Lakes, mountains, beaches and other natural scenic beauty are considered outdated when travelers and tourists try to find a destination for their next holiday. With a desire to get something extra, they try to find places that offer carnivals, events, fairs and more and when it comes to travelers with a bent towards music, the tourist destinations with music festivals is indeed bliss. While multiple music fests are organized at various places for more tourist influx, the charm of the Indo western music fests is slowly taking over. If you are planning to visit India at any given point of time or you are residing in India and looking for an Indian vacation, here are top 10 most popular Indian music festivals with indo western flavor that you’d love.
Held at: Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati in Rajasthan
Time: Every year in December
A visual and sensory delight, magnetic fields is a music event offering three epic days of art, food, music and magic. Organized at magnificent Alsisar Mahal, this festival holds true to its name by pulling contemporary acts and crowds. Along with Indo western music, the festival offers a wide range of music genres to soothe your ears that too in the royal ambience of Alsisar Mahal.
Held at: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Time: Every year in September
Often called as the most fun outdoor music festival, Ziro music festival is held in verdant pastures of the world heritage site with a cool breeze brushing your face. The picturesque environs are so fascinating and the soothing indo western music will make you love it even more. Along with the music and beats, the wide range of flora and fauna will hold your souls captivated.
Held at: Jaisalmer
Time: Every year in November
This culturally diverse musical festival of Jaisalmer is slowly and steadily taking over the world and it has the power to pull hordes of people in November every year to the golden sand Sam dunes of Rajasthan. Being a renowned holiday destination offering lots of exquisite location ranging from lakes, parks, golden sands to myriad of cultural treats, Jaisalmer is bliss for travelers and tourists.
Held at: Vagator, Goa
Time: Every year in December
Not essentially an indo western music festival, this music festival has achieved almost a cult status as the world’s 9th best dance and music festival. It is no stranger to music lovers of all genres and it is set in Goa that makes it even more amazing due to its rich colonial architecture, beaches and a myriad of exciting adventures. This mammoth party is an amalgamation of dance, music, food, shopping and entertainment.
Held at: Mumbai
Time: Every year in February
Specifically dedicated to music, Mahindra blues festival creates such a magical ambience that it attracts an impressive crowd along with world’s best Blues musicians. Although it’s not entirely an indo western music festival, this is one of the best festivals for all the music lovers. People who love to become a part of this music fest can also enjoy splendid architecture and history of Mumbai along with its local food adventures.
Held at: Bangalore
Time: Every year in January
Held in the outskirts of Bangalore, this camping music festival celebrates a wide range of music genres ranging from folk, indo western, and a lot others. Not just music, the countless acres of lush lands where the fest is held is another attraction that pulls the crowd. With comfortable and open experience for travellers and campers, this music festival also provides adventure sports for making your experience more dynamic.
Held at: Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi
Considered as one of the best organized indie music festival in India, NH7 weekender is held at various locations across the country and it is celebrates a lot of music genres over three days. With various international performances and varied music genres, it is essentially a heaven for all the music lovers.