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Shimla Events

Shimla Events are events of great pomp and gaiety. Shimla events attract visitors from all over India and abroad. Shimla events occur all the year around. All the major Indian festivals like Rakhi and Diwali are celebrated in Shimla. A summer festival is held in the month of June, when cultural programs are performed by Himachalis from all over the state. The cultural programs are a testimony to the cultural depth and richness of the local Himachali population.

The calendar of major Shimla events are as follows:
  • February: Shivratri Fair- It is an assembly of hundreds of local deities and consists of cultural programs in the evening. There are exhibitions and trade of different items. It attracts Indian as well as international visitors. Shivratri Fair is full of colors and pageantry.
  • February/March: Rafting Cup-Rafting Cup involves racing from Pandoha to Tattapani. Pandoha is 70 kilometers distant from Shimla. Teams from different countries participate in the event
  • March: Nalwari Mela-Nalwari Mela is a traditional fair. The fair is held for wrestling, cultural events, cattle fair and trading activities
  • March: Cheshu Mela Rewalsar- This is a pilgrimage event. This place is not only popular in India but also abroad.
  • March: Holi Festival-Holi is the national festival of color.
  • Baba Nath Fair: This event occurs from 14th March to 13th April. Pilgrims from all over the country and the world visit Baba Nath Fair to invoke his blessings.
  • Spring Festival: Spring Festival is held from the 28th of April to 30th of April every year. It showcases the folk music and dances of Himachal Pradesh state.
Besides the above mentioned Shimla events there are many others to regale you on your visit to Shimla. So go and enjoy!

Last Updated on : 4/26/2012

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