Nanda Devi festival
The Nanda Devi festival takes place in the first fifteen days of September each year and is held on the Flats, attracting local artisans from around the Kumaon region. Other traditional festivals observed in the hills include Phooldeyi, Uttarayeni and Harela. The Autumn Festival showcases Indian artistes in drama, dance and music and is hugely popular. The beautiful ‘Deep-Daan’, when hundreds of tiny diyas are floated on the lake at night, is a highlight of the festival.