With August coming to an end, more than half of the year has gone by. Time is running out for making any travel plans for this year. The festive season is coming soon; and with the onset of autumn, now would be a good time to start picking travel destinations.
Here are a few of the best destinations to visit during the upcoming festive time.
Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Start your festive time of the year with a visit to the green-covered hills of Ziro Valley. During the last week of September, this quiet and serene valley comes alive with echoes of music and laughter as it hosts the very popular Ziro Festival of Music. Home of the Apatani tribe, Ziro is known for its picturesque natural beauty. Blue skies, white puffy clouds, and vast stretches of lush green paddy fields – everywhere you look at in Ziro resembles a post card image!
The Ziro Festival of Music 2019 is going to be a four-day long outdoor music festival, from 26 to 29 September. This festival, hosted by the Apatani tribe, puts a spotlight on the independent musical scene in India. It gives a great platform to discover emerging musical talent from the North-East. With Kiros Travels as your tour partner, attending Ziro Festival has never been so easy before! We are giving exclusive passes for all four days of one of the largest outdoor music festivals in India.
Ziro Valley is a paradise for the peace seekers and nature lovers. The pine-covered hills, the rice fields and the hospitality of Apatani tribe make Ziro one of the top offbeat destinations in India. September–October is one of the best times to visit here.
Kerala, famously known as ‘God’s Own Country’, is one of best places to visit in September. The monsoon season has just ended, and the mountains and forests are a lovely shade of dark green. From the tea gardens in Munnar to the palm tree-lined beaches in Kovalam, from wildlife safari in Periyar National Park to a houseboat cruise in Alleppey, Kerala has a lot to offer.
Onam, the ten-day long harvest festival, is celebrated in Kerala during September. This festival is commonly associated with elaborate rites and rituals, lavish spread of traditional dishes, marching elephants adorned in colorful get-ups, extravagant fireworks, spectacular boat races, and music and folk dance performances like Kathakali and Pulikali. If you want a true taste of Kerala’s local culture, Onam is the best time to visit. The natural beauty combines well with age-old traditions to make your travel experience one of the best ever.
Rann of Kutch
One of the largest salt deserts in the world, the Rann of Kutch lying in the western corner of Gujarat is considered to be among the best offbeat destinations in India. Part of the Thar Desert, this expansive stretch of land is completely covered in salt marshes. The white deposits of salt make a captivating picture of the Rann of Kutch, attracting tourists from the world over.
Sunsets are said to be especially mesmerizing at the Rann, as is witnessing a full moon night. The white land bathed in the soft glow of moonlight is a stunning spectacle that should not be missed. This beauty is what makes the Rann Utsav such a popular festival to be celebrated. Tourists can book a tent for night stay and experience the surreal beauty of a moonlit white Rann. Plan a trip with Kiros Travels and enjoy this wonderful spectacle. The upcoming Rann Utsav is being held from 28 October 2019 to 23 February 2020.
Make use of your festival holidays, and plan a memorable trip to the heart of Bay of Bengal – the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Once the monsoon is over, September–October is the best time to visit this group of islands. The lagoons are filled with fresh water, the beaches are clean, and the climate is pleasant. The water is crystal clear, making it one of the best times to enjoy underwater sports. Andaman is among the best adventure places in India.
Andaman is the perfect family destination, promising an amazing experience for every member of the group. The adrenaline junkie can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and sea walking at Havelock Island. The romantic soul can enjoy long walks at the picturesque Radhanagar Beach. Children will love the chance to take a ferry ride into the middle of the sea and catch dolphins playing, or the prospect of taking seaplane ride and witnessing a bird’s eye view of the islands. The quintessential tourist can spend the day sightseeing at Cellular Jail in Port Blair, or visiting the Baratang Island. Andaman does not disappoint anyone.
So what are you waiting for? Make your festival days all the more merrier with Kiros Travels tour plans. Plan a trip to these favoured destinations and create joyful memories with your loved ones!