States Himachal Pradesh Fairs & Festivals Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival Himachal

The Himachal Winter Carnival is a popular and delightful festival of Himachal Pradesh that offers you a fascinating insight into the unique culture and traditions of this magnificent state.

About Winter Carnival Himachal

With its grand celebration of the cultural heritage and traditions of Himachal Pradesh, Himachal Winter Carnival of Manali treats you to the folk dances, music, food festival, street plays, adventure sports and many other activities, that will make you fall in love with this majestic state. Initially started in the year 1977, with the main aim of promoting skiing, the Winter Carnival, over the years, has only gotten bigger and better, and has now has become a hub for all cultural festivities.

The Carnival begins with a massive parade which includes boys and girls dressed in beautiful traditional attires. Different teams participate in this visual spectacle amongst which a winner is declared. The most famous attraction of the Winter Carnival is the skiing competition. During the festival, the whole city becomes a haven for skiing lovers and thrill seekers and leaves them with a surreal and unmatched experience. For music and dance lovers, there's not a better place to be at during this winter than the scenic city of Manali. The Winter Carnival with its live concerts and wide array of music and dance competitions, performed by artists from all over the country, will provide you with a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience that will surely leave you craving for more.

With its Got Talent show and the Winter Queen Competition, the Winter Carnival aims to encourage and promote talented individuals from the grassroots by providing them with a massive platform where they can showcase their skills to the whole world. The Craft Bazaar with its impressive collection of the traditional arts and crafts of Manali, along with the exquisitely designed wood and metal crafts, traditional shawls and hand-woven caps, is a dream destination for the shopaholics. Don't miss out on the Himachali Food Festival which promises to gift you with an immense gastronomical experience that will make your taste-buds fall in love with this place.

Special Highlights of the Festival:

  • The Himachal Pradesh Government has given the Himachal Winter Carnival the prestigious status of being a state-level Festival.
  • The Himachal Winter Carnival is a multi-day event.
  • The Carnival has led to a massive surge in the tourism sector of Manali.

Festival Dates/Months

The Himachal Winter Carnival is held at Manali in the month of January every year.

Location Map

Himachal Travel Information at a Glance