February has already started, and when you are living in a country like India, you leave no chance to celebrate the culture and tradition around the year. You always find yourself with brimming enthusiasm. But this time let’s step away from the pillars and dig up some events that will surely bring the diversity of India to your itinerary.
International Surajkund Crafts Mela, Faridabad
An astonishing bonanza of vivid art and craft, music and dance and the colorful ambiance, cultural ethos – Yes, we are talking about the Surajkund Mela 2019, already kick-started from the1st of February & will last till the 15th of February in Faridabad. Occupying the place in the International calendar since 1947, this fair observes more than a million visitors every year. Getting more vibrant, fun and bright each year, it is not just the best platform for the artisans to show their talents and craftsmanship but also an excellent opportunity to know the culture of India and other SAARC nations under one roof. This year, Maharashtra got the honor of being the theme state for 33rd edition at this carnival. Other small affairs that will attract you to this fair include the opportunity to taste the lip-smacking food from each state, skits & plays addressing the social issues, musical evenings, adventure sports, folk performances and a lot more to keep you entertained!
Where to stay: Stay with us at V Resorts Farm Stay Delhi which is only 30 mins drive from the venue.
We are giving you a good reason to walk an extra mile at the 2nd edition of the India Heritage Walk Festival starting from the 2nd of February. It is a month-long festival which is organized to celebrate the tangible and intangible heritage of our country. Also, includes workshops, talk-sessions, walks, and Insta-meets in over 35+ cities. The list consists of Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and many more. It will be an enthralling and unique way to connect with culture, heritage, history, and people sharing the same interest.
IHWF aims to increase the engagement with heritage spaces while also making sure that these spaces are accessible to all. The participants would get a chance to talk to locals and to learn about their stories and legacies. The event will cover locations like museums, historically significant monuments and markets; naturally, awe-inspiring landscapes and the places that are known for their distinctive cuisines.
Where to stay: Check out the website to book your stay with V Resorts.
Shekhawati Festival, Nawalgarh, Rajasthan
A heritage that dates back thousands of years is worth celebrating. Finding the wonders of Rajputana art and architecture, the tribulations of the golden desert land, and the people who have always stood firm in sustaining the brilliance of their fold, culture, craft and other festivities will mesmerize you. In many ways, Shekhawati a town easily accessible from Jaipur and Mandawa is going to organize a Shekhawati Festival from 8th February to 10th February. This three-day festival is a beautiful way of acquainting oneself with the rich heritage of this historic place.
The festival offers not just a glimpse of inspiring tradition, dance, cuisine, and music but several other creative activities! Here, you can participate in various contests like Rassakshi, Matka Daur, Mehendi, and Rangoli competition. Are you thinking, if you could shop memories for your loved ones? Worry not because it has many stalls to where you can buy pretty material.
Where to stay: Stay at V Resorts Paawana Haveli Mandawa which takes only one hour to reach Shekhawati.
So, if you wish to kick-start your year on a celebratory note, make sure you attend both these festivals!