Kumbh Mela 2019: The First Timers Guide To Kumbh Mela

2019 is off to a great start with the magnificent Kumbh Mela just around the corner. A fair visited by over 100 million devotees from all over the world, Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering of the world. This one of a kind festival is recognized by UNESCO and is part of its Intangible Cultural Heritag...

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Festival of Baisakhi in Punjab

Baisakhi, the harvest festival, is celebrated with great enthusiasm to mark the beginning of the new spring and is celebrated in most of India as the new year by Hindus. It signifies the end of the harvest season in India, marking a time of prosperity for the farmers. Also called as Vaisakhi, it is a festival o...

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Holi in India - 9 Quirky Ways to Celebrate the Festival of Colours!

The most anticipated festival of all times that goes from bizarre traditions, mouth-watering mathris and ghujias to DJs and Bhaang with a splash of colours, sparks, music, and dance.Take-A-Breath. Well, that's Holi for you!Holi in India is the time of the year that raises a toast to country's diversit...

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All About the Galungan in Bali

The Galungan festival in Bali is a time of great celebration and joy, transforming the island into a festive, colourful and bustling haven of activity. The festival is celebrated twice every year, according to the 210 day Balinese calendar - the Puwakon. Galungan Significance and HistoryOfferings made in Bali d...

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21 Festivals of Uttarakhand - India's Devbhoomi

Uttarakhand is popularly known as 'Devbhoomi' or the land of gods. It is a very famous pilgrimage site where people come from all parts of India and even the world to immerse in the spiritual and religious environment. From the sacred ghats of Ganga in Haridwar to the snow-capped mountains of Auli, Uttarakhand ...

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The Enchanting Festivals of Goa

While most will relate the state of Goa with beaches, liquor and modernity, this beachy haven is in every sense a land of culture, heritage and traditions. Every year, a large number of festivals are celebrated throughout the Goan territory which serve as vital attractions for tourists and locals alike. Le...

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New Year, New Adventure: 10 Day Adventure Tourism In Jharkhand Starts From January 11

Elegant waterfalls, famous temples, wonderful wildlife and nature in its purest form, Jharkhand doesn't back down when it comes to tourism. To add to Jharkhand's mushrooming tourism, soon, adventure enthusiasts will get a chance to indulge in thrilling and adventurous events in various parts of the state. Sourc...

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Festivals in Thailand That You Must Experience!

As a country rich with culture and tradition, it's no surprise that Thailand has dozens of enthralling festivals across the year. Each month offers an exciting opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. From significant revelries like Songkran that is celebrated across the country to region-s...

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Asalha Puja - Celebrating the Teachings of the Enlightened

Thailand, also known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a fun loving and cultured country in South-East Asia. Known for its relaxing, quiet and windy beaches, the country lights up during its festivals. There is more to Thailand than just the beaches - the Thai massage is the best way to relieve your stress and sor...

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End 2019 With A Bang: 7 Festivals In December You Wouldn't Want To Miss

December is like the Saturday of the months, something you look forward to all year long. Pleasant weather, a hot beverage on cold mornings, end-of-the-year sales, cuddling in your blanket, Christmas, and what's there to not love about the last month of the year? December is also the month of celebrations, and ...

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Bastille Day In Pondicherry (Puducherry)

Each festival which is celebrated has a long history associated with it. So does this day which is popularly known as 'Bastille Day.' In this article, we will talk about the story behind this day being celebrated, the significance of this day in France and how it is celebrated in France as well as Pondicherry i...

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Abhaneri Festival - Here's What To Look Forward To

Rajasthan proudly carries the badge of being one of the most vibrant states of India boasting of untamed and rarest of wildlife, world-class heritage hotels, luxury trains, vintage museums, rich culinary scene and a host of fairs and festivals that bring forward the indigenous culture, arts and practices on the...

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Ziro Music Festival 2019: A Musical Extravaganza

The most happening music festival in the laps of the green valley of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ziro Music Festival is an outdoor music festival that showcases the talent of independent artists in India. This festival brings together the most significant musical talents of India and a diverse audience to witness it...

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Udaipur Lantern Festival 2019

The regal city of Udaipur attracts thousands of tourists, owing to its enchanting scenery entailing of majestic palaces, pretty lakes and picture-perfect mountains. Each year, Udaipur observes a high footfall of travellers from all across the country nearby the festive period of Diwali. The city looks exception...

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Diwali in India : All You Need To Know About Diwali Celebration in India

Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in India. It is celebrated across the length and breadth of the nation with much fanfare and enthusiasm. Known as the "Festival of Lights", Diwali is a 5-day celebration, wherein friends and families get together, light 'Diyas' or earthen lamps in their houses, fe...

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Makha Bucha Day - What, Where and When

Makha Bucha (also known as Magha Puja) or Makha Bucha day is the second most important festival celebrated in Thailand. This festival marks a special date in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated in the third lunar month, on a full moon day in countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, a...

