Kambala is celebrated after the monsoon and harvest season is over and the farm animals need a way to wind themselves off. Kambala mainly sees buffalos racing on a track, backed by a strong farmer, who assists them on a wooden plank behind the pair of buffalos.
Maeklong is very busy in the early morning because the weather is comparatively cooler than the rest of the day. And setting up stalls and shopping is easy and entertaining due to pleasant weather.
Sonepur Mela is one of the most popular fairs in India. Apart from being the biggest Cattle fair in Asia, its sheer grandness surpasses famous festivals like Pushkar fair.
Valley of Flowers National Park opens in first week of July or last week of June. The blooming season however starts only by mid July and continues till the end of August.
छठ की एक खास बात यह है की ये एकमात्र ऐसा पर्व है जहाँ कोई पंडा पुजारी किसी भी तरह का कर्मकांड कराता नहीं दिखेगा| 36 घंटे निर्जल उपवास वाला ये त्यौहार अकेला डूबता सूर्य की पूजा करने के लिए जाना जाता है|
Delhi holds this special part of this festival in the lanes of Chittaranjan Park. The Bengali community in Malviya Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave and Pashchim Vihar also celebrate Pujo in their respective areas with the same grandeur and enthusiasm.
During my childhood, my parents used to take me from pandal to pandal. Durga Puja was a nine days of celebration with an extravaganza of food and fun. Now, like million of people from my state, I spend Durga Puja away from home and have to satisfy my soul with the pictures share by friends and family living there.
थोड़ी थोड़ी दूर पर दूधसागर नदी आपके साथ चलती है, उसके बाद पेड़ो के झुरमुट से वेस्टर्न घाट की पहाड़िया आपको नज़र आने लगती है| पहाड़ पर मंडराते बादल एक पल को आपको हिमालय की याद दिला देते हैं, लेकिन फिर पता चलता है की अब नदी के बीच से एक पतली सी रस्सी पकड़ कर आपको आगे जाना है|
I am on my way to Chitkul, India’s last village before Indo-Tibet border. I missed the morning bus that travels from Sangla to Chitkul everyday and instead I had to take a lift with a local family. You never know when a stupid decision turns into a blessing.