Festivals of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India


Manali is having its own festivals and culture and people of manali celebrates all festival of manali with zest and devotion, Dussehra is one of the major festival which take attention of all individual of manali. This Dussehra festival start after vijay Dashami and seven days celebration after that. This festival celebrates in the month of Oct – November. The celebration goes on for a few days when all the people of the Kullu valley take part enthusiastically.

Hadimba Devi fair
Manali People worship at hidimba temple for their prosperity, health and work. They organize fairs and festivals at Hidimba Devi temple. Since morning till evening they are organize Yagya, mantras and dance in their traditional dress to make their goddess Hidimba Devi happy. In Hidimba devi fair tourist can enjoy the local and traditional dances of manali local community.

Doongri Forest festival
This is the basis festival of manali organized by the women folks. These woman dance in their colourfull traditional dress to please the local goddess of Manali. Doongri forest festival held in the month of May-June which attracts number of tourist from India and abroad

Winter Carnival
Snow continues to play a major part in February's festivals and Himachal's Winter Carnival is also held this month. Ski slopes of Kufri, Manali and Narkanda come to life with adventure seekers competing their way downhill. For daredevils, Manali, as a base camp, offers best opportunity for Heli-Skiin

Spring Festival
Spring festival is also called Basantotsava or Pipal jatra and takes place at Dhalpur ground Kullu from 28th April to 30th April. This fair has been declared a state festival by the Himachal Pradesh government. As it marks the beginning of the spring season (and also the tourist season) in the valley, it is also known as Spring Festival.

Lohri
This festival is calebrated in mid of January, on the occasion of last snow of the Rabi Crop. Community bonfires in the night and dance in their traditional dress with dancing mask on faces

Baisakhi
It is one of Himachal's most important festivals. Rooted in the rural agrarian tradition, it bids a final farewell to winter. Numerous village fairs complete with wrestling, dancing and archery are also held on this day.

Dussehra
They pay homage to lord Raghunath while music and colour fill the Silver valley. Numerous stalls offer a variety of local wares. This is also the time when the International Folk festival celebrated. The Jwalamukhi temple in Kangra becomes the venue for a major fair.

  • Activities in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaAs manali is located on the northern heights of Himachal Pradesh , Manali attracts adventure loving people all over the India and world and provide opportunity to indulge in adventure sports. The tourist to himachal enjoy the mountain adventure activities like paragliding, skking, river crossing,etc
  • Manali Tourist Attractions, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaManali the land of tourist attraction and Sightseen, lush green pine tress forest and a river beas at valley, snow covered mountain at Rotang, at manali hotels we say manali is nature loverss paradise. Some of sightseeing places are Hidimba temple, Vashist temple, Club house, Rotang, Solang valley
  • Manali Fairs & Festivals, Himachal Pradesh, IndiaAll over India, Dussehra celebration end on Vijay Dashmi after ten days of Navaratra, but in Kullu Dussehra festival starts after Vijay Dashmi and people of kullu manali engage for 7 days. It was stated in the year of 1657 by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu