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Festivals to attend in March in India for a memorable experience

Updated On Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST
  • Here are 10 March festivals that provide a diverse and culturally rich experience, making them essential to witness.
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March presents a wonderful chance for travel thanks to its delightful weather. It's a month when diverse communities across India celebrate various spring and harvest festivals in their unique ways. Here are 10 festivals in March that offer a rich tapestry of Indian culture and diversity, making them must-see experiences. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

March presents a wonderful chance for travel thanks to its delightful weather. It's a month when diverse communities across India celebrate various spring and harvest festivals in their unique ways. Here are 10 festivals in March that offer a rich tapestry of Indian culture and diversity, making them must-see experiences. (Unsplash)

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Holi: Holi, known as the festival of colors, is a vibrant and widely celebrated festival in India. The top destination to immerse in the Holi festivities is Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. These cities are renowned for their week-long celebrations leading up to Holi, offering a traditional and lively experience with colorful processions, music, dance, and joyful color throwing. This year, Holi will be observed on March 25. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Holi: Holi, known as the festival of colors, is a vibrant and widely celebrated festival in India. The top destination to immerse in the Holi festivities is Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. These cities are renowned for their week-long celebrations leading up to Holi, offering a traditional and lively experience with colorful processions, music, dance, and joyful color throwing. This year, Holi will be observed on March 25. (Unsplash)

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Chapchar Kut: Celebrated in Mizoram, Chapchar Kut is a spring festival that marks the clearing of forests for cultivation. It is celebrated with traditional dances, music, and feasting. Mizoram observes Chapchur Kut as a public holiday on 01 March 2024 which is a Friday. (HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Chapchar Kut: Celebrated in Mizoram, Chapchar Kut is a spring festival that marks the clearing of forests for cultivation. It is celebrated with traditional dances, music, and feasting. Mizoram observes Chapchur Kut as a public holiday on 01 March 2024 which is a Friday. (HT File Photo)

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Yaosang: This is the Manipuri version of Holi, celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Manipur. It is marked by colorful processions, dancing, and the throwing of colors. This year, Yaosang will be celebrated on March 25 and 26 March. (Wikimedia Commons (File Photo)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Yaosang: This is the Manipuri version of Holi, celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Manipur. It is marked by colorful processions, dancing, and the throwing of colors. This year, Yaosang will be celebrated on March 25 and 26 March. (Wikimedia Commons (File Photo))

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Gangaur: This is a traditional festival celebrated in Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. It is dedicated to Goddess Gauri (an incarnation of Parvati) and is marked by colorful processions, songs, and prayers. The Gangaur festival is celebrated over a period of 18 days. (HT Photo/Arun Mondhe) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Gangaur: This is a traditional festival celebrated in Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. It is dedicated to Goddess Gauri (an incarnation of Parvati) and is marked by colorful processions, songs, and prayers. The Gangaur festival is celebrated over a period of 18 days. (HT Photo/Arun Mondhe)

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Panguni Uthiram: Celebrated in Tamil Nadu and among Tamil communities worldwide. It falls in the Tamil month of Panguni (March-April) and is dedicated to the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year, it will be celebrated across March 24.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Panguni Uthiram: Celebrated in Tamil Nadu and among Tamil communities worldwide. It falls in the Tamil month of Panguni (March-April) and is dedicated to the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This year, it will be celebrated across March 24.(AP)

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Maha Shivaratri: The best place to experience Maha Shivaratri in India is Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is one of the holiest cities in Hinduism and is closely associated with Lord Shiva. During Maha Shivaratri, the city comes alive with spiritual fervor as devotees flock to the banks of the Ganges to offer prayers and perform rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva. This year, Maha Shivratri will be observed on March 8. (HT Photo/Anil Kumar Maurya) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:21 PM IST

Maha Shivaratri: The best place to experience Maha Shivaratri in India is Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is one of the holiest cities in Hinduism and is closely associated with Lord Shiva. During Maha Shivaratri, the city comes alive with spiritual fervor as devotees flock to the banks of the Ganges to offer prayers and perform rituals dedicated to Lord Shiva. This year, Maha Shivratri will be observed on March 8. (HT Photo/Anil Kumar Maurya)

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