There's a surplus of interesting things to do in winter to make sure you don't go in hibernation during the colder months. Take a look at these exciting events and festivals taking place across the country and plan your visit accordingly.
When: December 28 to 31, 2016
The major tenth edition of on one of the greatest musical festival in Asia is going to happen in Pune instead of Goa. This year, the organizers are all ready with a number of Indian and International bands and artists such as Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more. Catering to the fans of electronic music across genres, Sunburn could become your perfect outing for this winter.
When: December 12 2016 to March 29, 2017
Famous to organize some of the most highly acclaimed artists, this year also Kochi is organizing the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The event will be a host to 97 artists from 31 countries that will be participating in the 108 day art extravaganza that has started from 12th December. Musicians, poets, cartoonists, installation artists, muralists and writers.
When: December 15 to 18, 2016
The famous Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival is organizing its seventh edition at ICCR, Kolkata, featuring artists like Leon Loudelak, Shyamant Behal, Ekachai Jearukul and Kevin Loh among several others. The theme for this year's event is 'Celebrating Asia'.
When: December 16 to 23, 2016
The festival is organized to celebrate the performing, visual and culinary art form through a number of events. This year also the event is happening from 16th December – 23rd December in Goa, hosting popular names from the fields of art, music, theatre and dance. Do experience Shobha Mudgal's "Living Traditions" projects in an open –air theatre in Panaji this year.
When: January 10 to 11, 2017
Head to he banks of the Sabarmati to take part in the largest Kite Festival of Gujarat. People start planning before months, making kites and designing them for the celebrations. The festival is tied to Makar Sakranti, which signifies the change of seasons. So, this winter head to Ahmedabad for some real fun. There will also be laser sound shows, workshops on kite making and many more.
When: January 15 to 18, 2017
This winter, go intellectual with Kolkata Literature Festival. Bringing together the various colors of music, visual arts and literature, the event hosts various popular personalities including poet and novelist Ben Okri, Australian chef and author Christine Manfield, Anjum Hasan etc.
When: January 19 to 23
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Jaipur Lit Fest is the perfect cultural event that one can plan this winter. Every year biggest Indian and international authors take part in debates, book reading sessions, talks and cultural evenings. The event is hosted in the heritage hotel Diggi Place.
When: February 2 to 5
Indian Art Fair is the largest contemporary art event in South Asia, which displays interesting art work of popular and emerging Indian artists. Besides this there happens lectures, conversations and screenings in a wide spectrum.
When: February 21 to 23, 2017
From science to environment to sports, Goa's carnival offers variety of activities that one can explore this winter. The event dates back to the Portuguese heritage and is celebrated before the onset of the Lent season. From food, drinks to the people dancing in the costumes is all that one can be a part of and have fun.
When: March 1 to 7, 2017
Get ready with your Yoga skills at this annual festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh. This one-week event offers various yoga classes from world-class teachers in multiple styles. Every day a one-hour yoga class will be held at 6.30am followed by a simple breakfast. At 8.30am, one can join one of several two-hour hour yoga sessions. The evening ends with the Aarti on the banks of the Ganga.