Gone winters, and the most famous arid zone of India comes back to life. An abode where travelers turn up to try their luck on trekking, river rafting or merely adoring the beatific destination- Ladakh. What adds to the excitement is the famous Hemis Festival of Ladakh. It is a buddhist festival and held in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava.
The two day peagent is marked with the victory of good over evil where local people are seen with their colorful attire. The festival takes an auspicious turn every 12 years when two storey "Thanka" is showcased. The festival is organized by Head of Lama.
Hemis is colorful festival showcasing the beautiful handicrafts of the region. The festival is also famous for the "devil dances" that constitute an important element in the social entertainment of Ladakhis. The major attractions are the masked dances, that depicts the victory of right over the evil. "Chang" A country liquor is been served on this occasion.
Held annually in the month of Feburary, Hemis Festival is one of the famous festival of Ladakh. It is an extraordinary cultural fiesta to discover the best of Ladakh culture and heritage.