Fairs and Festivals in May

From breathtaking beauty, live music and dance performances, delectable culinary events to religious occasions, there is fair for everyone in May. One must experience the amazingly colorful and lively celebrations to relish some good time in India. The classical music and dance create pleasant atmosphere at Moatsu festival. The aroma of incense filling the air at the Naini lake... the stunning flower show in Ooty... invigorating dip in the ganges... truly this is the month when you can experience much more than your imaginations. Some of the famous fairs and festivals that take place in the month of May are mentioned below.

Moatsu Festival

A colorful festival that is celebrated for three days in the month of May, Moatsu Festival is the time for relaxation as the hectic work of sowing and harvesting come to an end. One can relish a lot of dancing and singing during the festival. The main attraction of this event is Sangpangtu. People wear the best outfit and have different sorts of cuisine around a bonfire.

Mt. Abu Summer Festival

Takes place every year on Budh Poorima in May, Mt. Abu Summer Festival welcomes the tourists from all over to enjoy the exotic setting, colorful culture and fun of boat racing at Naini Lake. The main highlight of the fair is the Sham-e-Qawwali musical in which many famous qawwals take part from different parts of India.

Banganga Festival

Held every year on the full moon day of Vaishakh in Jaipur District, Banganga Festival is one of the most sought after and visited festivals of Rajasthan. Pilgrims from India as well as foreign countries visit here for worship and take a bathe in Banganaga River, which is said to have been formed by Arjuna, the main hero of Mahabharta. It is indeed an idyllic option of recreation for the travelers coming to Jaipur during the festival.

Ooty Summer Festival

A famous hill station in India, Ooty is ideal for visiting any time of the year, but if you are planning for a trip during the summer time, then get ready to celebrate the exquisiteness of nature as summer festival is takes place in the month of May. The festival features boat race, fashion parade, fruits shows and many more.

Ganga Dussehra

Also hailed as Gangavatara which signifies the descent of Ganga stream, Ganga Dusshera is devoted to Goddess Ganga and is celebrated all over India. It is said that Rishi Bhagirath performed meditation for many years to bring Ganga on earth. Pilgrims take a bath during the festival at the main holy ghats of India such as Rishikesh, Varanasi and Haridwar.

Fairs and Festivals by Month