Manali Fairs and Festivals

Manali has a rich cultural legacy with a diverse heritage and local traditions. Check out as Manali celebrates life with local fairs and festivals that have a charm of their own.

Following is the list of famous Fairs and Festivals in Manali Region

Winter carnival
Manali organizes a winter carnival in the first week of January every year to celebrate a way of life in the valley. The carnival is a great display of folk culture through vocal and folk dance performances by local artists and invitee troupes from other states of the country before a large Indian and foreign audience. 

Carnival parade, singing, solo dance, group dance, street plays, and a Winter Queen beauty peasant are some of the major attractions of the carnival.


Dhungri fair
Fairs and festivals are celebrated to honor local deities or mark religiously significant days in Himachal and it is no different in Manali. 

The Dhungri Devi (Hidimba Devi) fair is an important event that is celebrated in spring beside the deodar shaded temple complex. Joining the celebrations and getting glimpses of the rich culture of the region does add to the holiday mood.

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