Fair in Surajkund

Surajkund Crafts Mela

A splendid congregation of folk artists, artisans, musicians and dancers from across North India, this vibrant crafts fair is a great place to acquaint yourself with the region's living artistic and folk traditions.…
Music in Punjab (India)

Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan

The 140-year-old music festival in Jalandhar showcases Indian classical music over three days. Tickets are often sold out weeks in advance, owing to the fact that the list of performers unfailingly includes some of …
Religious in Punjab & Haryana


Sikhs across Punjab head to gurdwaras to celebrate the Punjabi New Year and the founding of the Khalsa brotherhood. Apart from prayer and ritual, the occasion is marked by zesty and colourful celebrations, music, da…
Festival in Anandpur Sahib

Holla Mohalla

Sikhs celebrate the foundation of the Khalsa (Sikh brotherhood) with martial-art demonstrations and battle re-enactments in Anandpur Sahib, which plays host to a massive congregation of armed monks sporting blue tun…
Sports in Punjab (India)

Kila Raipur Sports Festival

This sporting extravaganza features three days of traditional games and contests including bullock-cart races, kabaddi, strongman contests, folk dancing and much more, in the vicinity of Kila Raipur near Ludhiana.
Cultural in Chandigarh

Pinjore Heritage Festival

This two-day cultural festival held annually in winter features music and dance performances, textiles, handicrafts and food stalls in the manicured premises of Pinjore Gardens, near Chandigarh.
Religious in Kurukshetra (Thanesar)

Gita Jayanti

One week of cultural events to commemorate the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, imparted by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Mahabharata, takes place every year in Kurukshetra.
Festival in Punjab & Haryana

Basant Festival

Kite-flying, singing and dancing in north India, to welcome spring.