Monday, March 20, 2023
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Nahauli Fair takes palce in Rivalsar, on the first day of the monsoon months of Ashadh.

This is a fair for merchants, folk dancers and gods and goddesses. The fair is held in memory of the Rishi Lomash. The village folk who come to the fair take a dip in the lake which is considered as holy as the river Ganges. One of the chief features of the fair is the swimming match organised on the occasion. As they return the devotees carry home the roots and leaves of the medicinal herb called Barain. Mandi also has an old tradition of fairs. The whole of Kinnaur fairs (known as Rasa Kayang) take place on the Baisakhi day.