The Foochow Festival at China
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The Foochow Festival at China In the Southern province of Fukien and Kwangtung, China, and if you are an avid kite flyer, there is an amazing kite flying competition held every year and a must visit destination for kite enthusiasts. At the Foochow Kite Festival, the kites displayed are immense mean machines with greatest ingenuity of design and heavens are flooded with thousands of colourful kites  [...]

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Thitambu Nritham in Kerala Attractions
February 22, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Thitambu Nritham in Kerala Attractions
North Kerala is a land of culture, traditions and the ideal travel delights. Enconsced in the best surroundings in this part of the world, the Thitambu Nritham in Kerala is a ritual art form that is more than seven centuries old. Mainly performed by the Namboothiris, of Kerala, this is an art form that has not died with times. Started by the Late Vethirmana Sreedharan Namboodiri, this is an art form that goes down to ancient times. The dancer in absolute traditional style, performs the usual rituals and then comes out of the sanctum sanctorum, and stands under the flag. The dancer then holds the replica weighting around 10 kg to 30 kg on his head and then starts the divine dance. One of the Namboothiris bears the Thitambu while there are more than seven players playing on the percussion  [...]


Celebrating Maha Shivaratri 2012
February 20, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Celebrating Maha Shivaratri 2012
On Monday 20th February, get ready to spare your night for the Indian God Lord Shiva for it is the night of Shiva or the Shivaratri. This is celebrated as Shivaratri and is in praise of Lord Shiva. This is celebrated on the fourteenth night of the day when there is no moon in the Indian month of Phalgun. This falls normally in the months of February or March as per the English calendar. This is a very auspicious day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married. Many believe that Lord Shiva did the Tandav Nritya on this night. This dance is the dance of preservation, and also for destruction and primal creation. There is another legend that is based on the Linga Puran. This says that Lord Shiva showed himself in the form of the linga. So it is considered to be a very auspicious day for  [...]


Elephant Festival in Jaipur
February 20, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Elephant Festival in Jaipur
Come to Rajasthan, and get enchanted in this land of camels and elephants. Come here and avail of the great privilege of basking in the pleasures of this sandy paradise in this part of the world. Get the best pleasures of the Royal land of Rajasthan and get the finest travel memories here in Rajasthan the beautiful land in India. At Rajasthan, you would have the most fascinating experiences of the prevalent culture and tradition that is so much a part of this place. So while you are here, enjoy the luxury of the festivals of Rajasthan. The Jaipur Elephant Festival is one such opportunity to see the symbol of the Royalty that the Rajputs had. Get to see the elephant which symbolizes the Rajput Royalty and see the finest display of the elephant festival. The Jaipur Elephant Festival takes  [...]


Better late than Never with Valentines Day
February 15, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Better late than Never with Valentines Day
Love is a gift to all who possess it, and is a treasure for those who receive it. And if we have a special day to express it, then what better could life get to be? Valentine's Day is one of the 365 days of the year which is specially meant to express love. It has been dedicated for all the lovers who express the emotion with the best ways possible. Isn't it wonderful to be with the person you love and to express to the person you love that you love him or her? Love is one emotion that has to be spread across the world to make it a better place. So on this day special boxes of chocolates, gifts, teddies, greeting cards, and heart shaped balloons are all a total hit as the shops sell them in plenty, people gift them in plenty and all over there is an air of celebration. Get ready to get  [...]


SATTE – India’s travel and Tourism event
February 8, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
SATTE – India’s travel and Tourism event
The 19th edition of the most important travel and tourism event, is being held in the Pragati Maidan,New Delhi. Called the SATTE festival many industry players regard this festival as an event which is eagerly awaited by all. Over so many years, SATTE has grown to be the most awaited event in terms of visitors, buyers and exhibitors. Today it is the largest networking base for all the participants in the travel and tourism industry. South Asia is a place now which has the best outbound, inbound and domestic tourism, which have shown a great growth in the year 2011. SATTE has always been a great player which has shown the tourism industry how important such festivals are. Again all the travel agents, hotels and resorts, and operators, domestic and international airlines, state tourism boards,  [...]


