Head To These 14 Festivals Before The Year Ends!

Head To These 14 Festivals Before The Year Ends!
Go for these winter festivals before 2019 ends!, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Art, culture, music, cherry blossoms, even camels! Pick your favourite one

Simrran Gill, Roop Sawhney
November 06 , 2019
19 Min Read

The year might be ending soon but that's no reason to stop celebrating. November and December will play host to numerous festivals across the country, from art and culture to music, cherry blossoms to camels. We bring you a list of 14 upcoming festivals that you should make plans to attend if you haven't already!  

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Get yourself an amazing artifact created by the local artisans at the bazaar. #RannUtsav #TentCity #RannKiKahaaniya #kutch #Gujarat #incredibleindia #whiterann #gujarattourism

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October 28-February 23, 2020
The Rann Utsav Festival is a celebration of dance, art and music. A perfect patchwork of colour and culture, the festival is known for the vigour with which various art forms are celebrated in the Kutch. Experience the grandeur of the festival under the full moon, as tunes of folk music surround you. Appease your taste buds and indulge in authentic Kutchi cuisine, revel in the beauty of the Kutch hundreds of feet from the ground in a hot air balloon, enjoy the sunset by the Mandvi Beach or spoil yourself with some intricate Kutchi embroidery and glittering silverware in the handicrafts market. Get more details about the festival here.

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 November 4-12, 2019 
Following an age old tradition in Rajasthan, the Pushkar Camel Fair or the Pushkar Mela is centred around the ship of the desert – the camel. Initially started as a cattle trade fair the Pushkar Mela has evolved into a cultural fiesta. A vibrant mix of colours and traditions, the festival sees over 200,000 visitors each year. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan with this huge carnival as a myriad of cultural performances are put up to woo the crowd. Keep your eyes peeled for the highlights of the festival, the camel beauty pageant, camel races and the coveted mustache competition.  Get more details about the festival here.

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DIFF 2019 is just ONE WEEK AWAY! What films are you excited to catch this year? Let us know in the comments 👇 and make sure you buy your passes with the link in bio ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂŽ¬

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November 7-10, 2019 
The one stop shop for independent filmmakers, the Dharamshala International Film Festival brings together some of the most obscure filmmakers. This film festival sees an eclectic mix of audiences ranging from indie filmmakers to film lovers and film critics from all over the globe. The DIFF is known for its intimate mountain setting which allows people to freely interact with likeminded people and opens avenues for upcoming indie filmmakers. Find more details about the festival here.

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November 9, 2019 
A culmination of EDM artists from all over the country, the Dunes Music Festival features powerful beats and heart thumping music. One of the fastest growing open air electronic music festivals in India, this festival brings together upcoming artists and provides them with a space to showcase their talent. The Dunes Music Festival has a nationwide presence and also organises events in universities, clubs and other cities, with an audience of over 300,000. You can find more details here.

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Where: Shillong
When: November 13-16, 2019
Revel in the beauty of the gorgeous cherry blossoms during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong. The festival also gives visitors an opportunity to experience authentic north eastern food, wine and crafts. With stalls set up during the festival, visitors can bask in the ambience created by the cherry blossoms and also enjoy Korean food and music. Sports enthusiasts can also enjoy a short game of golf at the amateur golf tournament. Who needs Japan when you have Shillong? Get more details here.

Read | Forget Japan, Head To Shillong!

November 14-17, 2019 
The India Art Festival is a contemporary art fair that brings artists, galleries, art traders, critics and art connoisseurs under one roof. With excellent exhibitions of modern art from established as well as upcoming artists, the festival is a melee of colour. The festival also includes discussions and workshops on contemporary craftsmanship and appreciation of art. The India Art Festival is truly an art lover’s paradise. You can find the more details about the festival here.

November 20-28, 2019 
India’s love for films and cinema is not new. It dates back to the time of post independence, when IFFI’s first edition took place with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India – Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. IFFI has also been the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia. The festival this year will be held in Goa, and will showcase films across multiple venues and films in over 15 sections. Committed to projecting the excellence of the art of film making the festival has had over 200 films, more than 12 thousand delegates and more than 500 celebrities. Log on here to find more details about the festival. 

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#Throwback to 2018. Year 9 of the happiest music festival was truly spectacular. Stay tuned, because year 10 is almost here! . . . . Photo credits: Fleck Media (photos 1-4), Agniprava Nath (photo 5) #BacardiNH7 #FrenchKiwiJuice #PoetsOfTheFall #JoeSatriani #GodIsAnAstronaut #SalimSulaiman

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November 29-December 1, 2019
This festival needs no introduction. Since the time it began, the weekender has been a rage. They’ve got something for everyone. Right from rock and metal to indie and classical, they’ve got a diverse lineup which has only improved over the years. With a promise that each year one will discover something new, this year’s lineup includes names such as Wadali brothers, Sid Sriram, Indian Ocean and Ritviz amongst the others. Apart from this the lineup also includes Biswa Kalyan Rath, Bassi and Kanan Gill. You name it and they have it. What are you waiting for? Log on here and find more details. 

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When: December 1-10, 2019
One of the most well known festivals of the Northeast, Hornbill is a visual treat and a surreal experience witnessing the culture of Nagaland. The festival organized by the state government each year aims to encourage inter tribal interaction. The festival is held at the Naga Heritage village where all tribes of Nagaland take part. The festival is a celebration of the rich culture of Nagaland and an extravaganza to display the traditions. You can check out more details about the festival here. 

When: December 7-8, 2019
The greenest music festival, Echoes of Earth, the festival is nestled amongst lush greenery. The amazing line up will be featuring over 40 International and Indian musicians performing on four uniquely designed stages, celebrating one Earth. Great music, art and culture come alive here and commit to the sustenance and preservation of the Earth. This one of a kind festival rests on the elements of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' - using old, discarded, recycled and up-cycled media in the most unique and creative ways. In fact the entire infrastructure at the festival is constructed adopting environmentally conscious practices, thereby preserving the land and its integrity. Get to know more about the festival here.

Where: Rajasthan
When: December 13-15, 2019
Camping under the stars in Rajasthan surrounded by echoes of contemporary music and art? Sounds like an ideal deal. The Magnetic Fields Festival is a delight for all those visiting. A celebration of contemporary music and art, their incredible line up this year includes Daniel Avery, The Black Madonna amongst the others. While there one can choose their preferred accommodation too. In case you wish to witness the royalty of a palace, the Alsisar Mahal is open. Other than that one can also choose to stay in tents to stargaze their night away. Either way is a win win situation. Find more details about the festival here.

Read | 9 Music Festivals To Watch Out For This Winter

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Where: New Delhi
When: December 13-15, 2019
This celebration of language and culture needs no introduction. Hosting their 6th edition this year, the festival is the celebration of the diversity and multi faceted of the language Urdu. From mushairas to poetry to talks, this festival is for the soul. It looks forward to celebrating art, history and culture of the Hindustani language. The 3 day event includes performances, sufi renditions, panel discussions, and a plethora of conversations. Along with that there is a curated a food fiesta, a book fair and merchandise. We don’t see any other way to spend your weekend. You can find more about this extravaganza here.

Where: Goa
When: December 15-22,, 2019
Serendipity Arts festival is in its fourth edition this year and will include projects such as exhibitions, performances and immersive art experiences. The festival is spread over ten locations across Goa (yes we can sense the thrill). If one wishes to immerse in the overflowing art in every nook and corner, this is your calling. Adding to the cultural landscape of Goa, the festival is a week long surely worth a shot.

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#India- It can’t get any better, can it ? Super-proud to host the World @djmagofficial #1 DJ @dimitrivegasandlikemike @dimitrivegas @likemike for the upcoming #SunburnArena this November 2019! 🔥

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December 27-29, 2019 
If you are an EDM fan then this festival should top your bucket list. One of the most renowned music festivals globally, the Sunburn festival is all set for its 12th edition this year. Featuring some of the best EDM artists from around the world, the Sunburn festival is a three day rager with foot-tapping music and an unbelievable line up. Having hosted artists such as DJ Snake, Afrojack and Nucleya to name a few, Sunburn is guaranteed to give you the ultimate music experience. 

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