India is a country with a rich history and culture. Festivals have always been a part of our art and culture in a big way right since ancient times. It has been a country with diverse cultures and people from all across the nation celebrate different festivals with much fervor and enthusiasm. There has been a wide scale interest in Indian festivals by people from around the world. The great thing to note though is that this deep interest towards the celebrations of various festivals in India is now also getting reflected in terms of growing numbers of tourists engaged in festival tourism in India. According to a recent Tourism Report, there has been a major upsurge in festival tourism in India currently.
The Findings in the Report about Festival Tourism
According to this report one of the leading travel agencies in the countries there has been strong growth in terms of festival tourism in India. The “Kumbh Mela” as you would know is a major spiritual spectacle in India. This is a mega event which requires massive resources. This huge event draws people from all across the globe in huge numbers. In fact the attendance this year has set many records. The arrangement at this month-long event has been awesome which has again created many records. In fact with the growing interest in this new form of tourism, this top travel agency is creating some new tourism initiatives known as the “Smart Weekend Holiday” Concept.
Amongst the many festivals which are celebrated in India during the spring, “Holi” the festival of Colours is another major festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm all across India. This highly celebrated festival is so popular that though it is a Hindu event but even many Muslims and Christians too celebrate this festival. This has meant that many spiritual and cultural destinations in relation to Holi like Mathura, Vrindavan, are drawing in India’s New Age Travellers from various locations.
Festival Tourism Growing World Wide
In fact, this new concept of festival tourism as an emerging trend has not only been restricted only to India, where many festivals are celebrated it has spread all across the world. These include growth in tourists flocking into Water Festival in Thailand, Chinese New Year in Singapore, the Dragon Boat Festival in H0ngkong and the colorful Carnival in Rio-De-Janeiro. All in all, therefore, we are seeing new trends in tourism emerging not just in India but all across the globe.
Thus in case if festivals excite you, you can for sure book your accommodation and travel to some of these exotic destinations especially at times of the festivals. In case you are based in Bengal or looking for some of the festivals in West Bengal, the Digha Beach Festival is one very popular event which you can consider if beach festivals are what you like. To find out about the latest in travel and tourism please keep following our Blog Section.