- Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath cave is a hindu shrine located 14p km from Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is reached through Phalgam city. It is considered one of the holiest shrine in hinduism. Inside the cave, a stalagmite is formed due to freezing of water drops that fall from the roof of the cave on to the floor and grows up vertically from the cave floor. It is considered to be a “Shiva Linga” by Hindus. The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. The cave itself is covered with snow most of the year except for a short period of time in summer when it is open for pilgrims. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees make an annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave across challenging mountainous terrain.
When: July 1-August 15, 2019.
Where: On Mount Amarnath, around 140 kilometers from Srinagar in Kashmir.
2. Puri Rath Yatra
Jagannath Rath Yatra is an annual event, which is celebrated in the month of June or July. It is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna), his sister Goddess Subhadra and his elder brother Lord Balabhadra. It is believed that every year Lord Jagannath wishes to visit his birthplace Mathura for a few days.
When: July 4-15, 2019.
Where: Jagannath Puri Temple, Odisha
3. Dree Festival
The Dree Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is an agrarian celebration. The Dree Festival is the greatest celebration of the Apatanis and celebrated with get-up-and-go set apart by conciliatory contributions and petitions. The fundamental and the greatest festival of this celebration occurs at Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh. Amid the Dree Festival petitions are offered to satisfy the 4 Gods – Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi to acquire a plentiful reap season. Fowls, eggs, and creatures are yielded amid this celebration as a major aspect of the ceremonies.
When: July 4-7 each year
Where: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.
4. Beh Deinkhla
One of the most colourful religious festivals, Beh Deinkhlam is celebrated by the Jaintia community in the month of July. The people invoke the gods for a good harvest after sowing has been done, and rituals are also conducted to avert evil.
When: July 14, 2019.
Where: Jowai, Jaintia hills, Meghalaya, Northeast India.
5. Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey
The Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey is among the top picks for adventure seekers. This annual event or activity is comprised of an eighteen-day journey which commences from New Delhi and ends at Ladakh. So, gear up for that adrenaline rushes and enjoy the bike rides through some of the most astonishing tracks, terrains and mountain passes.
When: July 4-18, 2019
Where: Chandigarh to Ladakh