State-Level Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

To get acquainted with the real Himachali culture, fairs and festivals in various parts of Himachal play a vital role. Himachal fairs and festivals reveal the actual 'Pahari Culture', as they have been celebrated since years and with old traditions.

Famous State-Level fairs and Festivals of Himachal are:


1. Kullu Dusshehra: Dushhera celebrations in Kullu are internationally famous. Hundredrds of local deities get together at the Kullu ground during Kullu Dusshehra. The famous Kyllu Dusshehra is not only witnessed by local residents but also by various foreign visitors.

2. Summer Festival, Shimla: Summer Festival is celebrated in Shimla every year in the month of June. Summer Festival's stage is set on the famous Ridge ground, Shimla.

3. Shivaratri Festival, Mandi: Lord Shiva's festival, Shivratri is very popular in Mandi. Various cultural events are organized during Shivaratri Festival in Mandi.

4. Minjar Mela, Chamba: Minjar Fair of Chamba is also one of the famous state level fairs in Himachal.

5. Sujanpur Holi, Hamirpur: Holi festival is famous in the Sujanpur Tihra region of Hamirpur district.

6. Lavi Mela, Rampur: Lavi fair of Rampur Bushahr is another popular fair of Himachal witnessing huge gathering every year.

7. Manimahesh Yatra, Chamba: Pilgrimage to holy Manimahesh in Chamba is done by thousands of devotees every year.

8. Chainchu Mela, Rewalsar: Beautiful Rewalsar in Mandi district of Himachal celebrates the famous Chainchu fair every year.

9. Kaleshwar Mela, Jwalamukhi: Kaleshwar Fair is celebrated in the Jwalamukhi region of Kangra district.

10. Summer Festival, Dharamshala: Dharamshala also celebrates the famous Summer Festival.

11. Nalwari Fair, Bilaspur: Tradational Nalawari fair is famous in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh celebrated in the month of March every year.

12. Renuka Mela, Sirmaur: As a tribute to holy Renuka lake in Sirmaur district, Renuka Fair is celebrated every year.

13. Shoolini Fair, Solan: In the name of goddess 'Shoolini', famous Shoolini fair is organized in district Solan.

14. Shivaratri, Baijnath: Famous Shivz temple in Baijnath makes it a place of Lord Shiva. As a result Shivaratri of Baijnath is very popular.

15. Ladarachha Mela, Kaza: Ladarachha fair is celebrated in Kaza region.


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