5 Famous Places For Navratri and Dussehra Celebrations in India

Navratri means ‘nine nights‘ is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to nine forms of the goddess(Devi). The tenth day is commonly referred to as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.

Furthermore, for Navratri and Dussehra Celebrations if you plan to spend your holidays exploring the most famous places. Here is a compiled list for you :)

#1# Kolkata

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No other city celebrates Durga Puja as enthusiastically as Kolkata.

A 5-day long celebration there confines of huge pandals, lighting, vibrant nightlife, loudspeaker music, food, traditional clothes, colours, and what all and what not.

It’s a city of joy and madness and celebrate it! ;)

#2# Gujarat

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This is the only state that erupts as a nine-night dance festival. The dance form performed are garba and dandiya.

The city dope with music and dance in its rawest forms. Imagine people around in circles and concentric circle, dancing their soul out with traditional steps and high-spirited energies everywhere! :P

#3# Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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Kullu Dussehra has been accorded the status of an International Festival. This attracts a large number of tourists every year. It’s a week-long festivity.

Kullu offers a beautiful weather and picture-perfect view of the valley to its visitors. The celebrations here accommodate dancing, drinking, feasting and several cultural activities and events.

The festival here is well organised and an experience in itself! :)

#4# Mysore, Karnataka

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Mysore is famous for its celebration on the occasion of Dussehra. And this royal festival also known as Vijayadashami is 10 days affair.

The festivities includes the torch-light parade, the entire city is decorated with lights, and various cultural programs are performed by famous artists.

#5# Almora, Uttrakhand

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Almora city being the cultural hub of India celebrates Dussehra festival with a lot of holla ho.

While they perform the famous Ramlila, based on the musical rendering of the story of Lord Rama. Most noteworthy, not just Ravana, but they burn dozens of other demons on the festival.

And plenty of crackers and lighting decorates the whole city.

Therefore, just pack your traditional clothes, jewellery and get going! Go Banjare!

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