Top Choice Religious in Ki

Ki Chaam Festival

The monastery at Ki is the scene of whirling dances performed by brightly costumed and masked lamas on the last day of this one-week festival, which is attended by villagers from across Spiti and serves as a ritual …
Top Choice Religious in Kullu


Kullu hosts one of the most unusual and colourful Dussehra festivals in India. Unlike the one-day celebrations common elsewhere, Kullu Dussehra goes on for a week. The opening day is the most exciting, with 200 or m…
Cultural in Himachal Pradesh


Tibetans across Himachal celebrate their New Year with processions, music, dancing and chaams (ritual masked dances by monks).
Religious in Bharmour

Manimahesh Yatra

In the fortnight following Janmastami (Krishna's birthday; late August or early September) up to 300,000 pilgrims make the demanding hike up to the sacred Manimahesh Lake, at 4200m altitude, in honour of Lord Shiva.…
Cultural in Chamba

Minjar Festival

Every year since 935, Chamba has celebrated the annual harvest with the Minjar Festival in honour of the deity Raghuvir (an incarnation of Rama) – nowadays a week of processions, sports, folk dance and music and a v…
Performing Arts in Mcleod Ganj

Tibetan Opera Festival

Held most years at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, with 12 performances on successive days by different groups from India and Nepal, each lasting around seven or eight hours.
Fair in Kaza

Ladarcha Fair

Villagers from Spiti, Lahaul, Kinnaur and Ladakh descend on Kaza for the Ladarcha Fair. All sorts of goods are bought and sold, traders wear their finest clothes, and music, dance and feasts add to the entertainment…
Fair in Rampur

Lavi Fair

The huge Lavi Fair, in the second week of November, attracts traders and pilgrims from remote villages and valleys. It's both commercial and cultural, with traditional folk dance and other events.
Cultural in Kinnaur

Phulech (Flaich) Festival

Villagers pile fragrant wildflowers in the stone courtyard in the centre of the village, and oracles make predictions for the coming year.
Religious in Pattan & Pangi Valleys

Pauri Festival

Triloknath is a major pilgrimage site, especially during the Pauri Festival honouring its temple deity.