Colours of India – Issue n°12 – March 2017

A VideoMag by Media India Group

Tourism

March 20, 2017

/ By / India

Welcome to the March issue of our monthly video magazine, Colours of India. Our journey, this month, starts with the vividly vibrant scenes of the festival of colours, Holi, widely celebrated across India and beyond. We take you to Vrindavan, the abode of Lord Krishna, and Santiniketan, a laidback town reminiscent of Rabindranath Tagore, showcasing Holi festivities, which are distinct and unique to these parts of the country. We then move to the sparsely frequented terrains of Rajasthan, where we explore the Roopangarh fort, a palace reflecting heritage in its true sense. Built in 1648, it is a royal property turned into a heritage hotel. From the royal echelons, we travel to the rural hamlets of Purulia, in West Bengal, where a workshop on Chhau, an ancient form of storytelling through dance dramas, witnesses a sizeable attendance at this time of the year. Off we then go to the forests of Basar, in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, to celebrate Mopin, the annual harvest festival of the local Galo tribe, which sees the coming together of locals and visitors. The festival sees ceremonious chanting, folk dances, music and heavy feasting besides traditional fishing, which was held here after years. Our final destination is Cherrapunjee, in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, a site soaked in rain all year round and the water falls of which add to the overall charm of this far-flung parish of India.

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