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Celebrated in : Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh
Timings : October
Famous Attractions : Processions and Rath Yatra
Other Attractions : Folk Music and Dance, Ram Lila, Burning of Ravan Effigy

Kullu Dussehra
Processions Being Carried Out During Kullu Dussehra

Sanctity : The Victory of Lord Rama Over The Demon ' Ravana'.
Venue : Dhalpur Maidan in Kullu – A Week Long Long Fair is Held Wherein You can Buy Various Handcrafts and Local Items.
Famous Fairs : International Folk Festival, Phool Yatra, Nainadevi fair, Kullu Fair in October.
Famous Rituals : Procession and Rath Yatra - 1st Day, Ram Lila (Darmatic Representation of Lord Rama's Life) – Though the Week, Animal Sacrifices and Burning of Effigy – Last Day.
Must Enjoy : Listening to the Folk Music and Watching the Dances of Gaddi Shepherds who Come Down From the Hills During this Festival.
Don't Miss : The Famous Procession – One of the Most Spectacular Procession in the Country as Well as the World.
Inside Tip : Kullu Dussehra in the Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh as During this Various International Fairs and Festivals are Held.

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Kullu Dussehra Festival in Himachal Pradesh

Take Himachal Pradesh tours to be part of the most famous festival of Himachal Pradesh – Kullu Dussehra. As the name suggests, this festival is most vibrantly celebrated in Kullu. This popular festival is celebrated to commemorate the day when the demon 'Ravana' was killed by lord Rama. However, various religious reasons are cited for the celebrations of this festival, and you will get to hear a variety of legends in different regions of the country. Enjoy a vacation in Kully valley and see the resplendences that goes in the celebrations of this festival.

Kullu Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh is a ten day long festival falls in the month of October and is considered to be one of the most sacred festivals. Be a part of this festival which is the biggest draw among the festivals of Himachal Pradesh.

Dussehra Celebrations in Kullu – Reason to Rejoice

While on a holiday to Himachal Pradesh in October, visit the panoramic valley of Kullu where the preparation of the ten day festival of Dussehra begins quite in advance. This valley of Gods is adorned with major rituals and attractions of Kullu festival in Himachal India, that will make you an ardent fan of this festive culture.

Take up various tours to enjoy the famous Dussehra festival of Himachal Pradesh, and go to Dhalpur maidan in Kullu, where a week long fair is held. This marks the beginning o f the Dussehra festival. After this the respective deities are brought from all the temples to the fair ground where they pay homage to Raghnathji, the regnant deity. This is called as the Rathyatra, where the various Gods with processions and bands arrive and the Gaddi shepherds come down from their homes in the hills to sing, dance and praise the gods. Being one of the most spectacular processions in the country as well as the state, it attracts huge tourist attraction.

This ten day long celebration in marked by the cheerful vociferation of the rejoicing people and that various other cultural and religious programmes. You should not miss seeing the Rama Lila which is a dramatic display of various incidents from lord Rama's life. During the days the god are invoked and paraded, while the people are consummated in merrymaking.

The chariot of Raghunathji is taken near the banks of river Beas on the last day of the festival. Then a heap of wood along with grass is set on fire, symbolizing the burning of effigies of Ravana, the demon Lanka and is followed by the sacrifice of chosen animals.

Kullu Dussehra Fair
The Most Popular Kullu Fair in Kullu

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Kullu Dussehra – Enjoyment of a Lifetime

You should be a part of this famous Dussehra festival that grips the valley to an extent that enthusiasm and enchantment are the only emotions that are felt. Come to Himachal Pradesh during this Kullu festival when you get a chance to not only to enjoy the folk music and dance of the state but the various fairs held also provides excellent opportunities for shopping for traditional and local handcrafts.

Take a trip of Himachal Pradesh in October, if you want to enjoy all the colors of Himachal Pradesh in a single occasion. The famous Dussehra festival in Himachal Pradesh is one of the rare occasion when the gods seem to have descend form the sky in order to spread joy and happiness, an opportunity that you will surely regret missing.

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Top 5 Reasons To Enjoy Kullu Dussehra

Kullu Dussehra Festival

October, Pious Month for Himachal Pradesh
Though every time of the year is marked by various fairs and festivals but the most pious of them all is the month of October when the famous Kullu Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh is being celebrated very fervently. Enjoy a holiday in Himachal Pradesh in October and be a part of the most sacred festival.

World Waits to Gather During Kullu Dussehra
Take festive tours of Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the various festivals that have won great tourist accolades. The various folk and international fairs held during the famous Kullu Dussehra festival in Kullu are the reasons that draws huge world gathering.

Rituals Have Capacity to Make You a Theist
The major rituals and attraction of Kullu festival in Himachal India, are the reason enough for you to sojourn this scenic valley during the famous Kullu Dussehra in Kullu. See the Rathyatra, be a spectator of the Ram Lila and participate in the burning of Ravana's effigy – the rituals are themselves the major attractions of Kullu Dussehra.

Fairs That Go Beyond Religion
The best part of the famous Dussehra festival in kullu lies in the fairs that are held almost in all the corners of the state. While enjoying the spectacular processions that are carried out during the ten day long festival, you also get a chance to buy the traditional and local handcrafts of the people that are displayed during these fairs.

Time for Some Folk Music & Dance
Kullu Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important occasion when you will get a chance to be part of the authentic folk celebrations. The Gaddi shepherds tribe known for their music and dance come down from the hills to display their talents and pay homage to the deities through their songs and dances.

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