There are many Hindu festivals celebrated in different parts of India, and each state in the country has its own unique way of celebrating them. The Makar Sankranti festival, which falls mostly on the 14th of January every year, is celebrated in Maharashtra with great enthusiasm. Karnala is not an exception, as it is located in the Raigad District of Maharashtra. Just like other parts of the state, people in this region identify this festival with a sweet prepared for the occasion using jaggery and sesame seeds, called 'Tilgul' in the Marathi language. A get-together of married women, called 'Haldi-Kunku' is also organized on this day.
|Makar Sankranti Celebrations in Karnala|
Another sweet dish made with stuffed jaggery, ground sesame seeds, and gram flour, is offered for lunch in Maharashtrian households on this day. Some of the festivals in Karnala and other parts of Maharashtra promote a sense of brotherhood among people, and this festival is one of them. Tourists coming to this region can witness this fact during the exchange of Tilguls among people, as they tell one another to forget hostilities or ill-feelings of the past and speak kind and sweet words. All the event celebrations in Karnala are enjoyed equally by locals and tourists. Hotels and resorts where they book their accommodations, also host special events on all major festive occasions.
People, who are coming from distant places to enjoy their holiday in Karnala around this time of the year, would have a memorable stay at Panoramic Resort. It is well-connected to Panvel and major cities by road, and all those who are travelling by rail or air can reach this fabulous resort using public or private transport. This resort is also good for individuals or families looking out for an accommodation near Mumbai city for a pleasant stay, while exploring the tourist attractions of Karnala and its surrounding regions.