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Celebrate Raksha Bandhan with Some Perfect Gifts & Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan or the “Bond of Protection” is one of the most beautiful festivals of India that cherishes the relationship of brothers and sisters. With a delicate thread of Rakhi, a sister wishes lifelong happiness of her brother and in return, brother promises to protect her for a lifetime. It shows the affectionate bonding of love and care between siblings. This year (2015), Raksha Bandhan is coming on 29th August and if you have not planned anything about what to gift your brother/sister on this Raksha Bandhan, we have come with some solutions. These are some perfect gifts that can bring a broad smile on their face. Pick any of these gifts and surprise your sibling with an unexpected present this August. Explore:

Common Gifts for Brothers and Sisters

Watches: Who doesn’t need and like them. Buy a trendy one and tie them on their wrists. See the tears coming along with little giggles that are going to amuse you with their happiness.

Gadgets: Guys are having great tech sense and today’s girls are also not far behind. A new gadget maybe an i-phone, smart-phone, MP3 Player, tab play station or other can become a reason for their smile and your happiness.

Perfumes: Gifting a fragrance in a good gesture that indicates a beautiful bonding between two persons that filled with affection. Everyone loves perfumes, whether he is a boy or a girl. This too is going to be a nice thing to gift on eve of Rakhi.

Holiday Trip: Gifting a holiday trip to your sibling is a great idea. Trust me; he/she will be overwhelmed with this gesture and reactions in return as hugs & kisses are going to be your wonderful gift. Choose a place that your brother and sister would love to explore and book a holiday package from a reliable travel agent.

Chocolates: Name one person who doesn’t love them. Chocolates are all time favorite of everyone. So, you have to gift chocolates to your brothers or sisters – both of them are going to love this gift.

These are some suggestion to ease your hunt for an ideal gift. However, you can go for some other gift ideas. Always remember, any gift become valuable by its intention. So, no matter what you are going to gift your brother or sister. They will love you for your efforts and the bonding you share together. EaseMyTrip wishes you a great Raksha Bandhan and brings some festival special packages!

Gift Your Sibling a Tour Package on Raksha Bandhan

Raksha-Bandhan

The beautiful festival of Raksha Bandhan comes with lots of expectations, promises and love between brother & sisters. It becomes difficult to decide that what to give your best secret-keepers who are none other than your siblings. Choosing a gift and giving it to the person you love the most and fight with is really an experience. If you are confused about what to give your sweet sister or darling brother and have been bored with gifting chocolates, sweets or dresses then try something different. Plan a holiday tour for your sibling knowing his/her taste and get overwhelmed with the reactions you get after giving this wonderful gift. Pick a place that your sibling loves and be ready for enjoying the magical moments of your relationship. Explore what holidays you can gift.

Beach Holiday in Goa

Goa

He/she will be delighted to know about a Goa holiday and if you will get the real pleasure in seeing those cute expressions, kisses and hugs. Goa is always awesome and forever appealing for numerous reasons. The scenic beaches, the maddening night parties and much more are there in Goa to discover fun of life. From beachside adventurous activities to simply lying over the beaches of Goa can be a wonderful experience for your sibling and you too.

Kerala Vacation with Backwaters

kerala

It may not be full of excitements but it will definitely bring smile on your sibling’s face with the delights of nature. If he/she lives a busy life then Kerala is definitely a place for him/her. Backwaters of Kerala offer those lazy moments with complete scenic views when they will forget all their stress and tension. A spa therapy will work like a treat and they feel awed with you on being so thoughtful for them. So, gifting a Kerala tour is even a great idea.

Royal Holiday in Rajasthan

Rajasthan

May be the land carries no adventure neither it connects you with nature yet the royal state of Rajasthan has something that will leave you mesmerized with its beauty. Gift a tour package of Rajasthan to your sibling and let him/her exploring glorious and rich historical past of India. The state gives other beautiful reasons to visit it and that are delightful gastronomic experiences and shopping delights. So, you will not only explore a rich heritage, vibrant culture, exotic safaris, and golden sand dunes, but also have a great shopping and dining experience.

Amusing Journey of Himachal

Himachal

The childhood memories will be fresh if you take your sibling on Himachal tour. The place offers all the activities that you must have enjoyed with your brother and sister in childhood. The land offers several treks, river-crossing, parasailing, sky-diving and many other activities that you can enjoy together and create some cherished memories of lifetime.

You can choose some other destinations as well but definitely make the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan more special and celebrate the happiness of your sibling with your real joy.

