Festive season around the corner

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  • Rann Utsav, a vibrant desert carnival takes place across the Kutch region in Gujarat. This cultural festival showcases traditional art forms of the country. Held annually during the full moon time in winters, this festival features different programs including culinary workshops, wildlife safaris, a visit to the nearby village, fold dances and more. 
  • Rhythm And Vines is New Zealand’s premier music and camping festival. If you plan to kickstart the New Year on a musical note, then the Episode 16 of the Rhythm and Vines festival is perfect for you. The three-day-long international music festival held in Gisborne, New Zealand lets you welcome the sunrise of the New Year whilst revelling with your favourite performers. This year’s line-up of performances will see Juice WRLDfs, BAYNK and SWIDT and Maggie Rogers, Ekali, Tyler(the Creator), Dharmarat, Travis Scott and WUKI. 
  • Kohima, amidst the blue mountains of Nagaland, is all set to host the renowned Hornbill Festival, which pays an ode to one of the indigenous warrior tribes of Nagaland. The hornbill bird, a revered creature by the Nagas, forms an integral part of the tribal folklore, dances and songs. The festival is considered one of the biggest tribal cultural festival of North East India. The Hornbill Festival is no less than a riot of colors, fun and frolic. For 10 days, the heritage village of Kisama witnesses the cultural extravaganza that the 18 tribes of Nagaland put-up. From tribal folklore, to dance to jawdropping cultural performances and delicious tribal cuisine, the Hornbill Festival is no less than a riot of colors, fun & frolic. After attending the festival, head to the last Indian village on the India . Myanmar border, Lungwa, which is also home to the last surviving headhunters.
  • Loi Krathong, also known as Festival of Lights is one of the most spectacular events in Thailand and attracts scores of tourists from across the globe. The event is held on a full moon day during the lunar month. Head to Amphawa; Ayutthaya; Bangkok; Sukhothai and Tak to catch the festivities. After soaking up the festivities of Loi Krathong, head to view one of Thailand’s most amazing natural sights, the Dok Bua Tong – or wild sunflower bloom.