Ladakh Festival

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Country and Region India Jammu and Kashmir
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Festival Contact Information

Ladakh Festival
The Director General Tourism
J and K Government Tourist Reception Centre
Srinagar 190 001
India
Phone: (91) 2452690
Fax: (91) 2452361

Festival Description

In the month of September, the 'moonland' of Ladakh comes alive with a magic of its own. The people, fabulously bedecked with gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headgears, throng the streets. Monks in their ritual regalia, wearing colorful masks, dance to the entrancing rhythm of cymbals, flutes and trumpets. The Yak, Lion and Tashishpa dances depict the many legends and fables of Ladakh, the hermit kingdom. Ancient monasteries sporting flags in a riot of colours, display of 'tankhas', archery competitions, a mock marriage, horse polo, and an array of sumptuous Ladakh cuisine are the highlights of this festival.

Festival Dates September 1 - 15, 20113
Festival Links

http://www.reachladakh.com/festivals.htm

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