India - A Country And a Melting Pot of Cultures
Festivals in India offer a peek into its culture
An elegant concoction of numerous ethnic groups, a string of interesting places that keeps tourists hooked, and diverse geographical formations that keeps it from being monotonous, India, a country and a melting pot of cultures is mesmeric beyond description. This cultural diversity becomes evident it festivals. It is a land where you can get awestruck with its amazing kaleidoscope. This diversity induced aura encourages people to embrace travellers within them to catch direct flights to india from heathrow airport and crawl through its cities and hinterlands to get a better understanding of the Indian wonderland.
As festivals are considered as event where elements of a culture appear in its resplendent best, here we are enlisting the major festivals of India that have synonymous with country's identity.
Diwali: Celebrated in October- November each year Diwali is also known as festivals of light. It is a mass festival that is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country. The festival is also well known for its lavishness. On this occasion, houses are adorned with colourful oil lamps and gifts are exchanged.
Holi: Also known as the festival of colours, Holi is celebrated in the month of March. The festival is marked by smearing coloured powder on each other.
Durga Puja: Durga Puja is a nine day festival, during which prayers to deity Durga are offered. The festival of Durga Puja also called Dussehara is celebrated with great fervour in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Besides these major festivals, there are regional festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam and Bihu that keeps the festival calendar of India Jam-packed. Travel enthusiasts often take multi stop flights to India from UK to get drenched by festive colours of India.
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