Fine wines and good spirits
The ninth edition of SulaFest firms up its reputation for serious fun even further with more than a hundred international and Indian artists from 23 countries other than India performing in over 25 genres—and in case you are still counting, they have 30 gourmet food and beverage options lined up as well. No wonder they also call it the Gourmet World Music Festival, set in Sula’s idyllic vineyards, complete with their own open air, Greek-style amphitheatre (6-7 February; one day pass from Ì€ 2,200; sulafest.net). Not to be outdone, the Great Grover Wine Festival returns down south in its second edition with an eclectic lineup of wine (grape stomping too), the best of Bengalurean music, stand-up acts, karaoke singing, shopping at a flea market, and a sculpture and art gallery, quite apart from best of food and wine (6 February, 1pm-10pm; early bird tickets from Ì€ 1,100; groverwinefestival.com).
The Goa Carnival is back and with a bigger bang this year, they promise. Goa Tourism has been working on a Destination Carnival tri-continent exchange programme initiated by the European Commission (South Africa and U