Top Shopping Destinations in Rajasthan

shopping in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the most colorful and heritage rich state of India. This rich culture heritage and colorful environment allures a huge of tourists from India and across the world. Along with the wonderful sights, sounds and delicious delicacies, Rajasthan offers incredible shopping experiences, which makes every traveler wish to take back a souvenir. In this charming state, you would find something for everyone, no matter what age they belong, what is their gender, preferences or budget. Right from colorful jewellery to appealing pottery, vividly crafted paintings to intricately woven bags, beautiful textiles to wooden to stone items and more – you will get a lot of options to choose from. The state of Rajasthan has a number of destinations where you can enjoy best shopping experience. If you are planning a trip to Rajasthan and want to get best of souvenirs back home, then read on to know the best destinations to get them.

Jaipur

jaipur

The Pink City- Jaipur, also the capital city of Rajasthan is best place to buy items with a rural touch to them. From this city, you will get variety of items to take back home as souvenirs. The items may range from jewellery, footwear, clothes and much more. In fact, you will get best of Jewellery in which you can find work done with gems, semi-precious stones and unique enamel work. Apart from jewelry, in textiles you’ll get a choice of sanganeri, dyed fabrics, hand block-printed textiles and kota doria saris. For artwork, you can shop miniature paintings, enamelware, blue pottery and brassware. Johari Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, MI Road, Chaupar stalls and Bapu Bazaar are some of the renowned markets for shopping.

Jaisalmer

Shopping-in-Jaisalmer

Best known for its intricate work, you can see a number of other items like startling embroidery, beautiful mirror work weave on fabric, rugs & blankets and stunning artwork on antiques. Mojris (hand-made footwear) are another good item to shop for. You can also buy jackets, camel-leather items and colorful fabrics from the markets. Some of the best shopping areas of the city are Bhatia Bazaar, Seema Gram, Rajasthani Government Shop, Gandhi Darshan and the Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan (Emporium).

Bikaner

Bikaner

The city of Bikaner is famous for stunning handicrafts that are made from the sheep and camel skin. These beautiful items include shoes, rugs, chairs, belts, wallets, bags and much more. Apart from these items, Bikaner is famous for food items, sweets and namkeen. Besides, one can get excellent quality of wool blankets, carpets, carpets, lacquer bangles, beaded and sequined gorbandhs, wooden antiques, light cotton quilts and nokha quilts. King Edward Memorial Road, Station Road and Junagarh Fort are some of the topmost shopping centres in Bikaner.

Pushkar

Pushkar

Located close to Ajmer, Pushkar is famous for its enormous markets that offer leather goods, beads, colourful toys, pottery and miniature paintings. If you are planning a visit to Pushkar, then the best time to come here is during the world famous Pushkar Fair. During this fair, thousands of pilgrims come to this city and also enjoy folk performances as well as camel races while shopping. Apart from this worldwide famous fair, Sarafa Bazaar, Kedalganj Bazaar and Baza Bazaar are some of the other shopping places in Pushkar.

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Best Boutique Hotels in India

Boutique Hotels

India is a country that is famous for its wonderful landscapes, vibrant festivities, architectural elegance, natural beauty and historical grandeur. It attracts a huge number of travelers from all over the world. The beautiful country offers luxurious stays in different kinds of hotels on vacations. Hotels in India come in different forms, including tree houses, villas, camps, palaces, cottages, bungalows and forts. Boutique hotels have become very popular these days to enjoy a dream stay. These hotels are luxurious homes containing all modern facilities but vary in size and make all your fantasies come true. Boutique hotels enjoy a unique and intimate setting with full service accommodations. All major tourist destinations of India feature some boutique hotels that you can choose to stay. Here below are few.

Shanti Home, Janakpuri, Delhi

Shanti Home

Built with exceptional elegance, the hotel allows you entering into the cool marble home of luxury and comforts. You will feel being at home amidst the big sandstone Jaisalmer fresco and the chairs made from Rajasthani ox carts. The bedrooms are special in their own way and create a peaceful aura for the guests staying there. Each room has a gold-plated elephant headdress or a small balcony, a poster of Indian films, a swish wet room. Rejuvenating spa services and a rooftop restaurant enjoys the views of east over suburbs and trees.

