As the New Year begins, most regions in India wear a festive look with the Makar Sankranti celebrations. Also known as the ‘Festival of Kites’, it is observed after Lohri. You can witness young kids and adults practice kite flying from the beginning of January. There are different places to celebrate Sankranti in India and each has its own way of observing this special occasion but the festive spirit remains the same.
From mouth-watering delicacies to vibrant traditional outfits, you can experience the authentic festivities by visiting these places to celebrate Sankranti in India:
No matter where you choose to go, you will absolutely love the festive vibes during Makar Sankranti. Comment below and let us know, which of the places to celebrate Sankranti in India mentioned above would you like to visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which sweet is prepared most in Makar Sankranti?
Different states prepare various sweets for Makar Sankranti. Kurmure Chikki is prepared widely in Maharashtra, Rewari in Punjab and Rajasthan etc. But ‘til ke laddu’ is a common sweet across most places.
What are special food items in Sankranti?
Some of the special food items prepared for Sankranti are til ladoo, puran poli, makara chaula, khichdi, payesh, pinni etc.
What sweets are prepared on festivals?
Depending on the festival, a range of sweets are prepared in India. For instance, gujiya is prepared for Holi, til ke laddu are eaten during Makar Sankranti, Sheer Khorma is made on Eid-Al-Fitr and Rum Cake is widely made during Christmas.