Lohri is one of the most vibrant festivals celebrated in North India mainly in Punjab with your friends or families to enjoy the vibes of this amazing festival. Today I am sharing amazing places not to miss in India during the Lohri festival.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

Information about Lohri festival:

Lohri is the popular  Punjabi folk festival, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. This festival marks the onset of the harvesting season and celebrates the arrival of the new year. Lohri festival is celebrated the night before another popular Indian festival “Makar Sankranti“.

The most beautiful thing about the Lohri festival is its vibes that unites people from other religions too during the celebrations.

How the Lohri festival is celebrated:

Lohri is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the day. During the day, children in groups go from door to door singing Lohri songs to ask Lohri. In return normally children are given sweets and savories, and occasionally, money. Also, families in welcomes newly-weds and newborns for dinner with a bonfire.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

At night people light a bonfire which is an ancient tradition and took parikrama (walk) across the bonfire seeking blessings. People wear their brightest clothes and come to dance the Punjabi folk dance bhangra to the beat of the dhol. Punjabi songs are sung, and everybody enjoys them.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival
Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

Cuisine to eat during the Lohri festival:

Some of the dishes to eat during the Lohri bonfire are Gachak, moongphali (peanuts), popcorn, and relatives sit together across the bonfire and eat dinner together

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival
Gachak

Amazing places not to miss in India during the Lohri festival

Lohri is a great occasion that holds great importance for farmers. However, people residing in urban areas also celebrate Lohri, as this festival provides the opportunity to interact with family and friends.

So these are the amazing places not to miss during the Lohri festival where you can experience this festival.

1. Jammu city: Lohri has been celebrated in Jammu since Mughal times and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The whole atmosphere of Jammu comes alive with people dancing in procession on the pulsating drumbeats. During the day children go around their neighborhood singing folk songs and asking for treats. The celebrations in these houses start since the morning with Dhol beats and dancing to mark the happiness. The excitement of the evening is combined with delicious preparations, festivity, and bonfire rituals.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

2. Amritsar: Amritsar in Punjab celebrate the festival with love and purity. People are all decked up in their best clothes, a variety of food is prepared, gifts are exchanged, and the fire is prepared! Besides, kite flying is also an important part of the festivities.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival
Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

3. Jalandhar : Jalandhar is in the  middle way between Amritsar and Ludhiana  which must be on your list because this city is known for its festival-loving people. The main reason that attracts you to experience Lohri festival in Jalandhar is its unique variety of tasty food.

4. Ludhiana: Ludhiana is another beautiful city in Punjab where you will experience dance with troupes performing a folk dance of Punjab, Bhangra, on the streets in their colo\rful attires. They all look simply gorgeous decked up in bright clothes, dancing on the beats of dhol. People in Ludhiana also fly kites and enjoy meals with family and friends. So, Ludhiana is the place definitely to be on the list.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

5. Chandigarh: Chandigarh celebrates the Lohri festival in both traditional and modern ways.  People throw Lohri parties, meet friends, dance, wear traditional dresses, and prepare a wide variety of savories and sweets. The gurudwaras are decorated beautifully in bright lights and then there are bonfires too.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

6. Delhi: Delhi is the city that celebrates all the festivals with so much enthusiasm. All the markets in Delhi get flooded with sweets and other Lohri gifts. People from other communities also come together and celebrate the festival as one. The Gurudwara here are decorated, and special langar food is cooked for all.

Amazing places not to miss in India during Lorhi festival

Amazing places not to miss in India during the Lohri festival

In the end, I hope you like my blog and these are the 6 places where you will experience the Lohri festival in both traditional and modern ways. Happy Lohri to all.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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