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20 Famous and Unforgettable Festivals to See in India

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: <p>India dates back five millennia and is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, so of course it plays host to some unparalleled religious festivals -- opportunities to see the country's culture at its most vibrant. With input from travel bloggers and hospitality industry insiders, we've highlighted some of the most famous and extraordinary of these events for travelers looking to make the most of a trip to India.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/18-must-see-backpacking-destinations-less-35-day-4242/">18 Must-See Backpacking Destinations for Less Than $35 a Day</a></p>

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India dates back five millennia and is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, so of course it plays host to some unparalleled religious festivals -- opportunities to see the country's culture at its most vibrant. With input from travel bloggers and hospitality industry insiders, we've highlighted some of the most famous and extraordinary of these events for travelers looking to make the most of a trip to India.

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