Himachal sees a good amount of snowfall in the months of December, January and February in many towns of Himachal. Manali, Nakansa, Kufri, and Shimla get covered under a thick blanket of snow and Rohtang and Keylong remains frozen almost all through the year. Along with adoring heavy snowfall, visitors can also indulge in exciting adventure sports such as snow skiing and heli-skiing.
New Year Celebrations in various places
A cliche if you will – but often laced with snow – the year opens with a heady cocktail. Thousands of revelers head to celebrate the new year in Shimla, Chail, Solan, Manali, Kullu, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, and Chamba. Around New year comes Halda in Lahaul, which is a more private celebration of the event.
Gochi in the Bhaga Valley
Gochi in the Bhaga Valley is an unusual festival when the villagers celebrate the birth of male children. Token marriages of children below the age of six are also performed – comes when children throw snowballs at each other.
Baba Barbhag Singh Mela is held in Una to honour the sage who was renowned for his magical powers. In the month of February, Basant Panchmi marks the arrival of spring in the lower areas, and every town seems to keep a reserve of color for the occasion and the skies are filled with a medley of kites.