India is home to some of the most vibrant events and festivals that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. We recommend the road warriors visiting India during January and February to take time out of their busy schedules and attend these colourful festivals across India.
The thirteenth edition of the music festival which takes place against the serene hilly backdrop, is once again set to give you an exhilarating experience. Alongside a line-up of high-voltage performances, there are a medley of activities that you can participate in- from masterclasses, shopping and camping under beautiful starry skies to wine stomping.
Enjoy performances by the British pop-band Hot Chip and The Merchant brothers, Salim–Sulaiman.
Additionally, you can enjoy an array of aromatic drinks with some delectable food, handpicked for the occasion.
When: February 1 to February 2, 2020
Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik
The Rann Utsav is a festival that takes place in the sprawling arid lands of Kutch, offering its visitors the underlying taste and flavours of indigenous culture and ethnicity. Enjoy folk dance and music performances that augment to the exuberance of the artisanal displays. The opulence and intricacies of the vernacular architecture on the semi-parched grasslands of Banni add to the kineticism of the atmosphere. You can also embark upon this profusion of design by being a part of colourful fairs that are held by the beach and the lake banks.
When: Ongoing until February 23, 2020
Where: Bhuj City, Gujarat
Jaipur Literature Festival
The sixth edition of the one of the most profoundly stimulating festivals will entail a sumptuous experience that takes the participants through an enriching literary journey. It is a diverse blend of the world’s greatest writers, philanthropists, thinkers, industrialists and politicians, making it truly magical. Alongside installations, workshops and musical performances, there is a line-up of more than 200 speakers like Raj Kamal Jha, Frank Dikötter, Hallie Rubenhold, Howard Jacobson and Jung Chang, just to name a few.
When: January 23 to January 27, 2020
Where: Diggi Palace Hotel, Jaipur
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
If you happen to be in the financial capital of India during the first week of February, then a visit to Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai is recommended. Experience a vibrant amalgamation of art displays, plays, live dance performances, music and food, curated by individuals and groups from across the nation.
When: February 1 to February 9, 2020
Where: Kala Ghoda, South Mumbai
India Art Fair
Art connoisseurs can witness the evolving art scene of the country, at this celebrated platform in New Delhi. Highlighting modern and contemporary work, the Indian Art Fair brings together galleries, artists, national institutions, cultural events and festivals and offers a cohesive environment for both local and international audiences to indulge in the culture and history of the south Asian region.
When: January 30 to February 2, 2020
Where: NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi