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This may be a good time to travel to Maharashtra as the state is all set to host two months of almost back-to-back festivals celebrating its cultural heritage.
The tourism department of Maharashtra has announced 20 small festivals through February and March which will be held across six regions of the state - Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Konkan and Amravati.
The line-up includes the Grape Harvesting Festival in Nashik; Nandur Madhyameshwar Festival; Kajve Festival in Ahmednagar; the Laling Fort Festival in Dhule; Junnar Grape Festival in Pune; Wai Festival in Satara; Panhala Festival in Kolhapur; Vengurla Festival in Sindhudurg; Anjarle Festival in Ratnagiri; Ter Festival in Osmanabad; Kapildhara Festival in Beed; Hottal Festival in Nanded; Sindkhed Raja Festival in Nagpur; Narnala Fort Festival in Akola; Tipeshwar Forest Festival in Yavatmal; Ramtek Festival in Nagpur; Bor Dam and Wildlife Festival in Vardha; Bodalkasa Bird Festival in Gordia.
Each festival will have a host of events. For instance, the Junnar Grape Festival (being held from February 19 to 21) at Drakshgram in Golegaon will include visits to vineyards, wine tasting sessions, a heritage walk, bird-watching trails, a trek to Naneghat, temple and museum visits, bazaars, campfires and more. Check out the MTDC page for more.
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