Shimla, June 2: Himachal Pradesh, the land of nature and pilgrims where tourism flourishes in all the seasons due to its favourable geographical conditions. However, Himachal Pradesh has become more beautiful and colourful from today onwards after the five-day event ‘Shimla Summer Festival’ commenced today with a delightful and melodious performance from Alka Yagnik.
On the second day, the grand event will host well-known singers, comedians and dancers from Himachal Pradesh to entertain people. Whereas, day three will be devoted to glamour and have a fashion show and Miss Shimla beauty contest.
On the following day, ghazal duo of Ahmad Husain and Mohd Hussain will perform and so will comedian Deepak Raja and Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander. A performance by playback singer Shreya Ghoshal will be the highlight of the concluding night of the festival on June 6. Being the biggest festival of state and center of attraction for Himachal, thousands of tourists participate in the event.
There will also be a sports tournament with a variety of activities for both children as well as adults. Colorful flower shows are organized, which add fun and color to the whole atmosphere thus making it even livelier. Notably, the Shimla summer festival is an annual event, which is organized every summer during the peak tourist season at the heart of the city.
This renowned event has been held regularly in Shimla since the 1960s and is a five-day extravaganza. The event also consists of folk dances, food festival, flower shows, ice skating festival and even a Himachali Film Festival.