FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Fairs & Festivals

FESTIVALS & FAIRS

Top 30 Events & Festival in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir state has a rich cultural heritage with its famed Songs, Music and Dances which are medium to celebrate events and festivals of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir valley. We can have a chance to witness the history of rich traditions and ancient culture with these events festivals, yatras and fairs.

Events in January

Spituk Gustor

Where: Spituk Monastery, Ladakh
Type: Religious Festival
When: January (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Lohri

Where: All Over Jammu
Type: Cultural Festival
When: January 13
Duration: 1 Day

Events in February

Leh and Likir Dosmoche

Where: Leh, Likir, and Deskit Monasteries
Type: Religious Festival
When: February or March (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Stok Guru Tsechu

Where: Stok Monastery, Ladakh
Type: Religious Festival
When: February or March (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Matho Nagrang

Where: Matho Monastery, Ladakh
Type: Religious Festival
When: February or March (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Events in March

Gulmarg Winter Festival

Where: Gulmarg
Type: Snow/Sport Festival
When: March
Duration: 3 Days

Bahu Mela

Where: Bahu Fort, Jammu
Type: Religious Festival
When: March or April (Dates vary based on Hindu calendar, occurs twice a year)
Duration: 1 Day

Purmandal Mela or Choti Kashi

Where: Purmandal Temple, Jammu
Type: Religious Festival
When: February or March (No set dates)
Duration: 2-3 Days

Events in April

Kashmir Tulip Festival

Where: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Srinagar
Type: Flower Festival
When: First 2 Weeks of April
Duration: 14 Days

Baisakhi Festival

Where: All Over J&K
Type: Harvest/Sikh Festival
When: April (1st day of Hindu month of Vaisakh)
Duration: 1 Day

Events in May

Saka Dawa

Where: Ladakh Monasteries
Type: Religious Festival- Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana
When: May or June (Dates vary based on Full Moon)
Duration: 1 Day

Events in June

Yuru Kabgyat

Where: Lamayuru Monastery, Leh
Type: Religious Festival
When: June (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Hemis Tseschu

Where: Hemis Gompa, Ladakh
Type: Buddhist festival, birth of Padmasambhava
When: June (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 3 Days

Shachukul Gustor

Where: Shachukul Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: June or July (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Khir Bhawani Festival or Khir Bhawani Yatra

Where: Mata Khir Bhawani, Tullmulla
Type: Religious Festival
When: June or July (Ashtami day during Shukla Paksha)
Duration: 1 Day

Amarnathji Yatra

Where: Pahalgam and Sonmarg to Amarnathji caves
Type: Religious Trek
When: Mid June to Mid August (Dates Vary)
Duration: 39 Days

Events in July

Stongday Gustor Zanskar

Where: Stongdey Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: June or July (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Karsha Gustor Zanskar

Where: Karsha Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: July (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Phyang Tsedup

Where: Phyang Monastery, Leh
Type: Buddhist festival
When: July or August (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Korzok Gustor/Tsomoriri

Where: Korzok Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: July or August (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Dakthok Tseschu

Where: Dak Thok Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: July or August (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Sani Naro-Nasjal Zanskar

Where: Sani Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: July or August (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Gurez Festival

Where: Dawar Valley, Gurez
Type: Cultural Festival
When: July
Duration: 3 Days

Events in August

Machail Yatra / Chandi Yatra

Where: Chandi Mata Temple, Chanote, Bhaderwah
Type: Religious Yatra
When: August
Duration: 2 Day

Events in September

Baniff Mountain Film Festival – 2015

Where: Leh
Type: Film Festival
When: 6th September 2015
Duration: 1 Day

Bahu Mela

Where: Bahu Fort, Jammu
Type: Religious Festival
When: September or October (Dates vary based on Hindu calendar, occurs twice a year)
Duration: 1 Day

Events in October

Deskit Gustor Nubra

Where: Deskit Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: October or November (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

 

Saffron Festival

Where: Pampore, Kashmir
Type: Spice and Food Festival
When: October or November (Dates vary based on flower blooming)
Duration: 1 Day

Events in November

Thiksay Gustor

Where: Thiksey Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: October or November (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Chemday/Padum Wangchok

Where: Chemdrey Monastery
Type: Buddhist festival
When: November or December (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 2 Days

Jhiri Mela

Where: Jhiri, Jammu
Type: Memorial Celebration
When: November
Duration: 1 Day

Events in December

Galdan Namchot

Where: All Over Ladakh
Type: Monastic festival
When: November or December (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 1 Day

Ladakhi Losar (New Year)

Where: All Over Ladakh
Type: New Year Celebration
When: December (Dates vary based on Tibetan calendar)
Duration: 1 Day