Festivals in July a cultural time in India for colorful India tour

The month of July is the monsoon time in India. How about? you are in India and enjoying the drizzling rain with muddy aroma and best beauty attractions along with landscape beauty covering a green layer due to the rain and the effect of the monsoon. It is a perfect combination to admire Indian beauty at its best with greenery and top chosen destination and its beauty. Come and join the Indian festivals in July to have a promising India tour this year 2019.

Let us check some top listed festivals in July chosen from all over India-

1. Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Yatra is the most religious shire for Hindu and Shiva devotee. It is the most difficult track route and awaited one. A special permission is granted for this tour. In the snow covered hill, every year Lord Shiva linga appears of snow and Yatra is opened for the devotees.

Location: Amarnath caves in Baltal

Attraction: Snow Shiva Linga in Amarnath caves, Botanical garden Kokernag, Martand Sun temple, Aishmuqam shrine, Mattan temple, Kherbawani Asthapan, Surya temple at Martand

Best time to visit: July to August

Best for shopping during the festival: shawls, carpets, papier machie

Festival cuisine: pure vegetarian food

2. Dree Festival
The festival is dedicated as an agricultural festival and it is celebrated in North India. The tribal farmers celebrate the festival as a gesture to thank God for protecting their crops and also a celebration to end the hard work. Men and women enjoy dancing, singing and enjoying local cuisine.

Location: Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh and proposed date is 4th to 7th July

Attraction: major attraction is tribal area but you can also plan for Parshuram Kund, Golden Pagoda, Mehao Lake, Daying Ering Wildlife sanctuary

Best time to visit: October to March

Best for shopping during the festival: arts and crafts items, ornaments, weaved items, wood carving, cane and bamboo work, carpets.

Festival cuisine: Bamboo shoot, Pika Pila, Lukter, Pehak, apong, Marua

3. Hemis festival
Hemis festival is one of the famous festivals in Kerala which is celebrated with decorated elephants. During this festival; elephants are especially decorated with colorful paints, kumkum, colorful clothes and handmade ornaments. Elephants are taken into the premises of the temple and they are worshipped in respect to please Lord Ganesha.

Location: Njangattiri Bhagavathi temple in Kerala and the proposed date is 11th and 12th July

Attraction: decorated elephants, feast of elephants and attractions of Kerala

Best time to visit: August to May

Best for shopping during the festival: Tea, Coffee, spices, Banana chips, Kasavu Mundu, handicrafts items, aroma oils, jewelry

Festival cuisine: Puttu and Kadala curry, Appam, Idli, Prawn curry

4. Beh Deinkhlam
This festival is celebrated in Meghalaya after the harvest season and to celebrate the good harvest season. The tribal community celebrates this festival with great enthusiasm to enjoy the hard work and successful crop production. Dance, music, some holy rituals and various sports are organized for making Beh Deinkhlam a successful event.

Location: Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya

Attraction: Nohkalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Shillong View Point

Best time to visit: October to March

Best for shopping during the festival: Shawls, stoles, Bamboo handicrafts, Organic products, jackets, shrugs and many more

Festival cuisine: Jadoh, Doh Khlieh, Nakham Bitchi, Pumaloi, Doh Neiiong, Tungrymbai

5. Champakulam Boat Race
Champakulam boat race is one of the exciting boat races hosted in Kerala. The long boats are decorated and sailed by hundreds of men which seems like snake boat race. Every year in the month of July, this boat race is celebrated in Kerala and it draws attractions of travelers.

Location: Pampa river in Champakulam, Kerala and proposed date 15th July

Attraction: backwaters, temples, and hill stations of Kerala

Best time to visit: August to June

Best for shopping during the festival: spices, gold ornaments, chips of banana and jackfruits

Festival cuisine: Dosa, prawn curry, Malabar porota, idli, Appam

6. Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is a full moon day and it is celebrated on this very auspicious day. The Guru Purnima is celebrated every year dedicated to Saint. It is celebrated in entire India, many people take a dip in the Ganga and offer prayer to their saint and Guru.

Location: all across India, and proposed date is 16th July

Attraction: beauty and attractions of India

Best time to visit: November to April

Best for shopping during the festival: Indian handicrafts, local items, clothes, spices, and much more

Festival cuisine: Poori Sabji, chole, Chana masala, sweets

7. Nishagandhi Monsoon Music festival
The Nishagandhi Monsoon music festival is a music festival which is organized by Kerala tourism in Trivandrum. Famous musicians participate in this festival from all across the India and it gives a perfect reason to plan a tour in Kerala in July with music and beauty, the best of Kerala or say God’s own country.

Location: Nishagandhi auditorium, Trivandrum

Attraction: backwaters in Alleppey, Cochin, Munnar, wildlife

Best time to visit: November to March

Best for shopping during the festival: Kerala chocolates, chips, spices, handicrafts

Festival cuisine: Kerala cuisine, prawn curry, idli, Appe


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