September Calls For These 4 Exciting Festivals!

September Calls For These 4 Exciting Festivals!
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We thank these four festivals for they make the month of September fun and exciting

Precious Kamei
August 28 , 2019
02 Min Read

September is here and your travelling feet should be restless by now. There are many festivals, big and small, happening in this gorgeous month. So bid adieu to the residual monsoon and head out to these four destinations in India, for they are hosting these awesome festivals. 

Ladakh Festival
Ladakh is stunning!Ladakh is where you need to be this September 1-15. The town of Leh will turn into a big colourful pot of Buddhist culture and tradition. The festival will begin with a grand procession that you shouldn't miss; really a great time to be outdoors in Leh because the streets and market area will be busy! Get your mug of chhang and enjoy the lama dances and other folk performances. You can go watch the local archery and polo compertitions. The Ladakhis take their sport seriously.

Payippad Snake Boat Race, Kerala
A snake boat team
Snake boat teams line up to participate in the Payippad Boat race Payippad Snake Boat Race is one of the most celebrated attractions in Kerala. The stunning backwaters of Payippad in Alappuzha is where this festival takes place. Hundreds of snake boats take part in this race that takes place to commemorate the inauguration of the main diety of the Subramanya Swamy Temple. It's definitely a sight you shouldn't miss. The race will take place on September 13.
Ziro Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
What do you get when you put together stunning location and talented musicians? You get Ziro Music Festival. It's popular, it's fun and it's happening this September 26-29. The four-day festival of music  will celebrate music from all around the world. What to watch out for? The many local talents, great food (and apong!) and a fun-filled crowd of music lovers. Ziro is a great place to explore the local Apatani culture too.
Abhaneri Festival, Rajasthan

The famous Chand Baori Stepwell in the village of Abhaneri, Rajasthan

A local woman crossing the stepwells of Chand BaoriThe village of Abhaneri, about 90km from Jaipur, may be small but it is big when it comes to culture. Come September 29-30, the village will abuzz with locals and tourists alike for the colourful Abhaneri Festival. The festival focusses on the rich and diverse culture of Rajasthan, showcased through cultural items like Kalbelia dance, Langa singing, Kachhi Ghodi dance, and the traditional puppet shows. It's a great time to explore the traditional Rajasthani food, art and craft.

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