Panchavatti, Corjuem Island, Goa

Panchavatti

The ideal setting for “Sacred Five Trees” is truly inspiring. It features a 40 meter-long covered veranda where you can sit and dream amidst the alluring fragrance of jasmine and frangipani. This boutique hotel is given understated decorative touches with copper pots, floating flowers and cane lampshades. Soothe your senses with the charming views of the river, the animal walks, bird chirps and the distant forest. The hospitality is simply awesome that gives the feeling of being at a home of a friend. In decorating the hotel, traditional materials like laterite stone, high wooden ceilings and tiled roofs are used. All guestrooms are having private balconies, wrap around an inner courtyard.

Chapslee, Elysium Hill, Himachal Pradesh

Chapslee

Chapslee is a relaxing and pleasant treat, which is far from the buzz of technology. It used to be the summer retreat of the late Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala and currently owned by his grandson. Walls of the hotels feature different antiques like swords, sabres, old-era paintings and embroideries. Rooms are greatly comfortable and the suite is spoiling lavish. Chapslee is a flawless picture of a different era that is going to charm you.

A Beach Symphony, Marari Beach, Kerala

A Beach Symphony

This serene accommodation is a cluster of cottages on a palm-fringed beach. A Beach Symphony in Kerala features luxurious bedrooms, which are large, exquisite, airy and bright. The walls are pigmented in ochre and silk bed sheets are piled high with rich red and orange cushions. The restaurant of the hotel serves variety of lip smacking dishes that can add a special flavor to your stay here. You will get a relief in discovering something different during your arrival at this pleasant place.

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Ahilya Fort

Situated above the Narmada River, this captivating hotel enjoys the pleasant breeze of surroundings. The architecture of the hotel features pale stone floors, dark timbers and antique shuttered doors. Everything here is delicately restored. Guestrooms feature delicately woven fabrics and enjoy the outstanding views & calm atmosphere. Enjoy delicious foods prepared using fresh vegetables that are cultivated in its garden and cooked very expertly.

Kurukshetra- The Land Where Mahabharata Took Place

In literal words, Kurukshetra means “the field of righteousness” and it is a famous religious place in the north Indian state of Haryana. This land is granted with great Hindu mythology and history. Kurukshetra is the land where the epic battle of Mahabharata took place between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. It is also believed the place where Lord Krishna preached the Bhagwad Gita to Arjuna and cleared his dilemma. Thus, it is a pious place for the Hindus and is visited by many pilgrims as well as tourists all around the year. In the following write-up, we have mentioned some the famous places of interests that you must visit while visiting Kurukshetra!

Bhishma Kund

This pious Kund is located in Narkatari village of Kurukshetra. As the name suggests, it was dedicated to the Bhishma, who was a paternal figure to both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. As per the mythology, during the battle of Mahabharata, Bhishma was felled by a bed of arrows shot by Arjun. Later, when the Kauravas and the Pandavas came to pay homage to the sage, he felt thirsty and asked them for the water. Thereafter, Arjun shot an arrow on earth from where, water gushed out to quench the thirst of Bhishma. Presently, there is a small temple is situated close to the Kund that commemorates the historic event.

Bhadrakali Temple

The temple is dedicated to famous Hindu Goddess Kali and is known to have been constructed by the Pandavas to worship the goddess. This temple exhibits various incarnations of the Goddess. It is also known to one of the several Shakti Peeths as it is believed that the lower limb of Goddess Sati fell here. This magnificent temple is made of red sandstone and has the same beauty till today. A huge of devotees and tourists come here seeking the blessing of the Goddess. The temple is beautifully with earthen lamps and along with that, various rituals are also performed during the festival of Navratri.

Arunai Temple

The Arunai temple is known to have been constructed jointly by the ancient sages Vishwamitra and Vashishta, both of them have been mentioned to the period of Mahabharata. This temple is known to have been devoted to their guru. However, today, Arunai temple is dedicated to worship the Hindu Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by large number of pilgrims during Mahashivratri.

Jyotisar

This region of Kurukshetra is known to be the most religious place as it is believed that this is the place where ‘Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagwad Gita gyan’ to Arjun. This place is the central location of the battle field of Kurukshetra from where the Lord Krishna and Arjun would have watched both the armies (Kauravas and Pandavas). It is a very religious place for Hindus, as they believe that this place showed the truth to Arjun and therefore, devotees come here to seek the blessings to get the right path in their lives.

Last but not the least; ‘Brahma Sarovar’ is a sacred water body here which is dedicated to Lord Brahma. According to the mythological scriptures, Lord Brahma designed this place. It is also visited by devotees.

