decorated rakhi on the wrist of brother. A decorated thali of kumkum and sweets; loving gift and an oath of caring for life ever is the beautiful theme of raksha bandhan.
History- related to Hindu mythology, the festival is celebrated on poornima after sawan. The proposed festival date is 15th August.
Location- celebrated in all over India, Jaipur celebrates beautifully this festival
Festival attraction- decorated Rakhi, brothers and sisters dressed up in ethnic traditional dresses.
Festival food- pure vegetarian food, poori sabzi, kheer
Best time to visit- October to April
Nearby five star hotel/resorts- Radisson Blu, Fortune Select Metropolitan, The Lalit, Radisson Jaipur
Nearby attractions- Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri
5. Krishna Janmashtami
Lord Krishna in India is one of the festival in India celebrated as a birthday of Lord Krishna keeps fasting and many different celebrations. Krishna Janmashtami is a must festival to enjoy in India for sports like Dahi Handi, Jhulan, dance of Radha and Krishna and much more.
History- the festival celebration is from Indian mythology on the fixed astronomical date as Sukhla Paksha as the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Location- Mathura, Uttar Pradesh and the proposed festival date is 24th August.
Festival attractions- young boys and girls dressed in Radha and Krishna, Dahi Handi and various dances by artists.
Festival food- pure vegetarian food, buttermilk, lassi, peda, petha.
Best time to visit- September to May
Nearby five star hotel/resorts- Kadamb Spiritual stay, Nidhivan Sarovar Portico, Hotel Centrum by Brijwasi, Anandam Clarks Inn
Nearby attractions- Govardhan Hill, Sri Krishna Janmasthan temple, Dwarkadhish temple
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