Famous Festivals of Sandur: Feel the Local Warmth

The culture of Sandur depicts a combination of tradition and modernity. The people love to celebrate several festivals. Numerous art and culture festivals are hosted throughout the year, which gives one glimpses about local tradition.

So if you really want to witness some of the important festivals make sure that you keep their time of celebration in mind and book a room in one of the best sandur hotels accordingly.

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous festivals celebrated in Sandur.

1. Hampi Festival


Hampi Festival is one of the most enjoyable festivals in Karnataka, which includes various programs that give people an opportunity to rejoice and relive the glory of their land. The festival is celebrated with much enthusiasm and programmes like dance, music, drama and colourful puppet shows. It is a three day festival which is generally celebrated in the month of November. But this year, it has been scheduled from 9th Jan to 11th January, 2017.

2. Pattadakkal Dance Festival


Pattadakkal Dance Festival is organized by the Government of Karnataka in the month of January.  Dancers perform at the backdrop of world famous Pattadakkal temples, which are recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. If you are a dance lover, then this festival is the one that you should not miss.

3. Pongal


Pongal is known by the name of Sankranti. During the festival, a special dish of Ellu is made with coconut, sesame seeds and sugar. In the night, bonfire is organized and decorated animals are made to jump over the fire as a part of Pongal Celebrations.

4. Ugadi


The people celebrate Ugadi Festival with great devotion. There are two types of Ugadi; one is Sauramana Ugadi and the other one is Chandramana Ugadi. Sauramana Ugadi is celebrated when the sun enters the Mesha Rashi. Whereas, Chandramana Ugadi is celebrated between March and April, this is being the first day in the Hindu Calender.

5. Vairamudi


Vairamudi is celebrated on the fourth day of Brahmotsavam, which reflects the religious glory of the rich Kannada heritage. On this day, the avatars of Vishnu, Sridevi and Bhudevi are decorated with flowers and this festival is witnessed by more than 400,000 people.

Where to stay? WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace is one of the best luxury hotels in Karnataka. The palace offers its guests royal treatment and comfort. You can book this hotel during your trip to Sandur on the occasions of Festivals.

There are other festivals also that are celebrated with enthusiasm in the city. All you have to do is make sure that you are in the city to witness them!