Festivals and events in India to attend in January 2024

Here are some festivals and events in India worth traveling for in January 2024.

Published on Dec 09, 2023 08:02 PM IST 8 Photos

January is a great time to visit India because the weather is nice. People in India celebrate fairs and festivals with a lot of excitement and joy. Here are some festivals and events you might like in January 2024.(Gujarat Tourism)

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: This festival spans from October to February, providing a fantastic chance to immerse yourself in the region's vibrant heritage and culture. You can enjoy folk dances, adventure sports, musical performances, as well as explore numerous food stalls and handicrafts. The festival commenced on November 1, 2023, and will continue until February 25, 2024. (Gujarat Tourism)

Pongal, Tamil  Nadu: Pongal, signaling the conclusion of the harvest season, typically occurs in mid-January. Widely celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the festival starts on January 15 and continues until January 18. (PTI)


International Kite Flying Festival, Gujarat: Taking place in mid-January, this spectacular event is renowned for its kite flying competitions, kite painting, and thrilling aerial acrobatics that add to the excitement and joy of the occasion. Drawing a substantial number of visitors from different states and countries, the festival is scheduled to commence on January 8 and will continue until January 14. (HT Photo/Biplov Bhuyan)

Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Tamil Nadu: The Mamallapuram Festival in Tamil Nadu spans four weeks and features a diverse display of classical Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Kathak, and Odissi. The festival is scheduled to commence on December 25, 2023, and will continue until January 15, 2024. (HT Photo/Deepak Gupta (Representative Photo))