With so many ethnicities around the world and languages changing at almost every 100 miles, it is tough to find something which has the capability to bring humans coming from different backgrounds together. Everyone are different in their own beautiful way with different liking, which makes one think that what is the thing which just might encourage us enough to gather together at one place. Well the answer is, Music.
It crosses every language barrier and speaks to every being individually. One might listen to a Metal song just because of it's dope guitar solo, but the other relates to the lyrics. And so we can establish that tunes of any kind can makes us follow the source head over heels, and here we present 9 of India's most groovy music festivals known worldwide and you should visit them too.
Hornbill – Kohima
If you love your feasts, dances, games and music, all in good measure, you are in for a remarkable treat! The week-long cultural frenzy is held in Kohima in December where you witness the biggest rock contest of the country along-with understanding about the cultural heritage of the place too. The state of Nagaland is known for its hand-crafted goods made by Naga tribes surrounded by natural attractions for tourists to wander in.
Magnetic Fields – Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati in Rajasthan
The newest chapter added to India's list of music events, Magnetic Fields is where it is a visual as well as sensory treat consisting of 3 days of music, art, food and magic! The carnival called by fans as MagFields, lives up to its name with a stupendous crowd which come to see its spectacular artist line-up. Its location set in the royal splendour of Alsisar Mahal in Shekhawati surrounded by Bikaner, Jaipur and Delhi. Be mesmerised by the sounds and ambience, which project magic every year in December. Stay in any of the hotels in Jaipur after or before the fest to witness Pink City's spectacles.
Sunburn – Pune
World’s 9th best dance festival, Sunburn is known by everyone and was a necessary inclusion. The biggest line-up of artists this country has ever seen is here and what's better than mind blowing EDM tracks with a world-class carnival to experience. This fest used to happen at Goa's Vagator beach, but from past two years it is being organised at Pune at Sunburn Village. You NEED to go there once!
If you're desiring a quiet vacation enjoying authentic ethnic music and culture of Rajasthan, ensure to attend its International folk festival organised at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur each October. The festival is an open stage for reputed folk artists, musicians from Asia and across the world to interact in an exceedingly musical bonanza. Not simply that, music lovers attending this elegant event may explore the spectacular ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur that is an regal masterpiece laden with fascinating structures and sparkling medieval streets.
NH7 weekender – Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi
The magnanimous event doing the rounds and referred to as the best organized indie music festival within the country, NH7 Weekender is organised in the cities of Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi over 3 days. Not only this is a mega party of various genres of music and international performances all below one roof, it's additionally an amusement travelling around in some of the most exciting cities within the country. Thus if you're thinking on heading to a Weekender celebration near you, it's best to see out a minimum of 2 of them to make your heart’s filled with travel, music and feel-good times.
Sula Fest – Nasik, Maharashtra
This two-day annual event held within the beautiful Sula Vineyards in Nasik is a mixture of Electronic music, Dubstep, Reggae and therefore the likes with a healthy dose of wine, fashion, leisure and delight reel in here. The fascinating music vibes of Sula Fest is kind of the attraction for concert-starved city people. Kicking off as a celebration of the wine company’s 10th harvest, the event has since then fully grown with the inclusion of fantastic musical performances. Just a three-hour drive from any of the hotels of Mumbai, those visiting the fest also get a probability to be spiritually enlightened by the city of Nasik which is a mix of the traditional and also the trendy showcase of various forts and majestic temples.
Enchanted Valley – Aamby Valley, Maharashtra
This exciting new music festival may be a three-day carnival that is held at the staggering Aamby Valley city close to the popular hill station of Lonavala. This one-of-a-kind music festival pays tribute to the trending music genres like House, Techno, Trance, Drum and Bass and the likes. The Enchanted Valley Carnival is popularly considered as a journey in music because it's many camp and adventure activities and a collection of various genres of music all at one place. Being hosted by the attractive Aamby valley, it makes a wonderful weekend getaway for residents of Pune and Mumbai. By staying at any of the hotels in Pune, this attractive scene also offers the fun choice of a visit to its close hill station of Lonavala to explore its natural grandeur.
Ragasthan – Jaisalmer
Taking the country by storm, another culturally rich musical festival which pull in hordes of individuals each year in November to the golden sand dunes of Rajasthan is the music pageant of Ragasthan. It's set within the dunes of Jaisalmer, which is an illustrious vacation destination providing an experience through lakes, parks and also the golden sands and a myriad of cultural treats. Wrap up all this within the enriching three-day gala. This authentic event entices music lovers as well as travellers because of its distinctive location and includes an arrangement of camps out on the sands below the star lit sky with outdoor activities, exemplary music, exotic native cuisines, pleasant stay and art.
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues fest – Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh
Held in the charming city of Kasauli, this musical cocktail of Funk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Electro-Rock-Folk and Fusion takes place every year on April at the beautiful Baikunth resorts. Organized by the Genesis Foundation and Jack Daniel’s, this fest aims for an honest cause with its yields being used for helping underprivileged kids tormented by severe medical conditions. Wrapped between the charming environment of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli may be a traveller’s bliss and thus makes a perfect location for this elegant event. Showing-off breathtaking views of snowy landscapes and an enthralling town, anyone visiting this festival will remember the numerous offerings of this place.
And on this ending note(pun intended), just want to pass on a food for thought to you all which is... Oh sorry, I already ate it! Have fun visiting these amusing events and share the stories with us.