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…
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Tibet Film Festival

Focuses on films made by Tibetans.
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

Shoton Festival

A dozen groups from Tibetan communities across India and Nepal gather for five days to perform Ache Lhamo, an ancient form of musical dance-theatre often nicknamed Tibetan Opera.
Cultural in Mcleod Ganj

International Himalayan Festival

Speeches and cultural performances celebrate the anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize award.
Religious in Palampur

Shivaratri Festival

On the new moon night of the Hindu month of Phalgun, Baijnath Temple is a particular focus for the Shivaratri Festival (www.mahashivratri.org).
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Dharamsala International Film Festival

A broad international selection of independent features, documentaries, shorts and children's films.
Film in Mcleod Ganj

Free Spirit Film Festival

An eclectic array of international features, documentaries and shorts.