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Top 10 Of The Wackiest, Craziest And Loudest College Festivals In India
HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 of the most kickass college festivals hosted in India.

Top 10 Of The Wackiest, Craziest And Loudest College Festivals In India:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  2. West Bengal
  3. Karnataka
  4. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  5. Guwahati (Assam)
  6. Vellore (Tamil Nadu)
  7. Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Kozhikode (Calicut) (Kerala)
  9. Goa
  10. Delhi

1. Mood Indigo, IIT Mumbai

Mood Indigo, IIT Mumbaisource:

Mood Indigo, popularly known as MoodI or MI, is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Held during the month of December every year, MoodI attracts considerable media attention and numerous well-known sponsors. The MoodI started in 1971 student-run non-profit organization and since then the popularity has soared skywards.

HolidayIQ Traveller Harsh Shah shares a little about the city, “Mumbai is an awesome city. Gateway of India is an awesome structure which was built by british. But now it's considered as tourist place. Marine drive was also a mind-blowing place to get peace. Sanjay gandhi national park is also situated in Mumbai.”

2. Spring Fest, IIT Kharagpur

Spring Fest, IIT Kharagpursource:

The Spring fest of IIT Kharagpur takes place in the third week of January. Students from Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and nearby colleges flock to the fest. The four-day festival features rock bands, international artists and interactives games for the colleges. The first edition was held in 1960 and  57th edition of Spring Fest is scheduled to be held from January 29 to February 1, 2016.

3. Incident, NIT Karnataka

Incident, NIT Karnatakasource:

Incident is the annual cultural festival of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka. The fest is a five-day-long event during the even semester of the NITK Calendar held in the month of March. The fest was started by the students of the college led by Umar Teekay during the 1980s, and has been continued and amplified every year since. The fest brings together students from different colleges all over India and is composed of several competitive events as well as pro-shows by big artists including Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Suleiman and Javed Ali.

About Bangalore, HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Ganesan from Chennai shares, “Good native Karnataka food at Hallimane (home type food I suppose). North is comparatively hot than south Karnataka. Don't forget to buy doodh peda from Dharwad. Enjoy the greenery in Gangavati - Sindhanur belt. Try benne dosa (butter dosa) in Davangere. Overall good visit, nice food and scenic places.”

4. Oasis, Bits Pilani Hyderabad

Oasis, Bits Pilani Hyderabadsource:

Oasis is a cultural festival conducted annually since 1971 by the students of BITS Pilani India. Organised one week prior to Diwali, the festival attracts more than 200 colleges from across the country. Usually held in October, it attracts thousands of outside participants. Events include music, drama, dance, stage and fashion shows and treasure hunts.

HolidayIQ Traveller Hareesh Dande from Hyderabad shares, “One fine day, I went to Hyderabad and that was awesome experience. I saw many places in Hyderabad. Especially Golconda fort, salarjung museum are my favorites. I saw charminar also, which is located in old city. I would prefer this city in future too.”


5. Alcheringa, IIT Guwahati

Alcheringa, IIT Guwahatisource:

Alcheringa, popularly known as 'Alcher', is the annual cultural festival of IIT, Guwahati. It was started in 1996 by a group of students. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the biggest college level cultural events in Asia. Alcheringa is conducted towards the end of January every year. Spread across 3 days and 4 nights, it attracts people from all over the world with its spectacular events and competitions.

HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan Bhowmik from Kolkata shares, “The city of guwahati opens the gateway to a wide spectrum of tourist spots. Thus it is a good idea to halt here and make your plan. The Kaziranga sanctuary, beautiful places Bhalukpong are must visits. Food is available aplenty but good bengali food is somewhat hard to find. However there are some good joints around panbazar. We visited a few temples and Kaziranga from here. You can also taste the local street foods on the go. Winter and spring are the best time for tourists and make sure to carry umbrella and sunglasses.”

6. Riviera, Vellore Institute Of Technology

Riviera, Vellore Institute Of Technologysource:

Riviera, an annual International sports and cultural festival, is conducted by VIT to facilitate and promote healthy competition, companionship and leadership skills.

HolidayIQ Traveller Karan Bhagat from Bangalore shares, “A quiet place in Tamil Nadu where you can find 50-60% north Indian crowd too. A fun loving person will not get bored here. The best places here to visit are VIT University, Golden temple, hills, Raghavendra - there is one and only theatre playing Hindi movies. One of the best hospitals is also there CMC.”

7. Antaragni, IIT Kanpur

Antaragni, IIT Kanpursource:

Antaragni is the annual cultural festival of IIT Kanpur, held in the month of October, and is one of the popular college festivals in India. It is a four-day-long festival, attracting participation from over 200 colleges of India. It includes professional shows, competitions, amateur rock bands, Ustads and Pandits, fashion shows, Indian folk dances, and other events. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Gaurav Yadav shares, “Kanpur is a very good place. I went there with my family. There are so many malls. It is situated besides the river Ganga. We took a bath in the river and enjoyed very much. Hope to go there once more. It is a religious and technical city.”

8. Raagam, NIT Calicut

Raagam, NIT Calicutsource:

Ragam is the annual inter-college fest conducted by the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Ragam blends a series of fine-arts, socio-cultural and literary events, along with a variety of workshops, exhibitions and informal events. The fest attracts thousands of visitors to the campus annually, and is one of the biggest cultural fests in India.

HolidayIQ Traveller Vinod Kumar from Kannur shares, “Kozhikode is a nice place to visit. There are several places to see. The beach is wonderful. Also Beypore port is wonder place to visit. Feroke river is beautiful scene from the old and new bridge. Also the Kappad beach is a historical place where Vasco Da Gama reached in 1497. It is a memorable place to visit.”


9. Waves, BITS Pilani Goa

Waves, BITS Pilani Goasource:

Waves is the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani, Goa Campus. It is a three-day-long festival held in the late October - early November period. The first edition was in 2006. 

"Goa has been the closest melting pot where east meets west with the best of both worlds. It's a perfect place to unwind with the best people of your life around you. The mixed bag of places of worship, beaches, forts, nightlife, adventure sports, shopping and culinary choices makes Goa one of the best place to experience every part of progressive India," says HolidayIQ Traveller Ajit Bhandary from Navi Mumbai. 

10. Rendezvous, IIT Delhi

Rendezvous, IIT Delhisource:

It is a four-day-long event held at the end of October every year. Started in 1976, it has become the largest festival of its kind.

HolidayIQ Traveller Shweta Shetty from Bangalore shares, “The very first time I went to this place I decided I am just going to come here every year to gorge on all the mouth watering north Indian food available here and yes shopping too. So much to do. This place is forever buzzing with energy. Do not forget to try Chandni Chowk, Nizamuddin ke parathe, the momos and dal makhani and kababs practically everywhere. Lot of breweries and the fact that most of the hill stations are near to this place, makes it all the more amazing.”

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