Held on first ' Baisakh'- the 13th April -
Baisakhi is one of Himachal's most important festivals. Rooted in the
rural agrarian tradition, it bids a final farewell to winter.
At Tattapani near Shimla , at the Rewalsar and Prashar lakes near Mandi, people take purifying dips in the water, numerous village fairs complete with wrestling, dancing and archery are also held on this day.