Flaich Ukhayang, the flower festival

Flaich Ukhayang
It is a festival of flowers celebrated in the month of September. This festival is celebrated through the Kinnaur District on different dates. Generally people celebrate it on the hill peaks near their villages. The village deity led by band is carried to the place of in procession. One he-goat is sacrificed. A fair is held throughout the day. Flowers of shuloo which have been brought from peaks for this purpose are woven into garlands. At the end of the fair these garlands are offered to the deity. Immediately after that the people accompany the goddess to the village adorned with flowers. The people sing and dance on the return journey.

Kinnaur, the hidden treasure of Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur region is like a precious and rare little treasure consisting of majestic mountain ranges, orchards, undulatinhills and verdant valleys, temples-towers and picturesque hamlets with glittering slate tiles. The valley is lying in the south eastern corner of Himachal Pradesh and borders Tibet to the east. Trekkers and lovers of untouched landscapes will find there a green paradise. Lire la suite « Kinnaur, the hidden treasure of Himachal Pradesh »