2019 is on its last turn. December, the last month is a potpourri of traditional and modern Events and Festivals in India. It has something in store for everyone. Don’t you agree? If you do, we’ll give you all the reasons to step out of your bed and bid sayonara to 2019 in a stellar way.
Here’s a list of high-spirited, captivating and culturally augmenting Events and Festivals in India of December 2019.
1. Rann Utsav, Kutch
To celebrate life and witness the most mesmerizing scenery with culture and heritage, head straight to one of the largest salt deserts in the world, Kutch and enjoy folk music, folk dances, shopping (locally handcrafted goods), enthralling adventure sports, trips to nearby destinations and a lot more. Also not to forget their traditional cuisine and luxury tents constructed on the brink of salt lake. All this combined makes it the most breathtaking festival celebrated in India.
When: Until February 2020
Where: Kutch, Gujarat
2. Magnetic Fields, Rajasthan
An amalgamation of ancient and contemporary India. It provides a platform to budding and talented artists from India and all across the globe. The fiesta is limited to 500 people and takes place in a restored 17th-century palace. Along with the musical gigs, they also have kite flying, treasure hunt, yoga, secret parties, a buffet full of Rajasthani delicacies. Attendees can choose between staying in a luxury suite or camp under the stars on a chilly winter night. To have a mesmerizing experience book your tickets well in advance.
When: 13th December-15th December 2019
Where: Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati, Rajasthan
3. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
Hornbill Festival leaves no stone unturned to show the diversity of India. The festival takes place in a little village Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland. This awe-inspiring festival is all about the warrior tribes that display folk dance, songs, heritage, food, culture, handicrafts. Do not forget to witness the traditional war dance performed by the locals. It’s out of this world!
When: 1st December- 10th December 2019
Where: Kohima, Nagaland
4. Himachal Hills Festival, Kasol
Are you the one who wants to be wrapped in mountain’s arms and want to camp under the twinkling stars? They have got you covered. In this two-day festival artists will perform EDM, Rock, Techno, Psytrance, and other hipster styles. To all the food lovers out there you have two new cuisines to try, Himachali and Israeli. Enter into the new year with a free spirit.
When: 30th December-31st December 2019
Where: Nature Park, Kasol
5. India Bike Week, Goa
Calling out motorcycle enthusiasts! They are here to break the stereotype with women bikers all set to take on the roads of Goa to perform stunts on their bikes along with fellow male riders. The event will see participation from all over India and abroad. Not just the stunts, the event also has attractions like well-known names in bike design and manufacturer, the rarest bikes and accessories, music, graffiti art, barbecues, beer gardens, training academies, and track racing. *vroom vroom*
When: 6th December-7th December 2019
Where: Little Vagator, Goa
6. Hot Air Balloon Festival, Karnataka
You love adventures. Don’t you? Then this is definitely for you. The uniqueness of this festival sets it apart from others in India. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of heritage sites and jungles of Karnataka in the Hot Air Balloons. Do not forget to look at hundreds of spectacular brightly colored balloons from the ground when they move swiftly in the sky. ‘Fly above the land!’
When: December 2019
Where: Hampi, Mysore & Bidar, Karnataka
7. Orange Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
Driven by the passion for adventure, music, and travel, Orange festival is back with its 5th edition. Nestled in the mountains with breathtaking sceneries, they have a huge line up of bands and a variety of sports to let your adrenaline rushing. If you love music and adventures as much as you love to travel and live like a local this is just for you.
When: 15th December-18th December 2019
Where: Dambuk, Arunanchal Pradesh
8. Comic-Con, Mumbai, and Delhi
India’s greatest pop culture experience is back. The celebration features the best of comics, movies, television, gaming, and cosplay. Are you hot to trot for the #bestweekendoftheyear?
When: 7th December-8th December and 20th December-22nd December 2019
Where: Mumbai and Delhi, respectively
9. Sunburn Festival, Goa
India, Are you ready for Asia’s Biggest Festival? The hip electronic dance music festival is back to Goa with headlining acts from DJ Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, DJ FLUME, Jonas Blue, Fedde Le Grand, Julian Jordan, and Lost Frequencies. It also has an enthralling adventure waiting for you. Sunburn is famous for hoisting the continent’s largest ‘cubezoid’ stage. They have set up camps to add to the vibe.
When: 27th December-29th December 2019
Where: Vagator, Goa
10. Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival, Rajasthan
Tiger spotting with some twist? This fiesta is all about music and cultural elements of the land of Rajasthan. The main agenda is to create awareness about safeguarding wildlife. It brings together folk music, dance, art, local cuisine with a scenic view of Nahargarh Fort. They also have DJs, wildlife safaris, star gazing, photography, yoga, and art auction. An incredible experience awaits you!
When: 27th December-29th December 2019
Where: Nahargarh, Ranthambore
11. The Tamara Carnival, Coorg
Tucked in the most picturesque hill stations in India, it is a 10-day long carnival. It is a conjunction of music, dance, food, and experiences to exhibit the culture of India. Each day sees a new performance ranging from folk dance, classical dance, traditional martial arts, Salsa dancing, Blues music, stand-up comedy, yoga, hiking, bird watching, cookery, pottery, and plantation tours. To be a part of this carnival it is mandatory to stay in the beautiful Tamara Resort.
When: 22nd December-31st December 2019
Where: The Tamara, Coorg
12. Jashn-E-Rekhta, Delhi
This festival celebrates the poise and finesse of the Urdu language. There will be live discussion sessions, ghazal performances, poetry sessions with some of the most known and respected artists of the country. A perfect place for people who desire to know more about Urdu or have already plunged in love with the soulful language.
When: 13th December-15th December 2019
Where: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi
13. Galdan Namchot, Ladakh
It lists in the charismatic festivals of India. This festival marks the beginning of Tibetan New Year and the birth of Tsongkhapa. Monasteries and heritage decorate with lights as the locals get prepared to display their cultural music and dance. They gift ‘khatak’, a ceremonial scarf to their family and friends.
When: 21st December 2019
Where: Monasteries of Ladakh
14. Karthigai Deepam, Tamil Nadu
This festival is celebrated to mark the birth of the youngest son of Lord Shiva. To celebrate the festival, all Murugan temples and houses are decorated with earthen lamps. Burst crackers and sharing delicacies are an integral part of their celebrations.
When: 10th December 2019
Where: Murugan Temples, Tamil Nadu
15. Perumthitta Tharavad, Kerala
Do you like colors? Then this festival is for you. Dancers coated in the paint from head to toe representing historical and mythological characters. The festival is celebrated with grandeur. The top-notch element of this festival is the folk dance performed by the locals.
When: 7th December-16th December 2019
Where: Kottamkuzhy, Kerala
We hope you found the Events and Festivals in India that completely define your idea of rejuvenation! So where are you heading now?