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Hampi Festival - a three day long music, art and cultural festival


Hampi festival, Karnataka

   Every year in November, Hampi a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India and a erstwhile capital city of a glorious Vijayanagara empire comes alive with fantastic classical & traditional dance performances, skits and dramas, fireworks, puppet shows, Light & Sound show and many more activities. The occasion is 'Hampi festival'.

   This Karnataka state government sponsored three day long festival is an opportunity to all music, art, culture and travel enthusiasts around the globe to relive and rejoice the glory of Vijayanagara empire

The festival attracts significant numbers of local and international visitors to this world's largest open air museum where national and internationally renowned artists are invited to perform their art. Whole atmosphere is not only exciting but also enthrall an entire audience. It also keep them excited to visit this place every year.

Hampi utsav/festival 2017 dates: 3rd November to 5th November 2017.

How to reach Hampi:

Nearest airport to Hampi

By Air:-   

Jindal Vijaynagar Airport in Toranagallu, Karnataka is about 37.6 km away from Hampi and connected daily to Hyderabad by Trujet airline.
Second nearest airport is Hubli airport which is located approx. 167.1 km from Hampi. Thereafter to reach Hampi from the airport you have to hire a car or take a bus.

nearest railway station to HampiBy Rail:- 

 Hospet is the closest railway station that is at a distance of just 13 km. from there you can easily take a chauffeur driven cab/taxi to reach Hampi. Book your car in advance if you want avoid any hassle. 

how to reach hampiBy Road:-

Hubli to Hampi is approx. 164 km, Distance between Hyderabad to Hampi is approx. 378 km via NH 167 and Bangalore to Hampi is 357 km.

Baisakhi a harvest festival of Punjab

 
Baisakhi festival celebration
[Image courtesy: wikimedia]
   Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is one of the important festival in North India, specially in Punjab. It has great historical as well as religious significance of celebration. Baisakhi is a spring festival that marks the Solar New Year and also the day on which tenth guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh formed a 'Khalsa panth of warriors' in 1699. Usually the festival is celebrated on 13th or 14th April every year.

How it is celebrated ?

Farmers express their happiness while celebrating it with great joy and enthusiasm, on this day they wake up in the morning and go to temples and Gurudwara[ a place of worship for Sikhs] and thank God for the bountiful harvest. After the celebration Wheat harvesting begins in Punjab on Baisakhi.

Baisakhi is celebrated by the people of Punjab with vigor and joy. Gurdwaras are decorated and hold kirtans (religious hymns) and people gather to socialize and share festive foods. Devotees dress up in special colourful clothe and do into the traditional folk dance 'Bhangra' and 'Gidda'. 

Besides the Punjab, Bengalis mark it as 'Naba Barsha'[new year]. On this day People take ritual bath in the Ganga river and bedight their houses with rangoli.

The people in Bihar celebrate this day in April and November in honour of the Sun God, Surya at te place called Surajpur-Baragaon.
 

 
Vishu festival[Image courtesy: wikipedia]

In Kerala it is called as 'Vishu' and in Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as 'Puthandu'

This is day is also important for Buddists because Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment and Nirvana on this auspicious day.

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Goa Carnival - 4 days annual fun and frolic festival





Goa carnival
(Image credit: joel)

The Goa state tourism department organized four day long annual Goa Carnival which typically occur during month of February or early March, has been started on 25th Feb and it will continue till 28th Feb. The Carnival is being celebrated since the 18th century and it has an ancient history which date back to Portutuguese rule. This year location for this carnival are Panjim, Mapusa, Margoa and Vasco da Gama. In recent years it has been observed that the numbers of tourist for this carnival has increased.

Generally Goa carnival celebration is melange of music, dance and food. It is also a best opportunity for visitors to get glimpse of great goan culture and traditions of the state. Street parades, Live dancing troupes, floats parade, electrifying music and folk dancers are the main attractions of carnival. Float of 'King Momo' [a character derived from the Greek god Momus, who is the god of satire] led all the parades in all cities. 

It's never too early and late to start your holiday but if you missed the event then don't worry apart form this there are many Goa tour options for every travel enthusiast who seeks an option from relaxing to adventure holiday.


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