With the temperature dipping across the country, there is no reason why you shouldn’t pack your bags and set out on an adventure. And if for some reason you can’t, worry not, there’s much inspiration to be taken from these vibrant festivals that happen in November across India. Be it the colourful turbans of Rajasthan or the Arunachal weaves at the Wangala festival, add myriad colours, textures and silhouettes to your wardrobe.
When: November 1, 2016-February 20, 2017
Where: Great Rann of Kutch salt desert, Dhordo, Gujarat
What: This desert festival highlights the vibrancy of the Kutch region’s culture and heritage. Take cue from the colourful folk dance and music costumes and handicrafts stalls.
International Yoga and Music Festival
When: November 1-7, 2016
Where: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
What: This festival features some of the best professional yoga teachers, Ayurvedic doctors, nad yogis, yoga lecturers, musicians, and philosophers from Rishikesh and abroad. Get in touch with your inner self with easy breezy clothing and relaxed silhouettes to enhance the experience.
Pushkar Camel Fair
When: November 8-14, 2016
Where: Pushkar, Rajasthan
What: This traditional Indian style festival has camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar where they are dressed up, shaved, entered into beauty contests, paraded, raced and traded. The Banjara costumes and even the way camels are adorned with traditional fabrics and ornaments is definitely awe-inspiring.
When: November 10-12, 201
Where: Garo Hills, Meghalaya
What: This is the biggest harvest festival of Meghalaya’s Garo tribe in northeast India. Held in honor of the Sun God of fertility, the festival marks the end of the sowing season and agricultural year. It’s celebrated by the beating of drums, blowing horns, and traditional dancing. The feathered headgear, the Arunachal textile drapes and accessories form an integral part of their performance outfits.
India Surf Festival
When: November 12-14, 2016
Where: Ramchandri Beach, Lotus Resort, near Puri, Odisha
What: This is an eco-friendly celebration of oneness that provides a creative platform for freedom of expression encompassing adventure, music, dance, art, and photography. Get into surfing gear with eclectic prints and sexy beachwear for this.