Apr 30, 2008
Traditionally, summer is not the time for festivals in most of India. That means no vibrant festivities like Holi or Diwali in May, but a few events organized by governments. Hilly states try to make the best of tourist inflow. Here is a list of festivals of interest for the month of May.
Summer Festival, Mount Abu. 18-20 May 2008. Excerpt from Rajasthan Tourism Website: The Summer festival is held every year during the month of May on Budh Poornima. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station, who welcome the tourist from the depth of their hearts. The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location made this festival a never to be forgotten experience. See details at http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/attractions/fair&festival/summer'fes.htm
Summer Festival, Ooty. 10-18 May. See more information at http://www.thehindu.com/2008/04/09/stories/2008040954600600.htm
Summer Festival, Dharmashala. 29-31st May. Himachal tourism website, which lists the schedule, mentions that there will be cultural events organized every evening. See http://www.himachaltourism.nic.in/events.htm
Other than these, Buddha Poornima, which is celebrated in parts of the country, falls on May 20th.
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