Religious in Haridwar

Kumbh Mela

The largest religious gathering on earth, drawing millions of worshippers, the Kumbh Mela is an auspicious time to wash away sins in a sacred river. It's celebrated in Haridwar every 12 years, and is next scheduled …
Yoga in Rishikesh

International Yoga Festival

In the first week of March, swamis and yoga masters from around the world flock to Rishikesh for lectures and training. Most of the action is centred on the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Swarg Ashram. Check the website…
Cultural in Almora

Nanda Devi Fair

During this five-day fair, thousands of devotees parade the image of the goddess around and watch dancing and other cultural shows. The ritual slaughtering of a male buffalo at the fair's culmination was suspended i…
Religious in Uttarkashi

Makar Sankranti

Religious images are borne aloft on palanquins and carried into Uttarkashi from outlying villages.
Film in Dehra Dun

Dehradun International Film Festival

Held annually in late September, this festival showcases a mix of local, Bollywood and foreign features, as well as short films and docos.
Religious in Dehra Dun


A festival celebrated in style with carnival rides and stalls at a picturesque riverside cave temple on the outskirts of Dehra Dun.