Festive & Delightful: Top Festivals of Leh-Ladakh That You Should Know
Leh-Ladakh is primarily influenced by Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. The true fascination of this place lies in the variety of its festivals, which are a perfect combination of customs, rich culture and celebration of life in the form of feasting, music, dance and fun. Whatever be the occasion — marriage, New Year, birth and harvesting, celebrations are long-lived in this region.
So, if you are planning a visit to the city, do not forget to make your bookings in advance in any of the budget hotels in Ladakh to avoid any kind of inconvenience in the tour.
Here is the list of Leh-Ladakh festivals that are celebrated in a more traditional yet colorful way.
The Losar Festival marks the beginning of New Year in Ladakh and is celebrated with a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. This festival is a medley of cultural events, rituals, music and dance performances. It is mainly celebrated over a period of 3 days in the month of December or January.
Hemis Festival is celebrated in the month of June or July with a series of mask dance forms that are performed by Lamas. It celebrates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, God of the local people. One can also indulge in some exquisite shopping experience during the festival since artisans from all across Ladakh come to sell handicrafts and other products here.
Ladakh festival is another famous festival that showcases the cultural diversity of various regions. It is celebrated from 20th to 26th September, every year in Leh. Performers come from all parts of Ladakh and celebrate this festival with utmost joy. Displaying a wide array of dance programs, traditional music performances and colorful robes all around, Ladakh festival makes for one of the must attend festivals of Ladakh.
Sindhu Darshan Festival
Sindhu Darshan Festival is a celebration of river Sindhu, also known as the Indus. The river is considered a symbol of India’s unity, cultural identity and communal harmony. The festival also pays respect to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives while fighting at Siachen, Kargil and other places.
Why you should visit Leh Ladakh at the time of festival?
The blissful ambiance in the atmosphere of Leh-Ladakh during this festival is worth watching. The complete environment during this phase is incredible and can be enjoyed to the fullest. WelcomHeritage Lha-Ri-Sa Resort is among the premier destinations to stay during this festival. For a complete royal stay experience, Ladakh best Hotels are facilitated with all of the basic amenities that are necessary for a comfortable and luxurious stay.
There are numerous other festivals that are celebrated with enthusiasm in the city. All you have to do is make sure that you are in the city to witness them!