INDIAN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN FEBRUARY
Surajkund Crafts Mela (Surajkund, Haryana) (1st-15th, 2002): A delightful handicrafts and handloom fair held annually at Surajkund, on the outskirts of Delhi. Skilled artisans from all over the country display the rich crafts tradition in the setting of a rural Indian market place. Cultural programmes & a varied cuisine from part of this colourful fair. Not to be missed.
Desert Festival (Jaisalmer, Rajasthan): A three- day extravaganza of colour, music and gaiety. 'Gair' and fire dancers sway to traditional tunes. A turban tying competition and a Mr. Desert contest, camel rides and folk dances on the sand dunes at Sam are part of the festivities.
Nagaur Fair (Nagaur , Rajasthan): One of the largest cattle fairs bustling with activities, games and camel races.
Elephanta Festival (Mumbai, Maharashtra): The entire island of Elephanta (near the World Heritage Site of the Elephanta Caves) across the Mumbai harbor is converted into an arena of music and dance.
Deccan Festival (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh): The festival celebrates the cultural grace of the city. Lustrous pearls are displayed and Hyderabadi cuisine can be sampled.
Goa Carnival: Held in mid- February just before Lent, a carnival with lively processions of floats, strumming guitars and dancing.
Jhansi Festival ( Jhansi, U.P.): U.P. Tourism takes you through the pages of history in a festive spirit at Jhansi- the heart of Bundelkhand- steeped in valour and rich folk traditions.