The season of spring brings a lot of beauty and freshness with it. And, along with it comes a whole lot of spring fests in India too. Here’s a list, go ahead, take note, and start planning your trips already. By Kumar Shree

1. Myoko Festival

 

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The 10-day-long Myoko Festival is an annual springtime celebration of the Apatani tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. It is celebrated by three different tribes—Diibo-Hija, Hari-Bulla and Hong—residing in eight villages. The festival of sacrifice and purification is a great way to gain some insight into the lives of these tribes, which makes it one of the must-experience spring fests in India.

Where: Arunachal Pradesh

When: March 16 to April 4

2. Mewar Festival

 

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Attend the Mewar festival for an extravagant display of Rajasthani culture, where the best of traditional dance, music, fireworks, processions, and folklore are put to an apt display. The evenings are devoted for Gangaur and boat processions, which is an unmissable spectacle.

Where: Udaipur

When: March 27 to 29

3. Aoleang Festival

 

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The Northeastern part of India is brimming with traditional tribal festivals and Aoleang Festival is one of them. The Konyak tribe celebrates the onset of spring with this festival. While the first three days are for exhibiting the art of traditional weaving, and brewing the famous local rice beer, the fourth day sees sacrificial rituals. The sheer range of this makes it one of the the must-visit spring fests in India.

Where: Nagaland

When: April 1 to 6

4. Urs Festival

 

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Every year, the holy city of Ajmer celebrates the Urs Festival in the memory of Saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti. Devotees from all around the world gather here during the festival to pray for their prosperity and peace. They offer nazrana at the Dargah, which consists of flowers, sandalwood, perfume, and other things. Post sun-downer, the place witnesses a musical extravaganza as qawwals gather to sing at the Mehfil Khana.

Where: Ajmer

When: April 14 to 24

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