Uttarakhand – International Yog Fest IYF 2019

Utterly gorgeous Uttarakhand, one of India’s most beautiful states, is a land that has been endowed with stunning scenic beauty and is also called the Land of the God’s owing to its numerous temples and pilgrimage centers. It is but natural that such a serene place would be the home of the ancient art of Yoga and yoga related events amidst its pure and pristine environs.

One such festival is the International Yog Festival (IYF) that is organized annually by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) in association with Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). Every year the IYF sees a great attendance by Indian and International participants.

The upcoming IYF 2019 is scheduled to be held from 1st – 7th March 2019 in Rishikesh, the beautiful city that calls itself the Yoga capital of the world. These 7 diverse days promise to make you discover a new perspective to the art of Yog and to discover a new you.

It is to be noted that while there are many yoga festivals being organized in Rishikesh (even on similar dates), The International Yog Festival 2019, is the official government festival for yoga and spiritual learning. IYF does not support or authenticate ANY other festival for yoga in Uttarakhand.

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Uttarakhand Tourism – PATA – ATRTCM2019

Uttarakhand, the land that has been endowed with stunning scenic beauty, is going to be the worthy and generous host destination for the upcoming Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM) conducted by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Scheduled for Feb 13th-15th, 2019 at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, this 3 day event will be broken up into a 1 day Travel Trade mart and a 1 day conference followed by other networking and relationship building activities.

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Hornbill Festival Dec 1-10, 2018 – Nagaland

Having been fascinated all my life with the North Eastern states of India with their famed breathtaking landscapes, scenic beauty, diverse and exciting culture and customs and of course the exotic cuisine, it had always been high on my wish list to visit and personally experience those intriguing places.

The last 2 years of extensive solo travelling and travel writing finally gave me the impetus to make a decision, greatly hastened by the chance to attend the upcoming Hornbill festival that takes place only once a year in Nagaland.

Well the North Eastern states cover a vast expanse of land and would take months to explore in detail but making inroads into a couple of them, seemed like a good start and once that decision was made, the wheels in my head rolled all over the internet, seeking information and creating itineraries in virgin territories !!!

It look weeks to gather relevant information and make decisions, connections and bookings and it took the kindness of several people and many miracles to make my dream a reality (find the thank you speech at the end of this post 😀 )

So to pay the kindness forward, I have undertaken the job of compressing all that data, busting a few myths, corroborating a few truths and generally making life easy for all potential visitors to Nagaland, by showcasing my experience in what some would call an – ‘All you need to know about the Hornbill festival’ format … which I think would be very presumptuous and hence I have chosen to go with the more realistic – ‘All I know about the Hornbill festival’ 😀

So read on and enjoy as I weave my tale of the colorful and culture rich festival with the threads of words and images.

 

 

 

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Millet Lavang Latika and Bajra barfi – OMITF2019

Given below are a collection of recipes created by the chefs/faculty at The Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Centre (NNRC), Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) during the workshop that was conducted as a run up event for the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2018 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds

The workshop details can be found here.

 

Millet Lavang Latika and Bajra barfi –

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Millet muffins and Brownies – OMITF2019

Given below are a collection of recipes created by the chefs/faculty at The Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Centre (NNRC), Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) during the workshop that was conducted as a run up event for the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2018 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds

The workshop details can be found here.

 

Millet Muffins and Brownies

 

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