Beginning of Mayngoes season in India…..May in India is considered as the hottest season and the sweetest month. This is the time of the year when the King of the Indian fruits 'Mango' takes over the entire fruit market across the nation and globe. India produces 65% of the world's mango crop outranking all the neighbouring countries of south Asia and also takes the lions share in the processed mangoes export as well. Bombay Yellow, Alampur, Baneshan, Alphonso, Bangalora, Banganapally, Dusehri, Mallika, Amrapali, Himsagar, Malda, Balia, and Shamasi are some of the renowned varieties of mangoes in India. So, travel in India during May allows you to feast on the best of the Mango varieties. The weather may be prickly but certainly everyone will agree that a dose of sweetness from Mangoes will complement and compensate the heat
Buddha Purnima - May 6, 2012.
Is the day when Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya in Bihar. Followers of Buddhism pay their tribute to the great ascetic and recollect the values and principles preached by him. The best places to be on this day are Sarnath, Bodh Gaya, Vaishali and Sanchi. Many other places in India including Leh, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh with large population of Buddhists also celebrate Buddha Poornima with great devotion.
Thrissur Pooram – 1 and 2 May 2012
Is the biggest Hindu festival of Kerala which lasts for almost 48 hours of nonstop action. Temples in Thrissur are decked up like never before. They make an amazing sight. But the show-stoppers of the ‘Thrissur Pooram’ are the regal Elephants! About 100 Elephants are decked up in gold ornaments and paraded through the city of Thrissur royally to the incessant and rhythmic drumming and fireworks. 300 music performers perform the ‘Melam’ for 2 continuous hours during the day which will just transport you to a different world.
Ooty Summer Festival – 16 to 31 May 2012
The District Capital of Nilgiri District – Ooty –in Tamil Nadu is going to play host to the Summer Festival held in May. Nilgiri Mountain Range is going to display its proud possessions in various shows held at various locales in Ooty and its environs. Nilgiri Mountains beckon all the flower, fruit, spice, tea, boat-racing, vintage-cars, horses, dogs, sports, art lovers from all over the country to participate in the 16-day Summer Festival organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu during the second-half of May this year.
Ravindra Jayanti – 8 May 2012
Is the birth anniversary of the great scholar and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by West Bengalis and all the lovers of Rabindranath Tagore. Cultural shows, Rabindra music and poetic recitations of the works of the great scholar mark the celebrations. The best places to be on the day of Rabindra Jayanthi are Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Rabindra Sadan and Shanthiniketan.
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