Witness Kolkata in her glory during Durja Puja, as this festival is well celebrated in West Bengal. Hop from one pandal to the next and experience the joy of tradition. Don't forget the famous Sindoor Khela.
Delhi is known to have some of the best Dussehra celebrations. Catch popular Ramlila shows in Delhi at Ramlila Maidan, the Red Fort grounds and one at the Red Fort lawns.
Gujarat is known for its Garba and Dandiya nights that happen during these days. Visit Ahmedabad to see the most fun part of Navratri Mahotsav. These Garba nights host lakhs of people in one go.
Varanasi is known for its grand artis that take place on its ghats. One of the most popular Ramlila show is held at Ramnagar, approximately 15 km from Varanasi.
Bathukamma is a colourful and vibrant festival of Telangana and celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. The festival begins a week before the grand Saddula Batukamma, which falls two days before Dussehra.
Kanaka Durga Temple, Andhra Pradesh, is the most famous for Dussehra Festival. During Navaratri, the goddess is decorated in nine different forms of avatars. On Vijayadasami, a swan-formed boat is used for the procession of Deity.
Dasara in Mysuru is among the most popular festivities in Karnataka. Legend has it that on this day, Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura. The illuminated Mysore Palace looks like a fairyland by night.
Kota in Rajasthan is not only known as the city for scholars, but the place is also home to the grandest celebrations of Dussehra. The most interesting part is the Dussehra Fair (Mela).
Among the most popular hill stations in South India, Coorg has its own way of celebrating Madikeri Dasara. The carnival-like festival lights up the entire town, and people stay awake all through the night.
Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh becomes the epicentre of activity for seven days as the state celebrates Kullu Dussehra. The event even made to the Guinness Records for the largest Nati dance having 9,892 dancers jointly.
The Barara Ravana holds the record for being the tallest Ravana effigy in the world. Barara is a small town, close to Ambala, is about 80 kilometers from Chandigarh.
Bastar Dussehra, also known as Jagdalpur Dussehra. Centred in the state of Chhattisgarh, this 75-day-long festival (often called the longest festival in the world) is celebrated to honour Devi Danteshwari.
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