Visiting an exotic place during the festive season allows you to experience the culture and heritage of the place in a way that would have been otherwise impossible. If you are planning on visiting the beautiful city of Manali in Himachal Pradesh this year, plan your trip to coincide with one of these festivals to have the time of your life.
Make sure that the Manali tour package that you choose covers all the expenses of enjoying the festival with a carefree mind.
Winter Sports Carnival
If you are a sports and adventure enthusiast, the Manali sports carnival is the perfect festival for you. The festival is hosted by the state government in the middle of the winter season every year. Manali experiences a good amount of snowfall every year and attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to enjoy a spree of snow sports. Some of the most popular sports that you can spectate as well as participate in during this festival include skiing, sledging as well as snow skating. You can visit the snow-covered peaks of Kufri and Narkanda around New year to enjoy a white Christmas.
The Spring festival marks the end of the long winter season and beginning of the beautiful summer. The festival is celebrated towards the end of April. The whole city of Manali is lit up with flowers and decorations. This is a perfect time to shop for some great souvenirs since all the markets spring back to life and serve the popular demands of tourists.
The Winter Carnival is the festival that you must attend if you truly wish to explore the heritage of Manali. The event attracts the most talented dancers and singers from all across the state to perform and showcase their skills at a national level. The 5-day long festival also serves as a competition for a wide range of participants from kids to aged people.
Lohri is the most celebrated festival in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It marks the end of a snowy winter when the snow begins to thaw giving way to a new life. It is celebrated by lighting bonfires and sharing sweets while dancing to the merry nature of Punjabi songs. Lohri is celebrated in mid-January every year.
Some of the other popular festivals in Manali include Baisakhi, Dusshera, Doongri Forest Festival, etc. Choosing a correct time for your Manali tour package will allow you to enjoy one or more of these festivals in the city for a blissful stay.