It is a well known fact that Shimla is a great to visit in the summer. Every year, in this time of season, Shimla administration organizes summer festival to attract tourist. This time, it held from 2nd to 6th June, 2012.

The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of hill station, who welcome the tourist from the depth of their hearts. The Governor, Smt. Urmila Singh was the Chief Guest.

“Such type of festivals go a long way in promoting the cultural heritage of the State besides tourism development “ as said by Smt. Urmila Singh.

Besides cultural programmes and Himachali folk artists by locals, there was star performances by Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai and Hans Raj Hans. Himachal food fest, painting competitions, dog show, baby show, band competition, fashion shows, flower shows and display of Himachali handicrafts are some of major attraction of festival.

Dr. Arun Sharma, DC, Shimla, presented shawl and memento to the Governor.

The hospitality of the people, their colorful culture and exotic location made this festival a never to be forgotten experience. It was definitely awesome!

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