Lohri in Amritsar / Makar Sankranti in Dharamsala?

#1 Jan 2nd, 2012, 22:55
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Hello all!,

Can anyone give us some details about what Lohri celebrations are like in Amritsar and/or Makar Sankranti in Dharamsala?

My wife and I heading that direction next week and, although we hadn't planned on it, could arrange our schedules to be in either of those cities on those days in particular. What do you think - is it worth it? If so, what should we check out?

Thanks!
#2 Jan 3rd, 2012, 14:25
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Hello,

Lohri and Sankrant are festivals well celebrated in a lot of regions up north of India including Punjab and Himachal. So all in all it is wise to be in Amritsar on a Lohri day- Not sure if you are invited to be at someone's place or you would just get yourself settled at a hotel where they celebrate or have special plan for the evening- Any of those, you should enjoy the evening out there.

Sankrant being the first day of the year according to hindu calendar is generally considered an auspicious day to offer prayers in the temple and further engage oneself servicing out there- I'm not very sure of Dharamsala as a town but there are lot of temples in Dharamsala district for you to visit, Jwalamukhi- Jwalaji being my suggestion.

Let me know if you have more questions, Happy Traveling
#3 Jan 4th, 2012, 07:20
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Thanks for the tips! We weren't sure if they were public or private festivals, but it's good to know what to look out for.
I also heard Jan 14th is famous for its kite festivals?
#4 Jan 6th, 2012, 13:04
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Yes it is...You should expect to see a colorful sky on that day :-)

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