There’s always something going on in India, whether it be a cricket tournament or buzzing music festival. So to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the great events and times, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the best events taking place in early 2016.
Music Events in India 2016
There are a number of music festivals going on in India in 2016; you have the celebration of classical music at the Dover Lane Music Festival or the truly immersive, desert festival experience at Ragasthan Festival. You might have your tickets already, but if not we recommend you find some or put a music festival in your diary for 2017.
|Ragasthan Music Festival||11th – 14th February||Jaisalmer, Rajasthan|
|Mahindra Blues Festival||13th – 14th February||Mehboob Studios in Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Kasauli R&B Festival||25th – 27th March||Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh|
|Dover Lane Music Festival||22nd – 25th January||South Kolkata, West Bengal|
Cultural Events in India 2016
As a country brimming with a rich history and flowing culture, there are guaranteed to be regular celebrations of this beautiful side of India. There are a few of these lined up for early 2016, in fact some of them have already started! We recommend heading out to the desert and exploring the Great Rann of Kutch in all its glory, or Goa Carnival where you’ll spend all day partying in the streets!
|Kochi Cultural Festival||8th – 10th Jan||Kochi, Kerala|
|Festa Diu||1st Dec – 13th Feb||Diu|
|Rann Ustav Festival||9th Dec – 23rd Feb||Rann of Kutch, Gujarat|
|Goa Carnival||6th – 9th Feb||Goa|
|World Sufi Spirit Festival||22nd – 24th / 26th-27th Feb||Jodhpur / Nagaur, Rajasthan|
|Goa Project||26th – 28th February||Goa|
Sports Events in India 2016
You are in for a treat in early 2016, when it comes to sporting events; not only does the year kick off with the thrilling Mumbai Marathon, but India are also hosting this year’s Cricket World Cup. Matches are being held in multiple locations, including Kolkata and Mumbai, so grab your tickets fast and head to a stadium three times!
|Mumbai Marathon||17th Jan||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Kila Raipur Rural Olympics||4th – 7th Feb||Kila Raipur, Punjab|
|International Yoga Festival||1st – 7th March||Rishikesh, Uttarakhand|
|ICC T20 Cricket World Cup||8th March – 3rd April||Nagpur, Dharamshala, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Mohali, New Delhi|
Religious Events / National Days in India 2016
|Republic Day||26th Jan||Everywhere|
|Chinese New Year||8th Feb||Everywhere|
|Vassant Panchami||12th Feb||Everywhere|
|Shivaji Jayanti||19th Feb||Everywhere|
|Maha Shivrati||7th March||Everywhere|