Travel Calendar (April 2016)
Head to the largest religious gathering in the world, The Kumbh Mela where more than 60 million people are expected this year
Kumbh Mela, Ujjain
Head to the largest religious gathering in the world, The Kumbh Mela where more than 60 million people are expected this year. The camp offers various accommodation facilities ranging from dorms to bungalows. Some locations also offer free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour coffee shop. Pics/AFP
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April 22 / May 21
Tulip festival, Kashmir
Kashmir is not just known for saffron but tulips too. Unlike every year, the tulips of Kashmir have bloomed earlier this year. Srinagar is home to the largest tulip garden in Asia and grows some of the widest variety of the colourful flower. The festival will also host folk performances.
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April 1 / April 30
Thrissur Pooram, Kerala
Witness the biggest pooram festival (dedicated to goddess Durga or Kali) of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram. Held near the Vadakkumnathan Temple, it is known for 30 richly decorated elephants and the traditional music played with chenda, kuzhal, kombu and elathalam.
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April 17 / April 17