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13 Unconventional New Years Traditions Around The World

Everyone across the globe loves to ring in the new year and everyone does it differently. While midnight kiss, parties, fireworks, and toasts to a happy year are fairly common, there are several cultures which welcome the new year with a different and unique tradition. Here's a list of unconventional new year t...

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9 Festivals and Events To Attend In January 2019

Celebrations never end in India. And January is the month when the everlasting zeal is seen in cultural festivals and events. There is a plethora of traditional festivals, music and dance festivals, parades, and a lot more you would surely want to be a part of. Here are the best festivals and events that the fi...

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Chinese New Year 2019 in Thailand

Because of its huge Chinese population, it comes as no surprise that the Chinese New Year is a major festival in Thailand. It is a lovely time, where different communities come together, break bread and wish each other good fortune for the year ahead. Streets are decorated in bright red with gorgeous Chinese pa...

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Everything You Need To Know About Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Radiating a golden hue, Thailand is an ever-comforting holiday destination. Having rice puddles in the rural heartlands of Thailand is a great experience. Relaxing on one of those magnificent beaches with white sands and enjoying Thai cuisine in one of the stalls of Mae Sot finds a place in everyone's bucket li...

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Pre Plan Your Work Leaves For The Long Weekends in 2019

Sometimes the Earth and Sun come together, chat over coffee and while planning the calendar for the coming years, decide to keep festivals or holidays on Fridays or Mondays, hence, giving us humans a long weekend break. That's probably not how it's done but it doesn't matter. It's the latter part that we care a...

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Cruise Your Way To Kumbh Mela This Year

The Kumbh Mela is all set to start from 15th January 2019 and is expected to be bigger and better than the last year. And for the first time, to boost the smooth movement of devotees, the Inland Waterways Authority of India will be starting motorboat and cruise rides from 5th January. According to media reports...

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Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Planting Thailand's Seeds of Hope

 The Royal Ploughing Ceremony, also known as the Farmer's Day or simply the Ploughing Festival officially marks the beginning of the rice growing season. This annual ceremony is held in many Asian countries, such as Cambodia and Thailand. The official Thai name for the Royal Ploughing Ceremony is 'Raek Na ...

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Monkey Around At The Lopburi Monkey Festival Of Thailand

Lopburi is one of the first cities to have been built in Thailand. It houses some spectacular ruins and other beautiful sights like King Narai's Lopburi Palace and the Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat temple making it much of a hidden gem. It more often than not goes unnoticed when travellers are building their it...

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Songkran - Water Festival in Thailand

Every year, as April rolls around, tens of thousands of Thai people prepare for the New Year. Houses are cleaned from roof to basement. Gifts are bought in preparation. The buzzing of excitement in the streets is undeniable. Songkran in Thailand is an eagerly awaited festival to spend with family and friends, r...

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The Loi Krathong Festival: Festival of De-Lights

The Loi Krathong Festival is one of the most exuberant festivals celebrated in Thailand. The celebrations are a national event in Thailand, and it is sometimes referred to as the 'festival of lights'. The festival is even welcomed in a few neighbouring places outside Thailand under different names such as Tazau...

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New Year 2019 - Best Places To Celebrate New Year in India

It feels like we welcomed January 2018 yesterday and in a blink of the eye, we are halfway through 2018 already. Since we are just 6 more months away from another year, it will not be a bad idea to start gearing up for New Year already. Food, booze, and friends are the usual new year pack, but it is time to exp...

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Kite Festivals in India - The Fight Of Colourful Kites Flying Through The Sky

1. Uttarayan, the Festival of KitesUttarayan, also known as the International Kite Festival, is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. It takes place on Makar Sankranti every year, Makar Sankranti, or Maghi as it is commonly called, being the day that the sun transitions into Makara (Capricorn). It b...

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10 Festivals of Bangalore That You Need To Experience

Being the 27th largest city in the world and 3rd largest in India, Bangalore has already set a pedestal for being a cultural and economic centre of the country. The festivals and fairs bring forward the traditional sphere of modern people of Bangalore. Despite being the city of IT industry and extensive moderni...

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Bun Bang Fai Rocket Fest in Thailand - Everything You Need To Know

The festivals in Thailand never fail to amaze the innumerable tourists that flock in from all over the world. These colourful festivals provide a glimpse into the country's rich culture and heritage. Being a part of these events are surely a delight. The Rocket Festival is one of such festivals, a highlight of ...

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Music Festivals In India That Every Music Enthusiast Must Attend!

Music has the power to heal the soul and pull distant hearts together. Listening to music on phone or on television is the way to relax for many people. However, only a real music fan would understand the bliss of listening to music in a live concert. Music festivals are organised in various parts of India wher...

