Events and Festivals in Shimla

  • The Summer festival celebrated at the Ridge in the months of April and May is worth catching up.
  • Also worth being at is the Ice skating carnival held in the months of December to February, where you can indulge in ice sports like skiing, ice-skating or simple throwing snowballs! Any Shimla itinerary is incomplete without the fun in the snow!
  • Throughout the year, Shimla witnesses numerous fairs and festivals and that just adds to its vibrant atmosphere. Below is the month wise list of events and festivals celebrated in Shimla.
  • December, January and February: During these months, the Ice Skating Carnival is organised in Shimla. Travel junkies and adventure lovers from all over India visit Shimla to indulge in some ice skating.
  • May: Shimla Summer Festival is celebrated across Shimla and is a great platform for people to showcase their talent. There’s music, dance, food and colour everywhere in Shimla, during this festival.
  • June and July: Rhyali festival is celebrated in Shimla in which rain gods are worshipped so that the rains don’t affect the upcoming crop. It is one of the most important festivals in Shimla.
  • November: Bhoj Fair is another important festival which is celebrated in Shimla in which people worship the presiding deity Devta Bansor.

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