Traditions

EXPLORE WITH A LOCAL, SLOWLY, FOR BEST TRAVELER'S INSIGHT

TONE UP YOUR MIND, BODY & SOUL IN DELHI'S DELIGHTFUL SUBURBS 

Whether you're in between flights/you have a layover in Delhi/you're returning from Jaipur/you're staying at our eco homestay/you want a break from hopping in and out of tourist coaches/you're looking for a peaceful getaway to tone up your body, mind and soul before returning to the grind, I offer you a variety of unusual things to see and do, not far from New Delhi International Airport (IGIA) and Delhi-Jaipur Highway - by cycle rickshaw, autorickshaw/tuk-tuk, on foot or on horseback!

Loy Kratong

November 12, 2006

Last weekend was the Loy Kratong festival.  It is held on the 13th lunar month during the full moon (the November full moon). 

I love finding a festival celebrating nature.  There are two activities, first the lanterns, which are big white balloons that are lit and released.  Some of them have fireworks as a “tail”.  It creates a sparkly tail like a comet.  They are usually white, but I saw some colored ones, and some groups write notes on them.