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Bizarre Yet Infamous Ping Pong Shows in Phuket

Thailand is known for all things weird, but the ping pong shows tops that list. For those who don't know what it is, I want to cut to the chase and tell you that a ping pong show is not two people playing ping pong. It does involve ping pong balls, but people don't play ping pong on a table with bats. What is a...

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Music Festivals in Thailand for an Experience of a Lifetime

If you are a music lover who likes to crank it up once in a while, chances are that you have attended at least one music festival in your life, or desperately wish to. Music festivals in Thailand brush the zenith of a wild party experience and can be viewed as the bigger, better and zestier cousin of music conc...

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Festivals of India - 37 Festivals and Events in India To Plan Your Trip Around

India is a country of dynamic culture, and every Indian celebrates many festivals wholeheartedly throughout the year. Every festival is unique in its way. Celebrating them while you pay a visit to the country is a great chance to explore the prosperity of Indian culture and heritage. Here is a month wise l...

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Onam - The Festival of Togetherness!

Onam is a Godlike festival from the God's own country. It is the time of the year when Kerala is exhilarated with trumpets, drums, elephants, boat races, dances, art, music, floral decorations, lights, colours, rituals and the delicious Onasadya without which the celebrations are incomplete. Whether you're a Ma...

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17 Festivals of Rajasthan You Simply Cannot Miss!

 When we think about Rajasthan, we think of colors and brightness, royalty and hospitality, celebrations and feasts, music and dance, culture and tradition, history and heritage.Rajasthan packs the essence of Incredible India in 1 state. And the experience of Rajasthan is never complete unless you have a taste ...

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16 Festivals in Singapore: Experience the Multi-Ethnic Culture

Singapore is a country where 'east meets west'. The Lion City's culture is vast, as it includes both Asian and European cultures. Singapore has many areas divided by ethnicity of people like Little India and Chinatown. Singapore is beautiful because of its cultural diversity, a fusion of cultures and its social...

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Pattaya Music Festival - A Guide For The Melophile in You!

Are you a music fan travelling to Thailand this March? If the answer is yes, then you will be fascinated to hear that Pattaya is home to one of Asia's most significant international music festivals. Each year as March rolls around, music lovers from Asia and around the world gather on Pattaya's beaches to enjoy...

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16 Festivals of Indonesia to Witness Colour and Tradition of the Nation

When you think about Indonesia, you're bound to think of beautiful beaches and lush greenery, colourful clothes and scrumptious food, fascinating dances and inspiring music; after all, it's a multicultural country that is rich in tradition. Throughout the year, a variety of festivals in Indonesia are celebrated...

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Festivals of Gujarat You Should Surely Be a Part of

If you're in Gujarat, every day is a celebration. Often termed as the land of festivities, people in Gujarat surely know how to live their lives to the fullest. The beauty of the state's rich culture and traditions is showcased most flawlessly through the many festivals celebrated here all year round. Your jaw ...

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Festivals in South India: Lights, Colours and Celebrations

The rich and vibrant culture of South India is reflected in the unique festivals of each state, from Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu, encompassing Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Each state brings its unique flavour to the diversity of the southern culture. These festivals have their uniq...

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8 Festivals in Kolkata That You Must Experience!

Kolkata is a colourful city in terms of everything and Bengalis just need one reason or another to celebrate. This fact of the region is and has been being glorified in various aspects of the print and cinematic media. The festive fervour is perhaps one of the many things that highlight Kolkata, making it a pla...

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Surajkund Mela - The International Crafts Fair!

Surajkund, meaning 'Lake of the Sun', is an ancient reservoir that was built by King Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century. Faridabad, the little destination hidden in Haryana, saw no tourism until it began hosting the 'Surajkund International Craft Mela'. A unique International craft festival, the...

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10 Festivals In Vietnam to Experience the Colour and Culture

A wondrous amalgam of breathtaking natural beauty, amazing skyscrapers and kaleidoscopic cultures is the country of Vietnam. The rich history and various artistic manifestations of this nation are best reflected in its festivals, and if one of these seems to be underway during your trip, consider yourself lucky...

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Eid in Dubai - A Guide To Celebrating Eid in Dubai

Eid in Dubai is a festival held twice every year. There are two Eid holidays in a year, one that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims are required to fast for a month, and the other starts on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. The first one is called 'Eid-al-Fitr' and th...

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Festivals In Dubai

Few of the most astounding and intriguing festivals happen in Dubai, where almost everything is celebrated. Various competitions make it to the must-experience lists in Dubai. These events attract thousands of participants from not only the Middle East but also the entire world. Given below are just a couple of...

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Meghalaya Festivals That You Must Experience in Your Next Visit!

 Meghalaya a small State in the North Eastern part of India is where you'll find more than just thunderclouds and a vast green landscape. Its people are the soul, and its song and dance the vital source of joy. This ancient people have perfected the art of life and is being passed on to its young. In Moder...

