After Puri RathYatra, India is soon stepping into the festive season. The aura of festivities is soon going to spread all over the country. This calls for an expedition filled with exploration. So, why not plan a self-drive trip? It is the best way to get acquainted with the special traditions being followed at a specific location. Navratri is the most popular festival which continues for 9 days. It is indeed the best way to go out and discover the Indian cultural events which are organized all across the nation. All you need to do I is to select a prominent destination and proceed with a self-drive trip during Navratri season. Following is a quick reference that will help you in choosing a suitable destination to drive to:
Rajasthan (25th September – 3rd October 2014): Rajasthan is famous for celebrating festivals, organizing events and offering a reason to rejoice on various occasions. Navratri festivities in Rajasthan, this year, are going to commence from 25th September and will last till 3rd October, 2014. You can go for a self-drive trip and get immersed in the colors of Navratri event held in Rajasthan. You can even participate in Garbha and Dandiya dances while enjoying the celebrations. You can halt at an accommodation that is located near the venue of event. This will save your time in case, your self-drive road expedition plan is long.
Mumbai (25th September – 3rd October 2014): Mumbai is a very happening Indian city known for its charming nightlife. Navratri event is going to be organized at Nerul, Navi Mumbai, this year and it will start on 25th September, 2014. You can plan your self-drive trip accordingly. It is recommended that you spend two or three nights before returning to your home town. This is simply because the Navratri celebrations in Mumbai have different agendas in the nine days’ event. However, you can also consider taking a break of 10 days to get a real DandiyaRas feeling till 3rd October, 2014. Book hotel according to your preference in Mumbai in advance! Preferably, the accommodation must not be located at far off destination. This will ensure that commuting from event to hotel and vice versa is a smooth experience.
Gujarat (25th September – 3rd October 2014): Gujarat dons a colorful avatar as soon as Navratri season begins in September. The radiance of colorful dresses, navratri songs, garbha and dandiya rasa are few of the common variants of Navratri. Visiting Gujarat as a part of self-drive trip to experience Navratri fever is worthwhile. But, you must stay in Gujarat for at least 9-10 days, so that you can observe the lavish ambiance of the state during this period.
May your Navratri Self-Drive be a splendid experience!