When you’re in India, there’s always a festival around the corner. And September is no exception.Also Read - 3 Suspected Highway Robbers Arrested After Encounter In UP: Police
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1. Kumbh Mela
What: The largest religious gathering in the world, the Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest phenomenons in the country. Millions of Hindu pilgrims flock to the holy river to wash away their sins. Also Read - Google Pixel 6 Series: New Google Pixel Smartphones Will Run On A Brand New Custom-Made Tensor Chip Designed By Google| All You Need to Know
Where: The festival is held at Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain every third year by rotation. This the Mela is held every 12th year in each of the four venues. This year it is being held in Nashik.
When: The fair began on July 14 and will go on till September 25 so you aren’t still late to the party.
The important events being held include
Second Shahi Snan: September 13, Sunday
Third Shahi Snan: September 18, Friday
Bhadrapad Shukla Dwadashi – Vaman Dwadashi Snan: September 25, Friday
Entry : Free
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How to reach Nashik
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2. Ganesh Chaturthi
When: September 17-26
What: Ganesha Chaturthi is is celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha.
People install Ganesha idols in their homes or in decorated outdoor tents for 1, 3, or 11 days.
Guests are invited to visit the Lord and ask for his blessings and at the end, processions with loud music and vigorous dancing are carried out to immerse the idol in a nearest water body.
Where: Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated most enthusiastically in in Maharashtra — especially in Mumbai and Pune — which display is the best place to witness some of the most extravagant idols and marvelous processions.
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3. Covelong Classic Surf and Music Festival
When: September 18-20
What: The Covelong Classic Surf and Music Festival doesn’t just bring together the sport of surfing and music but also the practice of yoga in the village of Kovalam in Tamil Nadu.
On September 17 and 18, the Surfing Federation of India will organize a surfing composition for Indian competitors.
On September 19 and 20, the Asian Surfing Competition and will see several international participants.
Simultaneously, you can also enroll yourself into learning sessions and there is no age bar for it.
Besides the surfing business, the festival will host various live music performances from 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm on all the three days by established and independent artistes.
There will also be yogic therapeutic sessions throughout the day on all the three days from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Where: Covelong Point Social Surf School, Kovalam village, close to Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Entry: The music concerts are open to all but surfing classes will come at a small fee.
A single-day pass for the yoga sessions: Rs 1,000; three-day pass: Rs 3,000; single session entry: Rs 350
How to reach Covelong
4. Ladakh Festival
When: September 20-26
What: This colorful festival in the beautiful hilly region of Ladakh offers you a sneak peak into the Ladakhi culture and traditions.
The season is probably the best time to visit Ladakh and is marked by singing, dancing, people dressing up in traditional costumes, archery competitions and polo games.
Where: Leh and its villages.
How to reach Leh
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5. Ziro festival
When: September 24-27
What is it: Currently in its fourth edition, The Ziro festival of Music is known as Indias biggest outdoor music festival.
Where: This festival is held in the Lush Ziro valley
Entry: Rs 4000.
How to reach Ziro Valley
6. Ramlila in Ramnagar
When: September 27-October 27
What: Nearly 200 years old, the Ramnagar Ramlila is a a play re-enacting the story of Ramayana, one of the two major epics of Indian mythology.
Where: The festival is celebrated in Ramnagar on the banks of the River Ganga opposite Varanasi.