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 Shiva.…
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 a v…
Performing Arts in Mcleod Ganj

Tibetan Opera Festival

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.
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Dharamsala International Film Festival

A broad international selection of independent features, documentaries, shorts and children's films.
Religious in Palampur

Shivaratri Festival

Thousands of pilgrims make their way to Baijnath's Vaidyanath Temple for the Shivaratri Festival.
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Free Spirit Film Festival

An eclectic array of international features, documentaries and shorts.
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Tibet Film Festival

Focuses on films made by Tibetans.
Cultural in Mcleod Ganj

International Himalayan Festival

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.