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The festival celebrates spring arriving and the energy and growth that this brings, with the celebration similar to the Christian Harvest Festival.
Manali is one of India's best-kept secrets on the tourist trail but those in the know are aware that it is a unique place to experience a religious festival such as Baisakhi. One of the most significant dates in the Sikh religious calendar, Baisakhi attracts worshippers from all over India to Manali in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Visitors can expect to have fun in the shape of dance, live street music and great food too, with Manali being renowned as one of the most welcoming and fun places in all of India. Manali hotels will be busier than ever at the time of Baikashi so booking ahead is recommended by DirectRooms.com
Tourists can also look forward to some winter sports from their base in Manali, with unusual activities like Yak Skiing on offer. There is also the chance to take in the mountains of Tibet by hiking
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com says: “Popular with travellers who have a sense of adventure, Manali is a fun destination to experience the important Sikh festival of Baisakhi. We do though recommend booking accommodation early if heading there this April however."