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Festivals In Oman

While planning your trip to Oman, visit the country during some of Oman's biggest festivals so that you can truly immerse yourself in the Omani culture! Festivals in Oman are unique to the core, built on years of tradition, customs and culture. Here is a list of the biggest festivals in Oman that you won't want...

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Khao Phansa: The Time When Thais Celebrate The Dawn of Buddhist Lent

Thailand has long been a favourite travel destination for many travellers because of its island-studded seas, its gracious and friendly locals and rich culture and heritage. With its one of a kind festivals, Thailand never fails to amaze. And that's probably why the culture is infinitely accessible and also inv...

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The Magical Naga Fireball Festival Of Thailand

Thailand is much more beyond its beautiful beaches and bays. People in Thailand love festivals. And it's not surprising, given the fact that Thais love to socialise and celebrate. These festivals teach you a lot about the rich culture of Thailand. So if you are thirsty for some cultural knowledge, Thailand is t...

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Art Festivals In India For Those Creative & Quirky Minds

India, the land of colours, diversity and culture is steeped in local art and traditions that vary every 100 Km. With countries swarming with festivals that bring in people from the world over to enjoy the festivities and reach euphoric heights, India is storming ahead in the festival arena with its grand, uniq...

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Jazz it Up at Thailand's Annual Hua Hin International Jazz Festival!

The Hua Hin International Jazz Festival is an annual affair in Thailand's very own seaside district, Hua Hin. Enjoy the true jazz experience, as several international and local artists take the stage while being surrounded by the sound of the waves and fresh cool breeze at the Hua Hin Beach. SourceVenue Details...

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Thailand's Phi Ta Khon Festival - When The Dead Comes Back To Life

The Story of Phi Ta Khon, or more commonly known as the Ghost Festival of Thailand dates back to a long, long time ago. Prince Vessantara went on a long journey. A journey so long that most of his followers believed he is dead. Surprisingly, one day, he returned, alive and in good health. His followers rejoiced...

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Chanthaburi Fruit Festival - A Colourful And Delicious Extravaganza

Festivals are a legit excuse for everyone to celebrate and create some beautiful memories. Many might not be aware that in a small province of Thailand, called Chanthaburi, the locals have a unique tradition of celebrating something called Chanthaburi Fruit Festival. Located on the eastern side of Thailand, on ...

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Poy Sang Long Festival - Everything You Need To Know

Every part of this beautiful world has its own set of customs and rituals that bring in a factor of individuality to any region. Now that we are talking about various customs and festival of the world, it will be of a matter of great interest to talk about Poy Sang Long, the age-old Asian tradition. If you are ...

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The Amazing Highlights Of Bikaner Camel Festival

India, a country, known for its rich history, tradition, culture, delicious delights and colourful markets has always been a centre of attraction for, not only localities and travellers but also tourists from overseas. Festivals, stunning Fairs, and Fests are the highlights of the amazing country. Some events m...

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Kumaoni Holi - The Colourful Festival of Uttarakhand

Kumaon, a mountainous region in Uttarakhand, offers a spectacular array of natural scenic beauty topped with the sheer sanctity of the surrounding. The welcoming and rustic forests, snow clad mountain peaks and the fascinating and surreal village life aptly defines the life in this region of Northern India. The...

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Paro Tshechu - Celebrations at their Zenith

Festivals of a city add an enchanted glory to it, which makes it look more vibrant and glorious. A city like Paro in Bhutan makes for the perfect example. With the majestic dzongs, lush valleys, a pristine river and a clear sky, this town does not look anything less than a painting. The city becomes e...

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15 Festivals In Mauritius To Experience The Festive Vibe Of The Island Country

Festivals promote diversity. They bring our neighbours into dialogue and improve our psychological well-being as well. During celebrations, all you have to do is wander freely and see what happens. Festivals are fun, be it kids or adults. Festivals form a significant part of traditions. And what about festivals...

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Yacht Week in Croatia

Are you one huge party animal?  Are you the one in constant search of places to party? Do you find yourself thinking about new and different ways to party? Well, worry not! We have you covered here. You may thank us later!How about we tell you that there is a week-long party extravaganza, organised annuall...

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Eid in Oman - A Guide To Celebrating Eid in Oman

The city is decked up in gold and greetings of "Eid Mubarak" resound from every rooftop and doorway. The shops are filled with flowing garments and jewellery and halwa and the heady aroma of frankincense makes your head spin in a pleasant way. It's Eid al-Fitr, the most important festival of Muslims which comes...

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Festivals of Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir is known as the paradise on Earth and rightly so. It has its charm in the enchanting valley views and green nature, but its festivals add an extra flavour to the beauty of the state. People try to forget all the communal tensions that exist and celebrate the festivities together in peace. This exquisite...

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