We start our journey amidst Lohri celebrations in New Delhi, where the festivities are centred around the harvest time in the country.
Continuing our journey, we head to the district of Puri in Odisha, and visit the Sun Temple in the town of Konark. The temple , which is popular amidst national and international tourists, is believed to be representation of the sun god Surya. A UNESCO world heritage site, the temple is known for its intricate architecture.
To experience their rich history and understand the tribes of north-east India we steer towards Don Bosco Museum in Shillong. Preserving and promoting the cultural history of the seven states of India, the museum houses a museum, a research centre and a publication centre. The facility is in fact one of its kind in Asia.
We head to Kolkata and take a break from travelling with the sumptuous local food here. Street food in the City of Joy is a vital part of the daily life of its inhabitants and can make for an authentic experience for a tourist!
Odisha for the international Sand Art Festival, at the Chandrabhaga Beach in Puri district. Sand art artists from various Indian cities and countries like Mexico, Russia, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka, Canada, Ghana, and Singapore participated in the event. To experience the rich history in Delhi, we steer towards Humayun’s Tomb, which is the tomb of the second Mughal emperor Humayun. It was designed in line with Mughal architecture to house his mortal remains. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.
Moving towards rural West Bengal, we end our journey with Baul musicians. These musicians live in rural areas of West Bengal in India and also in Bangladesh. One of the highlights is their musical instruments that include the ektara, a simple one-stringed instrument, and a drum called dubki.
This December, we start our journey from the Himalayan state of Meghalaya as it celebrates the cherry blossom. The capital city Shillong celebrated the various hues of pink with the India International Cherry Blossom Festival that brought together people from all over India and abroad.
Moving on to central India, in the state of Chhattisgarh we enjoy the lush jungles, streams and rivers. We also get to learn more about the local tribal lifestyle and handicrafts that includes Kosa silk, metal sculptures and most importantly bamboo objects.
We then go off the beaten track to Shoghi, a tiny town tucked away in the lower Shivaliks, 13 kilometres short of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. This town has a number of eco-tourism resorts along with properties that offer a range of adventure activities.
And finally we head to Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, which is home to a number of lakes. Tourists can take a lake tour on a small canoe or shikara to discover the life of its inhabitants.
This November, we commence our journey amidst the Diwali celebrations in the capital New Delhi. Spiritually, the festival signifies victory of light over darkness and of good over evil. Hindus across the world observe the festival to celebrate homecoming of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, after 14 years of exile. To honour the return and illuminate their path, villagers had then lit up diyas (earthen lamps) to welcome them and since then every year, people follow the same.
we commence our journey with a visit to the Mall Road in Shimla, capital of the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, that was constructed during the British colonial rule in the country. Today, with its state library, Christ church, restaurants, cafes and the main offices of municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters of Shimla, all of which are heritage buildings, the place is a prime tourist attraction in the city.
Bahu Fort in the state of Jammu to soak in the essence of Hindu temples. The fort is a religious place and within its precincts has a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, the presiding deity of Jammu, locally known as ‘BaweWali Mata’.
the Dussehrafest in the capital city of Delhi. The major Hindu festival marks victory of good over evil. According to the Hindu mythology, Dussehra marks the day when lord Rama beheaded King Ravana who is described as having ten heads and wished to overpower the almighty. The essence or spirit of the festival lies in its message – to get past all obstacles and emerge victorious and successful.
Moving towards the east, we end our journey with Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata, where the locals passionately celebrate the festival and indulge in seasonal specialties.
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