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Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka
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Karnataka is the land of fiestas and festivals. From the stunning extravagance of Dussehra in Mysore to the Makar Sankranti in Kununurra, every place across the state has its own festival.


1. Rajyotsava Day

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

Rajyotsava day alias the birthday of Karnataka is celebrated on the 1st November, every year. The State Govt gives Rajyotsava awards to people who have contributed to the state.
Date: 1st November
Location: All over Karnataka 
Duration of Festival: 1 day


2. Dussehra:

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

Dussehra is a 10-day cultural extravaganza for which Mysore in India. The festival starts with a procession of decorated elephants led by the Maharaja of Mysore – a grand spectacle. Every evening, Mysore Palace lit up and the streets of the town transform into a gigantic fairground, with concerts and events. 
Month: October & November 
Location: All over Mysore- Palace, Maharaja's College ground, and Chamundi Hill 
Duration of Festival: 10 days 
Special Attractions: Colourful process, dance performances


3. Ugadi

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

Month: Between March and April. It all depends upon the position of moon. 
Location: All over Karnataka 
Duration of Festival: 1 day
Special Attractions: New Year Celebration


4. Makar Sankranti

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

There are many faces of Makar Sakranti festival. It is the harvest festival and a day to embrace all the living things on the earth-cow, neighbours, servant's helpers and other creature.
Month: January
Location: All around Karnataka 
Duration: 1 day 
Special attractions: Colourful processions


5. Hampi Festival

Top 5 Festivals of the South Indian state, Karnataka

Month: January
Location: Hampi Village, Vijayanagara, Karnataka
Duration of Festival: 3 days 
Special Attractions: Dance and Cultural Festival


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