November has arrived and you all can now observe a slight change in the air. This is the month which brings smile on many faces as the change of weather makes the mass happy. People enjoy the wintery glory as the month of November welcomes the arrival of winter. This is the time when a lot of regional festivals takes place, some big and some lesser known but all of them beautifully represent the dazzling celebration. Below is the list of some colorful and interesting events which are celebrated in India in the month of November and attracts lot of people. Be ready to enjoy and explore.
Varanasi is one of the popular cities in India and one of the oldest cities in the world. This city is famous for many reasons and one of those reasons includes the celebration of the festival Dev Deepavali which is celebrated on Kartik Poornima every year. The view at this festival is a true visual treat as all the 84 ghats of Varanasi are decorated with earthen lamps. It is also said that on this day Gods descend to the Ganges River banks to take the holy dip in the river. Ganga Aarti on the ghats is one of the major events in Varanasi.
Date: 14th November, 2016
It is basically cattle fair and it attracts a lot of people across the globe. During this Camel Fair 50,000 odd camels and 2000,000 people come together and enjoys in the colorful event. This camel fair is a true fun event as many other competitions also held after the trading which includes dance competition, camel races and competitions among men for their moustaches.
Date: 8th November – 15th November
Guru Nanak Jyanti is one of the major festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated in a grand manner at Golden Temple in Amritsar. The preparations & chanting of Guru Granth Sahib on the streets of Amritsar start few days before the main event. Further, the langar (community feast) on Guru Nanak Jayanti is the biggest one organized in the temple.
Date: 14th November
This music festival is really popular among the youngsters. This festival welcomes lesser known local artists to some of the famous international ones. This year’s stellar performers of this music festival are Nucleya, Shankar Mahadevan, Anoushka Shankar and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.
Date: November 5th and 6th 2016 (Hyderabad)
Date: December 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2016 (Pune)
This international film festival magnetizes filmmakers, cinema buffs and people who are interested in the creative zone of cinema. It is a three day festival which welcomes bunch of highly talented filmmakers which gather and showcase their talent and discuss other important issues associated with media practices and contemporary art at this festival.
Date: 3rd to 6th November