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.…
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…
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.
A broad international selection of independent features, documentaries, shorts and children's films.
Thousands of pilgrims make their way to Baijnath's Vaidyanath Temple for the Shivaratri Festival.
An eclectic array of international features, documentaries and shorts.
Focuses on films made by Tibetans.
Celebrating the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize, this festival features cultural performances by groups from around Himachal Pradesh and sometimes other Himalayan regions too. Not held every year.