13 tips for backpacking India
Whether you’re hurtling along in a rickshaw, eating fantastic curries, kicking back on the backwaters or hiking in the mountains, backpacking India will alwa…
While Madhya Pradesh has one of the Kumbh Mela sites at Ujjain, it won’t be hosting it again till 2028. However, there are a couple of major arts festivals.
Chauragarh pilgrimage (Shivratri Mela; Feb/March). Tens of thousands of pilgrims and sadhus make the 23km climb up Chauragarh Mountain in Pachmarhi to see the all-powerful lingam.
Khajuraho Festival of Dance (Feb). One of India’s premier dance events, this free festival features traditional and classical dance from all over India.
Tansen Samaroh Festival (Nov/Dec). A major four-day festival of Indian classical music to commemorate the life of the great sixteenth-century composer and musician Mian Tansen, held next to his tomb in Behat village, Gwalior.
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