States Himachal Pradesh Fairs & Festivals La Darcha Fair Himachal

La Darcha Fair Himachal

A grand and vibrant celebration of the historical trade relations between the different Himalayan regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh, Bhutan, Tibet and many others, La Darcha Fair promises a surreal experience and surely deserves a special place in your travel itinerary.

About La Darcha Fair Himachal

An extravagant celebration of the trade and commerce between the Himalayan hinterlands of Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh, Rampur, Busher, Kinnaur, Bhutan and Tibet, the La Darcha Fair offers a glimpse into the undiscovered and unspoiled culture, artifacts, handicrafts and a myriad of other exquisite goods produced in these regions.

A festival that has been celebrated in these parts since time immemorial, the La Darcha Fair is also the perfect reminder of the historically close and peaceful brotherly relations shared between the Himalayan cousins. One of the biggest festivals celebrated in these higher Himalayan regions, the majestic carnival of La Darcha Fair offers you the rare opportunity to experience the traditional and authentic as well as the soul soothing and eye pleasing music, dances and dramas of the remote Himalayan destinations. Earlier, the fair would be held in Kibbar maidan in Spiti and attract traders from Ladakh, Rampur Busher and Spiti. Now it is celebrated in Kaza, the headquarters of Spiti sub division.

The La Darcha Fair with its abundantly vast array of scrumptious Tibetan dishes, exotic artifacts, mesmerizingly authentic handicrafts and dozens of other Goosebumps inducing and visually striking antiques, will make sure that all your wandering lusts are pampered and taken care of. You can either shop for various artifacts, artistically crafted by the skilled craftsmen from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to make your living rooms come alive with brimming Tibetan influence, or simply explore the diverse range of paintings, religious beads, jewelry and other colorful items.

Thus, it can be undoubtedly said that La Darcha Festival will not only satiate your shopping desires and exploring instincts but it will also leave you with fond memories of an unforgettable experience.

Special Highlights of the Festival:

  • Apart from the massive shopping fair and exhibition, the Chaam and Buchan Dance, special Buddhist sermons and archery competitions are the other special attractions of La Darcha Fair.
  • La Darcha Fair is primarily a festival of trade and a business get-together. Thus, it attracts a host of domestic and international traders, brokers and merchants.
  • The fair was abandoned in the year 1962 on account of the Indo-China War. However, it was started again later in 1980.
  • Some of the other unique and authentic goods and items exchanged during this fair are utensils, plastic products, metal works, organic products, grains and various animal products.

Festival Dates/Months

The La Darcha Fair is usually held in the month of August every year.

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