Festivals and Events in Dalhousie

Dalhousie unfolds in front of you like an elegant book. One chapter after the other. Cloaked in intrigue. This quaint hill-station is blessed with unrivalled natural beauty. Underneath its serene surface exists the spirit of lively celebrations. Joyous festivities mark all the important events in Dalhousie. Here is a glimpse of what’s waiting for you.

Diwali, Lohri, Mahashivaratri, Chhatrari Jatra (by the Gaddis), Christmas, New Year and Holi are some of the other important festivals apart from the ones mentioned below are celebrated with as much aplomb. Add a vibrant touch to your trip as you join in the feast and festivities. Get in touch with SOTC for further details of amazing Dalhousie packages and Himachal packages .

This fair is held exclusively by women in the memory of queen Sunaina. She was the wife of Raja Sahil Varman of Bharmour in 10th CE. She sacrificed her life to get water to the newly built town.

Come monsoon and the weeklong harvest fair of Minjar is celebrated in Chowgan. The festival comes alive with a procession of deities where people are dressed in their traditional finery.

It is a two-day festival that celebrates the start of summer. Locals get together at Gandhi Chowk to showcase their art, culture, cuisine, attire, music and dance. Tourists love this authentic Chambyali (belonging to Chamba) experience.

Tibetan New Year is one of the important festivals of Dalhousie. It is celebrated with a lot of fanfare. A special mask dance named Chaam is performed by the Lamas.

The onset of monsoon brings lush greenery. The valleys and mountains are bathed in splendour. Married women celebrate this abundance with prayers on the 3rd day of Shravan.

An earth purification ritual performed with fire, flowers and dancing. The festival gets its name from the special dish called Pathroru, made of yam leaves.

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