Bengal is known as a land of festivities. The quote 'baro maase tero parbon (‘13 festivals in just 12 months’)' is often associated with this state because the number of festivals outnumber the months in a calendar year. One such festival is Gajan that is celebrated as a pre harvest festival during the month of April.
In the last five years, Ladakh has seen a rapid change in climatic conditions. With unprecedented rainfalls, melting glaciers and snowfall in the months that are usually considered summers, the problems of Ladakh doesn’t seem to end.
Sangai is the state animal of Manipur and efforts to conserve this beautiful creature has been made since the early 2000s. Sangai Festival celebrates the culture, traditions and food of Manipur by bringing everything under one roof.
Hornbill Festival dates are usually in the first week of December. The event is also a great chance to explore the food and handicrafts of Nagaland and North East India in general.
Street art is not something that one will expect or associate with a city like Patna. But recently, the city administration and state government, in their attempt to promote folk arts, decided to paint the wall of the city with beautiful paintings made by Madhubani artists.
Fort Kochi, the former colony of Portuguese Colonists, has a lot of offer when it comes to good food and drinks. This small area, spread in a space of 5 km leaves its visitors short of time if they wish to explore the food scene of this area.
Moreh and Tamu are very alike and yet different. The towns are a traveller’s delight and can be easily explored in a day while backpacking in Manipur
Following Indian festivals has taken me to places far and beyond. This land of immeasurable diversity has these interesting events hiding in plain sight. One such event is Haldi Festival at Pattan Kodoli that is organized in the month of November in Maharashtra's Kolhapur District. . Here is a short travelogue for the festival and how I reached there.