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25 THINGS TO DO IN INDIA (MARCH 02 - MARCH 11)

Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park

October–June  • nature

Don't miss a chance to meet Shere Khan, the king of the Jungle

Maha Shivaratri

March 04, 2019 • event

Immerse yourself in Maha Shivaratri—discover overall definition of the Hindu galaxy and honour Lord Shiva with the believers

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

March–May | October–mid-December • activity

The railway that inspired Wes Anderson and gave us the wonderful 'Darjeeling Limited'

Spice Plantations

September–June • activity

Don't miss your chance to smell the variety of spices and see how they are grown

Turtle Nesting Season

November–April • nature

Witness sea turtles laying eggs and little hatchlings heading to the sea

Paragliding

March–June | October–November • activity

Remember dreaming of flying high like a free bird in the sky? Well, India is calling!

Bhagoria Festival

February–March • event

That very moment when the children themselves decide whom to marry

Bamboo Rafting

February–March • activity

Have a fantastic time exploring Periyar tiger reserve in an unusual way

Skiing

December–March • activity

Try out India's slopes of the Himalayas, the greatest in the world!

Safari

September–June • nature

Being home to a wide variety of flora and fauna India owns some of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world

Beach Season

November–March • activity

India's long coastlines make for an amazing tourist paradise. Find a beach perfectly suited to your own style!

Coffee Harvest

November-March • food

Catch full-bodied taste, unique flavour with fine aroma! Enter the world of remarkable Indian coffee

Tea Harvest

March–November • food

Haven't tried Indian tea? Haven't tried life!

River Rafting

October–mid-May • activity

Discover India's unbridled water and pass parlous rapids. Go with the flow!

Kumbh Mela

January 15–March 04, 2019 • event

Immerse yourself in one of the biggest religious gatherings ever

Loktak Lake

February–March  • nature

This lake features a unique organic formation, as well as endemic animal and bird species. The only floating national park is also located on the lake. There are enough reasons to visit this amazing spot

Hot Air Ballooning

October–May • activity

Share an unforgettable experience with someone very special while seeing India from an incredible height

Sunrise and Sunset near Taj Mahal

October–March • nature

Experience the true grandeur of The Taj Mahal, the iconic landmark of India and the Seventh Wonder of the World

Yoga Classes Facing Taj Mahal

October–March • activity

Join these Yoga classes—a perfect way to be healthy, fit, and enjoy the atmosphere of the Taj Mahal!

Auroville

all year round • nature

Did you ever think there is a town that awaits your arrival passionately? A place where you already belong and where you already have citizenship?

Kokum

March–May • food

This fruit can be grown exclusively in the territory of Goa

Birdwatching

October–March • nature

The avian diversity of India is shocking. Wake up your inner birdwatcher, get armed with a good pair of binoculars, and go explore!

Surfing

October–May (beginners & learners) | March-September (pro's) • activity

India is for surfers! Just find your own perfect spot and enjoy the waves

Balloon Air Safari

October–March • activity

Flying over Agra will surely make your rendezvous with the holy city unforgettable

Guava

December–March • food

Guava in India is often eaten with cheese or ham

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Jallikattu

January 15–18, 2019 • event

An authentic tradition of bull taming is rather cruel and controversial. But it has a long history and is a colourful part of the local culture

Shigmo

April 07, 2017 • event

Become a part of this major Hindu festival in Goa

International Mango Festival

July 09–10, 2018 • event

Life is too short for not jumping into mango heaven at one of Delhi’s most popular events

Somvati Utsav (Bhandara Festival)

April 16, 2018 • event

Have you ever seen gold in the air?

Snake Boat Races (Vallam Kali)

July–September • event

Get into the spirit of the largest team sport in the world!

Bull Surfing

mid-August • event

Looking for an exotic water sport? Go watch Maramadi bull surfing

Ganesh Chaturthi

September 12–23, 2018 • event

May the blessings of Sri Ganesha be upon you all! Immerse yourself into one of the most widely celebrated festivals In India

Cochin Carnival

December 25–January 01 • event

Kick up your heels to see off the outgoing year and celebrate the arrival of a new one in a magnificent way!

Rural Olympics in Kila Raipur

February 02–04, 2018 • event

Check out how the simple entertainment of Indian villagers turned into an annual international event

Diwali, Festival of Lights

November 07–11, 2018 • event

As Christmas to Christians, Diwali is as important to Hindus

Scuba Diving

May–January • activity

Leave your everyday routine and lose yourself in a sea full of exotic underwater beauty

Yoga

all year round • activity

Seeking serenity and spiritual renewal? India is the perfect place for yoga!

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain)

October 19, 2018 • event

Don't miss a chance to get a closer look at the religious traditions of India

Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival

October 11–14, 2018 • event

A week of riding, racing, and partying in the so-called mountain bike capital of India

Pongal

January 14–17, 2018 • event

Get rid of old household stuff, idolize a sun god, worship cattle, and have a picnic with your beloved. Celebrate Pongal at its finest!

Lohri

January 13 • event

Harvest season is warmly welcomed with dancing and singing by the bonfire

Onam Festival

August 24, 2018 • event

Get involved and catch your own blessing of happiness and prosperity

Bikaner Camel Festival

January 13–14, 2018 • event

Ever wondered how camel dances look like? Come and discover by yourself!

Krishna Janmashtami

September 02, 2018 • event

Visit the birthplace of Lord Krishna and discover this ancient Hindu festival

Motorcycle Trips

June–March • activity

Find a bike, hit the road, and let the mantra 'ready, set, go' be with you!

International Kite Festival (Uttarayan)

January 14–January 15 • event

You see everything from illuminated high-speed sports kites and box kites to handpainted ones in Ahmedabad!

Karni Mata Festival

October 10–19, 2018 • event

If you're up for something out of the ordinary check out this temple where rats are treated like pets!

Buddha's Hand Fruit

November–January • food

This extraordinarily shaped fruit can be found only in lower Himalayas, so don't miss your chance to try it

Litchi (Lychee)

May–June • food

Discover the unique taste of the juicy Asian 'apple'

Gardens of Agra after the Monsoon

October–November • nature

Agra is home to popular gardens including Soami Bagh, Ram Bagh, and Mehtab—each with a story to tell!

Modak

September 12–23, 2018 • food

Have a proper taste of Ganesha's favorite special treat

Waterfalls at Peak Flow

mid-June–September • nature

An adventurous journey through lush green jungles and up hills—all for the gorgeous views!

Magnetic Hill

June–October • activity

Mystery or optical illusion? The best way to find out the truth is to visit the Magnetic Hill yourself

Chadar Trek

January–February • activity

This beautiful trek, known as Chadar, is one of the wildest and most dangerous in India along the frozen river and waterfalls

Winemaking

January • food

Visit Goa during the wine season and taste some great homemade varieties

Water Rose Apple

May–July | November–December  • food

Try these charming apples with a gentle scent and watery taste during the hot summer months.