The country will celebrate Holi festival on March 9 but a unique 40-day-long Holi festivity started in Kullu after pulling the chariot of Lord Raghunath and people throwing gulal on each other on Thursday. The Holi celebrations in Kullu begin 40 days in advance on the occasion of Basant Panchami every year. Thousands of people

The slopes of Solang valley near Manali, which are covered with three feet of snow, have come alive with nearly 200 athletes of the state who have thronged here for Himachal Skiing and Snowboarding Championships. The two-day-long men and women competitions in different categories started on Saturday amid snowfall. The event was inaugurated by BJP

Himachal is hosting a Pre-World Cup Paragliding Championship at Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh from March 30 to April 5 with participation of over 100 top pilots from over 25 nations. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS) is organizing the event. So far 84 pilots from 24 countries have nominated themselves

Over 200 athletes from 23 skiing and snowboarding clubs of Himachal will throng slopes of Solang valley near Manali on January 25 to compete in different winter sports competitions. The slopes of Solang which are crying for government attention have not seen a single event this season. A national championship was held here last year,

With an aim to encourage children towards snow sports and conserve environment to preserve the snow, the 9th World Snow Day (WSD) was organized at slopes of Solang valley near Manali on Sunday. A large number of children and youth congregated at Solang slopes and enjoyed skiing and snowboarding for the whole day. The children

Gunjan Saklani, 21, a resident of Sarkaghat in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh was crowned Winter Queen 2020 during a five-day-long national level Winter Carnival in Manali. Arushi from Shimla was first runner-up while Shambhavi from Hamirpur was crowned second runner-up in the five-day-long event. The beauties had to do catwalk amidst snowfall in the

The World Tourism Day 2019 was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh by welcoming tourists at bus stations, airports and hotels by offering them flower garlands, bouquets, Himachali caps and mufflers. The tourists were taken for a surprise after they received such unexpected welcome everywhere. Private hotels also welcomed tourists in traditional style. Special cultural programmes ere

A five-member rafting team from India is participating in Senior World Rafting Championships at Tunceli city of Turkey. This is the first time that the Indian team is participating in the world rafting championship. Four athletes and a coach-cum-reserve player from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS), Manali, are representing the

MANALI: As the slopes of Solang have been receiving good snow, Manali is all set to host the National Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Championships from February 2. The championships were postponed due to no snowfall in January. As many as 11 national teams and many skiing clubs from Himachal are taking part in the competitions.

MANALI: Palak Sharma, a resident of Sihunta village of Chamba district in Himachal, has been crowned Winter Queen 2019 after beating 28 girls from many states. 28 beauties with brain were shortlisted for final rounds from many auditions where over 100 participants took part. Eying Femina Miss India and Miss World titles, Palak has participated