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    Festivals in Maharashtra

    Ganesh Chaturthi, Festivals in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra, the third largest state on the coast of India, is the place to be when it comes to festivals. Besides the national festivals such as Holi, Diwali and Dusshera, there are many other colorful festivals that are celebrated with fervor and great enthusiasm in Maharashtra. The most prominent of those festivals is Ganesh Chaturthi and its celebration in the metropolis of Mumbai. There are the cultural festivals too that attract the leading performers in all walks of life to the state of Maharashtra.

    Tourism of Central India provides specialized tour packages so that you can tour Maharashtra during the festivals and get a comprehensive experience of the dance, music and colors that paint the lives of its people with joy and humor.

    Festivals in Maharashtra that you ought to visit on your tour:

    Ganesh Chaturthi
    Pola Festival
    The Elephanta Festival
    The Ellora Festival
    The Pune Festival
    The Banganga Festival
    The Kalidas Festival


    Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra

    Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated usually in the month of August to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh, god of wisdom. The 11 day long festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the state and especially in the city of Mumbai. It begins with the installation of Ganesh idols in homes and pandals, many cultural performances and competitions. The end is marked by the spectacular procession that culminates at the Arabian Sea where the idols are immersed in the water.
    Pola Festival in Maharashtra

    The harvest festival of Maharashtra, Pola is celebrated each year with renewed enthusiasm. Especially celebrated in the rural agricultural belts of Maharashtra, Pola festival is marked by procession of buffaloes that are bathed, decorated and worshipped during the festival. The procession acknowledges the contribution of buffaloes in the season's good harvest.

    The Elephanta Festival in Maharashtra

    On the popular tourist island of Elephant, named so by the Portuguese who discovered a monolith of an elephant upon their arrival on the island; the Elephanta Festival is organized each February. The Elephanta Festival, a cultural feast, draws the best dancers and musicians from all over India who perform in front of the Elephant Caves. You can also join the refined audience and have an unparalleled cultural experience and catering services.

    The Ellora Festival in Maharashtra

    Another cultural festival organized by MTDC, Ellora Festival is held each year in the month of December at the Ellora Caves in Maharashtra. Against the backdrop of Ellora caves, especially the Kailash Temple, the dancers and musicians perform to their hearts content. You too can partake of this celestial homage and be captivated by the diversity that India offers in its dance forms and music on your tour during the festivals in Maharashtra.

    Pune Festival in Maharashtra

    Organized during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, Pune Festival in Maharashtra is an important national and international cultural event. The week long festival, attended by the known names in the performing arts, celebrate classical dance, music and even fusion trends especially in traditional an dramatic art forms.

    The Banganga Festival in Maharashtra

    The Banganga Festival in Maharashtra

    Musical concerts held amidst the setting sun and before the temples including the Walluka Ishwar temple, around the Banganga tank, is a festival you must attend on your tour of Maharashtra to enjoy the diversity in Indian classical music. The venue itself lends the festival with a pious soulful feel; Banganga tank, according to mythology, contains the water from river Ganga that broke the surface when Lord Ram shot an arrow into the earth.

    Kalidas Festival in Maharashtra

    Held in the month of November each year, the Kalidas Festival in Maharashtra celebrates the glorious past of the Vidarbha region (now Ramtek) in Maharashtra through celebration of music, dance and drama over two days and two nights.
    Tourism of Central India can also customize your tour to include festivals in Maharashtra such as Makar Sankranti, Holi, Nag Panchami, Narali Pournima, Gokul Ashtami, Gudhi Padwa, Dussehra and Diwali.

    Tourism of Central India offers specialized tour booking, and travel packages for Festivals in Maharashtra. To book your tour, or for more information, please fill the form below.

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