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Title: Most Famous Festivals for Travelers in India, Nepal and Bhutan Celebrated In March


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Most Famous Festivals for Travelers in India,
Nepal and Bhutan Celebrated In March
Festivals are a way to celebrate the unique
cultural aspects of any place. They tell us about
the way of living of the people belonging to a
particular country and also bring us closer to
the vivaciousness of the age old rituals
practiced in that place. If you wish to get an
insight into the amazing cultural diversity
stored the Himalayan regions, a tour to India,
Nepal and Bhutan often proves to be a profound
one as one gets to witness the
unadulterated beauty of these places in its
brightest form in the local festivals. These
three countries pack in a wealth of traditions
curate over thousands of years which are
beautifully portrayed in their famous festival
tours. Let us take a look at some popular
festivals in India, Nepal and Bhutan you must not
miss if you plan to travel to these regions in
the month of March.
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Braj Holi Festival
The world famous festival of colors, Holi is
celebrated with great enthusiasm all over
India. Holi festival in Braj in Bharatpur
district in Rajasthan is known for its grand
celebrations which start a couple of days before
the actual day. The venue of this festival is
Deeg Palace which comes alive with colors a few
days preceding the festival. The most striking
part of the festival is the colorful fountains
inside the palace which add a touch of
exclusivity to the elaborate celebrations.
Festival Date 20th March - 21st March, 2019
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International Yoga Festival
The International Yoga festival in the holy city
of Rishikesh is the perfect opportunity to learn
more about this ancient healing technique. The
festival is organized at Parmarth Niketan
Ashram where noted yoga scholars and masters from
India and abroad come together to build awareness
about Yoga among the commoners. The festival
throws light on the different
yoga postures ranging from Kundalini Yoga,
Vindasana Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and
Bhakti Yoga through a course of lectures and yoga
sessions running upto 70 hours. The event also
highlights the role of sattvic food, mantras and
devotional music in achieving complete physical
and mental well being.
Festival Date 1st March - 7th March, 2019
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Hola Mohalla Festival
This exuberant festival belonging to the state of
Punjab is a joyous celebration of colors, music,
culture, food and crafts that portray a rare
cheerfulness, the very characteristic of the
people of Punjab. Hola Mohalla is a three day
festival celebrated in Anandpur Sahib to fine
tune the armory skills of Sikh men through a
display of mock battles. The Hola Mohalla
festival also features sprinkling
of colors which turns the location into a vibrant
landscape. The nihangs dressed in their colorful
robes take away most of the attention during the
fair. The matchless service of local Sikhs who
willingly participate in preparing langars at the
camps reveals the culture of generosity which is
a core element of Sikh religion.
Festival Date 22nd March - 24th March, 2019
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Shigmo Festival
If you're planning a trip to Goa in the month of
March, be prepared to witness the Shigmo
festivalcelebrated by the Konkans. The festival
closely resembles the holi festival celebrated
all over India as it marks the arrival of spring
season. Shigmo festival gives a glimpse of the
Konkan music and dance displayed in the parades
on the streets of Goa in the evening. People
dressed in colorful costumes holding flags
participate in the parade with the beating of
drums and other folk musical instruments. The
festival kicks off several days before the Holi
festival and lends a cheerful vibe to the streets
of Goa at the beginning of spring season.
Festival Date 21st March, 2019
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Gyalpo Losar
Gyalpo Losar is a highly revered festival of
Nepal that marks the Tibetan New Year. The
festival starts in the first week of March and
the festivities continue till about two weeks.
The first three days, however, are considered the
most important. Gyalpo losar is celebrated with
great vigour specifically by the sherpas, Tamang
and bhutia Tibetans. Each of these communities
have developed a unique way of celebrating the
festival. Houses are cleaned and decorated and
special dishes are made. Many rituals are
performed in the monasteries in Nepal including a
special enactment of fight between the king and
the deer.
Festival Date 7th March, 2019
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Pokhara Holi Festival
Holi festival is also celebrated by the Hindu
community in Nepal. If you want to experience the
festival in all its glory in Nepal, head straight
to Pokhara. The city wears a garb of fun and
excitement with people dancing and playing
crazily with colors. In the week long
festivities, the first day of the festival is
observed by burning a tall wooden pole around
which Nepali women dressed in saris gather
together and pray. On the second day a bonfire is
lit which denotes the burning of Holika. The
remaining days spent frolicking on the streets
playing with colors.
Festival Date 20th March - 21st March, 2019
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Paro Tshechu Festival
Renowned as one of the most elaborate festivals
of Bhutan, Paro Tshechu is a weeklong event that
kicks off with a couple of masked dance
performances which bring out the rich cultural
tapestry of Bhutan. The festival is celebrated to
honour Guru Rimpoche, who introduced Buddhist
religion in Bhutan. The monks and other people
carry out special ceremonies to mark the
occasion. On the final day of the Paro Tshechu
festival, a huge thangka is put on display to let
the people receive the blessings.
Festival Date 17th March - 21st March, 2019
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Gomphu Festival
An illustrious festival observed in Gomphu Kora
region in Bhutan, Gomphu festival celebrates the
victory of good over evil. People dressed in
traditional attires actively participate in the
festivities that run upto three days. The
festival depicts the rich culture of Bhutanese in
the various rituals and ceremonies that take
place during these three days. People belong to
drakpa tribe in Arunachal Pradesh travel for days
on foot under extreme conditions to attend the
festival. Plan with best travel company to enjoy
the Gomphu Kora festival that is considered an
excellent opportunity for the locals to reconnect
with their past.
Festival Date 14th March - 16th March, 2019
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