A Dessert Journey of Various Indian States

Indian Desserts

Among several specialties of our country, Indian cuisines are another great delight of the tourism of India. It ensures a mouthwatering culinary journey to the visitors. Every corner of India offers a special food habit and one gets to try out different kind of dishes. People of India usually are sweet tooth. So, there is no surprise as the country has to offer so much to its guests and people. Sweet dishes are the specialty of India and one can find several scrumptious desserts in different Indian cities. There are lots of desserts of India, which are superb in taste and consumed irrespective of any special occasion. So, whenever you are planning a holiday trip in any place of India, don’t forget to try their delicacies. Explore some popular desserts from different Indian states.

Ghewar, Rajasthan   

ghewar-rajasthan

This disc-shaped sweet dish is made with all-purpose flour and soaked in sugar syrup. This is a popular dessert of Rajasthan, which is mostly prepared in festive seasons. People love Ghewar a lot due to its unusual taste. However, it is not available in every region and season. It is also famous in the neighboring states of Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Modak, Maharashtra

Modak - Maharashtra

The popular dessert of Maharashtra is famous in whole Western, eastern and Southern India. Not just yummy in taste, Modak is very really attractive in appearance. Modak is basically a sweet dumpling stuffed with a filling of fresh coconut and jaggery. The soft shell of this sweet dish is prepared with rice flour & processed milk. The sweet has great importance in the worship of Lord Ganesha.

Rasogolla/Rasgulla, West Bengal

Rasgulla

The spongy and soft cheese balls dipped in sugar syrup is just awesome in taste. Rasgulla are really delicious in taste. The dish was created in East India and states of Odisha and West Bengal are said to be the birthplace of the dish. However, it is best available in West Bengal and loved by everyone. Rasgulla is admired as the king of Indian sweets and your craving for Rosogolla grows once you taste it.

Pinni, Punjab

Pinni

Delicious and rich in taste, Pinni is an authentic dessert of Punjab and other nearby states of North India. Prepared with adequate amount of ghee, dry fruits and wheat flour, Pinni is a typical sweet of winters.

Bal Mithai, Uttarakhand

Bal Mithai

Bal Mithai is is a popular dessert of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. It is brown chocolate-like fudge, which is prepared using roasted khoya and coated with white sugar balls. The origin of the sweet is unknown but Almora is filled with sweet shops selling this particular dessert.

Mysore Pak, Karnataka

Mysore Pak

A rich sweet dish of South India, Mysore Pak is prepared using liberal amount of clarified butter, sugar, gram flour, and cardamom powder. The sweet has been originated in Mysore, Karnataka. It is assumed that it was firstly prepared in the kitchen of Mysore Palace. From there, it became so famous that converted into a ‘Royal Sweet’.

Basundi, Gujarat

Basundi

The sweetened dense milk is a noted dessert of the state of Gujarat but also consumed in Maharashtra and Karnataka. In North India, a similar kind of dessert is consumed with name Rabri.

Bebinca, Goa

Bebinca

Bebinca is a well known authentic and superb pudding dessert of Goa. It can be also tasted in East India and Mangalore. Traditional Bebinca is prepared of 16 layers and can be enjoyed with ice creams.

Other states of India also have some exclusive desserts. Visit those states to find more about them.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions of Japan

japan-tourism

Japan is known to be one of the most famous travel destinations in the world. This country portrays an exotic blend of traditional and modern, with various temples and architectures. There are many places where, tourists can find the Japanese culture and history to get a glance of the future through technological developments. If you are planning a trip to Japan, then book cheap international flights at EaseMyTrip. Are you wondering about which places to visit, read this article and discover.

Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

The Temple of Golden Pavilion or Kinkaku-ji is the topmost visited tourist attraction in Japan and Kyoto. This pavilion was initially constructed as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu during late 14th century. But, sadly, it was burnt down in 1950 by a young monk who had become obsessed with it. Five years later, this temple was reconstructed as accurate copy of the original one. The pavilion is covered in gold leaf that highlights the reflection of it in the pond and the pond’s reflection on the building.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

Soaring up to the height of 3,776 meters, Mount Fuji is famous as the highest mountain in Japan. It was a volcano giving remarkably symmetrical cone and a renowned symbol of Japan. In fact, Mount Fuji is often depicted in photographs and popular tourist attraction for climbers and sightseers. As per the facts, it is estimated that about 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji annually, in which 30% are foreigners. The ascent journey can take anywhere from three to eight hours on the other hand, the descent journey can up to between two to five hours. It is also one of the most photographed icons of Japan.

