Festivals of Uttar
The Taj Mahotsav, held in the February, at Agra is an apt
introduction to the majesty of the country and the state. A
vibrant mosaic that brings together the cream of Indian arts,
crafts and cultural nuances.
A land steeped in valour and chivalry, with every nook and corner
resounding with poignant memories of the great past, Jhansi, plays
host to the festive spirit, in the months of February-March.
Rang Gulal Festival (Holi)
Holi, a festival of riotous gaeity and colour, comes alive in Lord
Krishna's mystical homeland, Brajbhoomi, in the month of March.
The Rang Gulal Festival at Mathura showcases all that this
exuberant festival is all about.
The birthplace of the Buddha, Uttar Pradesh's unique Buddhist
festival, the Buddha Mahotsav, held in April-May, takes one on a
fascinating journey through the Buddhist world.
The Vrindavan Sharadotsav held at Brajbhoomi, in the month of
October, encapsulates the magical nature of the land of Lord
Krishna. The haunting melody of Krishna's flute still echo from
every nook and cranny.
The city of Varanasi or Banaras, situated along the banks of the
Ganga, celebrates the timeless glory of the river, every year in
the months of October-November. A rare festive experience that
pays a fitting tribute to the mighty Ganga.
The Lucknow Festival, in the months of November-December, captures
the undying elegance and splendours of Awadh, now Lucknow. A
brilliant showcase of the arts, crafts, and above all the heavenly
cuisine of this land, the festival is a once-in-a-lifetime