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...

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...

Performing Arts in Mcleod Ganj

Shoton Festival

A dozen groups from Tibetan communities across India and Nepal gather for five days to perform Ache Lhamo, an ancient form of musical dance-theatre often nicknamed Tibetan Opera.

Religious in Palampur

Shivaratri Festival

On the new moon night of the Hindu month of Phalgun, Baijnath Temple is a particular focus for the Shivaratri Festival (www.mahashivratri.org).