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India Tours, Chance to Enjoy the Magic of Festivals in India

By Amitkumarana Subscribe to RSS | January 6th 2012 | Views:
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India is called the country of festivals as many of colorful festivals are celebrated in this country. If you have the intention to tour India, make it a point to encounter at least some of the festivals of India, if not all. India is largest secular democracy in the world and so, people of different caste, creed, religion and ethnicity celebrate their festivals with full glory in this country. These festivals are integral to the different ‘Tours India’ which is organized by travel agencies around the world. The festivals of India can be religious, cultural or national. The most important among them are:

Independence Day: Celebrated on the 15th of August every year in memory of India’s independence from the British Rule in 1947. It is a festival in which every Indian participates and there is a sense of joy and happiness in the atmosphere, no matter where you go. The best place to enjoy this day is New Delhi, the capital of India, where many cultural programs are organized by the Government of India, in which talented people from across the country participate. If you want to Travel India, you must see this national festival.

Diwali: Known as the ‘festival of lights’, it is one of the most important festivals for Hindus and is celebrated by lighting clay lamps and bursting crackers. People decorate their houses with electronic lights and clay lamps, which is a great sight to see. This festival is celebrating the victory of good over evil and is celebrated across the country with participation of people of other religions as well. Most people like to enjoy Diwali during their India tour.

Holi: It is a very colorful festival which is associated with the season of spring when the weather is pleasant and many flowers blossom. This is also a Hindu festival with participation of people of other religions. People smear and spray artificial colors on each other and make merry. They also celebrate by drinking ‘Bhaang’, an intoxicating milk based drink. Tourists are recommended to participate in this festival during their India tours. Travel India and encounter the way it is celebrated across the nation.

Eid ul Fitr: It is the most important festival of the Muslims, which is celebrated after the Islamic month of Ramadan, when people fast from day till dawn for a complete month. It is celebrated in accordance with the Islamic Lunar Calendar. People dress up in beautiful traditional attires and invite family and friends for delicious feasts. During your India Travel, you can easily get invited to the house of a Muslim during Eid and enjoy the delicacies which they prepare for this festival.

Christmas: India has a large Christian population who celebrate Christmas with complete zeal and enthusiasm. The best place to enjoy Christmas in India is in Goa where people indulge in month long festivities and carnival with lots of food and music. Many foreigners visit Goa in the month of December during their India tours, to participate in the celebration of Christmas in Goa.

Thus, we can see that India Travel and India Tours are a great opportunity for enjoying the beauty of culture and heritage in the country.

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