Cultural in West Bengal Hills

Losar

Colourful fairs and traditional dances in and around Darjeeling's Tibetan communities are the highlights of this festival that rings in the Tibetan new year.
Religious in West Bengal Hills

Dasain

Known elsewhere in India as Dusshera or Durga Puja, Nepalese head home for up to a week and banks and government offices are closed for a couple of days.
Religious in Darjeeling

Fulpati

Linked to Durga Puja and marking the seventh day of Dashain, this predominantly Nepali festival is also celebrated by Lepchas and others with processions and dancing from Ghum to Darjeeling.