Ziro Festival, a music festival that started off as a modest initiative by Bobby Hano and Anup Kutty in 2012 has become a rage today. It is hailed as one of the best ‘outdoor musical extravaganza’ and showcases the best independent music talents in India. The dream that took shape to promote regional musicians today draws participation from national and international music bands alike.
Charmed, are you?
Well, we have just begun.
The picturesque valley of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh is the place to be, every year in the month of September. The reason: Ziro Festival.
Then again, the timing couldn’t have been better as monsoons are the perfect time to visit Arunachal Pradesh.
Imagine the pristine environment complete in its natural splendor, washed to its full glory after a shower of rain!
Although the idea of days filled with soulful music and majestic mountains is reason enough to pack your bags and visit Arunachal Pradesh, let us help you with 5 more solid reasons to go to Ziro festival this year.
#1 Detach, de-stress and detox
In a land far, far away (Star Wars fan, are you?), Ziro valley is a quaint town and is miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. The valley offers you a perfect setting to de-stress, detach & detox and connect with Mother Nature and your inner self. The place truly offers you a perfect setting to rewind and rejuvenate both your mind and soul.
Not to forget, the intriguing culture and the lip-smacking food give you another reason to visit Arunachal Pradesh during the Ziro festival. (We’ll talk about that in detail in just a bit!)
#2 A music festival unlike any other
In all certainty, a music festival reminds you of a throng of people jostling one another in an attempt to reach the stage. Not to mention the unending queues at the bar & food counters and constantly looking for a friend after you have lost them in the crowd.
Well, if you expect to find all of this at the Ziro festival, you are in for big surprise friends!
Ziro Festival is truly a music festival unlike any other. It is a true celebration of music and its freedom of expression. The stage is up amidst a huge paddy field with mesmerizing views as far as the eye can reach. A setting truly meant to enjoy the music in total harmony with Mother Nature!
#3 A road trip to remember
Not a great fan of music festivals?
Worry not. We have got your backs too!
The Ziro Festival is a perfect excuse to witness the magic of a road trip to North-East India. The whole of the region is fresh with the recent rains and is a perfect shade of green for as far as the eyes can see. Visit Arunachal Pradesh to witness the magic of nature that works on your mind, body, and soul. The music will definitely add to your experience making it a road trip to remember.
#4 Immerse in the local culture
Ziro Festival is a wholly community-led event. The local community, better known as the Apatanis, are very welcoming and helpful to all the visitors who come down for this festival. The Apatanis are easily recognizable with their very distinct and characteristic face tattoos and nose piercings.
The music festival gives us yet another reason to visit Arunachal Pradesh and mix with the local folklore. Experience life Apatani style and immerse in the local cuisine. A healthy and uninterrupted serving of pork, beer, chicken, and veggies is our guarantee.
#5 All this and more in a budget
The Ziro Festival is a time to fall in love and stay in love with all things good. Be it music, mountains or the natural peace and serenity around you, you got it all. This place is sure to make you forget all about work and the daily drudgery of life. This music festival gives you a chance to experience the best in life with minimal but all necessary resources at your disposal.
Do you think you have it in you to experience this life-altering journey?
If yes is the answer, then fill your car with all that you might possibly need and get going. If you need help with planning a trip to any of these places, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. We will help you #MarkAndEmbark on a journey of a lifetime.
Better yet, Hire a Scout and travel confidently!