|Fairs / Festivals February 2020|
|February 01 to 17, 2020||Surajkund Crafts Mela||Haryana|
|February 13 to 15, 2020||Elephanta Festival||Mumbai|
|February 18 to 27, 2020||Taj Mahotsav||Agra, Uttar Pradesh|
|February 25 to 29, 2020||Deccan Festival||Hyderabad,
|February 20 to 26, 2020||Khajuraho Dance Festival||Bundelkhand,
India is an epitome of resplendent festivals and fairs – where the hues of festivity never lose its charm! From enjoying the pleasant winter weather for sightseeing to diverse festivals and fairs, the month of February in India offers an exciting spectacle of celebrations and exquisite getaways to the visitors.
Here take a look at the festivals and fairs that are celebrated in the month of February in India every year – reflecting the traditional gaiety and zest of its people.
Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana: Surajkund Crafts Mela is a peculiar festival held from 1 to 15 February. It celebrates the unique melange of Indian culture and traditions in an ambience to showcase the quintessence of our typical rural India. Splash of colours, joy de-vivre and rhythm of drum beats fuse and blend at the crafts mela of Faridabad, Haryana. More than 400 dexterous artisans from across the country exhibit the rich handicrafts, handlooms and handmade fabrics merged with ethnic colours to give a fascinating and eye-catching display to the visitors! Consider yourself blessed if you get to tap your feet with the beats of the captivating classical dancers who come from all over the country. For aesthetic delight, offer yourself to evening fete organized at al fresco theatre!
Elephanta Festival, Mumbai: The festival is conducted ever year under the patronage of Maharashtra Tourism in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to pay tribute to the living heritage of classical music and dance forms as well as to popularize Indian art forms. The festival is celebrated annually at the world-renowned Elephanta Caves across Mumbai waterfront – a desired destination for culture enthusiasts! Aesthetically decked up stage, magnificently lit up Maheshmurti cave, melodius tunes of 'Koli' fisher folks, Gemini boats for ferry give delight to the senses. And, for food buffs! The most exotic and mouth-watering delicacies of Maharashtra and that too, at affordable prices!
Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Uttar Pradesh: Whether it is beholded in the first gleam of the rising sun, viewed against the molten twilight or soaked in the moon light, the epitome of beauty and grandeur – Taj Mahal arouses a universal sense of oneness and empathy in everyone! This charismatic romance of the monument is brilliantly reflected in a 10-day spectacle of art, culture, craft and cuisine, called the Taj Mahotsav. The carnival starts every year on 18 February in Shilpgram and proudly unveils a plethora of folk music, shayari and soul-stirring dance performances as well as camel and elephant rides, food festival and games. So make sure to experience this unforgettable and much-awaited Taj Mahotsav!
Khajuraho Dance Festival, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh: The famous dance festival is celebrated at a time when the chilling winter weather subsides and spring, takes over! The festival is usually celebrated from 20 to 26 February. It is a week-long spectacle that proudly showcases the grandeur of the various colorful classical dance forms, such as Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and others. Watching these myriad dance forms, truly offer a feast to the eyes!
Deccan Festival, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: Considered the most enjoyable and striking of all the festivals in Hyderabad, the Deccan Festival every year with its splash of music, colors and fairs grace the city and the whole atmosphere comes alive! It is a five-day festival held from February 25 bringing in a breath of fresh air with the performances of qawwalis, ghazals and mushairas (poetry recitals). Do you know what are the other attractions that completely spellbind the female visitors? These are the multi-hued bangles as well as lustrous and gleaming pearls in every variety!