FESTIVALS OF GUJARAT

International Kite Festival: This immensely popular kite flying festival is held in important cities of Gujarat. The festival lures expert kite-makers and fliers not only from major cities of India but also from around the world. A plethora of designer kites are also put on display.

Modhera Dance Festival: The dance festival goes on for three days. It is held annually at the site of the ancient Sun Temple at Modhera in Mehsana District.

Dang Darbar: The tribal people of Dangs congregate on the occasion of Holi and celebrate the festival of colours in their own unique way. The event is held at Ahwa, in Dang District.

Janmashtami Festival:
The state of Gujarat is the abode of Lord Krishna, his own land. On September 5, that is Janmashtami, the day the Lord was born, the town of Dwarka comes alive, with major celebrations and hordes of visitors. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. offers a package tour, accommodation and catering services at Dwarka.

Navratri Festival: The nine nights sacred to the Mother Goddess are occasions for vibrant festivities throughout the country. It commemorates the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon of the same name. During Navaratri, devotees of Durga fast and pray for health and prosperity. They worship a different manifestation of Durga every night. The young and old dancing Garba or Dandiya - Ras throughout the night, testify to the exuberant nature of this festival. The Navratri festival celebrations at Ahmedabad and Baroda are famous throughout Gujarat.


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