Bangalore Fairs & Festivals

Visit the Bangalore during the city’s fairs and festivals season and explore Bangalore’s amazingly vibrant culture and ancient traditions celebrated through many generations. Some of these festivals celebrated are exclusive to the city, while others are celebrated throughout the state. The festivals not only bring out the rich Indian cultural heritage of music, dance and color but also offer the city’s population the perfect escape from the boredom of everyday life. Citadines Richmond Bangalore offers the ideal Bangalore Service Apartment Accommodation for tourists to experience the rituals and traditions of these ancient festivals and to participate in the many interesting fairs held in the city year- round.

The Karaga festival is celebrated between March and April where devotees of the tradition carry ‘Karaga’ an earthen pot on their heads for more than 12 miles in a night time procession before immersing the pot in the Sampangi tank. The ancient tradition of balancing the Karaga pot on the head serves to depict the devotee’s strength of character.

The Travel & Tourism fair is a unique fair held since 1989, and is one of the main platforms for trade for the Indian Travel and tourism industry. The fair allows many of the budding travel and tourism firms to exhibit their products and services to a large number of consumers.

Kadalekaye Parishe, also known as the Peanut Festival & fair is celebrated in the month of November, and is held in order to celebrate the first groundnut coconut crop of the year. The festival and fair is held through the course of 3 days, and farmers of the Bangalore city visit the famous bull temple during the celebrations to obtain religious blessings. Farmers and traders also set up stalls in the street selling food items such as groundnuts, fried food, etc.

A few other popular festivals include the Diwali festival (the festival of lights), Mahashivratri (a festival dedicated to lord Shiva), Ganesh Chaturthi (in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha) and Pongal festival celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvest season in South India.

Bangalore festivals and fairs offer tourists a unique opportunity to experience in the many exciting traditions of the Indian culture, and is a definite must-see spectacle for anyone visiting the city.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.