The month of February is filled with colorful, cultural, religious, and art festivals. From up north to down south, every Indian state is hosting an event that attracts many tourists from all around the world. February is also considered one of the best months to visit India due to the mild weather between cold and hot. Due to COVID-19, many events and festivals have been canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual format.
Below is a list of the much-awaited Indian festivals and events.
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
When: 6 February – 14 February 2021
Where: Virtual due to COVID-19
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is a nine-day art spectacle held at Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda Arts Precinct. The precinct is transformed into an open-air exhibition space and stage show. It is free of cost festival that includes arts and crafts, exhibitions, workshops, dance performances, music, theatre, heritage walks, etc.
When: Ongoing until 27 April 2021
Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world attended by millions of worshippers each day. It brings together Hindu holy men to discuss their faith and pass on knowledge about their religion. Holy men and worshippers take in a dip in the holy water to cleanse the sins of the past.
When: Ongoing until 28 February 2021
Where: Great Rann Of Kutch
The Rann Utsav brings to the limelight the rich cultural history of the region. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Kutch’s white salt desert, the Utsav includes activities like folk dances and music, food stalls, ATV rides, camel cart excursions, paramotoring, meditation, yoga, etc. The guests can stay at the luxury tent village built especially for the Rann Utsav.
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Sur Jahan World Peace Music Festival
When: 5 February – 7 February 2021, in Nimdih, West Bengal | 9 February 2021, in Kolkata | 11 February – 13 February 2021, in Jaipur
Where: Nimdih Gandhi Ashram, West Bengal | Rabindra Sadan-Nandan Campus, Kolkata | Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
This is a free event organized by the social organizations Bangla Natak and Tour East to promote harmony. The music festival provides a platform for top local artists and international folk performers from around the world. Along with traditional Indian music, you can also enjoy Spanish Flamenco, Irish Step Dance, Jamaican Steel Drums, Korean Pop, etc. at the music festival.
Jaipur Literature Festival
When: 19 February – 21 February 2021 and 26 February – 28 February 2021
Where: Virtual due to COVID-19
Jaipur Literature Festival is considered one of the most important annual events of Asia. The festival gives all the literature lovers a chance to meet with the world-famous national and international authors and listen to them. The theme of the festival this year is “JLF presents Brave New World.”
Khajuraho Dance Festival
When: 20 February – 26 February 2021
Where: Chitragupta Temple and Vishwanatha Temple, Khajuraho
Khajuraho Dance Festival has entertained the audience since 1975. Set against the enchanting backdrop of the Khajuraho Erotic Temples, it exhibits classical dances from all over India. Entry to the dance festival is free and there are many hotels nearby for the convenience of the visitors.
Pondicherry Heritage Festival
When: Ongoing until February 21 2021
The annual Pondicherry Heritage Festival was envisaged to shed light on the need to conserve the town’s outstanding architectural legacy. Since then, it has spread its arms to embrace the diverse traditions and cultures that make Pondicherry stand out. This year the theme of the festival is “The Talking Streets of Pondicherry.”
When: 13 February – 16 February 2021
Where: Panaji, Margao, Vasco, and Mapusa
Since its inception as a local festival in the 18th century by the Portuguese, Goa Carnival has developed into the state’s most famous event. During the festival, the streets witness parades, floats, music, and masked dances. It goes from state to state, starting with a Food and Cultural Festival in Panaji.
Apart from these, if there are any other events and festivals in the month of February that we missed out on, then please let us know in the comments!