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The three-day festival welcomes artists from different parts of the country to perform folk music and dance, and participate in competitions such as applying henna or tying a turban amidst light and sound shows all night.
A popular music festival, witness Naga tribes dressed in traditional attire with headgears and ivory armlets and Naga Morungs exhibition of art and craft, Naga cuisine, archery, and other cultural practices.
This music and comedy festival is held in various Indian cities such as Pune, Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Shillong, and Delhi/NCR. Music maestros such as Lucky Ali, Nucleya, Prateek Kuhad have performed in the past.
This is Fort Kochi's biggest gala that witnesses a huge crowd on New Year's Eve gathered to watch the burning of the effigy of Pappanji, an old man wearing a suit—signifying hope and harmony. Cultural shows, food festivals, cycle races are other highlights.
Held every year at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the festival showcases dance forms such as Kuchipudi, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, and more. The place is also rich in caves, temples, and ancient monuments and sculptures.
The four-day music festival is celebrated in the Behat village near Gwalior. During the festival, artists and music enthusiasts assemble near the tomb of Tansen to pay him a tribute.
This festival in Rajasthan starts with a parade covering the hill station and ends at the Nakki Lake Chowk followed by lighting hundreds of diyas and setting them afloat. Sufi Kathak, Ghoomar, Shaam-e-Qawwali are some of the dance and music performances you can enjoy.