August 2018 India Festivals and Events

August 2018 India Festivals and Events

India, a land of unity in diversity offers a lot to its visitors. india’a incredible festivals amaze lakhs and lakhs  of tourists every year.  Here is some of the important festivals held in the month of August.

Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

Date: August 11, 2018.

Place: Punnamda Lake, Alleppey in Kerala.

Nehru Trophy snake boat race is  an exciting boat race festival held in Kerala. This fascinating boat race is celebrated in the memory of India’s late Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. Around 70 snake boats will participate every year in this fascinating festival.

Teej Festival

Date: August 13-14 and August 28-29, 2018.

Place: Jaipur and Bundi, Rajasthan.

The Teej festival is an important festival in Rajasthan for women, and much awaited monsoon festival.

Independence Day

Date: August 15, annually.

India celebrates the nation’s independence day  on 15 August every year. Most of the celebrations take place in Delhi, the capital of India.

Athachamayam Thrippunithura

Date: August 15, 2018.

Place: Tripunithura, near Ernakulam in Kochi.

Athachamayam is a colourful celebration which proclaim the beginning of Onam celebrations in Kerala. There will be a street parade and beautiful procession accompanied by decorated elephants and floats, tablos, musicians, and numerous traditional Kerala art forms.

Nag Panchami

Date: August 15, 2018.

Nag Panchami, the festival of snakes, celebrated mostly in rural areas of India, particularly Battis Shirala village, Maharashtra. Adiesha Temple, Andhra Pradesh, various  Nagaraja Temples in Kerala, Tamilnadu and Rajasthan are the other important places celebrate Nag panchami.

Madras Week

Date: August 20-27, 2018.

Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Madras Day commemorates the formation of the Madras city in Tamilnadu. The Celebrations include heritage walks, food festivals, photo exhibitions etc.


Date: August 25, 2018

Place: Kerala.

Onam is the state festival of Kerala. This 10 day harvest festival is related to the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. Onakodi, Ona sadhya  served on banana leaves, dancing, games, and snake boat races are the other attractions of Onam celebration.


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