Travel Secrets writer Vikalp Dubey has only one recommendation; book your tickets to South Africa for this one.
Every year, end of September, southern right whales wash ashore, and the sleepy little town of Hermanus celebrates this with a festival.
“Southern right” is a variety of stocky, black-bodied baleen whales with no dorsal fins.
The whales are always the star performers at the Festival, but key roles are also played by musicians, crafters, sports celebrities and thousands of people celebrating Spring.
Cool fact: In 2005 Zakes Mda wrote the novel The Whale Caller in which the Whale Crier of Hermanus is the main character, a man who gets enthralled by a Southern right whale he names Sharisha. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)