9 Unmissable Events Happening in India This Winter

By Raza Mehdi

Nov 28, 2022

On the chilly sands of Odisha’s Chandrabhaga beach, skilled artists from around the world and from different states of India will try their hand at sand, stone, bronze and wood sculpting. From life-size cartoon characters to freedom fighters, the festival has witnessed a lot.

Chandrabhaga International Sand Art Festival

Dates: 1 to 5 December 2022

The 11th edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival will be held at The Lalit, Ashok. With a pitch platform for aspiring authors to meet diverse experts, this elegant place is the ideal fit for opportunities and inspiration.

Bangalore Literature Festival

Dates: 3 and 4 December 2022

India’s best-kept secrets in the cultural, culinary and artistic worlds are presented in this event. There will be sports, crafts, the Traditional Naga Morung Exhibition, archery, local beauty shows and more.

Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

Dates: 1 to 10 December 2022

Catch the graceful Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniattam performances, and savour the recitations of classical Indian instruments at various concerts across multiple locations in the city.

Margazhi Maha Utsav, Chennai

Dates: 4 to 15 December 2022

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The multidisciplinary arts festival will initiate conversations on sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. A group of child musicians will perform with instruments made of waste material. Many art projects, theatre and music workshops will take over the city of Panaji.

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

Dates: 15 to 23 December

The Delhi Book Fair in Pragati Maidan is every literature geek’s paradise. It features book releases, literary discourse, author-reader meets and more. The New Delhi World Book Fair is India's second-oldest book fair. Storytelling workshops for kids, film screenings and many books are up for grabs.

Delhi Book Fair

Dates: 22 to 26 December 2022

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The onset of winter brings forth India’s most renowned literary fests. The 2023 fest is yet to reveal its programme but will welcome speakers such as Amish Tripathi, Sudha Murty and Anthony Sattin.

Jaipur Literature Fest

Dates: 19 to 23 January 2023

South Asia’s contemporary art scene converges in Delhi every year. India Art Fair is a headliner event that brings together artists, collectives, museums and galleries to modern art pop-ups and presentations.

India Art Fair, Delhi

Dates: 9 to 12 February 2023

Dazzling and renowned artists from all over India will perform Kathak, Sattriya, Odissi, Manipuri, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and more against the backdrop of Madhya Pradesh’s stunning monuments at this week-long festival.

Khajuraho Festival Of Dances

Dates: 20 to 26 February 2023

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