Tuesday, December 22, 2015
McLeod Ganj hosts a number of festivals attracting tourists from around the world. The most popular of all events in McLeod Ganj is the International Himalayan Festival held in December each year. Teachings of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, are the heart and soul of this commemoration. The Tibetan’s New Year Festival, Losar, is another major festival of the city. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and perfectly showcases the place’s Tibetan spirit. It offers visitors local delights like the interesting chhaam dance and the delicious changkol dish. With unique masks, vibrant costumes and eccentric headgears, it is nothing less than a carnival. November is also a good time to visit McLeod Ganj because of the Dharmashala Film Festival. It provides a platform to both, Indian and international film makers by showcasing their documentaries, short films and independent movies.