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Best places in India to experience Makar Sankranti

Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST
  • Below are some of India's top destinations to enjoy the lively celebrations of Makar Sankranti:
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Makar Sankranti, a festival celebrated across India to mark the transition of the sun into the Makara (Capricorn) zodiac sign, is known by different names and celebrated with unique customs in various states. Here are some of the best places in India to experience the vibrant festivities of Makar Sankranti:  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Makar Sankranti, a festival celebrated across India to mark the transition of the sun into the Makara (Capricorn) zodiac sign, is known by different names and celebrated with unique customs in various states. Here are some of the best places in India to experience the vibrant festivities of Makar Sankranti: 

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Ganga Sagar, West Bengal: This place is one of the most prominent destinations to experience Makar Sankranti in India. It is held at Sagar Island in the state of West Bengal, where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal. The festival draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of the river and the sea.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Ganga Sagar, West Bengal: This place is one of the most prominent destinations to experience Makar Sankranti in India. It is held at Sagar Island in the state of West Bengal, where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal. The festival draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of the river and the sea.  (PTI)

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Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Haridwar is another significant destination to experience Makar Sankranti in India. Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is known for its religious significance and is one of the four places where the Kumbh Mela is held.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Haridwar is another significant destination to experience Makar Sankranti in India. Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Haridwar is known for its religious significance and is one of the four places where the Kumbh Mela is held.  (PTI)

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Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu: In Tirunelveli, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the festival of Pongal. It is a major harvest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional rituals. The festival typically lasts for four days, with each day having its own significance.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu: In Tirunelveli, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the festival of Pongal. It is a major harvest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional rituals. The festival typically lasts for four days, with each day having its own significance.  (PTI)

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Guwahati, Assam: Guwahati, located in the northeastern state of Assam, celebrates Makar Sankranti with the festival of Magh Bihu. Magh Bihu is a harvest festival that marks the end of the harvesting season, and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional rituals.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Guwahati, Assam: Guwahati, located in the northeastern state of Assam, celebrates Makar Sankranti with the festival of Magh Bihu. Magh Bihu is a harvest festival that marks the end of the harvesting season, and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional rituals.  (PTI)

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Vadodara, Gujarat: In Vadodara, located in the western state of Gujarat, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great enthusiasm, especially during the festival of Uttarayan. Uttarayan is synonymous with kite flying, and the city becomes a colorful spectacle with the sky filled with kites of various shapes and sizes.  (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 08, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Vadodara, Gujarat: In Vadodara, located in the western state of Gujarat, Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great enthusiasm, especially during the festival of Uttarayan. Uttarayan is synonymous with kite flying, and the city becomes a colorful spectacle with the sky filled with kites of various shapes and sizes.  (Unsplash)

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