The snow capped peaks, the beaming sun rise, the chilling breeze and the chirping birds of Manali beckon you. The picturesque views offered by the serene hill station have always attracted tourists from around the globe. The winter carnival, which Manali has been regularly hosting since 1977, has proved to be yet another pull factor for the tourists. The event started as a skiing competition in Solang Nala, the valley on the way to the popular Rohtang Pass. Over the years numerous activities like folk dances, street plays, band competition and other adventure sports have become a regular feature of the carnival. You can take mementos and souvenirs for your loved ones from the Craft Bazaar. Indulge in the true flavors of Himachal and satiate your taste buds at the Himachali Food Festival. The vast gamut of attractions at the winter carnival truly provides something for everyone! The 2018 winter carnival is scheduled from 2nd to 6th January.

Carnival Events 2018

  • Carnival Parade
  • Folk Dance Competition
  • Winter Queen contest
  • Voice of carnival
  • Bollywood Dance (Old Song)
  • Bollywood Dance (New Song)
  • Street Dance
  • Street Play
  • Kesh Queen
  • Fashion
  • Classical Dance

Audition Centres & Date


10 Dec. 2017, Gaiety Theatre


17 Dec. 2017, Saraswati Vidya Mandir Mandi


02 Jan. 2018, Hotel Sea Gul

Place To visit

Manikaran town is situated in Parbati Valley at a distance of 45km from Kullu. The beautiful Parbati Valley is situated to the north- east of Kullu. Manikaran is famous for hot water springs that cure rheumatic pains. Manikaran is renowned for Gurudwara and Ram temple that bestows free lodging and food. Manikaran is famous for […]

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International Roerich Art Gallery Naggar

International Roerich Art Gallery is situated 2km uphill from Naggar bus stand. The gallery originally was N.K. Roerich’s residence, later turned into the art gallery by his son Svetoslav Roerich. The art gallery is run as Roerich Heritage Museum by a trust formed by the governments of Himachal Pradesh and Russia. Prime Minister of India […]

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Arjun Gufa

On the left bank of the river Beas, near Prini village, is the “Arjun Gufa” or the cave of Arjuna. It is believed that Arjuna practiced austerities to get Pashupata Ashtra or weapon from Lord Indra.

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Beas Rishi Lake

Beas Rishi Lake (3690m) is situated to the north-west of Manali and at a distance of 25km from Manali. The lake is very deep and transparent. The lake is mostly half covered by glaciers. The weather here is unpredictable and the best suitable period to visit is June to October.

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Bhrigu Lake

Situated to the north-east of Manali at a distance of 6km from Vashishtha village, Bhrigu Lake (4270m) has been named after sage Bhrigu. There is a beautiful wild flower meadow called Gulaba near the lake.

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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass(4111 m) , 51 km from Manali takes you to the highest point on the National Highway. Rohtang Pass offers you a spectacular view of the valley. One can see the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor here. ‘Rohtang’ in Tibetan language means a house of corpses. Perhaps this name has […]

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Rahla waterfalls

Rahla waterfalls is located at a distance of 27 km from Manali. It is a mesmerizing waterfall where the River Beas cascades in showers from a height of 50 metres. It is a beautiful picnic spot for the nature lovers. Rahla means a halting station. In the olden days sages, saints and pilgrims preferred to […]

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Kothi (2530m) is a beautiful village situated to the north of Manali town and at a distance of 15km from Manali. Brooks gushing down from the mountains pass through the village and there you stand infatuated by the astonishing vistasIt offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

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Solang Valley

Solang valley (2480m) is situated 13km to the north-west of Manali. The slopes of Solang are considered one of the best in the world for skiing; State & National level winter sports are organized here. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering […]

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Secretary National Level Winter Carnival Committee Manali, Distt. Kullu (H.P.)