Goa Carnival 2012
February 6, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Goa Carnival 2012
Come to Goa, the queen of beaches in India, and the most famous getaway destination for innumerable people in this part of the world. Come to the loveliest romantic spot in town and the ideal tourist location in the entire world. Visit the land of the Goa Carnival. This is a festival which attracts most of the tourists and many people across the world. Originally begun in the year 1961, this is a festival that was a Portuguese venture and they turned the entire region into a carnival fare by influencing the lifestyle and culture of the people here. The Portuguese ruled Goa for around five centuries. Carnival comes from the Latin term which means to throw away meat. There is lot of singing, dancing and merrymaking here and normally people also have feast here. So Come to the Goa Carnival  [...]


Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
February 3, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Come February and Mumbai is going to talk only about the excitement, drama, arts, colourful culture and ultimate traditions. For this is the time of the Arts Festival that is very popular across the world. This is the time of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival which is a kaleidoscope of literature, films, and heritage culture. Come here and enjoy the beauty of the exhibits of the best form of art and heritage tales. Enjoy these nine days of fun, joy, educational learning and artistic performances. Refresh your mind and feel blessed in the ambience of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. This year too the festival plans a lot of activities and events for not only children but  for also adults. So get set and be prepared to see some of the best exponents of art and art forms and the ideal combination  [...]


India International Leather Fair
February 1, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
India International Leather Fair
Come February and Chennai in India, is all set to showcase one of the best international fairs in this part of the world. Come and enjoy the pleasures of being in the most interesting fair in India, the India International Leather Fair at Chennai. This year in 2012, the fair begins on February 1 and would go on till February 3. Since the year 1986, the fair has been a popular way of showcasing and exhibiting some of the best goods in leather and also some items of leather for purchase. ITPO has been in charge of organizing this fair since the last 26 years and it has done so with a lot of success. Today the IILF is very popular across the world and is recognized in the leather trade and industry. Overseas market has seen a lot of such fairs and has seen a number of companies participating  [...]


2012 Ratha Saptami
January 30, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
2012 Ratha Saptami
Dedicated to the Indian Sun God Lord Surya Ratha Saptami is celebrated on january 30th. Tradition has it that Lord Surya rides a chariot driven by seven horses. This is the form of Surya God that is worshipped during the festival of Ratha Saptami. This is a very important occasion in the Tirupati Balaji Temple and devotees throng to this temple to have a glimpse of this festival. It is believed that the earth is inclined towards the sun the maximum on this day of Ratha Saptami. Observed on the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha in the Indian calendar, Ratha Saptami is celebrated in the Indian month of Magh. Shukla Paksha is the waxing phase of the moon. Ratha Saptami occupies a lot of significance in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. In the state of Orissa, this  [...]


The Kabir Festival, Mumbai
January 25, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
The Kabir Festival, Mumbai
Inspired by the Kabir Project, the Kabir Festival in Mumbai is spearheaded by a documentary film maker Shabnam Virmani who has traveled a great deal with folk singers who sing the great poet and Saint Kabir's composition. After traveling with such legendary folk singers for six years, there were four documentary films that were made by him. There are many other renditions of other musicians who have shown the works of Kabir with the help of music, art and other forms. The Kabir Festival is a festival that is held across Indian cities and also internationally. The festivals are held with a common link of screening of the documentary films made by this erstwhile famous director. There are talks, discussions, and debates by many important speakers across the country. Live music concerts and  [...]


Kolkata celebrates Chinese New Year
January 23, 2012 | Festivals | No Comment
Kolkata celebrates Chinese New Year
Kolkata is the city of Joy and an absolute treat for a tourist. Kolkata the land of the Bengali culture and sweets that your palate would cherish forever. This is the only place where you would see a blend of culture and tradition across the world. The Chinese culture is very prevalent in Kolkata and it is interesting to note the amalgamation of various cultures in this part of the world. There have been lot of celebrations in the city of Kolkata during the month of January over the past few years. While in Kolkata there is lot of pomp and glory here as Indian and Chinese students interact with each other and celebrate  the Chinese New Year with a lot of fanfare. So get to see the Chinese  students humming a popular Indian tune, and the Indian students humming a Chinese tune as the two  [...]