India is a very vast country with a population of crores. Our country has so many social groups and each group has different cultures. As we travel from one part of the country to the other, this variation is visible. Every part of the land is into one festivity or the other all year round. No wonder why the nation is so picturesque.
We may not observe each and every carnival but always have the option to see and learn by visiting the other places and indulging in the fair and feast there. Some people visit spots to witness the beauty of the place and enjoy the activities available there, some do to meet and mix with the people there and some for both.
If you belong to a category that consists of people that love meeting new people and learning about the customs and stories related to the place, then this blog is for you.
Bhimtal is one of the most visited destinations. Bhimtal is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, tiny lakes, and eye-catching scenery. Not only this, Bhimtal is popular in its history, as it is said that Bhima, one of the Pandavas visited the place during his exile. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an old Shiva temple in the bank of Bhimtal lake, was built by Baz Bahadur, a King of the Chand dynasty, and the Raja of Kumaon. By these facts, we can comprehend the traditional importance of Bhimtal.
Let us dive into the different celebrations that take place all year round in Bhimtal and is unique to the locality.
-Welcoming the Rainy Season through Harela Mela
Harela Mela is one of the important festivals in the region. It is marked thrice a year. The celebration is related to the harvest. This carnival is a symbol of happiness, prosperity and wealth. Many say that Harela Mela is celebrated as the wedding ceremony of Shiva and Parvati. Various delicacies are prepared and distributed as prasad among the people. This festival is commemorated in the month of July.
Thinking of how to reach and attend the festival? We, at The Pine Crest Resort, offer services that plan your trip keeping your requirements and budget in mind.
-Losar, The Tibetan New Year
Losar is widely celebrated by the Buddhist community in Tibet and surrounding places. This festival marks the Tibetan New Year and is honored with exceptional glory. The event is known to ward off the harmful spirits and welcome the New Year. People wear colorful masks and costumes to participate in folk dances on the streets. This festival is considered to be a family festival full of music, dance fun and feast.
Enjoy the rituals related to the Goddess “Shiskar Apa” and the three day festival of “Losar” .Have “ Changkol”, a beverage with friends and relatives. Be a part of the get-together parties, which is known as “Gyalpo Losar”. On the third day, participate in the Deer Dance and folk dancing.
You can be a part of the festival. The experienced staff at the travel desk of the Pine Crest Resort will help you manage routes and other activities throughout the festival.
-Phool Dei Festival Welcomes the Spring Season
Did you know that people there observe to thank the gods for the good crops throughout the year? As the name suggests, the festival is celebrated with freshly picked flowers. The girls are the most enthusiastic about the celebration. They go on every doorstep with sweets, jaggery, and coconut. People give them sweets and money in return.
The Pine Crest Resort has very good connectivity through the roadways to other parts of the Bhimtal. This makes The Pine Crest the justified choice to stay when in Bhimtal.
-Khatarua, to welcome the Autumn
There are stories related to the festival. This is the festival celebrated at the starting of the autumns. There are many who say that the festival is marked to remember the victory of the king of Kumaon.
People burn cucumber to defeat evil powers.
Factors that make The Pine Crest the best option to plan a stay in Bhimtal:
-Travel Desk at the resort has a set of experienced staff that takes care of your interest and plans your trip within a particular time frame.
-Good connectivity: The Pine Crest Resort has good roadway connectivity that is a plus point. You will never face trouble at the times when you have to commute from the resort to other places.
-On-site parking: There is a provision of parking within the premises of the campus.
-Packed meal: You can get your meal packed for the trip if you do not feel like or you do not prefer having meals on the way.
-Wake-up calls: You can avail the facility of wake- up calls according to the time you have to leave for the trip.