The All-in-one Festival of Gujarat – Uttarayan !!

I would call this the ultimate festival of  Gujarat. Apart from the kites that is known to all, there is music, Lights, Crackers, food, and Dance. Every year on the 14th & 15th of January you will see Gujarat celebrating this one crazy Kite festival with complete madness and enthusiasm. The 15th of January  known as…

Festa De Diu – Asia’s longest Beach Festival

If you have not heard of  Festa de diu 2015, let me tell you this is Asia’s longest beach festival happening at this Union Territory – Diu from Dec 1st  2015 to Feb 15th 2016. The 75 day Diu festival has been inaugurated by President Pranak Mukherjee of the 1st on Dec 2015.   DIU –…

Welcome to the craziest gathering of Navratri – United Way of Baroda

Navratri, a nine-day festival of India, with all the nine days representing the nine manifestations of the powerful and benevolent Goddess Durga has its own charm in the Indian state, Gujarat in the form of “Garba”. Though Garba is celebrated not only in Gujarat but all over the world by the Indians these days, but if one wants to…

Colours of Navratri – Exploring Nava Bazaar of Vadodara

Vadodara is known as “Sanskarinagri”- the cultural city. When you talk about cultures, its all about festivals, food, language and people. Navratri is one of the most celebrated festivals of Gujarat. If you have lived here you probably know how enthusiastically the barodians celebrate all the festivals, but the love for Navratri shows when the crazy Navratri…

Shubharambh – II

In continuation to my Post on Ganesh Chaturthi earlier this month where I posted pictures of the pre-festival preparations from the Pandal that I visited, here’s the Part-2. This Pandal at Gorwa Vadodara stands out for unique theme based Idols every year. This year they have come up with beautiful eco based theme of “Save…