Festivals of India

To experience the festivals of India is to experience the grandeur and richness of the Indian cultural heritage.

The festivals of India thrive in a culture of diversity, and the celebration of these festivals has become a time for cross-cultural exchanges. Filled with rituals, music, performances, culinary treats, and more, each festival presents its own fascinating history and unique charm. A large diversity of customs, traditions, and tales are also associated with festivals.

Learn about the cultural diversity, customs and traditions, as well as the fascinating stories associated with the festivals presented in the categories below, or explore the vibrant festivals of the states by clicking on the map or finding your favourite festival.

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Evolution of Festivals

Literature on Festivals