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the home for the Emperor of Japan. The palace also functions as an administration center as well as museum to showcase Japanese art and history. The palace is built on the ruins of older castles which were damaged either by war or fine. The architects have privileged the past by including design elements of different eras into the modern palace. The latest palace is encircled by traditional Japanese gardens and has many reception as well as function rooms to receive guests and greet the public.

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple

The Todaiji Temple in Nara is one of a kind of accomplishment of engineering. It doesn’t only houses the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world but also considered as the world’s largest wooden building. Todaiji Temple is encircled by attractive gardens and wildlife. Also, the Kegon school of Buddhism is located here. The grounds hold many relic of Japanese and Buddhist history. One interesting thing of this place is that the Deer are allowed to roam freely in the grounds as they are believed to be the messengers of the Shinto gods.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is a major proof of the innovation of technology and state-of-the art life. The built of Tokyo Tower is inspired by the Eiffel tower. This tower is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan, which also functions as an observation tower and communications tower. The tourists or visitors can climb the tower for spectacular views of the entire Tokyo city.

Apart from these, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Himeji Castle, Kiyomizu-dera, Jigokudani Monkey Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial are some of the other popular tourist spots to visited in Japan.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Monaco

Monaco

Monaco might be second smallest country, after the Vatican but that doesn’t stop it from being a charming place to visit. The country has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Monaco is popular for its car races, gambling and fairy tale romances. Monaco is a glamorous place that offers travelers a chance to mingle with the rich and famous on the awesome yachts in the harbor. In this write-up, we have mentioned some of the most popular tourist attractions you must visit while in Monaco.

Prince’s Palace of Monaco

Prince's Palace of Monaco

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the country’s rulers, the Grimaldi family, which is currently being headed by Prince Albert II, the son of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. This fairy tale palace began as a fortress during 12th century, but over the centuries it fell into a shambles. However, Prince Rainier refurbished the palace to its previous grandeur. It is to be noted that the palace is open to the public yearly from June to October. On the other hand, one can witness the changing of guard ceremony performed by the “Carabiniers” at the main entrance of palace every day at 11:55 AM.

Monte Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Casino

The Monte Carlo Casino was established during 19th century to save the Grimaldi family from bankruptcy. At that time, Monaco was poor with small infrastructure to bear tourism. However, the plan worked and the economy stabilized. Nowadays, the Monte Carlo Casino attracts gamblers to Monaco, with games of chance, including Baccarat, roulette, craps and slot machines and much more. Guests much note that the casino has a dress code and admission charges. Also, the foreign visitors need to show passports or other ID because Monaco residents are not allowed inside.

Monaco-Ville (or Le Rocher)

Monaco-Ville

Monaco-Ville, also called locally as ‘Le Rocher’ or ‘The Rock’, offers visitors a chance to take a walk through the country’s oldest neighborhood. This old town that is established on rocky land, which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea, the Grimaldis, Monaco’s founders established an ancient fortress as their headquarters. Monaco-Ville is made up roughly exclusively of pedestrian streets and passageways and retains its medieval character. Once here, you can find a number of restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops, as well as many of the city’s famous landmarks, including the Prince’s Palace, St. Martin’s Gardens and the Oceanographic Museum.

Monaco St Nicholas Cathedral

Monaco St Nicholas Cathedral

It is a known fact that every Catholic country has its national cathedral and Monaco’s national cathedral is the St. Nicholas Cathedral. The first Catholic Church was built in the 13th century and demolished in the 19th century. At present, the church is called “the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception”. It is the burial place for the Grimaldis, including Rainier III and Grace Kelly. Visitors illustrate this Romanesque church with its front of white marble as being quite beautiful as well as peaceful.

Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach is the single most sensational beach of the world, where women can be spotted without their bikini tops, but wouldn’t think of being seen without their jewelries. It may not be a typical kind of beach paradise, but it is really fun to be at this place. It is exceptional, clean and comprised of clear waters, warm white sand and breathtaking views.

Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Jardin Exotique de Monaco

This is a place that collects the unusual and most exotic plants. Being a magical spot, this garden opens to the sky and overlooks the Mediterranean. This wonderful botanical garden is situated on a cliff side in Monaco. Have a visit to this beautiful garden.

Oceanographic Museum

Oceanographic Museum

Constructed on the side of the fabulous Rock of Monaco, Oceanographic Museum enjoys the glorious views of the oceans from more than a century. The museum was founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. It was designed as a palace and this museum is entirely dedicated to Art and Science.

