Thousands of revellers, including locals and tourists, flocked to the annual Goa Carnival in Panaji, Goa, on Sunday.
This traditional and historical event is observed just before the 40-day-long Lent period of austerity.
A hallmark of the festival were colourful tableaux depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of the Portuguese before the latter's eviction in 1961.
Foreigner Christine said: "It is amazing to see such a live festival with kind of an Indian flavor to it, it is very much carnival like and good at the same time."
Another tourist Shewta said: "I like this carnival, it is very fantastic, I have come from Mumbai to see it, it is first time and it is very loving and enjoyable. I can see people of all walks of life."
The Goan Carnival is one of the major attractions for overseas and domestic tourists visiting the world famous tourist spot. (ANI)