There's a surplus of interesting things to do in winter to make sure you don't go in hibernation during the colder months. Take a look at these exciting events and festivals taking place across the country and plan your visit accordingly.
When: December 28 to 31, 2016
The major tenth edition of on one of the greatest musical festival in Asia is going to happen in Pune instead of Goa. This year, the organizers are all ready with a number of Indian and International bands and artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Clean Bandit, Kayzo, Nucleya, Afrojack and many more. Catering to the fans of electronic music across genres, Sunburn could become your perfect outing for this winter.
When: December 12 2018 to March 29, 2019
Famous to organize some of the most highly acclaimed artists, this year also Kochi is organizing the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The event will be a host to 97 artists from 31 countries that will be participating in the 108 day art extravaganza that has started from 12th December. Musicians, poets, cartoonists, installation artists, muralists and writers.
When: December 15 to 17, 2017
Where: ICCR Kolkata
The famous Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival is organizing its eighth edition at ICCR, Kolkata, featuring artists like Miguel Trapaga, Johannes Moller, Paco Renteria among several others. The the event will be celebrating the classical guitar music from Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and other regions.
When: December 15 to 22, 2017
The festival is organized to celebrate the performing, visual and culinary art form through a number of events. This year also the event is happening from 15th December – 22nd December in Goa, hosting popular names from the fields of art, music, theatre and dance. The schedule of the event is up on its website and you can plan your domestic flights to the respective destination whenever you want and have this amazing experience.
When: January 7th to 15th , 2018
Head to he banks of the Sabarmati to take part in the largest Kite Festival of Gujarat. People start planning before months, making kites and designing them for the celebrations. The festival is tied to Makar Sakranti, which signifies the change of seasons. So, this winter head to Ahmedabad for some real fun. There will also be laser sound shows, workshops on kite making and many more.
When: January 11 to 15, 2018
This winter, go intellectual with Kolkata Literature Festival. Bringing together the various colors of music, visual arts and literature, the event will hosts various popular personalities including author and social commentator Shashi Tharoor, Anushka Ravishankar, wasim Kapoor, Yasmin Abdel- Magied, Anshul Tiwari, Anita Nair, Jery Pinto etc.
When: January 24th – 29th January 2018
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Jaipur Lit Fest is the perfect cultural event that one can plan this winter. Every year biggest Indian and international authors take part in debates, book reading sessions, talks and cultural evenings. The event is hosted in the heritage hotel Diggi Place.
When: 9th February to 12th February
Indian Art Fair is the largest contemporary art event in South Asia, which displays interesting art work of popular and emerging Indian artists. Besides this there happens lectures, conversations and screenings in a wide spectrum.
When: February 21 to 23, 2017
From science to environment to sports, Goa's carnival offers variety of activities that one can explore this winter. The event dates back to the Portuguese heritage and is celebrated before the onset of the Lent season. From food, drinks to the people dancing in the costumes is all that one can be a part of and have fun.
When: March 1 to 7, 2017
Get ready with your Yoga skills at this annual festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh. This one-week event offers various yoga classes from world-class teachers in multiple styles. Every day a one-hour yoga class will be held at 6.30am followed by a simple breakfast. At 8.30am, one can join one of several two-hour hour yoga sessions. The evening ends with the Aarti on the banks of the Ganga.