If you are excited about visiting Monaco, best deals on holiday packages are available with EaseMyTrip. So, just be ready to enjoy.

Top Destinations Having Strong Connection with Mahatma Gandhi

Dandi-March

Freedom of India belongs to those thousands of people who gave their lives to fight against slavery of British. But if a single person deserves the whole credit of the independence of India, it is none other than Mahatma Gandhi. Born on 2nd October, 1869, he was the most important leader of the pre-independence era. He took India to a completely new level through revolutionary movements like non-violence, civil disobedience and Quit India. Gandhi is best recognized as ‘Father of the Nation’ or ‘Bapu’. These are some destinations that have strong link with Mahatma Gandhi.

Porbandar

birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi

This small port town along the Gujarat coast is an important destination in Indian history due to being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. It also offers numerous of experiences to its visitors and is an ideal place to discover the immense past of the country along with Gandhian philosophy.

Champaran

champaran

On Gandhi’s returning from South Africa, he initiated his non-cooperation in a small way by awakening peasants against the European cultivators in Champaran (Bihar) and later on in Kheda (Gujarat). It was an important and non-violent fight against the British in India.

Amritsar

Amritsar

We all know very well about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, where huge numbers of innocent were killed brutally. Gandhi took strong decision and actions against British Raj for forming self-government and establishing Swaraj. He motivated Swadeshi policy and boycotted British goods and services.

Dandi

Dandi

Salt March of Dandi was a historical event that began in year 1930 and Gandhi produced salt without paying any taxes. A lot of followers were with them in this movement. This movement outraged British and he got arrested. Dandi is a small village in Gujarat.

Delhi

Delhi

The capital city of India has been a platform for many movements and historical events. Many incidences have taken place here and Mahatma Gandhi was also assassinated in Delhi only on 30th January, 1948.

Unique Ways of Dussehra Celebration in Different States of India

Dussehra

Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil. The festival has different meanings for different people. Some enjoys it as the end of their nine days of fasting and some finds it appealing due to huge celebrations taking place on this occasion. Every state of the country has its own way of celebrating this grand festival but elegance & ethnicity remain an integral part every time. Some states of India celebrate Dussehra as the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama and some celebrates it as the destruction of demon named Mahisasur by Goddess Durga. Explore the states where this grand festival of Durga Puja is celebrated in a beautiful way.

Gujarat

Gujarat Navratri

Dussehra is celebrated as Navratra in Indian state of Gujarat. Garba, the main folk dance of state is a must enjoy activity during the 9-days of Navratra. Being the main appeal of the festival, the folk dance brings people together at one place and they tune on folk songs with colorful sticks. Garba is played all through the night after performing the aarti of Goddess Durga. On this occasion, men and women wear their traditional attires, including Lehnga Choli for women and Kedia for men.

Himachal Pradesh

dussehra himachal

Kullu in Himachal celebrates Dussehra as the most significant festival of the state. One can experience a great enthusiasm in this festival. The celebration of the festival takes place for 7 days. In Kullu, the festivity is about the worship of Lord Raghunath and center of the celebration is on fairground of Dhalpur Maidan. Nearby villagers carry the idols of local gods and goddesses to the fairground in a holy procession. The whole valley floods with the delights of festivity for a week.

Delhi

Ravan Badh

Dussehra is celebrated in Delhi as the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama. On this occasion, temples are decorated, religious music is played and Ram Leela is performed. Idols of Ravana, Meghanad and Kumbhakaran are set on fire at almost each locality of the city. The city also goes through 9-days of fasting. You should watch Ramleela in Delhi, which is a theatrical representation of the Ramayana. Ravana’s effigy is burnt along with fireworks displaying the beautiful colors in sky. There are several places in Delhi, where you can find the attractively created Pandals of Goddess Durga.

Punjab

Punjab kanjak

The state of Punjab also has a unique way of honoring Goddess Shakti. Most of the people in Punjab fast for the first seven days of Navratri and also arrange Jagraata (Awakening for whole night by singing devotional songs). On the 8th day or Ashtami, the fast is open by organizing a bhandara for 9 young (Little) girls (Kanjika).

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Dussehra

This Dravidian state adds a special religious feel to this festival by worshiping Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. On this occasion, women invite married women to their homes in the evenings and present them nuptial accessories like bangles, kumkum and other things. A coconut, betel nuts, and betel leaves and money are also given to each other.

If you are planning a holiday trip on this Durga Puja, EaseMyTrip will take you to some of the most amazing places to visit on Dussehra at its best