Doongri Fair, Kullu

Celebrated in the month of May at the “Valley of Gods” - Kullu, the Doongri Fair like all the other fairs held at Himachal is yet another colorful affair. Also known as Hadimba Devi Fair, it is held near the Hadimba Temple which is just 1.5 kms from Manali bus stand.

Celebrated to mark the advent of spring, the most pleasant of all seasons, the fair attracts a host of tourists and locales both to celebrate the valley at its natural best. Multi colored flowers bloom in the entire valley spilling color all around. And to add more, little kites also dapple the horizon with their bright colors to mark the spring festival, coined as ‘Basant Panchami’.

Almost around the same time, another fair is also held at Una in the memory of the sage Baba Barbhag Singh. The sage was believed to possess magical powers that were used towards philanthropic ends.