6 Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March


The month is at its end, and with the beginning of a new month yet again, along with a new season, here’s a roundup of the best places to be at in March 2016. We’ve got your weekends nicely booked!

The International Yoga Festival 2016

Where: Rishikesh

When: 1-7 March, 2016

Why: It’s the 28th Annual IYF happening at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, organized by the Uttarakhand Tourism Board and draws a crowd not just from across India, but also the world. This time around, the festival boasts of more than 70 presenters from 20 countries with approximately 150 classes for you to pick from and 60 different offerings in Yoga, some of which include Ashtanga Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga. For all you wellness junkies, you’ve got your hands full.


Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March© IYF

The Coalition 3

Where: New Delhi

When: 4-6 March, 2016

Why: A three-day festival of creativity happening over one weekend at the Talkatora Stadium, with a wide range of industry experts including 30 curators, over 200 speakers, 11 streams and hundreds of revolutionary ideas, TC 3 is the perfect platform for the creative intellectual looking for exposure. Among some of the key personalities to be present this year are Bollywood actress Richa Chadda of ‘Masaan’, Tanmay Bhat of AIB and Freida Pinto who is also the brand ambassador of Girl Rising India.

Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March© The Coalition 3

Budweiser Sensation

Where: Hyderabad

When: 5 March, 2016

Why: Budweiser has partnered with the world’s leading dance music festival and, for the first time, are bringing it to India. The Budweiser Sensation – ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ 2016 is all set to see over 300,000 people dress in all-white and party till they drop at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad.

The Grub Fest

Where: Gurgaon, New Delhi, Pune

When: 3-5 March, 18-20 March, and 25-27 March, 201, respectively

Why: Because, food! This time around, The Grub Fest is taking on all foodies in three different regions, across three different weekends and will have your mouth watering in no time with various different delicacies across different cuisines waiting for you to dig in and take a bite!

Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March© The Grub Fest

Kasauli Rhythm And Blues Festival 2016

Where: Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

When: 25-27 March, 2016

Why: Conceived by the Genesis Foundation in 2012, the annual music festival is held at the Baikunth Resort in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. The community has grown over the past few years with the region gathering quite the crowd during the festival. It’s not just the hill station and the scenic beauty, but the music and the feel of the entire festival that makes it absolutely irresistible. It’s a must to experience the festival at least once in your life, even if you’re not an aficionado.

Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March© Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival

Monkey Town Arts And Music Festival 2016

Where: Ooty, Tamil Nadu

When: 25th-26th March, 2016

Why: Two days of unbelievably great music dealt out by some of the most amazing bands. We’re still awaiting the line-up of this lesser known festival, but, nevertheless we’re on pins and needles, here. Plus, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the music, the food, the weather during that time of the year and some very romantic natural scenery.

Culture Festivals You Must Check Out In The Month Of March© Monkey Town Arts & Music Festival

Photo: © Budweiser Sensation (Main Image)