As winter arrives, anglers shift to the Maharana Partap Sagar, Kangra. With the blessings of Nobel laureate. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the International Himalayan Festival is held in at McLeodganj, Kangra District. Cultural troupes from the Himalayan States put on several shows.
The winter winds carry all the delights of ice-skating at Shimla. The extravaganza of the Ice Skating Carnival is normally reserved for December. Christmas celebrations overtake Shimla and Dalhousie and as the church bells chime, they carry away another event-packed year.