Fairs and Festivals of India

February Event

Fairs / February January 2016
Month Festival Place
February 12, 2016 Vasant Panchami North India
February 20 to 22, 2016 Desert Festival Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
February 17, 2016 Khajuraho Dance Festival Bundelkhand,
Madhya Pradesh
February 20 to 26, 2016 Deccan Festival Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh
February 01 to 29, 2016 Elephanta Festival Mumbai
February 14 to 17, 2016 Goa Carnival Goa
February 21 to 23, 2016 Rose Festival Chandigarh, Punjab
February 01 to 15, 2016 Surajkund Crafts Mela Haryana
February 18 to 27, 2016 Taj Mahotsav Agra, Uttar Pradesh
February Garden Festival Delhi

India is an epitome of resplendent festivals and fairs where the hues of festivity never lose its charm! From enjoying the pleasant winter weather for sightseeing to diverse festivals and fairs, the month of February in India offers an exciting spectacle of celebrations and exquisite getaways to the visitors.

Here take a look at the festivals and fairs that are celebrated in the month of February in India every year reflecting the traditional gaiety and zest of its people.

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan:

When: 20 to 22 February, 2016

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: Three-day extravaganza of Jaisalmer desert festival, starts off with a truly magical morning cavalcade showcasing the culture and lifestyle of the desert from Sonar Fort to the Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. The festival, which is held every year in February, you can experience hosts of cultural programs, turban tying competitions and parade of camels. Not invigorating enough! Attend the shows to judge the man with the longest moustache, including Mr. Desert. Everything is at its magical best and events, like Camel decorating, Rajasthani folk concert under the stars in the Sam sand dunes will keep you amused for hours!

Khajuraho Dance Festival

When: 17 February, 2016

Khajuraho Dance Festival, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh: The famous dance festival is celebrated at a time when the chilling winter weather subsides and spring, takes over! The festival is usually celebrated from 25 February to 2 March. It is a week-long spectacle that proudly showcases the grandeur of the various colorful classical dance forms, such as Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and others. Watching these myriad dance forms, truly offer a feast to the eyes!


Deccan Festival, Hyderabad

When: 20 to 26 February, 2016

Deccan Festival, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: Considered the most enjoyable and striking of all the festivals in Hyderabad, the Deccan Festival every year with its splash of music, colors and fairs grace the city and the whole atmosphere comes alive! It is a five-day festival held from February 20 bringing in a breath of fresh air with the performances of qawwalis, ghazals and mushairas (poetry recitals). Do you know what are the other attractions that completely spellbind the female visitors? These are the multi-hued bangles as well as lustrous and gleaming pearls in every variety!

Elephanta Festival, Mumbai:

When: 01 to 29 February, 2016

Elephanta Festival, Mumbai: The festival is conducted ever year under the patronage of Maharashtra Tourism in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to pay tribute to the living heritage of classical music and dance forms as well as to popularize Indian art forms. The festival is celebrated annually at the world-renowned Elephanta Caves across Mumbai waterfront a desired destination for culture enthusiasts! Aesthetically decked up stage, magnificently lit up Maheshmurti cave, melodius tunes of 'Koli' fisher folks, Gemini boats for ferry give delight to the senses. And, for food buffs! The most exotic and mouth-watering delicacies of Maharashtra and that too, at affordable prices!

Goa Carnival:

When: 14 to 17 February, 2016

Goa Carnival: If you think merry making and jubilation are over with December last year, then get charged as it's not going to end so early! For Goa Carnival 2016 is here. A four-day gala festival will kick start from 14 Feb 2016 and will continue till 17 Feb 2016. The much-awaited Goa Carnival promises to sweep you off with its charisma and hedonistic feasts! It is a time when stimulating musical cavalcades and opulent floats gift Goa a renewed life.. so jazzy and so lively! With music swings, fireworks, live performances and fortune tellers the hues of Goa come out in wondrous swagger and people hop around with masks on in joyous mood!

Rose Festival

When: 21 to 23 February, 2016

Rose Festival, Chandigarh: If you are a rose lover and is desiring for a spectacular visual feast, then don't miss India's biggest Rose Festival held every year in Chandigarh in late February! The venue for the show is the well-known Zakir Hussein Rose Garden. This three-day festival displays a vast array of magnificent roses and cultural events, like musical concerts, folk and classical dance performances, flower and puppet shows. The festival is indeed the most ideal time to visit the place, which is in its perfect glory! And, to satisfy your taste buds! An assorted range of eateries, consisting of relishing cuisines of various cultures.

Surajkund Crafts Mela

When: 1 to 15 February, 2016

Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana: Surajkund Crafts Mela is a peculiar festival held from 1 to 15 February. It celebrates the unique melange of Indian culture and traditions in an ambience to showcase the quintessence of our typical rural India. Splash of colours, joy de-vivre and rhythm of drum beats fuse and blend at the crafts mela of Faridabad, Haryana. More than 400 dexterous artisans from across the country exhibit the rich handicrafts, handlooms and handmade fabrics merged with ethnic colours to give a fascinating and eye-catching display to the visitors! Consider yourself blessed if you get to tap your feet with the beats of the captivating classical dancers who come from all over the country. For aesthetic delight, offer yourself to evening fete organized at al fresco theatre!


Taj Mahotsav

When: 18 to 17 February, 2016

Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Uttar Pradesh: Whether it is beholded in the first gleam of the rising sun, viewed against the molten twilight or soaked in the moon light, the epitome of beauty and grandeur Taj Mahal arouses a universal sense of oneness and empathy in everyone! This charismatic romance of the monument is brilliantly reflected in a 10-day spectacle of art, culture, craft and cuisine, called the Taj Mahotsav. The carnival starts every year on 18 February in Shilpgram and proudly unveils a plethora of folk music, shayari and soul-stirring dance performances as well as camel and elephant rides, food festival and games. So make sure to experience this unforgettable and much-awaited Taj Mahotsav!


Garden Festival, Delhi:

When: February, 2016

Garden Festival, Delhi: Every year in the month of February at the Garden of Five senses in Saket, Delhi a spectacular flower festival is organized. The Garden Festival organized by Delhi Tourism features a vast range of exotic flowers and plants. Hence, drawing excitement and interests from flower enthusiasts and garden loving fraternity. Imagine a bright-coloured bed of flowers and air that smells of tantalizing fragrance! Isn't it irresistible? So come and enjoy the incredible exhibition of garden blossoming with flowers and bursting with colours! Besides, also get in to enjoy the painting competitions, thematic cultural events and art camp for aspiring artists!