There is no doubt in saying “India is a land of festivals”. Not just this, there are so many events that keeps on happening depending on the societies, zones and states. Self Drive Trips has clubbed in this blog few of those events that you may not have heard but make that place exciting and remarkable because of those events only.
Nariyal Paani Festival
Where – Alibaug
When – 21st of February 2015, Saturday
Why- Among the various events and festivals in India, Alibaug is all set to host its first music and arts festival, Nariyal Paani. The festival ground, Coconut Wadi, is located in Morapada, a village in Alibaug which is six kilometres away from the Mandwa jetty. It’s a one day long festival that will start at noon and will end around 10 pm. It is curated by Tanvi Gupta, owner of the local cafe and design store Bohemyan Blue, and Sidhant Khanna, an architect specializing in building villas, many of them in Alibaug. Along with the awesome music that will be played whole day, there are different food stalls serving local and international dishes. You can also expect some light installations and other interactive activities like sky gazing, boat racing and many more.
You can experience the beauty of nature in this festival with the décor having eco-friendly look and vibe with lots of coconut and bamboo trees around. Some of the artistes performing at the festival include, The Jass B’stards, Dharavi Rocks, Vivienne Pocha and Kefaya amongst others. The tickets are priced at Rs. 1500.
Indian Art Festival
When – 28TH January to 31st January 2016
Where -NSIC grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi
Why – This festival has everything from contemporary work to modern art or complex art forms, the three-day long festival is a great platform for artists, galleries, art collectors and connoisseurs to come together for dialogues, discussions and collaborations. The three days long festival is well planned to make sure that it is the best experience for visitors.
It is the South Asia’s best interactive platform, a two-day educative seminar with a series of panel discussions offering expert views on the subjects ranging from the contemporary art and the economy, art collection, exhibitions, to art galleries and infrastructure. This festival attracts number of visitors from different parts of the world because of its unique and innovative concept. It also highlights the development that is taking place in art and cultural fields.
Jaipur Literature Festival
When – 21st to 25th January 2016
Where – Diggi Palace, Jaipur
Why – One of the most popular and loved literature is what we can say about Jaipur Literature Festival. It’s a delight for all the people who love to read. This festival brings together all the famous and potential writers from all over the world. It’s a great learning experience for those who want to go further or have interest in literature. It also conducts live music sessions and interactive workshops.
The ninth edition of the festival has been named ‘Kathasaritsagar’ or sea of stories, by Namita Gokhale, co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. You can learn a lot if you manage to attend as many as sessions you can during this 5 days of literature festival. There are many book releasing this year during the fair including Cinema, Gender and Art by Rituparno Ghosh, The other side of the Mountain by Salman Khurshid and many more. A great opportunity to hear writers and poets like Margaret Atwood, Steve McCurry, and Karan Johar will be launching his biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’ and many other prominent personalities will be marking their presence. And when you are hungry, you should surely try Front Lawns, which serves hot Pushkari chai, spicy Rajasthani kachori and samosas. The Self Drive Trips to this place will be an added advantage.
These interesting events made our India a tourist place to visit. If you have ever enjoyed such event or festival, we would appreciate sharing your experience with us.