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A Psy Party at Parvati Valley or Flower Festival at Gangtok. What's Your Calling?

8 Insane “Cool” Festivals in May (Your Grandmom won’t tell you About)! mountabu.nic.in
Beat the heat at these insane May festivals!

A Psy Party at Parvati Valley or Flower Festival at Gangtok. What's Your Calling?:

  1. Kewzing Village Home Stay, Ravangla (Sikkim)
  2. Gipsy Kings, McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Manali Meadows, Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Silver Oak Hotel, Mount Abu (Rajasthan)
  5. Goa Woodlands Hotel, Margao (Goa)
  6. The Himalayan Village, Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
  7. Destiny Farmstay, Ooty (Tamil Nadu)
  8. Hotel Lumbini International, Bodhgaya (Bihar)

1. In Bloom: International Flower Festival in Gangtok

In Bloom: International Flower Festival in Gangtoksource: Aabasoft.com

600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees and ferns, 150 varieties of gladioli, 46 types of rhododendrons! OMG!

When: May 1 - 31, 2016

Sunil Agarwal: I have not seen such a wonderful collection of flower plants blooming. It is perfectly maintained and should not be missed.

Stay in a real Sikkimese farm where they teach you how to make authentic Sikkimese dishes: Kewzing Village Home Stay

Don’t want to stay in someone else’s house? Check this!

2. Eat sleep rave repeat! Himalayan Music Festival, McLeod Ganj

Eat sleep rave repeat! Himalayan Music Festival, McLeod Ganjsource: facebook.com/himalayanmusicfestival

Thumping beats! Mind altering art! Food that thrills! Herbs: To taste. ;-)

When: May 7 - 8, 2016

Akriti Sharma: If you love to indulge in varied cuisines, culture and people, then Mcleodganj is your go-to destination.

Abhishek: Enjoy the view of Dhauladhar ranges during breakfast at Gipsy Kings, McLeodganj.

EDM in the lap of hulking Himalayas? Why not!

3. Music, Dance & Rice Beer at Dhungri Mela, Manali

Music, Dance & Rice Beer at Dhungri Mela, Manalisource: ytimg.com

The three-day mela is to celebrate Goddess Hadimba’s birthday in Hadimba Temple. Drinking beer is a MANDATORY part of the celebration!

When: May 14-16, 2016

Piyush Mohanty: The pine forest and the smoke arising out of the silhouette of the temple makes this temple a memorable place to visit. Movies (have been) shot here.

Ruthvik Jaiswal: Manali Meadows, Manali has unique walking tours that take you through unexplored parts of the countryside and surrounding forests.

Find out more about Dhungri Mela.

4. Dance to qawwalis at Mt. Abu Summer Festival

Dance to qawwalis at Mt. Abu Summer Festivalsource: rajasthantourismbuzz.files.wordpress.com

This three day colourful festival begins with a ceremonial procession. Skating Race, Skater’s Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, Panihari Matka Race and Deepdan.

When: May 20-21, 2016

Vineet: Mount Abu is really abode of Gods and is the best weekend get away from the scorching heat.

Guess which awesome place the processions start close to? Silver Oak Hotel, Mount Abu.

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5. Goa More Than Beach & Sun: Holy Spirit Feast in Margao

Goa More Than Beach & Sun: Holy Spirit Feast in Margaosource: Churchtimings.com

The Church of the Holy Spirit celebrates its Feast Day in May. A must try during the festival is orange 'sweet-meat'.

When: May 15

Rizwanuddin Rafiq: The grand interior has a stucco ceiling, a gilded pulpit decorated with carvings of the apostles, a Rococo altar and an elegant Baroque altar, places in the transepts.

Grab some authentic Goan food at Goa Woodlands Hotel, Margao before you head out for Feast Day!

6. Psychedelic baby! Let The Love Light Shine at Parvati Peaking Festival, Kasol

Psychedelic baby! Let The Love Light Shine at Parvati Peaking Festival, Kasolsource: psymedia.co.za

A two day psy trance extravaganza! Parvati Valley, Kasol has an impressive lineup Including 17 live acts from different countries.

When: May 27-30, 2016.

Preet Gill: It is a weekend getaway from Delhi but not so popular, but thronged by Israelis and foreigners. A perfect place to travel alone!

Sunil Mori: The Himalayan Village resort near Kasol in Parvati Valley has traditional Himachali shelter with greatest luxury and leisure.

Guys go stay here, every psy lover swears by it!

7. Get lost in the Nilgiris! Ooty Summer Festival, Ooty

Get lost in the Nilgiris! Ooty Summer Festival, Ootysource: wildplanetresort.com

The Summer Festival includes many interesting fairs and carnivals like the Flower Show.

When: May 21-29, 2016.

Koushik: Botanical garden is really cool place during summers especially the flower show.

Sham Prakash: For tea lovers you have a variety of flavors like lemon, masala, clove, cinnamon, classic leaf etc. Try out the chocolate and masala tea, they are awesome.

Take a guilt free vacation at Destiny farmstay, Ooty.

And if these are not incentives enough, peek here.

8. Trace back the life of Buddha: Buddha Purnima

Trace back the life of  Buddha: Buddha Purnimasource: tourism-of-india.com

People get together to meditate and carry out processions in honor of the Buddha. Take a trip with Indian Railways’ Mahaparinirvan Express which takes you every significant place the Buddha touched.

When: May 21

Zeeshan Adib: I have been to Gaya just to explore the beauty of Bodh Gaya and yes it is a place where you feel that you're lost in its beauty. The art on the temples are magnificent and you reflect the true glory of Buddha period.

Anirban:Hotel Lumbini International is in a quiet neighborhood at the same time being close to the Mahabodhi temple and the other international temples.

Embrace your inner Budhha here!

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