Monsoon season is ready to say Adios for this year. As the rains are going back the festivals are coming in, the surrounding air willbe filled with joy and happiness. Everyone wants to enjoy the holidays with family and celebrate the festival along with it, if you also want to travel during the leisure but having a hard time to manage both. How about combining both travel and festivals? Yes, you can experience some of the traditional festivals by traveling. Here are some places where festivals are going to begin in September.
Onam Festival, Kerala
As the monsoon ends, Welcoming the harvest season this Kerala festival Onam is celebrated all over Kerala by Hindus which is celebrated annually. This is one of the biggest festivals celebrated by Malayali people for 10days. The festival is celebrated mainly for welcoming the legendary king Mahabali. It is believed that the soul of the king comes back at the time of Onam. This is celebrated by conducting various activities like boat racing, music, dance and many more.
This year the festival is conducted from Sept 1st to Sept 13th, 2019.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
You might or might not have heard about the place Ziro which is one of the oldest towns in the eastern part of Himalayas. Ziro is the place where one can experience the fresh air and pleasant climatic conditions in the lush green forests. The Ziro festival which is held in the month of September in between 25-30 dates. You can experience music, art, the culture of the apatani tribe.
Along with this, you can also enjoy the visit to Talley valley wildlife sanctuary.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Lilabari airport, Assam which is 127km away. The nearest railway is Naharlagun with102km distance and buses will be available at night from Guwahati for 4days a week.
Gogamedi fair, Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Gogamedi fair is one of the Rajasthani traditional festivals which is famous and celebrated effectively to pay the tribute to Gogaji who is supposed to be their hero. Singing, dancing, and cattle fair are the main events that attract tourists. During the period of the festival, the local vendors sell handcrafts village crops and livestock, etc.... This fair lasts for 3days.
How to reach: The nearest airport is Sri Guru ram das jee international airport which is 293km away. Ganganagar itself has a railway station and also well connected through road connected by all major parts of the country.
Vibrant Tibetan Music and Culture Festival, Leh
To enjoy the cultural extravagance and experience the traditional festival of Leh this is the right time to visit. The inauguration of the festivals takes place in Leh with a procession across the Leh market. The festival continuous for a week in and around the villages of Leh. one can experience the various activities like archery, polo, masked dances and dances by the cultural troops from the villages. If you are a music lover then I bet you can't move to other places during the festival time as there will be a music concert.
Event period 25th September to 28th September 2019
How to reach: There is an airport in Leh. The nearest railway head is Jammu Tawi which is 704km away. For adventure lovers and for riders reaching Leh by road is a dream. Also buses available from Pahalgam, Chamba, and other around cities.
Festival of Knowledge and Great Ambience, Pune
The international literary festival is held every year in Pune which allows you to interact with authors of India and foreign delegates. Be a part of the festival, workshops and book launches during the festival. Around 100s of authors from India and other countries begin the event with their speeches and interactive sessions where one can ask questions and doubts related to the topic. The date of the event is yet to be declared for this year.
How to reach: Pune is well connected with all parts of the country by every means of transport roadways, railways, airways.
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