For many by now, they know India as the land of contrasts and diverse elements both in her seasons and the cultural richness within. There are as many seasons and festivals that define and give glimpses to this encyclopedic dichotomy of emotions, sights and the changes that happen as the seasons go by. A few these are here and the festivals that tend to fall at such times as you visit and plan for your fill of the engaging golden triangle India tours.
Five Main Seasons and Major Festivals Attached
Vasant Ritu or Spring – flower blossoms and the calm and easy retreat of the cold over North India heralds some outdoor activities like the Kite festival and the famous Holi festival (festival of color).
Grishma Ritu or Summer – the heat may reach some high temperature records and yet still witness high tourist arrivals in the country. There are quite many multi religious festivals like Easter, Hanuman Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Ganga Dussehra.
Varsha Ritu or Monsoon – the rainy season which starts from June –September after the summer heat replenishes India’s vast biodiversity and vegetation comes alive in exuberant greenery. Some of the festivals that start around this time are Islamic fasting month of Ramadhan, Hindu annual pilgrimage Rath Yatra, Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishna Janmashtami.
Sharad Ritu or Autumn – although there are similarities with the pre winter and autumn in India. Autumn marks the end of monsoon before starting of winter. Festivals like Navratri, Vijay Dashmi, Sharad Purnima.
Shishir / Shita Ritu or Winter – winter (September –March) witnesses at times snowfall in the cold climes of India, but a pleasant welcome from the bugging extremes of humidity and heat. Festivals like Dhanteras, Diwali, Eid-al-Adha, Christmas, Hajj Festival, Guru Nanak Jayanti among others illuminate India’s diversity calendar.
With rich diversity, of heritage there are bound to be lots of things that can appeal to the tourist from regional to national iconic celebrations.