There are two types of people in our incredible country, one who used to celebrate festivals at their native place with their people and the latter who celebrates the festival by stepping out of their home to specific places related to that festival. If you are the latter one, kaboom! You are at the right place. Traveldas is here for you guys to guide you to select the exact destination you want to be on your upcoming festival. Here’s is the list which I personally filter through to provide you the best and my favorite festive destinations.
Here I will cover National festivals, religious festivals, and cultural festivals. So pack your bag to make your upcoming festival bright.
Republic Day and Independence Day
National festivals are beyond the religious boundaries and follow only the religion of Patriotism. It unites the country in one way or another. To dig the patriotism into your soul out, one must visit the following places as they will turn into best festive destinations
To feel the difficulties faced by Indian army in protecting the national border at an altitude of 14,500ft with snow-capped mountains, one must visit Nathula Pass situated in Sikkim. Its a lifetime experience as after climbing staircases to Indo-China border the feeling of patriotism and the goosebumps cannot be described just in words. To visit Nathula Pass one must wrap up all the documents required and get them assigned by authorities in Gangtok. There are many governments registered agents for this purpose.
How to Reach-
Nearest Railway Station- Siliguri
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra
Nearest City- Gangtok, Sikkim
Attractions near Nathula Pass- Tsomgo Lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh temple, Yakla Lake.
Republic Day Parade, New Delhi
The Republic Day Parade begins off with the landing of the President of India, escorted by a stance of protectors on steeds. The Prime Minister of India lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to pay reverence to the individuals who lost their lives in wars. The President has the National banner as the National Anthem is played and a 21-firearm salute is given. Next, essential honors like the Paramvir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, and Children’s National Bravery Award are given away by President.
The great Republic Day Parade is driven by the three divisions of the Indian Armed Forces. Nine to twelve unique regiments of the Indian Army notwithstanding the Navy and Air Force with their groups walk past in their outfits and authority enhancements. The President of India is likewise the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. Twelve contingents of different para-military powers of India and other common powers additionally participate. Every Indian state and Union Territory is spoken to by an alternate buoy that features a part of its way of life. Very nearly 25 walking and mounted contingents, different military vehicles, 20 military groups, 30 social presentations and 30 airships notwithstanding social entertainers and 1200 schoolchildren are in participation. India’s Republic Day Parade in New Delhi is the most fabulous standard motorcade on the planet. It can be one of the amazing and est festive holiday destination.
No doubt this is a best treat for the Republic Day.
The Ghats of Ganga, Varanasi
To witness the mesmerizing views of lightning and festive vibes of Diwali, one should surely head towards Varanasi. With Ganga river crossing the city and Kashi Vishwanath temple amidst, the holiness of the town can never be defined in words. On Diwali, as the sun sets and sky get darker the stars from universe get down to earth in the form of thousands of Diyas floating in the Ganga making it a mesmerizing moment. The whole city gets covered with lightning and fireworks decorates the sky of Varanasi. To make Diwali more happening and lightning one must visit this place in a lifetime as it can turn into a best festive destination.
Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana
The first in this is a fairly exceptional style of Holi festivities where ladies pursue men and beat them up with Lathis (sticks), and it’s called Lathmar Holi. There are two towns which commend this celebration with full passion and these are Barsana and Nandgaon.On the Ekadashi before Holi, the Banke Bihari sanctuary at Vridnavan celebrates an interesting Holi which isn’t praised with customary dry or wet hues, however with blossoms, and thus the name Phoolon wali holi (Flowers’ Holi). The occasion isn’t as well known as alternate occasions, yet is rapidly getting it’s due. Banke Bihari is the center point of Holi celebrations in Vrindavan – accepted to be the origin of Lord Krishna. The occasion here happens only a few days before the principle of Holi celebration. The sanctuary opens up its ways to all guests to come and play Holi with the master himself. The minister toss hues and blessed water and the swarm serenade as one. It is an incredible affair to be a piece of this occasion. This place is one my favorite and the best among festive destination.
There are many other festivals celebrated across the country which I will cover in other articles later. Till then enjoy these festive destinations and be safe.
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