Hindu Festival in Junagadh

Bhavnath Mela

Over five days in the month of Magha, this festival brings folk music and dancing and throngs of nagas (naked sadhus or spiritual men) to Bhavnath Mahadev Temple at Girnar Taleti in Junagadh. It marks the time when …
Hindu Festival in Gujarat & Diu

Navratri

Navratri is celebrated India wide, but Gujarat has made it its own. This nine-night-long festival celebrates feminine divinity in the forms of the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati – particularly Durga’s slayin…
Fair in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Vautha Fair

During the full moon of Kartika Purnima, Gujarat’s largest livestock fair is held at Vautha, at the confluence of the Sabarmati and Vatrak Rivers, 50km south of Ahmedabad. Thousands of donkeys, camels and cows chang…
Cultural in Rajkot

Tarnetar Fair

In the month of Bhadra, the Trineteshwar Temple at Tarnetar, 65km northeast of Rajkot, hosts this colourful fair, an opportunity for tribal men and women to find spouses. It can attract upwards of 100,000 people. Gu…
Cultural in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Uttarayan

This traditional kite festival attracts international participants and is well worth the stiff neck, as visitors flood the city and kites fill the sky.
Dance in Modhera

Modhera Dance Festival

The Sun Temple in Modhera is the scene for a three-day classical-dance festival featuring dancers from all over India.
Religious in Gujarat & Diu

Kartik Purnima

Large fair at Somnath; Jain pilgrims flock to Shatrunjaya hill to celebrate the slaying of demons by Shiva.
Hindu Festival in Champaner & Pavagadh

Mahakali Festival

Thousands of pilgrims pay tribute to Kali at Pavagadh hill.
Cultural in South of Vadodara

Dangs Darbar

An exuberant tribal festival held in the week before Holi.