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Lohri, Pongal or Sankranti: Here's How You Can Celebrate The Harvest Festival In Bangalore!

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With a country as diverse as ours, every month is festivities galore. And now with the harvest festival upon us, we are all geared to gather on rooftops to fly kites and eat Til Ladoos. Be it Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti or Bihu, the common aspect of this festival throughout the country is that it is the season to make merry and indulge in some traditional food! And if you're up for celebration, we have the perfect list of things you can do in the city on this auspicious occasion.

Inorbit Mall, Whitefield

This weekend, Inorbit Mall is hosting the Sankranti celebration in a super-grand way. If you’re a foodie who likes to try different cuisines, this is the place to be. There’s going to be a range of food from Bengal, Assam, Odisha and Tripura. From Baked Rosogulla and Kheer Puli to Malpoa, Chana Puda and Tip Pitha, there’s a lot of delicacies to eat your way through. Talk about variety! What’s more, after you enjoy this scrumptious feast, you can witness folk dance performances from people native to these states. So block your dates and get set to immerse yourself in a cultural experience of the North East.

Place Of Origin

Feeling lazy but still in the mood to (try to) be festive? We get it, we’ve all been there. Now, you can order Til-Gud treats and more from Place of Origin and celebrate in the comfort of your home. They have a variety of desserts, from the crunchy Gud Gajak, a traditional sweet treat from Indore to the Chocolate Til Gur Gatta, a modern spin on the classic Til Gur Gatta, that’s bound to become your favourite winter snack to munch on-the-go. And if you’re aspiring to be healthy and sticking to your New Year fitness goals, you can order the Organic Pumpkin and Sesame Chikki.

Sigree Global Grill

Enjoy a king-sized feast to celebrate Lohri the Punjabi way at Sigree Global Grill this Sunday. Buffet prices start from INR 700, and we must say, it’s totally worth it. Experience a North Indian culinary journey right on your platter with the must-have Sarsoon Ka Saag and Makke Ki Roti topped with a dollop of fresh butter. You can also grab some Butter Chicken or Butter Paneer and mop it off with steaming hot Aloo Paranthas. If you’re craving seafood, they have options like the Amritsari Fish and Tandoori Prawns. And after all this, if you still have room for dessert, you can savour the winter specials - Gajar Ka Halwa, Pista Phirni, Malai Kulfi and more. It can’t get more Punjabi than this!

Lush at Renaissance Bangalore Race Course Hotel

If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate Pongal,  head to the Renaissance on Tuesday. They have both lunch and dinner buffets (at INR 1100 plus taxes) with a wide spread of South India’s best traditional vegetarian recipes. The menu is rotational and will feature food specialities from all the southern states. From the light, savoury and peppery Pongal to the spicy Palak Pappu and everybody’s favourite dessert, Pal Payasam, there’s a lot of dishes on offer.

Bengaluru Kite Festival 2019

Spend your weekend at the Kite Festival and re-live your childhood memories of eating sesame sweets and having fierce kite flying competitions. The Kite Festival this year features a giant inflatable trail where there will be tons of obstacles for both adults and kids alike. Spending your day on a bouncy castle of sorts does seem like a good way to be festive, we must say! There will also be live performances, pop-up stalls, activities and games besides, of course, the kite flying competition. The event will be held at the spacious BBMP ground in HSR layout, so you can sit back and have a nice, romantic evening with bae while you watch the splendid display of colours in the sky.