The Phulaich Fair is held every year in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is held in the month of September in the Kinnaur district. Although the state of Himachal Pradesh is extremely famous for its fairs and festivals, especially for the spirit of its locals. Phulaich Fair is the best of its kind in Himachal Pradesh.
According to Hindu calendar it is organized in the month of Bhadrapada, which witnesses a sprout of monsoons. The Fair is basically associated with the flower watching festival of Ukhyang in the Kinnaur Valley.
The Phulaich Festival also known as Fulaich Festival is associated with the act of remembering the ones who has passed away. The village comes alive during the festivities of the fair. Colorful stalls and participants from the nearby areas throng the place during the Festival. For tourists or visitors from outside have a proper taste
The Phulaich fair or Fulaich fair is celebrated with great fervor by the locals of the place. The festivities normally start with villagers going on mountain top and collecting Ladra flowers. Villagers also sacrifice animals. The fair is associated with the act of remembering the ones passed away and thus relatives offer wine, rice and food to their dear deceased ones, which are later distributed among the poor. Following this ritual, the village people gather to visit the Dhangaspa family house and show their respect by garlanding the family members. Also, the village people are seen playing drums and blowing bugles to greet the heroic team that climbed the hill top to collect the Ladra flowers.
Throughout the fair number of dances are performed by the village people, carrying war weapons depicting ancient war scenes.
Himachal Pradesh is very popular for its culture, traditions, fairs, festivals and natural scenaric beauty. Snow covered mountains, beautiful flora and fauna place the state in hearts of all tourists and visitors. The fairs and festivals of Himachal are celebrated with great zeal and gusto by the localites of the place. Some of these events are of religious importance while others have commercial significance and some are simple a means of entertainment and fun. They serve as healthy recreation, amusement and even as marketing place. These festivals and events of Himachal Pradesh are rich in culture, tradition and heritage.
How to Reach:
Kinnaur is well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is at Shimla, 224 km from Reckong Peo. Nearest railhead is Kalka, 314 km from Kalpa an important place of Kinnaur district. The best way to reach the place is by road on Shimla Kinnaur national highway (NH 22). You can reach the place by bus or by private taxi.
By Train: Nearest railhead is Kalka in Haryana. Then narrow gauge line upto Shimla.
By Air: Nearest Air port is Shimla which is approx. 200 km.
By Road: Well connected by road to Shimla the National Highway No. 22 runs through the district. Buses, taxis and jeeps are available from Shimla and Rampur
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