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International Himalayan Festival Himachal

A joyous carnival of peace and love, the International Himalayan Festival is one of the most popular festivals of Himachal Pradesh that seeks to honor and celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize of the Dalai Lama in 1985.

About International Himalayan Festival Himachal

Nestled in the laps of the lush green Dhauladhar Mountains of the Himalayas, the serene town of Mcleodganj stands as the perfect reminder of the friendly relationship India shares with Tibet since times immemorial. And the International Himalayan Festival, in addition to commemorating the Dalai Lama's Nobel Peace Prize win, also seeks to celebrate this intimate bond of love and friendship between the Himalayan cousins.

The International Himalayan Festival seeks to spread the message of love and peace throughout the whole world, just like the teachings of the Dalai Lama. If Mcleodganj in spite of its incredible natural charm and breathtaking Himalayan panorama is still excluded from your travel list, the awe-striking grandeur of the International Himalayan Festival will surely make the picturesque town jump straight to the top of your bucket list. As winter arrives in these parts of the Himalayas and the snowflakes begin to fall from the sky, the entire region starts to get enveloped under a wonderful ambiance of incredible positivity.

With its streets completely adorned with countless stalls exhibiting the rich culture and traditions of the gorgeous state of Himachal Pradesh, along with the authentic handicrafts and lip-smacking cuisines and exotic fabrics of Tibet, Mcleodganj becomes a bustling cultural haven.

You can also enjoy the amazing cultural programs comprising of various musical and dance performances, and let the wonderful renditions performed by the talented artists of the Tibetan School of Performing Arts take your senses on an enthralling journey of soulful delights. You can either listen to the soothing prayers at the various monasteries and embrace their serene effects on your soul, or shop for some rare clothing and handicrafts.

For food aficionados, the festival promises to leave you with delicious memories. This extravagant exhibition will indeed make you fall in love with this state and fill your hearts with unparalleled peace and contentment.

Special Highlights of the Festival:

  • The International Himalayan Festival is hugely significant as it symbolizes the peace initiative between India and Tibet.
  • The festival is organized by the Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society in collaboration with the Central Tibetan Administration and the Department of Tourism of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The festival begins at the main shrine of Mcleodganj, and it is usually either held at the Tsuglagkhang or the Hotel Bhagsu grounds.
  • It lasts for three days.
  • It is held Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Festival Dates/Months

The International Himalayan Festival is held annually in the month of December.

Location Map

Mcleodganj Himachal

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