1. Jaisalmer Desert Festival: 23- 25 Feb
Witness Jaisalmer the Golden City of India get even more colorful this February! The three day extravaganza better known as the Desert festival of Jaisalmer that happens annually starts this year on the 23rd Feb. Be a part of various cultural events, handicraft fairs, camel races, camel tug-of-war and turban tying competitions! And if that's not enough you could also be a part of a contest and judge the man with the best moustache! Have an experience that's exotic, rich in cultural heritage and fun! All on the golden sands of the Thar Desert!
The festival sounds its conclusion with a final musical performance by folk singers and dancers under the moonlit sky at the dunes in Sam. Plan your trip this February with Go Caribou - we won't just plan it for you we will execute it to perfection!
2.Goa Carnival: 9-12 Feb
Are you a party animal or a food connoisseur? Experience the party and culinary experience of a lifetime! Three days of dance, music, and merry-making that also includes parades and feasting! After the forty-day fasting for Lent, Goa turns into the biggest carnival party in the country, with colourful parades, dance performances, and Goan music, while restaurants gear up to prepare delicious local delicacies and drinks that go with it. Join in the celebration, and experience Goa at its most exciting! We at Go Caribou will ensure that there are no party poopers whatsoever!
3. Khajuraho Festival of Dances: 1- 7 Feb
The time when you will see the architectural splendour of the Khajuraho come to life! Witness maestros and grand names from the world of dance perform the Indian Classical Dance with the backdrop of 1000 year old temples! As dusk gives way to the night's darkness, lamps are lit up that give the temples a pristine glow creating the perfect ambience that blends the past with the present! The mellifluous notes of the flute and the tanpura set the tone for the evening; the mridangam and the tabla beat out the rhythms echoed by the ghungroo of the dancers! The beautiful sculptures of Khajuraho invite you to celebrate the art form of dance at its best!
4. Hongkong Chinese New year: 4-17 Feb
The Chinese New Year celebrations happen the world over but nothing can beat Hongkong in making it a celebration in the truest sense of the term. The place has a confluence of traditions with modern metropolitan events. Visit the massive flower markets and pick flowers to offer and pray at the incense filled magnificent temples! From breathtaking fireworks to parades and shopping, Hong Kong is overflowing with energy and life all through the month. Watch the International Chinese New Year Night Parade—the greatest gala event at the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour—with street performances and parade floats.
Don’t miss the last day when the Spring Lantern Festival takes place and lanterns of interesting shapes and sizes light up every street. Come and join the Hongkongers in welcoming the new year in style!
5. Chiang Mai flower fest: 1-3 Feb
Visit Chiang Mai in Thailand this February to be party to the greatest flower festival ever! Sculptures crafted from flowers are on the exhibit and they come in all shapes and sizes and portray temples, animals and some even depict stories from ancient scriptures. The Flower Festival Parade is unmissable! It has gaily decorated floats, pretty girls, and colorful hill tribe people in their costumes. The Parade takes various halts and at these stops the dancers in traditional costumes perform Thai dances. Those taking part in the parade hand out roses to the spectators lining the road! Everywhere the tourist will find displays of yellow and white chrysanthemums, and the Damask Rose, a variety found only in Chiang Mai. Come and take part in this sweet smelling festival in Chiang Mai!
6. Venice Carnival: 2 -12 Feb
Venice epitomizes romance like no other place. And what better time to visit the city of canals than the Venice Carnival! All you will need is a bizarre costume, a dazzling mask, a whacky you and you are all set to attend the insanely nutty event known as the Venice Carnival!
History has it that the Carnival started way back in the 14th century where princes dressed in cheerful and vibrant costumes, flocked to Venice from all over the continent to be a part of the celebrations. Today as per tradition, tourists flock to the city to be a part of the Carnival. Apart from the flashy parade and brilliantly friendly atmosphere there are various other events like musicals, dances and other forms of entertainment, as well as parties. And if you have seen the movie Casanova or if you've read the Count of Monte Cristo then you know that this is not an exaggeration. So tighten your seatbelts and get ready to party true Venetian style!